This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: And The Beat Goes On…

White Denim

Happy post-Halloween Monday, everybody!  As your hangovers fade away, and you come down off your candy highs, why not check out some of the exciting shows coming to Madison this week?  We’re giving away a pair of tickets to each one right here on the blog.  That means you could win a spot on the guest list for NEEDTOBREATHE, WHITE DENIM, THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, or ERIN MCKEOWN + JILL SOBULE!  Not bad, eh?  Read on to find out how to win.

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Just Announced: NEEDTOBREATHE 11.4.09


105.5 Triple M welcomes

NEEDTOBREATHE with special guests Serena Ryder and Mike Droho

Wednesday, November 4 @ High Noon Saloon 8pm

Tickets: $15 adv

Ages: 18+

Tickets on sale this Friday, October 9 at 10 am!

This Week’s Shows, Downloads, and Give-aways

With October’s chill in the air, there’s hardly a cozier place to be than one of  Madison’s many intimate music venues, catching unforgettable performances by your favorite artists.  Here’s a glimpse of what’s to come this week, including an opportunity to support a good cause and experience great music at the same time (Sonya Kitchell, Oct 10).  And don’t forget to check out our exclusive ticket giveaways!

Friday,  October 10
“Women Rock for the Cure”

Genre: Rock/Alternative/Folk/Indie

“The singer-songwriters angelic voice and sharp lyrics make this versatile set of folk, rock and alternative songs a compelling listen.” -People Magazine

Similar to: Norah Jones, Natalie Merchant, Joni Mitchell

with special guests
THE SLIP, (The Slip will also perform as Sonya’s backing band), and BRAD BARR, 9:30pm, High Noon Saloon, 608.268.1122, $13 adv $15 dos – 21+

$1.00 per ticket to benefit the Madison Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation


See previous blog entry!


Saturday, October 11

Genre: Folk/Indie/Acoustic

“The wide range of instruments – acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, djembe, electric baritone guitar – reflects an eclectic sound, and the band members switch off lead vocals and songwriting duties. But it is the stunning three-part vocal blend that creates the Girlyman magic.”

Similar to: Indigo Girls, Crowded House, REM, Simon and Garfunkel
7 pm (early show), High Noon Saloon, 608.268.1122, $12 adv $14 dos — 18+


Genre: Indie/Lo-Fi Rock/Pop

“.. a band with clever lyrics and synthesized pop music..This is a terrific album, one fully ready and suited for headphones; an album that should be easily enjoyed by all and that will surely be loved by many.” -Delusions of Adequacy

Magnetic Fields

Magnetic Fields

Similar to: Belle and Sebastian, Superchunk, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Sebadoh

with THE FOREWORDS, 8pm, Capitol Theater, 608.258.4141, Reserved seating tickets $30 – all ages
BUY TICKETS NOW ! (Orders limited to 4 tickets per person)

FREE MP3 Download: The Magnetic Fields. Always Where I Need to Be-Live


The first Magnetic Fields fan to post a comment on this blog entry will win a pair of spots on the guest list to their show!  Since we have several giveaways going on his week, be sure to let us know which show you’d like tickets for in your comment!

(If you are on our homepage and would like to comment just click on the title of the blog entry and scroll to the bottom of the page.)


Sunday, October 12
An Intimate Evening with a Legendary Artist

Genre: Pop/New Wave/Power Pop

“There’s a real person writing and singing these songs, with a lifetime’s worth of joys and disappointments, as well as the wisdom to keep it all in proper balance.” -The Onion (A.V. Club)

Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe

Similar to: Elvis Costello, The Knack, Wreckless Eric, Squeeze, Huey Lewis

with PAUL CEBAR, 7:30 pm, Barrymore Theatre, 608.241.8864, All seated show, $35 – all ages


Monday, October 13


Genre: Rock/Indie/Alternative

“This album is not only the band’s most solid and consummate release to date, not merely one of the most veritable albums 2007 has delivered to us–but also, truly, one of the top albums in the past five years of indie rock history.” -Delusions of Adequacy

Similar to: Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, Yo La Tengo, Rilo Kiley

with special guests, MAKE BELIEVE, 8pm, High Noon Saloon, 608.268.1122, $16 adv and dos — 18+


Thursday, October 16
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO band performance

Genre: Roots Rock/Americana/Country/Rock

“Music this rich and evocative should be heard by everyone, and one can only hope that more and more people will hear as Escovedo continues to write his own story.” -PopMatters

Similar to: Bruce Springsteen, The Iguanas, The Del Fuegos, Dave Alvin

with THE SATIN PEACHES, 9 pm, High Noon Saloon, 608.268.1122, $18 adv $20 dos — 21+

CLIF Bar GreenNotes Presents:
STEPHEN KELLOGG & THE SIXERS “Celebrating Five Years Tour”

Genre: Rock/Pop/Alternative/Acoustic

“Kellogg’s music is semi-gritty, melodic alt-country. Think early Wilco, Whiskeytown, or Tom Petty. Relaxed, yet passionate.” – BOSTON GLOBE

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

Similar to: The Wallflowers, Counting Crows, Matt Wertz

SERENA RYDER, 9pm, Majestic Theatre, 608.255.0901, $16.50 adv (limited number of VIP seats available at $21.50) – all ages

Free mp3 download: Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, “4th of July”

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