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On the weekend of the Fall Equinox, a beautiful farm north of Madison will transform into a two-day art and music festival, and the lineup is absolutely stacked with local talent. more

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Greg Zelek, Madison Symphony Orchestra’s principal organist, has designed a magnificent Concert Organ Season. The concerts include some of the nation’s finest players, including Zelek’s Juilliard mentor and classmates. more

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Beefus, Madison’s rocking merry pranksters, release a new album, “Busted Teeth Fandango.” If you can get past the grossness, it’s pretty brilliant. more

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On Sept. 9, Ancora Quartet completed the final leg of a tour that involved concerts in the U.S. and Germany with the magnificent mezzo-soprano Melinda Paulsen. more

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Isthmus' music writers weigh in on the season's most promising concerts, at venues large and small. more

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On “Big Dogs,” the new album from Madison indie-pop duo Seasaw, Meg Golz and Eve Wilczewski have evolved from their quirky folk roots to embrace a more driving rock sound. more

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Dequadray’s blend of rap and R&B immerses listeners into his world, being a black queer college student in Madison. more

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Cafe Coda’s former downtown space is being demolished for a new hotel. But the jazz club is reopening on Willy Street, contributing to a burgeoning east side jazz scene. more

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Token Creek Chamber Music Festival debuts 29th season with program also featuring works by modern composer James Primosch. more

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Watch singer-songwriter duo Count This Penny perform at an intimate Isthmus Live Session at the Isthmus offices in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. more

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Madison Media Institute, a for-profit college that trained students for jobs in the music industry, confirms it is closing its doors at the end of the year. more

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Although the members of the Projection People are scattered around the country, the electronic rockers have released an excellent new album, “Cloudbathing.” It’s a product of several years of digital collaboration. more

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The label “Americana” usually brings to mind genres like traditional folk, bluegrass or country. But the Milwaukee duo Nickel & Rose is redefining the style by infusing bluegrass with African and African American sounds. more

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Justin Hayward, the voice of the Moody Blues, plays the refurbished Barrymore Theatre on Aug. 30. Isthmus talks with Hayward about the influence of Buddy Holly and his songwriting process. 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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Heavy on irony and on music, Lords of the Trident create head-banging music with a theatrical flair. They release a seventh album on Aug. 24 and headline Mad With Power Fest the next night. more

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