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Reid Kurkerewicz

After 23 years of selling records to punk and metal fans, Ear Wax Record Shop has closed its doors. Owner Rob Cleveland says his landlord declined to renew the lease, and shares what he’ll miss most about filling this niche. 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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Exit interview: Reid Kurkerewicz talks to Slow Pulp about the band’s decision to move to Chicago. The up-and-coming indie rock band is excited about moving to a larger market. more

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Scott Markus

Madison power pop band Sunspot explores paranormal phenomena in its new album “The Wonders of the Invisible World.” They release the album at Ruby Madison on April 13. more

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We take a look at this year’s documentaries in the Wisconsin Film Festival’s “Wisconsin’s Own” category. The docs cover a wide range, from police shootings to outsider artists. more

Movies

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Scotify

Reid Kurkerewicz talks to Daniel Kaplan about his latest project, Son!, and how he’s grown as a musician since Lord of the Fly. more

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Mark O’Connell, author of “The Close Encounters Man” talks with Isthmus about his biography of ufologist J. Allen Hynek. O’Connell is at the Wisconsin Book Festival on Nov. 4. more

Isthmus Cover Stories

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Scotify

At Madison’s underground house parties new bands get to experiment and grow. Reid Kurkewicz reports from a basement on West Mifflin Street. more

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Riley Steinbrenner

Featuring Aviva Kleinfeldt’s lilting vocals and glimmering guitar from Brendan Manley, Dash Hounds have risen from the ashes of indie darlings Modern Mod. more

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