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Inside the green rooms

In Madison, these havens run the gamut from posh to paltry. Talk to any gigging musician and you're liable to hear all sorts of green-room horror stories, and even the occasional glowing review. >More
 Gigs gone haywire

Experienced Madison musicians have been put on the spot on stage more than once. They've learned the art of thinking on their feet (and on their stage pedals) to survive haywire engagements with common sense and a little luck. >More
 Ask a Madison musician

Jessica Steinhoff asks local talent what musician they wish they could be and what superpowers they would have. >More
 The Box Social: Madison Music Project interview and performance

The Box Social puts on, according to Isthmus critic Tom Laskin, "very much a brown-bottle kind of performance - anxious, inspired, sentimental, loose in all the right places." >More
 The Motorz: Madison Music Project interview and performance

The Motorz, acknowledged by many to be one of Madison's rockingest bands, closed the bill at Isthmus' Madison Music Project show on October 12 at the High Noon Saloon. >More
 The Grizzlies: Madison Music Project interview and performance

The Grizzlies opened the October episode of Isthmus' Madison Music Project concert series with a set of the kind of guitar pop that has attracted increasingly larger audiences to their shows since the band played its first gig nearly a year ago. >More
 Jessica ThompsonMore bands than fans?

When booking gigs, bands should look at what else is going on that weekend to see if there might be conflicts of audience. Musicians should also reach out to all media outlets and let them know of their upcoming shows. Listings and flyers are always important in spreading the word. >More
 Elliott KozelThe latest & greatest

I think the next big thing in Madison is going to be a hit single or maybe a video. It seems like that's the way things are moving lately. Nobody cares about CDs or LPs anymore. Now, it remains to be seen if any Madison bands have what it takes to get a hit single. >More
 His & Her VanitiesPeople to people

Complete silence. There's been times when we've been playing, and we get to a quiet part in a song to find the audience completely silent. I'm amazed by that. >More
 The Box Social: Mainstream bound?

You can tell from the way Nick Junkunc talks about music that he wasn't really meant for this age. At 21, the Box Social singer/guitarist refers to his rangy, Replacements-styled band's latest CD as a "record." Most of his musical heroes also hail from the glory days of alt-rock. Forget the latest emo, screamo and indie-rock sensations. >More
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