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Raucous Decemberists carry rock's banner at Overture Center

Indie music came to the Overture Center last night -- sort of. Portland, Oregon's The Decemberists returned to Madison, playing a larger venue than they'd originally planned on, and in the process revealed themselves as shameless arena rockers. >More
 UW's carillonneur makes a big sound

Lyle Anderson is your average street musician. Except that he plays in the snow and cold, and if his audience really wants to hear him, they should stand about 60 feet away. Oh, and his instrument weighs several tons. >More
 Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival sweetens its lineup for 2009

The Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival, taking place July 31 and Aug. 1, deals with tradition in two senses of the word. Its featured artists come from roots-music genres such as Delta blues, Cajun and bluegrass, and it's become a yearly ritual for folks who like to camp out, take in concerts and learn an instrument at the same time. >More
 Cheap Trick brings histrionics, good humor to Barrymore Theatre performance

The concert was a benefit for Kirk "Wheel" Dyer, a longtime Cheap Trick associate who is being treated for cancer. >More
 Operatic highlights, Broadway trivialities at Madison Opera in the Park 2009

With the rain holding off virtually to program's end, this year's Opera in the Park benefited from beautifully mild weather, drawing another audience of enthusiastic thousands gathered at Garner Park. >More
 Tunes land at Area 51

Brian Hahn books hard-rock and metal bands for the new music club he's opened near the intersection of Highway 51 and Pflaum Road. He even gave the club a paranormal name -- Area 51, after the Nevada military base that's the subject of UFO rumors. >More
 Old 97s connect, once again, with Madison at the Barrymore

A nearly full house of 800-plus at the Barrymore Theater cheered Miller alone on stage for a 10-song set Tuesday night before he was united with his band mates while, outside, a chilled, misty evening took shape more like a mild Hallow's Eve than a hot summer night on the town. >More
 Madison Savoyards bring flair to The Yeomen of the Guard

In its 47th summer presentation, Madison Savoyards again mounts a Gilbert and Sullivan production of professional quality. Notably so, too, in perhaps the richest, both musically and dramatically, of the 13 G & S collaborations, The Yeomen of the Guard. >More
 Café Montmartre was a second home to Madison musicians

Named for a hill on the outskirts of Paris where Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso built bohemian communities around their artistic ideals, Café Montmartre was an epicenter for our city's cultural crème de la crème as well. Especially when it came to music. Now Café Montmartre is closed, a casualty of the recession. >More
 Madison classical groups will soothe recession-frazzled spirits in 2009-2010

Comfort and revival are in store for us as Madison's classical groups gear up for their 2009-2010 seasons. Like many classical groups, the Madison Opera, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and the Madison Symphony Orchestra are taking a nurturing approach to their audience, offering music to massage frayed nerves and revive our spirits in an uncertain economy. >More
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