Saturday, December 20, 2008
December 19, 2008; The Barrymore Theater
Believe the hype! Bon Iver (aka Justin Veron) and The Tallest Man on Earth was another top notch show. Playing to a sold out crowd at The Barrymore Theater, Bon Iver played a majority of the critically acclaimed For Emma, Forever a Ago as well aa a couple from the upcoming EP titled Blood Bank (soon to be release on CD) [MORE...].
Friday, December 05, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
on Saturday, December 6th
9pm - All ages
Are you ready for some Afrobeat music? (. . . Always!) Well the Afromotive promises to satisfy your need to get dancing, when they bring their funky afro-beat to Madison on Saturday, December 6th for a free show in Der Rathskellar in the Memorial Union.
They are a nine piece ensemble based in Asheville, NC and includes thirty-third generation djembe player Adama Dembele from Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa. He brings his vast musical background to the Afromotive - where they combine these traditional West African rhythms with their own upbeat funky vibe.
This promises to be a fun show, and a perfect antidote to the winter blues... Check 'em out!
Monday, December 01, 2008
In all the years I have been at the Barrymore I have never done this. I am sending an email out to all of you, to specifically alert you to one show.
This coming Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 pm the Barrymore has Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. If you don't already know who she is, you should. If you don't come to the show, you'll wish you had. This is the Barrymore's show of the year, and maybe the show of the year in Madison. We were among the people who saw her at Bonnaroo last summer, and she blew us away.
I have attached links to the Sharon Jones articles in this week's Isthmus and 77 Square, and a link to her on YouTube, so you can read about her, listen to her music, and see her video. Start with "100 Days, 100 Nights" and go on from there. We're talking James Brown and Tina Turner here.
For those of you concerned that this is a "school" or "work" night, make an exception. The show will start at 7:30 pm and be over by 10:30 pm or 11:00. Get a babysitter, eat dinner early, and get your "bad selves" over here. You won't regret it.
And Thursday when a friend or co-worker asks you what you did last night, you'll proudly be able to say:
"I was out helping keep the funk alive!"
Bon Ton Roulet (and Peace!)
In the meantime, she and the Dap-Kings are testing songs for the next album on audiences at five gigs in the Midwest in December before heading out to Australia in early January.
"Tell people in Madison just to come on out and bring their dancing shoes," she said. "Get ready, I tell 'em. Come on and get funked up."
IF YOU GO:
Who: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings with the Menahan Street Band
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3
Where: Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave.
Tickets: $20 in advance at www.barrymorelive.com or $22 the day of the show.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings w/ Menahan Street Band
December 3, 2008; The Barrymore Theater; 7:30 PM
Monday, November 17, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
COST: $21 - 18+
This looks quite interesting to me. . . The Hotel Café in LA was chosen by Paste Magazine as one of the 40 best music venues in the nation. It also has a reputation as one of the premier singer/songwriter venues and as a place that breaks artists. On any given night, well known musicians share the stage with up-and-comers - playing both as solo artists and as a communal project, sometimes well-rehearsed and sometimes impromptu.
For the past 4 years, The Hotel Café has been presenting a tour that seeks to share this community vibe with music fans around the country. No cookie cutter corporate American Idols - just real music, written by real artists, surrounded by real friends.
This particular version features an all-female cast of really talented singer/songwriters including Rachael Yamagata, Meiko, Thao Nguyen, Jaymay, and Alice Russell.
Here's a YouTube video by Rachael that I enjoy. Hope you do too:
Now, if this heap of talent wasn't bargain enough - a portion of the proceeds from this show will also benefit a good local cause, the Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Once again Madison brings in another artist from this summer’s Lollapalooza festival. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will be hitting the High Noon Saloon on October 30th with Blitzen Trapper.
Take a listen to some choice tracks:
Malkmus fronted one of my favorite bands (Pavement) 20 years ago and since then, has put out some of indie rocks best albums. His guitar work since breaking away from Pavement (1999) has only gotten more brilliant and creative upon each release. There is evidence of SM's best ax-wielding on Pig Lib (2003) one of my personal favorites.
We caught SM +Jicks last time they came though the state at the Pabst Theater on March 20th. This was not only a great performance but it was the first time I had seen SM. The show was incredible (everything I had expected), SM’s guitar work was immaculate and it was great to see ex-Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Wiess with the Jicks adding vocals and beat to the mix.
Here is listing of Malkmus’ work other than Pavement:
With Silver Jews
* Dime Map of the Reef (1992) 7"ep
* The Sabellion Rebellion & Old New York (1993) 7"
* The Arizona Record (1993) 12"
* Starlite Walker (1994)
* American Water (1998)
* Hot as Hell - Live 1993 (1999) CD/7" Single
* Tanglewood Numbers (appears on "The Farmer's Hotel") (2005)
With The Crust Brothers
* Marquee Mark (1998)
With The Jicks
* Stephen Malkmus (2001)
* Pig Lib (2003)
* Face the Truth (2005)*
* Real Emotional Trash (2008)
This has to be one of the hottest tickets to get this year. I am thinking it will sell out so get your tickets as soon as you can here.
- fS/above photo fS
When: 10/30/08 @ 8:30pm
Cost: $16 adv., $18 d.o.s. (18+)
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Alejandro Escovedo - Oct 16 - High Noon SaloonYou should! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer O'Connor - Oct 19 - Cafe Montmartre
. . . courtesy of True Endeavors
Yael Naim - Oct 25 - Wisconsin Union Theater
. . . courtesy of Atlantic Records
Winners will be notified by email at least 24 hours before the show.
For show details and previews, visit madisonmusicreview.com
Monday, October 06, 2008
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008