Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway + MP3 Download: RAILROAD EARTH

Railroad Earth

Madison sure does love its bluegrass!  Railroad Earth has played in our fair city many times over the years, and each visit has left hoards of newly converted fans in their wake.  If you’ve never taken the chance to experience the toe tappin’, boot stompin’, quick pickin’ good time of a jamgrass Railroad Earth show, we suggest you get yourself down to the Barrymore this Thursday (September 16th) where they’ll be performing with the mesmerizing afrobeat-inspired sounds of Toubab Krewe.  Read on to grab a bunch of free downloads from the band and find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show!  These guys are just too much fun to miss.

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Tonight’s Set Details: THE DISCO BISCUITS and RAILROAD EARTH 10.29.09

Heads up music lovers!

The Disco Biscuits are playing the Wisconsin Union Theater TONIGHT!



In the years since the band sprang out of the University of Pennsylvania party scene in the mid-’90s, the Disco Biscuits have brought together the worlds of jam bands and electronic music with its “trance-fusion” sound that mixes the free-form improvisations of jazz with the hypnotic rhythms which provided the soundtrack for rave culture.


Doors: 6pm

Orchard Lounge: 7pm

Ott: 8pm

The Disco Biscuits:

Set One: 9 -10:15pm

Set Two: 10:45 – 12:30pm


Warm up your Halloween weekend by checking out this show! Tickets are still available at The Wisconsin Union Theater box office (608-265-2787). See you there!


Also: RAILROAD EARTH is playing The Barrymore!



Railroad Earth is a fun bunch of well-weathered Folk players, and they put on a heck of a show. Lead singer Todd Scheaffer always looks pleased with his bandmates, while mandolin master John Skehan just flat out rips on his instrument; and multi-instrumentalist Andy Goessling nonchalantly commands his beautifully subtle spotlight jams. – Kim Ruehl

Doors: 7pm

Great American Taxi: 8pm

Railroad Earth:

Set One: 9:15 – 10:15pm

Set Two: 10:45 – 12:00pm


Get your groove on and avoid the rain by checking out this show! Tickets are still available at The Barrymore box office (608-241-8633). See you there.


Media Round-up: Feist, Sesame Street, and Free MP3s!

Wondering what your favorite artists have been up to since performing in Madison?

Feist took her infectiously sunny hit “1,2,3,4” to the street–Sesame Street, that is.  Who says pop music can’t be educational?

Can’t get enough of Railroad Earth or Backyard Tire Fire since their recent Madison shows?  Check out these free mp3 downloads!

Railroad Earth – “Hard Livin”

Backyard Tire Fire – “The Places We Lived”

Okkervil River has been repeatedly featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered, Favorite Sessions, World Cafe and many others:

Okkervil River doesn’t hold anything back: Its emotion-drenched performances are intense to the point of seeming overwrought, and its songs unfold like to hear more

Okkervil River
Okkervil River

or take some time out of your work day to watch The Fiery Furnaces’ video interview on!

Fiery Furnaces
Fiery Furnaces