Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (9.22-9.28): Toadies, +/- (Plus/Minus), Laura Veirs & The Hall Of Flames, Menomena, Those Darlins & These United States, Elf Power, and The National

Elf Power

We hope we can brighten this chilly, grey Monday morning by giving you a preview of what fun there is to be had in the coming days.  We’ve got concerts from Toadies, +/-, Laura Veirs & The Hall Of Flames, Menomena, Those Darlins & These United States, Elf Power (pictured), and The National scattered all over Mad Town this week.  Read on to get the deets, and find out how you could win tickets to the shows!

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Just Announced Madison Concerts: Elf Power

Monday, September 27


Elf Power

High Noon Saloon, 8:00pm

Tickets: $8 adv $10 dos, 18+


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Live Photos: Vic Chestnutt w/ Elf Power

Music fan Dave Kreisman caught some nice shots of last weeks show at the High Noon Saloon- click to Dane101 to see more of his photos, and feel free to send in your own concert shots to!


Two Shows This Week On Us

This week we’ve got two unique artists to which our readers will get a chance to win tix. Whether you’ve never heard of these artists before or are die-hard fans this is your chance to check them out on us!



Thursday January 29


Genre: Folk

“Chris Pureka’s sophomore release, Dryland plays like the way she enters a room—with low, deliberate airs, quietly demanding respect. One stark, solo acoustic guitar builds into layered swan songs and raspy serenades that resonate with unassuming depth and candor.”

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

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Chris is known for her sensual and emotionally evocative folk style, what other like-minded folk musicians do you wish would make a stop in Madison? Give us your top list by commenting on this blog and we’ll pick a winner at random tomorrow afternoon!


Friday, January 30


Genre: Indie Rock

“Elf Power’s tripped-out pop-smarts provide the contradictory musical notions that never allow the album to sway too far in one bleak direction or another: it’s the friction between Chesnutt’s shadowy worldview and the inventive bounce and bray of Elf Power’s joyful chemistry that buoys the album (Dark Developments), provides its freshness, and makes for highly rewarding repeated listens.”

Elf Power- All the World is Waiting

Vic Chesnut- Interview

9:30pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 adv – 18+

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-Elf Power will play before Vic and then join Vic on stage as his backing band-

Since Vic Chestnutt is an adopted darling of Michael Stipe, send us a link to the most interesting Michael Stipe video and tell us why you like it. We’ll pick our fave and announce the winner of two tickets tomorrow afternoon right here!

(To comment on this or any other post just click on the title of the blog entry and scroll down)


Added Note: Just thought I’d post the video that Jason, our Elf Power/Vic Chestnutt winner linked to (REM- Radio Free Europe 1983). Letterman is actually looking at the vinyl cover to announce the band.

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A.A. Bondy

AA Bondy

A.A. Bondy – “American Hearts”


Elf Power (Daytrotter Session)

Elf Power

Elf Power – “Back To The Web”

Elf Power – “Come Lie Down”

Elf Power – “Old Familiar Scene 2”

Elf Power – “The Arrow Flies Close”


Gaslight Anthem

Gaslight Anthem

Gaslight Anthem – “I’da Called You Woody, Joe”


Ingrid Michaelson (Daytrotter Session)

Ingrid Michaelson

Ingrid Michaelson – “The Way I Am”

Ingrid Michaelson – “Die Alone”

Ingrid Michaelson – “Breakable”


Le Loup (Daytrotter Session)

Le Loup

Le Loup – “Morning Song”

Le Loup – “Go East”

Le Loup –  “Le Loup (Fear Not)”

Le Loup – “Celebration”




P.O.S. – “Goodbye”


Virgins (Daytrotter Session)

The Virgins

Virgins – “Rich Girls”

Virgins – “Love Is Colder Than Death”

Virgins – “One Week of Danger”

Virgins – “Private Affair”

Virgins – “Va Va Virgins”