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University Opera turns in strong rendition of Handel's demanding Ariodante

University Opera opened its 2013-14 season with Handel's Ariodante at UW Music Hall this weekend. >More
 Dietrich Gosser builds folk-pop from fractured narratives

Singer-songwriter Dietrich Gosser moved back to Madison about two years ago, after five years playing shows in Chicago and touring the country with drummer Dan Kuemmel. Something about returning home just felt right. It was refreshing, even inspiring, and quickly led to his latest album, Oh to Begin!, which he released earlier this month. >More
 Pianist Philippe Bianconi and Madison Symphony Orchestra emphasize the ensemble to stunning effect

The Madison Symphony Orchestra achieved a particular triumph as an ensemble in its concert at Overture Hall on Friday, Oct. 18. Acknowledging the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten's birth, conductor John DeMain made a sensible opening choice of his Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Purcell, more widely known as The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. >More
 PHOX on the run: The Madison band sharpen their instincts on their first big tour

PHOX may be Madison's musical success story of 2013. The purveyors of folky pop and whimsical electronic rock built an enthusiastic local fan base in 2012, but this year has taken them to high-profile gigs at Lollapalooza in Chicago and iTunes Fest in London. >More
 Overture Hall brims with wailing guitars, powerhouse vocals when Tedeschi Trucks Band hits the stage

It's not every night you see an audience busting out standing ovations only two songs in, but the Tedeschi Trucks Band is no ordinary act. >More
 Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble highlights flutes and vocals in its 2013-14 season opener

The Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble opened its season with a concert at the Gates of Heaven on Saturday, Oct. 12. The program represented two intermingled categories of Baroque music. >More
 With the WCO, pianist Bryan Wallick shows why Saint-Saëns' "Egyptian" Symphony deserves greater exposure

The 2013-14 season opener by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra at Overture Center's Capitol Theater on Friday, Oct. 11 was another demonstration of what conductor Andrew Sewell has made of his group, and of what concerts he can work up with it. >More
 Madison bands and DJs try to get noticed at industry meet-ups

The digital revolution has made it easier than ever to record songs at home and share them on the web. But if you're looking to build a music career, it still helps to have the backing of the music industry, whether it's through a well-known label or a national booking agency. >More
 Spotlight on Tame Impala: Five questions with the Aussie psych rockers

Ask a music critic to name a standout album of 2012, and Lonerism by Tame Impala is likely to come up. Propelled by raging riffs and entrancing psychedelic breakdowns, the Australian act's sophomore album earned Isthmus' praise for its slew of "mind-opening effects." It was also named the year's best album by Rolling Stone, NME and Filter. >More
 The Bubble Music Festival tries to boost Madison music scene

Countless ideas have been tossed around over a game of pool and a glass of whiskey, but few have actually come to fruition. The Bubble Music Festival is one such notion that will become a reality this weekend. >More
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