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Lou and Peter Berryman give New Yorkers a taste of Madison-made folk music

Lou and Peter Berryman and their witty, Wisconsin-themed folk tunes are known far beyond the state's borders. They've been recorded by notable folkies like Claudia Schmidt, and Pete Seeger said "A Chat With Your Mother" is "one of the great American folk songs of the 20th century." Now the accordion-toting act will be honored in New York City's Greenwich Village, where the folk revival of the 1960s took shape. >More
 Local Love Fest is a passionate ode to Madison's music scene

There's no shortage of love songs around Valentine's Day, but what about odes to local musicians who create those songs? Enter Local Love Fest, a yearly compilation album that features local bands covering other local bands. The fourth edition debuts at a Feb. 7 show at the High Noon Saloon and one on Feb. 8 at the Crystal Corner Bar. >More
 Vanishing Kids resurface in Madison after a long, mysterious hiatus

Vanishing Kids is an apt name for the band led by Fitchburg's Nikki Drohomyreky and Jason Hartman. After forming in Madison in 2000, they released a flurry of dark, complex rock records and relocated to the West Coast multiple times. They eventually settled in Portland, Ore., where they put out a split 7-inch in 2009. Then there were no new songs or concerts. Years went by, and still nothing. It looked like they had disappeared. >More
 Signal Dreams joins roster of Madison-based record labels

Madison's experimental-music catalog is about to expand. On Feb. 1, a new record label called Signal Dreams will release recordings by far-out local synthesizer act Noxroy and avant-garde violinist Troy Schafer. Noxroy will perform at Good Style Shop the same night. >More
 Califone captivate the High Noon with stirring indie pop from throughout their 17-year career

In their visit to the High Noon Saloon Thursday night, Califone rewarded audience members who braved negative temperatures with a quietly uplifting show that covered multiple decades of their repertoire. >More
 Patty Griffin covers all the bases with remarkably different albums American Kid and Silver Bell

In 2013 Patty Griffin showed just how far she's come in her career, so her 2014 tour, which stops at the High Noon Saloon on Jan. 29, should be full of amazing performances. Last May the singer-songwriter released American Kid, her first album of all-new material since 2007's Children Running Through. Then October brought Silver Bell, an album recorded in 2000 but never officially released by A&M Records. >More
 Four nights at FRZN Fest 2014: From Lizzo to Superchunk

When the third annual FRZN Fest stormed into Madison this past weekend, it was anything but frigid. Ranging from hip-hop to desert folk to Diarrhea Planet, four nights of shows at the High Noon Saloon kept the crowd's eardrums toasty. >More
 Kick winter to the curb with these 40 touring pop concerts in Madison

Now that the days are getting a tad longer and warmer, you can put a bit of your heat-and-electricity budget toward something truly hot and electrifying: live music by some of the most exciting touring acts in the business. >More
 UW music professor Richard Davis to receive prestigious jazz award at Lincoln Center

Richard Davis, a UW music professor and world-renowned jazz bassist, will be honored with a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship at New York City's Lincoln Center on Monday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. The NEA will livestream the awards ceremony and a related concert that evening. >More
 Horseshoes & Hand Grenades gallop into Madison music scene with This Old Town

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades made a big mark on Madison's concert calendar in 2013, gigging with local bands as well as national acts like the Infamous Stringdusters and Pert' Near Sandstone. Every show, it seems, is a celebration. They'll headline the Majestic Theatre's Wisconsin Bluegrass Festival (Saturday, Jan. 11) then bring down the Stoughton Opera House with Charlie Parr (Saturday, March 15). >More
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