Presale + Free MP3 Downloads: GOGOL BORDELLO @ The Capitol Theater Halloween Night!

Gogol Bordello

This one is going to be MASSIVE, so if you want get in on this fall’s hottest party, we suggest you take advantage of tomorrow’s ticket presale.  It’ll run from 10:00am to 10:00pm on Friday, August 20th.  Click here to get the details from our newsletter (Not a subscriber?  Click here!) and download two awesome tracks from this ridiculously fun gang of “gypsy punks.”

If you happen to miss out on the presale, be sure to visit out Music Calendar to snag tickets when they go onsale to the public this Saturday, August 21.

Take a peek at the kind of shenanigans all you costumed fools could have this Halloween night:

P.S.  Guys, start growing your mustaches now.  We’ll tell you why later…

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Free MP3 Downloads From Yo La Tengo, The Expendables, Hacienda, and The Hood Internet


Check out these awesome free mp3s from artists like Yo La Tengo, The Expendables, Hacienda, and The Hood Internet.  They’re all coming to Madison in the very near future, so if you like what you hear, head on over to our Music Calendar to grab tickets to their shows. Enjoy the tunes!

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JBM Featured On Daytrotter

JBM (a.k.a. Jesse Marchant) recently recorded a haunting live session (creating sounds evocative of My Morning Jacket) for Daytrotter.  Check it out here.  If you like what you hear, you’ll be pleased to know that you can soon see him live in Madison!  He’ll be opening for Sondre Lerche at The Frequency on February 20th.  Tickets go on sale this Saturday, December 5th.  Please see our Music Calendar for details.

DJ/rupture On The Ethics Of Free Music

It’s always interesting to hear different perspectives on the evolution of music to its current state–especially when those perspectives are articulated by musicians themselves.  This recent essay by Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture) posted on NPR’s website is well-worth a read:

“…I grew up in the ’90s. Toward the end of that decade, I upgraded to a PC with a CD burner — amazing! But, as a DJ, I still coveted vinyl LPs, not because they sounded “warmer” or “better” to my ears, but because I could literally get hands-on with them and use the slabs of wax as raw material in a mix session. Pre-MP3 smorgasbord, I would haunt the record shops and tape the radio, getting cassettes via mail order. I learned obscure paths through music — pre-Google, pre-Blogosphere, before Ms. Internet and Mr. MP3 got married and made us all their children…”

Check out the full legth article here.

Can you relate?  What do you think about what DJ/rupture had to say?  Let’s start some discussion…post your comments below.

Tonight’s Concert (11.20.09): Free MP3s From Haley Bonar

“She wrote the most fetching, poetic and sophisticated songs of her career for Big Star, and her lamb-to-lion vocal talents rose to the occasion.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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