Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (7.28-8.3): Greg Laswell & Cary Brothers, John Eddie, Lucero, Bill Maher, and The Portland Cello Project

Portland Cello Project

You may have noticed that we’ve been adding new shows left and right lately (see our Music Calendar for the latest).   We’re hard at work putting together a pleasantly busy fall schedule to entertain, educate, and delight your ears as summer fades away.  But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves!  There’s still plenty of hot lazy days ahead of us to fill with great tunes.

Take this week for example.  Maybe a little rock, a pinch of comedy, or even a sprinkle of classical performances can seduce your senses in the coming days as we welcome the likes of Greg Laswell & Cary Brothers, John Eddie, Lucero, Bill Maher, and The Portland Cello Project to Madison.  (We’re also looking forward to presenting a second John Eddie show in Milwaukee this week if you can’t make the Madison gig.)  Read on to get the show details and find out how to win tickets!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

GREG LASWELL & CARY BROTHERS with HARPER BLYNN

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Rock

Sounds Like: Mat Kearney, William Fitzsimmons, Ingrid Michaelson

Win A Pair Of Tickets: Greg Laswell’s song “Sweet Dream” has us thinking (natually) about some of our own nighttime visions.  Tell us about some of your most memorable dreams in the comments, and you might win a pair of tickets to the show.

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 8:30pm – $12 adv $15 dos – 18+

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Friday, July 30, 2010

JOHN EDDIE with JIM HOEHN

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Rock

Sounds Like: John Hiatt, Todd Snider, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

Win A Pair Of Tickets: John has a song called “Gettin’ Kinda Old (Being Young At Heart).”    We want to know what makes you feel like an old timer, as well as what keeps your spirit youthful.  Post your responses below, and please indicate whether you’re entering to win tickets to the Madison or Milwaukee Eddie gig.

Show Info: Shank Hall – Milwaukee – 8pm – $15 adv and dos – 21+

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Friday, July 30, 2010

LUCERO with special guest HA HA TONKA

Genre: Punk, Country, Rock

Sounds Like: Drive-By Truckers, Two Cow Garage, Justin Townes Earle

Win A Pair Of Tickets: Lucero’s signature style borrows from the best parts of punk rock and country to create their sound.  Tell us about some of your other favorite genre bending artists, and you will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the show.

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 9:30pm – $15 adv and dos – 18+

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

JOHN EDDIE with THE ROWDY PRAIRIE DOGS

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Rock

Sounds Like: John Hiatt, Todd Snider, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

Win A Pair Of Tickets: John has a song called “Gettin’ Kinda Old (Being Young At Heart).”    We want to know what makes you feel like an old timer, as well as what keeps your spirit youthful.  Post your responses below, and please indicate whether you’re entering to win tickets to the Madison or Milwaukee Eddie gig.

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 9pm – $15 adv and dos – 21+

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Jam Productions and True Endeavors Present: BILL MAHER

Genre: Comedy

Sounds Like: George Carlin, Jon Stewart, Lewis Black

Win A Pair Of Tickets: Check back in on the blog Wednesday, July 28th for a special chance to win tickets to Bill’s show.

Show Info: Overture Hall – 8pm – all ages

Reserved seat tickets ($63.50, $53.50 and $43.50) available at the Overture Center Ticket Office at 201 State Street in Madison, charge by phone at 608-258-4141 or order online at overturecenter.com.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

An Evening With THE PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT

Genre: Classical, Covers

Sounds Like: Ben Sollee, Julia Kent, Zoë Keating

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 9pm – $10 adv and dos – 18+

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Winners will be chosen and notified tomorrow, July 27th.

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5 Responses

  1. For the Greg Laswell and Cary Brothers show:

    Dream from 3/8/09
    I was watching a documentary about the character Olive in the movie Little Miss Sunshine. In this dream, Olive had won some big title (probably Little Miss Sunshine) and was now very well-known, which is why there was a documentary made about her. It was in black and white when it showed her younger days.

    Olive’s talent was “Elephant Tapping.” It is my understanding that Elephant Tapping means sitting in shallow water (1-2 feet deep) on a beach with a baby elephant in your lap, lightly splashing water on either side of it. So imagine you’re sitting on the sandy ground with water up to your chest, your legs stretched out wide, and there’s an elephant in front of you, and your arms are around it, splashing water. Elephant Tapping.

    At some point, the documentary’s narrator said something like “Olive has been in these waters since she was no bigger than a baby elephant.” It showed her in the shallow water at about four years old splashing water by herself as a herd of about 12 elephants swam by her in perfectly straight lines. They all had their trunks in the air and they were smiling.

    I’ve got a million more dreams here: http://one-second-time-machine.blogspot.com/search/label/Reem%20Tara

  2. Would love to win a couple of Lucero tickets. So other favorite genre benders…

    In the same vein as Lucero: Slobberbone (one of my all-time favorites, and they are reforming).
    Orchestral and rock: Silver Mt. Zion
    Tejano and indie: Calexico

    Thanks.

  3. Cool, you guys are both winners! Check your inboxes….

    The contest is now closed, but check back next week for more chances to win.

  4. I would love to win tickets to Bill Maher on August 1. How do I register to win?

    • Hey Margaret,

      Here’s the Bill Maher giveaway post: https://trueendeavorsblog.com/2010/07/28/win-a-pair-of-tickets-to-see-bill-maher-at-overture-hall/

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