Media Roundup: She & Him, The Hold Steady and many more shows announced

Summer has finally arrived — the time of year when “the living’s easy,” as the well-known Porgy and Bess line goes — but there is still plenty to do for Madison concertgoers, as multiple new concerts are being announced every week on a near-daily basis. As a result, this entry is something of an exercise in name-dropping, but it is a testament to the number of incredible shows in the coming months.

She & Him coming to the Barrymore!
Blogosphere favorites She & Him (comprised of actress Zooey Deschanel and renowned guitarist and producer M. Ward) will be rolling into the Barrymore Theatre for their first-ever Wisconsin show on Friday, August 8. Tickets are $20 in advance and are sure to go quickly.

Also among the many shows announced this past week: Cotton Jones Basket Ride are set to play Sunday, June 22, at Cafe Montmartre, and were profiled this week on the Washington Post site. Headlights are heading into town on Thursday, July 3, co-headlining at the High Noon Saloon with Dead Confederate. Check out Daytrotter to preview several free tracks from the Champaign, Ill., band.

Immortal Technique is lined up to head a packed bill of talented rappers on Sunday, July 20, at High Noon Saloon, and was recently highlighted in Prefix Magazine for his high school writing contest. Other artists in the July show include D.J. G.I. Joe, Poison Pen, The Circle and D.J. Arch.

Finally, The Hold Steady are returning to Madison on Monday, July 21, for a show at Majestic Theatre. The band is another blog favorite and was profiled this past week on Pitchfork and Paste Magazine, just to name a couple of headlines.

For continued updates on shows, and for ticket information and further details, be sure to bookmark TrueEndeavors.com or add the True Endeavors Google Calendar!

In terms of shows coming to town in the more immediate future, Buckethead was featured Thursday in the Capital Times, heading off an article spotlighting a number of other shows coming up this weekend from True Endeavors: French Kicks, Nels Cline Singers and the triple threat of Kate Walsh, Quincy Coleman and Brandi Shearer. Also don’t miss this entertaining interview with That 1 Guy, opening for Sunday’s Buckethead show at the Barrymore. When asked about his greatest lyrical influences, his answer? Shel Silverstein.

Finally, as usual, below are some reviews and photos from recent shows worth checking out:

“Though I consider myself a long-time admirer of [Langhorne Slim’s] music, his most recent self-titled release displays an artist who’s released his masterpiece to date. On stage he takes those songs and injects their passion and heart on the sleeve honesty into the crowd more than willing to move their feet and have a good time.” – Muzzle of Bees

” The visceral psychedelic blues from Dead Meadow was a first time treat for me and I was completely impressed. Apparently this is the first time that they have been in Madison but I’m sure they’ll be back again to blow us away.” – Madison Music Review

“It seemed almost surreal to have Tegan and Sara playing in the town I live in. I had seen them play 25 times since they last time they played here…” – Miss the Signpost’s notes from following the duo’s tour for several weeks

Photos of the Th’ Legendary Shack*Shakers’ High Noon Saloon show – Punk Rock Skunk

Mad-Town Monday Ticket Giveaway

High Noon Saloon is the spot this week to see wild hillbilly gothic rock or subdued reflective folk. Which are you in the mood for? Let us know and we might send you to the show. 4th person to clarify for me in the subject heading will be on their way- MJ@TrueEndeavors.com.

Wednesday May 21

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

th' legendary shack shakers

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

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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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Monday May 26 True Endeavors and Muzzle of Bees present:

LANGHORNE SLIM AND THE WAR EAGLES with THE BUILDERS & THE BUTCHERS

Monday 8:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 adv – 18+

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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.

BUY TICKETS NOW!