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!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Genre: Singer-songwriter, Alt-Country

Sounds Like: Gary Louris, Golden Smog, Tift Merritt

Win A Pair Of Tickets:  Mark’s latest album, Many Colored Kite, naturally makes us think of spending breezy fall days outside trying to catch some wind.  What are some of your other favorite things to do in autumn?  Leave a comment letting us know how you like to spend these beautiful, crisp days and nights and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to see Mark at the High Noon!

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 7 pm – $13 adv $15 dos – 21+


Thursday, September 16, 2010


Genre: Bluegrass, Jam Band

Sounds Like: Tea Leaf Green, Cornmeal, Greensky Bluegrass

Win A Pair Of Tickets:  Please check back tomorrow, as we’ll be holding a special giveaway for this show at that time.  We’ll also be giving away a pair of tickets for this show in our newsletter.  Not a subscriber yet?  Get on it!

Show Info: Barrymore Theatre – 8pm – $20 adv $22 dos – all ages


Thursday, September 16, 2010


Genre: Singer-songwriter, Folk

Sounds Like: Iris DeMent, Nanci Griffith, Patty Larkin

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 8 pm – $25 adv $25 dos – 21+


Thursday, September 16, 2010


Genre: Funk, Soul

Sounds Like: The New Mastersounds,  The Poets Of Rhythm, The Budos Band

Show Info: The Dry Bean – 8:30pm – $5 adv $10 dos – 21+


Friday, September 17, 2010


Genre: Bluegrass, Jam Band

Sounds Like: Tampled By Turtles, Ratdog, Split Lip Rayfield

Show Info: Majestic Theatre – 9pm – $13 adv $15 dos – all ages


Saturday, September 18, 2010


Genre: Singer-songwriter

Sounds Like: Ingrid Michaelson, Missy Higgins, Catie Curtis

Win A Pair Of Tickets: Please check back on Thursday, as we’ll be holding a special giveaway for this show and a meet and greet with Miss Carlile at that time.

Show Info: Barrymore Theatre – 8pm – $20 adv $25 dos – all ages


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bud Light Concert Series presents



Genre: Hip Hop, Rap

Sounds Like: Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Kottonmouth Kings

Show Info: Capitol Theater – 7:30pm – $29.75 Gen. admission – all ages


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bud Light Concert Series presents


Genre: Comedy

Sounds Like: Patton Oswalt, Eugene Mirman, David Cross

Show Info: Capitol Theater – 8pm – $32.50 – all ages


Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Genre: Indie, Rock

Sounds Like: Modest Mouse, Pavement, Yo La Tengo

Win A Pair Of Tickets: The band has a song called “Three Years Ago Today” and we want to hear about what you were up to back in 2007.  What was you life like?  How have you changed since then?  Leave a comment for us below and you might just win a spot on the guest list to see Built To Spill.

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 8:30pm – $20 adv, $22 dos – 18+


Winners will be chosen and notified tomorrow, September 14th.

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12 Responses

  1. Mark Olson with Cory Chisel – Autumn nights are the best nights for backyard fires. It is one of my favorite ways to keep warm enjoy the fall season. The smell of the burning wood mixed with the great smell of a Wisconsin fall evening is incredible. Call a couple of friends, grab a couple of brews and a lawn chair, throw on some tunes and I am content for the evening.

  2. Built to Spill

    Three years ago I had a 20-month old son who was finally sleeping in his own bed for most of the night (yes!!!) and was starting to get back to more normal sleeping habits. I took two vacations that year (Boston/Cape Cod with extended family and sunny Florida to celebrate the wife’s 40th birthday) which was alot better than most years! On the low side, I think I saw just one show that whole year – the Thermals with the Dials down in Chicago, best show of the year!!! These days I am in Grad. School and am still trying to get out to as many shows as I can, yea.

  3. Autumn is one of the best times of year to enjoy throwing the Frisbee around – whether it’s in an ultimate game or at the park with the dog, a few friends, and a few beers. A nice, breezy day by the lake with the smell of fall is unlike any other season!

    (Entry for Cory Chisel tickets)

  4. 3 year ago today I would have been unemployed (and desperately seeking a career opportunity), fresh out of college (for a couple months), sleeping alot (passing out more ;O)), eating McDonalds/BK/PizzaHut (with the occasional Dairy Queen), staying out too late (or too early depending on your view), spending all my money on beer and live concerts (PARTY!).

    Today, I am eating better, drinking less (unfortunately :O)), sleeping the same (need my beauty sleep), and employed, but still poor. And… instead of spending the money I dont have on concert tickets, I trying to save the money I shouldn’t spend, by trying to win them. Aint life grand.

  5. Mark Olson with Cory Chisel – How great is it to be able to ride your bicycle without sweating too much? Yeah Fall!

  6. Mark Olson with Cory Chisel — I love the cooler weather for working out in my garden during the day, especially now that the mosquitoes are gone! And the nights are awesome for hanging out on the porch with my friends and a cold beer.

  7. Glass of wine by the fireplace snuggling with my husband listening to Elliot Smith. A dream that came true. Sounds cliche, but totally my ideal night.

  8. How to Pass a Crisp Fall Day – by J.C. Mrazek

    It’s great to get outdoor exercise when temperatures drop to temperate levels and that cool tang of autumn air hits your skin. So I’ll walk or bike along a leaf-strewn path, sometimes listening to music or a football game on my vintage Walkman. Back home I’ll make hot tea or drink a cold beer to rehydrate. Then settle my mind by cracking open a book, blogging or searching the papers for a live gig to enjoy in the evening. Cap it off by dining with a friend as the sun sets in vibrant orange tones. My birthday is in October, so autumn has always been my favorite season. It has a pleasantly melancholy edge, leading to winter dormancy.

  9. I’m loving these ideas for fall—Elliott Smith and a little wine sounds especially good right about now!

    Thanks for sharing your comments everyone! The contest is now closed, but we’ll be back next week with more giveaways.

    You guys rule.

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