Celebrate The High Noon’s 5th With Crystal Antlers!

High Noon Saloon

Has it really only been 5 years?!  The High Noon Saloon has been such an essential player in the Madison music scene that it’s hard to imagine a time without it!  Well, believe it or not, today marks the venue’s 5th anniversary of hosting phenomenal local, national, and international artists on its stage.

Click here to find out how The High Noon Saloon is celebrating the big five!

Media Roundup: New Tunes for the Weekend!

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!


There are several fantastic new posts over at the I Am Fuel, You Are Friends blog including an interview with Blitzen Trapper, new music from Conor Oberst and a live set from Blind Pilot, who will be in Madison June 16th.

Blind Pilot

Blind Pilot


Hunter S. Thompson once said “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.”  Is there ever.  Read more about “Crime and Corruption in the Music Business.”

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Monday Ticket Giveway: Clem Snide and Cloud Cult

OK, blog readers, let’s get to it!  We’re giving away tix to two fantastic upcoming indie shows this week.


First up is Clem Snide. Eef Barzelay’s indie rock/alt–country outfit is slotted to play the High Noon Saloon this Thursday with Plants and Animals and The Heligoats.  Clem Snide takes its name from a recurring character in William S. Burroughs’ novels, but it’s certainly not the only tie-in to literature that music has seen.  Give us your list of band names, songs, lyrics, or albums that have been inspired by the literary world. See how many references you can find, and you might just win a  pair of tickets to Clem Snide’s show!

Thursday, March 26 9pm
High Noon Saloon $10 adv $12 dos – 18+

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If you’ve had your eye on Friday’s Cloud Cult show instead, you’re in luck!  We’re offering an exclusive giveaway for that show right here on the True Endeavors blog.  The Minneapolis-based indie rockers don’t just make great music–they’re also raising awareness on a number of environmental issues.  (Read more about Cloud Cult’s commendable green crusade here.)  In honor of the band’s environmental awareness, we’d like you to tell us what you’ve been doing, or what you resolve to start doing, to make your existence a bit easier on Mother Earth. Your response may earn tickets for you and a guest to Cloud Cult’s show! (While you’re thinking green, you might want to check this out too.)

Friday, March 27 9:30 pm
High Noon Saloon $12 adv $14 dos – 18+

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Can’t get enough live music? Subscribe to our newsletter!  An upcoming mailing will include info on how you can win tickets to Friday’s Railroad Earth show.


We also want to make sure that all of our blog readers know about our Recession Beater Low Dough Shows, a new live concert series we’re presenting that’s easy on your wallet.  If you missed out on this week’s giveaways, this is the next best thing!  Sub Pop recording artist Daniel Martin Moore‘s Sunday show at The High Noon is the next in this series and tickets are a steal at only 5 bucks a pop! Keep an eye out for more Recession Beater Low Dough Shows.  We’ll be adding more in the future!


As always, be creative and HAVE FUN with these ticket giveaways! We’ll announce winners based on your responses tomorrow, March 24th. Be sure to include your full name in your responses.

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