Those Who Dig, Now Supercharged

After almost 4 years of running from a budget shared host Those Who Dig finally bit the bullet and upgraded to a Virtual Private Host. Now we have more control over the nerd parts of the site (think caching engines and scalable memory.) What does this mean to you? Two things.

ONE: The site will work better. It will respond more quickly and save you precious seconds that you can spend listening or reading, and not waiting.

TWO: It should illustrate that we believe in Those Who Dig, and we are investing our own money into making it better.

Sound cool? If you want to give back you can do so by telling your friends about us, subscribing to the Those Who Dig YouTube channel, commenting on some articles. Hell, write an article and send it to us, maybe we’ll post it. We do this as a hobby and are excited to keep making it better.

As always, KEEP DIGGING.

P.S. For anyone that is interested we are switching over to Digital Ocean. We have an awesome referral link that will get you $10 bucks of hosting credit, and give us $25 bucks that we can use to offset the cost of our servers.  That would help us out a bunch, so if you’re looking for a host, consider it and tell your friends. https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=090f30f8e6a3

Bittersweet – Emma Swift

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On some days, if you’re lucky, you get the chance to hear a tune that transports your away from where you are. This phenomenon is one of my favorite things about music. Today I was sent south so a smokey Nashville honky tonk. It’s 1:53am, outside the rain has just stopped, leaving a humid haze over the streets. Inside the last few stragglers are finishing their drinks at the bar; the brave ones are working up the courage to have one more drink before taking their final shot at finding company before the long stumble home. I was taken for a ride, and Emma Swift was behind the wheel.

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Grasping at Straws

Grasping At Straws

The album begins. Within 5 seconds, we hear banjo, we hear some shouted vocals. We’re in Riverwest. We here Ernest Brusubardis’ violin playing, with more swing and soul than his fiddling with the now-on-hiatus Calamity Janes. It’s that sort of sound at which every brick in this area of town must now permanently reverberate. That’s not to say that this is just another folk album, though.

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Grasping at Straws Record Release Party

Grasping At Straws

Grasping at Straws, local Milwaukee “folk-grass” players, release their first offering on Saturday September 27th at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn at 1001 E Locust St. The party for the self titled release will also include Caley Conway and the Lucy Cukes, Pay the Devil and Chicago’s Renegade Lightning Rebellion. The eclectic mix of great music is not to be missed! Show starts at 9pm and is $5 at the door. The CD will be offered at the special price of $5!

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Digging Out

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You may have noticed that the Those Who Dig crew has slowed down lately. What’s the deal with that? Life. Specifically, weddings and houses. More specifically, two weddings and two houses all within a few months. Also, if any of you have spent a summer in Milwaukee, especially after a winter like the one we just had, you know one tends to spend as much time outdoors as possible this time of the year. We assure you, we’re still incredibly interested and engaged in the music and arts scene, both locally and around the world. In fact, we have some pretty cool things to announce.

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She Keeps Bees & Shilpa Ray

She Keeps Bees

On September 16th, She Keeps Bees released their new album, Eight Houses. On this particular date, their tour put them at Club Garibaldi in Milwaukee, WI. The band is focusing on rallying support in the States. As Larrabee put it, “We realized we’d played Norway like five times but never played Denver.” Touring the United States means a lot of long drives but it certainly didn’t show in their inspiring live performance.

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The Muse – The Grasping at Straws

The Grasping at Straws

The Grasping at Straws is a folk, alt-country, bluegrass group from Milwaukee Wisconsin. The group consists of Josh Backes on guitar and vocals, Maggie Iken on bass and vocals, Palmer Shah on banjo and vocals, Katie Salscheider’s vocals, and Ernest Brusubardis on the fiddle. The musicianship is their in spades, but in my opinion the strongest part of the Straws is their energetic live show.

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