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The Head and the Heart's indie rock is a dream come alive

My friend Rich from Seattle and I ran an errand during our stay at his Vilas County cabin last summer. It was a beautiful morning up north. Sunlight speared down between the tall pines, turning the road ahead into a length of gold ribbon. Steam rose from the ground and moved low, as though the forest floor around us was breathing. >More
 Project Lodge scales back

For patrons, performers, artists and designers, the appeal of Project Lodge is the utterly undefined nature of the place. The current lease for the multipurpose arts and music space at 817 E. Johnson St. isn't up until November 2012, but for better or worse, things are certain to get more defined before then. >More
 Fortepiano master Malcolm Bilson finds the spaces between the notes

When pianist Malcolm Bilson plays the fortepiano in UW Mills Hall this Sunday, he will turn on that grand 18th-century charm. Bilson, emeritus professor of piano at Cornell University, will play his own fortepiano, one based on a circa 1790 Viennese model by Johann Schanz. The concert is free. >More
 John Adams' 'Transmigration' memorializes 9/11

In Overture Hall on Sept. 16-18, the Madison Symphony Orchestra opens its new season with grace and gravitas. The concert contrasts Grieg's sunny piano concerto with powerful musical responses to tragedy and war in John Adams' Pulitzer Prize-winning "On the Transmigration of Souls" and Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. >More
 The Grasshoppers take a populist approach to rock

The Grasshoppers are an everyband, an ordinary group of musicians audiences can identify with. Especially on a Saturday night, in a bar, with a beer. They make rock music that embraces blues and reggae. Lyrically, they own up to the frustrations of working life and reveal their dreams for something more. >More
 Aaron Rodgers look-alike Lucas Cates is a 'Quarterback Copycat' (video)

The Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers open the 2011 NFL season Thursday night at Lambeau Field and, in recognition of this monumental occasion, Madison's Lucas Cates Band has released a video for "Quarterback Copycat," which reveals Cates as an A-Rodg doppelganger. >More
 Meet the musicians: Madison bands will rock your world this fall

It's the week after Labor Day, the new school year's in full swing, and a heap of new Madison residents are learning how to navigate the city. Sure, if you're new in town, it's easy enough to grab a map to learn how to bike from Jenifer Street to Linden Drive. But odds are, you've come here hoping to learn more about Madison than how to get from point A to point B. You might even be curious about the kind of things that shape Madison's personality and define its culture. >More
 Madison Music Foundry brings young players together

You're 13, and nothing will stop you from rocking with your killer band. Nothing except not knowing how to play an instrument and not knowing anyone who does. Having no knowledge of song structure, recording, booking gigs or playing out doesn't help. Fear not, Junior. >More
 Madison singer-songwriter Marques Bovre to undergo surgery for brain tumor

On his CaringBridge site, Bovre writes that he started feeling "under the weather" three weeks ago and noticed it was hard to find the right words, a stark development for a songwriter as sharp and prolific as Bovre, whose career in Madison has spanned two decades. >More
 The big shows: A fall 2011 Madison live music preview

For real music fans, there's no such thing as too many concerts. The problem is deciding how to see as many as possible. Consult this themed guide to maximize your dancing, head-banging and air-guitaring from now till Halloween. >More
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