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We make fun of top ten lists, but had to throw our two-cents worth into the pot. Our top ten songs of 2013 based on Rock of the Arts' count of Sound Board plays on the site during the year. We crunched the numbers and out popped this list. Our audience wasn't quite as enamored with Haim, Lorde and Chvrches as some of the more mainstream online music outlets. Rock of the Arts' readers tend to lean more eclectic and adventurous. 


Morrissey covers Lou Reed and releases new book


Like most of us, Morrissey is a huge Lou Reed fan. The man who forged art and rock into new directions and has become known as the godfather of avant-garde independent music gets his due from Morrissey with a live cover of Satellite of Love.


FIDLAR and The Orwells fuel chaotic evening

The antithesis of indie-folk?

Rock ‘n’ roll isn’t dead! FIDLAR and The Orwells proved it Friday night. The touring mates, guitars and attitude intact, stopped into the High Noon Saloon for a lesson on rowdy punk shows. No mandolins, banjos or laptops allowed!

Last Updated ( Friday, 08 November 2013 19:03 ) Read more...

King Khan and the Shrines kill live

King Kahn

Tired of indie buzz bands that can’t play their way out of a paper bag live? King Khan and the Shrines are here to save you! The Montreal-bred, Berlin-based garage rock, psych and soul circus comes to Madison Tuesday night at the High Noon Saloon. The band just released their first album in six years called Idle No More on Merge Records.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 October 2013 19:36 ) Read more...
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Club Crawl

Lydia Loveless
w/ Rodeo Bums
High Noon Saloon
Wed, April 23

w/ Drowners
& Squarewave
High Noon Saloon
Fri, April 25

Danny Brown
Lucki Eck$, ZelooperZ
Majestic Theatre
Fri, April 25

The Uncluded
(Aesop Rock
& Kimya Dawson)
w/ Toki Wright & Big Cats
High Noon Saloon
Thurs, May 1

Cloud Nothings
w/ Protomartyr
& Fire Retarded
High Noon Saloon
Fri, May 2

Roger McGuinn
(of the Byrds)
Stoughton Opera House
Fri, May 2

The 1975
Orpheum Theater
Sat, May 3

w/ Downtown Boys
High Noon Saloon
Sat, May 3

High Noon Saloon's 10th
Anniversary Party with 
Murder By Death 
& Those Poor Bastards
Sun, May 4 

Fitz & the Tantrums
w/ Night Terrors of 1927
Barrymore Theatre
Tues, May 6

W/ Trin Tran
High Noon Saloon
Tues, May 6
Early Show: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Shitty Barn
Wed, May 7
Spring Green

Neko Case
w/ The Dodos
Orpheum Theater
Wed, May 14

Acid Mothers Temple
w/ Perhaps 
The Frequency
Sat, May 17

Ghost of a
Saber Tooth Tiger
(Sean Lennon &
Charlotte Kemp Muhl)
w/ TBA 
High Noon Saloon
Sat, May 31

Blitzen Trapper
w/ The Parkington Sisters
High Noon Saloon
Tues, June 12

Diarrhea Planet 
w/ Fire Retarded 
and Midnight Run
High Noon Saloon
Sun, June 17


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