Halloween W(eek) Shows!

Happy Halloween weekend!

After all the costume parties, greedy trick-or-treaters, and horror movie marathons, we suspect you’ll need something to keep you entertained as you come down from your sugar high.  Settle into fall with a dose of relaxing folk, alt-country and Americana-tinged music this week.  You’ll have plenty of shows to choose from– Jeffrey Foucault and Kris Delmhorst, Hayes Carll, Horse Feathers and Carrie Rodrigez should all satisfy your desire for something a bit more on the organic side.

For those of you looking for a party, you’re in luck too–Atmosphere will be at the Orphem for a Halloween hip hop show, or..for a more adult party off-State come join us at the Acorn show and sample some Deaths Door Spirits!

Friday, October 31

What are you doing for Halloween?  Want to avoid State Street?  Don’t want to bother with a costume?

HIPSTER HALLOWEEN AT THE MOMO W/ DEATHS DOOR SPIRITS AND..

THE ACORN
“…The quintet has delivered the goods on what’s turned out to be a very confident first disc (Glory Hope Mountain) for Paper Bag Records, effortlessly combining polite, low-key folk balladry with unique world rhythms and often rousing indie rock.” -PopMatters.com
Genre: Folk, Indie, Rock

Check out this beautiful video for the Flood Part 1


Similar to: Hayden, Great Lake Swimmers, Bon Iver
with SHAKY HANDS and OHBIJOU
9:30pm Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900 $10 adv $10 dos — 21+

Come on down for the free Death’s Door Spirits Tasting that starts at 9pm.

Death’s Door Spirits will be at Café Momo this Friday night, serving up cocktails and sampling their award winning spirits.  Come early and try their entire line of products- Death’s Door Vodka, Gin and Whiskey, and talk to the producers of this fine Wisconsin product.  There will also be Death’s Door drink specials all night at the bar.

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ATMOSPHERE
PAINT THE NATION TOUR
“This is a matured and musical hip-hop duo and whether it is the fine contributions by Tom Waits and Tunde Adebimpe (on latest album) on separate songs, Ant’s soulful and majestic music, or Slug’s illustrious and poignant story-telling; it’s all superb.” -Delusions of Adequacy
Genre: Rap, Hip-Hop

Similar to: Murs, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock
Featuring ABSTRACT RUDE, BLUEPRINT, DJ RARE GROOVE
8pm Orpheum Theater $25 — all ages
$1 per ticket to benefit Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation Inc.

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Saturday, November 1
JEFFREY FOUCAULT + KRIS DELMHORST
“An album full of gravelly, gorgeously rolling poems about weather, trains, and love. Foucault pronounces his last name “Folk-alt,” which sounds something like one of those inadequate names given to the acoustic-guitar-driven musical genre of which he is an exceptional practitioner.” -The New Yorker
Genre: Folk, Americana, Alt-Country

Similar to: Josh Ritter, Jackie Greene, Tim Easton

with THE GET-RITES
7:30pm Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900 $12 – 21+
Jeff and Kris are headlining, but The Get-Rites are closing the show performing at 9:30 PM

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Sunday, November 2
HAYES CARLL
“Texas singer-songwriter Carll makes nouveau-outlaw country, poetic diction delivered with a rasp (a lover who “likes to lay naked and be gazed upon,” indeed). His best melodies are honky-tonk lamentations, with detours into banjo-plunking balladry (“Girl Downtown”) and Stones-y rock (“Bad Liver and a Broken Heart”).” -Entertainment Weekly
Genre: Americana, Country

Similar to: Old ’97s, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt
with JOHN EVANS BAND
8pm Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900 $10 adv $12 dos – 21+

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Wednesday, November 5
HORSE FEATHERS
“They are not evidence of a group wallowing in their own experimental pretentiousness. They are the finishing touches on an already admirable piece of work….The songs are expertly crafted. A great balance of textures, sweeping dynamic shifts and sparsely applied yet effective percussion are all used across a range of finely tuned, finely crafted and finely produced tracks.” -MusicOMH.com
Genre: Folk, Indie, Acoustic

Similar to: Band of Horses, Devendra Banhart, Damien Jurado

with JENTRI COLELLO

and ROBBY SCHILLER of the BLUEHEELS Solo

9pm The Frequency 608.819.8777 $8 at the door – 21+

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Thursday, November 6
CARRIE RODRIGUEZ
“On her latest CD, She Ain’t Me, Carrie Rodriguez creates lush dramatic soundscapes full of cosmic rhythms, ethereal melodies, and plenty of twang both in her voice and in the banjos and fiddles, to keep it the music grounded. I’m reminded of some of Roseanne Cash’s work of Emmy Lou Harris’ work. but what stands out in Carrie Rodriguez music is a feminine, sexy voice that commands attention.”
– TapRootRadio.com (7/30/08)
Genre: Americana, Folk, Country, Rock


Similar to: Pieta Brown, Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier
with ROMANTICA
9pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $12 adv $12 dos – 21+

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