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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
 Diving into Friday night at Forward Music Fest 2009

With a sketched-together plan to breeze through the Forward Music Fest's Friday night schedule, I help run my son's fifth-grade football practice thinking I might possibly be the only guy in the state to be yelling "Do you want to be the hammer or the nail?" who will be surrounded by hipster beards listening to a laptop band in two hours. >More
 Forward Music Festival 2009 builds on musical themes

Every Madison band I talked to back then bemoaned the lack of places to play. Remarkably, more than a decade later, Madison is now host to a premier music festival that gives a couple of dozen local acts a chance to share the stage with regional and national talent. >More
 Matt and Kim crank up the charm at the Majestic

When watching Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino perform, you've got to wonder how they don't get cramps from smiling. Perhaps there's a miracle product for this ailment on some late-night infomercial, but if there is, it's unlikely the peppy synthpop duo has seen it. >More
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