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Dirty Disco Kidz help launch clothing brand

The Dirty Disco Kidz don't just want fans to attend their shows. The DJs, producers and visual artists making up the Madison collective want fans to identify with the DDK experience, the DDK movement. Yea.Nice is a new clothing brand with a similar goal, and its styles have been showing up at snowboarding competitions and other events worldwide. The brand will be formally launched at a Dirty Disco Kidz show on Oct. 2 at the High Noon Saloon. >More
 The National enchants two crowds and President Obama at Madison performances

Madison music fans got a treat last night as The National played not one but two sets of beautiful songs about wounded, anxious characters who make you examine your own flaws and, on occasion, celebrate them. >More
 The Kissers are back, as band reunites with show at Crystal Corner

If an audience member looked at two set lists, one with "Streams of Whiskey" by The Pogues and "American Folk Song" by The Kissers written on it, while the other had "If I Should Fall From Grace with God" by The Pogues and "What They Can" by The Kissers, would that person really have any idea which band's set list they were looking at? And would we? >More
 Pro Arte Quartet performs rewarding program of Mozart, Schubert and Dvorak to opem 2010-11 season

The Pro Arte Quartet has long been one of the pillars of our musical life, not only on the UW campus, but for Madison in general. Warming up for its centennial celebration in 2011-12, the quartet launched the current season on Saturday evening. >More
 Choir of Clare College brings flawless technique to concert at Luther Memorial

At Luther Memorial church Friday evening, lovers of choral music were given a treasurable lesson in sublime ensemble singing by the visiting choir of Clare College, Cambridge. >More
 Scatz revels in retro sounds

Ask almost anyone if Vanilla Ice rules in 2010, and you're likely to get a big laugh and an even bigger "no." But the answer's not quite so simple. His signature smash hit, "Ice Ice Baby," is a staple of wedding receptions and retro dance parties galore. So Middleton bar and nightclub Scatz, 2248 Deming Way, tracked him down and brought him to town. The rapper performed there last year, and other retro acts with hits under their belts, like 2 Live Crew, Lynch Mob and FireHouse, also have graced Scatz's stage. >More
 Crowd-pleasing Gaslight Anthem plays intense Majestic Theatre show

For some bands, it's all about the music. Skip the costumes, frilly stage setups and other extravagances -- all it takes is a few guys with instruments to really bring down the house. That was the lesson of the evening at the Gaslight Anthem concert at the Majestic Theatre on Sunday. >More
 Sonnyboy brings his music back home

Sheldon Riser says he was "tricked" into playing the organ at Parklawn Church in Milwaukee when he was still in grade school. "I didn't want to do it," he says. "I wanted to be outside playing on a Sunday." His family owned an organ. In his spare time, Riser taught himself how to play. Unwittingly, he was training himself for Sunday performances. >More
 All Tiny Creatures cut a cassette with Justin Vernon

All Tiny Creatures are not your average rock band. While others have gotten their start playing empty bars and friends' birthday parties, this Madison-based quartet have aimed for the big time from the get-go, touring the country and consorting with famous friends like Justin Vernon, founder and front man of Bon Iver. >More
 Your fall 2010 guide to the Madison sound

Pocket schedules make football season easy to track, but the wide array of clubs and artists makes local music harder to navigate. Isthmus is here to help. Our fall 2010 local music roundup puts a sonic itinerary in your hands. This 10-week guide steers you to 10 different venues featuring 10 different artists who play 10 very different styles. >More
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