Cloud Cult’s Craig Minowa Chats With 77 Square

 

Cloud Cult

On the verge of releasing an acoustic live album later this spring, experimental indie outfit Cloud Cult are on the road doing what they do best.  Their current tour will include a stop at Madison’s Barrymore Theatre tomorrow evening (Saturday, March 1, tickets here), and we can’t wait to welcome them back!

77 Square‘s Jessie Opoien recently had the chance to talk to frontman Craig Minowa about the band’s message, their new Wisconsin roots, influences, and what it means to grow up right alongside your art.  Check out their conversation here as well as their mind-blowing set for KEXP last year below.   We’ll see you at the show!

Just Announced Madison Concert + Win Tickets Before You Can Buy: Cloud Cult, 3.1.14

Saturday, March 1, 2014

An Evening with

CLOUD CULT

Cloud Cult

Two Sets: One Acoustic, One Electric

Barrymore Theatre 8:00pm

$20 General Admission – All Ages

Tickets on sale through our Music Calendar Friday, December 13, 2013 at 10am.

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Just Announced Madison Concerts: CLOUD CULT

Saturday, December 11

CLOUD CULT

Cloud Cult
Majestic Theatre  – 9pm
$16 adv $18 dos – all ages

Tickets available on our Music Calendar this Wednesday (October 13th) at 10am.  Get yours early—Cloud Cult’s last Madison show sold out!

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Cloud Cult Live Photos: Triumph Of Sound

This is the triumph side of the modern sound. This is the rock and the roll of what it feels like to be alive. Cloud Cult’s truthful, positive-realist approach is so…so freakin’ awesome!  There are more cool words to describe this but “the truth is always where you’re standing…”

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Cloud Cult: Weathering Life’s Storms Through Song

Cloud Cult

The French word for bread is le pain. I’m no linguist, but I imagine the etymology has nothing to do with the English word for pain. Still, it’s interesting to think of pain as something to be taken in, swallowed and digested, that it might even have salutary effects, like eating bread.

I’m hesitant about posing this query. I’m no masochist, and have long believed that pain is a warning sign of death, its evolutionary role to sound a clarion against ongoing harm. On the other hand, it’s obvious that many of the world’s religions teach us to accept, if not embrace, pain and suffering as a necessary and unavoidable part of life; that doing so puts us on the path towards wisdom and spiritual enlightenment. Seeking out pain is obviously not the answer, but neither is avoidance. Accepting, swallowing, chewing and digesting those morsels of le pain is apparently good for the soul.

Which brings me to Cloud Cult. This is a band principally known for its profound environmental ethics. Early in their career they refused a label deal because the band insisted that the packaging of their CDs be as benign as possible. Organic farming, solar energy, biodiesel-fueled touring — these are the hallmarks of Cloud Cult.

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Just Announced Madison Concerts: Mission Of Burma, Cloud Cult, Gomez, and P.O.S.

This spring is going to be MENTAL.  So many great shows have been lined up already (see our Music Calendar) and there are many more to come.  Check out the details for the just-announced shows from Mission of Burma, Cloud Cult, Gomez, and P.O.S.

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Wednesday’s Week in Shows

Thursday, March 26

Decider presents

CLEM SNIDE

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Indie, Indie Rock, Alternative

Relatives & Ancestors
Centro-matic, Golden Smog, Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt

“Hungry Bird” is very much a Clem Snide record. It ambitiously swings between illusory folk, dark apocalyptic dirge, and a rare spoken word performance from Pulitzer Prize winning poet Franz Wright. Lyrically Barzelay continues his quest to unearth the contradictions inherent in faith, love, and the future.
-JamBase.com

with

PLANTS AND ANIMALS and THE HELIGOATS

9:00 pm

High Noon Saloon

608.268.1122

$10 adv $12 dos – 18+

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Friday, March 27

CLOUD CULT

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Indie, Experimental, Indie Rock, Alternative

Relatives & Ancestors
Tapes ‘n Tapes, Annuals, Menomena, Sea Wolf, Bishop Allen, Islands


Cloud Cult’s new album “Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus”debuted on the college radio charts at #3 (most adds) just under Cold Play. It has been nominated “Pop Album of the Year” for 2005 by the Minnesota Music Awards.
-JamBase.com

with special guests

MASON PROPER and JEREMY MESSERSMITH

9:30 pm

High Noon Saloon

608.268.1122

$12 adv $14 dos – 18+

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Friday, March 27

WORT-FM

welcomes

RAILROAD EARTH

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Bluegrass, Jam Band, Alt-Country, Folk

Relatives & Ancestors
Yonder Mountain String Band, The String Cheese Incident, Tea Leaf Green, Widespread Panic, Keller Williams

Over the past three years Railroad Earth has carved a path wide and deep throughout the American roots music scene. Right from their first gigs in May 2001, to their most recent shows for their legion of loyal fans, Railroad Earth has been an undeniable force whose superb songwriting, singing and performances from the stage have made them one of the most talked about bands to arrive in years.
-JamBase.com

with

SPLIT LIP RAYFIELD

8:00 pm

Barrymore Theatre

608.241.8864

$20 adv $22 dos – all ages

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Sunday, March 29

Recession Beater Low Dough Show #2 Sub Pop recording artist

DANIEL MARTIN MOORE

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Folk, Indie, Singer-Songwriter

Relatives & Ancestors
Horse Feathers, Dent May, Ben Sollee, Peasant, Blind Pilot


The first thing you’ll notice about his debut, Stray Age is its simplicity. Its a folk record, evoking certain feelings (as all good records should), but there’s a gentle approach to its sound and the way Moores voice phrases his words.
-JamBase.com

with special guests

JENTRI COLELLO ( solo ) and ROBBY SCHILLER (of the Blueheels)

8:00 pm

High Noon Saloon

608.268.1122

$5 – 18+

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Tuesday, March 31

TALLEST MAN ON EARTH

Listen for Love
Myspace

Species
Singer-Songwriter, Folk

Relatives & Ancestors
Horse Feathers, Bon Iver, Bowerbirds


Matsson’s melodies are remarkably pliant, and while it’s understandable to be skeptical of another skinny dude with a mustache, a guitar, and a worn-out copy of The Anthology of American Folk Music, the more time you invest in Shallow Grave, the more you’ll realize how unusually memorable it is. Ultimately, Shallow Grave transcends comparison– which is saying an awful lot, given the popularity of its prototype– and Matsson is a natural-born folksinger, earnest, clever, and comforting.
-Pitchfork.com

with special guest

RED CORTEZ

7:00 pm ( early show )

High Noon Saloon

608.268.1122

$8 – 18+

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