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Madison Songwriters Guild Song Showdown debuts the city's newest songs

It's not always easy for a young singer-songwriter who's new in town to find a way into the Madison music scene. Just ask Anna Vogelzang. >More
 Madison spring 2010 concert therapy

Throughout it all, music is there to comfort, inspire and rock you to the core. Check out these upcoming shows and you'll see what I mean. >More
 Madison Music Scene & Heard: Haiti benefits, live tunes on State Street and Up North

Like much of the rest of the world Madison is rallying to gather financial support for Haiti, as the country continues to try and recover from the Jan. 12 earthquake. Here's a roundup of upcoming music events working toward that goal that have been announced as of this morning. >More
 Aaron Williams' rock riffs power the bluesy Hoodoo

Since he formed the blues-rock outfit Aaron Williams & the Hoodoo in 2007, Aaron Williams has emerged as one of Madison's hardest-working musicians. He plays more than 180 shows a year. He describes himself as a self-employed traveling musician, not a recording artist. >More
 Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra returns in 2010 with 20th-century works

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra begins the new year with the perfect cold-weather concert, Friday in Overture Center's Capitol Theater. "Concerto for String Orchestra" by Grazyna Bacewicz jumpstarts 2010 with fiery energy. Then Joaquín Rodrigo's "Concierto Andaluz" transports us to sunny Spain, and "Variaciones Concertantes," Alberto Ginastera's masterpiece in 12 movements, explores Argentina from its great wide plains to the urban glitter of Buenos Aires. >More
 Madison Music Scene & Heard: Kids' Day at the High Noon, Jazz at Five applications

Children's entertainer and musician David Landau is presenting the annual "Kids Day at the High Noon" for a fifth year on Saturday, Jan. 23 >More
 Madison Theatre Guild and Madison Savoyards' Tarantara! Tarantara! feels not quite finished

"More lively! More lively!" cry W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan at one point in the first act of Tarantara! Tarantara!, as they urge a new cast member to put more energy into a song. The new singer has the idea, but he's unpolished and his performance falls flat. It was a good metaphor for opening night of the Madison Theatre Guild and Madison Savoyards' production of the show. >More
 So long, Smart Studios

But that building, the legendary Smart Studios, is one of the liveliest places in town. It has been for more than 25 years, even when it was just two guys, an eight-track tape recorder and a tiny collection of microphones. Over the years, Smart was a rock 'n' roll refuge for more than 1,000 bands who recorded there. >More
 According to Meteorade, life was grand in the 1990s

Now that the 2010s have started, it's time for a return to the 1990s, at least if Meteorade have anything to say about it. >More
 Madison Music Scene & Heard: DAIS benefit, Wild Heart, The Shtetlblasters, songwriters

A weekly update about upcoming concerts and notes on the local scene. >More
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