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Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Nov. 16-22, 2017. more

Nov 16, 2017 10:27 AM Picks Playlists

Since forming in 2016, Madison punk band Solid Freex has gone from playing basement shows and DIY skateboard venues to opening for huge bands like Deerhoof and Thee Oh Sees. And that’s the least interesting thing about them. more

Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

After almost 50 years of making music, Bruce Cockburn has a new album, his first in seven years. He talked with Isthmus before playing the Barrymore on Nov. 21. more

Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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J Henry Fair

Sharon Isbin, one of the world’s finest guitarists, returns to Madison to play with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. She will play Joaquín Rodrigo’s passionate masterpiece, “Concierto de Aranjuez,” and Chris Brubeck’s multifaceted “Affinity.” more

Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Michie Turpin

Even though only two original members remain, Kansas is filling houses with a successful tour playing its “Leftoverture” album. Michael Popke talks to original guitarist Rich Williams about what’s changed and what stays the same. more

Nov 14, 2017 11:58 AM MUSIC

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Scotify

Recent UW-Madison grad DJ Mando’s career is taking off. He’s played Summerfest and Freakfest and toured to Amsterdam with Lucien Parker. And the energetic crowd-pleaser is just getting started. more

Nov 9, 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 Nov. 9-16, 2017. more

Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM Picks Playlists

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Randy Johnson

Catherine Capellaro talks to Kelly McIntyre, who’s spent more than two years on the road embodying the late great Janis Joplin in the concert musical “A Night with Janis Joplin.” It’s at Overture Center one night only on Nov. 12. more

Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Chris Schellpfeffer

The Foo Fighters roared into the Kohl Center on Nov. 7 with with an infectious and long-lasting energy. more

Nov 8, 2017 3:30 PM MUSIC

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James Gill

Powerful mezzo-soprano Aleks Romano really grabs the listener’s ears and eyes in Madison Opera’s revival of “Carmen” at Overture Hall. more

Nov 4, 2017 8:56 AM Stage 2 Comments

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Nov. 2-9, 2017. more

Nov 2, 2017 10:59 AM Picks Playlists

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Mike Park

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington has toured with Kendrick Lamar, Run the Jewels and Snoop Dogg. Now he’s doing his own thing on a worldwide tour with his new album “Harmony of Difference.” He’s at the Majestic Nov. 8. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Driely S.

Art rocker Jonathan Richman doesn’t do phone interviews. But here’s his correspondence with Andy Moore, sent via fax. He’s at Union South with drummer Tommy Larkins on Nov. 8. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

We live in a digital age, but some people prefer to consume their music the old-fashioned way. Michael Popke stops in to MadCity Music Exchange on Cassette Store Day to find out what’s up with people buying tapes. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Nate Koehler

Freakfest, Madison’s annual Halloween bacchanalia, is a creative costuming hotbed. But the headliners usually don’t dress up. Aaron R. Conklin offers up some outside-the-box costume suggestions for the funk, rock and hip-hop legends. more

Oct 26, 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 Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2017. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM Picks Playlists

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Fernando Baez

In her third appearance with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Russian-born pianist Olga Kern shines in Samuel Barber’s Piano Concerto. more

Oct 21, 2017 11:08 AM MUSIC

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Ebru Yildiz

The beautifully angsty Violent Femmes are back on tour, retracing their steps from a 1998 tour around Wisconsin. Aaron Conklin sits down for story time with lead singer Gordon Gano. more

Oct 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 Oct. 19-26, 2017. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Picks Playlists

In another innovative offering from Arts + Literature Lab, bassist Joe Policastro reimagines film and TV scores with his jazz trio. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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