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Shakey Graves shares his study sounds at High Noon

Betsy Osterberger, News Editor

April 23, 2014

As rain pounded on the streets of Madison and snow loomed in the forecast, 400 folk-rock fans headed to the High Noon Saloon, in hopes that Austin, Texas-grown artist, Alejandro Rose-Garcia – a.k.a. Shakey Graves – would bring a little sunshine from his home state on his inaugural trip to Wisconsin. American...

The Giving Tree Band is eco-friendly

Jacob Ennis, Arts & Culture Editor

May 8, 2012

Camping out under the stars at Mirror Lake State Park and biking about 11 miles to and from the solar-powered Aldo Leapold Center in Baraboo, The Giving Tree Band truly made their second album, “Great Possessions,” carbon neutral. “We wanted, for many years, to record an album using only solar...

Ragbirds offer sounds from around the world

The Ragbirds are decending to the High Noon Saloon on April 16.

Pete Schaeve, Clarion Staff

April 10, 2012

A unique tapestry of folk rock music sewn together with a patchwork of sounds from around the world, the Ragbirds' vessel of music has taken influence from traditional African, Cuban/Caribbean, Irish/Celtic, eastern European, and the U.S.’s folk and bluegrass. Truly, the Ragbirds show us that the beauty...

Reptar rocks High Noon Saloon

Alexia Gleysteen, Clarion Staff

April 10, 2012

Indie-pop band Reptar rocked Madisonians at the High Noon Saloon on April 4. Canopies and Quiet Hooves accompanied their performance. The sounds of the three bands worked well together, each bringing their own version of indie-synth music to the stage. The High Noon Saloon is one of Madison’s many...

Indie band ‘Reptar’ comes to Madison

Alexia Gleyseen, Clarion Staff

March 27, 2012

Reptar is no longer just a green dinosaur cartoon from the 90’s. The name Reptar now belongs to a funky foursome from Athens, Georgia. This indie-pop group will be taking the stage along with Quite Hooves and Canopies at the High Noon Saloon on April 4. The music created through the combination of vocal...

Megafaun now Back in Madison

Jacob Ennis, Arts and Culture Editor

March 7, 2012

Folk-rock band, Megafaun first met at a jazz camp before they could even legally drive. Brothers, Phil (vocals and keyboard) and Brad Cook (vocals and guitar) grew up in Chippewa Falls, while Joe Westerlund (vocals and percussion) grew up in Eau Claire. While they played together in different forms for...

England’s indie-rock scene hits Madison

Jacob Ennis, Arts & Culture Editor

February 22, 2012

Bringing to the stage a show reminiscent of The Who and the Rolling Stones, mixed with an indie-rock, blues and funk element, England’s Little Barrie officially made their Madison debut at the High Noon Saloon. The band was the opening act for soulman, Charles Bradley, who, with his guitarist’s suggestion,...

The Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic guitar duo amaze

Steve Cornils, Staff Writer

March 30, 2011

With the warm glow of the stage lights, in the candle lit bar, friends and couples welcomed each other with embrace and smiles at the High Noon Saloon. With a pair of tuned and readied acoustic guitars lying flat on chairs on the stage, fans waited for the band to begin. Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic...

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