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Madison tribute bands let musicians be fans

The phrase "same old song and dance" doesn't have positive connotations, and in the world of local live music, bands that play hits by other musicians are equally loved and loathed. The thing is, how much of the loathing is warranted? >More
 Tracy Nelson and Ben Sidran join for a cause

Hard-core Madison boomers like me will be thrilled to hear that two of the most famous musicians to come out of this town -- Tracy Nelson and Ben Sidran -- reunite Oct. 9 at the Barrymore Theatre. It's the quintessential Mad City event -- a benefit for a great cause, the Hackett Hemwall Foundation, which takes medical care to our sisters and brothers in the Third World. >More
 The Metropolitan Opera is in HD at Point Cinema

On Saturday Marcus Theatres begins the fourth season of "The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD." Now a welcome annual fixture at Point Cinema, these high-definition video transmissions parallel the familiar radio broadcasts. >More
 Madison Music Scene and Heard: The Skintones, Cardinal Bar, Daytrotter

A weekly update about upcoming concerts around Madison and notes on the local scene. >More
 DeMain and Serkin are not quite in sync at Madison Symphony Orchestra's opener

Friday night in Overture Hall, the Madison Symphony Orchestra opened its 2009-10 season with a distinguished guest, Peter Serkin, one of our finest pianists. >More
 The Argus goes underground

When Rick Brahmer and Gwen Cassis bought the Argus in 2007 and started booking local bands for midweek shows, they had a plan. "We wanted to support local music by giving younger audiences an affordable option for a night out," says Brahmer. >More
 Jimmy Voegeli to play at World Dairy Expo

It's World Dairy Expo Week in Madison. That wouldn't be music news if it weren't for Jimmy Voegeli. >More
 Madison Music Scene and Heard: Freakfest tickets, Hank III, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

A weekly update about upcoming concerts around Madison and notes about the local scene. >More
 Catch these concerts before the freeze sets in

Luckily, this fall has a roster jam-packed with artists to help keep both your body and spirit warm, whether it's by sweating up a storm at a rock show or by pondering themes of change with a seasoned singer-songwriter. Here are a few of the season's highlights. >More
 Andrew Bird, Low, BLK JKS highlights of Saturday night at Forward Music Fest 2009

The relaxed, cool vibe differentiates Forward Music Festival from similar events like New York's annual CMJ showcase. >More
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