The Thermals Announce New Album Release Date

Earlier this year, the Thermals put out one hell of a record and gave Madison one hell of a show!  (Check out our interview with bassist Kathy Foster.)   Well, the hard-working punk rockers aren’t slowing down–they’ve just announced that their next album is set for release in September of next year.  Keep those fingers crossed for a tour that leads ’em back to town!

Just Announced Madison Concert: ALBERTA CROSS (1.28.10)

ALBERTA CROSS

Thursday, January 28 @ 9:00 pm

High Noon Saloon

$10 adv $12 dos

18+

Tickets on sale soon!  Keep checking our Music Calendar for updates.

 

Just Announced Madison Concert: The Expendables (1.20.10)

THE EXPENDABLES

with special guests Iration, Passafire, Pour Habit, Roots Down Below

Wednesday, January 20 @ The Annex

7pm show, 18+

$13 adv $15 dos

This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Get Surveyed

Haley Bonar

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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Artists You Should Know (ticket giveaway): Brother Ali

Brother Ali

“If rap didn’t exist, he’d be the greatest high school guidance counselor in Minneapolis. But as a talent in a scene that holds decades’ worth of some of the most sensitive identity politics of any popular culture movement in the last 50 years, Brother Ali has had to put that populism to good use.” —Pitchfork

We’re extremely excited to bring Brother Ali to town headlining the Fresh Air Tour next Thursday (Nov. 19th).  The mp3s we’ve offered here on the blog have been downloaded in a furious frenzy (get em here, and here), leading us to believe you’re just as amped to see this righteous, socially outspoken hip hop artist as we are.  Read on to find out more about Brother Ali and enter to win a pair of tickets to his show.

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White Rabbits On Daytrotter

White Rabbits

We’ve always got our eye (and ear?) on that fabulous Daytrotter site, because they’re constantly updating their cache of live sessions recorded by artists we love.  The latest True Endeavors artist to be featured?  White Rabbits!  Check ’em out and grab some free downloads.

Media Roundup: New Tunes for the Weekend!

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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There are several fantastic new posts over at the I Am Fuel, You Are Friends blog including an interview with Blitzen Trapper, new music from Conor Oberst and a live set from Blind Pilot, who will be in Madison June 16th.

Blind Pilot

Blind Pilot

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Hunter S. Thompson once said “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.”  Is there ever.  Read more about “Crime and Corruption in the Music Business.”

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