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Top Ten moments of the 2007 Madison Area Music Awards... and the winners

Accepting for "Best Compilation Album," it made perfect sense for Art Paul Schlosser to say, "We would have world peace if more people worked together." >More
 Owen Temple, Brown Derby belly up at Mickey's

Mickey's has no illusions of ballroom grandeur. The bands played for tips, and they set up with their rhythm sections wedged so far back in the corner that you could almost forget they were there. Still, Mickey's is an undeniably charming place to see a show, intimate and interactive, with the crowd often being as much a part of the show as the band. >More
 Robbie Fulks gets his Revenge!

Robbie Fulks' career probably won't suddenly explode into the mainstream thanks to his new live album, Revenge! >More
 Duncan Sheik delivers mature and sad performance in Madison

About seven or so years ago a friend snagged me an autographed Duncan Sheik ticket at a show I couldn't attend. The signed stub still sits in a jar of seed beads, thread, and needles. I don't know why I ever chose such a resting place for my souvenir, but after the concert at Orpheum's Stage Door, Sheik proved he has a lot in common with the enjoyable yet challenging task of stringing things together. >More
 Ba Cissoko warms up a crowd at the High Noon Saloon

I won't pretend that I knew anything about Ba Cissoko or the kora before tonight, but I left the High Noon Saloon Thursday night after seeing the supremely entertaining West African dance band curious about both. >More
 After the Profits

"As a musician, I want to set my goals high," he says. "I want to be a better songwriter than Paul McCartney and a better showman than Bono." >More
 Ted Leo puts on a torrid show for Madison at Club 770

It didn't take long for Ted Leo to work up a sweat Thursday night on the low-ceilinged stage at Union South. By the end of a jam-heavy second number, sweat streamed down his face and dripped off his nose. >More
 An oral history

In the summer of 1996 I drove up to Lodi and spent an hour at a coffeeshop with Don Koellen, nephew of Crystal Corner founder Florence Weber. Over toast and a tape recorder, Koellen shared his memories of his aunt and the early days of the tavern. Below are excerpts from that interview. >More
 The Crystal Corner Bar at 60

I didn't know the history of the Crystal Corner Bar would be a window on Madison's past. I just liked hanging out there in the early '90s, back when I lived in a crummy old apartment on Spaight Street. >More
 Flailing for the people: Sonic globetrotters Antibalas wring Madison dry

With any luck, the Middleton high schoolers who didn't buy prom tickets spent their allowance money on the Antibalas concert, where they could dance 'til the free love shot out of their ears. >More
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