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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Media Roundup: 25 Bands of National Note

We at True Endeavors always perk up our ears when we hear media mentions of artists that will be or have been through town.  We want to share that content with our faithful blog readers.  After all, just because an artist’s show may be over doesn’t mean that their music stops moving us!

Please feel free to get involved by leaving comments on this, and all blog posts.  We want to hear about your experiences at True Endeavors shows and what the artists’ music means to you!

Bloggers have been seriously busy writing about the YEAH YEAH YEAHS, Rachael Yamagata, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, and Meiko. Locally based blog Muzzle of Bees gathered their Bon Iver posts together in anticipation of the band’s upcoming show in December.

Mog.com featured an entertaining conversational review of Blitzen Trapper’s new album, Furr.  Aquarium Drunkard features a nice, lengthy interview, plus mp3 downloads.  (They’ll be opening for Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks on October 30th.)

Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs new album, Dirt Don’t Hurt, got reviewed by the fine folks at Pitchfork, as did The Broken West’s new one, Now or Heaven.

The Spinto Band, which rolls into town on October 24th, has been profiled on everything from Spin to Daytrotter to PopMatters.

Madison favorite Feist recently released her new video for “Honey Honey.”

Alejandro Escovedo, Sonja Kitchell, Ray LaMontagne, and Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields) were recently featured on Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current, where they performed live in studio.

State Radio proves that music can still be politically relevant, and inspire a variety of passionate reactions with their anti-war song “Camillo.”

Check out the trippy new video from Eagles of Death Metal:

Last month, Milwaukee native, and inspirational Earth-friendly warrior Peter Mulvey returned to Madison on his “No Gasoline Tour.”  Want to find out how he did it?  Click here for pics and videos from the man himself!

Heather Browne, of the wildly popular I Am Fuel You Are Friends blog, detailed her impressions of Dr. Dog, Delta Spirit and Hacienda’s live show before they wowed Madison at the High Noon Saloon.

Also, check out a review of The Delta Spirit’s album from Earvolution.

Were you one of the lucky rabid Hold Steady fans to attend their show earlier this summer?  Hear front-man Craig Finn reflect on the artists that HE goes nuts for, and the music that moves him.

Alt-country legend Lucinda Williams stops in Madison on October 25th for her show at the Orpheum Theatre.  Earlier this month, she paid a visit to The Late Show with David Letterman and performed her brand new single, “Real Love.”  Check it out!

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