Artists You Should Know: The Rural Alberta Advantage (plus ticket giveaway)

Rural Alberta Advantage

So what exactly is the advantage to growing up in rural Alberta?  Besides living in the midst of some breathtaking scenery, for singer/guitarist Nils Edenloff, it would seem that it’s the ability to craft intensely beautiful folk-influenced indie rock songs.  His band,  The Rural Alberta Advantage, exploded onto the indie scene only recently but they’re quickly proving to be one of the most buzz-worthy new groups around.  Madison music lovers will be lucky enough to get a taste of their addictive Canadian-flavored sound this Sunday, June 21st at the High Noon Saloon.  Read on to learn more about this talented trio and find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.

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Artists You Should Know: The Detroit Cobras (with ticket and mp3 giveaway)

The Detroit Cobras

Next Friday Madison will be treated to the devastatingly hip retro sounds of one of the Midwest’s greatest cover bands.  Described as “combining girl-group hooks and harmonies with high-octane, Motor City garage rock, the Detroit Cobras conjure the 1960s era of Top 40 AM radio and vinyl 45s…singer Rachel Nagy has attitude to burn and the mixed-gender band plays with plenty of rough-hewn energy.”  ( We’ve got the full story below, plus free mp3 downloads and a chance to win tickets to their show.

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Artists You Should Know: Pretty Lights Ticket Giveaway!

 Pretty Lights

Following their gig supporting Sound Tribe Sector 9 earlier this year, jamtronica kingpins Pretty Lights will return to Madison this Saturday for a show at the High Noon Saloon!  Want to find out more about the band whose music “can snap your neck while simultaneously shedding your tears”?  How about scoring some FREE TICKETS to the show???  Read on!    

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Artists You Should Know: Sly & Robbie (+ Ticket Giveaway)

Sly and Robbie

It has been said that the musical partnership of Kingston natives Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare “re-etched the very landscape of not just Jamaican music, but the entire world’s.”  That’s a heavy claim to make, but it’s certainly no overstatement.  It’s estimated that they have played or produced over 200,000 tracks!  We’re so fortunate to have this touring pair make a stop in Madison on June 10th.  Read on to find out more about their impressive ongoing legacy and find out how you can win a pair of tickets to the show!

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Artists You Should Know: Black Moth Super Rainbow (plus free mp3!)


No heavy artists egos here–this is truly a band that’s all about the music.  The band members prefer not to be photographed and perform under aliases as eccentric as the experimental, psychedelic indie sounds they produce.  Read on to find out what they’re all about before they roll into town on Thursday, and download a FREE mp3!  (Get tix here!)

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