Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway: Carolina Chocolate Drops

Carolina Chocolate Drops

All Music Guide calls Leaving Eden, the latest from whimsical roots act Carolina Chocolate Drops, “a wonderfully immediate album that feels like a Saturday night house party–complete with moonlight, dust flying from the carpet under the feet of dancers, and crickets and night bird calls out the open windows.”  The trio will be bringing the party to Madison’s Capitol Theater this Friday (May 4, 2012) and we want you to join us for all the fun.

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the show to one lucky blog reader.  It might just be you!  Read on to find out how you can enter to win.

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This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Songs To Get Cozy To

St. Vincent

There has been an all-too-familiar chill in the air these last few days.  We hope you’ll take the opportunity to warm up with a show or two and make yourself at home in on of Madison’s many music venues.  This week we’re bringing you shows from Po’ Girl, Rain Machine, Keller Williams, St. Vincent, Monte Montgomery with Backyard Tire Fire, and Sunset Rubdown.  Read on to find our more about these talented artists and discover how you could win tickets to their shows.

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Wednesday’s Week in Shows with Special MP3 Downloads!

Wednesday, February 25

THE APPLESEED CAST

Learn to Love to Listen:
Myspace

Genre:
Rock, Indie

Definitely Attend If You Indulge In:
Minus the Bear, Moving Mountains, Death Cab For Cutie, Mineral, Modest Mouse, The Promise Ring

 

The Isthmus Word


“The Appleseed Cast have always been one of Lawrence, Kansas’ name brand exports. Their onstage energy, gentle personalities, and master execution of a story using sound and body language have always made them an experience that cannot be missed.”
-Jambase.com

with

EL VALIENTE and FRAIL BY DESIGN

8:30pm
High Noon Saloon
608.268.1122
$10 adv $12 dos – 18+

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Thursday, February 26

PO’ GIRL

Learn to Love to Listen:
Official Website
Myspace

Genre:
Folk, Americana, Acoustic, Alternative Country

Definitely Attend If You Indulge In:
Gillian Welch, Tom Russell, Uncle Earl, Oh Susanna, Freakwater


“Their combination of sweet vocals and acoustics may sound familiar to those who like The Dixie Chicks or even The Wreckers, but Po’Girl keeps an edge with their vagabond-like nature that sweeps you up along for the ride.”
-Evolution of Media
with special guests

JT & THE CLOUDS

9:00 pm
Cafe Montmartre
608.255.5900
$12 adv $12 dos – 21+

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Special Free Po’ Girl Music Downloads!!

We hope you are excited about this as we are! Here are two FREE Po’ Girl songs for download.

Right click > Save File/Link As > Listen & Enjoy > Experience Them Live!

Deer in the Night

Gasoline

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Thursday, February 26

CORNMEAL

Learn to Love to Listen:
Official Website
Myspace

Genre:
Bluegrass, Jam, Americana, Folk

Definitely Attend If You Indulge In:
Yonder Mountain String Band, The Big Wu, Hot Day at the Zoo, Railroad Earth, Ten Mile Tide, Down Lo


“Cornmeal continues to forge a path all their own, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. Steeped in the tradition of musical acts such as Old and in the Way, John Hartford, and New Grass Revival, Cornmeal has proven to be an influential presence in the world of roots music.”
-Jambase.com

with

THE STATION

9:00 pm
High Noon Saloon
608.268.1122
$10 adv $12 dos

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Friday, February 27

LYDIA

Learn to Love to Listen:
Official Website
Myspace

Genre:
Indie, Rock, Alternative

Definitely Attend If You Indulge In:
Copeland, Straylight Run, Machine Head, Brighten, Umbrellas, Lovedrug


“By combining traditional rock with dream-like harmonies and reflective choruses, the band gradually adopted a reputation as a group of young musicians destined to break through to the mainstream.”
-JamBase.com

with

BLACK GOLD and JOSHUA JAMES

9:30 pm
The Annex
608.256.7750
$8 adv $8 dos – 18+

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Friday, February 27

True Endeavors and JAM Productions present

GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS

Learn to Love to Listen:
Official Website
Myspace

Genre:
Blues Rock, Rock, Classic Rock

Definitely Attend If You Indulge In:
Joe Walsh, Santana, ZZ Top, Rory Gallagher, Cactus, Humble Pie


“A blues-rock guitarist who draws his inspiration from Elmore James, Hound Dog Taylor, and Chuck Berry, George Thorogood never earned much respect from blues purists, but he became a popular favorite in the early ’80s through repeated exposure on FM radio and the arena rock circuit. Thorogood’s music was always loud, simple, and direct — his riffs and licks were taken straight out of ’50s Chicago blues and rock & roll — but his formulaic approach helped him gain a rather large audience in the ’80s, when his albums regularly went gold.”
-JamBase.com

8:00 pm
Barrymore Theatre
608.241.8864
$35 adv $35 dos – all ages

SOLD OUT !!

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Tuesday, March 3

THAT 1 GUY

Learn to Love to Listen:
Official Website
Myspace

Genre:
Experimental, Singer-songwriter, One Man Band, Indie

Definitely Attend If You Indulge In:
Frankenstein Brothers, Parliament, Buckethead, Malvina Reynolds, The Arachne Complex


“A classically trained upright bassist who won several jazz scholarships and competitions, Mike became one of the most original and in-demand upright bass players in the 90’s progressive jazz scene. At the peak of his powers, Mike was developing and utilizing techniques that were previously thought impossible on the upright bass. Often getting hired as a one-man-rhythm-section, he would function as a bassist, drummer, and entire mini orchestra simultaneously.”
-JamBase.com
with

HEATBOX

8:00 pm
The Annex
608.256.7750
$10 adv $12 dos – 18+

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