Aaron R. Conklin


Jay Smiley

Madison-area fans have two chances to catch legendary Minneapolis punk/new wavers The Suburbs. They’re at Summerfest June 29 and High Noon Saloon July 1. more

Jun 27, 2017 4:17 PM MUSIC


Morgan Winston

Madison’s up-and-coming rockers Trophy Dad are quickly crossing items off their bucket list — and the founders haven’t even graduated from UW-Madison yet. more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


James Minchin

Despite a well-publicized relationship breakup, The Joy Formidable survives and thrives as a trio. They blast into the High Noon Saloon on June 21. more

Jun 14, 2017 10:17 AM MUSIC


Sam Fuehring

The Chicago septet Matthäus releases a lush chamber-folk album at the High Noon Saloon June 1. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

Holy 1980s! Butch Vig and Duke Erikson (Garbage, Know-It-All-Boyfriends), pAt mAcDonald and Wally Ingram (Timbuk3), Freedy Johnston. All the 1980s mainstays are reuniting May 31 to support an ailing producer, Jack LeTourneau. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC 3 Comments

From the album cover to the music and the videos, multi-media artist Elizabeth Wadium was involved in every aspect of her excellent new album, “Notepainting.” more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


John Urban

Michael Massey, a longtime staple of the Madison scene, releases a deeply introspective new album. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Aaron Conklin

UW-Madison grad Benedict Fritz is inspired by a cult video classic for the new indie game “Tumbleseed.” more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM SCREENS

After being shut out of East Washington development, Toffer Christensen takes on new role as local talent buyer for Live Nation. more

Apr 25, 2017 2:23 PM MUSIC


George Salisbury

The Flaming Lips have a massive catalogue of experimental rock that dates to 1983. Prepare for a magical ride when the band takes the stage at the Orpheum Friday night. more

Apr 19, 2017 1:00 PM MUSIC

Mike Heller has earned respect from big names in the business. The Madison sports radio host keeps his cool while finding a national audience. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

“Persona 5” is an irresistible entry in the longtime role-playing series. Its stunning stylistic touches will transport you to the city of Tokyo, and a huge cast of characters springs to life. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:45 PM Games


Adeline Peck

She’s been writing songs since she was a teenager, but now Madison pianist and singer-songwriter Hannah Busse has a gorgeous new album to share. more

Apr 6, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Julia Callis

Detroit’s Bonny Doon rolls into Mickey’s Tavern with a relaxed lo-fi vibe. more

Apr 6, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


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



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


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


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


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