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Sweet summer sounds

For this first concert, at least four items in the program fit that category: the Overture to Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro," Vaughan Williams's "Fantasia on Greensleeves," Hugo Alvén's Swedish Rhapsody No. 1, "Midsummer Vigil," and a Hardanger fiddle tune by Norway's Geirr Tveitt. All delightful listening, of course, so no complaints intended. >More
 Knuckel DragerTouring band survival guide

Knuckel Drager have been pummeling this town with their Hawaiian metal sound for over a decade. After playing a few gigs in St. Louis, they caught the eye of Exene Cervenka, the voice behind the influential underground punk band X. She booked the band of masked miscreants for her wedding, and they served up their signature flaming organ and layers of guitar. >More
 How John Dee Graham headlined the House of Righteous Music

House concerts are a fantastic opportunity to see a band you love in an intimate setting. Everyone is there to see the show, not to be seen or to chat with their friends. >More
 Madison expats Locksley threw a pumped up dance party at the Annex

In a scene cluttered with bands who are "unique" contrivances of their influences, Locksley know exactly who they idolize and how to idolize them. There is something to be said about that honesty. >More
 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
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