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

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The Barrymore Theatre will rock on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in “The Greatest War” concert on Nov. 11. more


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

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Post Social, a band that grew out of elementary school and middle school friendships, releases a grown-up fourth album. 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



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


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

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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

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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



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



Benjamin Zastrow

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



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



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



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


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



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



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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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