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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. Read more

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

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James Pederson

Sunspot’s music is sunny on one side and dark on the other. Quirky songs ripe with metaphors blur the lines between the paranormal and pop culture. Almost two decades in, the Madison power pop trio are making some of the best music of their career. Read more

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I've long admired this Madison rock trio for their tireless work ethic. Come weekends, they are road-bound for less glamorous parts of Wisconsin, where live gigs are still uncommon enough to be a big deal. Read more

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Sunspot is the Madison party-rock band that relentlessly tours Wisconsin and captures the energy of its travels in the zany podcast Sunspot Road Mania. But on its new three-song EP, Sunspot ventures way beyond party rock. Read more

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Back in August, I discussed a Madison rock band's efforts to take its live shows into the realm of multimedia theater as it toured the country. Now this group, Sunspot, is back in town, offering the fruits of its travels to local fans in a DVD. Read more

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Astronomers know sunspots as cool, dark areas of the sun's surface that result from a mother lode of magnetism. But here in Madison, stargazers of the musical variety think of local band Sunspot before they look to the heavens. Read more

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The boundary between sleep and wakefulness has intrigued artists and thinkers for centuries. Sunspot's new song "Hypnogogic" takes this somewhat academic topic and fuses it with one of the most common themes in rock 'n' roll -- love gone wrong. Read more

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Adam Perkins

Like all things Sunspot, my interview with the wayfaring Madison rock trio was just another stop on their crowded weekend itinerary. Read more

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Firecracker Studios

When the Crustacean Records showcase at South by Southwest ends early Friday morning, the three Madison bands opening the show will have played before an audience boasting enthusiastic local supporters. Members of the rock band Sunspot, the artists b Read more

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There is at least one Madison-based band that embarked for Austin earlier this week. The trio of Mike Huberty, Ben Jaeger, and Wendy Lynn Slaats, better known as Sunspot, are making a second trip down south in as many years to bring their harmonic ro Read more

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A sardonic paean to a tattooed, leather-jacketed longhair from out of town who vibed up the local scene for an hour or two. Download and listen! Read more

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Less than a year following their first trip to the South by Southwest multimedia festival in Austin, Sunspot are taking their "arena rock for geeks" back to the sandier climes of the country. Read more

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