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Imagine a teeny-tiny Concert on the Square. It’s been happening right under our noses — for 50 years. The Capitol City Band plays concerts every Thursday night under the shelter at Rennebohm Park. more

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Watch P.O.S perform "Faded" at an intimate Isthmus Live Session at the Isthmus offices in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. more

Isthmus Live Sessions

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Jennifer Bastian

In April, Madison power pop quartet Proud Parents became the first local band signed to the excellent punk label Dirtnap Records, which is now located in Madison. They have a new album out and plans to conquer the world. more

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Bob Appel

The merry pranksters known as Swamp Thing are planning a reunion show on July 14 at the Harmony Bar. The unpredictable and talented performance art rockers carved out a niche in the punk heyday. more

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The excellent Willy Street Chamber Players launched their fourth annual season of Friday evening concerts on July 6. The program included guest vocalist Jazimina MacNeil, who brought three works by young American composers. more

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Madison garage-pop wunderkinds Proud Parents birth a second album, and two other local bands, punk supergroup Dumb Vision and hardcore outfit No Question, both release 7-inches. more

Vinyl Cave

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Sonya Belakhlef

Madison native Emma Witmer is making a name for herself in Brooklyn’s DIY scene and beyond for her charmingly witty and acerbic lo-fi pop project gobbinjr. more

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Serbian-born flutist Iva Ugrćič faced discrimination and harassment in her homeland. Then she moved to Madison, and found there was still lots of work to be done. She’s launched LunART festival to address the disparities. more

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Listen to a curated list of tracks from artists playing shows in Madison this week. more

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Listen to a curated list of tracks from artists playing shows in Madison this week. more

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David Michael Miller

The jewel of the east side, the Barrymore Theatre, is asking the community for help to fund a much-needed seat replacement, as phase one of an interior overhaul. more

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Elvira Faltermeier

Isthmus music writer Kiel Majewski chats with avant-garde jazz pioneer Roscoe Mitchell, who is performing in Madison for the first time in two years. Mitchell is a student of music, constantly revising what he is and what you thought he was. more

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Dick Ainsworth

Summer has arrived with the launch of Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society’s chamber music festival. Isthmus classical reviewer John Barker caught the opening program at Taliesin on June 10. more

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Listen to a curated list of tracks from artists playing shows in Madison this week. more

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Sweet, simple melodies are taken apart and reassembled in new and wonderful ways on Dear Friend, the debut album from longtime Madison bassist John Christensen. more

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Listen to a curated list of tracks from artists playing shows in Madison this week. more

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Allison Geyer

The old Sons of Norway lodge on Winnebago street will soon become a music venue and restaurant. more

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