Live Concert Photos: Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman live concert photos Orpheum Stage Door Madison WI

Photographer Mo Menocal has been a busy guy over the last week!  The lens-focused music lover generously shared his photos from the recent Jackson Browne concert at Overture Hall with us, and now he’s back with shots of the original “roadrunner” rock ‘n roller himself, Jonathan Richman performing at The Orpheum Stage Door on May 7, 2011.

Take a look at Mo’s photographs after the jump, and stay tuned for his shots of The Felice Brothers coming tomorrow!

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Concert Vids: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Want to check out great vids from our recent live shows?  Head on over to the True Endeavors YouTube Channel, where you can relive your favorite concert moments.  We just added video from The Depreciation Guild and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, including this performance of “Young Adult Friction.”  Enjoy!

Artists You Should Know (ticket giveaway): The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart


“If dreamy, ’80s-sounding indie pop is your thing, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have your number in a big way.” — Time Out NY

In two short weeks, one of indie rock’s most-talked-about bands will be in Madison to play a show at The Orpheum Stage Door, and we want you to be there when it happens!   Read on to find out more about The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart‘s addictive take on retro pop music, download a free mp3, and enter to win a pair of tickets to the show!

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March LIVE- Free Concert Tix and Pics

To all those “True Fans” who wish to reminisce or recreate the memories, this is for YOU! Check out photos from last month’s shows and learn how you can get your pictures posted and win FREE tickets to an upcoming show!

March was a solid month for live music. With 16 different shows, ranging from small cafe performances to full-size theater productions, we witnessed a broad spectrum of musical styles and sounds that hailed from all parts of the U.S. From the hip-hop rhymes of Bronze Nazareth, to the electro-dub of STS9, we drowned ourselves in sound.

As one way to say “Thank You” to those who joined in, we have created this photo recap and a contest that is sure to please your creative palettes.  Send us any photo(s) that you have taken at a True Endeavors concert in 2009 to become automatically eligible to win a FREE PAIR  of tickets to the show of YOUR CHOICE between April 16 – April 24. Yep, you heard us right, that’s 11 shows to choose from (see our calendar).  If we like your photos, they may just end up being posted. All winners will be announced Tuesday, April 14.

Please send your photos to Shelley at

Blind Pilot

delivered their signature acoustic, indie rock melodies to an enthused audience at the Orpheum Stage Door on March 14.

Blind Pilot in Harmony

Blind Pilot Fans

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Media Roundup: Happy 4th! More concerts announced!

If American independence isn’t enough reason to celebrate on this beautiful Friday, with a long weekend allowing time to relax, we’ve got a number of shows spotlighting rising talent to mark on your calendar in the coming months.

Sunday, July 27, Brooklyn pop-rockers The XYZ Affair play at the High Noon Saloon.  The band, whose members met while attending New York University, are gaining a following for their catchy melodies that draw comparisons to their friends and colleagues Jukebox the Ghost, or even The Rocket Summer.  To learn more about the band’s history — and who lead singer Alex Feder feels would win in a fight between an elephant and two bears — check out the following interview from earlier in the month.

Eef Barzelay, of Clem Snide fame, will also be rolling into Madison this summer on the heels of the release of Lose Big, an album that has been grabbing attention from music critics across the nation.  The album has been recently featured in the Washington Post and featured as NPR’s Song of the Day.  Barzelay, who was born in Tel Aviv, plays Thursday, August 6, at wine bar Cafe Montmartre — I would recommend pairing this show with a brisk malbec.

Singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim last rocked Madison in May, but returns to the Orpheum Stage Door with Centro-Matic on Friday, September 12.  Check out this interview with the Brooklyn performer to learn more about his sophomore release and outlook on music.

Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet

Finally, Chicagoland native and Bonnaroo darling Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow  Quartet (featuring renowned master of mandarin Bela Fleck) will play the Barrymore Theatre for a very special show on Tuesday, September 16, midway through a busy fall touring season.  The 28-year-old appears to be living the “American dream” with critics and fans alike falling in love with her folky sound.  Learn more about Washburn in this interview with The Sequitur and check the band out in a recent studio performance for KPBS.

America, you don’t look so bad for 232…

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