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MUSIC

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
 Giving in to garage-punk revivalism

When rock veers hard to the hostile and visceral side, it often finds a wealth of sonic variety and eccentric musicianship, almost in spite of itself. That cycle has been playing out the last few years on labels like In the Red, Goner, HoZac and Douchemaster Records, whose releases often revel in some combination of garage, punk or power-pop revivalism, frequently harsh-edged but with a cheerful instinct for hooks. >More
 Garbage Day in Madison: Photos and tweets from Pondamonium

Poncho or no, Madison music fans had a blast at Warner Park Thursday as The Flaming Lips, Garbage, Dum Dum Girls and more played to a soggy, muddy, happy crowd. We have aggregated tweets and photos, including several from the bands themselves, using Storify. >More
 Garbage and the Flaming Lips shine at first-ever Pondamonium

Yellow ponchos dotted the Duck Pond Thursday during Pondamonium, a new music fest helmed by the Madison Mallards. Though the venue usually hosts Mallards baseball games, it was a good fit for a rainy evening of concerts. The field's mud zones were nicely limited, and the stadium felt cozy compared to the sprawl and squalor of many big outdoor fests. >More
 Scenes from Pondamonium: Dum Dum Girls, Garbage and The Flaming Lips (slideshow)

Dodging raindrops, the pitcher's mound and a few muddy spots, a few thousand Madison music fans gathered at the Warner Park ball diamond -- a.k.a. the Duck Pond -- for an afternoon and evening of rock 'n roll on Thursday for the Pondamonium concert with Dum Dum Girls, Garbage, and The Flaming Lips. >More
 Searching for neo-Nazi bands in Wisconsin

Most Americans never encounter neo-Nazi music. Few even know it exists. Wade Michael Page -- the man who murdered six people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin -- may be their only glimpse into this cesspool of hatred. Hours after Sunday's tragedy, reporters began stressing Page's role in racist rock groups End Apathy and Definite Hate. By Tuesday morning, they had thrust hate music into the national limelight. >More
 Dawes works out a classic L.A. rock sound

In three short years Dawes has become one of America's shiniest rock 'n' roll bands. Band members Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith were born in the belly of the L.A. music scene. Their father, Lenny Goldsmith, was Tower of Power's lead singer. Now, joined by Wylie Gelber and Tay Strathairn, Dawes headlines mega-festivals while continuing to pound the small club circuit. >More
 Scenes from Live on King Street with Mat Kearney, Kiernan McMullan and Nick Nice (slideshow)

On another ideal Friday night in downtown Madison, thousands gathered on King Street to hear Mat Kearney, drink beer, hoot, holler and check each other out. >More
 Photos and tweets from Live on King Street with Mat Kearney, Kiernan McMullan

A large and enthusiastic crowd greeted Mat Kearney on Friday evening as the singer-songwriter played at the second Live on King Street concert of the summer. The scene in front of the Majestic Theatre was loud and lively as fans listened to the headliner, along with opening performer Kiernan McMullan. >More
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