This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Indie Overload

Sleepy Sun

If this past weekend’s Forward Music Fest got you in the mood to load up on your indie rock intake, you’ve got an amazing week ahead of you.  Built To Spill, Mike Gordon, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sleepy Sun, The Weakerthans, Bell X1 and Sufjan Stevens are all on their way to Madison, making for a very exciting next coupe of days—especially considering you could win free tickets to some of the shows!  You ready for this?

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This Week’s Shows & Lotsa’ Give-aways

True Endeavors is bringing fans a cornucopia of variety with this week’s shows!  Everything from Americana to hip hop to opera is represented by this diverse group of artists about to grace our town with their talents.  This is not the first time in Madison for many of these artists, so if you missed them that time around, be sure to snag your tickets early before they’re all gone!

Also, check out how, by treating yourself to The Hotel Cafe Tour this Friday, you will be supporting The Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund!

Friday, November 7

AMOS LEE

“Amos Lee is a young singer-songwriter with an adorable look and an adorable voice and some adorable songs. Lee is a soul singer, but his songs are mostly more like AAA-format folk-rock, which makes for an interesting tension.” -PopMatters.com

Genre: Folk, Blues, Soul


Similar to: Norah Jones, Ray LaMontagne, Brett Dennen

with special guest PRISCILLA AHN
8pm Barrymore Theatre 608.241.8864 $25 adv – all ages

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BRIGHTON MA

“Falling somewhere between a drunken Bob Dylan and The Flaming Lips, the band cultivates a crossbreed of psychedelia and folk music that is utterly dynamic.”  – SkopeMag.com

Genre: Indie, Rock, Americana

Brighton, MA

Similar to: Wilco, Sean Hayes,  The Kinks, Bob Dylan
with THE SAPS
9:30pm Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900 $8 – 21+

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Hotel Cafe Tour 2008
RACHAEL YAMAGATA, MEIKO, THAO NGUYEN, JAYMAY, ALICE RUSSELL

“The website for the tour casually summarizes the venture as ‘one bus, one band and a bunch of friends on the road.’ Be glad if they’re coming your way, this ridiculously talented bunch will give you plenty of reasons to love them.” -PasteMagazine.com

Genre: Singer-songwriter, Indie, Pop


Similar to: Fiona Apple, A Fine Frenzy, Regina Spektor, KT Tunstall
9:00 pm (8:00 doors) High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $21 adv – 18+
$1.00 per ticket to benefit The Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund

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Saturday, November 8

CORNMEAL

“The Chicago-based bluegrass band formed as an outlet for area jam band musicians in the late ’90s, including members of Uncle John’s Band, Rebecca’s Statue, and the Dime Store String Band.”- NBCChicago.com

Genre: Bluegrass, Jam band

Cornmeal

Similar to: The Big Wu, Fat Maw Rooney, Railroad Earth

with special guests 56 HOPE ROAD

9:30 pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 adv $12 dos — 18+

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MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND

“Like a magnifying lens to her mind, these songs reveal something of the vast spectrum of music that inspired her to create something monumental, music that elicited the same joy in her as her music brings to us.” -Daytrotter.com

Genre: Indie, Opera, Chamber music, Rock


Similar to: Emily Wells, Des Ark, Dresden Dolls, Bat For Lashes

with special guests CLARE & THE REASONS and MARLA HANSEN
9pm Orpheum Stage Door $12 adv – $14 dos — all ages

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Sunday, November 9
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

Genre: Hip Hop, Funk, Rap

“Since his days as a member of the Beatnigs while in his early twenties, Michael Franti grew from an angry young hip-hopper with a political, socially conscious bent (the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Spearhead) to a man who channeled his seriousness, social unease, and desire for change and merged them with his love for music, particularly old-school R&B, soul, and hip-hop.” -Billboard.com


Similar to: State Radio, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Umphrey’s McGee, The Coup
with SOLILLAQUISTS OF SOUND
7:30 pm Barrymore Theatre 608.241.8864 $25 – all ages

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EAGLES OF DEATH METAL

“Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme are essentially a comedy act, sending up and celebrating that high-Seventies hybrid of garage, glam and ZZ Top: scuzz rock. On their third album, the duo are as danceable as ever, but they’ve tiptoed away from straight musical pastiche, crudding up their blues boogie with low-fi fuzziness and oddball percussion.” -RollingStone.com

Genre: Rock, Pop, Garage


Similar to: The Hives, White Stripes, The Stooges
with THE DUKE SPIRIT
9pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $18 adv $20 dos — 18+

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Wednesday, November 12
DEVIN THE DUDE

“First with his Houston hip-hop group, Odd Squad, and then by himself he has released a string of great albums devoted to marijuana, sex and — well, that just about covers it. And he only grows more lovable with age, the way shameless rascals often do.” -NYTimes.com

Genre: Rap, Hip Hop


Similar to: Nas, Warren G, Big Moe, Three 6 Mafia

9pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv $17 dos – 18+

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Thursday, November 13
SUBTLE

“The sextet take glitchy electronics, nerdy psychedelic rock and various forms of hip-hop to create a completely over-the-top concept album–and it works perfectly.” -Alternative Press

Genre: Hip Hop, Experimental, Indie


Similar to: Busdriver, Why?, Anticon, Aesop Rock

with special guests ZACH HILL & PEER PRESSURE performing NECROMANCER!
9pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 adv $12 dos — 18+

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