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Heaters forge psych-rock path from Michigan

Heaters

Heaters put the fun back in garage-rock, Michigan style, with reverb-infused guitars and surf elements. Like some kind of mutated take on Dancing with the Stars, the video for Mean Green sports some heavy gyrations. 

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Chris Porterfield of Field Report gains new perspective from touring

Chris Porterfield of Field Report

Field Report's Chris Porterfield has seen his share of changes over the last two years. He's quit drinking and gained a new songwriting perspective from road experiences supporting the band's first release. Even the new album "Marigolden" was recorded in a Canadian studio far from the farm fields of Wisconsin.

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Local Picks: Dolores has got the groove

Dolores

Dolores is a new Madison band who have just put out a very good debut EP called Nectar Fields. It's been riding high at the top of Bandcamp's Madison tagged releases for popularity and one listen will tell you why. From the soulful pop of Hustle to the no holds barred Fight Fire With Fire, the foursome exhibit a high caliber of musicianship and some real promise for a bright future.

Dolores has done a handful of basement shows and are slated for an early High Noon Saloon gig on Monday. So give Dolores Nectar Fields a listen and check them out live to see if you agree. We had a chance to send some questions the band’s way and bassist, keyboardist and producer Adam Thein responded.
 
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Slow Magic bridges gap between electronic and live performance

Slow Magic
Slow Magic 

Slow Magic, the anonymous beatmaker who wears a signature tribal mask while performing, offers a more organic kind of live show than your average electronic mixmaster. With two floor toms next to his laptop rig, he creates live percussion sounds transcending the pre-recorded samples and loops into an entirely different experience.

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Sylvan Esso and PHOX unite on remix of ‘Slow Motion’

Sylvan Esso PHOX Remix

Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso takes the opportunity to remix label mates and fellow Wisconsinites PHOX on the track Slow Motion. Maybe Partisan Records can get PHOX, Field Report and Sylvan Esso to do a tour together or at least a couple of dates?

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Rock of the Arts

Club Crawl

PSYCH FEST 2.5!
with L.A. Hell Gang, Moss Folk, Drugs Dragons, Heaters, Luxvid
Cactus Club (Milwaukee)
Sat, Oct 25

We Were Promised Jet Packs
w/ The Twilight Sad
Majestic Theatre
Sat, Oct. 25

w/ Atmosphere, Prof
American Authors,
The Mowgli's,
Generationals + More
State Street
Sat, Nov 1

Tokyo Police Club
w/ Arkells,
The Living Statues
Majestic Theatre
Wed, Nov 5
 
Flesh Panthers
w/ The Liq's
Mickey's Tavern
Fri, Nov 7 (free!)

Flannel Fest 2014 
w/ Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, Daniel and The Lion, The Mascot Theory, Dead Horses, The Beth Kille Band, The Sharrows
High Noon Saloon
Sat, Nov. 8

Sonny Knight & the Lakers
The Frequency
Sat, Nov 8

Brother Ali
w/ Bambu, DJ Last Word, Hosted By MaLLy
High Noon Saloon
Thu, Nov 13
 
My Brightest Diamond
w/ Dosh & Ghostband
High Noon Saloon
Fri, Nov. 14

Henry Rollins:
Spoken Word Tour
Stoughton Opera House
Sun, Nov 16

Run the Jewels
(feat El-P + Killer Mike)
w/ Ratking, Despot
Majestic Theatre
Fri, Nov. 21

Shakey Graves
w/ Sean Rowe,
Esmé Patterson
High Noon Saloon
Fri, Dec 5 (sold out)

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