Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (01.26-02.01): Ben Folds, Freedy Johnston & Darden Smith, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Fitz & The Tantrums, and Snoop Dogg

Fitz and the Tantrums

How ’bout those Packers, eh!?  We suggest celebrating their big win by doing some winning of your own.  We’re preparing for awesome shows from Ben Folds, Freedy Johnston & Darden Smith, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Fitz & The Tantrums (pictured), and Snoop Dogg this week, and giving away a pair of tickets to each and every one of them.  Read on to get the deets and find out how to enter to win!


Thursday, January 27, 2011


Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Indie, Piano Rock

Sounds Like: Ben Kweller, Guster, Ben Lee

Win A Pair Of Tickets: We’ll be holding a special giveaway for this show tomorrow (Tuesday, January 25).  Check back to find out how to enter!

Show Info: Overture Hall – 7:30pm – $36.50 – all ages


Friday, January 28, 2011


Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk

Sounds Like: Michael Penn, Matthew Sweet, Richard Buckner

Win A Pair Of Tickets: With Darden Smith’s song, “Turning To You” in mind, we want to hear about one spectacular friend who you always turn to when you need a laugh, some comfort, a listening ear, or a partner in crime.  Post your response in the comments section letting us know why he or she is such a great friend.

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 6:30pm – $10 ADV $12 DOS – 21+


Friday, January 28, 2011


Genre: Indie

Sounds Like: Wolf Parade, The Walkmen, Tennis

Win A Pair Of Tickets: Like most music fans, you’ve probably made and traded more than a few mix tapes in your day, so we want you to create one for us! Post a track list (at least 10 songs) of your favorite tunes of the moment.

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 9:30pm – $12 ADV $12 DOS – 18+


Sunday, January 30, 2011


Genre: Soul

Sounds Like: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, The Budos Band

Win A Pair Of Tickets: With the band’s debut EP “Songs For A Breakup, Vol. 1” in mind, we want to hear what your top 5 breakup songs are.  Post your list in the comments section below, and you might just win a pair of tickets to the show.

Show Info: High Noon Saloon – 8pm – $10 ADV $12 DOS – 18+


Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Genre: Rap, Hip Hop

Sounds Like: Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, 2Pac

Win A Pair Of Tickets: We’ll be holding a special giveaway for this show on Thursday, January 27.  Check back to find out how to enter!

Show Info: Orpheum Theatre – 8pm – $30 ADV $35 DOS – all ages


Winners will be chosen and notified tomorrow, January 25. When posting your response, please include the name of the show for which you are entering to win.

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9 Responses


    – Beck – Guess I’m Doing Fine
    – Bon Iver – Skinny Love
    – Jay-Z – 99 Problems
    – Phish – Wading in the Velvet Sea
    – Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

  2. Fitz & The Tantrums – Break Up Songs:

    *For No One – The Beatles
    *No One’s Gonna Love You – Band of Horses
    *Better Things to Do – Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
    *Crying – Roy Orbison
    *One More Hour – Sleater-Kinney
    *Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) – Mötley Crüe

  3. Tapes ‘n Tapes

    1. Harlem River Blues – Justin Townes Earle
    2. January Hymn – The Decemberists
    3. Ballad of Vitaly – Delta Spirit
    4. Don’t Haunt this Place – The Rural Alberta Advantage
    5. Lounge (Closing Time) – Modest Mouse
    6. A Slow Parade – A. A. Bondy
    7 Adultery – The Extra Lens
    8. Ship Made of Stone – The Dutchess and the Duke
    9. Chips Ahoy – The Hold Steady
    10. Dondante – My Morning Jacket

  4. Tapes ‘n Tapes;

    Since I’m so darn cold today, I’m going with this-

    In the Summertime- Mungo Jerry
    Snow is Gone- Josh Ritter
    Sunburns- The Shaky Hands
    Take Off Your Sunglasses- Erza Furman & the Harpoons
    In the Summertime – Rural Alberta Advantage
    Hello Sunshine- Langhorne Slim
    Folding chair-Regina Spektor
    Babys- Bon Iver
    The Sweltering Summer- Sat. Nite Duests
    When We Swam- Tao with the Get Down Stay Down
    Summer’s Day- Chief
    Kissing Like It’s Love- the Voyces
    The swimming Song- Vetiver

  5. Tapes ‘n’ Tapes 10-Song Playlist

    Best Coast – When I’m With You
    Electric Sunset – Future Dream
    Javelin – Vibrationz
    Phantogram – Mouthful of Diamonds
    Kate Nash – Kiss That Grrrl
    The Concretes – What We’ve Become
    LCD Soundsystem – Pow Pow
    Eux Autres – My Love Will Not Let You Down (Springsteen cover)
    Heligoats – Watertowers on Fire
    Poison Control Center – Being Gone

  6. Tapes & Tapes mix tape

    1. Anathallo – All the First Pages
    2. Mayday – Song of the Scaffold
    3. Elf Power – The Naughty Villain
    4. Superchunk – Rosemarie
    5. The Orange Peels – Something in You
    6. The Fall – The Container Drivers
    7. The Ike Reilly Assassination – Valentines Day in Juarez
    8. Stornoway – Watching Birds
    9. ‘Allo Darlin’ – Let’s Go Swimming
    10. Angus & Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane
    11. Portastatic – Noisy Night
    12. Blair – Kamikaze

  7. Fitz & The Tantrums Breakup Songs

    Cinerama – Maniac
    Beulah – Landslide Baby
    The Magnetic Fields – I Thought You Were My Boyfriend
    Ryan Adams – Why Do They Leave?
    Leonard Cohen – So Long, Marianne

  8. Here’s my entry for the Tapes & Tapes Tix!
    1. Cee-Lo Green : Its OK
    2. Aloe Blacc : Femme Fatale
    3. Elvis Costello : A Voice in the Dark
    4. David Bowie : TVC 15
    5. Jens Lekman : Opposite of Hallelujah
    6. Lonely Drifter Karen vs Kasai Allstars : Hunting on the Moon
    7. AC Newman : Get Guilty
    8. Prince : Raspberry Beret
    9. The High Places : Oceanus
    10. The Velvet Underground : Who Loves the Sun

  9. Tix go to Reem (for Ftiz) and Emilia (for Tapes). Thanks guys!

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