Monday Concert Connection – Haiku Master Showdown For Free Tix

Words are great. Especially when coupled with sounds, as you all know, to make music. April is national poetry month and as its end draws near, we here at TE would like to give you an opportunity to use your words. Read more to find out how you can collect a pair of tickets by having fun!

Scroll down for chances to WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS and express your inner poet with Peanut Butter Wolf and others, Robbie Fulks, Pert’ Near Sandstone, and Dan Deacon! Any ticket contest answers in a 5-7-5 haiku format will receive extra points.


Tuesday, April 28

Decider and WORT-FM present Kill Rock Stars recording artists


with special guests THE SHAKY HANDS and POINT JUNCTURE, WA

Genre: Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Punk
Sounds Like: The Hold Steady, Built to Spill, The Wrens, Pavement

Learn More: Official Site, Myspace

Show Info: 9:00 pm, High Noon Saloon, 608.268.1122, $10 adv $12 dos – 18+
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Wednesday, April 29




Genre: Hip-Hop, Turntablism
Sounds Like: Roc C, Baron Zen, Percee P, Lootpack

The label has fueled our stereos with smart, deep, rich beat-based music from a variety of artists this year.
-LA Weekly on Peanut Butter Wolf’s brain child, Stones Throw Records.

Learn More: Myspace

Win A Pair of Tix: Peanut Butter Wolf is signed to Stones Throw Records. This phrase generally means a close distance, but where in the world do you think would be the best place to throw a stone? That or describe the experience of throwing a stone through a Haiku.

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

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Thursday, April 30


plus Master of Ceremonies PETER MULVEY

Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Indie
Sounds Like: The best concert / event you’ve been to in your life… x 10!

a wild child, playing a blistering acoustic guitar with punk attitude, singing strident songs about social issues and frank matters of love and running her own record label while thumbing her nose
-Burlington Free Press on Ani Difranco

Learn More: Ani Difranco, Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, Melissa Ferrick,Hamell on Trial, Catie Curtis

Win A Pair of Tix: In order to win a pair of tickets to shows like this one you need to be signed up for the True Endeavors Newsletter.

Show Info: 7:00pm, Doors at 6:00, early entry at 5:45 for premium ticketholders, Orpheum Theater, 608.255.6005
Tickets for this special event are $50 – Premium tickets $100
Tickets available at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office, charge by phone at 608.255.4646
$100 Premium ticket holders get early entry 15 min. prior to doors to this general admission event and will receive a custom silk screened event poster as well as a free 1 yr. subscription to The Progessive magazine.
Proceeds to benefit The Progressive

Friday, May


Genre: Country, Alt-Country, Singer-Songwriter
Sounds Like: Waco Brothers, Todd Snider, Kelly Willis, BR5-49

Learn More: Official Site, Myspace

Win A Pair of Tix: Robbie Fulk’s main website seems to be run by a blog similar to this. These days, everything seems to be in blog (especially Twitter) form. What are you thoughts on this digital migration? Remember haiku receives extra points!

Show Info: 9:30 pm, High Noon Saloon , 608.268.1122, seated show – $15 adv $15 dos – 21+
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Saturday, May 2


with special guest


Genre: Bluegrass
Sounds Like: Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal, Stealin’ Strings

a hard-driving acoustic music in the old-time vein, but with a fresh sense and new-time urban grit.

Learn More: Official Site, Myspace

Win A Pair of Tix: We seem to have a stones and rocks all over the place this week. What is your favorite rock / stone / geographic structure and why? Remember, 5 – 7 – 5 = +1!

Show Info: 9:30 pm, High Noon Saloon , 608.268.1122, $10 – 18+
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Sunday, May 3

True Endeavors and JAM Productions present LIVE IN CONCERT


with special guest PLAIN WHITE T’s

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Alternative, Pop
Sounds Like: John Mayer, James Morrison, Matt Nathanson

Learn More: Official Site, Myspace

Win A Pair of Tix: Newsletter recipients received a surprise opportunity this passed week. One, that those who have not yet signed up fro the True Endeavors Newsletter did not get. what was the opportunity? You guessed it, to win a pair of tickets to Jason Mraz.

Show Info: 7:30pm, Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center
Reserved seat and general admission tickets
($36 – plus applicable fees)
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Tickets also available at Coliseum box office and all Ticketmaster outlets


Monday, May 4



with special guests FUTURE ISLANDS and TEETH MOUNTAIN

Genre: Electronic, Experimental, Indie
Sounds Like: Animal Collective, Ponytail, Panda Bear

Dan Deacon performs an eccentric brand of electronic music that is so distinctive I don’t see how he couldn’t be a solo act.
-Greg Centon of Washington City Paper

Learn More: Official Site, Myspace

Win A Pair of Tix: One of the things that really stands out when it comes to Dan Deacon is the simplicity of his current website. Though he plans on upgrading it in due time, it gives us a good insight into what the web used to be. What do you look for in a website? Once again, haiku is good for you.

Show Info: 9:00 pm, Majestic Theatre , 608.255.0901, $10 adv and dos — all ages

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All ticket winners will be announced tomorrow Tuesday Apr 28th at 1:00pm. To leave a comment please click on title of blog and scroll down.

3 Responses

  1. [For Peanut Butter Wolf contest]

    Stone grasped firm yet soft,
    Drops slow but reversed fiercely!
    An eon’s journey…

  2. [Dan Deacon]

    A wonderful site?
    color, style, rotating Jesus!
    freebies are nice too…

  3. Ticket Giveaways are closed- we’ll see you at the shows!

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