Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (1.27-2.2): Hacienda, Say Hey For Haiti Benefit, A.A. Bondy, and Zion I

Zion I

This week, we’re excited to welcome a number of fantastic artists back to Madison.  Hacienda, A.A. Bondy, and Zion I have all played here in the fairly recent past, and will be returning to the delight of many local music lovers.

In addition to these shows, we are also proud to present an event later this week to benefit the victims of the Haiti disaster.  Say Hey For Haiti is a 6 hour fundraising concert event that will be held at the High Noon Saloon (and simulcast on WORT 89.9 FM) this Saturday, featuring performances by Mash’ Allah Reggae, Roots Collective, and many more.  All contributions–large or small–will make a difference.  100% of the money raised will go to Partners In Health.  We sincerely hope you’ll consider making a much-needed donation to this cause.

Read on to get the details on this week’s shows.

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Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (1.20-1.26): The Expendables, Tea Leaf Green, Yo La Tengo, and The Hood Internet

The Hood Internet

We hope the cold isn’t keeping you inside on these dark winter nights, because there’s a fury of activity at Madison’s top concert venues.  Come out and play!  This week, True Endeavors fans will have the opportunity to attend not one, not two or three, but FOUR highly-anticipated and varied shows.  Read on to get the details for upcoming concerts from The Expendables, Tea Leaf Green, Yo La Tengo, and The Hood Internet, and find out how you can enter to win tickets!

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Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways: Cameron McGill & What Army (1.9.10)

“…these ten songs spin a web that’s compelling and engaging, weaving back and forth between high drama and subtle passion with a lyrical strength that rings emotionally true…” – AllMusic.com

We’re thrilled to kick the 2010 off with a show from Cameron McGill & What Army.  We anticipate big things in store for this Chicago-based troupe of indie folkers in the near future, so we feel even more fortunate to be able to present their music in such an intimate venue while we still can!  Read on to find out more about the fascinating charaters who make up the band, and enter to win a pair of tickets to the show!

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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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This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Fleck The Halls!

“The thing about Christmas music is that so much of it is godawful. One can only listen to Paul McCartney sing about simply having a wonderful Christmas time for so long before the urge to drown oneself in the eggnog becomes overwhelming. Luckily, there’s Béla Fleck and his backing trio the Flecktones, who liven up cookie-cutter carols with their unique jazzy bluegrass sound and infectious holiday cheer.” — PopMatters.com

Well Madison, if the snow hasn’t put you in the holiday spirit yet, then Bela Fleck sure will!  He’ll be bringing his Flecktones and a troupe of featured collaborators to The Orpheum on Sunday, December 13th to present their take on your favorite seasonal tunes.  Read on to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show!

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This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Giving Thanks For Great Music In Madison

We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  The sentiment is felt year-round, but since the recent holiday has us thinking about it on a deeper level, please allow us to extend thanks to our awesome blog readers and Madison concert-goers, without whom the Madison music scene would hardly be as vibrant as it is!  You guys rock, and we look forward to sharing exciting performances from a diverse crew of talented artists for many years to come.  Speaking of exciting performances, we’ve got three (very different) shows coming up this week that you could win tickets to!  Melt-Banana‘s experimental punk, CunninLynguists‘ hip hop and Colbie Caillat‘s laid-back acoustic pop sounds will all grace our city this week.  Read on to find out how you could attend their shows on us!

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This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: And The Beat Goes On…

White Denim

Happy post-Halloween Monday, everybody!  As your hangovers fade away, and you come down off your candy highs, why not check out some of the exciting shows coming to Madison this week?  We’re giving away a pair of tickets to each one right here on the blog.  That means you could win a spot on the guest list for NEEDTOBREATHE, WHITE DENIM, THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, or ERIN MCKEOWN + JILL SOBULE!  Not bad, eh?  Read on to find out how to win.

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