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Summer in the clubs

Take a seat in a comfy chair at the Barrymore. Nurse a beer along the wall in the Frequency's back room. Listen up for a little mellow acoustic. Brace yourself for some screamo catharsis. No matter where you like to hear your music, no matter what kind of music it is you want to hear, Madison's summer music calendar has something for everyone. >More
 Isthmus Jazz Festival 2009 schedule

The Isthmus Jazz Festival is always fun. But in a recession, it's also worth noting that most of the festival is free. You won't need to touch your wallet to hear 11 of the region's best jazz acts at the UW Memorial Union Terrace on June 5 and 6 -- though the Union's beer and brats would probably be a sound investment. >More
 Peaches gets juicy in Madison show at Majestic

Peaches is known for a number of things, but subtlety isn't one of them. Saturday night's show at the Majestic proved that the Canadian electroclash icon isn't just a gender bender but a gender blender, smashing the boundaries between male and female and grinding them into a sweet, juicy pulp. >More
 Triple M hosts Project M reality show for Madison musicians

Now that Milwaukee's Danny Gokey has been booted from American Idol, locals need a new reality show to follow. Triple M (105.5 FM) is offering one alternative: Project M, a competition featuring 10 Madison-area songwriters. >More
 WUD scouts venues for punk, metal and more

Before being demolished earlier this year, Club 770's cafeteria-by-day, venue-by-night role gave the place a bit of a high school vibe. It was a great way to channel your pre-college punk or metalhead persona -- or simply check out bands with a more experimental approach to their craft, from Of Montreal and the Dismemberment Plan to Melt Banana and Man Man. >More
 Madison electronic artists create a new kind of beat

It's any given night at the Inferno nightclub on the city's north side, a haven for people who move to the beat of a darker, grittier drummer. The club is ground zero in Madison's industrial- and electronic-music scene, for musicians and fans alike -- even as other clubs, like the High Noon Saloon and the Frequency, are embracing the technological crowd. >More
 Do the MAMAs still matter?

Critics contended that, under the system, bands and their friends could buy their way to victory. But year after year, MAMA organizers Rick Tvedt and Roy Elkins have politely defended pay-to-vote. They say it's the cornerstone of fulfilling the MAMAs' charitable mission, supporting music education by putting instruments in the hands of kids. >More
 Announcing the winners of the 2009 Madison Area Music Awards

The sixth annual Madison Area Music Awards were held before a buzzing audience of local musicians and supporters at the Barrymore Theatre on Saturday night. A list of the winners announced at the show follows. >More
 Celebrating the Madison music scene at the 2009 MAMAs

The Lucas Cates Band was the big winner. The pop singer-songwriter took in six MAMAs, including artist of the year. Natty Nation followed closely behind with five, which included a solo nod for lead singer JAH Boogie. But if you didn't attend Saturday night's festivities at the Barrymore Theatre, these are the sights and sounds you missed. >More
 Lake Delton blends two popular bands

In the case of the local music scene, this spring means new projects cropping up. At least for Madison musicians whose energy tends toward the silly and theatrical (jumping jacks, prom dresses), there's been a lot of mating and spawning going on, musically speaking. >More
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