Parquet Courts

Though made up of Texan transplants, Parquet Courts are a New York band. Throw out the countless shallow Brooklyn bands of the blasé 2000's: Light Up Gold is a conscious effort to draw from the rich culture of the city - the bands like Sonic Youth, Bob Dylan, and the Velvet Underground that are not from New York, but of it. A panoramic landscape of dilapidated corner-stores and crowded apartments is superimposed over bare-bones Americana, leaving little room for romance or sentiment. It's punk, it's American, it's New York… it's the color of something you were looking for.

The band's first proper LP, Light Up Gold, is a dynamic and diverse foray into the back alleys of the American DIY underground. Bright guitars swirl serpentine over looping, groovy post-punk bass lines and drums that border on robotic precision. While the initial rawness of the band's early output remains, the songwriting has gracefully evolved. Primary wordsmiths A. Savage and Austin Brown combine for a dynamic lyrical experience, one part an erudite overflow of ideas, the other an exercise in laid-back observation. Lyrically dense, the poetry is in how it flows along with the melody, often times as locked-in as the rhythm section.

Cowboy Winter

Cowboy Winter, Madison, Wi based Garage Soul Group has played over 100 shows in Madison and regionally since forming in March 2012. Cowboy Winter has opened for national touring acts such as Why?, Har Mar Superstar, White Mystery, and Parquet Courts.

Current members are:
Roboman-Drums
Braden Huffman -Lead Guitar
Kevin Willmott II -Lead Vocals
Andrew Greenwood -Guitar
Steve Queen -Bass

Dharma Dogs

Dharma Dogs have been making waves around Madison for over a year with their intense, destructive and extremely LOUD live shows that leave listeners wondering if the chaos could possible be captured on tape.

Known for a highly combustible mix of grunge, punk and garage, Dharma Dogs turned more than a few heads around the Midwest when they hit the road in June to support their first vinyl release, a 5-way split 7″ called “The Obvious Sampler Vol. 1″. With the new EP, “Drown”, the band gets the well-deserved full attention of the whole 7″ format to give you three choice highlights from their ever evolving live show. Essentially this is the band’s debut vinyl release (since the first record was a 5-way split 7″ that didn’t really let the band shine), and it’s quite a rocker. The A-Side consists of two rippers (“Laxadaisy” and “Fluke and Flounder”) fronted by guitarist/vocalist Chris Joutras, and the B-Side features a longer, jammier cut called “Deep Wound” fronted by drummer/vocalist Nate Karls. It’s nice to see the band utilize both singers on the short release. On record the band sounds incredibly sonically charged. Think ’89 Nirvana meets Melvins sludge with the production of classic lo-fi garage rock The Sonics. In a nice twist of formats the band compiled the tracks on the “Drown” 7″ alongside four other songs recorded at the same session onto cassette they entitled “Drown B/W Moon Rocks and Speed”. You can pick up either of the releases at shows or through the band’s Bandcamp. I highly recommend the vinyl treatment since the record’s got a top notch package that includes some primo candy blue vinyl.

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Parquet Courts with Cowboy Winter, Dharma Dogs

Saturday, June 22 · 9:30 PM at High Noon Saloon