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Madison Music Foundry brings young players together

You're 13, and nothing will stop you from rocking with your killer band. Nothing except not knowing how to play an instrument and not knowing anyone who does. Having no knowledge of song structure, recording, booking gigs or playing out doesn't help. Fear not, Junior. >More
 Madison singer-songwriter Marques Bovre to undergo surgery for brain tumor

On his CaringBridge site, Bovre writes that he started feeling "under the weather" three weeks ago and noticed it was hard to find the right words, a stark development for a songwriter as sharp and prolific as Bovre, whose career in Madison has spanned two decades. >More
 The big shows: A fall 2011 Madison live music preview

For real music fans, there's no such thing as too many concerts. The problem is deciding how to see as many as possible. Consult this themed guide to maximize your dancing, head-banging and air-guitaring from now till Halloween. >More
 2011 Token Creek Chamber Music Festival premieres a Mozart might-have-been

The 2011 Token Creek Chamber Music Festival opened with a two-piano program on Aug. 24 and 25, and then advanced to the first of its weekend chamber programs. I attended the performance on Saturday evening the 27th, presenting an all-Mozart menu, built around the work of familiar guest pianist Robert Levin. >More
 Live coverage of the Peter Bjorn and John concert on King Street

Join us here for live-coverage of the Peter Bjorn and John free outdoor concert in downtown Madison on Friday evening. Presented by the Majestic Theatre, the show will be held along the 100 block of King Street just off Capitol Square, with the stage just downhill from its marquee. >More
 Don't call it nerdcore

Nerdcore hip-hop is a curious beast. Some of its stars have eschewed the label even as they've built an empire of raps about Star Wars, Legos and giant robots. Others, such as MC Frontalot, love the term so much that they claim they invented the genre. >More
 Ted Nugent: Love him or leave him

National musicians from Tom Morello to Arlo Guthrie to Ted Leo supported Wisconsin's union protest movement earlier this year. Now a musician is coming to town to declare that "government employees are rip-off artists that demand more than they produce." Madison, are you ready for Ted Nugent? >More
 For Aaron Williams, a life on stage seems too good to be true

On Aug. 13, Madison blues band Aaron Williams & the Hoodoo will celebrate the release of their new album, 10:49, at the Harmony Bar. For Williams, it's a place that feels like home. "The Harmony really caters to Americana, roots, blues music," he says. "You can go there any weekend and see someone great. I've grown up seeing shows there." >More
 Jeremiah Nelson embarks on a playcation

Madison singer-songwriter Jeremiah Nelson embarks on a national tour next month. Nelson sold out his March album-release show at the Frequency, and he continues to gain momentum as a songwriter and performer. >More
 This is what creativity looks like: 'Scott Walker Blues' by Bonobo Secret Handshake

The spirit that inspired musicians to write songs focusing on the Wisconsin solidarity movement last winter and spring continues in this summertime recall season, as the Madison-based blues-rock band Bonobo Secret Handshake recently released the video for its new tune "Scott Walker Blues," an eight-and-a-half minute funk epic set to footage from the height of the Capitol demonstrations. >More
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