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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
 Madison's 2012-13 classical music season has a youthful glow

Our classical music groups at the Overture Center have prepared an alluring array of offerings for the 2012-2013 season. Many of the composers represented created their works when they were under 30, and some under 20, giving the season a youthful glow. In this milieu of innocent creations, late works like Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante and Brahms' Fourth Symphony sound weightier and more dramatic. >More
 The Flaming Lips' quiet side

A band has to grow into its man-sized hamster ball. As Oklahomans the Flaming Lips became a band that could turn its shows into an irradiated carnival of confetti and light and pull off the cosmic-scale anthem "Do You Realize??," all kinds of other expansions were taking place in its sound and songwriting. One of them was that Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins and company got better at exploring those less anthemic, more elusive spaces. >More
 Shonen Knife's guide to the small pleasures of life

Japanese band Shonen Knife brings thirty-plus years of goofy, formulaic, yet consistently catchy guitar pop to a Union Terrace show this Friday, August 3. Naoko Yamano and a rotation of bandmates have inspired fans from Kurt Cobain to the recently returned Redd Kross to offer praise, and inspired online lyrics transcribers to safely add conjunctions and articles so as not to excessively mock their tendency toward choppy English diction. >More
 Scenes from Live on King Street with The Budos Band, Natty Nation and Nick Nice (slideshow)

After an early, but brief, rain shower Friday, King Street once again filled with music fans looking to fill up on reggae and Afrobeat sounds. >More
 Photos and tweets from Live on King Street with Budos Band, Natty Nation

Despite a bout of early evening rain, the skies cleared for the Live on King Street concert with the Budos Band and Natty Nation. Crowds once again gathered in front of the Majestic Theatre to enjoy an evening of reggae and funk sounds. >More
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