Shows To See This Week (If you like…)

Friday May 9

If you like Matt Pond PA, Stars, or Iron & Wine try..

MARGOT AND THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO’S with special guests CAMERON McGILL + JENTRI COLELLO

Genre: Rock/ Indie/ Folk

Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s is an 8-piece indie-pop/orchestral pop band from Indianapolis, Indiana. The band’s sound, categorized as “chamber pop”, has been compared to the indie rock groups Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, and The Shins.

Quiet As A Mouse- Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s

9:00 pm @ Orpheum Stage Door 608.255.8755 $10 adv $12 dos – all ages

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Friday May 9

If you like Blitzen Trapper, Ryan Adams, or Neko Case then try

THE AVETT BROTHERS with JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD

Genre: Folk Rock

4 Free Avett Brothers Song Downloads

9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv /$18 dos – 18+

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Presented with Muzzle of Bees

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Saturday May 10

If you like Matt Nathanson, Nicole Atkins, or Ingrid Michaelson try..

Three of Hearts Tour featuring TODD CAREY / ALEXA WILKINSON / JONATHAN CLAY

1 Free Todd Carey Song Download

Saturday 9:30 pm @ Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900 $8 adv $10 dos – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Saturday May 10

If you like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or The Detroit Cobras try..

THE KILLS with special guests TELEPATHE

Genre: Rock/ Electronic/Indie

Fever- The Kills

NPR.org, April 4, 2008 Article and song of the day

Saturday 9:30 pm @ The Annex 608.256.7750 $12 – 18+

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Monday May 12

If you like Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, or Drive-by Truckers try

JAMES MCMURTRY with THE DEDRINGERS

Genre: Rock

James on NPR’s All Things Considered

Monday 8:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv – 21+

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Wednesday May 14

If you like Ryan Adams, Okkervil River, or Jason Collett try

JOSH RITTER with DAWN LANDES

Genre: Rock/ Indie/ Folk Rock

“Ritter’s off-the-cuff approach intersects with a winning pop melody..the neatly arranged horns, fiddles, and piano play against Ritter’s tumbling lyrics. -Onion AV Club

To the Dogs or Whoever- Josh Ritter

3 Free Josh Ritter Song Downloads

Wednesday 8:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv – 18+

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Thursday May 15

KT TUNSTALL with special guest PADDY CASEY

Thursday 7:30 pm @ Barrymore Theatre 608.241.8864 $27 – all ages

SOLD OUT!

Presented with JAM Productions

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Media Roundup: Margot, Foals, Vampire Weekend and more!

Concert season in Madison is just around the corner, and as such, we have been announcing shows on a nearly daily basis, including a few gems this past week.

Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s on their way!

Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s will be swinging through town on Friday, May 9, for a $10 show at the Orpheum Stage Door. Check out this 2006 interview from Muzzle of Bees to learn a bit more about the Indianapolis troupe known for putting on raucous live shows.

Free on April 29? Then come to the High Noon Saloon to engage in some international diplomacy when Britpoppers Foals stop in Madison from across the Atlantic for an early show (7pm). The “dance music for yuppies and athletes” band release their first full-length album in the States in April, and yesterday, released the single “Cassius.” Check out the video below.

Also in the news:

* Vampire Weekend must have broken a few mirrors and gone to a number of black cat parties, based on their string of bad luck. The band’s drummer was recently involved in a car accident and the band has been facing other problems with various illnesses. The blogosphere darlings are still on for an April 4 appearance at High Noon, however.

* #1 Billboard Heatseeker, Tift Merritt, is coming to High Noon on April 5 in support of her new album, Another Country. Check out this recent interview with Pop Matters to learn more about the up-and-comer.

* Bon Iver‘s appearance in Madison is also just around the corner, on April 11 at Orpheum Stage Door. Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago has received much critical acclaim and this show is a steal at $10.

For ticket information and to stay in the know on other upcoming shows, be sure to bookmark TrueEndeavors.com. Other announcements this past week included the Nels Cline Singers, Subtle, Josh Ritter, Chris Pureka and the Von Bondies!