These 5 Fake Shows Will Change Your Outlook On Live Music

Here at WUD Music, our mission is to produce free live concerts on a weekly basis that showcase quality music by local, regional, and national acts. We even book international acts sometimes (see: Mac Demarco)!

Because of the high volume of shows we put on and the smaller venues we book for, we obviously cannot afford to produce concerts at the level of quality everyone’s favorite superstars would expect. Regardless, it’s still fun to to see how much it would cost to make these fantasies a reality.

The following show fliers represent some of the awesome design work our marketing subcommittee has been up to, as well as what we would have to charge for tickets to these uber-intimate concerts that we would all kill to witness.

1. Lady Gaga 

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Lady Gaga has been more focused on her duets with Tony Bennett for the last year or so, but that doesn’t mean one of her solo productions doesn’t still break the bank. Ticket Price: $3,555

2. Kendrick Lamar w/ ScHoolboy Q

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Speaking of “Break the Bank”, how about we have ScHoolboy Q come to Madison? That would be a dope show, but if he OPENED for Kendrick Lamar?! That show would be beyond lit. With the release of To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick is bound to cost a bit more for live concerts, but I sense that many hip hop heads would be willing to shell out the same amount as a weekend at Lollapalooza for a TDE set in a 500-person venue.
Ticket Price: $295

3. Lana Del Rey

Fake Shows - Lana

A favorite of college students at all campuses, somber pop songstress Lana Del Rey would put on an amazing stripped-down set in Der Rathskeller. Just so long as no one tries to run up on stage and hug her to death first. Ticket Price: $688

4, Mumford and Sons

Fake Mumford

The boys are back together! After a break up/hiatus for the past year or two, Mumford and Sons return to prominence with a new album set to release on May 4th. I guess they couldn’t resist making tons of money, as evidenced by another exorbitant admission price for a nonexistent show. Ticket Price: $1,425

5. Taylor Swift

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Oh man. This show might be the most expensive of the five, but based on her impromptu performance at the SNL 40 afterparty, at least we know she’d be nice enough to make it happen if we could shell out the dough.
Ticket Price: $4170

There you have it. Have a favorite flier? Want to know the price of a different show? Hit us up on Twitter (@WUDMusic). You can check out our REAL list of shows via our Facebook events list. We hope to see you at one of our FREE shows soon!





Tape Deck Tuesday Playlist: Songs to Drive You Through the Week


Most students in Madison travel across campus completely on foot. For some, this lack of driving leads them to daydream about their car back home, and long for the rush of cruising down the open road.

But fear not, automotive enthusiasts. I have conjured a playlist that should satisfy your inner drive to, well, drive. Whether you are in need of some motivation while walking to class, looking for some new tunes to get you through your weekly readings, or you just want to reminisce of joyriding on those country roads back home, here’s a handful of songs that will hopefully steer your mood in the right direction.

“Kickstart My Heart” by Motley Crue – One of my favorite workout songs. The talkbox guitar solos leave you hard pressed to not pluck some air strings.

“Stroker’s Theme” by The Charlie Daniels Band

“Drive” by Incubus

“Ignition” by R. Kelly – Everyone knows the remix, but I wanted to give some love to the  original here. It’s just as funky.

“Jerry Was a Race Car Driver” by Primus

“Piece of Shit Car” by Adam Sandler

“Police Truck” by Dead Kennedys

“A Day at the Races” by Jurassic 5 featuring Big Daddy Kane and Percy P

“Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)” by Lady GaGa

“White Walls” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring ScHoolboy Q and Hollis – One of my favorites off of The Heist, the fast rapping in both “White Walls” and “A Day at the Races” are always quick to get my head bobbin’.

“Car Chase City” by Tenacious D

“Gold Trans Am” by Ke$ha

“Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman

“Fuel” by Metallica – Metallica is my favorite band, and this song is definitely one of their greatest from the 90s.

“Magic Bus” by The Who

“Red Barchetta” by Rush

“Aston Martin Music” by Rick Ross featuring Drake and Chrisette Michele

“A Real Hero” by College and Electric Youth – Alright, this one’s not strictly about driving, (literally or metaphorically) but it’s from the soundtrack for the film Drive starring Ryan Gosling. The entire soundtrack is top-notch, but this one was my particular favorite.

If none of these songs do it for you, you can always ghost ride the whip when you head home over spring break. Or at least check out some related videos on YouTube. Trust me. They’re worth it.