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Whitney Mann songs strike a chord

Whitney Mann songs strike a chord

The Madison-based country singer-songwriter is finding a following, and some new styles to explore. 

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Coming Attractions: Hurray For The Riff Raff, Ana Tijoux, The Growlers

Coming Attractions: Hurray For The Riff Raff, Ana Tijoux, The Growlers

Indie-folk band Hurray For the Riff Raff and singer-songwriter Ana Tijoux are among recently-announced acts coming to Madison.

December 16, 2014 10:00 am(0)

Coming Soon to Madison playlist: Hurray For The Riff Raff, Dead Horses, Cursive

Coming Soon to Madison playlist: Hurray For The Riff Raff, Dead Horses, Cursive

Listen now for a heads-up on great shows coming soon to Madison. 

December 15, 2014 10:00 am(0)

New Zealand star Hayley Westenra warms a Wisconsin holiday

New Zealand star Hayley Westenra warms a Wisconsin holiday

The first time the young international sensation Hayley Westenra performed in Madison, the grass was green, the weather was warm and huge crowds showed up to hear her sing at a 2004 Concerts on the Square with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

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Indie-folk friends come together in Wintersong concert

Indie-folk friends come together in Wintersong concert

What started as a small gathering for charity has become an annual holiday songfest.

December 12, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Don't count them out: Why Counting Crows' Adam Duritz loves 'drowning in Wisconsin bands'

Don't count them out: Why Counting Crows' Adam Duritz loves 'drowning in Wisconsin bands'

Counting Crows plays the Orpheum Theater on Saturday, Dec. 13.

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Best Bets: Nashville Pussy, The Sea and Cake, The Lone Bellow

Best Bets: Nashville Pussy, The Sea and Cake, The Lone Bellow

A country-punk duo, a Chicago jazz-rock outfit, and a Brooklyn country-folk trio are on tap this week.

December 10, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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CD review: She & Him, "Classics"

CD review: She & Him, "Classics"

Rather than try and fit the songs into the She & Him format, the pair seem more than willing to meet the songs halfway, or more than halfway.

December 09, 2014 4:10 pm(2)

Coming Attractions: They Might Be Giants, Bleachers, Doomtree

Coming Attractions: They Might Be Giants, Bleachers, Doomtree

Indie rock band Bleachers and alt-rock group They Might Be Giants are among recently-announced acts coming to Madison.

December 09, 2014 11:30 am(0)

'Coming Soon to Madison' playlist: Honeyblood, John Mark Nelson, Bleachers

'Coming Soon to Madison' playlist: Honeyblood, John Mark Nelson, Bleachers

Never say, "Wish I knew that band when they played in town!" again.

December 08, 2014 10:00 am(0)

Hugh Bob and the Hustle put a Wisconsin spin on country music

Hugh Bob and the Hustle put a Wisconsin spin on country music

Hugh Bob and the Hustle's brand of country music evokes their Wisconsin heritage, but they'll be soon taking it to Nashville.

December 05, 2014 10:00 am(0)

The girls in the band — then and now

The girls in the band — then and now

Plenty of jazz this weekend from local and international talents.

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Hugh Bob and the Hustle are ready to rumble

Hugh Bob and the Hustle are ready to rumble

When singer Hugh Masterson began his Milwaukee roots rock band Hugh Bob and the Hustle a few years ago, he was just getting his feet wet with songwriting. The songs on his band's 2012 debut were among his first songs he ever wrote, with lyrics emphasizing many of the small town values - including hard work and humbleness - that he got from growing up in northern Wisconsin town Butternut.

December 04, 2014 8:00 am(0)

Hall of Fame rocker Ian McLagan dies the day before he was to play Madison

Hall of Fame rocker Ian McLagan dies the day before he was to play Madison

McLagan, who played keyboards for the Faces and Small Faces, was to have performed with Nick Lowe Thursday at the Barrymore Theatre.

December 03, 2014 6:00 pm(0)

Jolly Old Saint Nick: Nick Lowe spreads wry holiday cheer in Madison

Jolly Old Saint Nick: Nick Lowe spreads wry holiday cheer in Madison

Nick Lowe may be too slim, dapper and clean-shaven to make a proper Santa Claus. But the legendary British rocker and producer gave his fans a surprise Christmas present last year with his first holiday album “Quality Street.”

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