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The Cardinal has flown

No alarm bells seem to be going off as the owner of Milwaukee’s Nomad World Pub takes over Madison’s longtime Cardinal Bar. New owner Mike Eitel says he plans to continue relationships with the LGBT and Latino communities.

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Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Jan. 19-25, 2017. more

Jan 19, 2017 10:58 AM Picks Playlists

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Autumn de Wilde

The teenage brothers known as the Lemon Twigs say their sound is rooted in the 1960s. The multi-instrumentalists appear at the Sett in Union South on Jan. 27. more

Jan 19, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Peter Rodgers

Madison Symphony Orchestra presents a multimedia presentation designed to help audiences understand Rimsky-Korsakov, composer of the popular “Symphonic Suite,” or “Scheherazade.” more

Jan 19, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Tim Radl

After seven long years, Squarewave, a psych-rock project that grew out of 1980s mainstay Ivory Library, has released,“A Tighter Knot,” an album chock full of standout tracks. more

Jan 19, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Jan. 12-19, 2017. more

Jan 12, 2017 10:57 AM Picks Playlists

Driven by drummer Wendy Staats’ airtight rhythm and Mike Huberty’s expressive vocals, Madison’s Sunspot delivers a catchy new pop EP. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Jan. 5-12, 2017. more

Jan 5, 2017 6:00 AM Picks Playlists

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Bryony Shearer

A posthumous album from Alice and the Glass Lake is a gorgeous testament to the late songwriter’s talent and optimism. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Artemisia Gentileschi

A 17th-century rape trial is the basis for a new opera by Madison composer and UW-Madison prof Laura Elise Schwendinger. “Artemisia” premieres in New York City Jan. 7. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC 1 Comments

Dionne Warwick may not have had much chart success in the 1970s, but was still releasing quality material. more

Dec 31, 2016 7:00 AM Vinyl Cave

After many years of avoidance, it's time to explore some Nancy Sinatra stereo mixes. more

Dec 30, 2016 7:00 AM Vinyl Cave

In a year where we mourn the loss of David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones and more, we celebrate the music they left behind. Here’s a sampling of 2016 releases that touched us, from staff and music writers at Isthmus. more

Dec 30, 2016 6:00 AM MUSIC

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Carolyn Fath

Former Isthmus editor Marc Eisen has seen approximately 500 concerts in the past ten years. He looks back at the music that transfixed and transported him at concerts in Madison...and beyond. more

Dec 29, 2016 10:44 AM MUSIC

Marc Eisen saw more than 80 live music performances in 2016. He presents his top 16, ranging from ambient to punk. more

Dec 28, 2016 2:23 PM MUSIC

2016’s bad-news vortex creates the perfect storm necessary for the importation of a Christmas LP to the Vinyl Cave. more

Dec 28, 2016 11:01 AM Vinyl Cave

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