• Brian Garrity

    Punk godfathers

    If fame were measured by influence, Dillinger Four would be one of the biggest bands on the planet. The Minneapolis-based punk quartet have become the unlikely elder statesmen of a scene populated by countless bands that they inspired. more »

    Oct 2, 2015 MUSIC

  • The art of healing

    An exhibit sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness aims to reduce stigma around depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and other mental disorders. more »

    Oct 2, 2015 ARTS & CULTURE

  • Audience testing

    Wisconsin Wrights Play Festival introduces new works into the theatrical landscape. more »

    Oct 2, 2015 Stage

  • Ode to New Zealand

    The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and conductor Andrew Sewell have a tantalizing program in store for the opening Masterworks concert, Friday, Oct. 2, 8 pm in the Overture Center’s Capitol Theater. more »

    Oct 1, 2015 Stage

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    “I’m the constant”

    Caribbean-born singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading is in the midst of what will be her final major tour, which includes an Oct. 6 performance at the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Shannon Hall. more »

    Oct 1, 2015 MUSIC

  • TruTV

    October TV: Last of the fall premieres

    From network dramas like “The Blacklist” and “The Good Wife” to unusual comedies like “Billy on the Street,” your DVR is likely to max out with all the good programming premiering in October. more »

    Oct 1, 2015 TV & Video

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What to Do
  • Isthmus Live Sessions: Dessa

    She may be the lone female member of Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree, but that’s not all that makes Dessa stand out. She’s also a skilled poet with a college degree in philosophy and has released more novels than she has solo albums. more »

  • Isthmus Live Sessions: San Fermin at Bright Red Studios

    San Fermin is a band that commands the stage. At a recent Isthmus Live Sessions at Bright Red Studios, the Brooklyn, N.Y., octet turned an intimate setting into funky, wall-to-wall raucousness. more »

  • Isthmus Live Sessions: Cloud Cult

    Rather than concentrate on any one part of their prolific career, Duluth, Minn,. art pop collective Cloud Cult chose to play four songs from four different albums at a recent Isthmus Live Session. more »


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