Tonight’s Concert (11.20.09): Free MP3s From Haley Bonar

“She wrote the most fetching, poetic and sophisticated songs of her career for Big Star, and her lamb-to-lion vocal talents rose to the occasion.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Tickets Going Fast!

Avett

“Much like Ryan Adams before the speedballs dulled his fangs, The Avett Brothers are experts in mining the heart and soul of the modern American man. Love is an obvious theme, but so is finding freedom and maturity. Their lyrics are tough yet vulnerable, insightful yet homespun, manly yet emotional. The kind of thing that makes the girls giddy and the boys envious.” —Paste Magazine

The Avett Brothers’ show on October 21st may soon go the way of Ingrid Michaelson’s and Wilco’s—that is to say SOLD OUT!  Tickets are still available but going fast.  Buy yours now, before it’s too late.

Monday Concert Connection: Something For Everyone

Throw Me The Statue

Happy Monday!  This week we’re giving away tix to two very different, but equally exciting shows.  On Friday, indie rockers Throw Me The Statue and The Brunettes will hit the stage at the Annex, and The Coal Men will bring their alt-country inspired talents to The High Noon Saloon on Sunday.  Wanna win?  Read on…

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Artists You Should Know: Pieta Brown (ticket giveaway!)

Pieta Brown

It’s hard for any artist to step out of the shadows of their past.  Just ask Pieta Brown, daughter of folk icon Greg Brown.  Her challenge was not so much to dissociate herself from her father’s musical success entirely, but to transcend it–build a legacy of her own from the sturdy foundations of family tradition.  She has risen to the challenge with grace, intelligence and humility, qualities that shine through during her gorgeous performances.  Madison music fans will be treated to her brand of intimate, reflective, and fearless folk-country sound when she takes the stage at the High Noon Saloon this Friday.  Read on to find out more about this very special performer, and enter to win a pair of tickets to the show!

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Monday Concert Connection: TGIF

Pieta

The High Noon Saloon is the place to be this Friday!  Its stage will host the gorgeous, smokey, country-tinged folk of Pieta Brown early in the evening, followed by Doomtree‘s ferocious beats and underground hip hop sound.   Who says it’s too early to start planning your weekend?  Kick it off in style with a night of great music!  Read on to find out how you can win tickets to these shows.

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Monday Concert Connection: Ye Olde Ninety Sevens

Old 97s

Rhett Miller’s no stranger to Madison.  The sometime solo alt-country songsmith last captivated fans in our fine city back in February, and this time he’s returning with his band in tow.  Don’t miss The Old 97s when they play The Barrymore next Tuesday!

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This Weeks Shows & Downloads

We’ve got lots of videos, interviews, and songs you can watch or download for your very own.

Enjoy!

Friday June 27

ROSE POLENZANI

Genre: Indie/Folk/Americana

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MEG HUTCHINSON

Genre: Folk/Acoustic/Pop

The Boston Globe describes her sound as “elegant and free-floating melodies that feel both modern and rooted.

Song for Jeffrey Lucey- Meg Hutchinson

with special guest ROSE COUSINS

Friday, June 27, 6:30 pm early start time High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 – 18+

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Sunday June 29

PETE FRANCIS (of Dispatch)

Genre: Rock/Folk Rock/Jam Band

In his songs a poetic tension exists between textured imagery and pure improvised rock and roll. The record expresses Francis’ soulful rock, folk and blues influences with layered instrumentation of B-3 organ, lap-steel guitar, mandolin, and a driving rhythm section.

Similar to: Slightly Stoopid, John Butler Trio, Matt Nathanson, & Matt Costa

Shooting Star and the Ambulance- Pete Francis

Pete Francis Interview

with COLOURMUSIC

Genre: Pop/Rock/Experimental

messily refined indie rock..and innovative, yet catchy, melodies that work their way into your head without you even knowing it..wildly inventive shows, and it’s while performing that the band’s vivid personalities come through.

Similar to: The Flaming Lips, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, & Kings of Leon

Circles- Colourmusic

Free Downloads:

Colourmusic- Yes Yes Yes

Colourmusic- Circles

Colourmusic- Calling Your Name

Sunday, June 29, 8pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 –

18+

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Thursday July 3

DEAD CONFEDERATE

Genre: Rock/Psychedelic

Though the band is pinned as producing the same kind of indie rock aesthetic à la My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses, Dead Confederate dabbles in darker shades than their compared predecessors..Dead Confederate echo the Drive-By Truckers’ bittersweet southern rock angst with the smoke-heavy swagger of the Black Angels.

The Rat- Dead confederate

Dead Confederate Interview

Free Download:

Dead Confederate

with special guests ROCK PLAZA CENTRAL

Genre: Folk/Americana

After a pair of glowing reviews from the influential music website Pitchfork they have recently come to prominence as a major indie rock band.

..evocative lyrics and powerful instrumentation..an outstanding fusion of alt-country earnestness and indie rock absurdity. Without any trace of flaunt or deliberateness, this homespun epic proves as casual in tone as it is ambitious in scope… sure to have tears welling and fists aloft in raucous salute.”- Josh Berquist, PopMatters, April 2007

Similar to: Okkervil River, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, M. Ward, The Avett Brothers, & My Morning Jacket

My Children, Be Joyful- Rock Plaza Central

Rock Plaza Central Interview 2007

Free Downloads:

Rock Plaza Central- My Children, Be Joyful, 2006 Are We Not Horses

Rock Plaza Central- We’ve Got a Lot to be Glad For, 2006 Are We Not Horses

Thursday July 3, 9pm High Noon Saloon 608.268-1122 $8 adv $8 dos

18+

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Friday July 4

WORT-FM welcomes

STARS AND STRIPES EXTRAVAGANZA featuring ROBBIE FULKS AND FRIENDS

Genre: Country/Indie/Bluegrass

While most current country music is calculated to form an inoffensive backdrop to the suburban shopping experience, Robbie Fulks writes songs that make you think and feel and quite often laugh out loud.

Similar to: Steve Earle, Neko Case, & Lyle Lovett

Cigarette State- Robbie Fullks

plus ROMANTICA

Genre: Americana/Folk/Pop

With an album on Paste Magazine’s Top 100 of 2007 and comparisons popping up all over the place between singer/songwriter Ben Kyle and both Jeff Tweedy and Ryan Adams, it probably won’t be too long before you’ll no longer be able to catch these guys in such a cozy venue.

Drink the Night Away- Romantica

Free Downloads:

Romantica- The Dark (with Ryan Adams)

9:30 pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv and dos . 21+

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