This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Get Surveyed

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Hey guys.  It’s Monday, so that means it’s time for our weekly ticket giveaways, but this week we’re doing something a little different.  Instead of entering to win by posting comments (which have been awesome lately, by the way), you can win tickets by filling out a short, simple survey.  Your participation could land you on the guest list for Haley Bonar, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit or Ari Hest.   Easy right?  Read on to get started!

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Free MP3 Download From Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (concert in Madison 11.21.09)

Jason Isbell

Yup, just like the title says…

Check out this tune from Jason, and then click here to grab tickets to his show next Saturday with Juniper Tar at The High Noon Saloon.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – “Seven Mile Island”

Just Announced: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit

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JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT with tba
Saturday, November 21, 2009  9:30pm High Noon Saloon
$12 adv $15 dos – 18+
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Live Music Photo Tuesday – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit put on a great show at the High Noon Saloon Thursday night. The singer/songwriter/guitarist featured his second solo album that released in February. Before going off on his own, Jason was a member of the Drive-By Truckers. Justin Townes Earle, son of musician Steve Earle, opened for Jason. Here are some photos from the show…

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Monday Concert Connection – Trampled by Tickets

You’re looking for a reason to get out aren’t you? It’s Spring! (took long enough grumble grumble) Midterms are finishing up this week. Exciting things abound! True Endeavors is helping you tap into some of that warm weather energy and say ‘Screw You, Wisconsin. I’m going out!’:

Scroll down for chances to WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS and hang out with Ellis Paul, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Handsome Family, and Trampled by Turtles!


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Thursday, April 16

ELLIS PAUL

Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Pop
Sounds Like: Antje Duvekot, Richard Shindell, John Gorka, Peter Mulvey


Paul is one of folkdom’s most incisive and intimate songwriters.
-Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe

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Learn More: Official Website, Myspace

Win Tix!: Ellis Paul often teaches song-writing classes in which he provides students with a six step process to get started. Pick someone, anyone; you can reveal them or not, and answer the last two steps:
5) Choose one non-human metaphor describing the person
6) Write one line of dialogue that conveys the way the person speaks.

Show Info: 7:00 pm (early show), High Noon Saloon, 608.268.1122, $17 adv $20 dos – 18+

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Media Roundup: Live Previews and Legal Matters (Baby)

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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You want weird?  We’ve got weird.  Bet you never thought you’d see the names James Iha, Taylor Hanson, Adam Schlesinger and Bun E. Carlos in the same sentence, did you?  Now what if we told you they were all members of a brand new supergroup called Tinted Windows?  Yeah.  Seriously.  

 

The members of Tinted Windows

The members of Tinted Windows

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are heading back to the studio to record the follow-up to their award-winning album, Raising Sand.  

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Hey Anglophiles! Want full coverage of the BRIT awards?  Point that mouse riiiiight here for photos, vids, results and more!

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Kings of Leon‘s Only By The Night album was a massive hit with fans and critics alike last year.  Eagerly anticipating new tunes from the Followill brothers?  The good news: the songs are indeed on their way.  The bad news: you’ll have to wait another year to hear them. 

 

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

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For a long time, if you wanted to make money being a musician, you had to set pen to paper and WRITE!  A new bill called The Performance Rights Act would ensure that studio musicians, band members and songwriters would all receive compensation in the form of radio airplay royalties for their work.  

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Naomi Klein, author of the brilliant book No Logo, is undoubtedly cringing at this latest perversion of art by the folks at Bacardi.  First SoCo, now this?  There was, however, an artistic victory worth noting regarding the estate of Jimi Hendrix and its battle with Hendrix Electric Vodka.  Baby steps…

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Want to get schooled in the fine art of maximizing sound quality from your headphones?  Look no further.  

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Thao Nguyen will hit the road with Samantha Crain!  Click here for the tour dates plus a video from the always amazing Miss Nguyen herself!  

 

Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen

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The Spinto Band was recently featured on Daytrotter.com, with free downloads.  _______________________________

Dane101’s Steve Furay pays tribute to the late legendary hip hop producer J Dilla.  

 

J Dilla

J Dilla

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The Grammy Awards are hardly relevant in the eyes of many music fans, but the increased presence of indie artists taking home awards this year has got to be a good thing, right?

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Fans of Noah and the Whale will want to check out this video (part 1 of a series) filmed for La Blogotheque.  Also, in case you missed our review of their gorgeous debut album, Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down, you can read it here.    

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The individual accused of threatening to kill Men At Work frontman Colin Hay was arrested in Los Angeles last week. Who can it beeeee now?  The band’s own guitarist, Ronald Strykert!  

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Calexico‘s Joey Burns recently took the time to participate in an interview for MOG TV.  

 

Calexico

Calexico

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On March 7th, alt-country singer-songwriter Haley Bonar will roll into Madison.  Get a preview of what’ll be in store at the show here, and while you’re at it, you can head over here to grab your tickets in advance!  

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And, naturally, when April 16th rolls around you’ll want to find yourself at the Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit‘s show at the High Noon Saloon.  Here are just a few reasons why. (Psst! Get tickets to the show now! ) 

 

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

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