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Madison Savoyards bring flair to The Yeomen of the Guard

In its 47th summer presentation, Madison Savoyards again mounts a Gilbert and Sullivan production of professional quality. Notably so, too, in perhaps the richest, both musically and dramatically, of the 13 G & S collaborations, The Yeomen of the Guard. >More
 Café Montmartre was a second home to Madison musicians

Named for a hill on the outskirts of Paris where Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso built bohemian communities around their artistic ideals, Café Montmartre was an epicenter for our city's cultural crème de la crème as well. Especially when it came to music. Now Café Montmartre is closed, a casualty of the recession. >More
 Madison classical groups will soothe recession-frazzled spirits in 2009-2010

Comfort and revival are in store for us as Madison's classical groups gear up for their 2009-2010 seasons. Like many classical groups, the Madison Opera, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and the Madison Symphony Orchestra are taking a nurturing approach to their audience, offering music to massage frayed nerves and revive our spirits in an uncertain economy. >More
 Crustacean Records celebrates 15th anniversary with showcase blowout

Crustacean Records has expanded beyond Wisconsin's borders during the last 15 years, and seems well-positioned to unleash many more albums from their ever-growing roster of aggressive and inventive rock, metal and punk bands, whatever the dominant release format may be in the future. >More
 John Statz couch-surfs around the world

After graduating from Waunakee High School in 2002, John Statz found himself in a dorm at UW-Oshkosh surrounded by musicians. So he did what friends do. He played with them. >More
 A.J. Love builds a Chicago blues revival at the Frequency

Local blues guitarist A.J. Love doesn't just like Chicago blues; he lives it and loves it. Though he has family and work responsibilities here in town, he drifts down to the Windy City a few times a week simply to listen to its stars and learn from them. >More
 Forward Music Festival 2009 has Andrew Bird in hand, and Low as a high point

Madison music fans, get ready to raise the roof and dance your asses off -- or, OK, maybe just sway in place and clap occasionally -- following today's announcement of headliner Andrew Bird for the second annual Forward Music Fest. >More
 How did the Optometri arrive in Madison?

I went to meet the members of Optometri at the Local Tavern on King Street last week, but none of them showed up. They all sent their personal assistants instead. It was no surprise. The six Russian emigrants who make up this Madison band have largely avoided the local media since they were secretly discovered here five years ago. >More
 Rhapsodic Russians open Concerts on the Square 2009 season

Madison's Concerts on the Square are a far cry from the small-town concerts at the village bandstand of a century ago. But they have become an institution, now in its 26th season. >More
 Senior Scenesters gather at High Noon for potluck, punk rock (audio slideshow)

These are the kids who stapled hand-made band flyers to telephone polls in the snow and only knew each other's first names. They were Madison's "scene" in the days of Sonic Youth and Nirvana. And, as the self-proclaimed "aging hipster" Blunt Rapture puts it, "these are the people who aren't dead yet." >More
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