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Ari Herstand

The multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, author, and actor began his career in Minnesota, but his childhood roots trace back to Madison. As much of a one-man-band as he is a collaborator, Herstand’s ethereal folk-rock features an inventive use of looping, thoughtful lyrics, and a healthy respect for harmony. His approach lends itself to memorable live performances and a diverse back catalogue.

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Madison, WI
shopping
The Exclusive Company
Indie record store buying, selling & trading new & pre-owned music (LPs, CDs), movies & games.
1259 Milton Ave, Janesville, WI 53545, USA
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outdoors
Lake Mendota
Lake Mendota is the northernmost and largest of the four lakes in Madison, Wisconsin.
Lake Mendota, Wisconsin 53706, USA
landmark
Memorial Union Terrace
The Memorial Union is located on the shore of Lake Mendota on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. On the lakeshore to the north of the building is the Terrace, a popular outdoor space overlooking Lake Mendota. It has gained a reputation as one of the most beautiful student centers on a university campus.
800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706, USA
outdoors
Picnic Point
Mile-long peninsula in a nature preserve with bench-lined walking path & an old pump water fountain.
2002 University Bay Dr, Madison, WI 53705, USA
outdoors
Stricker’s Pond
Stricker's Pond is Middleton's largest kettle pond at approximately 30 acres in size. The pond and its surrounding watershed contain around 557 acres.
Stricker's Pond, Wisconsin, USA
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bar
Essen Haus Restaurant and Bar
Bavarian restaurant featuring hearty German fare, a long list of imported beers & live polka music.
514 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
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food
Sa-Bai Thong
Casual Thai spot serving curries, noodle dishes & stir-fries with vegan & gluten-free options
University Station Shopping Mall, 2840 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705, USA
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venue
High Noon Saloon
Large rustic venue offering nightly live music in a variety of genres plus beer & pizza slices.
701 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703, USA
outdoors
Devil’s Lake State Park
Devil's Lake State Park is a state park located in the Baraboo Range in eastern Sauk County, just south of Baraboo, Wisconsin. Devil's Lake State Park is the biggest state park in Wisconsin. 
Devil's Lake State Park, S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913, USA
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