Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways: Cameron McGill & What Army (1.9.10)

“…these ten songs spin a web that’s compelling and engaging, weaving back and forth between high drama and subtle passion with a lyrical strength that rings emotionally true…” – AllMusic.com

We’re thrilled to kick the 2010 off with a show from Cameron McGill & What Army.  We anticipate big things in store for this Chicago-based troupe of indie folkers in the near future, so we feel even more fortunate to be able to present their music in such an intimate venue while we still can!  Read on to find out more about the fascinating charaters who make up the band, and enter to win a pair of tickets to the show!

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Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways: “TEN,” the all-night dance party featuring KID SISTER

New Years Eve can’t get here soon enough!  We’re so excited about TEN, the all-night dance party we’ve got planned at The Orpheum, that we can’t hardly stand it!  We’ve said it before, but we truly believe this will be the party of the year.

In addition to a line-up to die for (including Kid Sister, Dirty Disco Kidz and F. Stokes), the night will also include tons of prizes, a free champagne toast at midnight and free breakfast at 5:00 am.  (Get the full schedule of events here.) We want you to get in on the fun, so we’re giving blog readers an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the show.  This night is going to be HUGE!  Read on to find out how to win.

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Ticket Giveaway In Newsletter: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

Heads up: subscribers to our True Endeavors Newsletter will be receiving a special mailing later this week featuring a ticket giveaway for the Bela Fleck and the Flecktones show at The Orpheum Theatre on December 13th.  Keep an eye on that inbox!  Not a subscriber yet?  Sign up here.

This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Indie Overload

Sleepy Sun

If this past weekend’s Forward Music Fest got you in the mood to load up on your indie rock intake, you’ve got an amazing week ahead of you.  Built To Spill, Mike Gordon, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sleepy Sun, The Weakerthans, Bell X1 and Sufjan Stevens are all on their way to Madison, making for a very exciting next coupe of days—especially considering you could win free tickets to some of the shows!  You ready for this?

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Artists You Should Know (ticket giveaway): Buckethead

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Rock icon Buckethead wowed Madison audience members at The Barrymore last year (check out some great photos from the show here), and he’s coming back to melt our faces yet again!  Wanna win tickets?  Read on to find out how…

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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: Going Underground

rootbeer

There has been an all-too-familiar chill in the air these last few days.  While it’s not yet time to dig a burrow and start hibernating, let’s “go underground” this week with shows from garage punks The Spits, and Rootbeer‘s delicious danceable hip hop.  Read on to find out how you could win tickets to the shows.

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