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Madison Made Music Project announces song selections for benefit CD

The Madison Made Music Project has selected the 15 local musicians and groups whose songs will be featured on its homelessness benefit compilation album to be released in September. The artists -- many among the city's best-known acts in rock, hip-hop, jazz, reggae and folk -- represent one-tenth of the 151 local groups who originally submitted a song for inclusion in the project. >More
 Stubblefield and friends hold benefit for Charlie Brooks

The Madison teacher, mentor, and soul magnate suffers from Hepatitis C and was diagnosed on February 13, 2007 with colon cancer. He is now is two months into a 14-month regimen of weekly injections of Peginterferon, which leave him sick for three to four days. Out of work since February, his with struggles with disability insurance has caused considerable financial hardship. >More
 Man on the street

Among the musicians from Chicago and New Orleans performing at this weekend's Terrace Blues Festival will be a Madison original - Catfish Stephenson. >More
 Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival dances through the rain

Held at Lake Farm County Park, just south of Madison, this fourth edition of the annual late-summer music festival saw its largest Friday night crowd yet, topping 460 attendees. Over 600 music fans passed through the gate by 5 p.m. on Saturday, despite some steady precipitation. But no one complained about the rain. It has been so dry in fact that, despite an all day soaking; there was very little mud. >More
 The Go energize a small crowd at tour kickoff in Madison

The so-called garage rock takeover of the '00s came and went pretty quickly, at least as a pop culture touchstone. The White Stripes may have gone on to somewhat shocking mainstream popularity as an island of rock 'n' roll on the pop charts, but many of the bands in the wave as Detroit conquered the world have disappeared from the general public's radar. >More
 Traditional values

Now in its fourth year, the Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival is on a roll. Ticket sales are strong, Web sites that follow traditional American music are taking notice of it, and The Chicago Tribune tapped it as a good opportunity to catch American sounds in a relaxed, bucolic setting. >More
 Glowing with the Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Sextet

"The lead dude on the congas looks like the happy guy who owns the cabana in old Bogart and Hepburn movies; the one who's all 'Hey, how you doing!'" a friend said to me Saturday night at the CD release party for the Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Sextet at the High Noon Saloon. >More
 Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit charm Madison at the Union Terrace

A particular highlight of the first set was to watch the band take turns chugging from a bottle of Jack Daniel's. Isbell took over the right hand rhythm of the bassist and then snare duties for the drummer so that the music would continue as the bottle went from nearly full to nearly empty in a quick and inebriating minute. >More
 'On the second day of Reverence, my true love gave to me...'

Maybe it was the rain dance of thumping tribal beats and sweat soaked bouncing bodies that convinced the skies to open up and break their weeks-long drought. If so, we can thank night two of the fifth annual Reverence festival, which played host to three regional bands and a swarm of dedicated revelers. >More
 Hip-hop with a conscience

Kyle "El Guante" Myhre says goodbye to Madison next week, six years after he moved here from La Crosse to attend UW. >More
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