Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (9.14-9.21): Mark Olson, Railroad Earth, Michelle Shocked, Orgone & V05, Cornmeal, Brandi Carlile, Tech N9ne, Louis CK, and Built To Spill

Tech N9ne

Oh man, oh man!  This is a busy week for us here at True Endeavors, which means the coming days will be jam-packed with shows for you to enjoy.  We’re talking concerts from some of your favorite singer-songwriters (Mark Olson, Michelle Shocked, Brandi Carlile), bluegrass masters (Railroad Earth, Cornmeal), hip hop trendsetters (Tech N9ne), funky party animals (Orgone & V05), indie kings (Built To Spill) and funny guys (Louis CK).  There’s definitely something for everyone this week.  We’re even giving away tickets to see some of these artists—read on to find out how you could win!

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Just Announced Madison Concerts: Railroad Earth (9.16.10)

RAILROAD EARTH with special guest Toubab Krewe

Railroad Earth

Thursday, Sept 16, 8pm

Barrymore Theatre

Tickets $20 adv, $22 dos

Tickets on sale tomorrow, May 25.

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Tonight’s Set Details: THE DISCO BISCUITS and RAILROAD EARTH 10.29.09

Heads up music lovers!

The Disco Biscuits are playing the Wisconsin Union Theater TONIGHT!

 

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In the years since the band sprang out of the University of Pennsylvania party scene in the mid-’90s, the Disco Biscuits have brought together the worlds of jam bands and electronic music with its “trance-fusion” sound that mixes the free-form improvisations of jazz with the hypnotic rhythms which provided the soundtrack for rave culture.

 

Doors: 6pm

Orchard Lounge: 7pm

Ott: 8pm

The Disco Biscuits:

Set One: 9 -10:15pm

Set Two: 10:45 – 12:30pm

 

Warm up your Halloween weekend by checking out this show! Tickets are still available at The Wisconsin Union Theater box office (608-265-2787). See you there!

 

Also: RAILROAD EARTH is playing The Barrymore!

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Railroad Earth is a fun bunch of well-weathered Folk players, and they put on a heck of a show. Lead singer Todd Scheaffer always looks pleased with his bandmates, while mandolin master John Skehan just flat out rips on his instrument; and multi-instrumentalist Andy Goessling nonchalantly commands his beautifully subtle spotlight jams. – Kim Ruehl

Doors: 7pm

Great American Taxi: 8pm

Railroad Earth:

Set One: 9:15 – 10:15pm

Set Two: 10:45 – 12:00pm

 

Get your groove on and avoid the rain by checking out this show! Tickets are still available at The Barrymore box office (608-241-8633). See you there.

 

This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Jammin’

Bishop Allen

This week we invite you to relax, chill out, and get down in Madison with jam bands like The Disco Biscuits, and Railroad Earth.  Indie pop more your thing?  We’re got you covered with Bishop Allen‘s show on November 2nd.  Continuing to kick-start November in fine musical style is legendary hip hop artist Ghostface Killah!  Read on to find out how you could win tickets to each of these exciting shows!

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March LIVE- Free Concert Tix and Pics

To all those “True Fans” who wish to reminisce or recreate the memories, this is for YOU! Check out photos from last month’s shows and learn how you can get your pictures posted and win FREE tickets to an upcoming show!

March was a solid month for live music. With 16 different shows, ranging from small cafe performances to full-size theater productions, we witnessed a broad spectrum of musical styles and sounds that hailed from all parts of the U.S. From the hip-hop rhymes of Bronze Nazareth, to the electro-dub of STS9, we drowned ourselves in sound.

As one way to say “Thank You” to those who joined in, we have created this photo recap and a contest that is sure to please your creative palettes.  Send us any photo(s) that you have taken at a True Endeavors concert in 2009 to become automatically eligible to win a FREE PAIR  of tickets to the show of YOUR CHOICE between April 16 – April 24. Yep, you heard us right, that’s 11 shows to choose from (see our calendar).  If we like your photos, they may just end up being posted. All winners will be announced Tuesday, April 14.

Please send your photos to Shelley at shellpeckham@trueendeavors.com

Blind Pilot

delivered their signature acoustic, indie rock melodies to an enthused audience at the Orpheum Stage Door on March 14.

Blind Pilot in Harmony

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Media Roundup: Re-issues, Live Action and Insider Hints

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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They’re back!  Or at least, they will be…once the new album’s finished.  Singer Julian Casablancas says The Strokes‘ new material sounds like it’s “trapped between the future and the ’70s.”  Interesting…

The Strokes

The Strokes

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Wednesday’s Week in Shows

Thursday, March 26

Decider presents

CLEM SNIDE

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Indie, Indie Rock, Alternative

Relatives & Ancestors
Centro-matic, Golden Smog, Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt

“Hungry Bird” is very much a Clem Snide record. It ambitiously swings between illusory folk, dark apocalyptic dirge, and a rare spoken word performance from Pulitzer Prize winning poet Franz Wright. Lyrically Barzelay continues his quest to unearth the contradictions inherent in faith, love, and the future.
-JamBase.com

with

PLANTS AND ANIMALS and THE HELIGOATS

9:00 pm

High Noon Saloon

608.268.1122

$10 adv $12 dos – 18+

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Friday, March 27

CLOUD CULT

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Indie, Experimental, Indie Rock, Alternative

Relatives & Ancestors
Tapes ‘n Tapes, Annuals, Menomena, Sea Wolf, Bishop Allen, Islands


Cloud Cult’s new album “Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus”debuted on the college radio charts at #3 (most adds) just under Cold Play. It has been nominated “Pop Album of the Year” for 2005 by the Minnesota Music Awards.
-JamBase.com

with special guests

MASON PROPER and JEREMY MESSERSMITH

9:30 pm

High Noon Saloon

608.268.1122

$12 adv $14 dos – 18+

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Friday, March 27

WORT-FM

welcomes

RAILROAD EARTH

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Bluegrass, Jam Band, Alt-Country, Folk

Relatives & Ancestors
Yonder Mountain String Band, The String Cheese Incident, Tea Leaf Green, Widespread Panic, Keller Williams

Over the past three years Railroad Earth has carved a path wide and deep throughout the American roots music scene. Right from their first gigs in May 2001, to their most recent shows for their legion of loyal fans, Railroad Earth has been an undeniable force whose superb songwriting, singing and performances from the stage have made them one of the most talked about bands to arrive in years.
-JamBase.com

with

SPLIT LIP RAYFIELD

8:00 pm

Barrymore Theatre

608.241.8864

$20 adv $22 dos – all ages

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Sunday, March 29

Recession Beater Low Dough Show #2 Sub Pop recording artist

DANIEL MARTIN MOORE

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Folk, Indie, Singer-Songwriter

Relatives & Ancestors
Horse Feathers, Dent May, Ben Sollee, Peasant, Blind Pilot


The first thing you’ll notice about his debut, Stray Age is its simplicity. Its a folk record, evoking certain feelings (as all good records should), but there’s a gentle approach to its sound and the way Moores voice phrases his words.
-JamBase.com

with special guests

JENTRI COLELLO ( solo ) and ROBBY SCHILLER (of the Blueheels)

8:00 pm

High Noon Saloon

608.268.1122

$5 – 18+

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Tuesday, March 31

TALLEST MAN ON EARTH

Listen for Love
Myspace

Species
Singer-Songwriter, Folk

Relatives & Ancestors
Horse Feathers, Bon Iver, Bowerbirds


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.
-Pitchfork.com

with special guest

RED CORTEZ

7:00 pm ( early show )

High Noon Saloon

608.268.1122

$8 – 18+

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