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McPike Park Sessions: The Figgs / Bottle Rockets / BingBong

Thu August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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McPike Park Sessions: The Figgs / Bottle Rockets / BingBong

Thu August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

WORT RAFFLE NIGHT–PROCEEDS BENEFIT WORT!!

5:00–Fun and polished, Madison power-pop band BingBong channel post-punk, new wave and ’80s guitar rock in a distinctive and spirited sound. Dynamic live shows feature the seasoned lead guitar of Danny Smith alongside the rhythm guitar of singer Pam Barrett, whose vocals have been compared to those of Chrissie Hynde. Melodic hooks and jangling guitar riffs in the vein of the Pretenders and the Smiths are given driving rhythms by Brian Bentley on drums and Julie Kiland on bass.

6:30–Touring in the wake of their ambitious triple album, “Shady Grove,” The Figgs are diversifying their famous pub rock, punk-pop sound with more psychedelic, mood-driven pieces. That rare phenom, a high-school band that has stayed together for over thirty years, the Figgs have spent many years on the road creating their easy on-stage chemistry, both on their own and as the backing band for singer-songwriter Graham Parker.

8:40 –Missouri band The Bottle Rockets bring an Americana rock edge to their brand of alt-country. With a diverse array of influences such as Neil Young, Jackson Browne, the Replacements,  and Steve Earle, they sing experimental folk-country songs of social commentary in a gritty rasp, mixing country and rock.  Brian Hennemen (guitar and vocals) describes the band as “reporters from the heartland,” who tell authentic, humorous stories about recognizable characters.  Other current members are Mark Ortmann (drums), John Horton (guitar) and Keith Voegele (bass, vocals).  With their “punk-rock pedigrees and arena-rock energy,” the Bottle Rockets are a must-see live act.

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Date:
Thu August 8
Time:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue

McPike Park
Ingersoll St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States

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Date:
Thu August 8
Time:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

McPike Park
Ingersoll St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States

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When submitting music events to the WORT calendar, you must choose at least one music genre for a music event to be published.

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