This Week in Shows

Sunday June 22
SMOKING POPES

“With a singer (Josh Caterer) who can make the most melancholic, fretting passage seem like a whistling, carefree, Willie Wonka-kissed day..and a band who is gleeful, but not in a churlish-youthful way, Smoking Popes are one of the most deceptively pleasant-sounding bands going.” -Artistdirect.com

I Know You Love Me- Smoking Popes

with
FRISBIE
8pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122
$10 adv $12 dos – 18+
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Sunday June 22
COTTON JONES BASKET RIDE

‘”Fruits Are Overflowing” extended the ’60s vibe, using a somber, Doors-like intro that escalated into a soulful duet between Nau and McGraw.”- WashingtonPost.com

cotton jones basket ride

with
PALE YOUNG GENTLEMEN
8pm Cafe Montmartre 608.255.5900
$7 at the door / $7 adv – 21+
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Wednesday June 25
WANDA JACKSON & THE LUSTRE KINGS

The Queen of Rock -N- Roll then..

and now (still rocking!)


8pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122
$15 adv $17 dos – 21+
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Friday June 27

If you like: Chris Pureka, Erin McKeown, or Kris Delmhorst check out..

ROSE POLENZANI

rose polenzani

“Rose is a singer-songwriter out of the hot Boston coffeehouse/alt-country/folk/americana scene. Her music is characterized by her beautiful voice, acoustic guitar, and powerful lyrics.” – Last.fm

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MEG HUTCHINSON

Come Up Full- Meg Hutchinson

“…A master of introspective ballads filled with understated yearning and an exquisite sense of metaphor.” -Performing Songwriter
with special guest
ROSE COUSINS
6:30 pm early start time High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122
$10 – 18+
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Media Round-up..The Queen of Rockabilly and More

Looking for the buzz on artists touring through Madison?

The Swell Season show this Monday sold out in 24 hrs. but for those of you have been wondering who the opener will be, Nina Nastasia has been chosen.

Mojo says: “These intimate hushes and lilts would be remarkable even as instrumentals…. Yet it’s Nastasia’s voice–and the words that it sings–that really sucks the air out of the room.”

Check out her free download: Nina Nastasia- Our Day Trip, 2006 On Leaving

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Were you one of the fans disappointed by the break up of Page France? Well the frontman for that now defunct band started “The Cotton Jones Basket Ride” playing at Café Montmartre on June 22.

Check out this free download: The Cotton Jones Basket Ride- To Death With You, 2007 Paranoid Cocoon

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If you are one of the few who don’t know about legendary Wanda Jackson listen up..Ms. Jackson is sometimes referred to as the first female rock-n-roll singer, and is celebrated as “The Queen of Rockabilly”. She toured with peers Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly. Although ultimately she spurned Elvis’ romantic attempts, he is the one who encouraged her to shift from country and gospel to rock. Check out what else she has to say about the two of them in this Rolling Stone article. She has been nominated for 2 Grammys and inducted in to countless halls of fame. You can’t miss out on seeing the legend in person at age 71 Wed June 25 at the High Noon Saloon.

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Local media coverage of True Endeavors shows:
Austin psychedelic rockers The Black Angels interview/preview in Madison Music Review
Photos of Ingrid Michaelson at Barrymore in Muzzle of Bees
Ingrid Michaelson Review in Isthmus