Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros iTunes Session

Those of us who were lucky enough to catch the sold-out Edward Sharpe show in Madison last year have been waiting for more material from the band. A new six-song session by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros has been released exclusively through iTunes. Recorded at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles, the session features reworked, unique versions of the band's most popular songs from their debut album Up From Below. Also included in the release is a previously unrecorded live show staple titled "Fire & Water" featuring Jade Castrino’s sultry vocals. 

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Pomegranates and Oh No Oh My

Cincinnati’s Pomegranates had an interesting dilemma before their show in Madison this evening. The brakes on the band’s van were in need of a good mechanic and they had nowhere to spend the night. But still life was good. Their new album “One of Us” had just been released to great reviews and was climbing the College Media Journal (CMJ) charts. The Pomegranates’ showcase at CMJ in New York the week before had gone extremely well and tonight they were playing with Austin’s Oh No Oh My at The Frequency in Madison. Ah, the life of an indie rock band on the road.

Pomegranates

 

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Delta Spirit Revival

Delta Spirit was looking forward to their first headlining show in Madison. Earlier this year, the Long Beach–based band had opened for Dr. Dog at the High Noon Saloon and were coming back on the heels of a new album "History From Below" and a limited vinyl edition EP "The Waites Room."

The near capacity crowd tonight was quivering with anticipation as a pair of LA-based opening acts The Fling and Darker My Love warmed the club’s patrons in preparation for the Delta Spirit set.

Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit at the High Noon

Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit

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Video: Justin Vernon and Volcano Choir - Live

Keeping the Wisconsin vibe alive! Justin Vernon and Collections of Colonies of Bees are Volcano Choir in their first live performance from Japan with a killer version of "Island, IS." In related news, Collections of Colonies of Bees have signed to Home Tapes Records with a release due next year.

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