This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Songs To Get Cozy To

St. Vincent

There has been an all-too-familiar chill in the air these last few days.  We hope you’ll take the opportunity to warm up with a show or two and make yourself at home in on of Madison’s many music venues.  This week we’re bringing you shows from Po’ Girl, Rain Machine, Keller Williams, St. Vincent, Monte Montgomery with Backyard Tire Fire, and Sunset Rubdown.  Read on to find our more about these talented artists and discover how you could win tickets to their shows.

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Rain Machine’s Kyp Malone Muses On New Album Art

Kyp Malone

You may have heard that TV On The Radio‘s Kyp Malone is currently touring and performing under the name Rain Machine.  We’re majorly excited to hear his solo work live when he rolls into Madison on Thursday.  (Get tickets here.)  While you eagerly anticipate the swiftly approaching gig, we recommend you check out Pitchfork’s recent interview with Malone where he discusses the self-produced psychedelic cover art for his new album.

Music News Recap: “It’s Just A Fond Farewell To A Friend…”

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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oasis

Oasis, the band with more breakups than a grocery store tabloid, has called it quits.  Want to place bets on how long it’ll take before they’re back together again?

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Media Roundup: Vids, Pics and Songs!

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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Psychobilly-punk innovator and Cramps frontman Lux Interior has passed away at 62 years of age.

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Axl Rose recently gave his first full-length interview in nine years (!) to Billboard.com.

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Sound Tribe Sector 9 will be here in Madison on March 12. (Got your tickets yet?) They’ve most commonly been described as an “electronic jam band”– a genre that might need a bit more explanation.  Thankfully PopMatters.com took the time to elaborate on the band’s sound.

Sound Tribe Sector 9

Sound Tribe Sector 9

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Green Day are reported to have album number eight waiting for a spring release.  The associated cover art was just revealed.

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Like your music with a nice big side of politics?  You might want to check out Detroit trio Death, whose 1975 album …For The Whole World To See is getting the reissue treatment.

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Did you catch Joe Pug open for Rhett Miller at the Majestic last Saturday?  Want more from this talented artist?  Check out his session at Daytrotter.com.

Joe Pug

Joe Pug

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Though it’s being posted with a cringe due to the irrelevant, artistically insulting spectacle the awards have become, here are this year’s Grammy winners, if you’re interested.

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Prepare to have your mind blown with NME’s “Amazing Rock Facts” pictorials!  Part one, and two.

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Just announced!  On March 4th, True Endeavors will present Australian indie pop duo An Horse at the High Noon Saloon.  Those of you who made it to last year’s Tegan and Sara show should remember their impressive opening set.  Check out an interview with the feminine half of the duo, Kate Cooper.

An Horse

An Horse

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Stephen Colbert has a beard-strokin’ good time when TV on the Radio stopped by his show for an interview and live performance.

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Check out “Every Goliath Has Its David,” a bright new track from The Boy Least Likely To.

The Boy Least Likely To

The Boy Least Likely To

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Media Roundup: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes In The Music Biz

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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Following the successful side projects of many of the band’s members, The Strokes announced that they have finally begun work on their long-awaited fourth album.

The Strokes

The Strokes

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The Duke Spirit, who have played to Madison fans at several shows over the last year, announced plans to release their next album in an exclusive deal with Target stores. Along with the album’s release will come a clothing line inspired by the band’s frontwoman, Liela Moss.

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Stereogum is streaming Animal Collective‘s 1/20/09 show at the Bowery Ballroom.  Click here to check it out!

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YouTube has begun using “overlay links” allowing users to purchase songs while viewing videos.  Have you tried out this new feature?  Do you like it, or is this kind of advertising too invasive?

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Death Cab For Cutie revealed their latest tour dates!

Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie

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Introducing The Artist Formerly Known As Kanye West!  In strange-yet-true news, the hip hop megastar picks a new moniker for himself.

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True Endeavors artist Michael Franti recently completed a game of 20 questions for PopMatters.com.

Michael Franti

Michael Franti

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For all you musicians out there:  How do you know if it’s time to find yourself a booking agent?  Click here for some advice from HypeBot.

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Pitchfork reports that PJ Harvey recently completed the musical score for a new production of Hedda Gabler, a play starring Mary Louise Parker.

PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey

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Slash can’t party in his rock star lair.  Lawsuit ensues while the rest of the world deals with real problems.

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Read exerpts from Rebels Wit Attitude: Subersive Rock Humorists, as author Iain Ellis details the role of humor in musical rebellion.

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Peter, Bjorn and John announced new North American tour dates!

Peter, Bjorn and John

Peter, Bjorn and John

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Check out TV On The Radio‘s cover of David Bowie‘s “Heroes,” from the upcoming War Child charity album, also featuring Lily Allen, Peaches, Hot Chip, Elbow and many more!

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