Monday Concert Connection – Free Tickets Here, Getch Yer Free Tickets!

So, a lot of the times, we’re asked the hefty question of where do you envision yourself in a month, a year, a decade? Here at True Endeavors, we like to keep it simpler, more relaxed. I think that’s because you can’t enjoy music in the future, or the past for that matter. Music is for the present. And as a present present (i.e. gift), we’d like to give you the opportunity to relax and enjoy your time here in Madison for FREE!

Don’t miss your chance to WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS to experience the sounds of Kelly Joe Phelps or All That Remains!
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Friday, May 15

KELLY JOE PHELPS

Genre: Blues, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Acoustic
Sounds Like: John Hiatt, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal


… while typically idiosyncratic, [Phelps is] as remarkable and offbeat as you’d expect from a man of such proven talent.
-Chris Jones of BBC

Win A Pair of Tix!: Describe the feeling you get, place you see yourself in and/or what you see yourself doing when you’re listening to Kelly Joe Phelps’ “Big Shaky”. You could be thinking just this on Friday!
Show Info: 7:00pm – 9:00pm (special early show), Cafe Montmartre, 608.255.5900, $15 adv – 21+

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Friday, May 15

ALL THAT REMAINS

with special guests

DIRGE WITHIN and LUNA MORTIS

Genre: Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal, Metal
Sounds Like: As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, Trivium


some great solo work, powerful double bass, and features one of the few Americans who can transition effectively from growls, to clean vocals that are actually sung in key with the right tone!
-Cody of allmetalresource.com

Win A Pair of Tix!: So, this is looking to be a pretty exciting show! What’s the most exciting concert you’ve been to? Things that would be good to know are who played, where it was, and what made it exciting?
Show Info: 8:00pm (7:00pm doors), The Annex, 608.256.7750, $16 adv $20 dos – 18+

Also Available at WJJO.com and at the following ticket outlets: Regent Street Retreat, B Side Records, Mad City Music and Strictly Discs

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Wednesday’s Week In Shows

Wednesday, March 4

AN HORSE

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Genre
Indie, Indie Rock, Indie Pop

Seasoned With
Tegan and Sara, Iron On, Rachael Cantu, Tender Forever, Bella


“When singer-guitarist Kate Cooper — one half of Aussie indie-pop duo An Horse — tells her ex-love she’s going to “play it back in reverse,” she’s not kidding. With drummer Damon Cox, Cooper turns the band’s debut into relationship post-mortem, rehashing a split over fuzzed-out riffs, hummable hooks and snarling beats.”
-RollingStone.com
 
Read our interview with An Horse!

with

WHATFOR and PEZZETTINO

8:00 pm
High Noon Saloon
608.268.1122
$8 – 18+

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Saturday, March 7

True Endeavors and Muzzle of Bees present:

HALEY BONAR

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Genre
Folk, Indie, Singer-Songwriter

Seasoned With
Chris Koza, Jeremy Messersmith, Kid Dakota, Romantica, Mouthful Of Bees, KaiserCartel


“More crucially, she possesses a voice that’s ideal for conveying mixed emotions about romance, fame, life, what have you: On ‘Arms a Harm’ and opener ‘Green Eyed Boy’, she sounds freshly bruised and tender, but sings forcefully rather than quietly. Tempering that vulnerability is a natural wryness on ‘Better Half’ and the country-tinged stand-out ‘Highway 16’. She never sounds better than at the end of opener ‘Green Eyed Boy’, singing wordlessly but emphatically as the song crashes around her.”
-Pitchfork

with

BEN WEAVER

9:30 pm
Cafe Montmartre
608.255.5900
$10 adv $10 dos – 21+

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Sunday, March 8

RALPH’S WORLD

( Full Band Date)

Listen for Love
Website
Myspace

Genre
Children’s Music, Rock, Alternative

Seasoned With
Raffi, The Wiggles, Justin Roberts, Dan Zanes, Laurie Berkner


“One of America’s finest pure-pop singer-songwriters has transformed a genre known for pap into priceless pop. Covert’s six perfect albums of children’s music sport an incredibly diverse array of musical styles — punchy rock, wistful folk, giddy pop — that bring to mind the most enjoyable and playful aspects of Paul McCartney’s melodic solo work “
– Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News

11:00 am
High Noon Saloon
608.268.1122
$15 adv/dos (Family 4-pack $50)
Babes in arms — free

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Sunday, March 8

TEA LEAF GREEN

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Genre
Jam, Jamband

Seasoned With
The String Cheese Incident, moe., Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Perpetual Groove, Widespread Panic


“However, their ability to be thoughtful and technically skilled never got in the way of a pervasive “good times” feel, one of their distinctive features as live performers and an ace they hold against the other players in the touring game. Watching the capacity crowd from the balcony ebb and rise in time to their machinations, one felt they reached out to the whole room. To paraphrase a line from Stillwater’s Jeff Bebe, they looked for the one guy not getting off in the back and made him pop.”
-Dennis Cook, Jambase.com

with special guests

OUTFORMATION

8:00 pm
High Noon Saloon
608.268.1122
$15- 18+

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What to do with Yourself (this weekend)

There may not be many True Endeavors shows this weekend but there is still plenty to do!  Want to rock out for a good cause?  Check this out on Friday…

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Also going on:

Tonight of course you should sweat out your cares with Greensky Bluegrass at the High Noon Saloon

Saturday local songstress Jentri Collelo shows off songs from the album that made it to many Best of Year lists @ Cafe Montmartre, she is joined by Chris Koza Band as well as Court & 7th

also Saturday the local roller derby league Mad Rollin Dolls hosts the season opener

every Saturday Atlas Improv offers up “theatre sports” comedy at Electric Earth Cafe on W. Washington

and Sunday check out some eco-friendly winter wear at Edgewood’s DeRicci Gallery

Enjoy!

A 2008 Concert Photo Re-View

Before we look ahead to all the great shows True Endeavors will be bringing to us in 2009, maybe we should look back at some photos from 2008.  The gallery below includes an assortment of images from the shows that I was fortunate enough to attend.  From American Music Club to That 1 GuyKT Tunstall to Susan Tedeschi, Buckethead to Lyle Lovett and BRMC to EODM…it was a terrific mix of great music and interesting subjects to shoot. The full galleries for each show can be found via the “Live Concert Photos” link. Have a safe and happy new year! 

The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady

KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall

All photos © Copyright 2008 Bryan Gladding

Click HERE for more photos of these and other bands by concert photographer Bryan Gladding (In the Muck Photos)

Email IntheMuck (at) gmail.com for permission to use photos or for booking information.

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Jennifer O’Connor: Free mp3 downloads!

Jennifer O’Connor will be playing at Cafe Montmartre on October 19th, but you can get a preview of her deeply personal songwriting right now!

Click to download!

Jennifer O’Connor – “Here With Me”

Jennifer O’Connor – “Valley Road ’86”

Photos from Josh Harty’s CD Release Party

Here are some photos from a fun-filled evening this past Friday night at the Cafe Montmartre, where Josh Harty celebrated the release of his new CD “A Long List of Lies”.

 

 

 

 

 

All photos © Copyright 2008 Bryan Gladding

Click HERE for more photos of these and other bands by concert photographer Bryan Gladding (In the Muck Photos)

Email IntheMuck (at) gmail.com for permission to use photos or for booking information.

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Media Roundup: Happy 4th! More concerts announced!

If American independence isn’t enough reason to celebrate on this beautiful Friday, with a long weekend allowing time to relax, we’ve got a number of shows spotlighting rising talent to mark on your calendar in the coming months.

Sunday, July 27, Brooklyn pop-rockers The XYZ Affair play at the High Noon Saloon.  The band, whose members met while attending New York University, are gaining a following for their catchy melodies that draw comparisons to their friends and colleagues Jukebox the Ghost, or even The Rocket Summer.  To learn more about the band’s history — and who lead singer Alex Feder feels would win in a fight between an elephant and two bears — check out the following interview from earlier in the month.

Eef Barzelay, of Clem Snide fame, will also be rolling into Madison this summer on the heels of the release of Lose Big, an album that has been grabbing attention from music critics across the nation.  The album has been recently featured in the Washington Post and featured as NPR’s Song of the Day.  Barzelay, who was born in Tel Aviv, plays Thursday, August 6, at wine bar Cafe Montmartre — I would recommend pairing this show with a brisk malbec.

Singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim last rocked Madison in May, but returns to the Orpheum Stage Door with Centro-Matic on Friday, September 12.  Check out this interview with the Brooklyn performer to learn more about his sophomore release and outlook on music.

Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet

Finally, Chicagoland native and Bonnaroo darling Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow  Quartet (featuring renowned master of mandarin Bela Fleck) will play the Barrymore Theatre for a very special show on Tuesday, September 16, midway through a busy fall touring season.  The 28-year-old appears to be living the “American dream” with critics and fans alike falling in love with her folky sound.  Learn more about Washburn in this interview with The Sequitur and check the band out in a recent studio performance for KPBS.

America, you don’t look so bad for 232…