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Kelly Hogan, belting tunes and blowing minds

It's mid-afternoon on a spring day when I speak with Kelly Hogan, Neko Case's star backup singer. She's at her home in Evansville, Wis., about a half-hour drive from Madison, and she apologizes for seeming a little groggy. >More
 Strollin' Schenk's Corners jazz pub crawl to debut May 23

Many Madison acts hit the road in June and July, taking their latest songs to fans in other states. But a new mini-fest organized by the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium will make sure local music fans get a hearty helping of live jazz before summer begins. >More
 Dub experimentalists Peaking Lights return to Madison to give fans a glimpse of their upcoming album

After a short hiatus to double down on parenting, Peaking Lights almost have their new album finished. Dub experimentalists Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis made the music together, Coyes produced it and Matt Thornley from LCD Soundsystem is mixing it. Ahead of the band's May 6 stop at the High Noon Saloon, Isthmus talked with Coyes about touring with kids, opening for Panda Bear and making the new album. >More
 Ten years of tunes at the High Noon Saloon

The High Noon Saloon celebrates its 10th anniversary with -- you guessed it -- live music this Sunday, May 4, at 8 p.m. Take a journey back through the venerable venue's history, from the early years following the demise of O'Cayz Corral to recent shows like FRZN Fest, complete with pictures and memories. >More
 Girls Rock Camp Madison develops a sound-tech training program for summer 2014

For many people, "camp" brings to mind tents, canoeing and s'mores, but for Girls Rock Camp Madison attendees, the word means so much more. Since 2009, this organization " the local chapter of the national Girls Rock Camp Alliance -- has been building bands and empowering young women through music education and performance. >More
 Revelry Fest 2014 adds more acts to lineup

On Saturday, May 3, the second annual Revelry Music & Arts Festival will bring more than 20 acts to Langdon Street to celebrate the end of the UW's spring semester. Though the fest is affiliated with the university, non-students can buy tickets at 821 University Ave. the day of the event, which kicks off near the Memorial Union at noon and runs until about 10 p.m. >More
 UW Choral Union brings magnificent sounds, but not enough power, to Rachmaninoff’s Vespers

The UW Choral Union gave its spring performance in Mills Hall on Saturday, ending this month’s crowded concert schedule with a landmark piece by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. >More
 The Garza show that pickiness pays off on their debut LP

What do you get when a giant stoner monster and warring androids walk into a Japanese gambling hall in Brainerd, Minn.? Madison supergroup the Garza, of course. Composed of bassist Shawn Blackler, guitarist Nate Bush, and drummer and singer Mike "Magma" Henry, the band have a resume that includes prominent roles in area rock groups Bongzilla, Brainerd, Droids Attack, Pachinko and Striking Irwin. >More
 Madison Bach Musicians and Madison Choral Project deliver a commanding Mass in B minor for Easter weekend

The Madison Bach Musicians brought us a brave and convincing period-style performance of Bach's monumental back in 2008, and now they have done it again, even more triumphantly. >More
 Bassist extraordinaire Richard Davis to headline the 2014 Isthmus Jazz Festival

In its search for a 2014 headliner, the Isthmus Jazz Festival found a superstar close to home. Richard Davis is not only a longtime music professor at the UW-Madison, but an internationally celebrated jazz bassist. He will perform with pianist Willie Pickens on Saturday, June 21, in the Wisconsin Union Theater. >More
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