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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...

Dustin Wong - guitar pedal looping on steroids

Dustin Wong

Dustin Wong, experimental guitarist and former member of art-rock band Ponytail has just released a new video “Speeding Feathers Staring.” The manic guitar loops and layered textures showcase Wong’s new Thrill Jockey album, Mediation of Ecstatic Energy. Just in time for his show at the Good Style Shop in Madison tonight (Sept 21)

Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 September 2013 14:04 ) Read more...

Watch The Replacements at Riot Fest in Chicago

The Replacements at Riot Fest
Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg

The rock gods gave a rain reprieve for the Replacements reunion show Sunday night at Riot Fest in Chicago. This was the second of three planned reunion gigs this year giving rise to rumors that a full blown tour and new album may be in the works.

Seeing as the Replacements played Madison on a regular basis back in their heyday and Paul Westerberg's wife, Laurie, is originally from here, we thought a sampling of crowd-shot videos would be fitting for a band that lived the DIY punk ethic to the max.

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 March 2015 20:51 ) Read more...
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Library Mall
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