Live Concert Photos: Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band

Megan Monday Photography www.meganmonday.com

Josh Ritter’s show with the Royal City Band at the Capitol Theater last week was a night to remember.  The young songwriter has already earned a place among the greats as far as most critics and fans are concerned, and it was an honor getting to host his brilliant performance on a local stage once again.

Photographer Megan Monday was at the show snapping away and preserving memories of the evening to share with our readers.  Take a look below.

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Ben Folds Tickets Going Fast

It’s not hard to fall in love with the charm and honesty of Ben Folds’ songwriting.  This part-time William Shatner collaborator is a full-time genius, and we can’t wait to catch his Madison performance at Overture Hall on Thursday, January 27.  Tickets are still available here, but won’t be around forever, so get yours now!

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Fitz & The Tantrums Top Triple M’s Playlist

Fitz and the Tantrums

“Guitar-less but heavy on the organ, sax, and hands-to-the-heavens claps, this home-recorded debut swings like demos of actual ’60s hits.” —Spin, on Fitz & the Tantrum’s Pickin’ Up The Pieces

It seems we’re not the only ones jittery with anticipation over the upcoming Fitz & The Tantrums show at the High Noon Saloon.  (January 30, 2011–get tickets here!)  Their debut album’s lead single, “MoneyGrabber,” is currently holding tight to Triple M’s no. 1 spot on their radio playlist.  It’s not hard to see why.  This song shoots soul into places you didn’t even know you had.  Yeow!

Check it out after the jump…

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Kid Sister NYE Party To Benefit AIDS Network

Your booty is simply not ready for Kid Sister. –METROMIX new years eve party madison wi ten kid sister orpheum theatre

TEN, the all-night dance party featuring Kid Sister on December 31st at the Orpheum will donate $1 from every ticket sold to support  AIDS Network.

Established in 1985, AIDS Network provides comprehensive, community-driven HIV/AIDS prevention and care services throughout South Central Wisconsin. This year’s focus is on education and prevention of oral herpes, how to treat them, etc.

Doors open at 9pm. Free champagne toast at midnight, free prizes throughout the evening, and breakfast at 5am.

Tickets $20 adv $25. All ages.

Find TEN on Facebook.

Welcoming the Tribe, Affirming the Vibe.



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Edward Sharpe Frontman Speaks To The A.V. Club

Did you catch Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros’ electrifying show at the High Noon Saloon on Saturday night?  You’ll probably want to check out this great interview from The A.V. Club‘s Jessica Jardine with the band’s frontman, Alex Ebert.

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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Just Announced Madison Concert: THE APPLESEED CAST (3.18.10)

THE APPLESEED CAST

Low Level Owl Tour, performing the entire two Low Level Owl albums

Thursday, March 18 @ 9:00pm

High Noon Saloon

$12 adv and dos

18+