Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (7.14-7.20): Liars, Todd Snider, Anne Heaton, Rose Polenzani & Meg Hutchinson, Southern Culture On The Skids, and Bear In Heaven

Liars

Monday ticket giveaways are back!  After having a few slower weeks, the shows are really going to start picking up again.  Naturally, we’re looking forward to all the great artists who will be paying Madison a visit in the coming days, and the wide variety of sounds they will bring along with them.  From post punk nihilism, to gentle acoustic storytelling, to psychobilly freak-outs, we’ve got your musical flavors covered this week.  Read on to find out about upcoming shows from Liars, Todd Snider, Anne Heaton, Rose Polenzani & Meg Hutchinson, Southern Culture On The Skids, and Bear In Heaven and how you could win a pair of tickets see some of them live!

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Monday Concert Connection – Classified Free Ticket Details Enclosed

It’s Monday! Everyone knows what that means. No, not the start to another drag, boring week. Not the dreaded failure of your weekend to contend for… You know what? Forget it! If you don’t want to turn your week around and WIN A FREE PAIR OF TICKETS to some amazing shows, like Girlyman, Great Lake Swimmers, Backyard Tire Fire, Dex Romweber Duo, and MC Chris, then stop reading.

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This Weeks Shows & Downloads

We’ve got lots of videos, interviews, and songs you can watch or download for your very own.

Enjoy!

Friday June 27

ROSE POLENZANI

Genre: Indie/Folk/Americana

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MEG HUTCHINSON

Genre: Folk/Acoustic/Pop

The Boston Globe describes her sound as “elegant and free-floating melodies that feel both modern and rooted.

Song for Jeffrey Lucey- Meg Hutchinson

with special guest ROSE COUSINS

Friday, June 27, 6:30 pm early start time High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 – 18+

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Sunday June 29

PETE FRANCIS (of Dispatch)

Genre: Rock/Folk Rock/Jam Band

In his songs a poetic tension exists between textured imagery and pure improvised rock and roll. The record expresses Francis’ soulful rock, folk and blues influences with layered instrumentation of B-3 organ, lap-steel guitar, mandolin, and a driving rhythm section.

Similar to: Slightly Stoopid, John Butler Trio, Matt Nathanson, & Matt Costa

Shooting Star and the Ambulance- Pete Francis

Pete Francis Interview

with COLOURMUSIC

Genre: Pop/Rock/Experimental

messily refined indie rock..and innovative, yet catchy, melodies that work their way into your head without you even knowing it..wildly inventive shows, and it’s while performing that the band’s vivid personalities come through.

Similar to: The Flaming Lips, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, & Kings of Leon

Circles- Colourmusic

Free Downloads:

Colourmusic- Yes Yes Yes

Colourmusic- Circles

Colourmusic- Calling Your Name

Sunday, June 29, 8pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 –

18+

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Thursday July 3

DEAD CONFEDERATE

Genre: Rock/Psychedelic

Though the band is pinned as producing the same kind of indie rock aesthetic à la My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses, Dead Confederate dabbles in darker shades than their compared predecessors..Dead Confederate echo the Drive-By Truckers’ bittersweet southern rock angst with the smoke-heavy swagger of the Black Angels.

The Rat- Dead confederate

Dead Confederate Interview

Free Download:

Dead Confederate

with special guests ROCK PLAZA CENTRAL

Genre: Folk/Americana

After a pair of glowing reviews from the influential music website Pitchfork they have recently come to prominence as a major indie rock band.

..evocative lyrics and powerful instrumentation..an outstanding fusion of alt-country earnestness and indie rock absurdity. Without any trace of flaunt or deliberateness, this homespun epic proves as casual in tone as it is ambitious in scope… sure to have tears welling and fists aloft in raucous salute.”- Josh Berquist, PopMatters, April 2007

Similar to: Okkervil River, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, M. Ward, The Avett Brothers, & My Morning Jacket

My Children, Be Joyful- Rock Plaza Central

Rock Plaza Central Interview 2007

Free Downloads:

Rock Plaza Central- My Children, Be Joyful, 2006 Are We Not Horses

Rock Plaza Central- We’ve Got a Lot to be Glad For, 2006 Are We Not Horses

Thursday July 3, 9pm High Noon Saloon 608.268-1122 $8 adv $8 dos

18+

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Friday July 4

WORT-FM welcomes

STARS AND STRIPES EXTRAVAGANZA featuring ROBBIE FULKS AND FRIENDS

Genre: Country/Indie/Bluegrass

While most current country music is calculated to form an inoffensive backdrop to the suburban shopping experience, Robbie Fulks writes songs that make you think and feel and quite often laugh out loud.

Similar to: Steve Earle, Neko Case, & Lyle Lovett

Cigarette State- Robbie Fullks

plus ROMANTICA

Genre: Americana/Folk/Pop

With an album on Paste Magazine’s Top 100 of 2007 and comparisons popping up all over the place between singer/songwriter Ben Kyle and both Jeff Tweedy and Ryan Adams, it probably won’t be too long before you’ll no longer be able to catch these guys in such a cozy venue.

Drink the Night Away- Romantica

Free Downloads:

Romantica- The Dark (with Ryan Adams)

9:30 pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv and dos . 21+

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See the “Queen of Rockabilly” on us (and lots of free downloads)!

Don’t miss this rock maven as she rolls the house in Mad-town. If you are a fan of any amplified music from the last 50 years there is no other choice but to pay your respects..

WANDA JACKSON & THE LUSTRE KINGS

Every Night is Saturday Night- About Wanda Jackson and her roll in the birth of rock-n-roll

Wednesday June 25, 8pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv $17 dos – 21+

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Also don’t miss crooners

ROSE POLENZANI (born in our own Waukesha WI)

“Evocative stories that one wants to curl up with, like a cherished book…” says Time Out New York

“Somewhere in-between the raw emotion of singer Patty Griffin and the poetry of Anne Sexton, you’ll find Rose Polenzani.”
 -Utne Reader

Lots of free downloads, check ’em out then buy her albums at the show!

Rose Polenzani- Blue Angel, 2004 August

Rose Polenzani- Explain it to me, 2004 August

Rose Polenzani- Merzidotes, 2004 Tabletop People

Rose Polenzani- Fell, 2001 Rose Polenzani

Rose Polenzani- Mary Lee, 2001 Rose Polenzani

Rose Polenzani- Or (featuring the Indigo Girls), 1999 Anybody

Rose Polenzani- Abalin (featuring Andrew Bird), 1999 Anybody

Rose Polenzani- You Dont Know, 1998 Dragersville

Rose Polenzani- In The Middle, 1998 Dragersville

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MEG HUTCHINSON

“I’ve heard it said that we become writers not because words come easily to us, but because we are always struggling to find the right words. I know this to be true in my own life. Every day I’m struck by something that leaves me speechless. Usually it’s something very simple, very ordinary..

Of all the possible words, in every possible combination, what are the right ones for that moment? What are the words that have never been used before to describe something we all know? That’s what I’m after.” -Meg Hutchinson

Seeing Stars- Meg Hutchinson

with special guest ROSE COUSINS Friday, June 27, 6:30 pm early start time High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 –

18+

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