Smoky standbys

Blitzen Trapper will undoubtedly showcase songs from their upcoming new album when they play High Noon Saloon on July 4, but the Portland, Ore.-based rock band has a solid slate of old favorites as well. more »

Jul 2, 2015 5:59 PM MUSIC

Make Music Madison: Event Guide

Sunday, June 21, 2015: Welcome in summer by enjoying the diverse range of Madison's musical talent. Here's the event list for the full day, featuring free performances at locations across the city. It's also in print this week in Isthmus! more »

Jun 17, 2015 5:30 PM MUSIC

A swinging good time

Freddy Cole, brother of Nat King Cole, has forged a luminous career, performing all over the world and recording more than 20 albums. He joins a lineup of local luminaries for the Isthmus Jazz Festival, June 19-20 at the UW Memorial Union. more »

Jun 16, 2015 2:47 PM MUSIC

Psychedelic country

Futurebirds’ music features four-part harmonies over acoustic, electric and pedal steel guitars, banjo, mandolin and rhythmic percussion. Varying tastes and influences have strengthened the Athens, Ga.-based group’s hybrid sound. more »

Jun 15, 2015 12:35 PM MUSIC

Circle of life

A collaborative, multimedia venture of Milwaukee-based percussionist Jon Mueller, Death Blues will hold a final performance June 10. The project takes the finality of death and uses it as a catalyst to celebrate life. more »

Jun 5, 2015 8:15 AM MUSIC

The Avett Brothers to play Breese Stevens Field in October

The Avett Brothers will perform at historic Breese Stevens Field this fall, organizers announced at a press conference Friday morning. The North Carolina-based folk-rock band last played Madison in February 2013, at a sold-out Orpheum show. more »

May 29, 2015 10:01 AM MUSIC

Mystery man

He’s a four-time Grammy nominee with credits that include Porcupine Tree, Yes, Jethro Tull, Yoko Ono, Roxy Music, Simple Minds, Tears for Fears and XTC. So why don’t more people know about Steven Wilson? Because he likes it that way. more »

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