Shows To See This Week (Plus Free Tix)

Grab your neighbors, cousins, and mailman! Come out to celebrate spring (we lived!) with some great musicians this week..

Tonight Friday April 18!

THE GOURDS w/ special guest PATRICK SWEENY- SOLO

“..the Gourds have also moved past bluegrass as an endpoint and have begun using it as a base for forays into other sounds and styles..the Gourds have more than a few tricks up their sleeves. For them, being underestimated just means they can surprise you more.” -Pitchfork

Cover of Snoop Dogg’s Gin and Juice- The Gourds

9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $10 adv – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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This Monday April 21

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS ( featuring: Kathryn Calder, Neko Case, John Collins, Kurt Dahle, Todd Fancey, Carl Newman, and Blaine Thurier ) w/ special guests OKKERVIL RIVER

Challengers- The New Pornographers

8:00 pm @ Orpheum Theater 255-6005 $22 adv/ $25 dos – all ages, TICKETS STILL LEFT SO BUY THEM NOW- BEFORE THEY ARE OUT! $1.00 per ticket to benefit AIDS Network

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Tuesday April 22

MAC LETHAL, THE ROTTEN AMERICAN PIE TOUR featuring special guests GRIEVES + F STOKES TEF MAN of the L.O.S.T S.O.U.L.S and DJ SKU

“Fitting perfectly articulated rhymes to efficiently catchy beats in an accent as Middle American as canned peaches, he’s a contemporary cross between a folk singer and a stand-up comic.” -Rolling Stone

9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 268-1122 $10 adv – 18+ BUY TICKETS NOW!

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This Wednesday April 23

A Solo Performance by COLIN MELOY of The Decemberists w /special guest LAURA GIBSON

“Without a full band around him, Meloy projects his voice and lets his guitar sparkle and chime, doing greater justice to his ear for folk-y essentials.” -Onion AV Club

O Valencia, on Letterman- Colin Meloy with The Decemberists

7:30 pm @ Barrymore Theatre 241-8864 $20 adv – all ages BUY TICKETS NOW! $1.00 per ticket to benefit Liberty Tree

Win 2 tix to this show by being the 3rd person to email me, MJ@TrueEndeavors.com, with the subject heading “Colin Meloy is Mine”. I’ll shoot you an email back if you’re our winner!

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This Week(end) in Shows!

Tonight April 11

After work special..come relax, have a beer and listen to Kris Delmhorst with special guest Meg Hutchinson.

Juice and June- Kris Delmhorst

“..reworks classic poems as folk songs, and in the process, creates her own artistic masterpiece.” -folkmusic.suite101.com

6:30pm (doors open at 6:00) @ High Noon Saloon (608) 268-1122 $15 adv and dos 18+

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Cloud Cult & American Music Club with The Forms

9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon (608) 268-1122 $12 adv / $14 dos

Videos and reviews here

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Victor Wooten with Hot Buttered Rum

Victor Wooten Live

“..there may not be another bassist around with his proficiency..he’s also developed a reputation as a tremendous live performer on his solo tours. He rips out amazing streams of notes, but he can also set a funk or jazz groove with precision.” -PopMatters

8:00 pm @ Barrymore Theatre (608) 241-8864 $25 adv – all ages

Saturday April 12

IN CELEBRATION OF OUT AND ABOUT MONTH..

Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion plus Prince Myshkins

bitch exciting conclusion

Read more about Bitch here

Saturday 9:00 pm @ Orpheum Stage Door 608.255.8755 $12 adv $14 dos 18+ Co-sponsored by BUY TICKETS NOW!

Wednesday April 16

The Wilders with The .357 String Band

Cotton Eyed Joe- The Wilders and The Woodstove Flapjacks

“If you turned off the sound and just watched, perhaps this band would look like they were playing heavy metal or even hard-core rap songs. But tune in to the music, and you’ll hear plain ol’ Kansas Old Time music and bluegrass.” -FolkMusic.com

8:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon (608) 268-1122 $12 adv $12 dos 21+ BUY TICKETS NOW

Thursday April 17

Man Man w / special guests Yeasayer

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Learn more here

9:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon (608) 268-1122 $12 adv / $14 dos – 21+ BUY TICKETS NOW !