Jack White + Wanda Jackson + Amy Winehouse = Musical Magic

Wanda Jackson

The Queen of Rockabilly and one of our personal favorites, Wanda Jackson, has a new album in the works, being produced by none other than Mr. Jack White.  The album will be preceeded by a double A-side single featuring a cover of Amy Winehouse’s modern classic, “You Know I’m No Good.”

Read more about Jackson’s soon-to-be-released album here.  We can’t wait to hear it!

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Welcome To The Rumor Mill

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In the world of pop music, anything goes.  Whether it’s true or not, musical celebrities are often the subjects of some pretty incredible stories.  Read on to revisit a few of music’s most notorious rumors, and find out how you could win tickets to an upcoming True Endeavors concert of your choice!

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Music News Recap: John Oates’ Magical Mustache Tour and Other Essentials

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Hey, it ain’t easy out there!  Help sponsor Milwaukee indie artist and True Endeavors favorite Pezzettino prepare to hit the road.  You might even get a YouTube song dedication in return for your generosity.  Request away!

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Media Roundup: Music Doing a World of Good

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Artists such as Massive Attack, Doves, Elbow, and Dizzee Rascal have come together in a human rights campaign opposing the use of music as an instrument of torture.

Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal

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Media Roundup: What Will Spring Bring?

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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After making a stop in Madison to play a fantastic show at the High Noon Saloon, An Horse made their way to NYC to play “Camp Out” for David Letterman.   If you haven’t done so already, check out our interview with the band here.

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Paul and Ringo will lead an alarmingly amazing lineup of musicians who will perform at the upcoming “Change Begins Within” benefit for the David Lynch Foundation.  The foundation “raises funds to teach one million at-risk children to meditate — giving them life-long tools to overcome stress and violence and promote peace and success in their lives.”

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The Roots are settling into their new role as house band for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.  Check out a video interview complete with rehearsal footage of the band here.

The Roots

The Roots

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Britpop legend Jarvis Cocker has a new album called Further Complications due out in May.  Let’s hope he’ll make time for an American tour after he completes his European dates!

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If you read the endlessly entertaining memoir Petal Pusher from Madison-native, rocker and author Laurie Lindeen (which you definitely should have), then you’ll be interested to know that her former band, Zuzu’s Petals, has a new retrospective album available from Rhino.

Zuzu's Petals

Zuzu's Petals

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Thanks to NPR, Dan Deacon fans can stream his new album, Bromst, in its entirety.  What do you think of the new tunes?  If you didn’t already know, Deacon will be in Madison on May 4th with Future Islands and Teeth Mountain.  Get your tickets here!

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Check out P.O.S.‘s new video for “Optimist.”

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It’s time to compare notes.  NME recently compiled a list of the “20 Greatest Goth Tracks.” What do you think of their selection?  What would you have included?
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Madison’s own Stu Levitan recently spoke with folk icon Joan Baez in an interview for 92.1 The Mic.  Click here to listen!  (Listed under March 8, 2009 Hour 2).  If you still don’t have tickets to Joan’s show at the Barrymore, get ’em here!

Joan Baez

Joan Baez

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If you’re thinking about picking up tickets to catch No Doubt on their upcoming tour, here’s a little extra motivation:  fans who opt to purchase premium tickets online will be able to download the band’s entire catalogue, plus exclusive content.
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Lots of exciting news from the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club camp!  A new album, DVD and tour are all in the band’s game plan for 2009.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

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While you’re waiting for the indie folk trio that is Good Old War to play Madison on April 6th, check out this interview with the band from Blare magazine.  Need tickets to the show?  Head over here.
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Hardly a week goes by without some news from Oasis.  This week there are no brawls or international incidents to report on–just some free music on its way this spring!

Oasis

Oasis

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This year’s festival season is starting to take shape.  Pitchfork announced the first batch of confirmed acts for their July showcase, plus a brand new feature where ticket holders have the opportunity to pick the bands’ setlists.

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Jack White and The KillsAlison Mosshart are so strangers to being members of fantastic musical duos, so it only seems natural that they would join forces to create a brand new band called The Dead Weather. Along with The Raconteurs‘ “other Jack” (Lawrence) and Queens of the Stone Age‘s Dean Fertita, White and Mosshart plan to release the band’s debut album in June. Get the full scoop here, and check out a video of their first single.

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Congratulations are in order for Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore, who recently wed in a private ceremony in Georgia.

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A new Jeff Buckley CD/DVD package to mark the 15th anniversary of his debut album’s release will be available on June 2.  The set features live performances and rare TV clips. Find out more about what the package will include.

Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley

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Dahni Harrison talked to Billboard about the upcoming release of his band’s first album, as well as the new version of Rock Band featuring that one group his dad was in.  You may have heard of them…

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Check out a preview of The Hold Steady‘s new DVD, A Positive Rage.  When it’s realeased on April 7th, there’ll undoubtedly be more than a few Madison fans scanning the screen to catch a glimpse of themselves getting blown away by the band’s amazing show at The Majestic last year.

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A new solo Iggy Pop album is due out in May.  Read what the godfather of punk had to say about finding his inspiration as well as the furture of the Stooges after the passing of Ron Asheton.

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

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Media Roundup: Who’s Cool and Stuff

Find out what’s going on with your favorite True Endeavors artists since they’ve been through Madison, and learn more about who’s coming to town in the near future!

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The Kills recently premiered their new video for “Tape Song,” filmed while on tour with The Raconteurs (see if you can spot the cameos from Jack White).   And seriously, could Alison Mosshart be any cooler?!

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Speaking of impossibly cool musicians, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club just made “The Effects of 333” their first release on their Abstract Dragon Label.  Download the album here!  The boys in black also report that they’re working on completing a DVD.

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Besides not eating after midnight, what else does The Spinto Band have in common with Gremlins?  Daytrotter knows!

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Fans of Springsteen, The Clash, Lucero, Against Me!, The Dropkick Murphys and The Hold Steady, are sure to get goosebumps after hearing The Gaslight Anthem‘s intense, heartfelt punk-infused rock.  After all, Kerrang! magazine called them “the best new band you’ll hear in 2008.”  Check out I Am Fuel, You Are Friends blogger Heather Browne’s nod to their upcoming Madison show and listen to live mp3s of the band.

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If you got a chance to enjoy the recent Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks show with Blitzen Trapper, you may want to check out their funked out James Gang cover from their St. Louis show.

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The National‘s Matt Berninger spoke to mog.com about everything from touring, band names and Gandhi.

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Rachael Yamagata recently played The High Noon Saloon as part of The Hotel Cafe Tour.  Click here to listen to her duet with Ray LaMontagne, and here to read Rolling Stone’s review of her album, Elephants…Teeth Sinking Into Heart.

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Deerhunter‘s new album, Microcastle, was recently reviewed by the Onion’s A.V. Club.

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Check out Salt Lake Tribune’s interview with Eagles of Death Metal, who just recently rocked a sold out crowd at the High Noon Saloon!

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…and this interview with Craig Finn of The Hold Steady from the Associated Press.

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