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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
 El Guante takes leave of Madison

Myhre: It seems that as tuition rises and the average UW student is more wealthy and privileged, the overall student body is becoming less interested in activism. The people and organizations who are making a difference are amazing and inspirational, but it's going to be a huge challenge for them to recruit from a seemingly shrinking pool of interested people. >More
 Tim Whalen's farewell tour

Tim Whalen checks in with the news that he is leaving Madison. The jazz pianist-composer-arranger-producer has taken a faculty post with the University of Toledo, and plans to depart next month to assume his first college teaching position. >More
 #1 Fan

On Jan. 29, 1996, Ben Folds Five played a show at Madison's Club de Wash - three weeks before the esteemed venue was destroyed in the Hotel Washington fire. Kiki Schueler thought about going to that show, but she couldn't convince any of her friends to come along. So she stayed home. It's a decision that has shaped her life ever since. >More
 Underground Man

Five years ago, Matt Fanale organized a musical going-away party for a member of the Madison industrial/ electronic hybrid Stromkern. He called the event Reverence, and it lasted just one night.This week the fifth annual Reverence (July 25-28) runs a full four nights, with shows at the Inferno and the High Noon Saloon. >More
 WSUM introduces 'Snake on the Lake Fest' to Madison

Party In The Park, a freewheeling afternoon of live music, DJ's and student reverie held at James Madison Park on the shores of Lake Mendota, will be no more. >More
 Hippie Christmas arrives early at the Majestic Theatre

It's usually only during the annual mid-August lease renewal period that gleaners both casual and dedicated can find treasures on curbs in the central neighborhoods of Madison. Every so often, though, a building in the process of renovation can briefly deposit many items ripe for recycling. That's the case with the Majestic Theatre, which is giving away its remaining furniture through the end of the day. >More
 A full menu at the High Noon Rock & Roll Buffet

While it is likely that area music lovers had seen one or more of these bands before, this was the first time such a wide variety had been collected into one place, complete with a menu. I may have been foolish, but I thought I probably had a big enough musical appetite to do the whole thing. >More
 Looking for The Twilight Sad at the Union Terrace

Jim Morrison keeping his back to the audience during The Doors' performances is legend. A sense of Jim's moody shyness taps into a dark and sexy place. But The Doors didn't have to compete with 4000 other bands that sounded just like them. And even if they did, Jim Morrison had a great ass. The Twilight Sad played a free show at the Memorial Union Terrace Friday night and made me mull all that over in my head and arrive at a conclusion: it's not 1965, kids. >More
 Future's so bright

Marques Bovre is back after not being in a band for a few years. And he's made changes that eerily mesh with the way popular music has changed in the past 15 years. >More
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