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Musical thrill rides: Buckle up for 25 exciting concerts by Madison bands in fall 2012

Madison is in for a turbulent fall, musically speaking. And that's not necessarily a problem. Don't get me wrong: Peaceful times aren't bad for the arts. Madison residents create plenty of good music while grinding away at graduate degrees and retiling their bathrooms. But the next few months will make local musicians discover how resourceful and tenacious they are. Change is on the horizon. >More
 The Tiny Band enchants with wee instruments

Size matters to the Tiny Band, a local ensemble that includes Lisa Marine and Julia Ziemer of garage-waltz purveyors the Pointy Birds, Matt Appleby of klezmer outfit Yid Vicious, and Dan Hobson of proto-grunge trailblazers Killdozer. They play rock 'n' roll on the smallest instruments they can find. >More
 Frank Productions and True Endeavors merge to promote indie concerts in Madison and beyond

Frank Productions has tapped Tag Evers, founder and owner of the 20-year-old concert-promotion outfit True Endeavors, to lead a new division that books local and regional performances. >More
 Madison musicians stand with Russia's Pussy Riot

It's hard to imagine a more infuriating ordeal than that of Pussy Riot, the Russian punk band and performance-art guerrilla squad that's been in the news lately. The charges three of its members face -- "hooliganism" and "religious hatred" -- are viewed as a mockery of justice everywhere in the world, except in the court that convicted them recently. They were sentenced to two-year prison terms after performing in a church to protest President Vladimir Putin. >More
 On your mark, get set, go to these fall 2012 concerts around Madison

The Olympics are over, but the epic displays of power and talent have just begun. Instead of crowding around a TV for hours on end, race to local venues for these fall concerts. New shows will be announced throughout the fall. >More
 A personal history of the Project Lodge

The Project Lodge has enjoyed its share of adulation this year. Consider the February Kickstarter campaign that raised $9,000 for the all-ages venue, which will depart East Johnson Street in late September as Good Style Shop moves in. It summoned a wave of warm-and-fuzzy feelings and prompted lots of musicians and artists to evangelize about the venue's importance. >More
 The Emperors of Wyoming create country-rock from far-flung locations

The Emperors of Wyoming's first record drops Sept. 17 and includes a haunting country ballad that sounds as though Tom Petty and Tom Waits got it on. "The idea for the song was to tell it through the eyes of someone whose life was changed forever by someone they loved," says vocalist/guitarist Phil Davis. >More
 Changes on East Johnson: The Project Lodge to move out as Good Style Shop moves in

The Project Lodge will leave 817 East Johnson St. in late September, when its lease expires. The all-ages music venue and art space has occupied the storefront since February 2008. Good Style Shop -- a vintage-fashion shop, record store and music venue at 402 East Washington Ave. -- will move in October 1. >More
 Scenes from Live on King St. with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, PHOX (slideshow)

Reminding us that summer doesn't last forever, the air on King Street was slightly crisp (we won't call it chilly) on Friday night as PHOX and Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers charmed a block-full of music lovers. >More
 Demystifying Kicksville

Kicksville is many things, including a Madison band and self-described "multimedia freak show." One thing it's not is a crack marketing team. If anything, details make this project even more mysterious -- and, strangely, more interesting. >More
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