This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Giving Thanks For Great Music In Madison

We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  The sentiment is felt year-round, but since the recent holiday has us thinking about it on a deeper level, please allow us to extend thanks to our awesome blog readers and Madison concert-goers, without whom the Madison music scene would hardly be as vibrant as it is!  You guys rock, and we look forward to sharing exciting performances from a diverse crew of talented artists for many years to come.  Speaking of exciting performances, we’ve got three (very different) shows coming up this week that you could win tickets to!  Melt-Banana‘s experimental punk, CunninLynguists‘ hip hop and Colbie Caillat‘s laid-back acoustic pop sounds will all grace our city this week.  Read on to find out how you could attend their shows on us!

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Artists You Should Know (ticket giveaway and free mp3 download): The Most Serene Republic + Grand Archives

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These indie darlings are co-headlining what is sure to be an amazing show on October 5th.  Read on to find out how you could win tickets to the show, and pick up a free mp3 download from Grand Archives!

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Artists You Should Know (ticket giveaway): Built To Spill

Built To Spill

This is going to be a great fall for Madison indie music lovers!  Just glance at our music calendar and you’ll find an abundance of exciting shows from artists like The Weakerthans, Mirah, Jolie Holland, St. Vincent, and Sunset Rubdown.  Equally exciting is Built To Spill’s upcoming show with Disco Doom at The Barrymore.  (Check out Pitchfork’s interview with the band earlier this year.)  Our blog readers have the chance to win tickets to the show–read on to find out how you and a friend could see the show on us.

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Monday Concert Connection: Oh Danny Boy…

Update: Show has been moved to Annex, more details here.

Daniel Johnston

That’s right, blog readers are getting a second chance to win a free pair of tickets to one of this summer’s absolutely-can’t-miss shows.  Cult icon and subject of a wildly popular and fascinating documentary, Daniel Johnston is coming to town this Wednesday.  (Not ringing a bell?  We first introduced him to those unfamiliar with his body of work here. Click to find out more about this eccentric, brilliant musician.)  Along with WORT FM and The Decider, True Endeavors is extremely proud to present Daniel Johnston to Madison audiences.  Read on to find out how you can win tickets to his show and become the envy of anyone with good taste.

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Artists You Should Know: The Rural Alberta Advantage (plus ticket giveaway)

Rural Alberta Advantage

So what exactly is the advantage to growing up in rural Alberta?  Besides living in the midst of some breathtaking scenery, for singer/guitarist Nils Edenloff, it would seem that it’s the ability to craft intensely beautiful folk-influenced indie rock songs.  His band,  The Rural Alberta Advantage, exploded onto the indie scene only recently but they’re quickly proving to be one of the most buzz-worthy new groups around.  Madison music lovers will be lucky enough to get a taste of their addictive Canadian-flavored sound this Sunday, June 21st at the High Noon Saloon.  Read on to learn more about this talented trio and find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.

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