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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...

Deer Tick accentuate the positive with Negativity

Deer Tick

Deer Tick has travelled the hard road. Touring excessively since their humble beginnings in Rhode Island in 2004, the band has released four albums and garnered a reputation as a hard partying bunch of fellows. Combining folk, alt-country and punkified roots rock they've never succumbed to trendiness or felt the need to bow to the whims of Pitchfork and other taste maker music sites.

"A lot of what happens in Deer Tick and in my life is spontaneous," explains guitarist John McCauley. "So I don’t have any big plans.”

Last Updated ( Sunday, 13 October 2013 16:13 ) Read more...

CAVE lays down minimalist grooves on new album

Cave Threace
Chicago’s CAVE is known for their instrumental prowess and relentless pursuit of in the pocket rhythms that hypnotize audiences. The band is about to release a new album Threace on Drag City Records on October 15h.

Never ones to maintain the status quo, CAVE redefine their version of minimalist underground funkiness with new guitarist Jeremy Freeze adding his chops to the collective mix that also includes drummer Rex McMurry, guitarist and organist Cooper Crain and bassist Dan Browning. A broader range of sound is evident on Threace bringing in saxophone and flute elements to give the album an almost subtle jazz influence.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 13 October 2013 16:45 ) Read more...

Washington, D.C. band Paperhaus runs DIY house venue


Paperhaus is an emerging Washington, D.C. band that pulls double duty as proprietors of one of the city’s most active independent house venues known as The Paperhaus. Guitarist Alex Tebeleff checked in with us as the band tours behind their latest EP release Lo Hi Lo, recorded at DC’s legendary Inner Ear studios. Yeah, Fugazi recorded there.

Connect with Alex and Paperhaus Monday (Sept. 30) at the Dragonfly Lounge in Madison (with 
Asumaya & Lion's Mouth). Get them pumped up for their Daytrotter session on Tuesday. Who knows? Maybe you can fill in that East Coast tour date with a DC gig.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 October 2013 10:57 ) Read more...
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Rock of the Arts

Club Crawl

Sylvan Esso
w/ Dosh
Majestic Theatre
Thu, Sept. 4 (sold-out!)
Trampled By Turtles
w/ Hurray for the Riff Raff
Overture Hall
Fri. Sept. 5

The Midwest Beat
(Record Release)
w/ Fire Retarded, Sugar Stems, Cowboy Winter
High Noon Saloon
Fri, Sept. 5

The Dig (NYC)
w/ Vic and Gab
Memorial Union Terrace
Sat, Sept. 6 (Free!)

Good Style Shop
Sat, Sept. 6

w/ Lee Bains III
& The Glory Fires,
Orgone, Lizzo,
Four Fists featuring
P.O.S. & Astronautalis
Sun, Sept. 7 (3pm - 8pm)

Joey's Song
Benefit Concert
Feat: Butch Vig & Duke Erikson from Garbage, Freedy Johnston
& special guest Chaser
Majestic Theatre
Sun, Sept. 7

w/ Your Pest Band,
Mickey's Tavern
Tues, Sept 9 (Free!)

Bubble Music Festival
Various Madison Venues
Thurs, Sept 11 thru
Sat, Sept 13

Communion Showcase:
w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield
Crash, Oh, My Love!
The Frequency
Wed, Sept. 17

Black Lips
w/ The King Khan & BBQ Show, The Hussy
High Noon Saloon
Thur, Sept. 18
w/ EMA
Orpheum Theater
Thur, Sept. 18

Live on King Street
w/ The Head & the Heart,
Bare Mutants,
Count This Penny
Majestic Theatre (outside)
Fri, Sept. 19 (Free!) 

Lee Fields and the Expressions
w/ Spirit Family Reunion
Majestic Theatre
Fri, Sept. 19 (Inside)

The War on Drugs
w/ Califone
Majestic Theatre
Sat, Sept. 20

Justin Townes Earle
w/ American Aquarium
Barrymore Theatre
Wed, Sept. 24 

Carolina Chocolate Drops
Stoughton Opera House
Show # 1
Thurs, Sept. 25
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Stoughton Opera House
Show # 2
Fri, Sept. 26

Twin Peaks
w/ NE-HI, The Liqs
& Varsity
The Frequency
Fri, Sept. 26

Panda Bear
w/ Blues Control
Majestic Theatre
Sat, Sept. 27

Tim & Eric
w/ Dr. Steve Brule
Barrymore Theatre
Sat, Sept. 27

The Wood Brothers
w/ Chris Kasper
Stoughton Opera House
Thur, Oct. 2

Shovels & Rope
w/ John Fulbright
Barrymore Theater
Sun, Oct 5

PAWS (Glasgow)
w/ Total Slacker
and Flashlights
Der Rathskeller
Fri, Oct. 10 (Free!)

Delta Spirit
w/ Sacco
Barrymore Theater
Mon, Oct. 13

Field Report
w/ TBA
The Frequency
Wed, Oct. 15

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

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

High Noon Saloon
Fri. Oct 24


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