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The Dig come out for a cold afternoon

The Dig

The Dig are escaping from their home base of New York City for a fall tour that has them playing Madison at the Memorial Union Terrace on Saturday, Sept. 6th. The richly textured atmospheric rock band has released two albums and a pair of EPs. The most recent EP, You and I, has garnered them some heavy exposure including the Showtime series Shameless for the track Cold Afternoon.


Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires southern fried rock amp up YumYum Fest

Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires
Photo by Wes Frazer.

Lee Bains III was excited to hear the food would be good at their upcoming YumYum Fest show in Madison. A good meal is hard to find among the Interstate truck stops common for traveling musicians.

"We try to eat well on the road, but it can be challenging," said Lee in a phone interview."We gravitate towards Mexican food when we can find it."

The Birmingham, Alabama born and bred band have been touring heavily since the release of their second album Dereconstructed in May on Sub Pop. As certified road dogs, The Glory Fires have honed their explosive live show ripping up clubs, basements and theaters across the United States and Europe.

Interview: Mysterious Canadian band The Tallest Tree - I'll Be Your (For You)

The Tallest Tree

We've become friends with a young married couple, Dawn and Armando, whose band The Tallest Tree is out of Dundas, Ontario, Canada. For those of you who are geographically challenged that's near Hamilton just south of Toronto. Their first single "Boat" gained immediate positive response from our readers for its hummable grooves. Picked up by a host of online music outlets, the song has started a groundswell that is hard to explain.

Well, we just received a new song and video from our Canadian vagabonds and it's stunning. Recorded with a minimalistic approach, I'll Be Your (For You) is simple but powerful. A haunting melody that just keeps you wanting more. We managed to track down Dawn and Armando for a few questions. 


Har Mar Superstar hits the road with Macaulay Culkin's The Pizza Underground?

Har Mar Superstar

Our friends over at Brooklyn Vegan alerted us to one of the more unusual artist pairings this fall. Obviously, a booking agent's great idea. The Twin Cities' bowling ball of slap-happy soul revues Har Mar Superstar and Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, The Pizza Underground, join forces for a double whammy of something.

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Surfer Blood
w/ Alex Calder
The Frequency
Sun, May 24

w/ Sarah Neufeld
of Arcade Fire
Orpheum Theater
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Built to Spill
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Burial Ground, Clark and the Himselfs
High Noon Saloon
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High Noon Saloon
Fri, May 29

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Little Legend
The Frequency
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w/ Michaela Anne
The Frequency
Sat, May 30

Sam Llanas 
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True Coffee Roasters
Sat, May 30 (Fitchburg)
Royal Blood
w/ Mini Mansions
High Noon Saloon
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Hot Chip
w/ Slow Magic
Turner Hall (Milw)
Sun, May 31

Father John Misty
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Pabst Theater (Milw)
Sun, May 31

Milo Greene
w/ Hey Marseilles 
High Noon Saloon
Mon, June 1

World Party
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Majestic Theatre
Tue, June 2

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The Frequency
Thu, June 4

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Orpheum Theater
Fri, June 5

CJ Ramone 
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w/ TBA
Cactus Club (Milw)
Tues, June 9

Steelbridge Songfest
Sturgeon Bay
June 11 - 14

The John Spencer Blues Explosion
w/ Daddy Long Legs
High Noon Saloon 
Sat, June 13 

Kate Tempest
w/ Lord of the Fly
High Noon Saloon
Mon, Jun 15

Future Birds
w/ Christopher Gold,
The Sharrows
High Noon Saloon
Fri, Jun 19

w/ Langhorne Slim
Capitol Theatre
Sat, June 20

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High Noon Saloon
Sun, Jun 21

Against Me
w/ Frank Iero
& the Cellabration
Fri, July 3

Blitzen Trapper
w/ We are the Willows
High Noon Saloon
Sat, July 4

w/ Pity Sex, Tenement,
Tony Molina
The Frequency
Thu, July 9

Melt-Banana & Torche
w/ Hot Nerds, Zebras
High Noon Saloon
Wed, July 15

Moon King
w/ Mr. Twin Sister
Memorial Union Terrace
Thu, July 16 (Free!)

Eaux Claires
Music & Arts Festival
feat. Bon Iver,
The National, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens
+ more
Foster Farms - Eau Claire
July 17 & 18

Ex Hex w/Tweens
High Noon Saloon
Tue, July 21

Elvis Costello
& the Attractions
Overture Hall
Thu, July 23

w/ San Fermin
Riverside Theater (Milw)
Wed, July 29


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