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California Dreamin'

Brittany Shane's musical career began inside the Regent apartments in 1997. She was a sophomore at UW-Madison, majoring in English literature. >More
 Watch the Midwesterners get down at the Harmony Bar

Richard Wiegel isn't the kind of bandleader who grabs you with his intensity. Instead, The Midwesterners chief songwriter, vocalist and guitarist impresses with his catholic understanding of Americana styles and solid musicianship. >More
 Madison packs up for Summerfest

Summer is also festival season in Milwaukee -- and love it or hate it -- it is the king of festivals. Out-of-towners flood the Third Ward, the eastside neighborhood nearest the Summerfest grounds. >More
 Indie Coffee, indie music

If you brew it, they will come. So it seems at Indie Coffee, 1225 Regent Street, which has attracted a string of national acts since its opening in 2004. "They call us," says J.J. Kilmer, owner and manager. "We haven't had to seek anybody out." >More
 The New Kentucky Quarter says farewell to Madison

The swell of applause that brought TNKQ back to the stage even after Walters announced he only had the voice left for the final song indicated that Madison wasn't quite ready to let them go. I know I certainly wasn't. >More
 Hey, local musicians: The Madison Made Music Project wants you!

Fifteen of the best tunes from local artists will be selected and compiled on one CD with future sales to benefit Porchlight Inc. and Community Action Coalition of South Central Wisconsin. Both nonprofit organizations are dedicated to fighting homelessness and poverty around Dane County by providing community shelters and support services to families and individuals in need. >More
 Picnic basket full of blues

The Madison Blues Society's annual Blues Picnic has always been a fund-raiser for the organization. But society president Catherine DeValk says the free event hasn't always raised much in the way of funds. >More
 Here comes the son

Seun Kuti, son of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the late, legendary king of Nigerian Afrobeat and revolutionary politics, brings the sound of Lagos to the shores of Lake Mendota. >More
 Hot enough for ya?

It's sweet 16 for Madison's Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, and Saturday's performance at Overture Center's Playhouse was a party with birthday cake, cash bar and some jaw-dropping-good playing. >More
 Music in the air

Five hours into the Isthmus Jazz Festival's Friday night sets, the passion of the music momentarily sparked trouble. >More
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