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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...

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...
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Club Crawl

Dale Watson &
His Lone Stars
w/ Pearls Mahone
High Noon Saloon
Wed, July 1

Against Me
w/ Frank Iero
& the Cellabration
Majestic Theatre
Fri, July 3

Blitzen Trapper
w/ We are the Willows
High Noon Saloon
Sat, July 4

w/ Daniel &
The Lion,
Michaela Thomas
High Noon Saloon
Mon, July 6

w/ Pity Sex, Tenement,
Tony Molina
The Frequency
Thu, July 9

w/ Le Butcherettes
High Noon Saloon
Thu, July 9

Invisible Mansion
w/ Trophy Dad,
Hello Dmitri
Mickey's Tavern
Sat, July 11 (Free!)

Matthew Sweet
w/ The Orange Peels
High Noon Saloon
Sun, July 12

Jamaican Queens
w/ Made Violent,
Cold Fronts
The Frequency
Mon, July 13

Melt-Banana & Torche
w/ Hot Nerds, Zebras
High Noon Saloon
Wed, July 15

The Hussy
w/ Tree Blood
Shitty Barn (Spring Green)
Wed, July 15

Jessica Pratt
w/ Ryley Walker
The Frequency
Wed, July 15

Moon King
w/ Mr. Twin Sister
Memorial Union Terrace
Thu, July 16 (Free!)

Live on King Street
feat. The New Pornographers
w/ Thao & The Get Down Stay down and Bully
Martin Luther King Blvd (outside)
Fri, July 17 (Free!)

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

Natalie Prass
w/ In Tall Buildings,
Hannah Luree
The Frequency
Sat, July 18

Indigo Girls
w/ Michelle Malone
Capitol Theater
Sun, July 19

Ex Hex w/ Tweens
& Uzi Ferrari
High Noon Saloon
Tue, July 21

Elvis Costello
& the Attractions
Overture Hall
Thu, July 23

Clap Your
Hands Say Yeah
w/ Teen Men
Majestic Theatre
Fri, July 24

Heaters w/ TBA
Memorial Union Terrace
Thu, July 23 (Free!)

Open Mike Eagle
w/ Milo
The Frequency
Fri, July 24

Yoni Wolf (of WHY?)
w/ Serengeti
Memorial Union Terrace
Fri, July 24 (Free!)

A.A. Bondy
w/ Wood Chickens
The Frequency
Sat, July 25

Lady Lamb
The Beekeeper
w/ TBA
Memorial Union Terrace
Sat, July 25 (Free!)

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

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


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