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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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Twin Peaks headline Chicago invasion

Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks

If you wanted a peek into the Chicago rock n' roll scene there was no better place to be than the Frequency last Friday night. Twin Peaks, the latest bad boys to emerge from the Windy City, have quite the reputation. Besides being close friends of The Orwells they brought along an impressive group of emerging Chicago bands including NE-HI, The Liq's, and VARSITY.

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Brett Dennen’s personality shines through on acoustic tour

Brett Dennen

Brett Dennen was barefoot and seated on the large barren stage, with some of his artwork displayed on a table next to his wooden chair.

"This is the first night of my tour, so we’ll see how this goes,” he said hesitantly.

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Watch Black Lips King Khan BBQ party!

Black Lips and King Khan

It was a sizzling southern BBQ with Black Lips and King Khan. The night was hot and steamy. The club was sold-out and the crowd yearned for the craziness of a wild rock show.

Anyone who's familiar with Atlanta's Black Lips knows they're unpredictable. The last time we saw them at SXSW, Cole Alexander played guitar with his manhood at a Dickies music showcase. Their last stop in Madison was on Easter Sunday in 2010 with The Hussy where Cole proceeded to make out with bassist Jared Swilley onstage and Bobby Hussy dressed as Jesus with a crown of thorns on his long locks.

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Club Crawl

Meat Puppets
& Cass McCombs
High Noon Saloon
Wed, Oct. 22

Dum Dum Girls
w/ Ex Cops
High Noon Saloon
Thur, Oct. 23

POND
w/ Doctopus
& Dolores
High Noon Saloon
Fri, Oct 24

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

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

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