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Sir James Galway goes for laughs with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

For its 50th anniversary concert, Saturday night in Overture Center's Capitol Theater, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra presented three works of the twentieth century, and one not. >More
 Whitney Mann's rural roots inspire country songs

Whitney Mann grew up the daughter of a grain farmer in tiny Camden, Mich., a town with a population of 500 lodged between the Saint Joseph River and the Indiana state line. In Camden, one school building houses all students, kindergarten through high school. The post office and the community park are the sum of all local landmarks. >More
 The Midwest Beat and The Selfish Gene are your Band to Band Combat finalists

After four rounds of online balloting from over 1,400 voters, The Midwest Beat and The Selfish Gene have emerged as the 2009 Band to Band Combat finalists. That means they'll perform in front of a live audience at The Frequency on Thursday, November 19 for a bushel of prizes including studio time, gift certificates and CD dubbing services. >More
 Madison Music Scene and Heard: Patrick Peterson, Band to Band Combat, Madison County

Whitewater musician Patrick Peterson has played or worked at benefit shows for numerous causes. Now Peterson could use a helping hand himself. >More
 Bleak on paper, the Mountain Goats are earnestly comic at the High Noon Saloon

The Mountain Goats clamored onto the High Noon stage Friday night like four lovable brothers-in-law arriving late for Thanksgiving dinner. >More
 Beyond 9 to 5: Some Madison musicians are weekend warriors

Almost everyone who's tried to make a living as a musician has heard the old adage: "Don't quit your day job." The thing is, lots of local musicians have great day jobs that they wouldn't dream of ditching, and plenty have found a way to rehearse, perform and create while the rest of us sleep, watch TV and play Wii. We're a town of weekend warriors when it comes to music making. >More
 Madison Pop Explosion: We will never forget...

Underwear parties. The Imperial Palace. The Sunspot van. Luther's Blues. Rock Star Gomeroke. The Junkers. The old New Loft. The King Club. Jane Wiedlin. Kiki's house shows. Pooley's. >More
 Madison Pop Explosion: National events and music trends that shaped the local scene

At the beginning of this decade, local radio was mostly live and staffed 'round the clock. By the decade's end, broadcast radio was almost exclusively prerecorded outside of drive-time hours. With few music-loving DJs or music directors left to navigate our local airwaves, radio was no longer a taste-making medium for new music. >More
 Madison Pop Explosion: The 10 people who most influenced the direction of Madison music in the 2000s

After O'Cayz Corral burned on Jan. 1, 2001, Cathy Dethmers spent more than three years planning a replacement. When she opened the High Noon Saloon in 2004, the venue instantly defined the Madison club scene. The large, well-appointed room became a haven for indie-rock touring bands, and Dethmers kept her commitment to booking local shows, too. >More
 Madison Pop Explosion: The 10 most influential Madison acts of the 2000s

Carl Johns brought all the sensibilities of indie rock to Madison music, first through NoahJohn, then through Charlemagne. His impressionistic pop-rock meandered from acoustic folk to psychedelic rock, and national music websites like Pitchfork took notice. >More
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