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Garbage, Flaming Lips to play Warner Park in August at Pondamonium

The Madison Mallards see an opportunity to pull off something big over the summer with the inaugural Pondamonium. On Thursday, August 9, a recently revived Garbage and lovably insane trippers the Flaming Lips will play at Warner Park's Duck Pond. >More
 Mary Stallings sings tenderly at the 2012 Isthmus Jazz Festival

Singer Mary Stallings confessed she was in a sentimental mood during Saturday night's set in the Wisconsin Union Theater, the marquee event of the 2012 Isthmus Jazz Festival. It didn't get the better of her. >More
 Celebrating the scene at the 2012 Madison Area Music Awards

Saturday night in Overture Center's Capitol Theater, Madison musicians and fans feted the local scene with the ninth annual Madison Area Music Awards. The show was a happy and lively affair, complete with slick production, funny jokes, passionate acceptance speeches and stylish dressers, perhaps none more stylish than the guy wearing a Roman centurion costume. >More
 At the Lost City Music Festival, the focus is local

By and large, Wisconsin bands are the point of the Lost City Music Festival, which is scheduled for July 5-8. Organizers of the event are booking only a few bands from outside the Midwest. >More
 Scenes from The Antlers, Sat. Nite Duets show at the High Noon Saloon (slideshow)

Brooklyn indie trio The Antlers took over the High Noon Saloon Wednesday night with support from Milwaukee's Sat. Nite Duets. Here's what it looked like. >More
 Middleton Community Orchestra concludes 2011-12 season with joy and commitment

The Middleton Community Orchestra finished its 2011-2012 season with a Wednesday night concert before a quite respectable audience in the ample auditorium of the town's performing arts center. The program, as usual, was ambitious >More
 Majestic Theatre unveils Live on King Street summer concert series

If Matt Gerding and his team at the Majestic Theatre aren't careful, they're going to be known for booking better shows outside their theater than inside. >More
 Isthmus Jazz Festival 2012 is a primer in the art of improvisation

This year's Isthmus Jazz Festival offers a chance to see one of jazz's unsung heroines. Mary Stallings was a top vocalist in the 1960s but walked away from music in the 1970s for a career in clothing design. Now she's back, sounding like the great jazz singer who somehow slipped through the cracks. >More
 Mary Stallings left the spotlight, and Dizzy Gillespie brought her back

Truth be told, Mary Stallings is just a little bit tired of being called "the best jazz vocalist you've never heard of." "It's flattering in a way," she says, "but I hope I'm not so much a secret anymore, especially after the last two albums." >More
 Musicians worldwide seek out Todd Cambio's replica guitars

Why did Todd Cambio become a guitar builder? "I was impatient, I was broke, and I was a carpenter," he says. "I guess necessity is the mother of invention." Or, in Cambio's case, the necessity of reinvention. In his north-side shop, Cambio quietly cranks out museum-quality, hand-built six- and 12-string guitars that replicate those played by the American acoustic blues masters of the 1920s and 1930s. >More
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