Pieta Brown Serenades Listeners On NPR

Pieta Brown

Midwest folk chanteuse, rising star, and True Endeavors favorite, Pieta Brown, was recently featured on NPR’s Mountain Stage.  Click here to listen to her performance.

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Monday Concert Connection: Busting At The Seams (09.09.09-09.12.09)

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Happy Labor Day!  We hope you’re enjoying this gorgeous long weekend.  To help you celebrate, we’re giving away tickets to a pant-load of amazing shows this week.  DJ /rupture, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Ramona Falls, Elmwood, Pieta Brown and Tony Furtado are all making a Madison stop in the next seven days and we want you to see ’em do their thing.  Read on to find out how you can win tickets.

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Pieta Brown Show Postponed

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PIETA BROWN’s performance at High Noon, scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, July 31 at 7pm, has been postponed until Friday, September 11, 7pm.

(Pieta has come down with pneumonia…we wish her a speedy recovery!)

Tickets purchased for tomorrow night’s show are good for the Sept 11 show, and refunds are available at the point of purchase.

Artists You Should Know: Pieta Brown (ticket giveaway!)

Pieta Brown

It’s hard for any artist to step out of the shadows of their past.  Just ask Pieta Brown, daughter of folk icon Greg Brown.  Her challenge was not so much to dissociate herself from her father’s musical success entirely, but to transcend it–build a legacy of her own from the sturdy foundations of family tradition.  She has risen to the challenge with grace, intelligence and humility, qualities that shine through during her gorgeous performances.  Madison music fans will be treated to her brand of intimate, reflective, and fearless folk-country sound when she takes the stage at the High Noon Saloon this Friday.  Read on to find out more about this very special performer, and enter to win a pair of tickets to the show!

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Monday Concert Connection: TGIF

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The High Noon Saloon is the place to be this Friday!  Its stage will host the gorgeous, smokey, country-tinged folk of Pieta Brown early in the evening, followed by Doomtree‘s ferocious beats and underground hip hop sound.   Who says it’s too early to start planning your weekend?  Kick it off in style with a night of great music!  Read on to find out how you can win tickets to these shows.

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Live Music Photos – The Long Weekend

Those of you that work the typical Monday through Friday schedule know that the long weekend is a rare treat. This past weekend was especially sweet with three great shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. After not making it to a single show in January, I was ready for some great music, and I definitely got my fill.

 

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It all started at the High Noon Saloon with Pieta Brown (accompanied by Bo Ramsey) opening for a semi-acoustic version of Cracker; David Lowery on acoustic guitar and Johnny Hickman on the electric. Friday night at the Majestic, the North Mississipi Allstars got the crowd moving with their blues-rock jams. The opening act was a rocking side project featuring members of the Allstars called Hill Country Revue which featured some crazy electric washboard from Allstars’s drummer, Cody Dickinson. The long weekend of shows ended with two great acoustic solo performances. Chicago’s Joe Pug opened for The Old 97’s Rhett Miller. Rhett worked the crowd, and himself, into a frenzy playing both solo and Old 97’s tunes.

 

 

Here are a few photos from each of these fine performances…

 

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This Week’s Shows: Folk, Metal, Indie

Don’t ever let anyone tell you there’s nothing to do in Madison. There are a massive four shows this Friday alone!

Fans of acoustic folk and Americana should be well-satisfied this week, as True Endeavors brings you shows from Pieta Brown, Lucinda Williams, The Wood Brothers and Trampled By Turtles.

Looking to get your metal on? Check out Mushroomhead on Sunday!

And some treats for you indie kids: The Spinto Band will play Friday, and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks next Thursday. No excuses for boredom this week!

Friday, October 24

TYRONE WELLS and JASON REEVES

“While it’s uncertain who the main draw of the night was – Jason Reeves or Tyrone Wells – it is evident that at the end of the night, all walked away fans of both performers…Between acoustic, electric and bass guitars, as well as keyboard and light percussion features, the backing band only accentuated Reeves’ vocals during their nearly 40-minute set…. Tyrone Wells followed Reeves’ set and proved to be just as good a storyteller…In addition, Wells surprised the crowd by beat boxing.” -Filter-Mag.com

Genre: Folk, Acoustic, Pop

Similar to: Graham Colton, Jason Mraz, James Blunt

7:30pm Cafe Montmartre $10 adv, $12 dos – 21+
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PIETA BROWN

“With her languid, ethereal delivery, she has weathered numerous comparisons to such singers as the Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmins.” -Billboard.com

Genre: Folk, Country, Acoustic, Rock, Blues

Similar to: Lucinda Williams, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Gillian Welch

with JOSH HARTY
6:30pm (early show) High Noon Saloon $10 adv $12 dos – 21+
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THE SPINTO BAND

“An indie pop group whose electronica-tinged tunes nod to Pavement, Of Montreal, and Field Music…” -Billboard.com

Genre: Indie, Pop, Rock

Similar to: Pavement, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, The Walkmen, Yo La Tengo

with FRIGHTENED RABBIT and SABER-TOOTH MAN
9:30pm High Noon Saloon $10 adv and dos — 18+
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THE WOOD BROTHERS

“Guitarist and vocalist Oliver Wood and acoustic bassist Chris Wood have crafted a sonic footprint while maintaining an individual voice that can write good songs outside of the glow of the pair’s day jobs with Medeski, Martin & Wood and King Johnson, respectively.” -Jambands.com

Genre: Folk, Blues, Americana

Similar to: Amos Lee, Jolie Holland, Greg Brown

with tba
9pm The Annex $15 adv and dos – 18+
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Saturday, October 25
ELECTRIC SIX
LOCAL H
THE GOLDEN DOGS

“The foundations of their (Electric Six) sound still come from disco, synth pop, glam, and arena rock…” -AllMusic.com

“Guitar-and-drums duo Local H arrived out of Chicago in 1995 with raucous but catch-in-the-throat songs that slammed together a bridge from the Replacements to Nirvana.” -Blender.com

Genre: Rock, Disco, Alternative, Funk

Similar to: Scissor Sisters, Eagles of Death Metal, Andrew W.K.

9:30pm High Noon Saloon $12 adv $14 dos – 18+

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True Endeavors presents
105.5 Triple M welcomes
LUCINDA WILLIAMS

“A sharp contrast to the studied tapestry of sound and embittered lyrics of West, Little Honey finds Williams in celebratory mode, with raucous rock, bluesy testimonies and tongue-in-cheek twang.” -PasteMagazine.com

Genre: Rock, Alt-Country, Blues, Folk

Similar to: Gillian Welch, Bob Dylan, Neko Case, Gram Parsons

with special guests BUICK 6
8pm Orpheum Theatre $30 — all ages
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( $1.00 per ticket to benefit local non-profit )

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Sunday, October 26
MUSHROOMHEAD

“Known for its theatrical live show and the black masks that most of its members wear on-stage, Mushroomhead is one of the more unique and adventurous alternative metal outfits that emerged in the 1990s. And the Cleveland band’s music is as interesting as its image; Mushroomhead’s forceful yet melodic alterna-metal incorporates elements of hip-hop, punk, and goth rock as well as industrial and techno.” -allmusic.com

Genre: Alternative, Metal

Similar to: Korn, Mudvayne, Slipknot

with special guests
THE AUTUMN OFFERING plus HUMAN FACTORS LAB and X FACTOR 1
7:30pm The Annex $20 adv and dos – 18+
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AMY RAY

“Amy Ray talks the talk – her lyrics fearlessly nail issues of violence, environmental issues and other pressing topics; her Indigo Girls concerts often serve as fundraisers for various deserving organizations.” -PopMatters.com

Genre: Folk, Rock

Similar to: Jess Klein, Melissa Etheridge, Dar Williams, Josh Hoge

with ARIZONA
8pm High Noon Saloon $15 adv $15 dos – 18+
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Wednesday, October 29
AUGUSTANA

“Inspired by the success of “Boston,” a heartfelt, widescreen ballad that has sold more than 1 million digital tracks, rock quintet Augustana emphasizes piano and keyboards on this sophomore collection (Can’t Love,Can’t Hurt) of bittersweet songs about breakups, breakdowns and breakaways.” -Billboard.com

Genre: Alternative, Emo, Rock, Pop

Similar to: OneRepublic, The Fray, Jack’s Mannequin

with tba
9pm High Noon Saloon $15 adv – 18+

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Thursday, October 30
STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS

“Thick swaths of amplified electric guitar kick off Stephen Malkmus’ fourth post-Pavement album (the second credited to the Jicks), a flashpot smoking, hash-redolent bit of 1970s rock homage that will put you in mind of Blue Cheer and Black Sabbath.” -PopMatters.com

Genre: Indie, Rock, Lo-Fi

Similar to: Sebadoh, Guided By Voices, Built To Spill

with BLITZEN TRAPPER
8:30 pm High Noon Saloon $16 adv $18 dos — 18+
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TRAMPLED BY TURTLES

“The four-piece band, seated in chairs across the stage, made a joyful racket in its short set, blending mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and acoustic bass to find a niche in the bluegrass that combines the tunefulness of Nickel Creek and the fury of the Avett Brothers.” -Washington Post Live Review

Genre: Bluegrass, Jam band

Similar to: Yonder Mountain String Band, Fat Maw Rooney, Railroad Earth, Bela Fleck

with THE ALTERNATE ROUTES
8pm Barrymore Theatre $15 adv and dos all ages
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