The NAtional

The National returns to the Orpheum Theater on July 31.

New/Updated shows

THE SWORD: Sunday, July 29, 9 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $18 through majesticmadison.com.

THE NATIONAL w/ Lucy Dacus: Tuesday, July 31, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $49 and up through madisonorpheum.com.

DERMOT KENNEDY: Wednesday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $15 through majesticmadison.com.

HANNIBAL BURESS: Thursday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $34-$49 through madisonorpheum.com and go on sale Friday.

DWEEZIL ZAPPA: Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m., Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. Tickets are $37.50 and up through barrymorelive.com.

STARS: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $20 through majesticmadison.com.

Upcoming shows

LEO KOTTKE w/ Shana Morrison: Friday, June 8, 8 p.m., Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. Tickets are $40 through barrymorelive.com.

LITTLE DRAGON: Friday, June 8, 9 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $25 through majesticmadison.com.

THE B-52s: Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 211 State St. Tickets are $45-$115 through madisonorpheum.com.

THE TEMPTATIONS: Thursday, June 14, 8 p.m., Shannon Hall, 800 University Ave. Tickets are $55 through uniontheater.wisc.edu.

REUNION BLUES w/ Boz Scaggs, Ben Sidran and Tracy Nelson: Friday, June 15, 8 p.m., Shannon Hall, 800 University Ave. Tickets are $45 through uniontheater.wisc.edu.

CRACKER w/ Susto & Christopher Gold and the New Old Things: Friday, June 15, 7 p.m., Live on King Street (100 block of King Street). This show is free.

THE BIG WU: Saturday, June 16, 10:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $12 through majesticmadison.com.

STEELY DAN w/ The Doobie Brothers: Saturday, June 16, 6:30 p.m., Breese Stevens Field, 907 E. Mifflin St. Tickets are $65-$200 through ticketmaster.com.

HARRY POTTER & THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS w/ the Madison Symphony Orchestra: Saturday, June 16, 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 17, 1 p.m., Overture Hall, 201 State St. Tickets are $51 to $91 through overture.org.

JEX THOTH w/ Vanishing Kids and Tubal Cain: Wednesday, June 20, 8 p.m., High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $10 ($14 at the door) through high-noon.com.

REO SPEEDWAGON w/ Sara Evans and A Thousand Horses: Friday, June 22, 7:30 p.m., Breese Stevens Field, 915 E. Mifflin St. Tickets are $40-$85 through AmFamChampionship.com/tickets.

AUNTY DONNA: Saturday, June 23, 8 p.m., Capitol Theater, 201 State St. Tickets are $34.75 through overture.org.

NICK SWARDSON: Sunday, June 24, 7 p.m., Capitol Theater, 201 State St. Tickets are $40 through overture.org.

YANNI: Tuesday, June 26, 8 p.m., Overture Hall, 201 State St. Tickets are $35-$90 through overture.org.

CIARAN LAVERY: Saturday, June 30, 5:30 p.m., High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $12 ($15 at the door) through high-noon.com.

RAY LAMONTAGNE w/ Neko Case: Friday, July 6, 7:30 p.m., Breese Stevens Field, 917 E. Mifflin St. Tickets are $35-$75 through ticketmaster.com.

CAPITOL STEPS: Saturday, July 7, 8 p.m., Capitol Theater, 201 State St. Tickets are $30-$50 through overture.org.

DAVID CROSS: Thursday, July 12, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $37 through madisonorpheum.com.

JESSE MCCARTNEY: Friday, July 13, 8 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $25 through majesticmadison.com.

NIKKI LANE: Friday, July 20, 7 p.m., Live on King Street. This show is free.

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA: Thursday, July 26, 8:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $20 through majesticmadison.com.

VACATIONER: Friday, July 30, 8 p.m., High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $15 through high-noon.com.

DERMOT KENNEDY: Wednesday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $15 ($18 at the door) through majesticmadison.com.

MARGO PRICE w/ Son Little: Friday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., Live on King Street. This show is free.

nothing, nowhere. with Lil West, Bogues and Jay Vee: Saturday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m., High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $15 through high-noon.com.

AGENT ORANGE w/ Fea: Sunday, Aug. 5, 8 p.m., High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $12 ($15 at the door) through high-noon.com.

VINCE GILL: Sunday, Aug. 5, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $40 through madisonorpheum.com.

TAJMO: THE TAJ MAHAL AND KEB’ MO’ BAND, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m., Overture Hall, 201 State St. Tickets are $45-$85 through overture.org.

IN THIS MOMENT: Thursday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $32.50 and up through madisonorpheum.con.

ROD TUFFCURLS & THE BENCH PRESS: Friday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m., Live on King Street. This show is free.

SUNSQUABI w/ Steez: Friday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., Live on King Street. This show is free.

JUSTIN HAYWARD w/ Mike Dawes: Thursday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m., Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. Tickets are $50 through barrymorelive.com.

METALLICA: Sunday, Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m., Kohl Center, 601 W. Dayton St. Tickets are $65-$135 through livenation.com.

CAR SEAT HEADREST w/ Naked Giants: Thursday, Sept. 6, 8:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $22.50 through majesticmadison.com.

BEATS ANTIQUE: Friday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m., Live on King Street. This show is free.

MT. JOY: Friday, Sept. 7, 11 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $16 through majesticmadison.com.

ILIZA: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., Capitol Theater, 201 State St. Tickets are $35 in advance ($40 at the door) through overture.org.

THE DOLLOP PODCAST: Thursday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m., Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. Tickets are $25 through barrymorelive.com.

BALLROOM THIEVES: Friday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m., High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $13 through high-noon.com.

JAPANESE BREAKFAST: Sunday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $15 through majesticmadison.com.

RED FANG w/ Big Business and Dead Now: Sunday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m., High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $16 ($18 at the door) through high-noon.com.

FATHER JOHN MISTY w/ King Tuff: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $25-$50.

COUNTING CROWS: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m., Breese Stevens Field, 915 E. Mifflin St. Tickets are $30-$75 through ticketmaster.com.

KATHLEEN MADIGAN: Thursday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m., Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. Tickets are $30 ($35 at the door) through barrymorelive.com.

WILLIAM SHATNER LIVE w/ “STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN: Friday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $39.50 and up through madisonorpheum.com.

RODNEY CARRINGTON: Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 211 State St. Tickets are $40 through madisonorpheum.com.

THE RECORD COMPANY: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $27.50 in advance ($30 at the door) through majesticmadison.com.

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS: Thursday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m., The Sylvee, 830 E. Washington Ave. General admission is sold out, but platinum reserved seats ($250 and up) are still available through thesylvee.com.

SHAKEY GRAVES w/ the Wild Reeds: Friday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m., The Sylvee, 830 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $25 through thesylvee.com.

INDIGO GIRLS: Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $25-$46 through madisonorpheum.com.

THE DECEMBERISTS: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 8 p.m., The Sylvee, 830 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $35 through thesylvee.com.

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE w/ Charly Bliss: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m., The Sylvee, 830 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $45 through thesylvee.com.

MURDER BY DEATH: Thursday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m., High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $20 ($25 at the door) through high-noon.com.

BELLY: Thursday, Oct. 4, 8:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $25 ($27 at the door) through majesticmadison.com.

WILLY PORTER & BAND: Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m,, Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. Tickets are $25 through barrymorelive.com.

CHERUB: Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $22 ($25 at the door) through majesticmadison.com.

THE GLITCH MOB: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m., The Sylvee, 830 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $20 through thesylvee.com.

GRETA VAN FLEET: Thursday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m., The Sylvee, 850 E. Washington Ave. General admission tickets are sold out, but platinum reserved seats ($250 and up) are still available through thesylvee.com.

KENNY G: Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m., Capitol Theater, 201 State St. Tickets are $60 to $90 through overture.org.

PAT METHENY: Sunday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m., Shannon Hall, 800 University Ave. Tickets are $35-$75 through artstickets.wisc.edu.

KIDZ BOP LIVE 2018: Sunday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $39.50 through madisonorpheum.com.

THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $30 to $60 through madisonorpheum.com.

GARBAGE: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m., The Sylvee, 830 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $45 through ticketmaster.com.

NINJA SEX PARTY: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m., The Sylvee, 830 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $35 through thesylvee.com.

MARIA BAMFORD: Friday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Capitol Theater, 201 State St. Tickets are $32.50 through overture.org.

wellRED Comedy Tour: Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m., Capitol Theater, 201 State St. Tickets are $32.50 and $55 through overture.org.

GET THE LED OUT: Sunday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $18.75 and up through madisonorpheum.com.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m., Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. Tickets are $26 ($29 at the door) through barrymorelive.com.

TYLER CHILDERS: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., Majestic Theater, 115 King St. Tickets are $20 ($25 at the door) through majesticmadison.com.

ANNE LAMOTT: Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $45-$65 through madisonorpheum.com.

SHANNON & THE CLAMS: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $15 ($17 at the door) through high-noon.com.

SUICIDE GIRLS: BLACKHEART BURLESQUE: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 9 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $25 and up through majesticmadison.com.

LAKE STREET DIVE: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m., The Sylvee, 830 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $26.50 through thesylvee.com.

RANDY RAINBOW: Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theater, 201 State St. Tickets are $40-$50 through overture.org.

KAMASI WASHINGTON: Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m., The Sylvee, 830 E. Washington Ave. Tickets are $30 through thesylvee.com.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m., Capitol Theater, 201 State St. Tickets are $30-$50 through overture.org.

DISNEY JUNIOR DANCE PARTY ON TOUR: Saturday, Nov. 10, 5 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $39-$59 through madisonorpheum.com.

THE MUSIC OF CREAM: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $18.75 and up through madisonorpheum.com.

AL CHEZ & THE BROTHERS OF FUNK: Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Overture Hall, 201 State St. Tickets are $24-$51 through overture.org.

LEWIS BLACK: Thursday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 216 State St. Tickets are $40 to $65 through overture.org.

HOT TUNA: Sunday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. Tickets are $40 through barrymorelive.com.

CARRIE NEWCOMER & OVER THE RHINE: Saturday, April 12, 2019, 8 p.m., Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. Tickets are $25 ($30 at the door) through barrymorelive.com.

Rob Thomas is the features editor and social media editor for the Capital Times, as well as its film critic. He joined the Cap Times in 1999 and has written about movies, music, food and books.