This Week in Shows

Sunday June 22
SMOKING POPES

“With a singer (Josh Caterer) who can make the most melancholic, fretting passage seem like a whistling, carefree, Willie Wonka-kissed day..and a band who is gleeful, but not in a churlish-youthful way, Smoking Popes are one of the most deceptively pleasant-sounding bands going.” -Artistdirect.com

I Know You Love Me- Smoking Popes

with
FRISBIE
8pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122
$10 adv $12 dos – 18+
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Sunday June 22
COTTON JONES BASKET RIDE

‘”Fruits Are Overflowing” extended the ’60s vibe, using a somber, Doors-like intro that escalated into a soulful duet between Nau and McGraw.”- WashingtonPost.com

cotton jones basket ride

with
PALE YOUNG GENTLEMEN
8pm Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900
$7 at the door / $7 adv – 21+
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Wednesday June 25
WANDA JACKSON & THE LUSTRE KINGS

The Queen of Rock -N- Roll then..

and now (still rocking!)


8pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122
$15 adv $17 dos – 21+
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Friday June 27

If you like: Chris Pureka, Erin McKeown, or Kris Delmhorst check out..

ROSE POLENZANI

rose polenzani

“Rose is a singer-songwriter out of the hot Boston coffeehouse/alt-country/folk/americana scene. Her music is characterized by her beautiful voice, acoustic guitar, and powerful lyrics.” – Last.fm

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MEG HUTCHINSON

Come Up Full- Meg Hutchinson

“…A master of introspective ballads filled with understated yearning and an exquisite sense of metaphor.” -Performing Songwriter
with special guest
ROSE COUSINS
6:30 pm early start time High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122
$10 – 18+
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Media Roundup: She & Him, The Hold Steady and many more shows announced

Summer has finally arrived — the time of year when “the living’s easy,” as the well-known Porgy and Bess line goes — but there is still plenty to do for Madison concertgoers, as multiple new concerts are being announced every week on a near-daily basis. As a result, this entry is something of an exercise in name-dropping, but it is a testament to the number of incredible shows in the coming months.

She & Him coming to the Barrymore!
Blogosphere favorites She & Him (comprised of actress Zooey Deschanel and renowned guitarist and producer M. Ward) will be rolling into the Barrymore Theatre for their first-ever Wisconsin show on Friday, August 8. Tickets are $20 in advance and are sure to go quickly.

Also among the many shows announced this past week: Cotton Jones Basket Ride are set to play Sunday, June 22, at Cafe Montmartre, and were profiled this week on the Washington Post site. Headlights are heading into town on Thursday, July 3, co-headlining at the High Noon Saloon with Dead Confederate. Check out Daytrotter to preview several free tracks from the Champaign, Ill., band.

Immortal Technique is lined up to head a packed bill of talented rappers on Sunday, July 20, at High Noon Saloon, and was recently highlighted in Prefix Magazine for his high school writing contest. Other artists in the July show include D.J. G.I. Joe, Poison Pen, The Circle and D.J. Arch.

Finally, The Hold Steady are returning to Madison on Monday, July 21, for a show at Majestic Theatre. The band is another blog favorite and was profiled this past week on Pitchfork and Paste Magazine, just to name a couple of headlines.

For continued updates on shows, and for ticket information and further details, be sure to bookmark TrueEndeavors.com or add the True Endeavors Google Calendar!

In terms of shows coming to town in the more immediate future, Buckethead was featured Thursday in the Capital Times, heading off an article spotlighting a number of other shows coming up this weekend from True Endeavors: French Kicks, Nels Cline Singers and the triple threat of Kate Walsh, Quincy Coleman and Brandi Shearer. Also don’t miss this entertaining interview with That 1 Guy, opening for Sunday’s Buckethead show at the Barrymore. When asked about his greatest lyrical influences, his answer? Shel Silverstein.

Finally, as usual, below are some reviews and photos from recent shows worth checking out:

“Though I consider myself a long-time admirer of [Langhorne Slim’s] music, his most recent self-titled release displays an artist who’s released his masterpiece to date. On stage he takes those songs and injects their passion and heart on the sleeve honesty into the crowd more than willing to move their feet and have a good time.” – Muzzle of Bees

” The visceral psychedelic blues from Dead Meadow was a first time treat for me and I was completely impressed. Apparently this is the first time that they have been in Madison but I’m sure they’ll be back again to blow us away.” – Madison Music Review

“It seemed almost surreal to have Tegan and Sara playing in the town I live in. I had seen them play 25 times since they last time they played here…” – Miss the Signpost’s notes from following the duo’s tour for several weeks

Photos of the Th’ Legendary Shack*Shakers’ High Noon Saloon show – Punk Rock Skunk