Kid Sister NYE Party To Benefit AIDS Network

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TEN, the all-night dance party featuring Kid Sister on December 31st at the Orpheum will donate $1 from every ticket sold to support  AIDS Network.

Established in 1985, AIDS Network provides comprehensive, community-driven HIV/AIDS prevention and care services throughout South Central Wisconsin. This year’s focus is on education and prevention of oral herpes, how to treat them, etc.

Doors open at 9pm. Free champagne toast at midnight, free prizes throughout the evening, and breakfast at 5am.

Tickets $20 adv $25. All ages.

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Welcoming the Tribe, Affirming the Vibe.



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Ani, Indigo, Dar, et al Tickets Almost Sold Out

Just wanted to make sure our fans who want to attend the Progressive Magazine benefit concert get a heads-up before we sell out completely. Ticketmaster sales are now closed but you can still buy from the Orpheum box office: 608.255.4646. See you there!

Oh, & just a reminder for those that already have tix: Doors will open at 6pm. If you purchased a premium $100 ticket, you may enter 15 minutes earlier, at 5:45pm. The show starts at 7pm.

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Go Face-to-face with Your Favorite Artists!

Want the chance to MEET Ani Difranco, Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, Melissa Ferrick, Catie Curtis, Peter Mulvey & Hamell on Trial? Well here it is.

Tickets for this show are going fast, but there’s still time to buy general admission seats or to bid on VIP seats at the Progressive 100th Anniversary Concert through our True Endeavors auction! For the winning bidders, there will be an exclusive after-show party at the Orpheum with the artists. You can help raise additional funds for this important organization! Package also includes a 15 minute early entrance, custom silk-screened poster, a free 1-year subscription to The Progressive.

The auction closes Monday, click here to bid before it’s too late.

Note: The Ticketmaster site has closed the auction down but it will be back up and running at 10AM Saturday morning.

Check out the Isthmus’s coverage of the concert and conference!

This Week’s Shows- All You’ll Need

Need a break but lamenting the price of gas and the tumbling economy?  No need to leave town- experience the world through your local music venues.  This week in Madison offers up country, bluegrass, jam band, acoustic, americana, ska, reggae ,pop-punk, indie, folk, hip-hop, alternative, and surf from all reaches of the world.  Feel better?  Thought so.

Friday, October 17

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND

Genre: Country, Bluegrass, Jam Band

“With little radio support, Yonder Mountain has become one of the fastest rising touring bands in the country, its fanbase having ballooned over the past five years through steady gigging and high-profile festival sets, all of which are full of improv and none of which feature the same set list.” -yondermountain.com

Similar to: The String Cheese Incident, Railroad Earth, Phish, Old Crow Medicine Show

9:00pm @ Orpheum Theatre  (608.255.6005)   Tickets $25 adv $30 dos — all ages

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Saturday, October 18
An Evening with PERT ‘ NEAR SANDSTONE 

Genre:  Acoustic, Americana, Bluegrass

“They call themselves a ‘new-timey string band,’ but if you see them in action you would say they’re a steamroller of energy. Pert’ Near Sandstone plays bluegrass, both original and traditional, but they bring the old music to a young audience with their enthusiasm, tight harmonies and class.” -Dale Connelly and Jim Ed Poole, Minnesota Public Radio

Similar to: Twin-A, Will Bernard, The Goondocks

9:30pm @ Cafe Montmartre  (608.255.5900) $8 – 21+
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Sunday, October 19
SLIGHTLY STOOPID 

Genre: Ska, Reggae, Pop-Punk

Similar to: 311, Sublime, Fishbone

and B FOUNDATION with OUTLAW NATION  8:00 pm @ Barrymore Theatre (608.241.8864) $20 adv $25 dos – all ages
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JENNIFER O’CONNOR 

Genre:  Indie, Folk

“Over the past 6 years, Jennifer’s gotten scary good at this sort of thing, so much so that most other contenders for the hypothetical Nobel prize for Witty Pop Songs W/ Heart are either former members of this label’s roster (we’re thinking Manning/Phair/Daniel but if you wanna nominate someone more contemporary, please go right ahead) or they’ve already been embalmed in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.” -highroadtouring.com

Similar to: Elliott Smith,, Kathleen Edwards, Liz Phair, Kimya Dawson

with PATCHWORK 9:00pm @ Cafe Montmartre (608.255.5900)  $8 adv, $8 dos – 21+
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Monday, October 20
MURS 

Genre: Rap, Hip-Hop

“He may not have either the Democratic or Republican nomination, but California indie-hip-hop mainstay Murs (an acronym for “Making Underground Raw Shit”) is throwing his hat into the election ring with his seventh solo album and major-label debut, Murs For President, out tomorrow on Warner Bros. Murs For President finds the underground-rapper-gone-big-time retaining his verbose and engaging flow while sticking to the soulful, jazzy beats that have marked his best records, notably 2004’s Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition.” – SPIN

Similar to: Aesop Rock, Atmosphere. Brother Ali

with KIDZ IN THE HALL  9pm @ High Noon Saloon (608.268.1122)  $14 adv $16 dos – 18+
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MISSY HIGGINS

Genre: Pop, Alternative, Rock

“It wasn’t just that Missy Higgins played piano, or that she was barefoot. It was that she was, in her approach, doing what [Carole] King did in the 1970s: shunting aside any notions of how she ‘should’ look or what she “should” sound like, and focusing instead on strong melodies and earnest lyrics.” – Jon Gilbertson, JS Online

Similar to: Katie Melua, Norah Jones, Ingrid Michaelson, Kate Nash

with special guest JOSHUA RADIN 8:00pm @ Majestic Theatre (608.255.0901)  $16 – $23 – all ages
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Tuesday, October 21

THE EXPENDABLES 

Genre: Rock, Reggae, Surf

“Anyone who’s ever been to an Expendables show knows what Weers is getting at. To say that the band goes all out is a severe understatement. By the end of every performance, the band appears physically deflated–drenched in sweat, hoarse and half-drunk. But that’s the Expendables: balls to the wall, no exceptions.” -Garrett Wheeler, metrosatacruz.com

Similar to: The Aggrolites, Sublime, Pepper

with special guests OPM and REBULATION  8:00pm @ The Annex  (608.256.7750)  $12 adv $14 dos – 18+
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Hayden- Free Track

“Rich with imagery, and gorgeous with the most understated sound, be it plucky piano, lazy harmonica or some well-placed, carefully restrained gritty guitar…” – MSN

Hayden-Where and When, In Field & Town 2008

Hayden plays this Saturday September 27 with Marty Finkel, 9:30pm, Cafe Montmartre, 608.255.5900, $13 adv, $15 dos – 21+, BUY TICKETS NOW!