Now Streaming: Sharon Jones’ “Retreat”

Sharon Jones

 

What year it is again!?  Soul throwback queen Sharon Jones has always had us second-guessing ourselves whenever we listen to her retro tunes, and her latest single, “Retreat,” is no exception.

Start your Friday off right, and have a listen to the most recent in a long string of masterpieces from Sharon and her Dap-Kings that would have been right at home alongside classics from Diana Ross, Mary Wells, or Martha Reeves.

Keep an eye out for her new record, Give The People What They Want, in early August.

Laura Veirs Gets The Daytrotter Treatment

Laura Veirs

Daytrotter has just released a brand spankin’ new session with the fabulous, Miss Laura Veirs.  As always, the good people at Daytrotter have made her recordings available for free download.  If you like what you hear, be sure to scoop up tickets to see her when she plays Madison’s Frequency on September 24th with The Watson Twins!

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Free MP3 Downloads From Megafaun, Kathryn Caulder, CocoRosie, Thao, and Bear In Heaven

CocoRosie

CocoRosie

Believe it or not, there are no True Endeavors shows coming up this week!  Unfortunately that means we aren’t giving away tickets to any shows today, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave empty-handed.

Today we’re sharing a bunch of great mp3 downloads with our readers from artists like Megafaun, Kathryn Caulder (of The New Pornographers), CocoRosie, Thao, and Bear In Heaven—all of whom will be performing in Madison in the coming weeks.

We hope you all enjoy this brief break from a busy, exciting concert season and check back next week for the usual Monday ticket giveaways.

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Free Mp3 Downloads From This Week’s Artists: Quasi, Rogue Wave, Cloud Cult, Ellis Paul, The Antlers, Horse Feathers

Enjoy these free and legal downloads from some of the awesome artists who will be making a stop in Madison over the next few days.  If you like what you hear, you can grab tickets to the shows through our Music Calendar.

We want to hear about the songs that move you.  Please feel free to use the comment space below to reflect on your favorite tracks, and suggest others for our ears to revel in.

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QUASI

April 16th @ The Annex

Quasi

“Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” – Quasi

“Repulsion” – Quasi

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Free Mp3 Downloads From Mission Of Burma: Playing In Madison TONIGHT!

Mission of Burma

The post-punk legends will be playing The High Noon Saloon tonight (April 9th) with special guests Surfer Blood and Turbo Fruits.  If you haven’t snagged tix yet, better do it fast!  While you count down the hours until showtime, enjoy these free mp3 downloads from Mission of Burma.

“1,2,3, Partyy” – Mission Of Burma

“Max Ernst” – Mission Of Burma

“OK/No Way” – Mission Of Burma

“Weatherbox” (live) – Mission Of Burma

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Media Roundup: Hot New Mp3 Overload!

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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The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy recently chatted with Rolling Stone about “metal, musicals and scary jobs.”

Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy

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Free MP3 Downloads: Dr. Dog, The Weakerthans, Josh Ritter, The Hold Steady, The Black Angels, Califone, & Josh Harty

Low on cash, but need your music fix? Look no further! Check out these great FREE MP3 downloads from your favorite artists.

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DR. DOG

Dr. Dog

The ABCs – Dr. Dog

Adeline – Dr. Dog

Easy Beat – Dr. Dog

Say Something – Dr. Dog

Wake Up – Dr. Dog

California – Dr. Dog

Ain’t It Strange – Dr. Dog

Worst Trip – Dr. Dog

THE WEAKERTHANS

The Weakerthans

On A Beautiful Day – The Weakerthans

Prescience Of Dawn – The Weakerthans

Sounds Familiar – The Weakerthans (live)

JOSH RITTER

Josh Ritter

Thin Blue Flame – Josh Ritter

Snow Is Gone – Josh Ritter (live)

THE HOLD STEADY

The Hold Steady

Chips Ahoy! – The Hold Steady

THE BLACK ANGELS

Black Angels

The First Vietnamese War – The Black Angels

CALIFONE

Califone

The Orchids – Califone

Trout Silk – Califone

JOSH HARTY

Josh Harty

Where Did I Go Wrong – Josh Harty