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Collecting MadVideos -- Wilco returns to Madison

Starting and ending early but featuring a full set with two encores and 22 songs, Wilco played to a packed Barrymore Theatre on Wednesday evening for a Thanksgiving Eve show. A very brief concert clip from this performance follows below. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- A quarter-century ago with WHAHA

Student-produced video productions -- particularly those spoofing pop culture -- are by no means a new phenomenon at the UW-Madison. Back in the early '80s, one group produced a mock public television art show titled "WHAHA Director's Chatbox." One particular episode, described as a "better installment" by its creator Hank Grebe, takes on Milwaukee's Violent Femmes, or in this case, a mirror universe group named the Violent Fufus. The four-minute video spoof follows below. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Stoughton's Of Hatred releases first video

Featuring members from Stoughton, Oregon, and just over the border in Illinois, Of Hatred describes itself as "Heavy (M)etal for for Heavy (M)etal Heads." Though they formed more than a year-and-a-half ago, the band really got going last spring, recording an EP that was released in September, and subsequently cutting a video for their song "Apprehension Before the Onslaught," based on footage from in practice and on stage. This music video follows below. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Whooping cranes leave Wisconsin for the season

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 18 whooping cranes left the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin, taking the first step of a long trip to wintering grounds in Florida. A short video of their flight follows below. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- An animated Awesome Car Funmaker

Gee Willikers! The Public Drunkards sketch comedy group just completed and released their latest creation, an animated cartoon titled "Awesome Car Funmaker Mystery Team." Starring the dance-rock band of the same name, the Hanna Barbera-styled animation is a direct homage to Scooby Doo. The Drunkards ask, "When the King Club is haunted, can they solve the mystery of the Ancient Indian Burial Crypt?" Find out in the seven-minute short video that follows below. >More
 The 2006 Wis-Kino Fall Kabaret kicks off

While local filmmakers and their fans dutifully watched every short movie hitting the screen at the Orpheum Stage Door on Thursday night, they paid particular attention to the last film of the night. The occasion was the kick-off screening for the 2007 Wis-Kino Fall Kabaret, the biannual frenzy in which a gang of Madison-based auteurs spend (less than) two days putting together a themed film that's five minutes (or less) in length. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- A pre-game spectacle at Camp Randall

Long before the Badger football team became a regular Big Ten (and occasional national) contender, though, fans still got quite a spectacle from the UW Marching Band, now a well established nugget of Badger lore. The shows continue at Camp Randall as the band looks to put its mid-season hazing scandal behind it, with the marching and music commanding the interest of videographers at nearly every game. A four-minute video clip of the band marching onto the field follows below. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Madison lines up for the PS3

This city was by no means left out of the fun and madness of this week's insta-phenomenon known as the Playstation 3 line. With the insanely-hyped next-generation more-than-just-a-gaming system officially open for sale at midnight on Friday, Nov. 17, lines have been forming in front of big-box electronics retailers across the country. Madison is no exception. One observer drove past the west side Best Buy around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, shooting video of a line of tents, sleeping bags and camp chairs that had already stretched more than a couple dozen places around the building's corner. The brief video follows below. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- The Selfish Gene's "Prince Anthony"

After spending several years shifting lineups and band names, Madison-based rock group The Selfish Gene released their debut album Self-Defeating Human Beings in the spring of 2005. Containing 11 tracks of their harmonized and prog-tinged pop rock, the album helped propel the band to the top of the local rock heap, winning the 2006 MAMA for Best Overall Artist. One standout track from the album, "Prince Anthony," is now accompanied by a music video that follows below. >More
 Action and reaction

Denied a strong sense of cause and effect, we nevertheless feel a sense of fatalistic dread creeping over the screen. Nobody's to blame, but there's plenty of blame to go around. >More
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