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Jenny Berger Myhre

In one of only four stops in the U.S., Norwegian singer Jenny Hval brings her blood-soaked and ethereal music to Union South on March 31. more

Mar 29, 2017 11:10 AM MUSIC

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JOE ENGEL / RATAJ-BERARD

The reshaping of Madison’s music venue scene continues. Frank Productions announces it is merging operations with Majestic Live/The Majestic Theatre later this year. more

Mar 27, 2017 4:11 PM MUSIC

With the upcoming release of his novelization of “Star Wars: Rogue One,” Beloit native Matt Forbeck is on top of his game. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM Books

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Levi Walton

The famously contentious relationships among bandmates in Dinosaur Jr. are mellowing after reaching a “dysfunctional place,” according to drummer (and unofficial mediator) Murph. The band still rocks, though, and they’re at the Majestic March 17. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Kim Keyes

Cathy Dethmers, who is selling Madison’s beloved High Noon Saloon, believes the new owners will carry on the tradition of serving local musicians. But the sale does consolidate Frank Productions’ control of Madison’s evolving music district. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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John Hart

Madison singer-songwriter Katie Scullin puts together an impressive debut album. She hosts a pre-release party at Funk’s Pub on Feb. 17. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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David Michael Miller

As Madison’s East Washington corridor shapes up as a thriving district, a new venue has gained city approval. Aaron Conklin talks to some of the players about what the introduction of the Sylvee, the new Frank Productions venue, means for the growin more

Feb 2, 2017 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

It was just over two years ago when PHOX broke onto the scene with a critically acclaimed self-titled album. Aaron Conklin catches up with lead singer Monica Martin in advance of the band’s “farewell for now” show at the Capitol Theater Feb. 3. more

Jan 26, 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

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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

Find out which games spent the most time in Aaron R. Conklin’s game queue. more

Dec 27, 2016 11:39 AM Games

Most of us are ready to let go of 2016. But Isthmus music critics have some fond memories of this year’s concerts — from punk to pop to classical. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM , , MUSIC

Madison’s gaming companies are reeling in new clients and venturing into some unexpected projects. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM News

The much-anticipated “Dishonored 2” doesn’t have much new in the way of plot. But the jaw-dropping array of magical abilities will keep you entertained. more

Nov 17, 2016 12:58 PM Games

The first track on the Big Payback’s excellent sophomore album, “Animal Brain,” works as a kick-ass rise-up anthem for the despairing Democratic masses. They launch the album Nov. 18 at Knuckle Down Saloon. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC

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J Scott Kunkel

The four songs on Pollinators’ “Self Addressed Envelope” are a taste from a full-length album. The band plays Williamson Magnetic Recording Nov. 18. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Emma McEnvoy

Brett Newski, the Madison singer-songwriter turned international troubadour, has been touring with the Violent Femmes. He’s back in Madison Nov. 4 with a pop-perfect sophomore album. more

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC

The Fray hit it big when “How to Save a Life” played on “Grey’s Anatomy.” But the Colorado band’s long career has given them the freedom to depart from the expected. They’ll be at the Orpheum Nov. 7. more

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Jimi Giannatti

With 23 years of recording and touring behind them, the members of Jimmy Eat World still have some surprises in store in their soon-to-be-released ninth album, “Integrity Blues.” The emo-pop-punk pioneers are at the Barrymore Theatre on Oct. 11. more

Oct 4, 2016 12:08 PM MUSIC

Jeff Castelaz, KT Tunstall’s manager, has his own tragic story, losing a son to cancer. The former Wisconsinite moved to LA, and became president of Elektra Records. Now he’s using his connections for good. more

Sep 21, 2016 4:47 PM MUSIC

Wednesday

March 29, 2017

Thursday

March 30, 2017

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

Friday

March 31, 2017

Saturday

April 1, 2017

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

Sunday

April 2, 2017

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

Monday

April 3, 2017

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

Tuesday

April 4, 2017

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

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