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

Pop-up show
w/ San Fermin
Bright Red Studios
Thu, July 30 (9pm)

Live on King Street
feat. Cloud Cult
w/ San Fermin, Zella Day
Majestic Theatre (outside)
Fri, July 31 (Free!)

Screaming Females
w/ Vacation, Dusk
The Frequency
Fri, July 31

w/ TBA
Majestic Theatre
Thu, August 6

& Webster X
w/ Noname Gypsy
Memorial Union Terrace
Thu, August 6 (Free!)

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Downtown Appleton
Thu, Aug 6 - Sun, Aug 9

Live on King Street
feat. Sonny Knight
& The Lakers
w/ Water Liars,
The Jimmys
Majestic Theatre (outside)
Fri, August 7 (Free!)

Steve Earle & the Dukes
w/ The Mastersons
Barrymore Theatre
Sat, August 8

Ha Ha Tonka
w/ The Sharrows
Memorial Union Terrace
Sat, August 8 (Free!)

I Am Chris Farley
(Documentary Premiere)
Orpheum Theater
Sat, August 8 (7pm)

Live on King Street
feat. Dessa
w/ Astronautalis, F. Stokes
Majestic Theatre (outside)
Fri, August 21 (Free!)

James Vincent McMorrow
w/ Kevin Garrett
Majestic Theatre
Tue, August 25


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