Dec 1 Monday Ticket Giveaway- The Sadies & Denison Witmer

“They just might be the greatest country-rock band of the modern era.“-Rhapsody
December 5 

the sadies
Friday, December 5, 9:30pm 
High Noon Saloon 
$10 adv $12 dos – 18+ 
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 “Denison Witmer takes listeners on a journey through picturesque landscapes of heartfelt dreams and hopes. … Witmer has earned a spot close to the front of the long line of young singer/songwriters who are bound to make it big.” Hyperactive Magazine

December 6

denison witmer
Saturday, December 6, (early show 7pm)
The Frequency
$8 adv $10 dos – 21+ 
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Some members of The Sadies have participated in the indie/folk rock side project named The Unintended. The name of their side project shares the album name of what progressive rock band? 

Be the first to comment correctly with the band’s name and your name +1 will be on the guest list for either of the shows listed above! Make sure to post which of the shows you would like to attend. 

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 Thanks for playing and thanks for supporting live arts

EXCLUSIVE Monday Ticket Giveaway!

Nowhere else but True Endeavors will you find FREE Lucinda Williams or Missy Higgins tix! First person to request tix to either of these shows by leaving a comment specifying the band wins a guest list spot + 1.

Missy Higgins is a hot up-and-coming singer/songwriter from Australia. Her beautifully orchestrated songs pair her voice equally with acoustic guitar and keys.

October 20
True Endeavors and  Majestic Live

missy higgins
with special guest
Monday, October 20, 8pm
Majestic Theatre
$16 – $23 – all ages
Tickets also available at the Majestic Theatre, by phone (1800-514-ETIX),
at Context (next door to the Majestic, 113 King Street),
Strictly Discs, Pipefitter


Lucinda Williams sings beautifully about love lost and love found. Her new album, Lost Highway, proves to be more “darker, leaner, rawer, sexier, sadder, more twisted through its depths of desire and obsession.”

October 25
True Endeavors presents
105.5 Triple M welcomes

lucinda williams
with special guests
Saturday, October 25, 8pm
Orpheum Theatre
$30 — all ages
Available at the Orpheum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets,
charge by phone at 608.255.4646

( $1.00 per ticket to benefit local non-profit )
Behind the scenes – making of Lucinda’s new recording
Listen to 5 songs from Lost Highway – Lucinda’s newest

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Live Music Memories

            I am the proud offspring of a self-proclaimed hippie and a Monkees fan club member. I tell many people that I’ve had a very conflicted childhood, in the way that my father would play me Pink Floyd and Stevie Ray Vaughn, while my mother snuck in some Bee Gees and Bread. There was never a short supply of vinyl in my house and most of my childhood memories have a theme song. Like my sister and I dancing around our basement listening to Kokomo on our Sesame Street record player or waking up Sunday mornings to my dad blasting Jethro Tull. The memories that will hold a special place in my heart are those involving live music.

            My dad is a man of few words, but bring up the subject of live music and the words will fly out of his mouth. I love the tales of Pink Floyd at Camp Randall in the pouring rain, and how it didn’t even matter how hard or long it rained, the show was that incredible. Spoken memories of Robert Cray and Stevie Ray the night he passed away, and local music tales of the Clickers packing the high school auditorium. No matter how many times I had already heard the stories, I loved hearing them. It was about the expressions on my dads face as he recollected, the sly smile showing there was more to the story but only for him to know. I imagined what it would have been like to see my dad head bowed to the music, lighter in the air. Being young I had no idea what it would be like to see those bands I had heard so many times on our record player. Seeing your all-time favorite band in the flesh right in front of your eyes. And the lights, showmanship, and sounds he would tell me, were nothing like you have ever heard or seen.

            I wanted to feel the same excitement and joy that beamed from my dad. The epiphany came when I attended my first live music show. From then on I knew where that bliss came from, the bliss I had seen in my fathers eyes so many times before. Those of you who are a reflection of my soul know precisely this feeling. I felt as if I had this connection with my father that I never had before.

           I think that’s what music really is to some. A mnemonic device for certain sensations of passion we felt so long ago. Music reconnects, it excites, motivates; it is the true core of affect. Live music adds a whole other layer to these emotions. It pairs an image with sound. The memories you gather at a live event are yours to own and most importantly share.


Katie Jo Crubaugh
Public Relations Intern