Saturday, April 26, 2008


Hey, we have more FREE TICKETS to give-away!

  • Foals + Worrier - Apr 29 at High Noon
  • The Dirt Bombs - May 2 at High Noon
  • Dead Meadow - May 5 at High Noon

All these shows are recommended by MMR. Send us an email with the artist name in the subject line. We will contact winners 24 hours in advance of the show.

New songs added to the MMR Music Player in the
Listening Room
. Check it out!

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Win Tickets for 10KLF '08 - 10,000 Lakes Music Festival

Thanks to the kind folks at 10KLF, Madison Music Review is pleased to have TWO general admission festival tickets with a Campground Vehicle Reservation available for one of our lucky readers for the 10,000 Lakes Festival on July 23-26, 2008 in Detroit Lakes MN.

All you need to do is send us an email with "10KLF" in the subject line, and we'll take it from there. Just one entry per person, please! A random winner will be chosen and announced on June 15th.

You may recall that Mister Bill and Ankur went last year, along with family and friends, and had a great time. It's a very chill festival, a beautiful setting, great crowd. You can re-visit that coverage [here].

We are returning this year - and are excited about the artist line-up - Phil Lesh & Friends, The Flaming Lips, Michael Franti & Spearhead, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Mickey Hart Band, Leftover Salmon, EOTO, Panjea with Michael Kang, JJ Grey & MOFRO, New Mastersounds, Everyone Orchestra, Dark Star Orchestra, Cornmeal and many more.

I hope you are able to join us too because this is one of the best camping fests around.
--- Mister Bill

Friday, April 18, 2008

Photos:: Yeasayer :: April 17th, 2008 - High Noon Saloon

Photos: Yeasayer
High Noon Saloon, April 17, 2008

Record Store Day 04.19.08

"I have watched independent record stores evaporate all over America and Europe. That's why I go into as many as I can and buy records whenever possible. If we lose the independent record store, we lose big. Every time you buy your records at one of these places, it's a blow to the empire." - Henry Rollins

We love record stores... Visit one on Record Store Day and give them your support! In Madison, you can't go wrong at Strictly Discs, MadCity Music Exchange or B-Side Records.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Upcoming Show :: Man Man with Yeasayer

Man Man with Yeasayer
Thur. April 17th, 2008 at High Noon Saloon

9:00 PM / $14 cover / $12 advance / 18 and up
Some of you might have caught the Man Man performance when they opened up for Modest Mouse at the Orpheum Theater back in November. When people speak of Man Man you usually hear of their intensity and their exuberant live performances. They are known for their [...more]

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Recommended Show:
Donna Jean and the Tricksters
at Majestic Theatre on Thursday April 4, 2008

I hope you had a chance to read my preview of this show at

Of course, I strongly urge all fans of the Dead, Ratdog, and Phil and Friends to attend. I've come to appreciate the unique spin each of these off-shoots puts on material from the Grateful Dead songbook, and the way they capture the very unique improvisational energy of "a Dead show."

I've been listening to the new CD - Donna Jean and the Tricksters - and really enjoying it, too. I'm quite confident that this band will similarly provide some very pleasing interpretations of songs from the Dead canon. But I also now really look forward to hearing them stretch out on their original material!

The album includes a nice variety of songs that hang together real well. Sure, Deadheads will hear the "roots"sometimes (and NOT complaining, I daresay), but Donna Jean and the Tricksters truly has its own unique identity and its overarching sound is a very smooth and sultry R&B. I'd be happy to hear any or all of the new songs performed live . . and after the show you will want to buy the CD too!

You can hear a couple tracks from the CD on the MMR Music Player in our Listening Room. Check it out for yourself.

DJ with Phil and Trey

DJ with Ratdog

Hope you can make it out to the Majestic Theatre for this inaugural tour. It should be cool.