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Mine All Mine Records brings you the world, for free

The magazine scribes and middle managers who've accused the millennial generation of being lazy have never met John Kruse, founder of Mine All Mine Records. The fifth-year UW-Madison student started the label in 2006, as a high school student, adding a band, a radio show and a double major as the basement project grew into a global enterprise. >More
 DRUMLine Live's marching-band moves get Overture audience dancing

Capitalizing on the success of the 2002 film Drumline, about the marching band of a historically black college, DRUMline Live is a high-energy musical revue that on Saturday night brought a 40-piece marching band off the football field and onto the stage of Overture Hall. >More
 Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble draws its largest-ever audience to Gates of Heaven

For 20 years now, the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble has blazed a trail in these parts for the music of the 17th and 18th centuries, played on period instruments in appropriate style. Its concert on Friday, Nov. 27, before a packed house in the old Gates of Heaven hall, showed that the ensemble is enjoying, if a bit belatedly, the benefits of the general surge of interest in early music on the part of the Madison public. >More
 Dear August releases album and prepares to disband

In the Madison music scene, people move and babies happen. The scene marches to the beat of life's circumstances, and Dear August is a case in point. When the Americana band began recording its third album last fall, the members doubted they'd ever have the time or the money to make copies of it. >More
 At High Noon Saloon, Delta Spirit's Northern California soul punches hard

It would have been worth taking in the nearly sold-out Delta Spirit show at the High Noon Saloon Thursday night just to hear band leader Matt Vasquez's classic farewell at the end. "Hopefully next time we'll be back sooner than the last time!" he smiled. He had been smiling all night. The entire band had. >More
 JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound headline epic bill of soul and rock at the Frequency

"It'll be a test of endurance for the staff, that's for sure," says We Are Beatrice guitarist Mike Bacsi. The endurance test he mentions is a nine-hour, five-band stretch of music Bacsi's band leads off at the Frequency on Saturday, Nov. 20. Seven dollars at the door means 78 cents per hour. >More
 The 10 best Madison songs of 2010

Making my annual top 10 Madison songs list takes me back to the days when I made mix tapes at Christmastime for friends. MP3s may not be the same, but assembling this list was as much fun. That's because these 10 tracks are just as inspiring as any long-lost 1980s cassette compilation. >More
 The 10 best Madison albums of 2010

Not so long ago, Madison music was defined by the impressionistic pop-rock of Charlemagne, the socially conscious rap of El Guante and the intellectual indie of Pale Young Gentlemen. But this year, local music swerved in stark new directions. Rock got harder. Country went gothic. Hip-hop grew temperamental. Roots music was restless. The best albums of 2010 were, like the year itself, full of anxiety and urgency. >More
 The best Madison music video of 2010: 'Teach Me How to Bucky' by Zooniversity

This rap parody of the Cali Swag District hit "Teach Me How to Dougie" is the latest coup by the precocious, smug and endearing Zooniversity, the duo who asked "What's a Coastie?" last academic year. >More
 Jose R. Morales serves a mariachi feast

Friday evenings aren't just for feasting at Las Cazuelas, the Mexican eatery at 15 N. Butler St., just east of Capitol Square. They're for fiestas, but not because the margaritas pack a wallop. Arrive after 7 p.m. and a mariachi band will mesmerize you faster than a shot of Jose Cuervo. >More
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