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Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band joins legendary label

"The Reverend," a.k.a. singer and guitarist Josh Peyton, has been a fan of Yazoo Records since he was a kid. So he says it's a dream come true that the label recently released So Delicious, the new album from his trio, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. >More
 It's all or nothing for road-weary country artist Nikki Lane

The last time Nikki Lane played a show in Madison she got chased by a tornado. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter was driving to Milwaukee last June with opening act Hugh Bob & the Hustle. "All of a sudden everyone's phones were like beep, beep, beep," Lane recalls. "Hugh said, 'I think there's a tornado touching down. We really need to get off this highway.'" >More
 Yonder Mountain String Band moves forward after founder's departure

Rather than folding or caving into pressure to change their sound, remaining members Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala and co-founder Ben Kaufman began collaborating with fiddle player Allie Kral and mandolin player Jake Jolliff. >More
 Madison's Oh My Love goes from folk to electronic on new EP

Madison's Oh My Love had been booked to open for Mates of State, the indie pop duo from Kansas, at the High Noon Saloon last April. There was just one problem: Oh My Love had just lost two of its members, guitarist Kent Watson and bassist Zach Ellis. But the band's singer and leader, Hannah Luree, quickly improvised, playing the show with only drummer Christian Lisser and keyboardist David Dickson. >More
 Our favorite Madison records of 2014

Madison music in 2014 was invigorated by auspicious debuts and sustained by veteran artists. These 10 local releases were our favorites of the year. >More
 Punk, funk, bluegrass and folk fests at Majestic place regional artists on a big stage

January can be a slow time of year for music venues. Touring acts are largely on hiatus until a bit later in the season, and customers can still be recovering from the whirlwind of the holiday season. >More
 Har Mar Superstar and the Pizza Underground team up to throw a post-Thanksgiving party

Sean Tillmann isn't going to let an early winter chill cool down his spirits when he visits the High Noon Saloon on Nov. 30. As Har Mar Superstar, Tillmann has turned heads with his zany yet sultry mix of R&B, soul and pop, as well stage antics like stripping down to his underwear. >More
 Tennessee native Rosanne Cash shares songs of the South with Madison-area friends and family

Sometimes a change of scenery can yield unexpected revelations. For Tennessee native Rosanne Cash and her husband, John Leventhal, recent journeys to the South were more than just a chance to check out the sights. The trips opened their eyes to the power and spirit of the region. >More
 Sonny Knight & the Lakers urge fans to forget their troubles and savor the present

Sonny Knight is a man on a mission: He wants you to know he's alive and kickin' at age 66. When the singer and his band, the Lakers, perform at the Frequency on Nov. 8, they won't hold back even a drop of sweat. With raw emotion coming from voices and instruments alike, this group are the musical definition of living in the moment. >More
 Duo turned quartet Count This Penny dazzle with a fuller folk sound on Wolves Are Sheep

Country-folk outfit Count This Penny began as a songwriting duo in East Tennessee and grew into a full-fledged band after moving to Madison in 2009. Each day they strive to improve themselves musically and otherwise. This idea appears time and again on their new EP, Wolves Are Sheep, along with the notion of finding one's true self. >More
 A sneak peek of Wolves Are Sheep by Count This Penny

Isthmus asked Count This Penny vocalist Amanda Rigell to tell the story behind three tracks on the band's forthcoming EP, Wolves Are Sheep. Here's what she told us. >More
 Flannel Fest celebrates Americana while supporting the Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund

Sometimes music and charity go together like a Wisconsin fall and a snuggly flannel shirt. For many, staying warm is just a matter of pulling out a thicker piece of clothing and going to a toasty house or apartment. Others, of course, don't have this luxury. >More
 Pixies for a new generation

Many Pixies fans thought they'd never see the alt-rock pioneers perform live after the band broke up in 1993. But lo and behold, the group returned to the stage in 2004. They didn't return to the studio much, though, not until recently, when they started recording tracks for their new LP, Indie Cindy. The band visit the Orpheum on Sunday, Oct. 12. >More
 The softer side of J Mascis

J Mascis is synonymous with the monstrous, fuzzed-out guitar jams of Dinosaur Jr., a band known for their pounding wall of rock 'n' roll sound. But if you ever get a chance to talk to Mascis, you might find him rather quiet. The contrast makes him even more intriguing. >More
 Old Crow Medicine Show buddy up with Bob Dylan, then write a song about it

When Nashville's Old Crow Medicine Show return to Overture Center on Oct. 3, they'll be riding high on two recent accomplishments: the release of a new album, Old Remedy, and their induction into the Grand Ole Opry. >More
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