Tonight’s Set Details: YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND 10.22.09

This Colorado-based foursome has crisscrossed the country over the past eleven years playing such varied settings as festivals, rock clubs, Red Rocks Amphitheater in the band’s home state, and recently the Democratic National Convention in Denver at Mile High Stadium opening for Barack Obama. Their loyal fanbase has been built from this diverse setting of music venues as fans latched on to their genre-defying original sound.

You can listen to them here!

Yonder Mountain

“A hootenanny that rocks like crazy; The quartet pull off the melding of diverse musical styles into its own unique sound.” – Times—News (Leighton, PA)

“An evening of inspired music, a deeply musical blend that married rather astounding musicianship to the welcoming tones of R&B and Country.” Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY)


Set Details:

Doors: 7pm
Split Lip Rayfield: 8pm
Yonder Mountain String Band: 9:30pm

Tickets are still available at The Orpheum Box Office (608-255-6005).  Avoid the rain and come see an awesome show!

This W(eek!) in Shows

Watch out Madison music fans, lots of shows to check out this week highlighting talent in smaller rooms. Catch them before they are too big to get cozy with!

Today Friday April 25

SPLIT LIP RAYFIELD

Genre: Bluegrass

“Slap your knee to these guys and you’ll be sore the next day.” – New York Press

Split Lip Rayfield- Truth and Lies

With THE JAVELINAS Friday 9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $12 adv – 21+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Sunday April 27

THE ACORN

Genre: Indie/ Folk Rock

“..a melodic hodgepodge of brass, rumbling drums, intricately plucked guitars, and Klausener’s plangent vocal melody do more than their parts to propel a charming, inspirational lyric. Elsewhere, the group avoids generic world-music traps, using dynamic shifts and evocative instrumentation to forward the narrative…” -Pitchfork

The Acorn- The Flood Pt.1

With special guests JOHN CRAIGIE + MARTY FINKEL Sunday 8:00 pm @ Café Montmartre 255-5900 $8 BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Monday April 28

LIONS

Genre: Rock

Lions create a blend of retro riffage, artful noise, melodic interludes, and revolutionary attitude with a live show that has been described as “furious” with “a full- frontal assault” that will leave you “half-deaf and disoriented.”

Lions- Metal Heavy Lady featured on the Guitar Hero 3 game

With DROIDS ATTACK and UNITED SONS OF TOIL Monday 8:30 pm @ The Annex 256-7750 $7 – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Tuesday April 29

FOALS

Genre: Pop

“The British band takes cues from recent dance-rock and post-punk revivalism as much as the early-’80s stuff that inspired the revival in the first place” -Onion AV Club

Foals- Balloons

2 Free Song Downloads Here

With WORRIER Tuesday – early show 7:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $10 dos – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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THE MEDIC DROID + A CURSIVE MEMORY

Genre: Techno/ Rock/ Power Pop/ Indie/ Alternative

The Medic Droid

Free Song Download From The Medic Droid

Genuine sound that dances with ACM’s overwhelming sense of raucous energy and refusal to take themselves too seriously.

A Cursive Memory- Everything

Learn More About Both of These Bands or Enter to Win Tickets Here

With special guests SINGLE FILE and THE WHITE TIE AFFAIR Tuesday 6:30 pm (doors open 6:00 pm) @ Orpheum Stage Door 255-8755 $8 / $10 dos – all ages BUY TICKETS NOW ! Tickets also available at Strictly Discs

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Thursday May 1

CHRIS PUREKA

Genre: Americana/ Indie/ Acoustic

One stark, solo acoustic guitar builds into layered swan songs and raspy serenades that resonate with unassuming depth and candor.

Chris Pureka- Interview and Song Momentary Thief

Plus MARTHA BERNER special early start time Thursday 6:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $10- 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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PETE FRANCIS (of DISPATCH) + MATT POND PA

SORRY EVERYBODY- THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED BY THE ARTISTS. WE WILL FILL YOU IN IF WE LEARN MORE- REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE POINT OF PURCHASE!

Genre: Folk Rock/ Indie/ Pop

“Pete Francis (of Dispatch) presents a style combination of Funk, jazz, reggae, folk with musical influences of Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, which culminates into a sound that takes you on an amazing ride.” -CD Baby

Pete Francis- Shooting Star and the Ambulance

“Employing handclaps, sing-along choruses, and guitar solos with equal measure, the more intricate musical arrangements punctuate and add layers to Pond’s slow-burning guitar melodies.” -The Boston Globe

Matt Pond PA- Sunlight

With special guest DICK PRALL Thursday 9:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $15 adv and dos – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW !

Shows To See This Week (Plus Free Tix)

Grab your neighbors, cousins, and mailman! Come out to celebrate spring (we lived!) with some great musicians this week..

Tonight Friday April 18!

THE GOURDS w/ special guest PATRICK SWEENY- SOLO

“..the Gourds have also moved past bluegrass as an endpoint and have begun using it as a base for forays into other sounds and styles..the Gourds have more than a few tricks up their sleeves. For them, being underestimated just means they can surprise you more.” -Pitchfork

Cover of Snoop Dogg’s Gin and Juice- The Gourds

9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $10 adv – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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This Monday April 21

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS ( featuring: Kathryn Calder, Neko Case, John Collins, Kurt Dahle, Todd Fancey, Carl Newman, and Blaine Thurier ) w/ special guests OKKERVIL RIVER

Challengers- The New Pornographers

8:00 pm @ Orpheum Theater 255-6005 $22 adv/ $25 dos – all ages, TICKETS STILL LEFT SO BUY THEM NOW- BEFORE THEY ARE OUT! $1.00 per ticket to benefit AIDS Network

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Tuesday April 22

MAC LETHAL, THE ROTTEN AMERICAN PIE TOUR featuring special guests GRIEVES + F STOKES TEF MAN of the L.O.S.T S.O.U.L.S and DJ SKU

“Fitting perfectly articulated rhymes to efficiently catchy beats in an accent as Middle American as canned peaches, he’s a contemporary cross between a folk singer and a stand-up comic.” -Rolling Stone

9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $10 adv – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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This Wednesday April 23

A Solo Performance by COLIN MELOY of The Decemberists w /special guest LAURA GIBSON

“Without a full band around him, Meloy projects his voice and lets his guitar sparkle and chime, doing greater justice to his ear for folk-y essentials.” -Onion AV Club

O Valencia, on Letterman- Colin Meloy with The Decemberists

7:30 pm @ Barrymore Theatre 241-8864 $20 adv – all ages BUY TICKETS NOW! $1.00 per ticket to benefit Liberty Tree

Win 2 tix to this show by being the 3rd person to email me, MJ@TrueEndeavors.com, with the subject heading “Colin Meloy is Mine”. I’ll shoot you an email back if you’re our winner!

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This Week(end) in Shows!

Tonight April 11

After work special..come relax, have a beer and listen to Kris Delmhorst with special guest Meg Hutchinson.

Juice and June- Kris Delmhorst

“..reworks classic poems as folk songs, and in the process, creates her own artistic masterpiece.” -folkmusic.suite101.com

6:30pm (doors open at 6:00) @ High Noon Saloon (608) 268-1122 $15 adv and dos 18+

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Cloud Cult & American Music Club with The Forms

9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon (608) 268-1122 $12 adv / $14 dos

Videos and reviews here

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Victor Wooten with Hot Buttered Rum

Victor Wooten Live

“..there may not be another bassist around with his proficiency..he’s also developed a reputation as a tremendous live performer on his solo tours. He rips out amazing streams of notes, but he can also set a funk or jazz groove with precision.” -PopMatters

8:00 pm @ Barrymore Theatre (608) 241-8864 $25 adv – all ages

Saturday April 12

IN CELEBRATION OF OUT AND ABOUT MONTH..

Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion plus Prince Myshkins

bitch exciting conclusion

Read more about Bitch here

Saturday 9:00 pm @ Orpheum Stage Door 608.255.8755 $12 adv $14 dos 18+ Co-sponsored by BUY TICKETS NOW!

Wednesday April 16

The Wilders with The .357 String Band

Cotton Eyed Joe- The Wilders and The Woodstove Flapjacks

“If you turned off the sound and just watched, perhaps this band would look like they were playing heavy metal or even hard-core rap songs. But tune in to the music, and you’ll hear plain ol’ Kansas Old Time music and bluegrass.” -FolkMusic.com

8:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon (608) 268-1122 $12 adv $12 dos 21+ BUY TICKETS NOW

Thursday April 17

Man Man w / special guests Yeasayer

man man

Learn more here

9:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon (608) 268-1122 $12 adv / $14 dos – 21+ BUY TICKETS NOW !