Now Streaming: J Mascis’ “Every Morning”

J Mascis

Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis is set to release his star-studded solo album, Tied To A Star, later this summer, but you can take a listen to one of the long-awaited new tunes over at Pitchfork right now.

Click here to check out “Every Morning,” and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section below.

If you like what you hear, you can hear Mr. Mascis live in Madison at the High Noon Saloon on October 10.  Tickets to this one won’t be around long.  Click here to grab yours.  

Just Announced Madison Concerts: Lou Barlow

Tuesday, August 24

LOU BARLOW & THE MISSINGMEN with special guest Wye Oak

Lou Barlow

The Frequency, 9pm

$10 adv and dos, 21+


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Music News Recap: John Oates’ Magical Mustache Tour and Other Essentials

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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pezzettino

Hey, it ain’t easy out there!  Help sponsor Milwaukee indie artist and True Endeavors favorite Pezzettino prepare to hit the road.  You might even get a YouTube song dedication in return for your generosity.  Request away!

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Media Roundup: Tips and Tricks for the Musically-Minded

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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How cool is this?!  Sen. Russ Feingold is looking for YOUR musical recommendations!  Submit your ideas for songs to be included in his “Fein” Tunes playlist here.

Sen. Russ Feingold wants your cool tunes

Sen. Russ Feingold wants your cool tunes

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Media Roundup: Hacienda, Voxtrot, Stevie and more!

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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Just announced! The ever prolific Bob Dylan has completed work on his latest album, Together Through Life.  His first studio effort since 2007’s Modern Times is set to be released on April 28th.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

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Capitol Records President Alan Livingston passed away at 91 years old.  In addition to overseeing the signing of a slew of iconic artists, the influential industry bigwig whelped to ignite the Beatlemania craze of the 1960s.

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If The Libertines or Babyshambles didn’t convince you of Pete Doherty‘s talent, then his first solo release will.  Have a listen for yourself—the forthcoming album, Grace/Wastelands, is streaming on MySpace now!

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New developments in the Phil Spector murder trial may lead to a verdict as early as next week.

Phil Spector and his wall of hairspray

Phil Spector and his groudbreaking Wall of Hairspray

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The feel-good rock and roll of Hacienda is currently being featured in a Daytrotter session.

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Hey shoegazers!  My Bloody Valentine recently announced a handful of rare, upcoming US performances this spring. Also getting ready for the road?  Dinosaur Jr.

My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine

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Another nail has been hammered into the coffin of major music retailers.  By June, all Virgin Megastores in the US will have closed their doors.

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The Tallest Man on Earth is sure to return to Madison with some fantastic stories since he last opened for Bon Iver in December.  The Swedish singer-songwriter is keeping busy with several solo SXSW performances, including a slot in Roky Erickson‘s Ice Cream Social.  Get tickets for his upcoming Madison gig here!

The Tallest Man On Earth

The Tallest Man On Earth

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Voxtrot’s presence on the indie scene has been greatly missed over the last few years, making the band’s unveiling of a new mp3 download all the more exciting!  The evolution of their sound may surprise you.  What are your thoughts on the new tune?

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Check out these great tips on “green gigging.”

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Hear Stevie Wonder at his funkiest!  A hit-packed live setlist from 1974 is now available for your listening pleasure at Aquarium Drunkard.

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Big thanks to blog reader Natalie, who sent us this new video by The Ropes!  She likes its “retro Peter Bjorn and John
vibe”—what do you think?

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