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Liner Notes: MadCabaret

 Blues brothers

The Cash Box Kings translate the spirits of Waters, Little Walter, Robert Johnson and other blues giants into quality recordings that rely on feel rather than studio trickery to make an impression. >More
 Rockabilly queen

Wanda Jackson, who performs at the High Noon Saloon on Sunday, Aug. 6, met Elvis Presley in 1955 when both singers were performing on a package tour. Jackson was just 17 at the time and pursuing a career in country music. But Presley advised her to start singing rockabilly, and she listened. >More
 Adventures in listening

As we enjoy the long days of summer, Madison's classical groups wind down their summer programs and may even get a little vacation, but not without their music. Instruments, metronomes and scores get packed in the car along with road snacks and suitcases because musicians can't afford to go more than a few days without practicing, especially in light of the challenging season ahead. >More
 Hip-hop farewell

If the Madison brand of hip-hop that has emerged in recent years is known for being smart, socially conscious and positive, give credit to rapper Rob Dz and DJ Brody Rose. >More
 Who was that masked man?

Don't let the white kabuki mask and the inverted KFC chicken bucket he wears on his head fool ya ' California-bred weirdo Buckethead is hardly a flash-in-the-pan ax hero. >More
 Electric Loung

Picture yourself meandering down the Madison Beltline at 5 p.m. on a Monday, aimlessly letting the scan button of your car radio navigate workout songs from Z104 and smart-ass smirks from Charlie. >More
 Thumbs up from Pitchfork

Charlemagne's Carl Johns describes the effect of a positive review in Pitchfork: "For better or worse, it makes you more legit in the eyes of many a fan these days." >More
 Hardcore nation

Not so long ago, punk hardcore was dominated by tough guys who liked to throw themselves around in a mosh pit. It wasn't a female-friendly culture, and its agenda did not include pro-women ideals of sexuality. >More
 Madison The BeautifulMy Madison song contest entry: The Untold Story

Just about everything that could go wrong did. The night before my first-ever recording session, to lay down the vocal track for "Madison the Beautiful," my entry into Madison's sesquicentennial song contest, I practiced for about an hour. On the morning of the day that I drove to coworker Tom Dehlinger's house in the town of Brooklyn, I practiced several more times. It felt as though I had swallowed broken glass. >More
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