This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Giving Thanks For Great Music In Madison

We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  The sentiment is felt year-round, but since the recent holiday has us thinking about it on a deeper level, please allow us to extend thanks to our awesome blog readers and Madison concert-goers, without whom the Madison music scene would hardly be as vibrant as it is!  You guys rock, and we look forward to sharing exciting performances from a diverse crew of talented artists for many years to come.  Speaking of exciting performances, we’ve got three (very different) shows coming up this week that you could win tickets to!  Melt-Banana‘s experimental punk, CunninLynguists‘ hip hop and Colbie Caillat‘s laid-back acoustic pop sounds will all grace our city this week.  Read on to find out how you could attend their shows on us!

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This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: “This is a song for my simplest love…”

“This is intoxicating psych-indie for heady days in unbroken sunshine.” — The Observer

There’s just one show coming up this week, but it’s a big ‘un!  The sounds of California’s quirky, utopian musical collective of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are more infectious than the swine flu, and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  They’re heading to Madison for a show at the High Noon Saloon on Saturday, the 28th and we want you to be there.  Read on find out more about the group who put out one of the best records of 2009 and enter to win a pair of tickets to the show.

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

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“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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Live Review: Daniel Johnston 8-12-09

Daniel Johnston

“They went and called the movie ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston.’  Now how am I ever going to be free?!”

Such were the thoughts of an artists whose demons are almost more famous than he is.  It’s not too wild to bet that Daniel Johnston’s image will never truly be liberated from the conflicted, eccentric man portrayed in the aforementioned award-winning documentary about his life.  Surely, many of the audience members at his Wednesday night concert were drawn there in anticipation of the “grand spectacle” of Daniel Johnston rather than the sole attraction to his music.

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Monday Concert Connection: Indie Is For Lovers

Indie rock fans, this is for you!  This week we’ll be hosting ridiculously exciting shows at the High Noon Saloon from Au Revoir Simone and White Rabbits. As usual for a Monday, we’re giving away tickets like it’s going out of style, so if you want in, you better read on…

White Rabbits

White Rabbits

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