Martha Wainwright Heads To Strictly Discs For Pre-Concert In Store Performance This Saturday

Martha Wainwright


The ever-so-talented Miss Martha Wainwright will be taking the stage at the High Noon Saloon for an early show this Saturday, March 23  (hip hop goddess Dessa will follow).    If you’d like to catch her brilliant, unapologetic, and dynamic performance in an even more intimate setting before her concert, be sure to head to Strictly Discs at 2:30pm, where the music in her blood will spill into some very lucky ears at their in-store pre-concert event!

Watch Field Report Perform At Strictly Discs

Field Report

Thanks to our friends at Jonk Music, we can share this lovely video of Field Report performing “The Year Of The Get You Alone” live at Strictly Discs before their show at the High Noon Saloon last month.   Enjoy!

Field Report To Play In-Store Pre-Concert Gig At Strictly Discs

Field Report

Field Report fans, get thee to Strictly Discs at 3:00pm this Saturday afternoon to check out a very intimate in-store performance filmed live by the lovely folks of Jonk Music.  It’ll be a stripped-down preview of the tunes to come at the band’s High Noon Saloon show later that night (tickets here).

If you like groups like Blessed Feathers, Bon Iver, YAST, Boat To Row, and Bowerbirds, you’ll love the tender pensiveness of Field Report.

Just Announced Madison Listening Party: Trampled By Turtles’ “Stars & Satellites” and M. Ward’s ” A Wasteland Companion,” 4.9.12

M. Ward

Our very first Listening Party was so much fun, we’re doing it again!  True Endeavors will join with our friends at Strictly Discs to host another Listening Party at the High Noon Saloon during happy hour (5 -7pm) next Monday, April 9, 2012.

This time, we’ll be featuring two new releases, both due out Tuesday, April 10:

Trampled By Turtles‘ Stars & Satellites

M. Ward‘s A Wasteland Companion

Attendees will have a chance to win a variety of great prizes including tickets to Trampled By Turtles’ April 12 and M. Ward’s May 23 Barrymore shows (click here to buy tickets now)!  Both artists’ albums will be available for early purchase courtesy of Strictly Discs.   We’ll see you there!


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Win A Pair Of Passes To See Heartless Bastards’ Strictly Discs In Store Performance

Heartless Bastards

Heartless Bastards will roll into Madison a bit early on February 11 prior to their gig at the High Noon Saloon to make time for a special in-store acoustic performance at Strictly Discs!

We have a pair of passes to give away to one lucky blog reader.  To enter to win a spot for yourself and a friend at this intimate show, leave a comment telling us what Heartless Bastards song(s) you would most like to hear performed in this stripped down, acoustic setting.

A winner will be chosen and notified shortly after 6pm on Thursday, February 9.  Good luck!


Related Content:  Heartless Bastards Bring The Sounds Of The Road To Madison

This W(eek!) in Shows

Watch out Madison music fans, lots of shows to check out this week highlighting talent in smaller rooms. Catch them before they are too big to get cozy with!

Today Friday April 25


Genre: Bluegrass

“Slap your knee to these guys and you’ll be sore the next day.” – New York Press

Split Lip Rayfield- Truth and Lies

With THE JAVELINAS Friday 9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $12 adv – 21+ BUY TICKETS NOW!


Sunday April 27


Genre: Indie/ Folk Rock

“..a melodic hodgepodge of brass, rumbling drums, intricately plucked guitars, and Klausener’s plangent vocal melody do more than their parts to propel a charming, inspirational lyric. Elsewhere, the group avoids generic world-music traps, using dynamic shifts and evocative instrumentation to forward the narrative…” -Pitchfork

The Acorn- The Flood Pt.1

With special guests JOHN CRAIGIE + MARTY FINKEL Sunday 8:00 pm @ Café Montmartre 255-5900 $8 BUY TICKETS NOW!


Monday April 28


Genre: Rock

Lions create a blend of retro riffage, artful noise, melodic interludes, and revolutionary attitude with a live show that has been described as “furious” with “a full- frontal assault” that will leave you “half-deaf and disoriented.”

Lions- Metal Heavy Lady featured on the Guitar Hero 3 game

With DROIDS ATTACK and UNITED SONS OF TOIL Monday 8:30 pm @ The Annex 256-7750 $7 – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!


Tuesday April 29


Genre: Pop

“The British band takes cues from recent dance-rock and post-punk revivalism as much as the early-’80s stuff that inspired the revival in the first place” -Onion AV Club

Foals- Balloons

2 Free Song Downloads Here

With WORRIER Tuesday – early show 7:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $10 dos – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!



Genre: Techno/ Rock/ Power Pop/ Indie/ Alternative

The Medic Droid

Free Song Download From The Medic Droid

Genuine sound that dances with ACM’s overwhelming sense of raucous energy and refusal to take themselves too seriously.

A Cursive Memory- Everything

Learn More About Both of These Bands or Enter to Win Tickets Here

With special guests SINGLE FILE and THE WHITE TIE AFFAIR Tuesday 6:30 pm (doors open 6:00 pm) @ Orpheum Stage Door 255-8755 $8 / $10 dos – all ages BUY TICKETS NOW ! Tickets also available at Strictly Discs


Thursday May 1


Genre: Americana/ Indie/ Acoustic

One stark, solo acoustic guitar builds into layered swan songs and raspy serenades that resonate with unassuming depth and candor.

Chris Pureka- Interview and Song Momentary Thief

Plus MARTHA BERNER special early start time Thursday 6:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $10- 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!




Genre: Folk Rock/ Indie/ Pop

“Pete Francis (of Dispatch) presents a style combination of Funk, jazz, reggae, folk with musical influences of Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, which culminates into a sound that takes you on an amazing ride.” -CD Baby

Pete Francis- Shooting Star and the Ambulance

“Employing handclaps, sing-along choruses, and guitar solos with equal measure, the more intricate musical arrangements punctuate and add layers to Pond’s slow-burning guitar melodies.” -The Boston Globe

Matt Pond PA- Sunlight

With special guest DICK PRALL Thursday 9:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $15 adv and dos – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW !

Mad-Town Monday Music Tix (Free Free Free!)

Not excited about the beginning of the work week? Lets start it out then with a pair of free concert tix..feel better yet?


The Medic Droid is for those who are bored with genres and titles. Full of sassiness and attitude, this trio fuses dance music with indie rock power and punk rock DIY ethics, The Medic Droid have created their own scene.

the medic droid

“..with their first major record label release the Californian quartet (A Cursive Memory) exploded into the scene with catchy tunes that reminisce of Hellogoodbye’s rise to fame. Infectious keyboard and a pair of soft vocals lead this pop rock driven band.”

How A Cursive Memory Became Bandarazzi!

SPECIAL EARLY SHOW With guests SINGLE FILE and THE WHITE TIE AFFAIR Tuesday 6:30 pm (doors open 6:00 pm) @ Orpheum Stage Door 608.255.8755 $8 / $10 dos – all ages BUY TICKETS NOW! Tickets also available at Strictly Discs!

The 4th person to email with the subject line TMD & ACM Tix will win 2 guest list spots to this show.



black rebel motorcycle club

With special guests THE DUKE SPIRIT Saturday 9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608- 268-1122 $16 adv / $18 dos – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

Be the 5th person to email with the subject line “Win Rebel Tix” and you will receive 2 guest list spots to the show!