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A season in hell

It's easy to see why Eastern European folk has been an influence on the avant-garde, cabaret-punk music of Barbez. >More
 A new and improved Buffali to debut at non-profit fundraiser

Andrew Yonda and Clare Fehsenfeld, who together comprise the Buffali, will be playing their first Madison gig in some time on Thursday at the High Noon Saloon. The group are debuting a full backing band, a handful of new songs and, they say, a newer sound. >More
 The name game

Guitarist Bill Frisell doesn't worry about genres and musical classifications. He has a Promethean command of harmony and can improvise in pretty much any context. From pop to free jazz, from American folk to world music-he's played it all in an evolving style that's gauzy and ambient one minute, muscular and elemental the next. >More
 The hits keep on coming

In last weekend's concerts at Overture Hall, the Madison Symphony Orchestra offered music by three mainstream composers of the 19th century, in a program designed both to appeal to, and to tease, mainstream tastes. >More
 Minneapolis and Madison meet up at the High Noon

Cultures clashed and genres collided during the second annual Minnie-Mad Fest at the High Noon Saloon on Friday. Seven -- count 'em -- seven bands took the stage at the High Noon sponsored event, with Pale Young Gentlemen and Birthday Suits being surprise guests. >More
 Reverence with a beat

Madison boasts a rich community of traditionally minded musicians. These players and songwriters explore various strains of America's musical roots with a vigor and proficiency that make them both loving preservationists and active participants. A recent addition to this community is the Cajun Strangers, whose lively brand of traditional Cajun music has led them from local dance floors to international acclaim. >More
 Scoops for the week of Oct. 19-26

 Crazy old coots

If money actually mattered to Eugene Chadbourne and Jimmy Carl Black, they might hire an agent and book a place like the Barrymore or the Majestic for their upcoming Madison appearance. >More
 Name that band!

Before settling on the explosive name Ka-Boom!Box, members of the Madison dubtronica-pop collective were on a band retreat near Black River Falls when a Wal-Mart built on an old landfill blew up -- the result of a careless employee taking a cigarette break out back. >More
 Alabama music comes to Madison this fall

For a period of 20 years, the recording scene in Muscle Shoals, Ala. produced a near-bottomless trove of classic hit records that not only spanned genres, but often helped create them. In the coming weeks, Madison audiences will be treated to several shows by Shoals-based artists, each of whom bridges the eras of its musical history. >More
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