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Harmony Bar celebrates 20 years of blues and brews

Ask longtime near-east-siders to tell you a neighborhood legend, and they're likely to mention the Harmony Bar, 2201 Atwood Ave. With a tin ceiling and checkerboard floor, plus bartenders you just can't help but shoot the breeze with, it's custom-made for the stuff barroom tales are made of: Saturday-night shindigs and happy-hours-turned-hootenannies. >More
 Tierney Sutton to headline the 2010 Isthmus Jazz Festival

The Tierney Sutton Band will headline the 2010 Isthmus Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 5, at the Wisconsin Union Theater, featuring Sutton's unique approach to jazz singing. The festival also features free performances by regional jazz bands the weekend of June 5 and 6 at the UW Memorial Union Terrace. >More
 Zola Jesus is in colossal voice at intimate Project Lodge show

Zola Jesus celebrated the release of her new EP, Stridulum, last night at theProject Lodge. The show marked the UW-Madison's student's return to playing in her hometown after a year's absence, and based on the raucous admiration from the audience, she was sorely missed. >More
 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
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