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Amelia Eliza

Diane Cluck, a veteran of New York City’s “anti-folk” scene, isn’t quite as “anti” after moving to Virginia. Now she’s on a tour of small venues and house shows and visits Art In on Sept. 20. more

Sep 14, 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 Sept. 14-21, 2017. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Picks Playlists

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Joe Martinez

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis sits down with Isthmus to riff on keeping jazz alive. He’s in Madison with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on Sept. 23. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Aaron Yonda

Courtney Collins’ Hinterlands is an icy, atmospheric melding of pop and R&B, exploring the passage of time, relationships and the hazardous landscapes of the mind. more

Sep 7, 2017 12:16 PM MUSIC

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Neil Krug

Although the band broke out in the pre-streaming era, Foster the People is still experimenting and incorporating new influences. The band plays the Orpheum Sept. 9. more

Sep 7, 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 Sept. 7-14, 2017. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM Picks Playlists

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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

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM , , , , , , Isthmus Cover Stories

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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

Sep 7, 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 Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2017. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Picks Playlists

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Aug. 24-31, 2017. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM Picks Playlists

Isthmus talks to Mike Peters, frontman for ‘80s icons The Alarm, about surviving cancer and how the band’s early anthems provide a soundtrack for his life. The band is at the Barrymore on Aug. 30, for the first time ever. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

Jerry Douglas is the undisputed master of the dobro — an Art Deco-era resonating guitar. For decades, he’s been an ambassador for the instrument and even helped bring it into the modern era. more

Aug 22, 2017 1:13 PM MUSIC

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Jeff Miller/UW-Madison

UW-Madison’s innovative First Wave hip-hop scholarship program is undergoing a restructuring, say officials. Scholars and alumni react with mixed feelings to the news that the program will not welcome a 2018-19 cohort. more

Aug 18, 2017 4:30 PM MUSIC 2 Comments

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Aug. 17-24, 2017. more

Aug 17, 2017 10:44 AM Picks Playlists

Kainalu, a new project from UW-Madison graduate Trent Prall, gives chillwave a funk infusion while paying tribute to his Hawaiian heritage. Check out his his debut EP, Bloom Lagoon. more

Aug 11, 2017 4:20 PM MUSIC

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Aug. 10-17, 2017. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM Picks Playlists

Over a six-decade career, Glen Campbell recorded in about every style you can imagine. more

Aug 9, 2017 1:17 PM Vinyl Cave

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Alllison Geyer

Booted from their space on West Dayton Street earlier than anticipated, Cafe Coda co-founders Hanah Jon Taylor and Susan Fox hope to move their jazz club to a vacant storefront on Willy Street. more

Aug 4, 2017 4:07 PM MUSIC

Brother Ali performs "Forest Whitaker" at an intimate Isthmus Live Session at the Isthmus offices in downtown Madison, Wisconsin on July 28, 2017. more

Aug 3, 2017 3:25 PM Isthmus Live Sessions

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