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Andy Moore

Andy Moore bids farewell to the Close to Home column, and remembers many of his favorites. more

Andy Moore

Floating and fishing in the rain up on Big Lake. Just part of the magic that happens up in Vilas County. more

Isthmus Summertimes

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Photo courtesy of Ben Sidran

The Madison Reunion — a countercultural Chautauqua that includes former UW-Madison teachers and students — begins June 14. Isthmus talks to Ben and Judy Sidran, the couple that helped pull it all together. more

Cover Stories

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Ty Helbach

With songs honed at a weekly residence at HotelRed, Pat Ferguson releases an accomplished solo debut album, “Light of Day/Dark of Night.” The folk rocker plays the Stoughton Opera House April 27. more

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Stewart Cohen

The Quebe Sisters are masterful harmonizers as well as award-winning fiddlers. The Texans are at Stoughton Opera House on March 22. more

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Johnny Justice

Travis Agnew, a Cottage Grove-based singer/songwriter, has released a polished and powerful new album, “Under the Sun.” The masterful music matches the ambitious mission. more

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Beth Skogen

Crestwood Elementary School’s stop motion animation class is getting major attention in the film world with its work. more

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Benjamin Zastrow

Ella’s Deli may be closing for good soon, but the crowds keep coming to the iconic Madison institution. more

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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

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Beth Skogen

On his 49th birthday, Gene Delcourt decided to learn how to play the fiddle. Now, 10 years later, he’s joining both novice and seasoned musicians in the East Side Acoustic Ensemble to realize his dream of performing live. more

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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

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Andy Moore talks to award-winning writer, director and comedian Mike Birbiglia about his brand new comedy tour, “The New One.” Birbiglia will be at the Overture Center on Sept. 22. more

Comedy

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Juliet Goodman

We’ve got Inuit throat singing, feminist hip-hop, shoegaze, punk, ska, prog rock and a host of other concerts coming up from now until the end of the year. Get your calendars out. It’s time for Isthmus’ fall music preview. more

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James Pederson

The German Art Students celebrate a 20th anniversary at the High Noon Saloon. Andy Moore looks back to the formation of the “Mad” magazine-esque post-punk band. more

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Danny Clinch

In a Q & A with Andy Moore, Alabama native Jason Isbell weighs in on the heavy legacy of the confederate monuments. Isbell performs with the 400 Unit at Breese Stevens Field on Sept. 3. more

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Thom Byerley

“Animals” is a deft new album, recorded live in the studio by Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers. They release the beautiful beast on Aug. 29 at the High Noon Saloon. more

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Molly Wilson

A bestselling author, essayist, farmer and now philosopher, Michael Perry is entering new territory by adapting his popular memoir, “Population 485,” for the stage. It’s at Stoughton Opera House Aug. 18-20. more

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Anthony Scarlati

The Sugar Maple Music Festival brings traditional music and lots of DIY activities to the shores of Lake Waubesa. more

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Recorded live at the Stoughton Opera House, No Name String Band’s new album, “Anytime,” is a tasty collection of down-home originals and new interpretations of standards. more

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Jeremy Lange

The famously idiosyncratic Mountain Goats hit the Majestic on July 8. Andy Moore talks to the band’s drummer Jon Wurster, who leads a double life as a podcast comedian. more

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Sandro

Songwriter Michael McDermott crashed and burned after a successful run in his early career. Now the 48-year-old songwriter is sober and celebrating the critical success of a new album. He stops at the High Noon Saloon June 4. more

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