77 Square Chats With Boy & Bear’s Tim Hart

Boy & Bear

The Aussie indie kids of Boy & Bear are on their way to Madison for a show the High Noon Saloon next week, and the good folks at 77 Square were eager to find out more about this exciting rising band.

Check out Jessie Opoien’s interview with band member Tim Hart as they discuss “tour food, songwriting and bears.”

Ron Pope Opens Up To Renowned For Sound

Ron Pope


Earlier this month, the folks over at Renowned For Sound were able to catch up with Georgia native Ron Pope about his exceptionally successful decade of music making on the world stage, including the juicy details behind his latest pop release, Calling Off The Dogs.

Read their interview here, and check out the behind-the-scenes cut of the album’s bouncy first single, “Lick My Wounds” below.


Don’t miss Ron when he rolls into Madison for a show at the High Noon Saloon on October 3.   Grab your tickets now! 


Dave & Phil Alvin Ready To Make Up & Make Music

dave and phil

Nearly three decades after falling victim to the all too familiar rock and roll sibling rivalry trap and the breakup of their former band, The Blasters, Dave & Phil Alvin have finally made amends.  The Wall Street Journal recently spoke to the brothers about starting over and tackling the stage once again.

Check out their conversation here, and don’t forget to grab tickets to see them live in Madison at the High Noon Saloon with The Guilty Ones on July 25!


Still Fighting: Neko Case In Madison TONIGHT (5.14.14)

Neko Case

Tickets are still available to see the incredible Neko Case take the stage at the Orpheum Theater this evening (Wednesday, May 14) in support of her latest album, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You.

Before rolling into town, Case chatted with 77 Square about what she’s been up to and the hardships that inspired her recent music.   If her recent performance on Conan is any indication, tonight’s show will be electrifying and unforgettable.  We hope to see you there!

Jonk Music Checks In With Sleeper Agent’s Alex Kandel (In Madison Tomorrow!)

Sleeper Agent

 “Shaggy Kentucky kids whose songs are sweet, fizzy and combustible as a can of shook soda.” – Rolling Stone 

Jonk Music had a recent chit chat with Sleeper Agent front woman Alex Kandel about the evolution of the band’s sound, prison performances, Madison memories, and more.

Check it out here, and don’t forget to pick up tickets to their performance at the High Noon Saloon this Thursday (April 10).


Jonk Music Chats with Future Islands and Yellow Ostrich


Our buddies over at Jonk Music have been busy rubbing elbows with the artists behind two of this week’s most highly-anticipated shows.  Check out their interviews with Future Islands, whose meteoric rise have helped them earn an almost sold-our show at the High Noon Saloon tonight (Thursday, March 27), and the indie rock veterans of Yellow Ostrich (pictured) who will be performing on Saturday.

Head on over to our Music Calendar to grab tickets before they’re all snatched up!

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!