Wisconsin Artists Cover Wilco For A Good Cause

Wisco: A Tribute To Wilco's Summerteeth

Our friends over at Muzzle Of Bees recently asked some of their favorite Wisconsin artists to record a tribute to Wilco’s classic album, Summerteeth.  The result is a polished, professional and wildly creative re-invention of one of indie rock’s most adored records featuring performances by Pezzettino, Flight, The Selfish Gene, Surgeons In Heat, The Celebrated Workingman, and more.

Wisco: A Tribute To Wilco’s Summerteeth is available for FREE DOWNLOAD in its entirety right now.  If you dig what you hear, Muzzle Of Bees is asking for donations to be made to the Wisconsin Humane Society in a show of support.

Beautiful music and minds coming together to make good things happen—that’s what we love.  Well done!

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Live Review: Daniel Johnston 8-12-09

Daniel Johnston

“They went and called the movie ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston.’  Now how am I ever going to be free?!”

Such were the thoughts of an artists whose demons are almost more famous than he is.  It’s not too wild to bet that Daniel Johnston’s image will never truly be liberated from the conflicted, eccentric man portrayed in the aforementioned award-winning documentary about his life.  Surely, many of the audience members at his Wednesday night concert were drawn there in anticipation of the “grand spectacle” of Daniel Johnston rather than the sole attraction to his music.

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Artists You Should Know Ticket Giveaway: Daniel Johnston

Daniel Johnston

“Hi, how are you?” Great, and feeling better all the time knowing your show’s coming up, Daniel!

It’s not often that we have the opportunity to see a genuine cult icon perform in our fair city, but we’ll have that chance next week when Daniel Johnston takes the stage at The Barrymore Theatre.  The fragile vulnerability of his unique musical work has been championed by everyone from Kurt Cobain to Yo La Tengo, and it’s not hard to hear why.  There’s beauty in his shaking, nervous hands forced onstage by sheer courage and conviction and in the warbling, almost whispering, voice that invites you into his soul.  Read on to learn more about this beloved artist and find out how you could win tickets to his sure-to-be unforgettable show.

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Artists You Should Know: The Celebrated Workingman

Celebrated Workingman

Milwaukee’s Celebrated Workingman is quickly becoming one of the most…err…celebrated bands from that other fine lakeside city.  You may have already enjoyed a soulful indie popgasm at their High Noon Saloon show with The Rural Alberta Advantage last month (see video below).  Want more?  You got it.  The band’s own Mark Waldoch will be opening up this Saturday’s Black Francis show.  Read on to find out why you won’t want to miss this one!

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Monday Concert Connection: A Tasty Trio

Mondays usually mean one thing to our loyal readers: FREE TICKETS.  Today is no exception to the rule, as we are giving away a pair of tix to each of this week’s upcoming shows.  That means you have the chance to hit up The Ditty Bops, The Detroit Cobras or The Rural Alberta Advantage—on us.  Read on to find out how you can win.

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

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