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Optometri: Born from chaos, a band calls it quits

Optometri: Born from chaos, a band calls it quits

It hadn’t quite reached 24 hours to go when Bob Jacobson was desperate to find an opener for his Ramones cover band.

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Best Bets: LCD Soundsystem vs. Daft Punk, Har Mar Superstar, Cracker

A dance party, a soul crooner and a country-rock titan are on tap this week.

November 26, 2014 8:00 am Related

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Macaulay Culkin's cheesy pizza-rock band plays the High Noon Sunday

Macaulay Culkin's cheesy pizza-rock band plays the High Noon Sunday

The "Home Alone" star will appear with his Velvet Underground parody band.

November 25, 2014 11:45 am(0)

Holiday time is showtime in Madison

Holiday time is showtime in Madison

Starting the day after Thanksgiving, the season is stuffed with homegrown talent and shows for every taste — from plays to concerts to offbeat entertainment offerings you’ll remember well into 2015.

November 24, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Kissers explore traditional Celtic side on new album 'Three Sails'

Kissers explore traditional Celtic side on new album 'Three Sails'

The Kissers' new album is a departure for the longtime Irish rock band, whose leader Ken Fitzsimmons said it "feels really good and really important to do it."

November 21, 2014 5:30 am(1)

Best Bets: Steely Dane, King Washington, Chuck Mead

Best Bets: Steely Dane, King Washington, Chuck Mead

A local tribute supergroup, a catchy rock band, and an alt-country hero are all on tap this week.

November 19, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Coming Attractions: Houndmouth, Lily and Madeleine, Chris Hardwick

Coming Attractions: Houndmouth, Lily and Madeleine, Chris Hardwick

Top show announcements this week include an alt-country group, a folk-pop sister act and a comedian and podcast host.

November 18, 2014 1:45 pm(0)

'Fidelio' a first for Madison Opera

'Fidelio' a first for Madison Opera

Beethoven opera cast includes two Wisconsin natives.

November 17, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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A change for Karen Olivo: Madison's one and only resident Tony winner sings her story

A change for Karen Olivo: Madison's one and only resident Tony winner sings her story

Tony Award winner Karen Olivo makes Madison her home -- and her creative stage.

November 14, 2014 10:30 am Photos

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My Brightest Diamond drums up a sense of community

My Brightest Diamond drums up a sense of community

A new record is partially inspired by exploring ways music brings people together.

November 14, 2014 7:00 am(0)

Wisconsin Singers are a study in show business

Wisconsin Singers are a study in show business

The young adults who make up the Wisconsin Singers traveling show group all have full-time commitments as UW-Madison students.

November 14, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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My Brightest Diamond marches to a different drummer

My Brightest Diamond marches to a different drummer

Singer-songwriter Shara Worden - better known for her moniker My Brightest Diamond - understands that making records these days is a tough sell. Albums don't sell like they used to.

November 13, 2014 9:00 am(0)

Coming Attractions: Aesop Rock, G. Love & Special Sauce, Jose Gonzalez

Coming Attractions: Aesop Rock, G. Love & Special Sauce, Jose Gonzalez

Top show announcements this week include a hip-hop artist, a jam-pop trio and a folksy singer-songwriter.

November 12, 2014 1:45 pm(0)

Best Bets: Garfunkel & Oates, The Bluegrass Ball, Jake Shimabukuro

Best Bets: Garfunkel & Oates, The Bluegrass Ball, Jake Shimabukuro

A musical comedy duo, a two-night all-star bluegrass extravaganza, and a ukulele virtuoso are all on tap this week.

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Mozart meets raga in Melharmony festival Saturday in Oregon

Mozart meets raga in Melharmony festival Saturday in Oregon

What if Mozart had been born in southern India?

November 11, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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