Live Music Photo Tuesdays – Bryan Adams & Del The Funky Homosapien

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On Friday night, Bryan Adams played to a standing ovation and two encores in the intimate setting of the Capital TheaterBryan, his acoustic guitar, Gary, a grand piano, and candle lit colored lights were the only items on the bare stage.  Bryan did not need much more because from the minute he stepped into the spotlight, the audience was captivated.  Early on, he even commented on how quiet the crowd was.  Thinking back, my quiet was a combination of feeling pretty special to be a part of this sort of “intimate living room” experience, disbelief that I was listening to a unique acoustic performance, and reminiscing as he sang hit after hit, word after word.  The crowd quickly shook off their star struck trance as Bryan found them singing along and screaming requests by concerts end.

On Saturday night, a genre about face took place as I entered the High Noon Saloon ready to witness Del The Funky Homosapien on his Funk Man Tour.  Performances by A.N.T., Serendipity Project, Bukue (Buku) One, along with Del, A-Plus, and DJ Zach Hendrix did not disappoint the packed house.   An interesting tidbit from the night was Del’s announcement that he is releasing his new album “Funk Man (The Stimulus Package)“, which released in April, as a FREE download.  You can get at http://delthefunkyhomosapien.bandcamp.com/Del kept it real in saying that he felt more people might listen to it if he gave it to them for FREE with no strings attached!   

What a great weekend of diverse music.  Hope you enjoy the photos.  Thanks for looking.

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This Week in Shows

Sunday June 22
SMOKING POPES

“With a singer (Josh Caterer) who can make the most melancholic, fretting passage seem like a whistling, carefree, Willie Wonka-kissed day..and a band who is gleeful, but not in a churlish-youthful way, Smoking Popes are one of the most deceptively pleasant-sounding bands going.” -Artistdirect.com

I Know You Love Me- Smoking Popes

with
FRISBIE
8pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122
$10 adv $12 dos – 18+
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Sunday June 22
COTTON JONES BASKET RIDE

‘”Fruits Are Overflowing” extended the ’60s vibe, using a somber, Doors-like intro that escalated into a soulful duet between Nau and McGraw.”- WashingtonPost.com

cotton jones basket ride

with
PALE YOUNG GENTLEMEN
8pm Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900
$7 at the door / $7 adv – 21+
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Wednesday June 25
WANDA JACKSON & THE LUSTRE KINGS

The Queen of Rock -N- Roll then..

and now (still rocking!)


8pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122
$15 adv $17 dos – 21+
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Friday June 27

If you like: Chris Pureka, Erin McKeown, or Kris Delmhorst check out..

ROSE POLENZANI

rose polenzani

“Rose is a singer-songwriter out of the hot Boston coffeehouse/alt-country/folk/americana scene. Her music is characterized by her beautiful voice, acoustic guitar, and powerful lyrics.” – Last.fm

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MEG HUTCHINSON

Come Up Full- Meg Hutchinson

“…A master of introspective ballads filled with understated yearning and an exquisite sense of metaphor.” -Performing Songwriter
with special guest
ROSE COUSINS
6:30 pm early start time High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122
$10 – 18+
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This W(eek!) in Shows

Watch out Madison music fans, lots of shows to check out this week highlighting talent in smaller rooms. Catch them before they are too big to get cozy with!

Today Friday April 25

SPLIT LIP RAYFIELD

Genre: Bluegrass

“Slap your knee to these guys and you’ll be sore the next day.” – New York Press

Split Lip Rayfield- Truth and Lies

With THE JAVELINAS Friday 9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $12 adv – 21+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Sunday April 27

THE ACORN

Genre: Indie/ Folk Rock

“..a melodic hodgepodge of brass, rumbling drums, intricately plucked guitars, and Klausener’s plangent vocal melody do more than their parts to propel a charming, inspirational lyric. Elsewhere, the group avoids generic world-music traps, using dynamic shifts and evocative instrumentation to forward the narrative…” -Pitchfork

The Acorn- The Flood Pt.1

With special guests JOHN CRAIGIE + MARTY FINKEL Sunday 8:00 pm @ Café Montmartre 255-5900 $8 BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Monday April 28

LIONS

Genre: Rock

Lions create a blend of retro riffage, artful noise, melodic interludes, and revolutionary attitude with a live show that has been described as “furious” with “a full- frontal assault” that will leave you “half-deaf and disoriented.”

Lions- Metal Heavy Lady featured on the Guitar Hero 3 game

With DROIDS ATTACK and UNITED SONS OF TOIL Monday 8:30 pm @ The Annex 256-7750 $7 – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Tuesday April 29

FOALS

Genre: Pop

“The British band takes cues from recent dance-rock and post-punk revivalism as much as the early-’80s stuff that inspired the revival in the first place” -Onion AV Club

Foals- Balloons

2 Free Song Downloads Here

With WORRIER Tuesday – early show 7:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $10 dos – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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THE MEDIC DROID + A CURSIVE MEMORY

Genre: Techno/ Rock/ Power Pop/ Indie/ Alternative

The Medic Droid

Free Song Download From The Medic Droid

Genuine sound that dances with ACM’s overwhelming sense of raucous energy and refusal to take themselves too seriously.

A Cursive Memory- Everything

Learn More About Both of These Bands or Enter to Win Tickets Here

With special guests SINGLE FILE and THE WHITE TIE AFFAIR Tuesday 6:30 pm (doors open 6:00 pm) @ Orpheum Stage Door 255-8755 $8 / $10 dos – all ages BUY TICKETS NOW ! Tickets also available at Strictly Discs

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Thursday May 1

CHRIS PUREKA

Genre: Americana/ Indie/ Acoustic

One stark, solo acoustic guitar builds into layered swan songs and raspy serenades that resonate with unassuming depth and candor.

Chris Pureka- Interview and Song Momentary Thief

Plus MARTHA BERNER special early start time Thursday 6:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $10- 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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PETE FRANCIS (of DISPATCH) + MATT POND PA

SORRY EVERYBODY- THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED BY THE ARTISTS. WE WILL FILL YOU IN IF WE LEARN MORE- REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE POINT OF PURCHASE!

Genre: Folk Rock/ Indie/ Pop

“Pete Francis (of Dispatch) presents a style combination of Funk, jazz, reggae, folk with musical influences of Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, which culminates into a sound that takes you on an amazing ride.” -CD Baby

Pete Francis- Shooting Star and the Ambulance

“Employing handclaps, sing-along choruses, and guitar solos with equal measure, the more intricate musical arrangements punctuate and add layers to Pond’s slow-burning guitar melodies.” -The Boston Globe

Matt Pond PA- Sunlight

With special guest DICK PRALL Thursday 9:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $15 adv and dos – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW !