Pics and Video From Our Recent Bowerbirds Show At The High Noon Saloon

Bowerbirds

As just about anyone who populated the High Noon Saloon last Sunday night can attest, the sweetly soulful, mellow sounds of Bowerbirds in a live setting are nothing short of spectacular.  The North Carolina-based indie folk headliners were not, however, the only band who successfully mesmerized the eager ears of the audience.  Performances by opening acts Peter Wolf Crier and Sharon Van Etten no doubt earned the respective artists a great many new fans as well.

We’d like to share a few still photos (by Shelley Peckham) and live video (from Justin Kibbel) to remember the night by, as well as a link to listen to the full album stream of Peter Wolf Crier’s latest release, Inter-Be. Enjoy!

Were you at the show? Post your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Sharon Van Etten Talks To Muzzle Of Bees

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“This is a remarkable album, quietly riveting, translucently pure, and infused with eccentric intelligence.” Dusted Magazine’s Jennifer Kelly on Sharon’s latest album, Because I Was In Love

Sharon Van Etten has one of those rare voices that cuts straight to the hearts of her listeners.  Following in the vein of beloved indie gals like Cat Power and Jana Hunter, Van Etten creates songs that (to borrow a phrase) float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.

Naturally, we’re more than a little excited to get to see her perform live in Madison at the High Noon Saloon this Sunday (Jan. 17th) when she opens for Bowerbirds.  (Tickets for that show are still available here.) To find out more about this incredible artist, check out Alex Schaaf’s recent “6 Questions” interview with her (plus a free mp3 download!) over at Muzzle of Bees.

Hope to see you at the show on Sunday!

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Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (1.13-1.19): Ralph’s World and Bowerbirds

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Happy Monday, Madison!  To help kick those back-to-work blues away, why not start making fun plans for next weekend?  It’s never too early!  We’re bringing you music for all ages this Sunday at the High Noon Saloon, starting with kids’ fave Ralph’s World at 11am, and Bowerbirds later that evening.  Read on to find out more about these artists and enter to win tickets to the shows!

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Free MP3 Download: Bowerbirds’ “Northern Lights”

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“I don’t need from you a waterfall of careless praise/And I don’t need a trophy for all the games I played/But all I want is your eyes…”

This gorgeous, heartfelt song was one of my personal favorites from 2009, and it’s yours to download and enjoy free of charge.

If you’re jonesin’ to see these talented artists perform right here in Madison, you’re in luck!  The Bowerbirds will be at the High Noon Saloon on January 17th.  Tickets are available here.

Enjoy the song!

Bowerbirds – “Northern Lights”

More free Bowerbirds downloads can be found here.
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Monday Concert Connection!

Hey blog readers!  Starting this week, we’ll be combining Monday Ticket Giveaways with Wednesday’s Week In Shows.  Now when you check in on Monday, you can preview the shows that are coming up in the week and maybe even score some free tickets, all in the same post.  Read on to see what’s in store for this week and find out how you can win tix to Tallest Man On Earth or Good Old War!

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Tuesday, March 31

TALLEST MAN ON EARTH

Psst!  That’s not his real name…and he’s not even all that tall, but “Tallest Man On Earth” sure looks great on a concert poster!  Musicians love to get creative with their stage names, and there are a TON of great ones out there.  How many can you think of? Post your list in the comments and we’ll pick one lucky contestant to be added to the guest list for the show!

Use Your Ears
Myspace

Style of Sound
Singer-Songwriter, Folk

Best Friends With
Horse FeathersBon IverBowerbirds

Matsson’s melodies are remarkably pliant, and while it’s understandable to be skeptical of another skinny dude with a mustache, a guitar, and a worn-out copy of The Anthology of American Folk Music, the more time you invest in Shallow Grave, the more you’ll realize how unusually memorable it is. Ultimately, Shallow Grave transcends comparison– which is saying an awful lot, given the popularity of its prototype– and Matsson is a natural-born folksinger, earnest, clever, and comforting.
-Pitchfork.com

with special guest

RED CORTEZ

7:00 pm ( early show )
High Noon Saloon
$8 – 18+
608.268.1122

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Monday, April 6

Good Old War

There’s a line in Good Old War’s ‘We’ve Come A Long Way” that goes “I thought I’d learn to behave, but I don’t feel I’m acting my age.”  Is that supposed to be a bad thing?!  For those of you who refuse to grow up, let us know how you manage to stay young at heart.  Your response might just land you and a friend a spot on the guest list for the show!

Use Your Ears
Official Website
Myspace

Style of Sound
Folk, Indie, Acoustic

Best Friends With
Fleet Foxes”Anthony GreenRight Away, Great CaptainManchester Orchestra, Matt Pryor


an unabashed ode to the delicate sounds and intricate harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Simon & Garfunkel.
-Sam Sutherland of Alternative Press

with special guests

DANIEL AND THE LION and CHAD LUECK
8:00 pm
High Noon Saloon
$8 adv $8 dos – 18+
608.268.1122

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