Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (1.4.12 – 1.10.12): Camper Van Beethoven

Camper Van Beethoven

Happy New Year, blog readers!  We’re excited kick 2012 off with a great show, as we welcome indie rock pioneers Camper Van Beethoven to the High Noon Saloon this Wednesday, January 4.

Read on to see how you could win a pair of tickets to the concert!  (And don’t forget, there are more chances to win if you find us on Facebook, sign up for the True Endeavors Newsletter, and follow us on Twitter.)

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Camper Van Beethoven Return To Madison, Tongue Still Planted In Cheek

Camper Van Beethoven

Much of the popular music in the 1980s was overblown and gimmicky, laden with a slick sound and shimmering pants. But between the big hair and stadium-filling production was a whole generation of musicians tearing away the glossy layers to get at something real. Camper Van Beethoven, with tongues planted firmly in cheeks, were one such act. Like a hobo stew of musical genres, they set out to make music that would kick against the “status quo.”

Camper Van Beethoven was formed out of the ashes of the California punk and hardcore movements of the early 80s, taking with it the ethos without so much of the sound. The band was heavily influential on the early DIY mentality and went on to record a host of college-rock staples. At a time when even progressive college radio relied heavily on guitar-laden punk and alternative, Camper Van Beethoven, with their eclectic instrumental variety and ska-inflected folk, were truly a breath of fresh air.

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Just Announced Madison Concert + Win A Pair Of Tickets: Camper Van Beethoven, 1.4.12

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Camper Van Beethoven

Camper Van Beethoven

High Noon Saloon – 8pm

$15 ADV $17 DOS – 21+

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