Live Concert Videos: Fences & Mansions (8.5.11)

Fences

Before heading on to Chicago to perform at Lollapalooza, Chris Mansfield of Fences made a stop in Madison to try out the smaller stage of the High Noon Saloon on Friday, August 5.  In tow was Chris Browder, a.k.a Mansions, who has shared the stage with Fences for this tour throughout the Pacific Northwest and Midwest.  The stage, as well as the knack for writing a depressing song, is not the only thing that the two Chris’ share.  The two artists also each lend a song to a side of a new split 7″.

Enjoy these live vids from their recent Madison performance:

More videos after the jump!

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Madison One Of Top 10 Cities To See Live Music

Madison Wisconsin skyline

The folks at Songkick.com recently rated Madison as one of the best cities in the country to see live rock music (second only to Austin, TX) based on number of shows per capita and the average price of concert tickets.  See for yourself.

Pretty cool, eh?  We’re flattered, but we’ve got our eyes on that no. 1 spot!

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Soundcheck Sessions Videos Live From Studio M: Guster

As promised, we have more Soundcheck Sessions Live From Studio M to share with you courtesy of Ryan Heraly.  Enjoy these videos of Guster performing stripped down versions of their hit songs.  A lucky few were able to sit in on the band’s set prior to their sold-out show at the Capitol Theater.  More after the jump…

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Live Concert Photos: Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillet live concert photo Madison WI Barrymore Theatre

If you weren’t at the Barrymore Saturday night (12/05/09) you missed a phenomenal performance by Colbie Caillat and her guitarist/opener Justin Young.  Smiling constantly she seemed to enjoy herself as much as the fans did.  Colbie’s passion for the music shined through as she led the crowd in sing-alongs and explained lyric meanings.  It proved to be an entertaining kick off to the holiday season as she broke in to Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. This classic recording is part of a Special Olympics’ new CD, A Very Special Christmas 7.

Justin Young  -a fellow Hawaiian- mesmerized the crowd with his self-described “acoustic based, island influenced, soulful, pop music”.

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This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Giving Thanks For Great Music In Madison

We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  The sentiment is felt year-round, but since the recent holiday has us thinking about it on a deeper level, please allow us to extend thanks to our awesome blog readers and Madison concert-goers, without whom the Madison music scene would hardly be as vibrant as it is!  You guys rock, and we look forward to sharing exciting performances from a diverse crew of talented artists for many years to come.  Speaking of exciting performances, we’ve got three (very different) shows coming up this week that you could win tickets to!  Melt-Banana‘s experimental punk, CunninLynguists‘ hip hop and Colbie Caillat‘s laid-back acoustic pop sounds will all grace our city this week.  Read on to find out how you could attend their shows on us!

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