Monday Concert Connection – Trampled by Tickets

You’re looking for a reason to get out aren’t you? It’s Spring! (took long enough grumble grumble) Midterms are finishing up this week. Exciting things abound! True Endeavors is helping you tap into some of that warm weather energy and say ‘Screw You, Wisconsin. I’m going out!’:

Scroll down for chances to WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS and hang out with Ellis Paul, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Handsome Family, and Trampled by Turtles!


Thursday, April 16


Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Pop
Sounds Like: Antje Duvekot, Richard Shindell, John Gorka, Peter Mulvey

Paul is one of folkdom’s most incisive and intimate songwriters.
-Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe

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Learn More: Official Website, Myspace

Win Tix!: Ellis Paul often teaches song-writing classes in which he provides students with a six step process to get started. Pick someone, anyone; you can reveal them or not, and answer the last two steps:
5) Choose one non-human metaphor describing the person
6) Write one line of dialogue that conveys the way the person speaks.

Show Info: 7:00 pm (early show), High Noon Saloon, 608.268.1122, $17 adv $20 dos – 18+


Thursday, April 16


with special guest


Genre: Alternative Country, Americana
Sounds Like: Drive-By Truckers, Justin Townes Earle, Patterson Hood, Buddy & Julie Miller

The sultry organ and soulful vocals set Isbell and band apart from the current gang of reverb-obsessed Americana folkers
-The Tripwire

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Learn More: Official Website, Myspace

Win Tix!: Jason Isbell used to be a part of the band Drive-By Truckers before he went solo two years ago. Tell us your favorite/best road trip story. It could be to a concert or to anything really, just make it good!

Show Info: 9:00 pm, High Noon Saloon, 608.268.1122, $12 adv $15 dos – 18+


Friday, April 17

WORT-FM welcomes


with special guest


Genre: Alternative Country, Americana, Folk, Country
Sounds Like: Jim White, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Johnny Dowd, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club

This is music that moves forward by turning the clock back – haunting, primal and strangely heroic –
– The London Times
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Learn More:Official Website, Myspace

Win Tix!: Who do you think would be involved in the handsome-est family? It could be a real family or you could piece one together from scratch. Either way, your Friday night might be looking good.

Show Info: 9:30pm, High Noon Saloon, 608.268.1122, $12 adv $14 dos adv – 21+

Saturday, April 18




Genre: Alternative, Blues, Singer-Songwriter, Funk
Sounds Like: Donavon Frankenreiter, ALO, Ben Harper

G. Love flies solo with bluesy acoustic guitar and flexes
an ironic falsetto, imagining himself curing all the world’s ills.

-John Kosik of Associated Press

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Learn More: Official Website, Myspace

Win Tix!: But not here 😦 ! Sign up for the True Endeavors Newsletter to get the opportunity to win tickets to TE’s most exclusive shows. Upcoming Newsletter exclusives include The Thermals and the Progressive Fundraiser (feat. Ani Difranco, Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, and others)

Show Info: 9:00 pm (8:00 pm doors ), Barrymore Theatre, 608.241.8864, $20 adv $25 dos – all ages


Sunday, April 19




Genre: Bluegrass, Folk
Sounds Like: Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, Hot Buttered Rum, Old Crow Medicine Show

They are, simply put, perhaps the best live band in the state.
-The Onion

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Learn More: Official Website, Myspace

Win Tix!: Being trampled by turtles may hurt, but the real question is: What does a stampede of turtles sound like? Well?

Show Info: 8:00 pm, High Noon Saloon, 608.268.1122, $12 adv $14 dos – 18+


All ticket winners will be announced tomorrow Tuesday Apr 7 in the afternoon on this blog. Please leave your full name so we can get you on the list. To leave a comment please click on title of blog and scroll down.

4 Responses

  1. a stampede of turtles sounds like a stampede of tortoises, but a bit wetter

  2. I would Imagine a stampede of turtles would sound exactly like the New York City Marathon if everyone was as stoned as Cheech and Chong.

  3. In my opinion, the most obvious answer would be that a stampede of turtles sounds like Michelangelo, Rafael, Leonardo, and Donatello beating the crap out of the Foot Clan and kicking the Shredder’s ass followed by the devouring of some tasty pizza (absolutely NO anchovies! And I mean, no anchovies. If someone puts anchovies on this thing they’re in big trouble!)

  4. OK all you Trampled By Turtles fans! The contest is now closed for this week. The winner will be notified via e-mail. As always, thanks to everyone who participated!

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