Andy Moore

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

Apr 23, 2015 6:15 AM Andy Moore


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

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


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

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


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

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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

Sep 20, 2017 5:00 AM Comedy


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

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


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

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC 1 Comments


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

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


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

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM Stage 1 Comments


Anthony Scarlati

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

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


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

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Ashutosh Sharma

Locally, Ankur Malhotra is one of the faces behind the Musique Electronique stage. But he’s leading a double life, traveling back and forth to India to record Indian musicians and press them on vinyl. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC



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

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Connie Ward

Folk rocker Nick Brown’s new release shows his mastery over imagery and composition. It features a number of Madison’s folk-rock luminaries. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Carolyn Fath

Beloved High Noon Saloon owner Cathy Dethmers celebrated the end of an era with Madison’s musical scenesters. She passes the torch to Frank Productions. more

May 1, 2017 3:00 PM MUSIC


Sarrah Danziger

Bronx-born Puerto Rican Alynda Lee Segarra embarks on a new sonic journey with “The Navigator,” the latest album from her band Hurray for the Riff Raff. Catch them at the High Noon April 29. more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

Local country music expert Bill Malone pens a fascinating new biography of bluegrass great Bill Clifton. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Books


Audre Rae

Corey Mathew Hart and Paul Mitch have paired up to produce an addictive debut album. Andy Moore reviews “Lost Lakes” in advance of the album release at High Noon Saloon March 9. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Jim Gill

Ed Garvey, attorney, labor activist and founder of Fighting Bob Fest, has died at age 76. He appeared in the 1990s as a commentator on Wisconsin Public Television’s "WeekEnd” news program. Andy Moore, the show’s senior news producer remembers Garvey. more

Feb 23, 2017 3:59 PM News 2 Comments