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The fun factor

The Motorz never had a master plan. They never dreamed of world domination. And they still don't. 'Basically, we don't think, we just do,' laughs the bespectacled Urban, who's currently putting the finishing touches on the two full-length albums the foursome will release in June. >More
 The Decemberists sail through a great show in Madison

Spring's first muggy show of 2007 formed a line down State St. and around the corner to the Orpheum's doors early Friday evening. The mid April sun beat down on mildly perspiring heads, but Mother Nature could not compare to the hot lights and sweltering sounds that left The Decemberists' audience drenched to the bone. >More
 The Coup bring more than a little heat to Madison

The Memorial Union Terrace came alive last night for one of the first times this season, loosely filled with people trying to pretend the night was warmer than it really was. >More
 The bland leading the bland

When I turned on Z104 last Sunday night and committed myself to listening to all four hours of Ryan Seacrest's American Top 40, I pledged to have an open mind. >More
 Leslie Hall brings the LY's, and her gem sweaters, to Madison

It's important to understand that Leslie Hall, School of the Museum of Fine Arts graduate and Ames, Iowa native, is brilliant. The gem sweater proponent is the most brilliant regionalist, perhaps, since fellow Iowan Grant Wood. >More
 Best of the blues

The contest takes place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, at the Brink Lounge, and the winner will get a chance to compete in the 2008 edition of the International Blues Challenge. Several acts from around the state are slated to participate, including Mud Angels, Bobby Bryan & the Original Downtown Players, and Queenie & the Blue Cats. >More
 Lust and betrayal

French conductor Laurent Campellone will make his American debut at the podium, guiding the Madison Symphony Orchestra through the opera's lush score. >More
 Blogging the Neko Case concert at the Barrymore

"Don't worry, I don't expect anyone to agree with me," concludes Kiki Schueler in her review of Neko Case's latest show in Madison. The golden-voiced star of indie rock and country noir swung by town on Monday night, performing with her Bloodshot Records compatriots Kelly Hogan and The Jon Rauhouse Quintet to an overflowing house at the Barrymore Theatre. >More
 Funny smoke and national radio in the Netherlands

There is a funny smoke that hangs in the air in Amsterdam music clubs. Last Friday night, we played until 2 a.m. and could barely drive home. >More
 MAMAs announces performers at 2007 awards show

Organizers for the fourth annual Madison Area Music Awards announced the local musicians who will be playing at the 2007 ceremony, which will be held at the Barrymore Theater on Saturday, May 12. >More
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