Artists You Should Know: The Detroit Cobras (with ticket and mp3 giveaway)

The Detroit Cobras

Next Friday Madison will be treated to the devastatingly hip retro sounds of one of the Midwest’s greatest cover bands.  Described as “combining girl-group hooks and harmonies with high-octane, Motor City garage rock, the Detroit Cobras conjure the 1960s era of Top 40 AM radio and vinyl 45s…singer Rachel Nagy has attitude to burn and the mixed-gender band plays with plenty of rough-hewn energy.”  (Amazon.com) We’ve got the full story below, plus free mp3 downloads and a chance to win tickets to their show.

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Monday Concert Connection: Tons O’Tix!

We’re bursting at the seams with shows this week!  There’s sure to be something for even the pickiest of music fans.  Whether you’re into indie, hip hop, funk, electronic, or folk, we’ve got you covered!  Read on to get a sneak peek at the upcoming shows from Jenny Lewis, John Vanderslice, The Tallest Man On Earth, Pretty Lights, The New Mastersounds, Rock Plaza Central, Laura Gibson, and Mr. Lif.  Even better?  We’re giving away free tickets to almost all of them! Ready?  Set?  GO!

Laura Gibson

Laura Gibson

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Artists You Should Know: G. Love and Special Sauce

G Love

This Saturday, Madison music fans will be treated to a performance by the rockin’, soulful Philadelphia blues outfit G. Love and Special Sauce!  Don’t have your tickets yet?  Better grab em fast!

Find out more about G. Love and Special Sauce!

The Results Are In: Madison Adores Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings!

Sharon Jones

If you were one of the many enthusiastic fans in attendance at last Wednesday’s Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings show, you already know what an incredibly special night it was. The Barrymore was packed with witnesses to a truly one-of-a-kind performance by the new Queen of Soul.

Check out these rave reviews of the show!

Muzzle of Bees

Decider

The Daily Page

77 Square

Madison Music Review

Did you catch Sharon’s show last week? Let us know what your impressions were. We want to hear from you!

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Nov 24 Monday Ticket Giveaway- Soul Excitement

From church choir to the face of soul and funk revitalization, Sharon Jones’ retro sound is pure soul that seduces the audience to let go of their inhibitions.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have built a growing reputation as the front runners of old-school soul and funk.

Show up for the music, but stay for the stage show. Sharon’s youthful energy and occasional dancing frenzies exude passion while the horn section grooves.

Think the Dap-Kings look or sound familiar?  That’s because some of the members backed up Amy Winehouse on her album “Back to Black”, check them out in her video “Rehab.”

Come to the Barrymore December 3 prepared to dance!  Get two tickets for the funk filled evening by telling us what your favorite funk/soul song to listen to in a recession is. Comment on this blog with your entry to have a chance to win a FREE pair of tickets to the Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings show.

Answers will be judged by the staff at True Endeavors- the winner will be announced Tuesday (November 25) at 6pm.

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