Yesterday we had our first announcement for the Terrace season: Dirty Beaches and Xiu Xiu on May 18th. We have more Terrace fun for you today, and it’s a special event. April 28th will see the Surgeons in Heat record release party, where the Madison/Milwaukee band will be joined their friends The Midwest Beat, The Fatty Acids, and Pioneer to celebrate with a night of some of Wisconsin’s best indie rock.
Surgeons in Heat made waves with their groove-rock sound on last year’s self-titled EP, eventually finding themselves featured on NPR’s World Cafe and recording a Daytrotter session. This local band is on the cusp of becoming a national band, and their new Midnight at Bellevue EP will only speed up the process. This party celebrates the release of both EP’s as a single 12″ vinyl with an EP on each side.Joining them to celebrate will be other heatseekers, all of whom are also at the forefront of their local scenes. The Midwest Beat had one of A.V. Club Madison’s favorite albums of 2011 with Gone Not Lost, and 2009 with At The Gates. Quirk-rockers The Fatty Acids recorded their own Daytrotter session and have been on A.V. Club Milwaukee’s Top Albums of 2011 and 2010 with their only two releases, Leftover Monsterface and Stop Berries, Berries and Berries, Berries (With album names like that you know they’ve got to put on a fun show). Folk-pop band Pioneer recently played a date with Cate Le Bon, will play with Breathe Owl Breathe this weekend, and appeared on an A.V. Club-sponsored compilation of Madison bands playing songs in their favorite Madison spots.
But you don’t have to wait until Terrace season to see great WUD Music concerts. New announcements include the Screaming Females joining Caveman on April 13th. They’re loud, their last album Castle Talk received a 7.9 on Pitchfork, and their new album Ugly comes out April 3rd – which all adds up to the promise of a good time when they play Der Rathskeller.
We have a bunch more concerts to announce (including four this weekend) – too many to each highlight – so check them out below. For all announced dates check out our calendar.
3/2/2012 Trapper Schoepp & The Shades – Der Rathskeller: Memorial Union
3/2/2012 Few and Far Between + Royal Station – The Sett: Union South
3/3/2012 Dirty Jive – Der Rathskeller: Memorial Union
3/3/2012 Mod Sun + Pat Brown – The Sett: Union South
3/9/2012 Milo opening for Doomtree – The Sett: Union South
3/17/2012 Cash Box Kings – The Sett: Union South
3/23/2012 The Winter Sounds – Der Rathskeller: Memorial Union
4/13/2012 Screaming Females playing with Caveman – Der Rathskeller: Memorial Union
4/13/2012 Aer – The Sett: Union South
4/28/2012 Surgeons in Heat Album Release Party w/ The Midwest Beat, The Fatty Acids, Pioneer – The Terrace: Memorial Union (8 p.m.)