This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Songs To Get Cozy To

St. Vincent

There has been an all-too-familiar chill in the air these last few days.  We hope you’ll take the opportunity to warm up with a show or two and make yourself at home in on of Madison’s many music venues.  This week we’re bringing you shows from Po’ Girl, Rain Machine, Keller Williams, St. Vincent, Monte Montgomery with Backyard Tire Fire, and Sunset Rubdown.  Read on to find our more about these talented artists and discover how you could win tickets to their shows.

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Music News Recap: “It’s Just A Fond Farewell To A Friend…”

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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oasis

Oasis, the band with more breakups than a grocery store tabloid, has called it quits.  Want to place bets on how long it’ll take before they’re back together again?

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Just Announced: Sunset Rubdown

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SUNSET RUBDOWN with special guest tba
Tuesday, October 20
7 pm early show High Noon Saloon
$12 adv and dos Ages: 18+

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This Week’s Shows- Ray, Ryan, Relient, and More

This is a busy week for great, diverse music around Madison. Whether you’re in the mood for high-energy pop punk (Relient K), a little alt-country (Ryan Adams and The Cardinals), want to get funky (Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk), or anything in between, True Endeavors has the ticket!

Thursday, October 2

RELIENT K


“…smart blend of punk pop and power pop, weaving together influences as diverse as the Beach Boys, Blink-182 and Fountains of Wayne.” – Los Angeles Times

Genre: Rock/Pop Punk/Alternative

Similar to: Dogwood, Last Tuesday, Slick Shoes
with special guests
LUDO, THIS PROVIDENCE, HOUSE OF HEROES
7pm
Barrymore Theatre
608.241.8864
$16 adv $18 dos – all ages
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STATE RADIO

Genre: Rock/Reggae/Indie

Similar to: Dispatch, OAR, Jack Johnson

“Playing an interesting blend of rock and reggae, State Radio use their music to express their political stance on a variety of issues affecting our world today.” – SHOUT! webzine

with BONGO LOVE
9:00 pm
High Noon Saloon
608.268.1122
$15 adv and dos — 18+
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DEAD CONFEDERATE


Genre: Rock/Psychedelic

Similar to: My Morning Jacket, Kings of Leon

“Both in name and in sound, Dead Confederate aims to further the cause of Southern rock. The Georgia band does indeed mix its Neil Young with its Lynyrd Skynyrd, but underneath all those heavy chords is a group of guys raised on Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and other titans of early-’90s alt-rock.” – NPR

with special guests
CATFISH HAVEN
plus
FRESHWATER COLLINS
9:00pm
The Annex
608.256.7750
$8 adv and dos – 18+
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Friday, October 3

SUNSET RUBDOWN

Genre: Indie

Similar to: Tapes n’ Tapes, Wolf Parade, Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse

“Whereas Wolf Parade play a weird, schizoid rhythm & blues, Sunset Rubdown play more with collage, chamber rock, the Scott Walker wing of the singer-songwriter genre.” – Aji Signal

with CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
9:30pm
The Annex
608.256.7750
$10 adv $12 – 18+
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RAY LAMONTAGNE


Genre: Acoustic/Folk

Similar to: Iron and Wine, Hayward Williams, Joe Purdy

“He has this vulnerable, raspy, velvety, pure voice. He absolutely pours his soul into his music, which is always the most inspiring things you can see in a live show. He feels each word and resonates with each chord.” – I Am Fuel, You Are Friends blog

with special guest
LEONA NAESS
7:30pm
Wisconsin Union Theater
608.262.2201
Currently sold out! Some tickets may be released day of show.
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Sunday, October 5

ANI DIFRANCO

Genre: Folk

Similar to: Mary Lou Lord, Utah Phillips, Tracy Chapman

“…she has the kind of enthusiasm, intensity and clarity that gets things done.” -Guardian UK

with PETER MULVEY
8:00pm
Wisconsin Union Theater
608.262.2201
$35 reserved seating ($32.50 UW-Madison students) – all ages
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True Endeavors and JAM Productions
present
LIVE IN CONCERT
CARDINALS


Genre: Rock/Alternative/Country

Similar to: Wilco, Neko Case, Gillian Welch, Mason Jennings

“The Cardinals are out to rule arenas. Everything they played had a grand, mythic sweep, with epic guitar workouts and larger-than-life choruses.” – Boston Herald
Featuring:
Ryan Adams
Neal Casal
Chris Feinstein
Jon Graboff
Brad Pemberton
8:30pm
Overture Hall
608.258.4141
$35 reserved seating

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(There is a six-ticket limit for this concert!)
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Tuesday October 7

IVAN NEVILLE’S DUMPSTAPHUNK

Genre: Funk

Similar to: The Meters, Lee Diamond, Dr. John

“Ivan Neville is the funkiest collection of human gumbo ever assembled on the planet.” —Bonnie Raitt
with special guests
THE GOMERS FUNK MACHINE
8pm
High Noon Saloon
608.268.1122
$15 – 21+
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Wednesday, October 8

SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS

Genre: Rock/Garage/Surf

Similar to: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Reverend Horton Heat, Nashville Pussy, The Legendary Shack Shakers

“For more than a decade, the three North Carolinians in Southern Culture on the Skids have been honing their party-hearty mix of rockabilly swagger, surf-rock speed and countrified melodies.” – Rolling Stone

with tba
8pm
High Noon Saloon
608.268.1122
$13 adv $15 dos — 21+
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Thursday, October 9

THE KOOKS

Genre: Alternative/Indie/Reggae

Similar to: The Kinks, Supergrass, The Thrills, Sam Roberts

“Though they tend to elicit comparisons to the Beatles, Oasis, and a few other noteworthy Brits, in the grand, high school yearbook of rock, it would seem that the class prophecy has appointed the Kooks inheritors of the mantle previously borne by the Kinks.” – PopMatters

with THE WHIGS
8:00 pm
Barrymore Theatre
608.241.8864
$17.50 adv $20 dos – all ages
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