Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (1.20-1.26): The Expendables, Tea Leaf Green, Yo La Tengo, and The Hood Internet

The Hood Internet

We hope the cold isn’t keeping you inside on these dark winter nights, because there’s a fury of activity at Madison’s top concert venues.  Come out and play!  This week, True Endeavors fans will have the opportunity to attend not one, not two or three, but FOUR highly-anticipated and varied shows.  Read on to get the details for upcoming concerts from The Expendables, Tea Leaf Green, Yo La Tengo, and The Hood Internet, and find out how you can enter to win tickets!

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Media Roundup: Interviews Galore!

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Give your ears a treat and take a listen to Times New Viking covering The Velvet Underground on Valentine’s Day.

Times New Viking

Times New Viking

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Joan Baez recently spoke with PBS’ Travis Smiley in a fascinating, in-depth interview.  Got your tickets for Joan’s March 14th show yet?  Get ’em here!

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Check out a free mp3 (“I’ve Got Friends”) from Manchester Orchestra!

Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra

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The folks at Stereogum recently got the opportunity to talk to Great Lakes SwimmersTony Dekker about his band’s single “Pulling On A Line.”  Read what he had to say, and take a listen to the new track here!  Madison fans will get the opportunity to catch the band live at the High Noon Saloon on April 23rd!  Click right here to get your tickets early.

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True Endeavors brought The Acorn to town last fall.  Like what you heard? Then take a listen to their session at Daytrotter.

The Acorn

The Acorn

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A.R. Rahman took home an Oscar for his work on the Slumdog Millionaire score.   Read his Billboard interview for his thoughts on Indian music, and what he’ll be working on next.

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It’s still a long time coming, but The Cowboy Junkies have announced plans to release a brand new album–a tour is in the works too!

The Cowboy Junkies

The Cowboy Junkies

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The new U2 album, No Line On The Horizon, is receiving mixed reviews, but Rolling Stone’s David Fricke gives it highest honors.

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The White Stripes sent Late Night with Conan O’Brien off in style.  Last Friday, the Detroit duo gave the last musical performance of the show’s unforgettable run.  Check out video of their performance here.

The White Stripes

The White Stripes

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Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys has gone solo!  Listen to his NPR interview and sample some songs from his album.

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This Week’s Shows, Reviews, Poetry, and Free Tix

Get ready for yet another week packed with great indie shows from artists who are earning a great deal of attention from the music press..

Pitchfork says that the Ohio-based Heartless Bastards’ lush garage rock makes them “sound like giants tied to the earth.” Deerhunter has been a longtime favorite on the psychedelic/experimental scene. Their latest album, Microcastle, which The Onion’s A.V. Club described as an album of “blazing gold and orange hues, warmly whirring guitar solos, pepped-up drumming, pop hooks, and gauzy echoes of Motown and krautrock,” is sure to send more fans their way. The four New Jersey kids collectively known as Gaslight Anthem are already receiving an overwhelmingly positive response to their rock/punk sound, inspiring road trips from fans across the country to catch their shows. (Check out the I Am Fuel, You Are Friends blog for a mention of their upcoming show at the High Noon Saloon!)

Read on to find out more about these, and other can’t-miss True Endeavors shows coming up this week!

Friday, November 14

THE ROSEBUDS

“The Rosebuds have long threatened to be the best, and smartest, pure pop band going, and with Life Like they take a big step towards becoming exactly that.” -PopMatters.com

Genre: Indie, Pop, Rock

Similar to: Arcade Fire, Yo La Tengo, Stars

with special guests MEGAFAUN and THE CELEBRATED WORKINGMAN
9:30pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 adv $12 dos — 18+

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Roses are Red, Violets are Blue..fill in the blank as a comment to win a pair of tix.
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Saturday, November 15
HEARTLESS BASTARDS

“Shifting easily between throaty whispers and formidable full-throttle sustains, (Erika) Wennerstrom remains undeniably captivating. She sounds like Patti Smith or Janis Joplin, or maybe Regina Spektor with more muscle.” -StylusMagazine.com

Genre: Rock, Indie, Soul

Similar to: The Detroit Cobras, The Black Keys, French Kicks
with AA BONDY
9:30 pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $12 adv $12 dos – 18+

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Who’s your fave celebrity bastard or mother of a bastard? Comment to win tix!

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Sunday, November 16
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKE-OFFS

“Hip crackin’ country twangz and heart melting ballads straight outta the Appalachian Mountains. Holly Golightly, stylish and beautiful, makes songs older than Clinch Mountain and is channeling every dead member of the Carter Family through that mean ol’ voice of hers… get ready to have a teenage crush.” -ElectricRoulette.com

Genre: Country, Blues, Indie

Similar to: Neko Case, Loretta Lynn, Bonne ‘Prince’ Billy
with special guests BLAKE THOMAS and DELANEY DAVIDSON
8pm Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900 $10 adv, $12 dos – 21+

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What actress played Holly Golightly in the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffanys? First correct comment wins tix!

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DEERHUNTER

“Deerhunter is an experimental noise rock band from Atlanta, fronted by the compellingly odd singer Bradford Cox. Cox’s vocal style blends vocal experimentation along the lines of Meredith Monk or Yoko Ono with a more direct and punky howl inspired by the Fall’s Mark E. Smith.” -Billboard.com

Genre: Psychedelic, Shoegaze, Experimental

Similar to: The Walkmen, Atlas Sound, Liars
with special guests TIMES NEW VIKING and DISAPPEARS
8pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $12 adv $14 dos — 18+

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Tuesday, November 18
INGRID MICHAELSON

“With her piano-fueled songwriting, witty wordplay, and slight vocal vibrato, Ingrid Michaelson carries the tradition of the female singer/songwriter into the 21st century.” -Billboard.com

Genre: Indie, Pop, Folk Rock

Similar to: Meiko, Rachael Yamagata, The Weepies
with special guests NEWTON FAULKNER and DAVID FORD
7:30 pm Barrymore Theatre 608.241.8864 $16 adv $18 dos – all ages

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Wednesdy, November 19
MATT NATHANSON

“He writes accomplished, heartfelt songs, and he radiates the easygoing, nice-guy personality of an older, wiser John Mayer.” -PopMatters.com

Genre: Pop, Rock, Acoustic

Similar to: Matt Wertz, Josh Kelley, Graham Colton
with JESSE BAYLIN and THE BREAK AND REPAIR METHOD
8:00 pm Majestic Theatre 608.255.0901 $15 adv $17 dos – all ages

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THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM + LADYHAWK

The band’s lead singer, Brian Fallon, has a controlled bark, all fuzzy edges around a clear, crisp center; it mirrors the band’s sound, which masks highly assured pop instincts underneath a ragged exterior.” -NYTimes.com

Genre: Rock, Punk, Soul

Similar to: Bruce Springsteen, The Clash, Lucero, Dillinger Four
9:00pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 adv (adv available online only) – 18+

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Hey Marvel buffs, in which comic is Ladyhawk a code name?

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This Week’s Shows: Downloads, Videos, Reviews, oh my

It’s a full week around these parts, you can enjoy your Pitchfork and get the good stuff at home too..Bottomless Pit, Immortal Technique, The Hold Steady, Colour Revolt, Bob Log III, and Scott Biram all grace our city in the coming days, check it out.

Friday July 18

BOTTOMLESS PIT (featuring former members of Silkworm)

Genre: Rock/ Dub/ Folk Rock

May Sound Like: Yeasayer, Frog Eyes, Times New Viking, Evangelicals, Phosphorescent

“..edgy post-punk hooks and understated vocals” -Three Imaginary Girls


bottomless pit

Free downlaod:

Bottomless Pit- The Cardinal Moments

with special guests THE KADANE BROTHERS (Bedhead, The New Year) and EL VALIENTE

9:30 pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $8 adv $10 dos

21+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Sunday July 20

WORT-FM welcomes The 3rd World Tour IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE

Genre: Hip-Hop

Similar to: Dead Prez, Non Phixion, Atmosphere, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Black Star

“..a Hip hop MC and political activist, he is of Afro-Peruvian descent and raised in Harlem, New York. The views expressed in his lyrics are largely a mixture of commentary on issues such as poverty, religion, and racism..” –immortal-technique.com

Immortal Technique- Dance with the Devil

with special guests DJ G.I. JOE, POISON PEN, THE CIRCLE, DJ ARCH

9pm doors 8pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $14 adv $16 dos

18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Monday July 21

True Endeavors and ACG present

THE HOLD STEADY

Genre: Rock

Pairs well with: The National, TV on the Radio, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Sonic Youth

“The Hold Steady might just be the best bar band in America. With its riff-heavy mixture of classic rock and Craig Finn’s lyrically dense storytelling, the group crafts intricately detailed musical universes that have already made it a critical darling and fan favorite.” -NPR

The Hold Steady- 2005 Interview

with special guests THE LOVED ONES

8:00 pm Majestic Theatre 608.255.0901 $16.50 adv $18.50 dos

all ages BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Tuesday July 22

COLOUR REVOLT

Genre: Indie/ Rock

They might enjoy: Pedro the Lion, Minus the Bear, Sufjan Stevens, As Tall as Lions

Colour Revolt- Interview

Free Download:

Colour Revolt- Naked and Red, 2008 Plunder, Beg, and Curse

with special guests JAVELINS and THE FELIX CULPA

8pm The Annex 608.256.7750 $8 adv and dos

18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Wednesday July 23

WORT-FM Hillgrass Bluebilly presents BOB LOG III + SCOTT H BIRAM

Genre: Blues/ Punk (Heads up: lyrics at the show will be of a “dirty blues” nature and may be offensive to some)

Also on this ipod: blues, blues, blues, and some Stray Cats

“..an American lo-fi punk blues musician, singer and songwriter who performs as a one man band. During performances, Log wears a blue full-body jumpsuit and a bubble-mask motorcycle helmet wired with a telephone microphone which allows him to devote his hands and feet to guitar and drums, respectively…” -Wikipedia

Bob Log III- Make You Say Wow

with special guest LEFT LANE CRUISER

9:00 pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10

18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!