First Sold Out Show of 2010: Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

HUGE thanks to everyone who came out to the Dr. Dog show last night.  The concert marked our first sold out show of 2010, and we hope you’ll be a part of many more to come!  Stay tuned for photos from the concert–they’ll be posted early next week.

Below, check out a few of our upcoming shows that tickets won’t last long for. Get yours now! And be sure to keep an eye on our Music Calender for the full list of artists we’ll be bringing to town in the coming months.

Gene Ween @ High Noon Saloon  –  2/11

Rickie Lee Jones @ Barrymore Theatre  –  2/23

Wiz Khalifa @ The Majestic – 2/28

G. Love and Special Sauce @ Barrymore Theatre  – 3/6

Umphrey’s McGee @ Orpheum Theatre  –  3/11

Ted Leo and The Pharmacists  @ High Noon Saloon  –  3/14


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This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Giving Thanks For Great Music In Madison

We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  The sentiment is felt year-round, but since the recent holiday has us thinking about it on a deeper level, please allow us to extend thanks to our awesome blog readers and Madison concert-goers, without whom the Madison music scene would hardly be as vibrant as it is!  You guys rock, and we look forward to sharing exciting performances from a diverse crew of talented artists for many years to come.  Speaking of exciting performances, we’ve got three (very different) shows coming up this week that you could win tickets to!  Melt-Banana‘s experimental punk, CunninLynguists‘ hip hop and Colbie Caillat‘s laid-back acoustic pop sounds will all grace our city this week.  Read on to find out how you could attend their shows on us!

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IVAW Sends Their Thanks!

If you were among the lucky attendees at Saturday night’s Joan Baez concert, you not only got to experience an evening of wonderful music from a legendary artist, you helped support an important cause as well. Silent auction donations and $1 from every ticket sold went to support Iraq Veterans Against The War (IVAW).


Joan Baez

By: Todd E. Dennis
Joan Baez Concert Benefits IVAW-Madison

True Endeavors, a local promoter that we have worked with in the past to table at local music shows, set up the event and arranged for IVAW-Madison to be the benefactor of $1 for each ticket sold for the Joan Baez concert on Saturday. We were chosen from a list of local non-profits by Baez. Thanks to each of the 810 people who purchased a ticket and attended the show and thanks to True Endeavors for suggesting IVAW as a benefactor.

IVAW-Madison also thanks all of those who helped us hold up a silent auction at the event. Thanks to donations from the following businesses, authors, and artists we were also able to raise an additional $800:

Aaron Glantz: Signed copies of The War Comes Home and Winter Soldier:Iraq & Afghanistan
Capitol City Tattoo: Gift Certificate
Center for Media and Democracy, especially John, Judith and Sheldon: Signed copies of The Best War Ever and Weapons of Mass Deception
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream: Gift Certificates
Community Pharmacy: Gift Basket
Ear Wax Record Shop: Gift Certificate
Escape Java Joint & Art Gallery: Gift Certificates, being a host for chapter meetings and host for the planning of Madison Winter Soldier
Fair Trade Coffeehouse: Gift Certificates
Film Wisconsin and Scott Robbe: Gift Bag
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier: Gift Certificate
Mother Jones: Year Subscription
Just Coffee Cooperative: Bags of Coffee, Gift Bag, and Tea
Lazy Jane’s: Gift Certificates
Joan Baez: Signed CDs
Kilmark & Associates: Financial Assesment
La Rocca’s Restaurant & Pizzeria: Gift Certificate
Lakeside Printing Cooperative: Fliers to hand out at concert, IVAW informational brochures,…
Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse: Gift Certificates
Northwood Farm: Gift Certificates for organic beef at their Farmer’s Market Stand
Pfister Hotel and Scott Robbe for setting it up: Weekend for two in a luxury room with a Champagne basket
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative: Gift Certificate
SERRV International: Haitian Handcarved Riverstone Mother and Child
SNAP Fitness: Three Month Membership
Songs for Our Soldiers: a CD to give to each winner in the silent auction
Stephanie Rearick: Signed CDs
Stu Levitan: Signed copy of Madison: The Illustrated Sesquicentennial History
Sundance Cinema: Movie Passes
The Dardanelles: Gift Certificate
The Progressive: Year Subscription

During the current troubling economic times it was difficult to be turned away from many other local businesses that were unable to donate towards the silent auction so we are especially grateful to those that could help us out. If you visit any of these businesses please thank them for supporting our work through their donation to our silent auction.

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