Artists You Should Know: John Vanderslice and The Tallest Man On Earth Ticket Giveaway!

John Vanderslice

When looking over John Vanderslice‘s impressive resume, one can only marvel at the accomplishments of this influential musician.  In addition to his work performing with MK Ultra, his work as a producer and studio musician earned him credits on albums by artists like Death Cab For Cutie, Spoon, The Mountain Goats, Beulah and Okkervil River.  Vanderslice’s indie pop will be complimented with by the raw, rugged folk of repeat Madison visitor, The Tallest Man On Earth at their show at the High Noon Saloon on June 5th.  Read on to find out more about these two highly respected performers and enter to win a pair of tickets!

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Monday Concert Connection: Tons O’Tix!

We’re bursting at the seams with shows this week!  There’s sure to be something for even the pickiest of music fans.  Whether you’re into indie, hip hop, funk, electronic, or folk, we’ve got you covered!  Read on to get a sneak peek at the upcoming shows from Jenny Lewis, John Vanderslice, The Tallest Man On Earth, Pretty Lights, The New Mastersounds, Rock Plaza Central, Laura Gibson, and Mr. Lif.  Even better?  We’re giving away free tickets to almost all of them! Ready?  Set?  GO!

Laura Gibson

Laura Gibson

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Win Tix With Your Pix!

Hey Shutterbugs!  We LOVED the great concert shots that you submitted for our last photo contest and wanted to host another one ASAP!  Julia Dal was our most recent winner with this fantastic portrait of The Tallest Man On Earth:

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In addition to having her work featured on our site, Julia was able to attend a True Endeavors show of her choice on us!  There are some terrific shows coming up, so if you’d like to win some tix with your pix, you’ve come to the right place!

Read on to find out how to enter!

Wednesday’s Week in Shows

Thursday, March 26

Decider presents

CLEM SNIDE

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Indie, Indie Rock, Alternative

Relatives & Ancestors
Centro-matic, Golden Smog, Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt

“Hungry Bird” is very much a Clem Snide record. It ambitiously swings between illusory folk, dark apocalyptic dirge, and a rare spoken word performance from Pulitzer Prize winning poet Franz Wright. Lyrically Barzelay continues his quest to unearth the contradictions inherent in faith, love, and the future.
-JamBase.com

with

PLANTS AND ANIMALS and THE HELIGOATS

9:00 pm

High Noon Saloon

608.268.1122

$10 adv $12 dos – 18+

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Friday, March 27

CLOUD CULT

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Indie, Experimental, Indie Rock, Alternative

Relatives & Ancestors
Tapes ‘n Tapes, Annuals, Menomena, Sea Wolf, Bishop Allen, Islands


Cloud Cult’s new album “Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus”debuted on the college radio charts at #3 (most adds) just under Cold Play. It has been nominated “Pop Album of the Year” for 2005 by the Minnesota Music Awards.
-JamBase.com

with special guests

MASON PROPER and JEREMY MESSERSMITH

9:30 pm

High Noon Saloon

608.268.1122

$12 adv $14 dos – 18+

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Friday, March 27

WORT-FM

welcomes

RAILROAD EARTH

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Bluegrass, Jam Band, Alt-Country, Folk

Relatives & Ancestors
Yonder Mountain String Band, The String Cheese Incident, Tea Leaf Green, Widespread Panic, Keller Williams

Over the past three years Railroad Earth has carved a path wide and deep throughout the American roots music scene. Right from their first gigs in May 2001, to their most recent shows for their legion of loyal fans, Railroad Earth has been an undeniable force whose superb songwriting, singing and performances from the stage have made them one of the most talked about bands to arrive in years.
-JamBase.com

with

SPLIT LIP RAYFIELD

8:00 pm

Barrymore Theatre

608.241.8864

$20 adv $22 dos – all ages

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Sunday, March 29

Recession Beater Low Dough Show #2 Sub Pop recording artist

DANIEL MARTIN MOORE

Listen for Love
Official Website
Myspace

Species
Folk, Indie, Singer-Songwriter

Relatives & Ancestors
Horse Feathers, Dent May, Ben Sollee, Peasant, Blind Pilot


The first thing you’ll notice about his debut, Stray Age is its simplicity. Its a folk record, evoking certain feelings (as all good records should), but there’s a gentle approach to its sound and the way Moores voice phrases his words.
-JamBase.com

with special guests

JENTRI COLELLO ( solo ) and ROBBY SCHILLER (of the Blueheels)

8:00 pm

High Noon Saloon

608.268.1122

$5 – 18+

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Tuesday, March 31

TALLEST MAN ON EARTH

Listen for Love
Myspace

Species
Singer-Songwriter, Folk

Relatives & Ancestors
Horse Feathers, Bon Iver, Bowerbirds


Matsson’s melodies are remarkably pliant, and while it’s understandable to be skeptical of another skinny dude with a mustache, a guitar, and a worn-out copy of The Anthology of American Folk Music, the more time you invest in Shallow Grave, the more you’ll realize how unusually memorable it is. Ultimately, Shallow Grave transcends comparison– which is saying an awful lot, given the popularity of its prototype– and Matsson is a natural-born folksinger, earnest, clever, and comforting.
-Pitchfork.com

with special guest

RED CORTEZ

7:00 pm ( early show )

High Noon Saloon

608.268.1122

$8 – 18+

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