Monday Concert Connection!

Hey blog readers!  Starting this week, we’ll be combining Monday Ticket Giveaways with Wednesday’s Week In Shows.  Now when you check in on Monday, you can preview the shows that are coming up in the week and maybe even score some free tickets, all in the same post.  Read on to see what’s in store for this week and find out how you can win tix to Tallest Man On Earth or Good Old War!

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Tuesday, March 31

TALLEST MAN ON EARTH

Psst!  That’s not his real name…and he’s not even all that tall, but “Tallest Man On Earth” sure looks great on a concert poster!  Musicians love to get creative with their stage names, and there are a TON of great ones out there.  How many can you think of? Post your list in the comments and we’ll pick one lucky contestant to be added to the guest list for the show!

Use Your Ears
Myspace

Style of Sound
Singer-Songwriter, Folk

Best Friends With
Horse FeathersBon IverBowerbirds

Matsson’s melodies are remarkably pliant, and while it’s understandable to be skeptical of another skinny dude with a mustache, a guitar, and a worn-out copy of The Anthology of American Folk Music, the more time you invest in Shallow Grave, the more you’ll realize how unusually memorable it is. Ultimately, Shallow Grave transcends comparison– which is saying an awful lot, given the popularity of its prototype– and Matsson is a natural-born folksinger, earnest, clever, and comforting.
-Pitchfork.com

with special guest

RED CORTEZ

7:00 pm ( early show )
High Noon Saloon
$8 – 18+
608.268.1122

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Monday, April 6

Good Old War

There’s a line in Good Old War’s ‘We’ve Come A Long Way” that goes “I thought I’d learn to behave, but I don’t feel I’m acting my age.”  Is that supposed to be a bad thing?!  For those of you who refuse to grow up, let us know how you manage to stay young at heart.  Your response might just land you and a friend a spot on the guest list for the show!

Use Your Ears
Official Website
Myspace

Style of Sound
Folk, Indie, Acoustic

Best Friends With
Fleet Foxes”Anthony GreenRight Away, Great CaptainManchester Orchestra, Matt Pryor


an unabashed ode to the delicate sounds and intricate harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Simon & Garfunkel.
-Sam Sutherland of Alternative Press

with special guests

DANIEL AND THE LION and CHAD LUECK
8:00 pm
High Noon Saloon
$8 adv $8 dos – 18+
608.268.1122

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Wednesday’s Week In Shows

Thursday, February 5

GRIFFIN HOUSE

Genre: Folk, Rock
Similar to: Pete York, Brett Dennen, Josh Ritter
with
CHARLIE MARS
9:00 pm Orpheum Stage Door $10 adv – $12 dos — all ages

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CRACKER

Acoustic Performance featuring
DAVID LOWERY & JOHNNY HICKMAN

Cracker
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Similar to: Gin Blossoms, Golden Smog, Uncle Tupelo
with
PIETA BROWN
9pm High Noon Saloon $15 adv $17 dos – 21+

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Friday, February 6

“Do It Like We Used To Do” Tour
NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS

Genre: Blues, Southern Rock
Similar to: Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic, The Black Crowes
with
HILL COUNTRY REVUE
9:00 pm Majestic Theatre $15 adv and dos — all ages

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Saturday, February 7

RHETT MILLER

Genre: Alt-Country, Rock
Similar to: Ryan Adams, Old 97s, Pete Yorn
with
JOE PUG
9pm Majestic Theatre $16 adv $16 dos – all ages

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Sunday, February 8

BENJAMIN TAYLOR

Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter
Similar to: Lucy Kaplansky, Denison Witmer, Amos Lee
with
SCHUYLER FISK
8pm High Noon Saloon $15 – 18+

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Tuesday, February 10

K’NAAN

Genre: Rap, Hip Hop
Similar to: Michael Franti, Brother Ali, Immortal Technique
9pm The Annex $10 adv $12 dos – 18+

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***********JUST ANNOUNCED***********

Sunday, April 26–FLIGHT OF THE CONCORDS @ The Overture Center

Tickets on sale THIS SATURDAY, February 7!  Get yours before they’re gone!

Wednesday’s Week in Shows!

This week True Endeavors brings you three headlining artists whose styles run the gamut from folky Americana to danceable funk.   Check them out below!

Thursday, January 29

CHRIS PUREKA

http://www.chrispureka.com/

http://www.myspace.com/chrispureka

Genre: Folk, Americana, Singer-Songwriter
Similar to: Jess Klein, Dar Williams, Brandi Carlile, Kris Delmhorst
with
NICOLE REYNOLDS
9pm Cafe Montmartre $10 adv & 10 dos – 21+

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Friday, January 30

VIC CHESNUTT

http://www.vicchesnutt.com/

http://www.myspace.com/vicchesnutt

Genre: Folk, Alt-Country, Singer-Songwriter
Similar to: Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Jay Farrar, Centro-matic, Calexico
and
ELF POWER
with
WHATFOR
9:30pm High Noon Saloon $10 adv – 18+
Elf Power will play before Vic, and then join Vic on stage as his backing band.

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Tuesday, February 3

THE VIRGINS

http://www.thevirgins.net/

http://www.myspace.com/thevirginsnyc

Genre: Indie, New Wave, Funk
Similar to: Black Kids, The Republic Tigers, The Spinto Band, MGMT
with
LISSY TRULLIE
and
ANYA MARINA
8:30pm The Annex $10 adv $10 dos – 18+

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As always, there are some great local bands hitting the stages around town this week that you’ll want to check out too!

Wednesday, January 28

Wykkyd Vykkyr w/ White Trash Hot Rod, The Antiprism @ The Frequency 10:00 pm http://madisonfrequency.com/

Brown Derby @ The Crystal Corner  9:30 pm http://www.thecrystalcornerbar.com/

Saturday, January 31

Sleeping in the Aviary, National Beekeepers Society @ UW Memorial Union Rathskeller  9:30 pm http://www.union.wisc.edu/food/rathskeller.html

DJs Mike Carlson and Papi Love @ The Majestic Theater 9:00 pm http://www.majesticmadison.com/

Monday, February 2

Cylde Stubblefield @ Madison’s 10:00 pm http://www.madisonsdowntown.com/

Wednesday’s Week in Shows

There’s just one True Endeavors show coming up this week, but it’s a good ‘un!  The Philadelphia-based Disco Biscuits will make you get up and MOVE with their trance fusion jam band sound!   Get your tickets now!

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22:  THE DISCO BISCUITS

“Uniting elements of electronic dance music with more traditional forms of American rock, the Disco Biscuits have long established themselves as one of the most exciting – and influential – touring bands in the country.” -JamBase.com

Genre: Jam Band, Electronica, Experimental, Dance, Funk

Similar to: Sound Tribe Sector 9, Umphrey’s McGee, Tea Leaf Green, Primus

with
FUTURE ROCK
January 22, 8:30pm @ Majestic Theatre
$20 adv $20 dos – all ages

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