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David Michael Miller

In a shocking move, Frank Productions is selling a controlling interest to Live Nation, its former rival. Live Nation gains access to a national arena-booking empire while the Franks get near-complete control of concert booking in Madison. more

Jan 11, 2018 1:52 PM News 5 Comments

After making his mark on the local music scene, glam-pop artist Joey Broyles is seeking his fortune in Los Angeles and working on a new album. But Madison hasn’t seen the last of him. more

Jan 11, 2018 10:45 AM MUSIC

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Jan. 11-18, 2018. more

Jan 11, 2018 9:37 AM Picks Playlists

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Brett Stepanik

It’s hard to believe Bobby Hussy (The Hussy, Fire Heads) has time for another project. But on Jan. 13, Hussy celebrates the physical release of an album from Cave Curse, a dark and personal synth-based project. more

Jan 11, 2018 5:00 AM MUSIC

In a new era of radio, WSUM’s future is coming in loud and clear. The UW-Madison students station plans to add a second online music stream. more

Jan 4, 2018 5:00 AM MUSIC 1 Comments

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Jan. 4-11, 2018. more

Jan 4, 2018 5:00 AM Picks Playlists

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Bob Koch

Jones died in November 2016 after fighting cancer for several years, but she and her band the Dap-Kings worked to bring us a final statement, released a little more than a year after her passing. more

Jan 1, 2018 5:00 AM Vinyl Cave

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Joan Marcus

Isthmus arts and culture editor Catherine Capellaro looks back at a year where she found hope and faith in humanity through art. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:01 AM A & E

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Kent Sweitzer

2017 had some great moments in classical music. The orchestras continued to bring high-quality and neglected works to audiences, and new ensembles keep making their mark. more

Dec 21, 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 Dec. 21-28, 2017. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:00 AM Picks Playlists

From a youthful showcase of female and gender-nonconforming musicians to the much anticipated Foo Fighters concert at the Kohl Center, 2017 was a great year for concerts. We asked Isthmus contributors to name their favorite. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Jiyang Chen

Overture Center’s concert organ is in expert hands with Greg Zelek, Madison Symphony Orchestra’s new principal organist and curator. more

Dec 14, 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 Dec. 14-21, 2017. more

Dec 14, 2017 5:00 AM Picks Playlists

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Kent Sweitzer

It’s that time of year — when tired holiday music gets pulled out of storage for seasonal concerts. Thankfully, on Dec. 9, Madison Bach Musicians delivered a concert a listener would be glad to hear any time of the year. more

Dec 14, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Dylan Brogan

Republican U.S. House member Glenn Grothman puts the rancor of D.C. politics aside and plays rock songs on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison’s lefty community station. Yes, this actually happened. more

Dec 12, 2017 1:37 PM Snapshot 1 Comments

Joe Pub performs "Bright Beginnings" at an intimate Isthmus Live Session at the Isthmus offices in downtown Madison, Wisconsin on December 7, 2017. more

Dec 12, 2017 9:47 AM Isthmus Live Sessions

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Dec. 7-14, 2017. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM Picks Playlists

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Keith Saunders

The world-famous Takács Quartet delivers a nuanced and powerful concert at Wisconsin Union Theater. It was one of the season’s finest classical offerings. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

This month Madison commemorates the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding’s deadly crash in Lake Monona. Local musician Kevin Willmott II fronts Don’t Mess with Cupid, which will pay tribute to the late great star on Dec. 7. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Chris Lotten

Doubles Ewes, an electronic band fronted by a Janesville farmer, releases “Dead Furrow,” a trippy sophomore album, at the Crystal Corner Bar on Dec. 15. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC