Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (9.22-9.28): Toadies, +/- (Plus/Minus), Laura Veirs & The Hall Of Flames, Menomena, Those Darlins & These United States, Elf Power, and The National

Elf Power

We hope we can brighten this chilly, grey Monday morning by giving you a preview of what fun there is to be had in the coming days.  We’ve got concerts from Toadies, +/-, Laura Veirs & The Hall Of Flames, Menomena, Those Darlins & These United States, Elf Power (pictured), and The National scattered all over Mad Town this week.  Read on to get the deets, and find out how you could win tickets to the shows!

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Album Review: “Mines” by Menomena

Menomena Mines

As a musician, I’m constantly on the lookout for new albums to connect with. This year Joanna Newsom and Murder By Death surprised and stunned me, The National and Arcade Fire both kept me at rapt attention, and Los Campesinos! and Titus Andronicus annihilated me. Yet somehow, nothing could prepare me for what instantly became my favorite album this year: Mines. Menomena don’t just have a great record on their hands—they have a masterpiece.

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Free MP3 Download From Menomena + Full Album Stream

Menomena

This Portland-based indie threesome will release their fourth studio album, Mines, next Tuesday (July 27th).  If you just can’t wait that long to feast your ears on the springy, jubilant noise of Menomena, then hop on over to NPR where all album tracks are currently being streamed.  Want one for your very own?  We’ve got a free mp3 download of “TAOS” right here:

Menomena – “TAOS”

And don’t forget!  These guys will be in Madison on September 24th at The High Noon Saloon. If you liked the recent show from Bear In Heaven, or bands like Wolf Parade, Broken Social Scene, TV On The Radio, Spoon, or Sunset Rubdown, you won’t be sorry you came.  Get your tickets here.

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Just Announced Madison Concerts: Menomena

Friday, September 24

MENOMENA with special guests Suckers

Menomena

High Noon Saloon, 9:30 pm

$12 adv $14 dos, 18+

Tickets available on our Music Calendar soon!

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Artists You Should Know (ticket giveaway): Ramona Falls

Ramona Falls

Ramona Falls is the new music project by Brent Knopf.  Brent, a Portland, Oregon native, is also one-third of the band Menomena. The debut Ramona Falls album is called Intuit and it includes performances of dozens of friends.  Read on to find out more about the addictive indie sounds he is creating and enter to win a pair of tickets to his show at the High Noon Saloon on September 10th.

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