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{Recommended} Yellow Ostrich @ The Sett

The rising Wisconsinite will be playing shows in Madison & Milwaukee this weekend.

What began as dorm-room fun has now become hot indie fuss, causing a frenzy of activity across hipster blogs. Alex Schaaf fronts Yellow Ostrich, a musical project he started as a student while at Lawrence University in Appleton. Alex began performing shows a la Andrew Bird, flying solo while looping. Since then, the frontman has recruited a full band to accompany him & his upbeat, indie pop. The group recently signed to Barsuk Records, and their breakout single “Whale” was even featured as the Song of the Day on NPR back in September. Yellow Ostrich’s sound should bode well with Postal Service poplovers, while still satisfying the “rock” requirement of indie rock.

Lucky for us, Yellow Ostrich doesn’t share the Zola Jesus complex, and they’ll be dropping by Wisconsin this weekend for a couple of shows. For the Madison folks, Yellow Ostrich will perform opening duties for labelmates Ra Ra Riot at the Sett (the Club 770 replacement at the new Union South) for FREE on Saturday. If you can’t make it to the Saturday show (maybe you’ve already got tickets to Mates of State/Generationals that night, like me?), no worries! Yellow Ostrich will be headlining the following night in Milwaukee at the Cactus Club – don’t miss the opener Conrad Plymouth, either – this homegrown act is beginning to cause a stir among the indie music blog circuit, too.

Madison’s Saturday show is 18+ and starts at 9:30pm, Milwaukee's is 21+ on Sunday at 8pm.






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