Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway: Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids

“On Mine Is Yours, everything is bigger. King’s reverb-tinged production puts the focus on the band’s surprisingly tender melodies and slow-burn rock arrangements; the result is 11 melodic, economical tracks that deliver huge hooks without sacrificing instrumental dexterity.” —The Phoenix

You would have had to be living under a rock for the last few years to not catch wind of the buzz being created by this California-based foursome.  From the sharp tightness of earlier hits like Hospital Beds and Hang Me Up To Dry to the slightly more expansive tunes on their most recent release, Mine Is Yours, Cold War Kids have definitely made their mark on the indie music scene.

If you’re into bands like Tapes ‘N Tapes, White Rabbits, Delta Spirit, Local Natives and Ra Ra Riot, then you need to be at The Majestic next Tuesday, November 1 to see Cold War Kids live in concert.

Read on to find out how you could win a pair of tickets right here on the blog, and stay tuned to our Facebook Page and Twitter for even more chances to win!  

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See You Soon: An Interview With Stephen Kellogg + Ticket Giveaway

Stephen Kellogg

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, or “SK6ERS” as the die-hards call them, are the quintessential all-American band: good people with high-quality music and a moral message. The band’s new album Gift Horse incorporates folksy tunes with lyrics about their gratitude for life’s blessings – and it gives us hope that not everyone in the entertainment business is a jerk. The group plans on hitting up the Majestic Theatre on October 5 (tickets here), but in the meantime, Stephen took a moment to chat with True Endeavors about his Wisconsin connections, crazy tour experiences, and his love for Ian’s Pizza.

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Free MP3 Download From Black Moth Super Rainbow: “Born On A Day The Sun Didn’t Rise”

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The band that “[hands] out enough sticky sweet, slightly creepy pop candy to supply a whole neighborhood’s worth of Halloween treats” (All Music) is coming back to Madison this Friday, September 9!  We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see the eccentric and entertaining Black Moth Super Rainbow on our Facebook Page today.  Be sure to “like” us to find out how you could win!

After the jump, check out a track from the band that’s been described as being “a Robert Plant vocal shy of being a track from Led Zeppelin’s In Through the Out Door.”

We’ll see you at the show!

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Weird and Woozy: Black Moth Super Rainbow In Madison

The music collective known as Black Moth Super Rainbow will be playing at the Majestic Theatre September 9, 2011. Somewhere in between sugary pop and experimental wooziness, BMSR’s psychedelic tendencies have been catching the attention of some big names in the music industry. After landing opening slots for the Flaming Lips and Aesop Rock, as well as some high profile shows at SXSW, the cult of BMSR has grown exponentially since the release of their critically acclaimed Dandelion Gum in 2007.

The band’s brand of trippy electronica oozes and drifts aimlessly, with melodies that worm their way slowly to the center of the brain, swirling along with warm analog synthesizers, gently plucked acoustic guitars and rolling bass lines that when added together create layered, off-kilter psychedelic pop songs. Along the top of the mix floats the lead singer Tobacco’s voice, which is mostly processed through a Vocoder and sounds like a pleasantly crooning robot. The rest of the band, Seven Fields of Aphelion, Ryan Graveface, and Iffernaut fill out the outfit’s tone, which comes across almost as organic as it is synthesized due to the group’s love affair with the now ancient technology of Mellotrons and Rhodes pianos.

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Just Announced Madison Concert + Win Tickets Before You Can Buy: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, 10.5.11

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

STEPHEN KELLOGG & THE SIXERS

Stephen Kellogg

with very special guest Jon McLaughlin plus Amy Lennard

Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm – $16 ADV, $18 DOS – All Ages

Tickets on sale Friday, August 5 at 10am through our Music Calendar.

***Be the first to comment on this post and you’ll win a pair of tickets to the show!  (Click the title of the post to access the comments section.)