Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (9.29-10.05): BLITZEN TRAPPER, THE BOXER REBELLION, STEPHEN KELLOGG & THE SIXERS, VALIENT THORR, WIZ KHALIFA, THE THERMALS, THE ACORN, PETER MULVEY, THE RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND, GOO GOO DOLLS, and KING KHAN & THE SHRINES

Valient Thorr

Another jam-packed week of shows is upon us, Madison!  There’s simply no excuse for sitting at home on your butt while there are artists like BLITZEN TRAPPER, THE BOXER REBELLION, STEPHEN KELLOGG & THE SIXERS, VALIENT THORR (pictured), WIZ KHALIFA, THE THERMALS, THE ACORN, PETER MULVEY, THE RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND, GOO GOO DOLLS, and KING KHAN & THE SHRINES rocking venues all over town, especially when you can win tickets to some of these amazing concerts.  Read on to find out more!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

BLITZEN TRAPPER with PEARLY GATE MUSIC

Genre: Indie, Rock, Folk

Sounds Like: Deer Tick, Dr. Dog, Delta Spirit

Win A Pair Of Tickets: The band’s song “Black River Killer” is just one of many tunes written about a crime.  Tell us what your top 5 “outlaw songs” are in the comments section below, and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to see Blitzen Trapper.

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 8:30pm – $12 adv $14 dos – 18+

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

THE BOXER REBELLION with special guests GRAYSHOT

Genre: Indie, Rock

Sounds Like: Editors, The Veils, Doves

Win A Pair Of Tickets: The band’s song “All You Do Is Talk” shares the title of a tune by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, though it’s not a cover.  Throughout musical history, there have been several other instances of different songs possessing the same name.  To enter to win a pair of tickets to the show, we want you to list as many of these common song titles as you can think of (and the different bands who perform them) in the comments section below.

Show Info: The Annex – 9pm – $10 adv $10 dos – 18+

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Friday, October 1, 2010

STEPHEN KELLOGG & THE SIXERS with SARA WATKINS and ROY JAY

Genre: Rock, Pop

Sounds Like: Will Hoge, Hanson, Matt Nathanson

Win A Pair Of Tickets: We’ll be holding a very special giveaway for tickets to this show, as well as for tickets to the band’s Live From Studio M performance!  Check back tomorrow for all the details on these contests.

Show Info: Majestic Theatre – 8pm – $15 adv $18 dos – all ages

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Friday, October 1, 2010

VALIENT THORR with JUNIUS and HOWL

Genre: Hard Rock

Sounds Like: High On Fire, Priestess, Baroness

Win A Pair Of Tickets: We want you to leave a comment below telling us about the most valiant person you know.  If you do, you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to the show.

Show Info: The Frequency – 10pm – $10 adv $12 dos – 21+

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Friday, October 1, 2010

WIZ KHALIFA with special guests YELAWOLF and SMOKES

Genre: Hip Hop, Rap

Sounds Like: Wale, Drake, Kid Cudi

Win A Pair Of Tickets: We’ll be holding a special ticket giveaway for this show on Wednesday, September 29.  Please check back to see how you could win!

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

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

THE THERMALS with special guests CYMBALS EAT GUITARS

Genre: Rock, Punk

Sounds Like: Titus Andronicus, Japandroids, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Win A Pair Of Tickets: In “Back To The Sea,” The Thermals’ Hutch Harris sings about the desire to return to simpler times, before the world became tainted by human corruption—a kind of reverse evolution.  Tell us about at least one current event, person, policy, etc that disgusts you enough to make you want to “crawl back to the sea” and reject modern culture.

Show Info: The Annex – 9:30pm – $12 adv $14 dos – 18+

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

THE ACORN with CANASTA and PEZZETTINO

Genre: Indie, Folk

Sounds Like: Plants & Animals, Horse Feathers, Bowerbirds

Win A Pair Of Tickets: With the band’s song “I Made The Law” in mind, we want to know what law you would create, if you could only make one.  Tell us about your fantasy legislation in the comments section below.

Show Info: The Frequency – 10pm – $10 adv $10 dos – 21+

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

PETER MULVEY with special guest BRIANNA LANE

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk

Sounds Like: Greg Brown, Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky

Win A Pair Of Tickets: In “The Trouble With Poets,” Mulvey sings:  “The trouble with poets is they talk too much / They tell us it hurts them a little more / And we cannot tell if they make this up / We’ve never stood in their shoes, in skins, in their heads, on their shores…”  If you could stand in the shoes of any poet, who would you choose and why?  Let us know in the comments section below.

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 5pm – $12 adv $12 dos – 21+

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

THE RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND with JASON SPOONER

Genre: Jam Band, Folk, Soul

Sounds Like: Keller Williams, Tea Leaf Green, Railroad Earth

Win A Pair Of Tickets: In “Shuffling Paper,” Ryan sings about the monotony of the 9-5 office job.  If you wrote a song about your current job, what would the title be?  Post your responses in the comments section below.

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

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

GOO GOO DOLLS with special guests THE SPILL CANVAS

Genre: Alternative Rock

Sounds Like: Collective Soul, Augustana, The Wallflowers

Win A Pair Of Tickets: We’ll be holding a special ticket giveaway for this show on Thursday, September 30.  Please check back to see how you could win!

Show Info: Capitol Theater – 7:30pm – $47.50 and $38.50 – all ages

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

KING KHAN & THE SHRINES with special guests GENTLEMAN JESSE & HIS MEN

Genre: Garage Rock, Soul, Punk

Sounds Like: The Black Lips, The Dirtbombs, Thee Oh Sees

Win A Pair Of Tickets: If you built a shrine to any artist, who would it be, and what objects/idols would you use to honor their greatness?  Leave your responses in the comments section below.

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

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Winners will be chosen and notified tomorrow, September 28th.

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11 Responses

  1. I travel a lot for work and there’s at least one time every day where I think to myself, “this is all just such a waste…we’re consuming and taking but not giving anything back to the earth.” That’s what makes me want to “crawl back to the sea.”

  2. The most valiant person I know is for sure my mom. She has traveled to hell and back numerous times without even so much as complaining( I know because i’ve taken her there). She has slain many dragons for me in my life time and will be a warrior until the end of time. Plus she makes a mean cheesecake.

  3. top 5 outlaw songs:

    poncho and lefty – willie nelson and merle haggard

    the gambler – kenny rodgers

    take the money and run – steve miller band

    highwayman – the highwaymen

    luckenbach TX – waylon jennings

  4. A shrine to an artist? I would have a shrine in my musty and unfinished (but still livable) basement in honor of Bob Pollard. A simple old 4 and 8 track recorder, a pad of paper (very thick one) containing a collection of drawings and clippings of strange linework, images, illustrations , words, phrases, passages, titles—- that have caught my eye over the hours, days, years of my life in the course of just living and being… An old vinyl copy of a Moby Grape or Procul Harum album. A cooler of cheap cans of beer.

  5. I’d build a shrine to Hank Williams and fill it with whiskey, tears, and cab fare. And the bones of Marty Robbins.

  6. I want to ‘crawl back to the sea’ when I think of how poorly homosexual citizens are treated in this country. COMPLETELY ridiculous. Maybe what we need is some more Thermals in office…

  7. The Acorn:

    It should be illegal to have a company meeting when the office coffee machine is broken.

  8. If i was to build a shrine to an artist it would probably david bowie because you could have sooo much funky stuff in there. my room is already on its way to becoming a shrine to him now haha with posters eeverywhere!

  9. Thanks for such thoughtful answers, everyone! These are such fun to read. The contest is now closed. Congrats to:

    Danielle for Vailent Thorr

    Brandon for The Thermals

    Burt for King Khan

    Steve for Blitzen Trapper

    Mandy for The Acorn

    Rock on!

  10. I would build a shrine to King Khan & The Shrines because, well, they’re amazing.
    I would have two gorilla dolls, one male dressed in a light blue tuxedo and one female dressed in a white lace wedding dress (that’d be me). Lots of candles, christmas lights (multi-colored). Gold tinsel too, of course. Garlands of chrysanthemums everywhere, of course. Animal bones, teeth, and fur would cover the shrine. As well as two large tubes of Braunschweiger. Probably pyramids of carefully piled fennel also. This shrine WILL happen, by the way.

  11. Something that makes me want to crawl back to the sea? anything yuo can hear on Z104. new age hip hop is so bad. theres just people like Justin Beiber and Miley Cirus who are HUGE names and they just ‘write’ pop songs that are not very good in anyway. i DO wish to go back to a time before MTV and seeing how people really got music out there.

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