Interview: The Hussy on the road

The Hussy
photo by Karen Deau

Madison's self-proclaimed trash-rock enthusiasts, The Hussy, are out on the road behind their second album "Weed Seizure." Bobby and Heather are garnering rave reviews for their new album and raucous live shows. We checked in with Bobby Hussy on a day off in Virginia to see how the road was treating the duo and what we can expect for their record release show at The Frequency.

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Watch Cory Chisel play new song at SXSW

Cory Chisel & Brendan Benson at SXSWCory Chisel

Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons paid a visit to SXSW, playing several showcases, including a performance at the Gram Parsons Foundation launch event at the Hotel San Jose in Austin. The band is gearing up for the release of their second album this summer. The yet untitled new record was recorded at Nashville's Welcome To 1979 studio with production done by friend and mentor Brendan Benson.

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Listen to Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' 'Man on Fire'

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros debut a new song "Man on Fire" on Los Angeles radio station KCRW last week. The track comes from their forthcoming second album "Here." We've got a radio rip of the song below.

The track begins with a soft acoustical interlude building into a collaborative sing-along anthem perfectly suited for the large freewheeling collective that aspires to hippie ideals. Make sure to catch this band live if you get the chance. The group has a large cult of followers that turns every Edward Sharpe show into a communal experience. The new album is slated for release on May 29th.

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Listen to the new Garbage track 'Blood for Poppies'


Garbage - Blood for Poppies

The new album from Garbage "Not Your Kind of People" will be out in mid-May. The band just released the first single "Blood for Poppies" from their web site for download. The song covers all the bases; loud fuzzy guitars, a tropical/reggae chorus and a killer hook that probably won't endear them to the Pitchfork crowd.

A video for the song has been completed and should be out soon. It has been seven years since Garbage put out a record and the music landscape has changed considerably since 2005. Once the darlings of alternative rock radio, behind producer/drummer Butch Vig's impeccable credentials, it should be interesting to see how the indie music blogs of the world treat them.

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Grimes' Claire Boucher curates charitable art show in NYC

Claire Boucher

Claire Boucher of Grimes, the Montreal artist whose latest album "Visions" has set the indie blogosphere on fire, will debut a selection of audio and visual art in a special exhibition opening on March 23 at New York City’s Audio Visual Arts (AVA) 

On the heels of SXSW, the opening will present a collection of Boucher's paintings and drawings from the past few years highlighting Grimes’s multifaceted nature not only as a musician but also as an audio-visual artist and curator of culture. Works from two other Canadian artists, specially selected by Boucher for the show, will also be on display.

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Samantha Glass oozes hazy Madison lo-fi psych

Madison psych outfit Samantha Glass just released a cassette EP "Midnight Arrival" on L.A.-based Not Not Fun Records.

Not Not Fun referring to Madison as Radison, Wisconsin reflects on this fertile eclectic ground for emerging artists like Samantha Glass:

"As far as sub-radar weirdo contempo-musico wormholes go, Radison, Wisconsin ranks respectably high on our list. Birthing bands as genius and utterly unrelated as Peaking Lights, Zola Jesus, Davenport, etc hints at a rare fiber woven through the general aesthetic-community fabric. Add another name to the roll call: Samantha Glass. Not a lady at all but one Beau Devereaux, who layers dubby echo keyboards over shuffling post-Suicide drum machines for a vibe that’s as much dreamy late night DIY art-goth as it is cassette-warped drug groove."

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