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Madison Music Scene & Heard: Simon and Garfunkel at the Kohl Center

They've been performing music together for more than five decades, but the duo of Simon and Garfunkel has never made a stop in Madison. That situation will be rectified this spring, as the legendary folk rockers have announced a concert stop at the Kohl Center on Sunday, May 9. >More
 Class acts: UW-Madison bands are back in a big way

UW-Madison students Quincy Harrison and Cliff Grefe were profiled in USA Today last December for a song they wrote in the basement of their Langdon Street fraternity house. Harrison, 20, and Grefe, 19, didn't get national press for breaking musical ground. They'd barely begun performing together as Zooniversity months earlier. The raps and beats were simple on their debut single, "Coastie Song (What's a Coastie?)." >More
 Fortune and Glory plays fast, friendly pop-punk

It's noon on Saturday, and four of the five members of the Madison rock band Fortune and Glory are sitting around a table at a local pub, having drinks. When they're not chiding each other, they're busy telling me why they've found a haven in the punk-pop music they make. >More
 Madison resolution honoring Wilco is 'try-hard' at its hardest

Our city council, in speaking on our behalf, is apparently concerned that we might be slipping in some unofficial cool-off with Duluth, the Athens (Ohio) of northern Minnesota. If there's a checklist of what makes a city cool or not, parroting something Duluth -- or any other city -- does ain't on it. >More
 Guest conductor Anu Tali, pianist Stephen Hough grace Madison Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Anu Tali brought to the Madison Symphony Orchestra a work by a fellow countryman revered back in Estonia: Heino Eller, whose atmospheric symphonic picture "Dawn" was most attractive. As for pianist Stephen Hough, he played the socks off Tchaikovsky's Second Concerto. >More
 Yid Vicious celebrates the holiday with chutzpah

The members of Yid Vicious just observed their 14th anniversary, but not until Saturday, Feb. 27, the Jewish holiday of Purim, will they really fete the night away. That's when they'll team up with Stevens Point's Shuvani Belly Dance Troupe and the Sockrates Sock Puppet Players for a full evening of revelry, storytelling and music at the Frequency. >More
 pat mAcdonald teams with uw pRess

You don't often see local pop music in a university press catalog. And for musicians, so few marketing opportunities arise at grouse-appreciation events. But leave it to Wisconsin music veteran pat mAcdonald. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Wilco at Overture with Stirratt, Sansone (video)

Ben Reiser checks out the scene at Saturday night's Wilco show at Overture Hall. In addition to some thrilled fans, he runs into the band's bass player John Stirratt and multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone. >More
 Wilco plays dramatic, generous set at Overture Hall

Wilco, America's shiniest rock object, showed up for work Saturday night at 8:30 on the dot. High expectations among the sold-out Overture Hall crowd had soared even higher Friday with news that the group would live stream their Madison performance. Would the boys bring it even harder with world-wide screens blinking? The answer is yes. >More
 Broadway's Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley get back to the Midwest at Union Theater

Depending on your musical proclivities, the biggest thing to come out of Rockford, Ill. is either Cheap Trick or Marin Mazzie. Mazzie and her husband, Jason Danieley, have been dubbed "Broadway's golden couple" and have performed at the likes of Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and London's West End. Yet for one night, Madisonians had them all to ourselves at the Wisconsin Union Theater. >More
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