Michelle Fairless

Backing up the Fab Four

West High string players will back up the touring Beatles tribute Abbey Road in a musical titled “In My Life.” It plays at the Barrymore Theatre on May 21.

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Dustin Cohen

Savages are still fierce and provocative, but their latest album explores new lyrical territory. The London quartet returns to the High Noon Saloon on May 20. more »

May 17, 2016 12:00 PM MUSIC

I’d seen Rod Taylor’s self-titled album listed on Asylum discographies over the years, but always assumed it was some sort of vanity project for the actor. Not so. more »

May 17, 2016 10:00 AM Vinyl Cave

Maplewood Records unearths unfiltered Kenny and company live tapes. more »

May 13, 2016 2:00 PM Vinyl Cave

As founding member Gary Louris talks about re-forming the Jayhawks and the release last month of the legendary Minneapolis band’s ninth studio album, it’s clear he’s feeling a strong sense of liberation. more »

May 10, 2016 10:00 AM MUSIC

Canyon Spells performs an intimate acoustic Isthmus Live Session at Ian's Pizza on May 4, 2016. more »

May 6, 2016 3:08 PM Isthmus Live Sessions


Eric Tadsen

The Gomers have played together for nearly 31 years, and it was a profound personal and professional blow when bassist Gordon Ranney died of cancer in February. This week, “Madison’s House Band” announced that it will be taking a break. more »

May 6, 2016 9:30 AM MUSIC


Allison Eicher

Students from UW-Madison and Madison College are teaming up with architects and music legends to design the Universal Hip-Hop Museum, which is scheduled to open in the Bronx borough of New York City in 2018. more »

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC


Ingrid Laas

A group of spry and sassy liberals known as the Raging Grannies makes plenty of noise about public schools, fracking, gun control and uteruses. They make their 2016 debut at the May 7 Dane County Farmers’ Market. more »

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC


Michael Yeshion

Orff's driving, pulsating "Carmina Burana" and Respighi's "The Pines of Rome" bring 2015-16 season to a forceful completion. more »

Apr 30, 2016 8:26 AM MUSIC

Companhia Urbana de Danca performed at the Isthmus office on Thursday, April 26, 2016. more »

Apr 28, 2016 4:41 PM Isthmus Live Sessions

CRASHprez takes aim at many of the problems — most of them race-based — that have plagued Madison and the rest of the country since he last dropped new music almost a year ago. more »

Apr 28, 2016 2:46 PM MUSIC


Anda Marie

Anna Vogelzang’s been spending a lot of time in her rehearsal space. But the Madison singer-songwriter isn’t so much honing the songs from her upcoming new album as figuring out how to handle the multi-layered arrangements when she heads out on tour. more »

Apr 28, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC

Defying the notion that young people don’t care for classics, a packed audience of high-schoolers attended an April 19 concert at Overture Hall, featuring two up-and-coming superstars, Robert Rockman and Tabby Rhee. more »

Apr 28, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra wrapped up a stellar season with a novelty-packed final concert and a guest turn from Irish piano master John O’Conor. more »

Apr 23, 2016 6:30 PM MUSIC

Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit performs an intimate acoustic Isthmus Live Session at the Isthmus offices on April 20, 2016. more »

Apr 22, 2016 1:36 PM Isthmus Live Sessions

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