Wednesday, April 21, 8:30pm
High Noon Saloon
$10 adv $12 dos, 18+
As music fans, we’re constantly swimming in a deep sea of band names. From the minimalist (The The) to the extravagant (The Pains of Being Pure At Heart) and everything in between, it often seems like bands put just as much creativity into their monikers as they do with their music.
Just imagine a band’s frustration when, after establishing a snappy name for themselves, they discover some other new young upstarts who dared to name themselves something disturbingly similar. The nerve!
As much as it must drive bands crazy to have the added task of distancing themselves from their similarly named peers, it is an equally challenging burden for us music fans to have to mentally organize the wealth of music out there. That’s why we’re here to help!
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Hey blog readers! Starting this week, we’ll be combining Monday Ticket Giveaways with Wednesday’s Week In Shows. Now when you check in on Monday, you can preview the shows that are coming up in the week and maybe even score some free tickets, all in the same post. Read on to see what’s in store for this week and find out how you can win tix to Tallest Man On Earth or Good Old War!
Psst! That’s not his real name…and he’s not even all that tall, but “Tallest Man On Earth” sure looks great on a concert poster! Musicians love to get creative with their stage names, and there are a TON of great ones out there. How many can you think of? Post your list in the comments and we’ll pick one lucky contestant to be added to the guest list for the show!
Use Your Ears
Style of Sound
“Matsson’s melodies are remarkably pliant, and while it’s understandable to be skeptical of another skinny dude with a mustache, a guitar, and a worn-out copy of The Anthology of American Folk Music, the more time you invest in Shallow Grave, the more you’ll realize how unusually memorable it is. Ultimately, Shallow Grave transcends comparison– which is saying an awful lot, given the popularity of its prototype– and Matsson is a natural-born folksinger, earnest, clever, and comforting.“
with special guest
7:00 pm ( early show )
High Noon Saloon
$8 – 18+
There’s a line in Good Old War’s ‘We’ve Come A Long Way” that goes “I thought I’d learn to behave, but I don’t feel I’m acting my age.” Is that supposed to be a bad thing?! For those of you who refuse to grow up, let us know how you manage to stay young at heart. Your response might just land you and a friend a spot on the guest list for the show!
Style of Sound
Folk, Indie, Acoustic
“an unabashed ode to the delicate sounds and intricate harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Simon & Garfunkel.“
-Sam Sutherland of Alternative Press
with special guests
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Happy Halloween weekend!
After all the costume parties, greedy trick-or-treaters, and horror movie marathons, we suspect you’ll need something to keep you entertained as you come down from your sugar high. Settle into fall with a dose of relaxing folk, alt-country and Americana-tinged music this week. You’ll have plenty of shows to choose from– Jeffrey Foucault and Kris Delmhorst, Hayes Carll, Horse Feathers and Carrie Rodrigez should all satisfy your desire for something a bit more on the organic side.
For those of you looking for a party, you’re in luck too–Atmosphere will be at the Orphem for a Halloween hip hop show, or..for a more adult party off-State come join us at the Acorn show and sample some Deaths Door Spirits!
Friday, October 31
What are you doing for Halloween? Want to avoid State Street? Don’t want to bother with a costume?
HIPSTER HALLOWEEN AT THE MOMO W/ DEATHS DOOR SPIRITS AND..
“…The quintet has delivered the goods on what’s turned out to be a very confident first disc (Glory Hope Mountain) for Paper Bag Records, effortlessly combining polite, low-key folk balladry with unique world rhythms and often rousing indie rock.” -PopMatters.com
Genre: Folk, Indie, Rock
Check out this beautiful video for the Flood Part 1
Similar to: Hayden, Great Lake Swimmers, Bon Iver
with SHAKY HANDS and OHBIJOU
9:30pm Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900 $10 adv $10 dos — 21+
Come on down for the free Death’s Door Spirits Tasting that starts at 9pm.
Death’s Door Spirits will be at Café Momo this Friday night, serving up cocktails and sampling their award winning spirits. Come early and try their entire line of products- Death’s Door Vodka, Gin and Whiskey, and talk to the producers of this fine Wisconsin product. There will also be Death’s Door drink specials all night at the bar.
PAINT THE NATION TOUR
“This is a matured and musical hip-hop duo and whether it is the fine contributions by Tom Waits and Tunde Adebimpe (on latest album) on separate songs, Ant’s soulful and majestic music, or Slug’s illustrious and poignant story-telling; it’s all superb.” -Delusions of Adequacy
Genre: Rap, Hip-Hop
Similar to: Murs, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock
Featuring ABSTRACT RUDE, BLUEPRINT, DJ RARE GROOVE
8pm Orpheum Theater $25 — all ages
$1 per ticket to benefit Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation Inc.
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Saturday, November 1
JEFFREY FOUCAULT + KRIS DELMHORST
“An album full of gravelly, gorgeously rolling poems about weather, trains, and love. Foucault pronounces his last name “Folk-alt,” which sounds something like one of those inadequate names given to the acoustic-guitar-driven musical genre of which he is an exceptional practitioner.” -The New Yorker
Genre: Folk, Americana, Alt-Country
Similar to: Josh Ritter, Jackie Greene, Tim Easton
with THE GET-RITES
7:30pm Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900 $12 – 21+
Jeff and Kris are headlining, but The Get-Rites are closing the show performing at 9:30 PM
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Sunday, November 2
“Texas singer-songwriter Carll makes nouveau-outlaw country, poetic diction delivered with a rasp (a lover who “likes to lay naked and be gazed upon,” indeed). His best melodies are honky-tonk lamentations, with detours into banjo-plunking balladry (“Girl Downtown”) and Stones-y rock (“Bad Liver and a Broken Heart”).” -Entertainment Weekly
Genre: Americana, Country
Similar to: Old ’97s, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt
with JOHN EVANS BAND
8pm Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900 $10 adv $12 dos – 21+
Wednesday, November 5
“They are not evidence of a group wallowing in their own experimental pretentiousness. They are the finishing touches on an already admirable piece of work….The songs are expertly crafted. A great balance of textures, sweeping dynamic shifts and sparsely applied yet effective percussion are all used across a range of finely tuned, finely crafted and finely produced tracks.” -MusicOMH.com
Genre: Folk, Indie, Acoustic
Similar to: Band of Horses, Devendra Banhart, Damien Jurado
with JENTRI COLELLO
and ROBBY SCHILLER of the BLUEHEELS Solo
9pm The Frequency 608.819.8777 $8 at the door – 21+
Thursday, November 6
“On her latest CD, She Ain’t Me, Carrie Rodriguez creates lush dramatic soundscapes full of cosmic rhythms, ethereal melodies, and plenty of twang both in her voice and in the banjos and fiddles, to keep it the music grounded. I’m reminded of some of Roseanne Cash’s work of Emmy Lou Harris’ work. but what stands out in Carrie Rodriguez music is a feminine, sexy voice that commands attention.”
- TapRootRadio.com (7/30/08)
Genre: Americana, Folk, Country, Rock
Similar to: Pieta Brown, Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier
9pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $12 adv $12 dos – 21+
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