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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.


Ty Segall unleashes Manipulator

Ty Segall
Photo by Denee Petracek

The ever prolific Ty Segall has a new album called Manipulator coming out on Drag City. With over 60 minutes of pure Ty spread over 17 tracks, Manipulator makes up for the past year without any new Segall music. This is easily one of Ty's more diverse records. A growth journey through exploration of new sound landscapes, but never far from a wailing guitar.

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Club Crawl

w/ Golden Donna
Cactus Club (Milw)
Sat, April 18

w/ Oh My Love
High Noon Saloon
Tue April 21 (6:30 pm)

Diarrhea Planet
w/ Lee Bains
& the Glory Fires,
Fire Retarded
High Noon Saloon
Wed, April 22

Six Organs of
w/ Elisa Ambrosia
The Frequency
Wed, April 22

Sweet Spirit, Disembodied Monks, Dumb Vision, Heavy Looks
Mickey's Tavern
Thu, Apr 23 (10pm) Free!

Todd Snider
w/ Rorey Carroll
Barrymore Theatre
Thu, April 23

Sufjan Stevens
w/ Little Scream
Riverside Theater (Milw)
Thu, April 23

Hiss Golden Messenger
w/ Phil Cook (Megafaun)
High Noon Saloon
Thu, April 23 

Max Jury
The Frequency
Thu, April 23 

w/ Max Gomez
High Noon Saloon
Friday, April 24

Lord Huron
w/ Leon Bridges
Riverside Theatre (Milw)
Sat, April 25

Caroline Smith
w/ Vic and Gab,
Mr. Jackson
High Noon Saloon
Sat, April 25

Rhiannon Giddens
w/ Bhi Bhiman
Capitol Theater
Mon, April 27

Hurray For The
Riff Raff
w/ Daniel Romano
High Noon Saloon
Thu, April 30

Speedy Ortiz
w/ Krill, 
Two Inch Astronaut
The Frequency
Fri, May 1

w/ Eternal Summers,
Body Futures 
Cactus Club (Milw)
Sat, May 2

The Replacements
w/ Midnight Reruns
Eagles Ballroom (Milw)
Sat, May 2

Revelry Fest
w/ Chance the Rapper,
The Chainsmokers,
Alunageorge, Mick Jenkins,
Nick Hakim + More!
Library Mall
Sat, May 2 

Death Cab for Cutie
w/ The Antlers
Riverside Theater (Milw)
Mon, May 4

w/ Eric D. Johnson
The Frequency
Thu, May 7

Bop English
(from White Denim)
w/ TBA
The Frequency
Fri, May 8

Pianos Become The Teeth
w/ Loma Prieta,
Cactus Club (Milw)
Fri, May 8

Tame Impala
w/ Mini Mansions
Riverside Theater (Milw)
Thu, May 14

Dan Deacon
w/ Prince Rama,
Ben O’Brien
High Noon Saloon
Fri, May 15

High Noon Saloon
Sat, May 23

Surfer Blood
w/ TBA
The Frequency
Sun, May 24

w/ Sarah Neufeld
of Arcade Fire
Orpheum Theater
Tue, May 26

Built to Spill
w/ Wooden Indian
Burial Ground
High Noon Saloon
Tue, May 26

Archie Powell
& The Exports
w/ Heavy Looks,
Little Legend
The Frequency
Fri, May 29
Royal Blood
w/ Mini Mansions
High Noon Saloon
Sun, May 31

Hot Chip
w/ Slow Magic
Turner Hall (Milw)
Sun, May 31

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

Milo Greene
w/ TBA
High Noon Saloon
Mon, June 1

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

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

Kate Tempest
w/ TBA
High Noon Saloon
Mon, Jun 15

w/ Low Life
High Noon Saloon
Sun, Jun 21

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

Elvis Costello
& the Attractions
Overture Hall
Thu, July 23


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