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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
 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
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