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Madison Music Scene & Heard: The Pub is dead, long live Whiskey River Saloon

The Pub has been around since 1943, but few years along the way have likely witnessed as many changes as 2010 for the State Street institution. It appeared things were settling into a groove during the past couple months, but more changes are on the way. >More
 The Projection People flaunt their diverse musical tastes

For Tyler Commo, musical tastes change with age. "When I was a teenager, it was all about Kurt Cobain," says Commo, the lead singer of the Madison-based alt-rock band the Projection People. "But when I hit 20, I started opening up to different styles." >More
 Girls Rock Camp starting in Madison

This summer, while some kids are toasting marshmallows, learning archery and making lanyards, another group will be rocking out. Girls Rock Camp launches in Madison next month. >More
 Community support helps Tani Diakite recover from accident

It's not every day that a Midwestern city adopts a musician from the Wassoulou region of Mali, whose rich musical heritage has played a major role in the development of the American blues sound. Here in Madison, we have Wassoulou musician Tani Diakite. But we almost lost him. >More
 My life as a Project M guest judge

I was blown away by the singing. Monday night I appeared, in my capacity as Isthmus arts and entertainment editor, as a judge at the taping of 105.5 Triple M's reality show Project M. And although the focus that night was songwriting, and the songwriting was strong, I was really taken by the excellence of the contestants' voices. These locals have some pipes. >More
 The Dirty Shirts mine sorrow in their monthly shows

Jeff Burkhart laughs when I ask him if the Dirty Shirts have ambitions to tour in 2010. Then he says "No," without pause or apology. As Burkhart makes clear, the Dirty Shirts aren't trying to sell a million downloads or be the next big thing. They're content to be a honky-tonk happy-hour band in Madison, Wis. "We're just a bunch of friends who like to hang out and play songs," says the guitarist and songwriter. >More
 Skillful youth performances are a highlight of 2010 Madison Area Music Awards

For its seventh ceremony, Saturday night, the Madison Area Music Awards moved to the relatively cushy surroundings of the Capitol Theatre, and the new location only added to the sense that, with its voice-overs and video montages, the MAMAs have become a polished entertainment spectacle. >More
 Winners of the 2010 Madison Area Music Awards

Blues artists Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo and popster Mark Croft were the champions at the 2010 Madison Area Music Award, held May 8 in Overture Center's Capitol Theater. Each took home five awards, including an Artist of the Year nod for the Hoodoo. Americana singer Beth Kille and world-music mavens Primitive Culture also fared well with four MAMAs each. >More
 2010 MAMAs recognize Madison scene's offspring

It's no coincidence that both the Madison Area Music Awards and the organization that hands them out, the Madison Area Music Association, are known as MAMA. The acronym's easy to remember, but it also signifies a grander mission: nurturing the local music scene by recognizing performers and equipping local kids with instruments, scholarships and music instruction. >More
 Protestors criticize UW School of Music's jazz policy

Does jazz count? Not if you're a college student who wants to graduate as a music major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. >More
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