Madison Concert Giveaway: STS9 Prize Pack!

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What’s better than winning a pair of tickets to STS9‘s Madison show on April 12?   Winning a whole prize pack, of course!   Click here to enter to win tickets, plus a t-shirt, tour poster, iPhone case, and decals!

If this vid is any indication, the concert is going to be off the charts…

All The Live STS9 You Can Handle!

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We know there’s no real substitute for seeing these guys live (you’ll have your chance at the Orpheum Theater on April 12!), but if you want to revel in the sounds of shows past right now, look no further.    The band is making all of their concerts available for free streaming and download  here, so click on, space out, and dream away!   Not bad, eh?

Just Announced Madison Concert: STS9, 4.12.13

Friday, April 12, 2013

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STS9

Orpheum Theater – 8pm

$25 ADV $30 DOS

General Admission – All Ages

Tickets on sale through our Music Calendar Saturday, February 23, at 12 noon.

Artists You Should Know: Pretty Lights Ticket Giveaway!

 Pretty Lights

Following their gig supporting Sound Tribe Sector 9 earlier this year, jamtronica kingpins Pretty Lights will return to Madison this Saturday for a show at the High Noon Saloon!  Want to find out more about the band whose music “can snap your neck while simultaneously shedding your tears”?  How about scoring some FREE TICKETS to the show???  Read on!    

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TONIGHT: STS9 at Orpheum!

STS9 Gives New Meaning to “Jamband”

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Some might consider Sound Tribe Sector 9 a typical “jamband” (one that plays extended versions of their songs in front of a live audience). Others might consider them a jamband of the future – considering computers have become the mainstay “instrument” used on stage. But if you asked the band themselves, STS9 would say they are a band with an unrecognizable electronic sound that mixes musical instruments with high-tech software to lure fans in with heavy bass beats, groundbreaking sounds and psychedelic lights.

Formed at Georgia Tech in 1998, David Murphy (bass), Hunter Brown (guitar), David Phipps (keyboards), Zach Velmer (drums) and Jeffree Lerner (percussion) established an electronic jamband by incorporating the genres of electronic, rock and hip-hop into live music. The band has since created a cult-like following after reaching number 12 on the Billboard’s Top Electronic Albums with their 2005 album, Artifact. In the last decade, STS9 has become a major force in the music world, and has established themselves as major act who have headlined Bonnaroo, Rothbury and Camp Bisco music festivals. Like many other jamband artists, Phipps emphasizes that STS9’s studio albums are completely different than their live shows. Keyboardist Phipps elaborated on the band’s innovative sound in an interview with the Badger Herald.

“The sound is a lot bigger than what you would think five people on stage could make, “Phipps said. “It’s always going to be different every night. It’s a totally different beat,” Phipps said. “The studio is more like painting a picture. You can go back and erase, paint over things, start over and really try to perfect a statement. It’s a really beautiful thing that I love.”


As STS9 started out in the studio, they needed a place to distribute their music. Strapped for cash just as many other rising artists, the band did not want to sign with a major label. STS9 developed the independent label 1320 Records to allow them to distribute and control their own music through the Internet. Shortly after, the band signed other artists with minimal means to expand the label and promote different styles of music.

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“We opened up a label [managing only STS9] so we could maintain ownership over all our material,” Phipps said. “We decided to open that up to other artists …and give them the same platform that we created for ourselves to sell music over the Internet without much upfront capital needed to press a bunch of CDs. By opening up that storefront, it gave exposure and made bands more legitimate by giving them love and respect. And it’s not really about the sales, but it’s more about acknowledging the community of musicians and music lovers as our little niche in the music world.”


With all the success 1320 Records has achieved, Phipps announced they will be hosting a music festival at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado later this year with over 20 acts from the label. However, maintaining 1320 Records is only one of the tasks on STS9’s to-do list. Recently the band has started playing concerts with no instruments and using only musical software on their laptops, called “Live PA sets.” Phipps said the band is taking these concerts show by show and using the opportunity to fine-tune their music.

“It started out to be a way for half the band to go play a show without a truckload of gear,” Phipps said. “It is also a way for us to throw out music we’ve been working on in the studio in front of people and see the reaction so we can adjust it. Once we adjust it, we can turn it into something we can do with the full band. We’ve put a lot of time and energy to make a good, solid three hours of mind-blowing music and visual stuff,” he said. “We are really trying to become a band with production and light shows that you have never seen before and won’t ever see with other bands coming through your town.”

-Andy Groher


STS9
with
PRETTY LIGHTS
Thursday, March 12, 2009
8pm, Ticket office opens at 5PM

Orpheum Theater
608.255.6005
$26 — all ages

$1 of every ticket sold goes to the MAKE IT RIGHT FOUNDATION
to aid in STS9’s goal of building a home in New Orleans in 2009.

http://www.makeitrightnola.org

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Wednesday’s Week in Shows

Wednesday, March 11

An Evening with

RICHARD SHINDELL

Listen for Love
Official Website

Species
Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Acoustic

Relatives & Ancestors
Cry Cry Cry, Lucy Kaplansky, Dar Williams, John Gorka, Mark Erelli


“Shindell is a master builder of songs, yet always leading listeners toward the emotional essence of the moment or character he is evoking. As with all master craftsmen, knowing what to leave out is as important to him as what he puts in. Shindell has uncanny sense of the theater of a song, building his ballads sparely and subtly, set to sweeping graceful melodies.”
– SCOTT ALARICK, The Boston Globe

7:00 pm

High Noon Saloon

608.268.1122

$17- $20 dos – 21+

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Thursday, March 12

STS9

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Experimental, Jam Band, Electronic

Relatives & Ancestors
Lotus, Pnuma Trio, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits


“Music measures the temperature of the people. Consumerism and the corporate media have taken us all down the path of cynicism, apathy and nihilism. If the message on the new record is anything, it’s to blast that shit.”
-Hunter Brown, Guitarist

“Our underlying intention isn’t to say what we feel is right or wrong. It’s merely an expression to inspire people to find what inspired us to make music.”
-Jeffree Lerner, Percussionist

with

PRETTY LIGHTS

8:00 pm

Orpheum Theater

608.255.6005

$26 — all ages

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$1 of every ticket sold goes to the MAKE IT RIGHT FOUNDATION to aid in STS9’s goal of building a home in New Orleans in 2009.

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Saturday, March 14

An Evening with

JOAN BAEZ

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Classic Rock

Relatives & Ancestors
Bob Dylan, Peter Paul & Mary, Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger

“It’s been a long time since I’ve had an entire album of songs that speak to the essence of who I am in the same way as the songs that have been the enduring backbone of my repertoire for the past 50 years.”
– Joan Baez

“A half century into her career, folk icon Joan Baez is making a return of sorts—not to vintage material, but to songs that evoke the spirit and message of her defining early work…Baez has never sounded wiser, or more deeply human.”
-The Boston Herald

“Bowery Songs reminds us that at crucial moments during her long and storied career – which is to say, at crucial moments in America’s history over the past four decades and then some – Joan has recorded and released live performance albums that have served as critical barometers of our times.”
-JamBase.com

8:00 pm

Barrymore Theatre

608.241.8864

$45 – all ages

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$1 per ticket to benefit ivaw.org

 

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Saturday, March 14

THE BROKEN WEST and BLIND PILOT

with

CRANE YOUR SWAN NECK

Listen for Love
THE BROKEN WEST Myspace
BLIND PILOT Myspace

Species
THE BROKEN WEST
Indie, Rock, Alternative
BLIND PILOT
Alternative, Folk, Indie Rock, Acoustic

Relatives & Ancestors
THE BROKEN WEST
The Whigs, A.C. Newman, Bound Stems, The Rosebuds, Portastatic
BLIND PILOT
Bon Iver, Horse Feathers, Rosi Golan, Holly Conlan, Steve Reynolds


“The Broken West are a talented group of young musicians united in their love of “the song.” Whether it be in the studio or on stage, where their raucously energetic live show is a site to behold, their enthusiasm and optimism are infectious, as it should be. What you hold in your hands is an extraordinary new album from an amazing young band destined to be reckoned with for years to come.”
-JamBase.com


“Every single song on this album is memorable and important, with loaded lyrics and gliding melodies. Reminiscent of The Shins and Iron and Wine with a little more punch and momentum, Blind Pilot is Portland based Israel Nebeker (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Ryan Dobrowski (drums) at the helm.”
-JamBase.com

9:30 pm

Orpheum Stage Door

608.255.6005

$10 adv – $12 dos — all ages

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Monday Ticket Giveaway Triple Threat!

Hey blog readers!  Ready for another round of ticket giveaways?  Of course you are!  This week we’ve got three great shows for you to win tickets to including one very exclusive giveaway.  Read on to find out how you can win…

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Richard Shindell

Richard Shindell

Richard has a song called “Texas Ranger.”  In honor of the most famous ranger of them all, post a link to the most hilariously corny video of Chuck Norris’ Walker that you can find.  (There are TONS of great clips out there…) If you do, you and a guest could attend Richard’s show on us!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 7pm
High Noon Saloon
$17- $20 dos – 21+

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Sound Tribe Sector 9

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If you had your own Sound Tribe, how would you initiate your members?  Post your response below and you may find yourself on the guest list +1 to this big show!

with PRETTY LIGHTS
Thursday, March 12, 2009 8pm Orpheum Theater
$26 — all ages

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The Broken West + Blind Pilot

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The Broken West have a song titled “You Can Build An Island.”  If you happened to be stranded on an island, what 5 albums would you want to make sure that you had on hand to make the days a little less lonely?  Why?  Give us your list and you and a friend might get to see these two amazing bands for free!

with CRANE YOUR SWAN NECK
Saturday, March 14, 2009 9:30pm Orpheum Stage Door
$10 adv – $12 dos — all ages

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As always, be creative and HAVE FUN with these ticket giveaways! We’ll announce winners based on your responses tomorrow, March 10th. Be sure to include your full name in your responses.

Also, our newsletter recipients will receive a chance this week to win tix to see the legendary Joan Baez so check those email boxes!

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