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Justin Vernon and Volcano Choir return with new album and tour



Justin Vernon's eclectic project Volcano Choir has been recording the follow-up to their debut album "Unmap" for the last three years. The new collection entitled "Repave" due out in September is the culmination of hours in Vernon's April Base recording studio in Fall Creek, just outside Eau Claire. We have a snippet of Volcano Choir's new material off the album and a look at April Base Studios in a preview video. The new track sounds more accessible than some of the ambient experimental songs from "UnMap."

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Watch comedians Tim and Eric pay tribute to the goatee

Tim and Eric

Our favorite comedic duo, Tim and Eric, with an ode to the male hipster badge of honor, the goatee. It's all part of YouTube Comedy Week. If you haven't seen Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creators of the Adult Swim television series Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! or their movie Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, you don't know what you're missing. The sketch comedy cult heroes also collaborate with Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman and Reggie Watts in their own web-based comedy YouTube channel JASH. Eric plays an overzealous percussionist to Tim's deadpan lyrics in this tribute to facial hair.

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Watch The National Sea of Love video

The National

The National keeping it low budget on the Sea of Love video. The band performs in a corner of a studio, complete with an air conditioning unit in the background and a sixth member playing air guitar. The new album Trouble Will Find Me comes out on May 21st.

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Welcome to the world of Black Moth Super Rainbow

Black Moth Super Rainbow

Black Moth Super Rainbow are not your ordinary musicians by a long shot. Eclectic, cultish, seemingly random thoughts collated through an analog electronic funnel. Black Moth Super Rainbow thrives on almost sinister song lyrics, using spacey psychedelia as a backdrop to a world that you did not know existed.

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UW Memorial Union
Fri, April 18 (Free!)

Bass Drum of Death
Union South - The Sett
Fri, April 18 (Free!)

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

Temples
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

EMA
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

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

LOW
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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