Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (1.27-2.2): Hacienda, Say Hey For Haiti Benefit, A.A. Bondy, and Zion I

Zion I

This week, we’re excited to welcome a number of fantastic artists back to Madison.  Hacienda, A.A. Bondy, and Zion I have all played here in the fairly recent past, and will be returning to the delight of many local music lovers.

In addition to these shows, we are also proud to present an event later this week to benefit the victims of the Haiti disaster.  Say Hey For Haiti is a 6 hour fundraising concert event that will be held at the High Noon Saloon (and simulcast on WORT 89.9 FM) this Saturday, featuring performances by Mash’ Allah Reggae, Roots Collective, and many more.  All contributions–large or small–will make a difference.  100% of the money raised will go to Partners In Health.  We sincerely hope you’ll consider making a much-needed donation to this cause.

Read on to get the details on this week’s shows.

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Hieroglyphics- Underground Hip Hop Tonight

Hieroglyphics, an underground hip hop collective was founded in the early-1990s by rapper Del tha Funkee Homosapien. They are masters of mixing intelligent word play with original and found samples. We are lucky to host them tonight in Madison, don’t miss this show..

WORT-FM welcomes
HIEROGLYPHICS (SOULS OF MISCHIEF, PEP LOVE, & CASUAL) with BLUE SCHOLARS

Also featuring

KNOBODY
MUSAB
TANYA MORGAN
Tuesday, August 12 — 9pm
High Noon Saloon
608.268.1122
$15 adv $17 dos – 18+

Free Download:
Hieroglyphics- What The Funk

Monday Madness: Free Concert Tickets

They slice, they dice, they can chop a pineapple thrown in the air..well, never-mind. But the first person to request tix to any of these shows by leaving a comment specifying the band wins a guest list spot + 1.

July 22
COLOUR REVOLT

colour revolt
with special guests
JAVELINS
and
THE FELIX CULPA
Tuesday, July 22, 8pm
The Annex
608.256.7750
$8 adv and dos — 18+
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July 23
WORT-FM
Hillgrass Bluebilly
presents
BOB LOG III
+ SCOTT H BIRAM

bob log III scott h biram
with special guest
LEFT LANE CRUISER
Wednesday, July 23, 9:00 pm
High Noon Saloon
608.268.1122
$10 – 18+
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July 27
XYZ AFFAIR

xyz affair
with special guests
ROOMMATE
and
METEORADE
Sunday, July 27, 8pm
High Noon Saloon
608.268.1122
$7 — 18+
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This Weeks Shows & Downloads

We’ve got lots of videos, interviews, and songs you can watch or download for your very own.

Enjoy!

Friday June 27

ROSE POLENZANI

Genre: Indie/Folk/Americana

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MEG HUTCHINSON

Genre: Folk/Acoustic/Pop

The Boston Globe describes her sound as “elegant and free-floating melodies that feel both modern and rooted.

Song for Jeffrey Lucey- Meg Hutchinson

with special guest ROSE COUSINS

Friday, June 27, 6:30 pm early start time High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 – 18+

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Sunday June 29

PETE FRANCIS (of Dispatch)

Genre: Rock/Folk Rock/Jam Band

In his songs a poetic tension exists between textured imagery and pure improvised rock and roll. The record expresses Francis’ soulful rock, folk and blues influences with layered instrumentation of B-3 organ, lap-steel guitar, mandolin, and a driving rhythm section.

Similar to: Slightly Stoopid, John Butler Trio, Matt Nathanson, & Matt Costa

Shooting Star and the Ambulance- Pete Francis

Pete Francis Interview

with COLOURMUSIC

Genre: Pop/Rock/Experimental

messily refined indie rock..and innovative, yet catchy, melodies that work their way into your head without you even knowing it..wildly inventive shows, and it’s while performing that the band’s vivid personalities come through.

Similar to: The Flaming Lips, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, & Kings of Leon

Circles- Colourmusic

Free Downloads:

Colourmusic- Yes Yes Yes

Colourmusic- Circles

Colourmusic- Calling Your Name

Sunday, June 29, 8pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $10 –

18+

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Thursday July 3

DEAD CONFEDERATE

Genre: Rock/Psychedelic

Though the band is pinned as producing the same kind of indie rock aesthetic à la My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses, Dead Confederate dabbles in darker shades than their compared predecessors..Dead Confederate echo the Drive-By Truckers’ bittersweet southern rock angst with the smoke-heavy swagger of the Black Angels.

The Rat- Dead confederate

Dead Confederate Interview

Free Download:

Dead Confederate

with special guests ROCK PLAZA CENTRAL

Genre: Folk/Americana

After a pair of glowing reviews from the influential music website Pitchfork they have recently come to prominence as a major indie rock band.

..evocative lyrics and powerful instrumentation..an outstanding fusion of alt-country earnestness and indie rock absurdity. Without any trace of flaunt or deliberateness, this homespun epic proves as casual in tone as it is ambitious in scope… sure to have tears welling and fists aloft in raucous salute.”- Josh Berquist, PopMatters, April 2007

Similar to: Okkervil River, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, M. Ward, The Avett Brothers, & My Morning Jacket

My Children, Be Joyful- Rock Plaza Central

Rock Plaza Central Interview 2007

Free Downloads:

Rock Plaza Central- My Children, Be Joyful, 2006 Are We Not Horses

Rock Plaza Central- We’ve Got a Lot to be Glad For, 2006 Are We Not Horses

Thursday July 3, 9pm High Noon Saloon 608.268-1122 $8 adv $8 dos

18+

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Friday July 4

WORT-FM welcomes

STARS AND STRIPES EXTRAVAGANZA featuring ROBBIE FULKS AND FRIENDS

Genre: Country/Indie/Bluegrass

While most current country music is calculated to form an inoffensive backdrop to the suburban shopping experience, Robbie Fulks writes songs that make you think and feel and quite often laugh out loud.

Similar to: Steve Earle, Neko Case, & Lyle Lovett

Cigarette State- Robbie Fullks

plus ROMANTICA

Genre: Americana/Folk/Pop

With an album on Paste Magazine’s Top 100 of 2007 and comparisons popping up all over the place between singer/songwriter Ben Kyle and both Jeff Tweedy and Ryan Adams, it probably won’t be too long before you’ll no longer be able to catch these guys in such a cozy venue.

Drink the Night Away- Romantica

Free Downloads:

Romantica- The Dark (with Ryan Adams)

9:30 pm High Noon Saloon 608.268.1122 $15 adv and dos . 21+

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A Week in Live Shows

Can you keep up after last weeks intense run? Oh yes you can! Summer is rolling around and that means tour schedules will slow down- so get it while it’s hot (or at least before you have to travel 4 hrs. for a touring band and a beer)!

Friday May 2

THE DIRTBOMBS with special guests DAN SARTAIN & TERRIBLE TWOS

Genre: Rock

“..rock and roll at its pure, shaggy best. If you’re tired of that, you’re tired of life…” -Splendid

Chains of Love- The Dirtbombs

10:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608-268-1122 $12 adv – 21+

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Saturday May 3

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB with special guests THE DUKE SPIRIT

Genre: Rock

“..proclamations about life and the Devil growled over careful acoustic strums and tiny wisps of pedal steel…” -Pitchfork

Dane 101 Interview

Two Free BRMC Song Downloads

Saturday 9:30 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608- 268-1122 $16 adv / $18 dos – 18+

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Sunday May 4

RA RA RIOT + THE LITTLE ONES with special guests HEY CHAMP

Genre: Indie/ Folk Rock

“Ra Ra Riot – a band of Syracuse University students past, present and on hiatus – find that balance — already in its short life, literally putting heartbeats and pacemakers into the stuffing of all of the songs that they’ve thus far put to their name – an explosive tag of cheerful and misleading aggression…” -Daytrotter

Dying is Fine- Ra Ra Riot

Four Free Ra Ra Riot Downloads from Daytrotter

The Little Ones..are here for you to feel better about yourself, once the cabin fever has lost its control and you’re free to go. They taunt everything from the waist down — on everyone within a 10-mile radius — to not go on and freak out all over the place with euphoric spasms becoming dancing and universally recognized getting down…” -Daytrotter

Lovers Who Uncover- The Little Ones

Four The Little Ones Free Song Downloads From Daytrotter Sessions

Three The Little Ones Free Song Downloads

8:00 pm @ The Annex 608- 256-7750 $10 adv – 18+

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Monday May 5

HIGH NOON SALOON CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS featuring DEAD MEADOW with special guests DARK FOG & DROIDS ATTACK

Genre: Indie/ Psychadelic

“..the band can strum hypnotic, Eastern-tinged folk as it well as it pounds hypnotic, Sabbath-style riffs.” -Onion AV Club

What Needs Must Be- Dead Meadow

Five Free Dead Meadow Song Downloads

9:00 pm @ High Noon Saloon 608- 268-1122 $8 adv / $10 dos – 18+

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$1.50 PBR bottles all night & FREE Pizza from Glass Nickel!

Thanks to WORT FM and The Onion!

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Tuesday May 6

TEGAN AND SARA Out of Hibernation Tour with special guest AN HORSE

Genre: Indie/ Pop/ Alternative

“..defying conventional notions of rock rhythm, and featuring songs that seem to go through at least three melodic changes before recycling.” -Onion AV Club

Walking With A Ghost- Tegan and Sara

Free Tegan and Sara Song Download

7:30 pm @ Barrymore Theatre 608-241-8864 $25 adv – all ages

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Thursday May 8

JIM WHITE with VID LIBERT

Genre: Americana/ Alternative/ Country

“With accompaniment as varied as vocals from Ollabelle and Brazilian percussion from Mauro Refosco, White still keeps us off balance with rich, unpredictable textures that convey lost-in-the-backwoods disorientation.” -Billboard

If Jesus Drove a Motor Home- Jim White

Listen to NPR World Cafe – March 5, 2008 Jim White in-studio performance/ interview

8:00pm @ Orpheum Stage Door 608.255.8755 $15 adv $17 dos – all ages

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X show benefits WORT

This Friday, March 21, the Barrymore Theatre will play host to X, celebrating their 31st anniversary with a national tour including all of the band’s original members — John Doe, Billy Zoom, Exene Cervenka and DJ Bonebrake. Formed in 1977, X is known for revolutionizing definitions of the punk genre with their work, including the groundbreaking 1980 album Los Angeles, for which the band received the unique distinction of an Official Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles.

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The show is also unique as the latest of a series of True Endeavors shows benefiting a community organization. In this case, one dollar from every ticket sold will go directly to WORT 89.9 FM, Madison’s premier community sponsored radio station.

Like X, WORT is also a recent thirtysomething, debuting on the airwaves on December 1, 1975. The station is a product of the efforts of many, with over 2200 individuals contributing annually to help offset station costs and hundreds of others volunteering to maintain the station’s programming. The station has grabbed a niche in Madison as a home to the interests and support of the “uns” of society, as John Ohliger described in a 1994 speech at a station meeting: “The unabashed, unafraid, uncensorable, unconventional, uninhibited, unorthodox, unpretentious, unstinting, unsung, untiring, and finally, definitely, unique.”

Despite continued support from the Madison community, the station has faced its fair share of obstacles, particularly with the influence of new laws being put into the books by the Bush administration, such as the 2007 Media Ownership Act.

“The current administration has succeeded in cutting the budget for publicly-funded stations, thus stifling creative and independent voices in favor of fewer and fewer points of view,” describes Sybil Augustine, WORT music director. “Corporations are allowed to monopolize many TV and radio stations, as well as newspapers, in the same markets. We are sliding down a very slippery slope.”

To purchase tickets for the X anniversary show at the Barrymore, visit BarrymoreLive.com. To find more information on how to contact representatives and stand up against oppressive and pro-corporate media legislation, visit FreePress.net.

— Joe Erbentraut, True Endeavors Communications and Public Relations Intern