Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (04.13.11-04.19.11): Ra Ra Riot, Tobacco, The Decemberists, and The Budos Band

Ra Ra Riot

Get ’em while they’re hot!  We’re serving up some mighty tasty concerts this week.  Madison music fans can look forward to shows from Ra Ra Riot (pictured), Tobacco, The Decemberists, and The Budos Band in the coming days, and since the only thing better than a great show is getting to see it for free, our blog readers can enter to win tickets. Read on to find out how.

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We know all you blog readers want to be dialed in to the Madison music scene in every way you can, which is why we’d like to invite you to check out our brand spankin’ new Facebook Page!

If you hit the “like” button, you’ll receive instant updates in your newsfeed about touring concert announcements, free MP3s, ticket giveaways, live show photos, exclusive videos, and more.  It might just be the most valuable mouse click you make all day….

Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (01.26-02.01): Ben Folds, Freedy Johnston & Darden Smith, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Fitz & The Tantrums, and Snoop Dogg

Fitz and the Tantrums

How ’bout those Packers, eh!?  We suggest celebrating their big win by doing some winning of your own.  We’re preparing for awesome shows from Ben Folds, Freedy Johnston & Darden Smith, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Fitz & The Tantrums (pictured), and Snoop Dogg this week, and giving away a pair of tickets to each and every one of them.  Read on to get the deets and find out how to enter to win!

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Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway: GUSTER

Guster

If you love artists like Ben Folds, State Radio, Pete Yorn, Ben Kweller, Better Than Ezra, Matt Pond PA, or Ben Lee, then you’re going to adore power pop threesome, Guster, when they play the Capitol Theater this Friday, October 15th.  Read on to find out how you can enter to win tickets to the show.

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Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway: THE WALKMEN

The Walkmen

“He’s sad and pathetic and needy and yet somehow still smooth, which is sort of the central animating paradox at the heart of the Walkmen. They make these wounded, anxious songs, but they make them so confidently, with such unearthly rich-guy assurance.”  — Pitchfork

Lisbon is like a treatise on the untapped power of the have-nots, delivered by the kind of people who could turn a raw potato, a cup of water, and a pinch of salt into a five-star dish.” — The Onion A.V. Club

The Walkmen have created a modern classic with the release of their latest album, Lisbon.  Critics and fans alike have been hailing the record as their finest work to date, and we feel so fortunate to be able to welcome the band back to Madison in support of it.  Read on to find out more about these indie rock darlings and enter to win a pair of tickets to see them live this Thursday at The Barrymore.

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Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway: GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

“Vocally Ms. Potter has a high, fervent folk-rock delivery that suggests a grittier Patty Griffin. A theme that runs through her tuneful songwriting is passionate, often painful sexual combat and the continuing clash between her insistence on independence and the inconvenient emotions that turn relationships into power struggles.”  —Stephen Holden, New York Times
If you want to check out this fierce femme and her band of shaggy-haired rockers at The Majestic this Wednesday, then you’re in the right place!  We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Grace Potter & The Nocturnals light up the night, so read on to find out how you could win.

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Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (10.13-10.19): PAUL THORN, GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS, THE WALKMEN, PIGEON JOHN, MARGARET CHO, JON LANGFORN & SKULL ORCHARD, GUSTER, and RALPH’S WORLD

The Walkmen

Let’s ring in the new week with a fresh gaggle of exciting ticket giveaways.  There’s sure to be a concert to match your tastes as we bring PAUL THORN, GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS, THE WALKMEN (pictured), PIGEON JOHN, MARGARET CHO, JON LANGFORN & SKULL ORCHARD, GUSTER, and RALPH’S WORLD to Madison over the next few days.  We hope you’ll be able to step out into the fall air and enjoy these fabulous shows with us.  Read on to find out how you can enter to win tickets.

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