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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This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: “This is a song for my simplest love…”

“This is intoxicating psych-indie for heady days in unbroken sunshine.” — The Observer

There’s just one show coming up this week, but it’s a big ‘un!  The sounds of California’s quirky, utopian musical collective of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are more infectious than the swine flu, and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  They’re heading to Madison for a show at the High Noon Saloon on Saturday, the 28th and we want you to be there.  Read on find out more about the group who put out one of the best records of 2009 and enter to win a pair of tickets to the show.

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This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Get Surveyed

Haley Bonar

Hey guys.  It’s Monday, so that means it’s time for our weekly ticket giveaways, but this week we’re doing something a little different.  Instead of entering to win by posting comments (which have been awesome lately, by the way), you can win tickets by filling out a short, simple survey.  Your participation could land you on the guest list for Haley Bonar, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit or Ari Hest.   Easy right?  Read on to get started!

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This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Bluegrass Bonanza

Trampled By Turtles

Madison music fans sure do love their bluegrass!  This week our fine city will see the return of two of its favorite quick pickin’ roots groups.  Trampled By Turtles and Pert’ Near Sandstone have wowed us before, now they’re back to impress again.  Read on to find out how you could win tickets to one of these sure-to-put-a-smile-on-your-face-shows.

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This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: And The Beat Goes On…

White Denim

Happy post-Halloween Monday, everybody!  As your hangovers fade away, and you come down off your candy highs, why not check out some of the exciting shows coming to Madison this week?  We’re giving away a pair of tickets to each one right here on the blog.  That means you could win a spot on the guest list for NEEDTOBREATHE, WHITE DENIM, THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, or ERIN MCKEOWN + JILL SOBULE!  Not bad, eh?  Read on to find out how to win.

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This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Jammin’

Bishop Allen

This week we invite you to relax, chill out, and get down in Madison with jam bands like The Disco Biscuits, and Railroad Earth.  Indie pop more your thing?  We’re got you covered with Bishop Allen‘s show on November 2nd.  Continuing to kick-start November in fine musical style is legendary hip hop artist Ghostface Killah!  Read on to find out how you could win tickets to each of these exciting shows!

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This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Going Fast!

black dahlia murder

Psst! Tickets for our fall shows are becoming harder and harder to come by.  Ingrid Michaelson’s upcoming show at the Barrymore recently sold out, and available tickets to the Avett Brothers are going fast.  These are just a few of the season’s high-demand concerts, so to make sure you get in to see the shows you crave, visit our Music Calendar page and get tix ASAP.  But for those of you who waited until the last minute, we might be able to help you out too.  Read on to find out more about the shows coming up this week from Drummer, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Langhorne Slim, Pretty Lights, The Black Dahlia Murder, Ingrid Michaelson, Julian Marley and the Uprising, Emmylou Harris, and David Bazan.  You might just win a pair of tickets to one of ’em!

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