Just Announced Madison Concert + Win Tickets Before You Can Buy: Langhorne Slim & The Law, 7.22.12

Sunday, July 22, 2012

LANGHORNE SLIM & THE LAW

Langhorne Slim

High Noon Saloon – 8pm

$12 ADV and DOS – 18+

Tickets available through our Music Calendar soon!

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Just Announced Madison Concert + Win Tickets Before You Can Buy: Langhorne Slim, 7.22.12

Sunday, July 22, 2012

LANGHORNE SLIM

Langhorne Slim

High Noon Saloon – 8pm

$12 ADV $12 DOS – 18+

Tickets available through our Music Calendar soon!

***Comment on this post in the next 24 hours and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to the show!  (Click the title of the post to access the comments.)  Maximize your chances to win by clicking the “subscribe” button to your right.  You’ll be alerted via e-mail when new blog posts go live.

This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Going Fast!

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Psst! Tickets for our fall shows are becoming harder and harder to come by.  Ingrid Michaelson’s upcoming show at the Barrymore recently sold out, and available tickets to the Avett Brothers are going fast.  These are just a few of the season’s high-demand concerts, so to make sure you get in to see the shows you crave, visit our Music Calendar page and get tix ASAP.  But for those of you who waited until the last minute, we might be able to help you out too.  Read on to find out more about the shows coming up this week from Drummer, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Langhorne Slim, Pretty Lights, The Black Dahlia Murder, Ingrid Michaelson, Julian Marley and the Uprising, Emmylou Harris, and David Bazan.  You might just win a pair of tickets to one of ’em!

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Dawes Set To Rock Daytrotter’s Barnstormer TONIGHT (10.9)

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The second Daytrotter Barnstormer tour featuring performances from indie artists such as Christopher Denny, Maritime, and Suckers is set to hit the Treinen Farm in Lodi, WI tonight (October 9th) at 6:00pm.  We’re especially excited about this fun, free show because the California-based Americana-loving foursome of Dawes, who will be opening up for Langhorne Slim right here in Madison later this month, will also be playing this evening.  (Get tickets to Slim’s October 24th show here.) For more information about tonight’s festivities and a brief interview with Daytrotter owner Sean Moeller, click here.  While you’re at it, we suggest you take a listen to Dawes’ own phenomenal Daytrotter session recorded earlier this year, and grab some free mp3s of the band’s performance.  Enjoy!

Just Announced: Langhorne Slim

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LANGHORNE SLIM
Saturday, October 24, 9:30pm
High Noon Saloon
Tickets: $12
Ages: 18+
Support: tba

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Media Roundup: Happy 4th! More concerts announced!

If American independence isn’t enough reason to celebrate on this beautiful Friday, with a long weekend allowing time to relax, we’ve got a number of shows spotlighting rising talent to mark on your calendar in the coming months.

Sunday, July 27, Brooklyn pop-rockers The XYZ Affair play at the High Noon Saloon.  The band, whose members met while attending New York University, are gaining a following for their catchy melodies that draw comparisons to their friends and colleagues Jukebox the Ghost, or even The Rocket Summer.  To learn more about the band’s history — and who lead singer Alex Feder feels would win in a fight between an elephant and two bears — check out the following interview from earlier in the month.

Eef Barzelay, of Clem Snide fame, will also be rolling into Madison this summer on the heels of the release of Lose Big, an album that has been grabbing attention from music critics across the nation.  The album has been recently featured in the Washington Post and featured as NPR’s Song of the Day.  Barzelay, who was born in Tel Aviv, plays Thursday, August 6, at wine bar Cafe Montmartre — I would recommend pairing this show with a brisk malbec.

Singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim last rocked Madison in May, but returns to the Orpheum Stage Door with Centro-Matic on Friday, September 12.  Check out this interview with the Brooklyn performer to learn more about his sophomore release and outlook on music.

Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet

Finally, Chicagoland native and Bonnaroo darling Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow  Quartet (featuring renowned master of mandarin Bela Fleck) will play the Barrymore Theatre for a very special show on Tuesday, September 16, midway through a busy fall touring season.  The 28-year-old appears to be living the “American dream” with critics and fans alike falling in love with her folky sound.  Learn more about Washburn in this interview with The Sequitur and check the band out in a recent studio performance for KPBS.

America, you don’t look so bad for 232…

Media Roundup: Okkervil River return!

And the concert announcements keep coming! After all-but stealing the show when opening for the New Pornographers at the Orpheum two months ago, Okkervil River have already planned their return trip to Madison. The band will headline a show at the Barrymore Theatre on Sunday, September 14, in support of the impending release of their new album, The Stand Ins, on September 9. with tickets already available. This one is a sure sell-out, so don’t miss this one, kids. (Check out this piece from Paste Magazine for more info on the tour and Okkervil’s forthcoming release).

As discussed in previous entries, last evening’s Silos concert at High Noon was a benefit for Drew Glackin, the band’s bassist who tragically passed away earlier this year from a thyroid condition. Isthmus’ Marc Eisen candidly discussed his experiences with Glackin in a touching editorial earlier this week, and it is certainly worth a read. Rest in peace, Mr. Glackin.

Two upcoming shows in town, Ingrid Michaelson tomorrow (Saturday) evening and Stephen Marley next Wednesday, June 11, both at the Barrymore, have also been garnering local media attention this past week. Read Michaelson’s interview from the Capital Times and story in the Isthmus, as well as the Cap Times’ Marley profile.

As it has been underscored in many previous entries on this blog, I thought it would mentioning the Rolling Stone’s interesting feature on the “new music economy” — a world where it’s beginning to seem that some bands can earn more cash licensing tunes for commercials than selling albums. The music industry is a very different animal than it was even five years ago, and It’s an important read for musicians and music fans alike.

Bogged down at the office and haven’t made it to as many shows as you’ve liked? As usual, below are links, reviews and interviews from the past week of shows, including the Nels Cline Singers, the everybodyfields and Langhorne Slim.

And that’s the roundup! Have any thoughts on recent shows? Photos you’d like to share? Let us know, either through email or by leaving a comment, because we’d love to hear from you.