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Glowing with the Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Sextet

"The lead dude on the congas looks like the happy guy who owns the cabana in old Bogart and Hepburn movies; the one who's all 'Hey, how you doing!'" a friend said to me Saturday night at the CD release party for the Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Sextet at the High Noon Saloon. >More
 Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit charm Madison at the Union Terrace

A particular highlight of the first set was to watch the band take turns chugging from a bottle of Jack Daniel's. Isbell took over the right hand rhythm of the bassist and then snare duties for the drummer so that the music would continue as the bottle went from nearly full to nearly empty in a quick and inebriating minute. >More
 'On the second day of Reverence, my true love gave to me...'

Maybe it was the rain dance of thumping tribal beats and sweat soaked bouncing bodies that convinced the skies to open up and break their weeks-long drought. If so, we can thank night two of the fifth annual Reverence festival, which played host to three regional bands and a swarm of dedicated revelers. >More
 Hip-hop with a conscience

Kyle "El Guante" Myhre says goodbye to Madison next week, six years after he moved here from La Crosse to attend UW. >More
 El Guante takes leave of Madison

Myhre: It seems that as tuition rises and the average UW student is more wealthy and privileged, the overall student body is becoming less interested in activism. The people and organizations who are making a difference are amazing and inspirational, but it's going to be a huge challenge for them to recruit from a seemingly shrinking pool of interested people. >More
 Tim Whalen's farewell tour

Tim Whalen checks in with the news that he is leaving Madison. The jazz pianist-composer-arranger-producer has taken a faculty post with the University of Toledo, and plans to depart next month to assume his first college teaching position. >More
 #1 Fan

On Jan. 29, 1996, Ben Folds Five played a show at Madison's Club de Wash - three weeks before the esteemed venue was destroyed in the Hotel Washington fire. Kiki Schueler thought about going to that show, but she couldn't convince any of her friends to come along. So she stayed home. It's a decision that has shaped her life ever since. >More
 Underground Man

Five years ago, Matt Fanale organized a musical going-away party for a member of the Madison industrial/ electronic hybrid Stromkern. He called the event Reverence, and it lasted just one night.This week the fifth annual Reverence (July 25-28) runs a full four nights, with shows at the Inferno and the High Noon Saloon. >More
 WSUM introduces 'Snake on the Lake Fest' to Madison

Party In The Park, a freewheeling afternoon of live music, DJ's and student reverie held at James Madison Park on the shores of Lake Mendota, will be no more. >More
 Hippie Christmas arrives early at the Majestic Theatre

It's usually only during the annual mid-August lease renewal period that gleaners both casual and dedicated can find treasures on curbs in the central neighborhoods of Madison. Every so often, though, a building in the process of renovation can briefly deposit many items ripe for recycling. That's the case with the Majestic Theatre, which is giving away its remaining furniture through the end of the day. >More
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