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Morrissey covers Lou Reed and releases new book


Like most of us, Morrissey is a huge Lou Reed fan. The man who forged art and rock into new directions and has become known as the godfather of avant-garde independent music gets his due from Morrissey with a live cover of Satellite of Love.


FIDLAR and The Orwells fuel chaotic evening

The antithesis of indie-folk?

Rock ‘n’ roll isn’t dead! FIDLAR and The Orwells proved it Friday night. The touring mates, guitars and attitude intact, stopped into the High Noon Saloon for a lesson on rowdy punk shows. No mandolins, banjos or laptops allowed!

Last Updated ( Friday, 08 November 2013 19:03 ) Read more...

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...
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Club Crawl

Earth w/ Holy Sons,
Droids Attack
The Frequency
Tues, Sept. 8

Eagles of Death Metal
w/ Jesika Von Rabbit
High Noon Saloon
Thu, Sept. 10 (sold-out)
w/ Hot Sugar
Orpheum Theater
Fri, Sept. 11

Thurston Moore Band
w/ Mikal Cronin,
The Cairo Gang
High Noon Saloon
Fri, Sept. 11

Field Report
w/ Solid Gold,
Anna Vogelzang,
Simon Balto
Edgewater Plaza
Fri, Sept. 11 (Free!)

(feat. Conor Oberst)
w/ Joyce Manor
Turner Hall (Milw)
Mon, Sept. 14
Yonatan Gat
w/ Lover's Spit
The Frequency
Thu, Sept. 17
Low w/ Andy Shauf
High Noon Saloon
Fri, Sept. 18

Live on King Street
feat. Benjamin Booker
w/ Hippo Campus and
The Hussy
Majestic Theatre (Outside)
Fri, Sept. 18 (Free!)
Father John Misty
w/ TBA
Orpheum Theater
Sun, Sept. 20
w/ Twin Peaks,
Steep Leans
Majestic Theatre
Mon, Sept. 21

Beach House
w/ Jessica Pratt
Pabst Theaer (Milw)
Mon, Sept. 21

Noah Gunderson
w/ Ivan & Alyosha
High Noon Saloon
Wed, Sept. 23
Zola Jesus
Memorial Union
Shannon Hall
Thu, Sept. 24 (Free!)

Pure Bathing Culture
w/ Wild Ones
The Frequency
Thu, Sept. 24
Holly Miranda
w/ Gracie & Rachel
The Frequency
Fri, Sept. 25
Toro Y Moi
w/ Astronauts, etc.
Majestic Theater
Fri, Sept. 25

Shemekia Copeland
w/ TBA
High Noon Saloon
Fri, Sept. 25
Heartless Bastards
w/ Alberta Cross
Majestic Theatre
Sat, Sept. 26

The Decemberists
w/ Olivia Chaney
Overture Hall
Wed, Sept. 30
Avett Brothers
w/ Brett Dennen
Nicole Atkins
Breeze Stevens Field
Fri, Oct. 2 (sold out!)

Dilinger Four
w/ Night Birds,
High Noon Saloon
Sun, Oct. 4

Glass Animals
w/ Hinds
Orpheum Theatre
Tue, Oct. 6

Shitty Barn
Spring Green
Wed, Oct. 7

w/ Yacht Club,
Dense City
@ Liquid
Fri, Oct. 9

Titus Andronicus
w/ Spider Bags, Baked
The Frequency
Sat, Oct 10

w/ Heat
The Frequency
Sun, Oct 11

w/ No Joy,
Sunflower Bean
Majestic Theatre
Tue, Oct 13

Teen Daze
w/ Heavenly Beat
The Frequency
Sat, Oct. 17
w/ Torres
Orpheum Theater
Sun, Oct. 18
Youth Lagoon
w/ Moonk King
Turner Hall (Milw)
Tues, Oct. 20

Neon Indian
w/ TBA
Majestic Theatre
Wed, Oct. 21

Grace Potter
w/ Rayland Baxter
Barrymore Theatre
Sat, Oct. 24
Of Montreal
w/ Diane Coffee
Majestic Theatre
Sun, Oct. 25
w/ TBA
Majestic Theatre
Mon, Oct. 26
Wild Child
w/ Elliot Moss
Majestic Theatre
Wed, Oct. 28
Shannon & the Clams
w/ Shopping
The Frequency
Tue, Oct. 27
w/ Say Hi
The Frequency
Thu, Oct. 29

w/ Cougar
Capitol Theater
Sat, Nov. 7


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