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Corey Rich

Madison band Searchlights featured in “The Dawn Wall,” a film documenting a near-impossible ascent of El Cap in Yosemite National Park. Read more


“Documentaries aren’t just one thing!” Cinematheque’s “Spotlight on Documentary” series explores the wide-ranging possibility of documentaries and alums’ sweeping achievements Read more


“The Meyerowitz Stories” takes too long to find its footing, but strong performances and a witty script save the film — eventually. Read more


Three Madison filmmakers have just secured distribution with Uncork’d Entertainment for their debut horror movie “The Nursery.” Read more



Eric Schwierske

Audience favorites Woodrow release their second EP, “Buds & Thorns,” at the High Noon Saloon on Sept. 29. Hear it first right here. Read more



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. Read 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. Read more

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Forged out of a breakup and a Craigslist ad, Skyline Sounds expands and refines their voice with a sophomore album, “Glances.” Read more


With new album “Fairydust,” Golden Donna excels at sonic trickery — setting a scene and subtly manipulating everything around it, until finally you realize everything’s different: You’re not in Kansas anymore. Read more



Ebru Yildiz

Kip Berman, the charismatic songwriter at the center of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, finds it hard to go back on tour after becoming a father. The band is at the High Noon Saloon June 23. Read more



Kyle Dean Reinford

Violents (producer Jeremy Larson) and Monica Martin (former PHOX frontwoman) join forces on “Awake and Pretty Much Sober,” an album of mellow electro-pop. Read more


Cloud Cult’s new album “The Seeker” is a story told in light and sound. The band takes the experience on tour this summer, performing live alongside screenings of the film. They bring the experience to the Majestic Theatre on June 2. Read more



Griffin Pett

Madison’s indie rockers Miyha are on the move. They play a benefit for the newly launched Half-Stack Sessions on May 13 at the Wil-Mar Center. Read more


Although they’ve mostly released electronic music, Madison’s Vesten Records is looking to expand. They’ve signed the up-and-coming Dash Hounds, and hope to add a physical location to their virtual company. Read more

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Just when you thought you had enough of the undead, the new Netflix series “Santa Clarita Diet” provides a bloody twist on the family sitcom, and it stars a fantastic Drew Barrymore. Read more

TV & Video

FilmStruck, the video-on-demand service launched in November, is a chance for film snobs and cinephiles to enjoy rare, classic movies not available elsewhere. Read more


UW-Cinematheque rolls out its first-ever 3-D film series, with a thrilling lineup including everything from Hitchcock and Herzog to “Gravity” and “Star Wars.” Read more


Driven by drummer Wendy Staats’ airtight rhythm and Mike Huberty’s expressive vocals, Madison’s Sunspot delivers a catchy new pop EP. Read more


A new documentary shadows Milwaukee’s Brewcity Bruisers roller derby team. The Mad Rollin’ Dolls are sponsoring a screening Dec. 17 at the Majestic Theater. Read more