Garbage (band)


The Sylvee isn’t finished, but the new 2,500-seat venue has announced an impressive fall lineup: The Decemberists, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Death Cab for Cutie, and Madison’s beloved Garbage. Read more



Joseph Cultice

“This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake” is a coffee table book about Garbage, Madison’s most famous band. And, believe us, it’s not half bad. Read more



David Michael Miller

The Madison premiere of “The Smart Studios Story” was a purely Madison experience, a raucous lovefest best appreciated if you’ve spent a good amount of time in the city. Read more



Rataj Berard

A sold-out Orpheum crowd showered Garbage with love throughout a thundering, two-hour show Sunday night. The grunge-era pioneers loved them right back by loosely recreating their debut record to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its release. Read more



Liz Laribee

Not many bands take their name from a derogatory comment describing how a piece of music sounds, but that’s what happened in the case of Garbage. This year the group with Madison roots is commemorating the anniversary of its 1995 debut record. Read more



Sam Clarke

Yellow ponchos dotted the Duck Pond Thursday during Pondamonium, a new music fest helmed by the Madison Mallards. Though the venue usually hosts Mallards baseball games, it was a good fit for a rainy evening of concerts. The field's mud zones were ni Read more


I'm almost positive I hadn't heard a single song before trying it out on the headphones at a record store in Lincoln, Neb., in August 1995. Minutes later, I bought the CD. Read more

A & E

This review of Garbage's "Version 2.0" was originally published in the May 15, 1998 edition of "Isthmus". Read more

From the archives

This cover story was originally published in the March 8, 1996 edition of "Isthmus". Read more

From the archives


Palmer Saylor III

This story was originally published in the April 1, 2005 edition of "Isthmus". Read more

From the archives

This cover story was originally published in the September 21, 2001 edition of "Isthmus". Read more

From the archives


Elias Tahan

Madison's top rockers find a new pop sound after a seven-year break. Read more


Madison rock legends Garbage have released a video for "Blood for Poppies," the first single from the band's new album, "Not Your Kind of People", due out May 15. It's the first Garbage album since 2005's "Bleed With Me". Read more


Madison's pop contenders move out of the studio and into the clubs. Read more

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