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Digging into Modern Mod's Tunnels

Singer Emily Massey says a tunnel is just the right metaphor for the debut album by Modern Mod, the band she leads with bassist Alivia Kleinfeldt, guitarist Cal Pocernich and drummer Brendan Manley. >More
 Taking the plunge with Modern Mod

If you'd called Emily Massey a musician just a few years ago, she would have corrected you. She was a dancer who trained with Madison Ballet. Her dad, Mike Massey, was the main musician of the family. He wrote the score to the company's 2013 hit, Dracula. >More
 Madison folk musicians give back with the third annual Wintersong concert

For Anna Vogelzang, the annual Wintersong concert is a labor of love. A musician herself, Vogelzang organized the first Wintersong concert two years ago. It has since grown into one of the area's biggest folk music events, with all the proceeds going to the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. >More
 Building on Buildings' first LP finds beauty in chilling moments of loss and grief

Building on Buildings' Erin Fuller and Connie Ward have been making beautiful noise as a duo since 2012, but 2014 has been their most fruitful year yet. >More
 Isthmus Live Sessions: Wintersong 2014

Charity and collaboration coalesce at Wintersong, the third edition of an annual benefit concert that features an impressive lineup of local folk musicians. These artists visited the Isthmus office last week to record a special holiday edition of Isthmus Live Sessions. >More
 Can Otis Redding songs teach a baby to love music?

In 1967, the 26-year-old rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Redding died in Madison's Lake Monona when his plane crashed en route to a concert here. Madison has not taken this piece of music history lightly. >More
 Isthmus Live Sessions: Three songs by Mikhael Paskalev

For a Norway-born and relatively new artist, Mikhael Paskalev sure feels familiar. Chalk it up to those Hollywood looks or Risky Business-like confidence, but the guy seems downright American. >More
 Footloose and fancy with Shane Shane

Shane O'Neill moved away from Madison a few years ago, but the cofounder of local theater-punk act Screamin' Cyn Cyn & the Pons is stoked to return for a little while. Specifically, he's "stoked for the squash curry at Lao Laan Xang, the huevos rancheros at Daisy Cafe, the pad Thai at Bandung and the World's Greatest Sandwich at Mickey's Tavern." >More
 Isthmus Live Sessions: 'Susie' by Mikhael Paskalev

From his effortless voice to his signature fedora look, Mikhael Paskalev is charming. >More
 How a guitar-shop jam session and a well-timed tweet thrust Dolores into the limelight

A tweet involving Madison-area bands Dolores and PHOX has sparked a chain reaction. "There's a new band in town called Dolores, and my heart is so happy," PHOX singer Monica Martin posted on Facebook last month. "Someone just tweeted their EP at us." >More
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