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The ever prolific Ty Segall has a new album called Manipulator coming out on Drag City. With over 60 minutes of pure Ty spread over 17 tracks, Manipulator makes up for the past year without any new Segall music. This is easily one of Ty's more diverse records. A growth journey through exploration of new sound landscapes, but never far from a wailing guitar.
The Russians are coming! Sergey Savin of Saint Petersburg, Russia dropped this nugget of psychedelic wonderment known as Sunday Store on us. Hipsters do exist in the land of Putin, no matter what Fox News says. This directly from Sergey;
Sharon Van Etten had to battle large flying moths during her show on the UW Memorial Union Terrace Thursday night, but that didn't stop her from putting on a dazzling performance in front of a large crowd. "I'm from New Jersey. We have bugs there," she said deadpan, as the invasion of insects became a running joke during the evening.
Foreign Fields has just finished their second album and is trying out new tunes on a short Midwest tour that will bring them to the East Side Club in Madison on Thursday as part of the Sunset Music Series.
Brian Holl of Foreign Fields talked to us about the new album, his days slumming with Matt from PHOX and what the Nashville music scene has to offer. The East Side Club is a great space to enjoy some good music, beer and that primo lake view. Boom Forest and Dietrich Gosser will also join the fun. See you there!
Comedians Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, better known as Tim and Eric, are hitting the road to give us mortal souls a taste of their uncanny, bizarre personalities in person. If you're a fan of Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie or the duo's series on Adult Swim, this will be a show you won't want to miss.
To make things even more insane, all-around goofball Dr. Steve Brule (aka John C. Reilly) will be tagging along with ungodly entertaining DJ Douggpound opening up. Tim & Eric take the art of comedy provocation to a whole new level straddling the fine line between ethereal and juvenile humor. The duo have definitely carved out their own path.