Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (8.11-8.17): Rooney, Smoke Free Sounds Series Featuring Cory Chisel, Dessa, and Lower Dens

Dessa

Happy Monday, Madison!  Ready to hear about what’s going down in the music world?  Well, we’re kicking off this week’s shows with California power poppers, Rooney, and giving one lucky reader a pair of tickets to the show.  After that, our Smoke Free Sounds Series continues to sweep over the state—this time the show’s in Oshkosh, featuring Wisconsin native Cory Chisel.  This weekend, we’ll be welcoming one of our favorite hip hop songstresses, Dessa, back to town, and wrapping things up for the week with Jana Hunter’s new band, Lower Dens, on Tuesday.   A pretty great concert selection, if we do say so ourselves!  Read on to get more info, and enter to win those Rooney tix!

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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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Monday Concert Connection: Better Late Than Never

Sorry gang!  We were a litte late in getting this week’s concert preview and ticket giveaway post up and ready for action, but good things come to those who wait.  Jessica Lea Mayfield will be performing with Madison’s own Jentri Colello next Tuesday, and we want you to be there.  Read on to find out how you can score a pair of free tix to the show.

Jessica Lea Mayfield

Guilt Free Mp3s:
Jessica Lea Mayfield – Kiss Me Again (right click/save as)

Daytrotter Session (link)

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Monday Concert Connection – Classified Free Ticket Details Enclosed

It’s Monday! Everyone knows what that means. No, not the start to another drag, boring week. Not the dreaded failure of your weekend to contend for… You know what? Forget it! If you don’t want to turn your week around and WIN A FREE PAIR OF TICKETS to some amazing shows, like Girlyman, Great Lake Swimmers, Backyard Tire Fire, Dex Romweber Duo, and MC Chris, then stop reading.

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Shows To See This Week (If you like…)

Friday May 9

If you like Matt Pond PA, Stars, or Iron & Wine try..

MARGOT AND THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO’S with special guests CAMERON McGILL + JENTRI COLELLO

Genre: Rock/ Indie/ Folk

Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s is an 8-piece indie-pop/orchestral pop band from Indianapolis, Indiana. The band’s sound, categorized as “chamber pop”, has been compared to the indie rock groups Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, and The Shins.

Quiet As A Mouse- Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s

9:00 pm @ Orpheum Stage Door 608.255.8755 $10 adv $12 dos – all ages

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Friday May 9

If you like Blitzen Trapper, Ryan Adams, or Neko Case then try

THE AVETT BROTHERS with JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD

Genre: Folk Rock

4 Free Avett Brothers Song Downloads

9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv /$18 dos – 18+

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Presented with Muzzle of Bees

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Saturday May 10

If you like Matt Nathanson, Nicole Atkins, or Ingrid Michaelson try..

Three of Hearts Tour featuring TODD CAREY / ALEXA WILKINSON / JONATHAN CLAY

1 Free Todd Carey Song Download

Saturday 9:30 pm @ Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900 $8 adv $10 dos – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Saturday May 10

If you like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or The Detroit Cobras try..

THE KILLS with special guests TELEPATHE

Genre: Rock/ Electronic/Indie

Fever- The Kills

NPR.org, April 4, 2008 Article and song of the day

Saturday 9:30 pm @ The Annex 608.256.7750 $12 – 18+

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Monday May 12

If you like Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, or Drive-by Truckers try

JAMES MCMURTRY with THE DEDRINGERS

Genre: Rock

James on NPR’s All Things Considered

Monday 8:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv – 21+

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Wednesday May 14

If you like Ryan Adams, Okkervil River, or Jason Collett try

JOSH RITTER with DAWN LANDES

Genre: Rock/ Indie/ Folk Rock

“Ritter’s off-the-cuff approach intersects with a winning pop melody..the neatly arranged horns, fiddles, and piano play against Ritter’s tumbling lyrics. -Onion AV Club

To the Dogs or Whoever- Josh Ritter

3 Free Josh Ritter Song Downloads

Wednesday 8:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv – 18+

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Thursday May 15

KT TUNSTALL with special guest PADDY CASEY

Thursday 7:30 pm @ Barrymore Theatre 608.241.8864 $27 – all ages

SOLD OUT!

Presented with JAM Productions

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