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Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 10 p.m.

For nearly a decade, they were one of the city’s most prominent bands, but when they took a turn toward heavier, psychedelic rock and roll with their latest album, Light Eyed and Villainous, the guys in Freshwater Collins decided that a name change was long overdue. Now, as Invade Rome, the band is releasing their new disc, a muscular collection marked by rich production and oversized drums, tonight with a 10 p.m. show at the Cactus...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

Milwaukee psych-rock vets start over

Chris Vos admits the timing of his epiphany wasn't ideal. Vos' band, Freshwater Collins, had just spent the last year and a half writing and prepping their new album, saving up the cash to record it at Madison's Smart Studios with producer Beau Sorenson, who has worked on recent albums by Death Cab for Cutie, and to perfect its artwork and packaging. With just two weeks until the album was to go to press, the band was driving home from a show opening for the Secret Machines when Vos shared his revelation with his band mates: "Guys, we're changing the name of the band...