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A mother lode of tunes: SiriusXM promises so much, and yet...

I had forgotten how much I like the Grateful Dead. I had also forgotten that I was a high-schooler shooting the peace sign in the audience at the Freedom Hall Louisville show on June 18, 1974. And hey! Here's that show on the friggin' radio! SiriusXM friggin' radio! >More
 Guitarists Kapsalis and Ivanovic accompany a silent Hitchcock classic

The Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo matched their free-form chemistry with the dark streets of Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 silent film The Lodger, in a Monday performance at the High Noon Saloon. >More
 Spring Green's Shitty Barn Sessions readies 2012 schedule

A few years ago, the proudly rustic barn at 506 E. Madison St. in Spring Green was hosting occasional party/dinner/music/camp-out affairs sponsored by Furthermore Beer. But by last summer and fall, the Shitty Barn, as it's called, was operating as a seasonal venue on its own. >More
 Masked Intruder mix pop-punk and lawbreaking

The criminal life has its pitfalls, but it helps to revive the pop-punk genre on First Offense, the just-released debut 7-inch from the four-piece Madison pop-punk band Masked Intruder. >More
 Liam Ford, Madison musicians play tribute show to celebrate Johnny Cash's catalog one piece at a time

Johnny Cash's output was as big and conflicted as his character, so why celebrate his 80th birthday in anything like a tidy fashion? This Sunday's tribute show at the Majestic Theatre promises to embrace the sprawl of his catalog, or at least try. >More
 Count This Penny is inspired by Civil War letters

Count This Penny is a keen choice to awaken the voices of long-dead Union soldiers. The quartet's founders, Amanda and Allen Rigell, are East Tennessee transplants, Appalachian artists who bring rich, balanced sensibilities -- the kind of consideration the Civil War demands -- to a unique musical assignment. >More
 Shearwater emphasizes volume at High Noon Saloon

Shearwater's new album, Animal Joy, doesn't quite sacrifice the prettier moments of 2008's Rook or 2010's The Golden Archipelago, but certainly makes a point of rocking a little more bluntly. That was clear enough when the Austin band played a fierce set Sunday night at the High Noon. >More
 Count This Penny to play A Prairie Home Companion

Allen and Amanda Rigell haven't lived in town for long, but Madison will proudly claim them as its own when their Americana duo, Count This Penny, plays for a national audience on A Prairie Home Companion broadcast from the Milwaukee Theatre on March 31. >More
 Uvulittle Records looks to grow with Maestro Subgum reissues

Madison has sprouted a healthy number of new independent labels in the past few years, from the adventurous Brave Mysteries to the garage-pop leanings of Kind Turkey Records. But Jon Hain has been running Uvulittle Records since about 1996. In his spare time as co-owner of Mother Fool's Coffeehouse, Hain has gradually built a small but chaotic roster that includes singer-songwriter Ritt Deitz and Chicago psych-improv band Milkbaby. >More
 For big country acts, radio is still is a lifeline

Some Madison music fans never listen to mainstream radio. For live shows they favor small and midsize venues, never to fork over a Ticketmaster fee or slurp fluorescent nachos in the nosebleed seats. But if you want proof that big radio and big-ticket acts still have a foothold here, look no further than country. >More
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