This Week’s Shows & Lotsa’ Give-aways

True Endeavors is bringing fans a cornucopia of variety with this week’s shows!  Everything from Americana to hip hop to opera is represented by this diverse group of artists about to grace our town with their talents.  This is not the first time in Madison for many of these artists, so if you missed them that time around, be sure to snag your tickets early before they’re all gone!

Also, check out how, by treating yourself to The Hotel Cafe Tour this Friday, you will be supporting The Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund!

Friday, November 7

AMOS LEE

“Amos Lee is a young singer-songwriter with an adorable look and an adorable voice and some adorable songs. Lee is a soul singer, but his songs are mostly more like AAA-format folk-rock, which makes for an interesting tension.” -PopMatters.com

Genre: Folk, Blues, Soul


Similar to: Norah Jones, Ray LaMontagne, Brett Dennen

with special guest PRISCILLA AHN
8pm Barrymore Theatre 608.241.8864 $25 adv – all ages

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BRIGHTON MA

“Falling somewhere between a drunken Bob Dylan and The Flaming Lips, the band cultivates a crossbreed of psychedelia and folk music that is utterly dynamic.”  – SkopeMag.com

Genre: Indie, Rock, Americana

Brighton, MA

Similar to: Wilco, Sean Hayes,  The Kinks, Bob Dylan
with THE SAPS
9:30pm Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900 $8 – 21+

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Hotel Cafe Tour 2008
RACHAEL YAMAGATA, MEIKO, THAO NGUYEN, JAYMAY, ALICE RUSSELL

“The website for the tour casually summarizes the venture as ‘one bus, one band and a bunch of friends on the road.’ Be glad if they’re coming your way, this ridiculously talented bunch will give you plenty of reasons to love them.” -PasteMagazine.com

Genre: Singer-songwriter, Indie, Pop


Similar to: Fiona Apple, A Fine Frenzy, Regina Spektor, KT Tunstall
9:00 pm (8:00 doors) High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $21 adv – 18+
$1.00 per ticket to benefit The Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund

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Saturday, November 8

CORNMEAL

“The Chicago-based bluegrass band formed as an outlet for area jam band musicians in the late ’90s, including members of Uncle John’s Band, Rebecca’s Statue, and the Dime Store String Band.”- NBCChicago.com

Genre: Bluegrass, Jam band

Cornmeal

Similar to: The Big Wu, Fat Maw Rooney, Railroad Earth

with special guests 56 HOPE ROAD

9:30 pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 adv $12 dos — 18+

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MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND

“Like a magnifying lens to her mind, these songs reveal something of the vast spectrum of music that inspired her to create something monumental, music that elicited the same joy in her as her music brings to us.” -Daytrotter.com

Genre: Indie, Opera, Chamber music, Rock


Similar to: Emily Wells, Des Ark, Dresden Dolls, Bat For Lashes

with special guests CLARE & THE REASONS and MARLA HANSEN
9pm Orpheum Stage Door $12 adv – $14 dos — all ages

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Sunday, November 9
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

Genre: Hip Hop, Funk, Rap

“Since his days as a member of the Beatnigs while in his early twenties, Michael Franti grew from an angry young hip-hopper with a political, socially conscious bent (the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Spearhead) to a man who channeled his seriousness, social unease, and desire for change and merged them with his love for music, particularly old-school R&B, soul, and hip-hop.” -Billboard.com


Similar to: State Radio, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Umphrey’s McGee, The Coup
with SOLILLAQUISTS OF SOUND
7:30 pm Barrymore Theatre 608.241.8864 $25 – all ages

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EAGLES OF DEATH METAL

“Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme are essentially a comedy act, sending up and celebrating that high-Seventies hybrid of garage, glam and ZZ Top: scuzz rock. On their third album, the duo are as danceable as ever, but they’ve tiptoed away from straight musical pastiche, crudding up their blues boogie with low-fi fuzziness and oddball percussion.” -RollingStone.com

Genre: Rock, Pop, Garage


Similar to: The Hives, White Stripes, The Stooges
with THE DUKE SPIRIT
9pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $18 adv $20 dos — 18+

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Wednesday, November 12
DEVIN THE DUDE

“First with his Houston hip-hop group, Odd Squad, and then by himself he has released a string of great albums devoted to marijuana, sex and — well, that just about covers it. And he only grows more lovable with age, the way shameless rascals often do.” -NYTimes.com

Genre: Rap, Hip Hop


Similar to: Nas, Warren G, Big Moe, Three 6 Mafia

9pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv $17 dos – 18+

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Thursday, November 13
SUBTLE

“The sextet take glitchy electronics, nerdy psychedelic rock and various forms of hip-hop to create a completely over-the-top concept album–and it works perfectly.” -Alternative Press

Genre: Hip Hop, Experimental, Indie


Similar to: Busdriver, Why?, Anticon, Aesop Rock

with special guests ZACH HILL & PEER PRESSURE performing NECROMANCER!
9pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 adv $12 dos — 18+

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NEW Monday Ticket Giveaway

New and improved, low in fat and carbs, local, 100% organic Monday Ticket Giveaway!

This week there will be a trivia question that will need to be answered to score the free pair of tickets. First person to correctly answer the question will win a free pair of tickets to any of the shows listed below. Winner will be announced on the blog at 5 p.m.  Answer the trivia by commenting on this blog.

Get Ready…. Get Set…. GO…..

Rachel Yamagata made an appearance on what previous True Endeavors artist’s album? (hint: The song was labeled “Barfly”)

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November 7

hotel cafe tour 2008

RACHAEL YAMAGATA,
MEIKO, THAO NGUYEN,
JAYMAY, ALICE RUSSELL


Friday, Nov 7, 9:00 pm (8:00 doors)
High Noon Saloon
608.268.1122
$21 adv – 18+
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Tickets also available at  Strictly Discs

$1.00 per ticket to benefit
The Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund

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November 13
SUBTLE

subtle
with special guests
ZACH HILL & PEER PRESSURE
performing
NECROMANCER!
Thusday, November 13, 9pm
High Noon Saloon
608.268.1122
$10 adv $12 dos — 18+
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Tickets also available at  Strictly Discs
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This Weeks Shows and Downloads

Tonight Friday May 16

If you like The Kills or Black Rebel Motorcycle Club try..

THE VON BONDIES with DIE! DIE! DIE! and SLEEPING IN THE AVIARY

Genre: Rock

“..sensational glam riffs and massive shout-along choruses.” -E! Online

Video of C’Mon C’Mon by The Von Bondies

Free Von Bondies Download

9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 adv and dos – 18+

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If you like Why? or Del Tha Funkee Homosapien check out..

SUBTLE with special guests FOG + LOCKS

Genre: Rap/Rock

“Intelligent, melodic, poetic and funny…” -Playlouder

Video of The Mercury Craze by Subtle

9:30 pm @ The Annex 608.256.7750 $10 adv and dos – 18+

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Sunday May 18

If you like Lyle Lovett, Alejandro Escovedo, or Split Lip Rayfield sip up..

ASYLUM STREET SPANKERS

Genre: Americana

“Their tone is raucous and irreverent…” -LastFM

Video for Stick Magnetic Ribbons on Your SUV by Asylum Street Spankers

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

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Wednesday May 21

If you like Reverend Horton Heat or The Detroit Cobras then rock out to..

TH’ LEGENDARY SHACK*SHAKERS presents : SEVEN SIGNS with THOSE POOR BASTARDS

“Their image is self-proclaimed as “Southern Gothic”, and relies on mixing and mashing the sounds of punk, polka, and traditional hillbilly forms of music.” -LastFM

Video for Where’s the Devil by Th’ Legendary Shack*Shakers

Wednesday 8:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv and dos – 21+

A pre-show screening of the film Seven Signs will be featured, followed by a live set with Th’ Legendary Shack*Shakers.

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Media Roundup: Margot, Foals, Vampire Weekend and more!

Concert season in Madison is just around the corner, and as such, we have been announcing shows on a nearly daily basis, including a few gems this past week.

Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s on their way!

Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s will be swinging through town on Friday, May 9, for a $10 show at the Orpheum Stage Door. Check out this 2006 interview from Muzzle of Bees to learn a bit more about the Indianapolis troupe known for putting on raucous live shows.

Free on April 29? Then come to the High Noon Saloon to engage in some international diplomacy when Britpoppers Foals stop in Madison from across the Atlantic for an early show (7pm). The “dance music for yuppies and athletes” band release their first full-length album in the States in April, and yesterday, released the single “Cassius.” Check out the video below.

Also in the news:

* Vampire Weekend must have broken a few mirrors and gone to a number of black cat parties, based on their string of bad luck. The band’s drummer was recently involved in a car accident and the band has been facing other problems with various illnesses. The blogosphere darlings are still on for an April 4 appearance at High Noon, however.

* #1 Billboard Heatseeker, Tift Merritt, is coming to High Noon on April 5 in support of her new album, Another Country. Check out this recent interview with Pop Matters to learn more about the up-and-comer.

* Bon Iver‘s appearance in Madison is also just around the corner, on April 11 at Orpheum Stage Door. Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago has received much critical acclaim and this show is a steal at $10.

For ticket information and to stay in the know on other upcoming shows, be sure to bookmark TrueEndeavors.com. Other announcements this past week included the Nels Cline Singers, Subtle, Josh Ritter, Chris Pureka and the Von Bondies!