Andrew Bird Remembers His Last Fall In Madison + Win A Pair Of Tickets

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Growing up in Madison, the autumn was always that time of year when I could convince myself the weather wasn’t trying to kill me. There’s a quiet beauty to the fall season here in town, made even more precious by its sudden and inevitable passing.

The runaway leaves gather on the sidewalks like piles of golden coins while the wind whispers past in long, steady breathes, if only for a short time. Driving lost along our city’s one-way streets, every gust brings with it a fond memory, from pumpkin shakes and tattered sweaters to entire afternoons spent rolling in the grass.

Before performing this Wednesday, September 26 at Overture Hall (tickets here), we asked Andrew Bird about his own memories of the fall via e-mail. Here is what he had to say:

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Conor Oberst and Andrew Bird Ticket Bundle Discount

Conor Oberst Andrew Bird discount bundle

If you’ve hesitated to pick up tickets to see Conor Oberst or Andrew Bird‘s upcoming Madison shows because they were just a wee bit out of your price range, we’ve got a new deal that will hopefully ease the strain on your wallet.

A limited number of tickets to both shows have been bundled together in one package priced at $48, which represents a savings of $20, or $10 per show.

This special deal is not valid on prior sales, and is available via window and phone sales only, not through the internet.

Get down to the Overture Center box office or charge by phone at 608.258.4141 to claim your majorly discounted tickets now, before they’re all gone!

Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway: Andrew Bird Prize Pack!

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Indie music fans, we’ve got a giveaway that you won’t be able to refuse.

Enter now to win our Andrew Bird Prize Pack which includes two tickets to his upcoming show at Overture Hall on September 26, dinner for two at The Fountain of Madison, a meet & greet, and an autographed poster!

Share this giveaway on your Facebook timeline and get one bonus entry for every friends that enters through your link.

Click here to enter!


Related Content:  New Video From Andrew Bird: “Give It Away”

New Video From Andrew Bird: “Give It Away”

Andrew Bird

Tell us what you think of the new vid for Andrew Bird‘s “Give It Away.”

He’ll be in Madison for a September 26 Madison show at Overture Hall. Do you have your tickets yet?  They’re going fast!


Related Content:  Now Streaming: M. Ward’s “A Wasteland Companion”

Just Announced Madison Concert + Ticket Presale: Andrew Bird, 9.26.12

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

True Endeavors & Frank Productions present


Andrew Bird

Overture Hall – 7:30pm

$40/$33/$28 Reserved Seating – All Ages

Tickets on sale to the general public Friday, June 29 at 11am on our Music Calendar.

There will be a ticket presale on Thursday, June 28 from 10am to 10pm. 

4 ticket limit. 

Password: birdistheword

Media Roundup: Interviews, New Tunes and a Bit of Jail Time…

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!


Amy Winehouse has announced plans to launch a record label of her own in the near future.  He first singing?  Goddaughter Dionne Bromfield.

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse


Joaquin Phoenix, the man who wowed audiences with his unforgettable portrayal of Johnny Cash in Walk The Line is at the center of this week’s most unexpected story in music.  The actor is leaving Hollywood behind to pursue a career in music–specifically, hip-hop.  Seriously.


Check out this fun interview with Gregg Gillis, the man behind Girl Talk, from

Gregg Gillis, of Girl Talk

Gregg Gillis, of Girl Talk


While you’re eagerly waiting for The Virgins to play Madison on Feb 3rd (get tickets here), check out their interview on The Guardian‘s podcast.  Also featured? Animal Collective.


In reunion news, of which there seems to be no shortage these days, glam rockers Mott The Hoople are reforming for two London shows in celebration of 40 years since the band’s 1969 formation.


Have a listen to the latest from Neko Case, “People Got A Lot of Nerve,” off her upcoming album, Middle Cyclone.

Neko Case

Neko Case


The folks at have compiled a list of the best metal of 2008–and preview what’s to come this year.


In a revolutionary move to free themselves from the crippling grip of corporate influence, L.A. radio station Indie 103.1 is saying goodbye to the airwaves and hello to the internet.


Massively prolific songwriter Ryan Adams announced to much shock that he is done making music. Wanna place bets on how long his musical abstinance actually lasts?  I give it a month.

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams


Gary Kurfirst, the incredibly influential manager, promoter, publisher, producer, and label executive, has passed away.

____________________________ has asked the mothers of some of indie rock’s favorite wiz kids (such as Bon Iver, Beirut, Adam Green, and Les Savy Fav) to comment on the music that their children make.  Read what the proud moms had to say!


Boy George, who was found guilty of false imprisonment, has been sentenced to 15 months in prision.

Boy George

Boy George


Andrew Bird‘s new album, Noble Beast, is streaming in-full on

Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird


See the “Queen of Rockabilly” on us (and lots of free downloads)!

Don’t miss this rock maven as she rolls the house in Mad-town. If you are a fan of any amplified music from the last 50 years there is no other choice but to pay your respects..


Every Night is Saturday Night- About Wanda Jackson and her roll in the birth of rock-n-roll

Wednesday June 25, 8pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv $17 dos – 21+



Also don’t miss crooners

ROSE POLENZANI (born in our own Waukesha WI)

“Evocative stories that one wants to curl up with, like a cherished book…” says Time Out New York

“Somewhere in-between the raw emotion of singer Patty Griffin and the poetry of Anne Sexton, you’ll find Rose Polenzani.”
 -Utne Reader

Lots of free downloads, check ’em out then buy her albums at the show!

Rose Polenzani- Blue Angel, 2004 August

Rose Polenzani- Explain it to me, 2004 August

Rose Polenzani- Merzidotes, 2004 Tabletop People

Rose Polenzani- Fell, 2001 Rose Polenzani

Rose Polenzani- Mary Lee, 2001 Rose Polenzani

Rose Polenzani- Or (featuring the Indigo Girls), 1999 Anybody

Rose Polenzani- Abalin (featuring Andrew Bird), 1999 Anybody

Rose Polenzani- You Dont Know, 1998 Dragersville

Rose Polenzani- In The Middle, 1998 Dragersville



“I’ve heard it said that we become writers not because words come easily to us, but because we are always struggling to find the right words. I know this to be true in my own life. Every day I’m struck by something that leaves me speechless. Usually it’s something very simple, very ordinary..

Of all the possible words, in every possible combination, what are the right ones for that moment? What are the words that have never been used before to describe something we all know? That’s what I’m after.” -Meg Hutchinson

Seeing Stars- Meg Hutchinson

with special guest ROSE COUSINS Friday, June 27, 6:30 pm early start time High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 –



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