Live Concert Photos: THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS @ The Orpheum Theatre (8.4.10)

NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Orpheum Theatre

The weekend’s so close, we can almost taste it!  What are your plans for the upcoming days of freedom from “the man”?

Our Smoke Free Sounds Series will be taking us on a road trip to Oshkosh, WI for a show with the always charming Cory Chisel later this evening.  We’ll return to Madison on Sunday for a performance from Dessa (one of our absolute favorite ladies of hip hop) at the High Noon Saloon.  Naturally, we hope you’ll join us!

Until then, please enjoy a few of Christian Hansen’s beautiful photos from when indie veterans The New Pornographers took over The Orpheum Theatre with The Dodos on August 4th. Stay tuned for another live concert photo post coming up later today…

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Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (8.4-8.10): The New Pornographers, Bob Log III, Cornmeal, Marc Cohn, and Jeremy Messersmith

Jeremy Messersmith

It must be Monday, because we’re giving away tickets to some pretty wicked shows.  The New Pornographers, Bob Log III, Marc Cohn, and Minnesota’s own Jeremy Messersmith (pictured above) are all set to perform for Madison’s most discerning music fans (umm…that’d be you!) this week.  We’re also pleased to be presenting yet another show of our Smoke Free Sounds Series.  This time the setting is Shank Hall in Milwaukee, where some of our favorite bluegrass savants, Cornmeal, will help keep the smoke-free celebration rolling from city to city. We hope you’ll make the road trip with us.

Read on to find out how to enter this week’s ticket giveaways, and learn more about these fabulous upcoming shows.

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Just Announced Madison Concerts: The New Pornographers, CocoRosie, Murs, and Summer Camp Pre-Party Jamboree

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS with special guests THE DODOS

New Pornographers

Wednesday, August 4, 8pm

Orpheum Theatre

$25 adv $28 dos, all ages

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 27 at 12 noon.

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COCOROSIE

cocorosie

Saturday, June 19, 8pm

Barrymore Theatre

$20 adv $22 dos, all ages

Tickets on sale this Friday, March 26 at 12 noon.

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MURS

Murs

Tuesday, May 11, 9pm

The Annex

$14 adv $16 dos, 18+

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SUMMER CAMP PRE-PARTY JAMBOREE

featuring 30db, Cornmeal, Family Groove Company, and Steez

Friday, May 7, 8pm

Barrymore Theatre

$15 adv $18 dos, all ages

This is a pre-Summer Camp festival party. The 10th Annual Summer Camp festival takes place this year in Chillicothe, IL on May 28 – 30. All four bands are playing Summer Camp.

Note: 30db is a new supergroup featuring Jeff Austin (YMSB), Brendan Bayliss (Umphrey’s McGee), and Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi AllStars).

Tickets on sale this Friday, March 26, at 12 noon.

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Shows To See This Week (Plus Free Tix)

Grab your neighbors, cousins, and mailman! Come out to celebrate spring (we lived!) with some great musicians this week..

Tonight Friday April 18!

THE GOURDS w/ special guest PATRICK SWEENY- SOLO

“..the Gourds have also moved past bluegrass as an endpoint and have begun using it as a base for forays into other sounds and styles..the Gourds have more than a few tricks up their sleeves. For them, being underestimated just means they can surprise you more.” -Pitchfork

Cover of Snoop Dogg’s Gin and Juice- The Gourds

9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $10 adv – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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This Monday April 21

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS ( featuring: Kathryn Calder, Neko Case, John Collins, Kurt Dahle, Todd Fancey, Carl Newman, and Blaine Thurier ) w/ special guests OKKERVIL RIVER

Challengers- The New Pornographers

8:00 pm @ Orpheum Theater 255-6005 $22 adv/ $25 dos – all ages, TICKETS STILL LEFT SO BUY THEM NOW- BEFORE THEY ARE OUT! $1.00 per ticket to benefit AIDS Network

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Tuesday April 22

MAC LETHAL, THE ROTTEN AMERICAN PIE TOUR featuring special guests GRIEVES + F STOKES TEF MAN of the L.O.S.T S.O.U.L.S and DJ SKU

“Fitting perfectly articulated rhymes to efficiently catchy beats in an accent as Middle American as canned peaches, he’s a contemporary cross between a folk singer and a stand-up comic.” -Rolling Stone

9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $10 adv – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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This Wednesday April 23

A Solo Performance by COLIN MELOY of The Decemberists w /special guest LAURA GIBSON

“Without a full band around him, Meloy projects his voice and lets his guitar sparkle and chime, doing greater justice to his ear for folk-y essentials.” -Onion AV Club

O Valencia, on Letterman- Colin Meloy with The Decemberists

7:30 pm @ Barrymore Theatre 241-8864 $20 adv – all ages BUY TICKETS NOW! $1.00 per ticket to benefit Liberty Tree

Win 2 tix to this show by being the 3rd person to email me, MJ@TrueEndeavors.com, with the subject heading “Colin Meloy is Mine”. I’ll shoot you an email back if you’re our winner!

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