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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...

Low Movie (How To Quit Smoking)

Photo courtesy of Sub Pop Records

Low Movie (How To Quit Smoking) spans the career of iconic band Low through the eyes of friend and director Philip Harder. Formed in 1993, Low have spent the last twenty years making music without compromise and producing experimental videos along the way. Harder filmed the band's first video on a frozen Lake Superior outside their hometown of Duluth, Minnesota shortly before the release of their debut album. Our friends at Cinema Purgatorio, a boutique film label and booking company, who are spreading the word about the movie gave us their take on the proceedings.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 September 2013 14:00 ) Read more...

Waxahatchee, Screaming Females, Tenement celebrate label's anniversary

Don Giovanni Records

Don Giovanni Records, an independent record label specializing in punk rock from New Brunswick, NJ and the surrounding area, is celebrating their tenth anniversary with a fall tour featuring Waxahatchee, Screaming Females and Tenement. Each year the label puts on the Don Giovanni Records Showcase, most recently held at the The Bowery Ballroom in New York City.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 September 2013 13:54 ) Read more...
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Club Crawl

Screeching Weasel
w/ Flatfoot 56,
The Hypnic Jerks
High Noon Saloon
Fri, August 22

Live on King Street
w/ Deer Tick,
The Weeks,
Jessica Hernandez
& the Deltas
Majestc Theatre (outside)
Fri, Aug 22 (Free!)

w/ All Tiny Creatures,
Adelyn Rose, Double Ewes, Softly, Dear, Sayth & Wealthy Relatie, Dietrich Gosser, Jon Mueller's Death Blues, Bedtimes
Location - Camp Rotamer, Janesville
Sat, Aug 23

Bob Log III
w/ Roboman
The Frequency
Tues, Aug 26

Sylvan Esso
w/ Dosh
Majestic Theatre
Thu, Sept. 4

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

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
Majestic Theatre
Sun, Sept. 7

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

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

Justin Townes Earle
Barrymore Theatre
Wed, Sept. 24

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

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

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


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