Just Announced Madison Concert: Michael Franti & Spearhead, 9.25.13

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

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Orpheum Theater – 7:30pm

$30 ADV/ $35 DOS – General Admission

Tickets available through our Music Calendar Friday, June 14 at 10am. 

Soundcheck Sessions Live From Studio M: Michael Franti & Spearhead

We have one more Soundcheck Session Live From Studio M for you today.  Ryan Heraly shot these amazing videos of Michael Franti & Spearhead prior to their jubilant show at the Capitol Theater.  Enjoy!

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Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway: MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

Michael Franti & Spearhead

“He hones his upbeat, reggae-tinged jam-band sounds to particularly gleaming state, making peers like Jack Johnson and Xavier Rudd seem like mopey goths in comparison.” — American Songwriter

If you’re not quite ready for the long carefree days of summer to come to a close, then we have the show for you.  Michael Franti & Spearhead will return to Madison this Saturday (October 9th) for a show full of sunshine and good vibes at the Capitol Theater.  Want to win a pair of tickets to see these passionate, exuberant performers live?  Read on to find out how to enter.

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Michael Franti & Spearhead Presale

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Heads up, all you Spearheads!  We’ve got the details on Michael Franti’s ticket presale in our True Endeavors Newsletter (subscribe here).

Tickets go on sale to the public this Saturday, July 31st at 11:00am.

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Just Announced Madison Concerts: Michael Franti & Spearhead

Saturday, October 9

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Capitol Theatre, 8pm

Tickets: $32.50, General Admission

Stay tuned for presale details! Public on-sale is Saturday, July 31st.

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Music, Be Our Valentine

Here are a few of our favorite love centered vids from TE in-housers:

Nick says-

“Classic”

Shelley says-

Besides the fact that PJ Harvey just ROCKS anyway, I especially love this song of hers because it’s all about having the strength to stand up for yourself and demand respect in relationships.  The storyteller has obviously been hurt by someone, but that hurt doesn’t result in a grand, jaded declaration of swearing off love completely.  Instead, she’s confident that someone better is out there and she’s going to “take [her] hips to a man who cares.”  It’s completely empowering, positive and badass!  This song is as much of an anthem for those of us who are flying solo this Valentines Day as it is for happy couples who can appreciate that they found someone special.

MJ says-

This is the perfect V-Day song ’cause it’s all about loving your…friends, family, neighbors, community, oh you get it.  Reminds me of living in S. America where ALL generations celebrate together without the silly Midwestern reservations we embrace around here.  Plus, damn, it just makes me dance.  I love you too Michael.

or if you dig public radio, check out their faves:

NPR ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Lesser Known Love Songs

Media Roundup: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes In The Music Biz

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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Following the successful side projects of many of the band’s members, The Strokes announced that they have finally begun work on their long-awaited fourth album.

The Strokes

The Strokes

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The Duke Spirit, who have played to Madison fans at several shows over the last year, announced plans to release their next album in an exclusive deal with Target stores. Along with the album’s release will come a clothing line inspired by the band’s frontwoman, Liela Moss.

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Stereogum is streaming Animal Collective‘s 1/20/09 show at the Bowery Ballroom.  Click here to check it out!

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YouTube has begun using “overlay links” allowing users to purchase songs while viewing videos.  Have you tried out this new feature?  Do you like it, or is this kind of advertising too invasive?

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Death Cab For Cutie revealed their latest tour dates!

Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie

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Introducing The Artist Formerly Known As Kanye West!  In strange-yet-true news, the hip hop megastar picks a new moniker for himself.

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True Endeavors artist Michael Franti recently completed a game of 20 questions for PopMatters.com.

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Michael Franti

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For all you musicians out there:  How do you know if it’s time to find yourself a booking agent?  Click here for some advice from HypeBot.

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Pitchfork reports that PJ Harvey recently completed the musical score for a new production of Hedda Gabler, a play starring Mary Louise Parker.

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PJ Harvey

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Slash can’t party in his rock star lair.  Lawsuit ensues while the rest of the world deals with real problems.

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Read exerpts from Rebels Wit Attitude: Subersive Rock Humorists, as author Iain Ellis details the role of humor in musical rebellion.

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Peter, Bjorn and John announced new North American tour dates!

Peter, Bjorn and John

Peter, Bjorn and John

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Check out TV On The Radio‘s cover of David Bowie‘s “Heroes,” from the upcoming War Child charity album, also featuring Lily Allen, Peaches, Hot Chip, Elbow and many more!

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