Weird and Woozy: Black Moth Super Rainbow In Madison

The music collective known as Black Moth Super Rainbow will be playing at the Majestic Theatre September 9, 2011. Somewhere in between sugary pop and experimental wooziness, BMSR’s psychedelic tendencies have been catching the attention of some big names in the music industry. After landing opening slots for the Flaming Lips and Aesop Rock, as well as some high profile shows at SXSW, the cult of BMSR has grown exponentially since the release of their critically acclaimed Dandelion Gum in 2007.

The band’s brand of trippy electronica oozes and drifts aimlessly, with melodies that worm their way slowly to the center of the brain, swirling along with warm analog synthesizers, gently plucked acoustic guitars and rolling bass lines that when added together create layered, off-kilter psychedelic pop songs. Along the top of the mix floats the lead singer Tobacco’s voice, which is mostly processed through a Vocoder and sounds like a pleasantly crooning robot. The rest of the band, Seven Fields of Aphelion, Ryan Graveface, and Iffernaut fill out the outfit’s tone, which comes across almost as organic as it is synthesized due to the group’s love affair with the now ancient technology of Mellotrons and Rhodes pianos.

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Artists You Should Know: Black Moth Super Rainbow (plus free mp3!)

BMSR

No heavy artists egos here–this is truly a band that’s all about the music.  The band members prefer not to be photographed and perform under aliases as eccentric as the experimental, psychedelic indie sounds they produce.  Read on to find out what they’re all about before they roll into town on Thursday, and download a FREE mp3!  (Get tix here!)

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Monday Concert Connection: Jump Start Your Summer With FREE Tix!

Most of you student types are breathing a collective sigh of relief this week as you say goodbye to another year of academia-related stress.  Phew!  What better way to celebrate the coming months of freedom than with a free concert?!  There are three shows coming up this week that we’d like to preview for you (Black Moth Super Rainbow with School of Seven Bells, Arizona, and The Parlor Mob), and we’re giving away a pair of tix to all of ’em!

Read on to find out how YOU can win…

Media Roundup: A Free Doc and Some Burning Flesh

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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The Kills’ Alison Mosshart was rushed to the hospital following a performance in Colorado.

Alison Mosshart

Alison Mosshart

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Media Roundup: Interview Insanity and The Dearly Departed

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Plans for Record Store Day celebrations on April 18th are being confirmed all across the nation.  The Cold War Kids are using the music lovers’ holiday to release a new live EP.   What’s more, the band will be in Wisconsin the following day.  Got your tickets to their Waukesha gig yet?!  In a similar fashion, The Breeders are releasing an EP of their own to celebrate the event.  How are you going to spend the day?  What are your favorite local record stores?

The Breeders

The Breeders

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It seems like everyone in the world made the pilgrimage to Austin last week for the indie rock Mecca of a festival, SXSW.  If you missed out on the sounds, you can still experience the sights with this photo gallery of performances.

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The Duke Spirit recently stopped by the The Current’s studios. Listen to their performance/interview here!

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Rolling Stone previews 45 (!) of the most anticipated Spring releases, including new albums from Green Day, Regina Spektor, Wilco, Sonic Youth, Black Moth Super Rainbow (who will be in Madison May 21), New York Dolls, Mos Def and The Avett Brothers.

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor

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Have you become totally obsessed with Twitter yet?  You will be after reading Stereogum’s list of the Top 50 Rock Star Twitters!  While you’re at it, come Twitter with us.

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It has been a sad week in the music world.  Blues fans are mourning the loss of New Orleans-based pianist and singer Eddie Bo, who passed away from a heart attack last week.  Motown drummer Uriel Jones (who collaborated with the likes of Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, and Jimmy Ruffin) also died recently.

Eddie Bo

Eddie Bo

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Blender magazine announced that it’s shutting its doors.  The last line of this news story sums up the sentiments of so many music fans:  “R.I.P. Blender.  I wont miss you, but others will.”

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Listen to a brand new Death Cab For Cutie track here!

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Is streaming music online a bad thing?  This guy seems to think so.

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Listen to a great NPR interview with Black Joe Lewis! Aaaaand a not-so-great one from Sigur Ros.  In fact, according to NPR, it just might be the worst interview ever.  EVER.

Black Joe Lewis

Black Joe Lewis

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UWIRE wants to take you on tours of the music scenes in various major American college towns.   (Yup, Madison too!)

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