The True Endeavors Crew Names The Best Of 2009

Happy 2010!  We hope you all had a phenomenal time sending 2009 to the history books and welcoming the new year in style.  Like most music geeks and list junkies, we like to spend this time of year reflecting on all the music that moved us over the last 12 months.  Check out our picks for the best albums and live shows of 2009 below, and tell us how they compare to yours.

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Kid Sister Lands On Major “Best Of 2009” Lists

Big league music critics and podcasters Jim DeRogatis (Chicago Sun Times) and Greg Kot (Chicago Tribune) have both included Kid Sister’s Ultraviolet as one of their top ten favorite albums of 2009.  (Check out their complete lists here, and listen to their Sound Opinions podcast.)  This is a very big deal!

We’re thrilled to have Kid Sister in Madison as our featured performer for our all-night New Years Eve dance party.  If you haven’t grabbed them yet, get your tickets to the party of the year now!

Best Music Of The 00s: How Do You Remember This Decade In Music?

Following in the classic end-of-year tradition of reflection, the music press is already busy trying to compile their “best of” lists, providing a sort of time capsule document of good taste.  It’s hard enough chosing which albums should make the cut each year, and that task is made 10 times more daunting with the added challenge of determining which artists ruled our ears the most over the past decade.  The jury’s still out for us, but we wanted to share the top 50 picks from The Onion’s A.V. Club.  What do you think about the list?  Did your favorites make the cut?

This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: “This is a song for my simplest love…”

“This is intoxicating psych-indie for heady days in unbroken sunshine.” — The Observer

There’s just one show coming up this week, but it’s a big ‘un!  The sounds of California’s quirky, utopian musical collective of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are more infectious than the swine flu, and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  They’re heading to Madison for a show at the High Noon Saloon on Saturday, the 28th and we want you to be there.  Read on find out more about the group who put out one of the best records of 2009 and enter to win a pair of tickets to the show.

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