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LINER NOTES

Majestic Theatre adds several new shows for spring 2011

A smattering of shows have been added to the Majestic Theatre's calendar. >More
 Cake plays the Orpheum, Whitney Mann opens for Loretta Lynn, Mad Toast Live returns

Sacramento alternative-rock quintet Cake celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. If you think they peaked with "Never There," in 1998, you might not know that their new album, Showroom of Compassion, is Cake's first to debut at number one on the Billboard album chart. >More
 Forward Music Festival looks to revive after hiatus, Carolina Chocolate Drops return to Madison

The organizers of Madison's Forward Music Festival, which went on hiatus in 2010, are making a wholehearted effort to revive the event this fall. A revised structure and a new round of fundraising are on the horizon, along with a solid attempt to troubleshoot what went wrong in 2009. >More
 B-Side Records cuts staff, Joe Parisi reunites with Honor Among Thieves

Despite recently laying off his only two employees, B-Side Records owner Steve Manley says he has no plans to close the State Street record store he's run since 1982. "It's a labor of love for me," he says. "I hope to keep it open, one way or another, for as long as possible." >More
 Inkredibles sign DJ Pain 1, Wolfgang Lochner wins Madison Songwriters Guild competition

The Inkredibles, the Grammy-winning production team behind albums such as Jay Z's Blueprint 3 and Rick Ross' Teflon Don, recently signed Madison's DJ Pain 1. "I'm excited to be working with a team of that caliber," says Pain 1. >More
 Liner Notes: Forward Music Festival, farewells, Madison Hip-Hop Awards

Forward Music Festival is on hold until further notice, according to organizer Bessie Cherry. In its first two years, the ambitious fall festival succeeded in bringing high-profile touring musicians like Neko Case and Andrew Bird to town. The event also saved plenty of room for local musicians to play right alongside. >More
 Liner Notes: Steel Bridge Songfest, Zola Jesus, and more

Several Madison acts have been selected to take part in the sixth annual Steel Bridge Songfest this June in Sturgeon Bay. Blue Olives, Boheme '66, Elf Lettuce, Jeremiah Nelson, Jim Schwall, Josh Gregory, Justin Bricco, Little Marsh Overflow, Pauli Ryan, Pete Ress, Taki Allstars and Tony Menzer will spend a week in Door County, writing songs with 150 national bands and solo acts, including Texas troubadour James McMurtry. >More
 Madison Miscellany -- May 31, 2008

Epic at St. Mary's, Glenn Grothman goes after new UW chancellor, no photos at Hilldale, Wisconsin track and women's rowing at the NCAAs, and much more can be found in this latest round-up of online social media in Madison and Dane County. >More
 James Brown, Clyde Stubblefield and the Madison Area Music Awards

'I made James to a certain extent,' he said, 'but you won't see anyone's name but his on any of his albums. >More
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