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Neko Case, Bob Mould headline Forward Music Festival in Madison

Madison has hosted homegrown music festivals before, but few of them have been as ambitious as the new Forward Music Fest, which runs Sept. 19 and 20 at venues throughout the downtown, including the Orpheum, the Majestic and the High Noon Saloon. >More
 Richie Cole highlights an evening at the Isthmus Jazz Festival

For five minutes on the Memorial Union Terrace last Friday night, one man's gentle command of an alto saxophone beat back the honky-tonk energy of a few thousand beer drinkers. >More
 Roy Haynes creates a rhythm all his own

Roy Haynes didn't look or act like any 83-year-old man I've ever encountered last Saturday night at the Isthmus Jazz Festival's marquee concert. From the moment he ambled on stage at the Wisconsin Union Theater dressed in a wild op-art shirt and loose-fitting white satin pants, you got the feeling that this jazz legend just might live up to his advance billing as the "greatest living drummer in jazz." >More
 Scoops for the week of June 13-19

 The Kissers say 'Farewell for Now' to Madison in goodbye show at High Noon

Much like the inevitable, difficult end of a happy love affair, the farewell performance by The Kissers left its lovers -- an enthusiastic and loyal local fan base -- exhausted, exhilarated and sad. Appropriately enough, the Irish rock band made their goodbyes at the High Noon Saloon, the successor to the original O'Cayz Corral where they originally made their name with their Pogues covers on Monday nights ten years ago. >More
 Pat MacDonald: The future's so right

Thirty-nine years and a thousand songs ago, Pat MacDonald got the shit kicked out of him by members of the Green Bay West High School football team. MacDonald had committed the crime of wearing his hair long, and in those days, particularly within three miles of the sanctuary called Lambeau Field, that just didn't fly. >More
 The Memorial Union Terrace presents a strong summer lineup

Madisonians' warm-weather love affair with the UW Memorial Union Terrace would continue even without the annual alfresco "Hot Summer Nights" music series. The beer, brats and picturesque waterside setting guarantee it. But the Wisconsin Union Directorate's summer-long series of free concerts (which kicks off this weekend with the Isthmus Jazz Festival) sure doesn't hurt the head count at the lakeside venue. >More
 The Ancora String Quartet pit Beethoven vs. Tchaikovsky

Given the long, rich history of the UW's Pro Arte Quartet, it is easy to overlook the existence of another resident ensemble whose rise to distinction demands recognition and support: the Ancora String Quartet. >More
 A goodbye for Drew Glackin of The Silos

I'll pay my respects for Drew Glackin at a High Noon memorial and fundraiser Thursday. The bassist for The Silos shouldn't be dead. But in January he died at the age of 44 from a terrible scourge that kills and disables many artists -- the lack of health insurance. >More
 The Frequency 'waves' hello to Madison music scene

Darwin Sampson's promising new live music club The Frequency opened its doors on Friday night with an invite-only preview show featuring Stephanie Rearick, Awesome Car Funmaker and The Treats. This varied lineup of bands represents the kind of musical diversity Sampson is hoping to bring to the club just off the Capitol Square as he books local bands to play every weekend this summer. >More
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