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A musical whirlwind of my favorite albums from 2008

If there's one thing I'm sure of, it's that my taste in music is pretty eclectic, if not eccentric at times. As such, my take on this past year's releases veers slightly off the beaten path. >More
 BoDeans faithful rock the Barrymore for Boxing Day

Twenty years ago the BoDeans created a logo to say something about who they are. It's a circle with a heart in the middle and a cross on top. Like everything BoDeans, it's a symbol of fidelity. >More
 The top ten stories in Madison music of 2008

In 2007, the revival of the Majestic Theater as a concert space was my Madison music story of the year. This year, a few people with an awesome vision for a major musical festival made my choice easy. >More
 Winning spins: My top ten Madison albums of 2008

Here are my 10 favorites of 2008. Here's something else: I've lived in this town for 16 years. I've spent 12 of those years writing about local music. And there are more great Madison recordings from this year than any year I can remember. >More
 Guitars for Vets: Lessons for veterans suffering from PTSD

Together with his guitar teacher, Patrick Nettesheim, Dan Van Buskirk founded a nonprofit organization called Guitars for Vets, which aims to bring music instruction to veterans with psychological disorders like PTSD and schizophrenia. >More
 Droids Attack annihilates holiday cheer in Destroy All Christmas V

To many of us here in Madison, Christmas is a symbol of a number of things we'd prefer to avoid: church services, children's choirs, two-ton fruitcake and the soul-crushing stress of gifting. Luckily, local stoner-metal outfit Droids Attack has created just the antidote: a yearly celebration called "Destroy All Christmas." >More
 Sunspot are on tour, endlessly

Like all things Sunspot, my interview with the wayfaring Madison rock trio was just another stop on their crowded weekend itinerary. >More
 MadTracks -- 'Celebrate' by OX

As an artist, having an established scene for your product helps, especially if you're seeking a record deal. As such, when OX received an acceptance letter from the University of Minnesota a few weeks back, he immediately saw it as an opportunity to further not just his education but his musical career. >More
 Madison Music Makers take the stage at the High Noon

The Madison Music Makers program schedules several formal concerts a year for its sixty students in venues ranging from local churches to the stately Overture Center, but on a chilly Sunday afternoon they got together somewhere a little more casual: the High Noon Saloon. >More
 The Gomers announce Slappy Hour Variety Special in surreal conference call

Andy Wallman and Biff Blumfumgagnge of the eclectic Madison band the Gomers held a slightly awkward cyber press conference on Friday afternoon to announce the Slappy Hour Variety Special, a live-music event slated to be held at the Frequency nightclub twice a month. >More
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