Watch Sylvan Esso's homecoming live in Madison

Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso was coming home. Nick Sanborn and his partner in crime Amelia Meath stopped by the Majestic Theatre for a sold-out show. Nick is a Wisconsin native and spent a long stint in the Milwaukee band Decibully. Sylvan Esso's debut self-titled album has become an underground hit and the buzz has reached a boiling point, spurring a stoked crowd in eager anticipation.

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The Dig come out for a cold afternoon

The Dig

The Dig are escaping from their home base of New York City for a fall tour that has them playing Madison at the Memorial Union Terrace on Saturday, Sept. 6th. The richly textured atmospheric rock band has released two albums and a pair of EPs. The most recent EP, You and I, has garnered them some heavy exposure including the Showtime series Shameless for the track Cold Afternoon.

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Interview: Mysterious Canadian band The Tallest Tree - I'll Be Your (For You)

The Tallest Tree

We've become friends with a young married couple, Dawn and Armando, whose band The Tallest Tree is out of Dundas, Ontario, Canada. For those of you who are geographically challenged that's near Hamilton just south of Toronto. Their first single "Boat" gained immediate positive response from our readers for its hummable grooves. Picked up by a host of online music outlets, the song has started a groundswell that is hard to explain.

Well, we just received a new song and video from our Canadian vagabonds and it's stunning. Recorded with a minimalistic approach, I'll Be Your (For You) is simple but powerful. A haunting melody that just keeps you wanting more. We managed to track down Dawn and Armando for a few questions. 

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Har Mar Superstar hits the road with Macaulay Culkin's The Pizza Underground?

Har Mar Superstar

Our friends over at Brooklyn Vegan alerted us to one of the more unusual artist pairings this fall. Obviously, a booking agent's great idea. The Twin Cities' bowling ball of slap-happy soul revues Har Mar Superstar and Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, The Pizza Underground, join forces for a double whammy of something.

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