Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (9.22-9.28): Toadies, +/- (Plus/Minus), Laura Veirs & The Hall Of Flames, Menomena, Those Darlins & These United States, Elf Power, and The National

Elf Power

We hope we can brighten this chilly, grey Monday morning by giving you a preview of what fun there is to be had in the coming days.  We’ve got concerts from Toadies, +/-, Laura Veirs & The Hall Of Flames, Menomena, Those Darlins & These United States, Elf Power (pictured), and The National scattered all over Mad Town this week.  Read on to get the deets, and find out how you could win tickets to the shows!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

TOADIES with special guest GRINGO STAR

Genre: Rock, Alternative

Sounds Like: Spacehog, Local H, Tripping Daisy

Win A Pair Of Tickets: Toadies have an album called Pleather and a song called “Velvet.”  Closeted fashion junkies perhaps?  Believe it or not, different fabrics have been featured in plenty of other rock songs by many different artists over the years.  Post a list of all the textile-friendly band names, songs, or album titles that you can think of in the comments section below.

Show Info: The Annex – 8:30pm – $15 adv $15 dos – 18+


Thursday, September 23, 2010

+/- (Plus/Minus) with MERIDENE and PUSHMI-PULLYU

Genre: Indie, Electro

Sounds Like: Versus, Mobius Band, The Velvet Teen

Show Info: The Frequency – 9pm – $8 adv $8 dos – 21+


Friday, September 24, 2010


Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Indie

Sounds Like: Laura Gibson, Mirah, Jesca Hoop

Win A Pair Of Tickets: With Laura’s song “Tiger Tattoos” in mind, we want you to tell us about the best or worst tattoos you’ve seen.  Post your responses in the comments below, and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to the show.

Show Info: The Frequency – 9:30pm – $12 adv $12 dos – 21+


Friday, September 24, 2010

MENOMENA with special guests SUCKERS and TU FAWNING

Genre: Indie, Rock, Experimental

Sounds Like: Wolf Parade, Maps & Atlases, Broken Social Scene

Win A Pair Of Tickets: We’ll be holding a special ticket giveaway for this show tomorrow (September 21st). Check back to find out how you could win!

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 9:30pm – $12 adv $14 dos – 18+


Saturday, September 25, 2010


Genre: Country, Garage Rock

Sounds Like: Joe Pug, Hem, Freakwater

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 9pm – $12 adv and dos – 18+


Monday, September 27, 2010


Genre: Indie, Rock, Lo-Fi

Sounds Like: The Apples In Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel, Beulah

Win A Pair Of Tickets: Call it a stroke of marketing genius, but we can’t hear the name Elf Power without thinking of those little Keebler bakers and their delicious treats.  We want you to tell us what your ultimate cookie would consist of.  Describe all the mouth-watering ingredients that would make up your dream treat in the comments section below, and you might just win a pair of tickets to the show.

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 8pm – $8 adv $10 dos – 18+


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

THE NATIONAL with special guest OWEN PALLETT

Genre: Indie

Sounds Like: Arcade Fire, Frightened Rabbit, The Antlers

Win A Pair Of Tickets: We’ll be holding a special ticket giveaway for this show on Wednesday, September 22nd. Check back to find out how you could win!

Show Info: Orpheum Theatre – 7:30pm – $26 adv $28 dos – all ages


Winners will be chosen and notified tomorrow, September 21st.

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9 Responses

  1. Suede, The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Teen, Cotton Jones, “Polyesterday” (by Gus Gus)

    These are all I can think of!

  2. black leather :joan jett

    *”A White Sports Coat” – Marty Robbins

    *”Alice Blue Gown” – Deanna Durbin, Ray B. Anthony

    *”Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On” – Mel McDaniel

    *”Baubles, Bangles And Beads” – The Kirby Stone Four, Frank Sinatra
    *”Bermuda Shorts” – Marlon “Madman” Mitchell and The Rocketeers
    *”Big Blue Diamonds” – Gene Summers, Little Willie John, Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs, Red Perkins

    *”Big Name Button” – The Royal Teens
    *”Black Denim Trousers” – The Cheers, The Diamonds, Vaughn Monroe

    *”Black Knee Socks” – Clyde Beavers

    *”Black Leather Rebel” – Johnny Carroll

    *”Blue Jean Bop” – Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps

    *”Blue Velvet” – The Clovers, Bobby Vinton

    *”Boppin’ In A Sack” – Lane Brothers

    *”Buttons And Bows” – Doris Day

    *”Chantilly Lace” – The Big Bopper

    *”Charlie’s Shoes” – Billy Walker
    *”Coat Of Many Colors” – Dolly Parton

    *”Cool Gator Shoes” – Carl Belew

    *”Crazy Stockings” – Jules & The JBG

    *”Crewnecks And Khakies” – The Crewnecks

    *”Devil With The Blue Dress On” – Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

    *”Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” – Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell

    *”Double Mirror Wrap Around Shades” – Andy And The Manhattans

    *”Dungaree Cutie” – Mike And Jim

    *”Fancy Pants” -Ernie Berger

    *”Flash Your Diamonds (And Show Your Gold)” – Charline Arthur

    *”Girl With The Red Dress On” – Mike Cunningham

    *”Good Luck Charm” – Elvis Presley

    *”High Heel Sneakers” – Tommy Tucker

    *”High School Wedding Ring” – Ace Ball

    *”Hot Pants” – James Brown, Gene Summers, Savage
    *”I Got Stripes” – Johnny Cash

    *”I’m Hanging Up All My Work Clothes” – Moon Mullican
    *”Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” – Brian Highland

    *”Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb” – Edd Byrnes & Connie Stevens

    *”Lend Me Your Comb” – Carl Perkins, Bernie Nee

    *”Levi Jacket” – Carl Perkins

    *”Lipstick On Your Collar” – Connie Francis

    *”Lipstick, Powder And Paint” – Big Joe Turner

    *”Lipstick Traces” – Benny Spellman

    *”Lil’ Red Riding Hood” – Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs

    *”Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress” – The Hollies

    *”Long Black Veil” – Lefty Frizzell, Johnny Rivers

    *”Long Long Dresses” – Fairley Holden

    *”Look Alike Baby” – Gene Summers

    *”Man In Black” – Johnny Cash

    *”Miniskirt Blues” – The Itch U.K.

    *”Mini-Skirt Mini” – Wilson Pickett

    *”Mini Skirts” – John Lee Hooker

    *”My Bow Tie” – Ronnie McBee

    *”My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You” – Ray Price

    *”Navy Blue” – Diane Renay

    *”No Chemise Please” – Gerry Granahan

    *”Peg Pants” – Bill Beach

    *”Pennyloafers And Bobby Sox” – Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones

    *”Pink And Black” – Sonny Fisher

    *”Pink Bow Tie” – Bill Massey

    *”Pink Petticoats” -The Big Bopper

    *”Pink Shoe Laces” – Dodie Stevens

    *”Pink Shoes” – Merle Matts 11
    *”Plaid Sneakers” – June August

    *”Pointed Toe Shoes” – Carl Perkins

    *”Put Your Cat Clothes On” – Carl Perkins
    *”Red Blue Jeans And A Poni Tail” -Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps

    *”Red Coat, Green Pants And Red Suede Shoes” – Lloyd Arnold & Rockin’ Drifters

    *”Rednecks, White Sox And Blue Ribbon Beer” – Johnny Russell

    *”Sack Dress” – The Beavers
    *”She Wears My Ring” – Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Ray Price, Hank Snow

    *”(She Wore) Pink Pedal Pushers” – Re And Row & the Varitones

    *”She’s Dynamite in In Blue Dugarees – Les “Carrot Top” Anderson

    *”Silver Threads and Golden Needles” – The Springfields

    *”Spanish Lace” – Gene McDaniels

    *”This Diamond Ring” – Gary Lewis and the Playboys
    *”Tight Capris” – Jody Reynolds

    *”Tight Fitting Jeans” – Conway Twitty

    *”Tight Shoe Boogie” – Donnie Bowshier
    *”Tight Skirts Crazy Sweaters” – Cap-tains

    *”Tight Tights” -Boyd Bennett

    *”Two Rings On The Pillow” – Mike Moore

    *”Union Suit” – Bill Carlisle

    *”Walkin’ Shoes” – Nelson Ray

    *”Wear My Ring” – Elvis Presley

    *”Wear This Ring” – Robert and Johnny

    *”Wedding Gown Of White – Charlie Feathers

    *”Wedding Ring Blues” – George ‘Wild Child’ Butler

  3. Elf Power

    Have you had the choco cookie at Sundance? It is amazing, even though it sells for like $9 (okay it’s not really that expensive, but it is $3, which is alot for one cookie…). It is very, very close to being the ultimate cookie for me. I couldn’t tell you what it has in it besides a boatload of chocolate and flour…I bet it has butter in it…I can tell you that it would be even more amazing if it had some coarse salt sprinkles on top….mmmmmmm, chocolate-y, salty goodness….

    oh, plus it’s served cool, not room temperature, I think that is part of its appeal as well.

  4. I read this yesterday and was trying to recall remarkable tattoos– of course, none immediately came to mind. That afternoon I was having lunch at Marigold, people watching out the window. A man crossing the street looked to have trails of blood tattooed in rivulets down his neck. The whole front of his neck, as if he’d suffered from a failed decapitation. I was stunned. The worst tattoo I’d ever seen, mere hours after reading this! As he got closer, and walked in the door, I could see that in fact it was the words “Sin Is Life” in tall, blood-red horror movie script. Still pretty bad, I’d say.

  5. Congrats to Christopher, Bessie, and Jason! The contest is now closed. See you at the shows. Be sure to keep checking back for more chances to win. This is going to be a BIG week for giveaways…

  6. RE: Laura Veirs tix-

    “best tattoo”=oxymoron

  7. so who won the toadies tickets?

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