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Collections of Colonies of Bees w/ Peter Wolf Crier

Tonight @ Cactus Club, 10 p.m.

Nov. 26, 2011
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Milwaukee's post-rock sextet Collections of Colonies of Bees was well on its way toward building a national following after 2008's majestic full-length, Birds, when a 2009 collaboration with Bon Iver blog-magnet Justin Vernon, the Volcano Choir album Unmap, expedited the process, cementing the group's reputation as one of the country's most innovative post-rock ensembles. Tonight's show is the band's first live performance since the release of its gorgeous latest album, GIVING, and its first with a new lineup that includes Ben Derickson of All Tiny Creatures on drums and Decibully's Nick Sanborn on Rhodes piano. The group shares this show with the Minneapolis loud-folk duo Peter Wolf Crier, which this year released its sophomore album, Garden of Arms, on Jagjaguwar Records.


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