Live Concert Photos: STARS @ The Barrymore (10.8.10)

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So many beautiful live concert shots to share with you this week!  Canadian indie rockers Stars were in Madison with Wild Nothing last Friday (October 8th) to wow the crowd at The Barrymore Theater with their lush, shimmering sound.  Armed with his camera, photographer Joel Hager was there to capture every stunning moment.  Enjoy his shots after the jump.

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Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway + Free MP3 Download: STARS

Stars

Stars is an apt name for a band that has consistently produced volumes of delightful, sparkling dream pop over the last decade.  Their latest work, The Five Ghosts, has been called “soothing,” “haunting,” “fluid and organic.”

We’re so excited to see the band bring these ghosts to life in Madison this Friday (October 8th) at The Barrymore.  Considering all the buzz they’ve had in indie circles over the years, we assume you are too!  Read on to learn more about Stars, enter to win a pair of tickets to their rapidly approaching show, and enjoy a free mp3 download from the band.

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Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (10.6-10.12): ROSTER McCABE & KINETIX, CITIZEN COPE, ANTJE DUVEKOT & LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE, ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS, STARS, JOAN BAEZ, BOBBY BARE JR, MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, PETER WOLF CRIER

Stars

It’s certainly starting to feel like fall out there!  When you’re done tramping through the pumpkin patch, knocking back some crisp apple cider, and frolicking in the leaves, why not cozy up with some live music?  ROSTER McCABE & KINETIX, CITIZEN COPE, ANTJE DUVEKOT & LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE, ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS, STARS, JOAN BAEZ, BOBBY BARE JR, MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, and PETER WOLF CRIER are all making their way to Madison in the coming days.

Read on to find out more about these exciting shows, and find out how you can enter to win tickets.

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Just Announced Madison Concert: Stars

Friday, October 8

STARS

Stars

Barrymore Theatre, 8:00pm

$20 adv and dos, all ages

Tickets On Sale Friday, June 25 at 12 noon!

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Shows To See This Week (If you like…)

Friday May 9

If you like Matt Pond PA, Stars, or Iron & Wine try..

MARGOT AND THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO’S with special guests CAMERON McGILL + JENTRI COLELLO

Genre: Rock/ Indie/ Folk

Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s is an 8-piece indie-pop/orchestral pop band from Indianapolis, Indiana. The band’s sound, categorized as “chamber pop”, has been compared to the indie rock groups Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, and The Shins.

Quiet As A Mouse- Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s

9:00 pm @ Orpheum Stage Door 608.255.8755 $10 adv $12 dos – all ages

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Friday May 9

If you like Blitzen Trapper, Ryan Adams, or Neko Case then try

THE AVETT BROTHERS with JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD

Genre: Folk Rock

4 Free Avett Brothers Song Downloads

9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv /$18 dos – 18+

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Presented with Muzzle of Bees

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Saturday May 10

If you like Matt Nathanson, Nicole Atkins, or Ingrid Michaelson try..

Three of Hearts Tour featuring TODD CAREY / ALEXA WILKINSON / JONATHAN CLAY

1 Free Todd Carey Song Download

Saturday 9:30 pm @ Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900 $8 adv $10 dos – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Saturday May 10

If you like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or The Detroit Cobras try..

THE KILLS with special guests TELEPATHE

Genre: Rock/ Electronic/Indie

Fever- The Kills

NPR.org, April 4, 2008 Article and song of the day

Saturday 9:30 pm @ The Annex 608.256.7750 $12 – 18+

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Monday May 12

If you like Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, or Drive-by Truckers try

JAMES MCMURTRY with THE DEDRINGERS

Genre: Rock

James on NPR’s All Things Considered

Monday 8:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv – 21+

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Wednesday May 14

If you like Ryan Adams, Okkervil River, or Jason Collett try

JOSH RITTER with DAWN LANDES

Genre: Rock/ Indie/ Folk Rock

“Ritter’s off-the-cuff approach intersects with a winning pop melody..the neatly arranged horns, fiddles, and piano play against Ritter’s tumbling lyrics. -Onion AV Club

To the Dogs or Whoever- Josh Ritter

3 Free Josh Ritter Song Downloads

Wednesday 8:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv – 18+

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Thursday May 15

KT TUNSTALL with special guest PADDY CASEY

Thursday 7:30 pm @ Barrymore Theatre 608.241.8864 $27 – all ages

SOLD OUT!

Presented with JAM Productions

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Media Roundup: Tegan and Sara rock Coachella, and more!

Coachella, the mother of all alternative music festivals, took place this past weekend, and even if you weren’t fortunate enough to take in the cornucopia of sounds from the California deserts, a number of outlets are providing extensive video, audio and blogging coverage. In addition to the headline-grabbing indie coronation of Prince and the chilling comeback performance of Portishead, a number of performers coming soon to Madison also made their mark.

Tegan and Sara, performing at the Barrymore next Tuesday, May 6, first gained a moment in the spotlight three years ago on a small stage of Coachella and performed on a larger stage at this year’s festival. The Canadian twins continue to gain notoriety on a larger scale for their quirky stage banter and emotional songwriting, blogging a number of entries from the festival for RollingStone.com. Tegan and Sara are also just off the heels of an impressive performance last week of their current anthem, “The Con” on the Tonight Show, viewable below:

Taking a break from the midst of a tour that is selling out nearly every theater it touches, The Swell Season (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova) also performed an alluring set; a preview of what’s to come when the duo plays the Overture Center on Monday, June 16. The “Once” stars were recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle discussing their newfound fame. Recent acts passing through town this spring, including Man Man, Vampire Weekend, Stars and Jens Lekman also played the festival.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are currently touring around the globe and have been grabbing headlines from a decision earlier this year to part ways with its record label, RCA. They are currently going it alone, looking toward independent release options in the near future. BRMC will be hitting the High Noon Saloon with guests The Duke Spirit on Saturday, May 3.

Performing at the Annex the Sunday night following BRMC, Ra Ra Riot will be splitting a bill with The Little Ones for a $10 show — likely the last time Madison music fans will be able to see the up-and-coming indie-string-pop troupe, recently interviewed on GrooveShark.com, in such an intimate venue.

In other news, we are happy to announce that Madison fave Lyle Lovett will be passing through down this summer — on Sunday, July 13, at Overture Hall. The Capitol Times wrote a nice preview of the show, for which tickets went on sale this past Saturday.

Finally, in case you missed a few of the recent shows in Madison, here’s a few reviews to find out what you missed:

“[Colin] Meloy charmed a modest but enraptured crowd at the Barrymore Theater Wednesday night with his quirk, his humor and his unbelievable solo chops.” — Wisconsin State Journal

“Decemberists shows are giddily geeky affairs, full of high-energy, literary-minded rock songs that draw the audience in with singalongs and other audience participation bits. By comparison, Meloy’s solo shows are less of a three-ring circus and more of a friendly conversation between singer and his audience.” — The Capitol Times

The [New] Pornographers nearly had that show stolen right out from under them by opening act Okkervil River, which played a flat-out amazing hourlong opening set. The Pornographers have been touring with the Austin roots-rock group for about two weeks, and you have to think that following that every night forces Newman and company to raise their game even higher.” — The Capitol Times

“This was my first time hearing material from Challengers live, which really cemented my appreciation for that record. I’ll concede the stage looks a little bare bones sans Neko [Case] and Dan, but that didn’t stop the band from putting on a great power pop rock show.” — Muzzle of Bees

And that’s it for now. Tickets for many of the shows mentioned above are still available from TrueEndeavors.com. See you at the shows!

This Week in Shows

TONIGHT!- FRIDAY MARCH 28
STARS

“..the best orchestral pop album of the last year..” -Pitchfork

Friday 8:00 pm @ Barrymore Theatre, (608) 241-8864, $20 adv

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TOMORROW- SATURDAY MARCH 29
LEWIS & CLARKE

“The Perfect album for chilling out late at night.” -Blog Critics Music Magazine

Saturday 9:00 pm @ The Annex, (608) 256-7750,$8 – 18+

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SUNDAY- MARCH 30
JENS LEKMAN

“Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman returns for his genre-conquering second album, encompassing baroque pop, Northern soul, and Swedish beach-party disco..Lekman constructs lush, romantic worlds from vinyl-crackling LP samples, while his wry, melancholic lyrics..prove him the true successor to indie’s ultimate lovesick cynics..” -Pitchfork

Sunday 7:30 pm @ Old Music Hall , ( located on Bascom Hill — UW-Madison campus ) map, $15 adv – all ages