Monday Concert Connection!

Hey blog readers!  Starting this week, we’ll be combining Monday Ticket Giveaways with Wednesday’s Week In Shows.  Now when you check in on Monday, you can preview the shows that are coming up in the week and maybe even score some free tickets, all in the same post.  Read on to see what’s in store for this week and find out how you can win tix to Tallest Man On Earth or Good Old War!

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Tuesday, March 31

TALLEST MAN ON EARTH

Psst!  That’s not his real name…and he’s not even all that tall, but “Tallest Man On Earth” sure looks great on a concert poster!  Musicians love to get creative with their stage names, and there are a TON of great ones out there.  How many can you think of? Post your list in the comments and we’ll pick one lucky contestant to be added to the guest list for the show!

Use Your Ears
Myspace

Style of Sound
Singer-Songwriter, Folk

Best Friends With
Horse FeathersBon IverBowerbirds

Matsson’s melodies are remarkably pliant, and while it’s understandable to be skeptical of another skinny dude with a mustache, a guitar, and a worn-out copy of The Anthology of American Folk Music, the more time you invest in Shallow Grave, the more you’ll realize how unusually memorable it is. Ultimately, Shallow Grave transcends comparison– which is saying an awful lot, given the popularity of its prototype– and Matsson is a natural-born folksinger, earnest, clever, and comforting.
-Pitchfork.com

with special guest

RED CORTEZ

7:00 pm ( early show )
High Noon Saloon
$8 – 18+
608.268.1122

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Monday, April 6

Good Old War

There’s a line in Good Old War’s ‘We’ve Come A Long Way” that goes “I thought I’d learn to behave, but I don’t feel I’m acting my age.”  Is that supposed to be a bad thing?!  For those of you who refuse to grow up, let us know how you manage to stay young at heart.  Your response might just land you and a friend a spot on the guest list for the show!

Use Your Ears
Official Website
Myspace

Style of Sound
Folk, Indie, Acoustic

Best Friends With
Fleet Foxes”Anthony GreenRight Away, Great CaptainManchester Orchestra, Matt Pryor


an unabashed ode to the delicate sounds and intricate harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Simon & Garfunkel.
-Sam Sutherland of Alternative Press

with special guests

DANIEL AND THE LION and CHAD LUECK
8:00 pm
High Noon Saloon
$8 adv $8 dos – 18+
608.268.1122

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Media Roundup: Interviews Galore!

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Give your ears a treat and take a listen to Times New Viking covering The Velvet Underground on Valentine’s Day.

Times New Viking

Times New Viking

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Joan Baez recently spoke with PBS’ Travis Smiley in a fascinating, in-depth interview.  Got your tickets for Joan’s March 14th show yet?  Get ’em here!

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Check out a free mp3 (“I’ve Got Friends”) from Manchester Orchestra!

Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra

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The folks at Stereogum recently got the opportunity to talk to Great Lakes SwimmersTony Dekker about his band’s single “Pulling On A Line.”  Read what he had to say, and take a listen to the new track here!  Madison fans will get the opportunity to catch the band live at the High Noon Saloon on April 23rd!  Click right here to get your tickets early.

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True Endeavors brought The Acorn to town last fall.  Like what you heard? Then take a listen to their session at Daytrotter.

The Acorn

The Acorn

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A.R. Rahman took home an Oscar for his work on the Slumdog Millionaire score.   Read his Billboard interview for his thoughts on Indian music, and what he’ll be working on next.

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It’s still a long time coming, but The Cowboy Junkies have announced plans to release a brand new album–a tour is in the works too!

The Cowboy Junkies

The Cowboy Junkies

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The new U2 album, No Line On The Horizon, is receiving mixed reviews, but Rolling Stone’s David Fricke gives it highest honors.

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The White Stripes sent Late Night with Conan O’Brien off in style.  Last Friday, the Detroit duo gave the last musical performance of the show’s unforgettable run.  Check out video of their performance here.

The White Stripes

The White Stripes

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Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys has gone solo!  Listen to his NPR interview and sample some songs from his album.

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