Now Hear This: NME’s Top 40 Picks

Parquet Courts

NME has just released their list of 40 Unmissable Tracks From New Bands In 2013, featuring a plethora of artists that will be making their way to Madison in the near future (as well as some recent visitors like Parquet Courts, pictured above).

Check out their picks here, and let us know who else you’d add to the list in the comments section below!

Them Crooked Vultures’ Debut Hits YouTube

them crooked vultures

They’re the musical heavyweight supergroup (consisting of Josh Homme, Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones) causing major buzz among music fans lately.  Yeah, the band has some big names, but the sounds they’re creating also make them more than worthy of the hype, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Them Crooked Vultures has made their self-titled debut album available in its entirety on YouTube.  Take a listen, and tell us what you think.

Sen. Russ Digs Some “Fein Tunes”

Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold is listening!  The music-loving Democrat is eagerly awaiting your musical recommendations for his monthly “Fein Tunes” video feature.  Check out the latest episode, where he sings the praises of The Builders and the Butchers, a band we brought to Madison in August.

What have you been listening to lately?  If you think Russ share your tastes, let him know here.

Music News Recap: Flooded With New Tunes

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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les paul

Musical pioneer Les Paul has passed away.

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Music News Recap: Mourning The Death of Idols and Integrity

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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radiohead

Radiohead has made a new song available for download on their website.  Thom Yorke penned the band’s latest in memory of Harry Patch, the recently deceased WWI veteran.

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CD Review: The Boy Least Likely To, “The Law of the Playground”

The Law of the Playground

It’s been said that The Boy Least Likely To sounds like what would happen “if all your childhood stuffed animals got together and started a band.”  A slightly terrifying thought, but there really aren’t too many other descriptions that so neatly classifies the sweetly innocent tunes that the band produces.

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