Jay Reatard Found Dead

Jay Reatard

We are devastated to report the unexpected passing of yet another young, wildly talented artist.  29 year old Memphis-based garage rocker, Jay Reatard, passed away in his sleep last night.  His body was discovered early this morning by his roommate.  The cause of his death is currently under investigation.

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Reminder: You Can Still Win Monotonix tickets!

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“But just as you’d have to be made of stone not to enjoy at least some part of a Monotonix gig, anyone who likes garage rock would have to be an obstinate stickler for originality not to enjoy the best parts– that is, the majority– of [their new album] Where Were You When It Happened?” — Pitchfork.com

Don’t miss what’s sure to be one of the year’s wildest shows.  There’s still time to win a pair of tickets to see the notorious garage rockers live in Madison on October 1st.  Check out our scavenger hunt here.

Monday Concert Connection: Going Underground

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There has been an all-too-familiar chill in the air these last few days.  While it’s not yet time to dig a burrow and start hibernating, let’s “go underground” this week with shows from garage punks The Spits, and Rootbeer‘s delicious danceable hip hop.  Read on to find out how you could win tickets to the shows.

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Artists You Should Know: The Detroit Cobras (with ticket and mp3 giveaway)

The Detroit Cobras

Next Friday Madison will be treated to the devastatingly hip retro sounds of one of the Midwest’s greatest cover bands.  Described as “combining girl-group hooks and harmonies with high-octane, Motor City garage rock, the Detroit Cobras conjure the 1960s era of Top 40 AM radio and vinyl 45s…singer Rachel Nagy has attitude to burn and the mixed-gender band plays with plenty of rough-hewn energy.”  (Amazon.com) We’ve got the full story below, plus free mp3 downloads and a chance to win tickets to their show.

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Monday Concert Connection: Jump Start Your Summer With FREE Tix!

Most of you student types are breathing a collective sigh of relief this week as you say goodbye to another year of academia-related stress.  Phew!  What better way to celebrate the coming months of freedom than with a free concert?!  There are three shows coming up this week that we’d like to preview for you (Black Moth Super Rainbow with School of Seven Bells, Arizona, and The Parlor Mob), and we’re giving away a pair of tix to all of ’em!

Read on to find out how YOU can win…