March LIVE- Free Concert Tix and Pics

To all those “True Fans” who wish to reminisce or recreate the memories, this is for YOU! Check out photos from last month’s shows and learn how you can get your pictures posted and win FREE tickets to an upcoming show!

March was a solid month for live music. With 16 different shows, ranging from small cafe performances to full-size theater productions, we witnessed a broad spectrum of musical styles and sounds that hailed from all parts of the U.S. From the hip-hop rhymes of Bronze Nazareth, to the electro-dub of STS9, we drowned ourselves in sound.

As one way to say “Thank You” to those who joined in, we have created this photo recap and a contest that is sure to please your creative palettes.  Send us any photo(s) that you have taken at a True Endeavors concert in 2009 to become automatically eligible to win a FREE PAIR  of tickets to the show of YOUR CHOICE between April 16 – April 24. Yep, you heard us right, that’s 11 shows to choose from (see our calendar).  If we like your photos, they may just end up being posted. All winners will be announced Tuesday, April 14.

Please send your photos to Shelley at shellpeckham@trueendeavors.com

Blind Pilot

delivered their signature acoustic, indie rock melodies to an enthused audience at the Orpheum Stage Door on March 14.

Blind Pilot in Harmony

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Wednesday’s Week in Shows

Wednesday, March 11

An Evening with

RICHARD SHINDELL

Listen for Love
Official Website

Species
Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Acoustic

Relatives & Ancestors
Cry Cry Cry, Lucy Kaplansky, Dar Williams, John Gorka, Mark Erelli


“Shindell is a master builder of songs, yet always leading listeners toward the emotional essence of the moment or character he is evoking. As with all master craftsmen, knowing what to leave out is as important to him as what he puts in. Shindell has uncanny sense of the theater of a song, building his ballads sparely and subtly, set to sweeping graceful melodies.”
– SCOTT ALARICK, The Boston Globe

7:00 pm

High Noon Saloon

608.268.1122

$17- $20 dos – 21+

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Thursday, March 12

STS9

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Experimental, Jam Band, Electronic

Relatives & Ancestors
Lotus, Pnuma Trio, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits


“Music measures the temperature of the people. Consumerism and the corporate media have taken us all down the path of cynicism, apathy and nihilism. If the message on the new record is anything, it’s to blast that shit.”
-Hunter Brown, Guitarist

“Our underlying intention isn’t to say what we feel is right or wrong. It’s merely an expression to inspire people to find what inspired us to make music.”
-Jeffree Lerner, Percussionist

with

PRETTY LIGHTS

8:00 pm

Orpheum Theater

608.255.6005

$26 — all ages

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$1 of every ticket sold goes to the MAKE IT RIGHT FOUNDATION to aid in STS9’s goal of building a home in New Orleans in 2009.

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Saturday, March 14

An Evening with

JOAN BAEZ

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Classic Rock

Relatives & Ancestors
Bob Dylan, Peter Paul & Mary, Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger

“It’s been a long time since I’ve had an entire album of songs that speak to the essence of who I am in the same way as the songs that have been the enduring backbone of my repertoire for the past 50 years.”
– Joan Baez

“A half century into her career, folk icon Joan Baez is making a return of sorts—not to vintage material, but to songs that evoke the spirit and message of her defining early work…Baez has never sounded wiser, or more deeply human.”
-The Boston Herald

“Bowery Songs reminds us that at crucial moments during her long and storied career – which is to say, at crucial moments in America’s history over the past four decades and then some – Joan has recorded and released live performance albums that have served as critical barometers of our times.”
-JamBase.com

8:00 pm

Barrymore Theatre

608.241.8864

$45 – all ages

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$1 per ticket to benefit ivaw.org

 

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Saturday, March 14

THE BROKEN WEST and BLIND PILOT

with

CRANE YOUR SWAN NECK

Listen for Love
THE BROKEN WEST Myspace
BLIND PILOT Myspace

Species
THE BROKEN WEST
Indie, Rock, Alternative
BLIND PILOT
Alternative, Folk, Indie Rock, Acoustic

Relatives & Ancestors
THE BROKEN WEST
The Whigs, A.C. Newman, Bound Stems, The Rosebuds, Portastatic
BLIND PILOT
Bon Iver, Horse Feathers, Rosi Golan, Holly Conlan, Steve Reynolds


“The Broken West are a talented group of young musicians united in their love of “the song.” Whether it be in the studio or on stage, where their raucously energetic live show is a site to behold, their enthusiasm and optimism are infectious, as it should be. What you hold in your hands is an extraordinary new album from an amazing young band destined to be reckoned with for years to come.”
-JamBase.com


“Every single song on this album is memorable and important, with loaded lyrics and gliding melodies. Reminiscent of The Shins and Iron and Wine with a little more punch and momentum, Blind Pilot is Portland based Israel Nebeker (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Ryan Dobrowski (drums) at the helm.”
-JamBase.com

9:30 pm

Orpheum Stage Door

608.255.6005

$10 adv – $12 dos — all ages

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Monday Ticket Giveaway Triple Threat!

Hey blog readers!  Ready for another round of ticket giveaways?  Of course you are!  This week we’ve got three great shows for you to win tickets to including one very exclusive giveaway.  Read on to find out how you can win…

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Richard Shindell

Richard Shindell

Richard has a song called “Texas Ranger.”  In honor of the most famous ranger of them all, post a link to the most hilariously corny video of Chuck Norris’ Walker that you can find.  (There are TONS of great clips out there…) If you do, you and a guest could attend Richard’s show on us!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 7pm
High Noon Saloon
$17- $20 dos – 21+

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Sound Tribe Sector 9

STS9

If you had your own Sound Tribe, how would you initiate your members?  Post your response below and you may find yourself on the guest list +1 to this big show!

with PRETTY LIGHTS
Thursday, March 12, 2009 8pm Orpheum Theater
$26 — all ages

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The Broken West + Blind Pilot

The Broken WestBlind Pilot

The Broken West have a song titled “You Can Build An Island.”  If you happened to be stranded on an island, what 5 albums would you want to make sure that you had on hand to make the days a little less lonely?  Why?  Give us your list and you and a friend might get to see these two amazing bands for free!

with CRANE YOUR SWAN NECK
Saturday, March 14, 2009 9:30pm Orpheum Stage Door
$10 adv – $12 dos — all ages

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As always, be creative and HAVE FUN with these ticket giveaways! We’ll announce winners based on your responses tomorrow, March 10th. Be sure to include your full name in your responses.

Also, our newsletter recipients will receive a chance this week to win tix to see the legendary Joan Baez so check those email boxes!

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