Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways 12.23-12.29: BoDeans

We have one show this week, but it’s a big one!  The BoDeans are returning to their native Wisconsin for what has become something of an annual end-of-year celebration at Madison’s Barrymore Theatre.  In years past, the boys from Waukesha have played infectiously fun performances to a packed house, and this year should be no different.  Read on to find out how you could win a pair of tickets (a $90 value) to their show on the 27th.  (Psst!  Concert tickets make a great last-minute holiday gift!  Just sayin’…)

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Just Announced Madison Concerts: Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Cameron McGill & What Army, The Clientele, Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), and Cracker (unplugged)

We’re adding shows for the new year left and right! The latest additions to our Music Calendar are Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Cameron McGill & What Army, The Clientele, Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), and Cracker (unplugged).  Read more to get the details and find out how you can grab your tickets.

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Live Music Photos – The Long Weekend

Those of you that work the typical Monday through Friday schedule know that the long weekend is a rare treat. This past weekend was especially sweet with three great shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. After not making it to a single show in January, I was ready for some great music, and I definitely got my fill.

 

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It all started at the High Noon Saloon with Pieta Brown (accompanied by Bo Ramsey) opening for a semi-acoustic version of Cracker; David Lowery on acoustic guitar and Johnny Hickman on the electric. Friday night at the Majestic, the North Mississipi Allstars got the crowd moving with their blues-rock jams. The opening act was a rocking side project featuring members of the Allstars called Hill Country Revue which featured some crazy electric washboard from Allstars’s drummer, Cody Dickinson. The long weekend of shows ended with two great acoustic solo performances. Chicago’s Joe Pug opened for The Old 97’s Rhett Miller. Rhett worked the crowd, and himself, into a frenzy playing both solo and Old 97’s tunes.

 

 

Here are a few photos from each of these fine performances…

 

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