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Madison Fall Music Preview 2014: Go play outside

Madison has figured out how to throw impressive outdoor concerts in recent years, thanks in part to many years of neighborhood festivals. Here are four gigs to enjoy in the fresh air before the temperatures get frosty. >More
 Madison Fall Music Preview 2014: Welcome back, Wisconsin Union Theater

Wisconsin Union Theater's recently finished facelift took more than two years, but now the university's Langdon Street theater is back, complete with a spruced-up Play Circle and spiffy Shannon Hall, which has better lighting, acoustics and seating than the old main room. Here are a few of the most exciting music events coming to these two spaces this fall. >More
 The Beatles' crazy day in Wisconsin

Sept. 4 is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' one and only appearance in Wisconsin. This was the band's first American tour, at the height of Beatlemania, and hundreds of fans showed up to greet them at Milwaukee's Mitchell Field. But the 80 police officers on hand spoiled everybody's fun by arranging for the plane to land far away from the crowd. >More
 House of Love is a cool, cozy home for house fans at Jolly Bob's

Step into Jolly Bob's at 8 p.m. on a Saturday, and you'll see well-dressed twentysomethings drinking Caribbean cocktails. There will be a waiting list for the Willy Street restaurant's packed dining room. There won't be any indication that just behind the fish tank, a dance floor will soon appear for a house music show. >More
 Deer Tick, The Weeks, and Jessica Hernandez bring a steamy mix of blues, rock, and country to Live On King Street

After a rowdy Live On King Street session in early August that combined one of the biggest headliners in the series with Great Taste Eve revelry to produce a swarming downtown scene, Friday night's concert was a more manageable affair. Crowds were still thick for this fourth show of the summer, despite the unbearably muggy weather. >More
 Gabe Burdulis hopes Nashville can teach him everything he needs to know about the industry

"People tell me 'Don't stop,' and I just smile and nod because there's no way I'd ever stop," says Gabe Burdulis. He laughs, happy to find some humor during a serious talk about his future. >More
 Sinking Suns explore revenge fantasies on a new EP of menacing rock songs

Sinking Suns drag darkness with them everywhere. The Madison trio, whose ominous name evokes the end of day, squeeze the light right out of their music. But on their new EP, Songs of Revenge, the path to catharsis is clearly marked. >More
 Masked Intruder's miscreant romantics covet a role in Madison's fabled police incident reports

The candy-coated punk of Madison's only color-coded masked band, Masked Intruder, will rip through the Frequency on Saturday, Aug. 9. The event's a release party for their second full-length, M.I., and it's your only chance to catch the miscreant romantics before they take their crime spree all over Europe later this month. >More
 Jazz at Five celebrates 20 years of keeping the beat downtown

A mainstay in Madison since 1994, Jazz at Five kicks off its latest outdoor concert series with Nuggernaut and the Tim Whalen Nonet on Aug. 6. >More
 The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium brings new voices and fresh ideas to the local scene

Pub crawls with multiple local jazz acts. Guest artists teaching jazz in schools and kids loving it. Town hall meetings, surveys, grant money, teamwork, ideas, excitement.... Who turned up the heat on jazz in Madison? >More
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