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10 must-see concerts by Madison bands

This 10-week local music fall planner touches on the spectrum of Madison sounds, from hip-hop to indie, from folk to metal. >More
 Madison World Music Festival 2009 hosts global village of acts

The Great Recession can't stop the sixth annual Madison World Music Festival. It's the city's splashiest single-payer party, provided free for all by the Wisconsin Union Theater with a little help from friends and funders. >More
 Kitty Rhombus deconstruct their herky-jerky new album

Local band Kitty Rhombus is one of those groups that thrive on finding the layer of order that exists in chaos -- then cracking its shell and unleashing an even more spectacular version of mayhem. >More
 Know Boundaries says farewell with The Ghost Spell

It's been a quiet year for fans of Madison hip-hop/rock innovators Know Boundaries, as the band has only played a couple shows in town since releasing a live disc last fall. They're returning to the High Noon Saloon stage this Saturday, but it's a farewell bow -- the group is disbanding after a bit less than a decade together. >More
 What is a Snake on the Lake?

I have one burning question as I take the elevator up to the fourth-floor studio of UW-Madison's student radio station, WSUM, on the west end of the Lucky apartment building. What does Snake on the Lake mean? >More
 Mozart program kicks off Token Creek Chamber Music Festival

Pianist Robert Levin is an old friend of the Token Creek Chamber Music Festival, held annually at the refurbished DeForest barn of John and Rose Mary Harbison. As he did last year, Levin opened this 2009 festival with an all-Mozart program on Saturday. >More
 Revolution Cycles brings together bikes, bands and fans

After taking over a small, near-east-side bike co-op in 2001, Revolution Cycles' Jeff Fitzgerald has boosted the city's alternative biking subculture -- think less spandex-clad ass, more Critical Mass -- and with more than just bicycle parts and accessories. He's been doing it with music. >More
 Ken Lonnquist: Live at his dining room table (video)

During an interview at his home on Madison's east side, Lonnquist broke out his recent song, "Foolhardy in Love," for an impromptu performance. >More
 Ken Lonnquist never stops entertaining kids -- and everyone else

Free-spirited and spontaneous, imbued with boundless energy, driven by a relentless creative impulse. A cross between Dylan, Cheech & Chong and Elmo. That's how his closest friends describe Ken Lonnquist. >More
 Steez synthesizes the local scene

The synthesizer is eclipsing the guitar as the primary voice in the most influential pop now being made. From the simple synth riffs that define MGMT songs like "Kids," to baroque compositions such as Animal Collective's "My Girls," the synthesizer is increasingly the heart and soul of 21st-century pop. >More
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