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Best Bets: Deer Tick, The Mowgli's, Stand Up Benefoot

Best Bets: Deer Tick, The Mowgli's, Stand Up Benefoot

A gritty roots-rock band, an upbeat folk-pop group and a benefit featuring Wisconsin musicians are this week's best bets.

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Coming Attractions: Nick Offerman, Umphrey's McGee, Watsky

Coming Attractions: Nick Offerman, Umphrey's McGee, Watsky

Top show announcements this week include a rugged comedian, a jam band and a poet who raps.

August 19, 2014 2:15 pm(0)

Dan in real life: Madison's Steely Dane evokes the sound of Overture-filling Steely Dan

Dan in real life: Madison's Steely Dane evokes the sound of Overture-filling Steely Dan

Madison's Steely Dane has drawn big crowds playing the music of Steely Dan.

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Best Bets: Kyng, Headbangers Ball, Pat McCurdy

Best Bets: Kyng, Headbangers Ball, Pat McCurdy

A Los Angeles heavy rock trio, a night celebrating all things metal and a goofy singer-songwriter are this week's best bets.

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Coming Attractions: Old Crow Medicine Show, Foxy Shazam, John Oliver

Coming Attractions: Old Crow Medicine Show, Foxy Shazam, John Oliver

Top show announcements this week include a rootsy Americana group, a pop-rock band and a politically-focused comedian.

August 12, 2014 2:15 pm(0)

Animal Instincts: How a PHOX and a Lion put Baraboo on the musical map

Animal Instincts: How a PHOX and a Lion put Baraboo on the musical map

For those looking at the success of these two Baraboo bands from the outside, the story seems like a fairy tale.

August 07, 2014 8:00 am(1)

Coming Attractions: Bill Cosby, MC Chris, The Secret Sisters

Coming Attractions: Bill Cosby, MC Chris, The Secret Sisters

A nerdcore rapper, a country music duo and a bonafide comedy legend are coming to Madison this fall.

August 06, 2014 10:00 am(0)

Best Bets: Matrimony, Ziggy Marley, FLINTface

Best Bets: Matrimony, Ziggy Marley, FLINTface

A North Carolina folk-rock band, a reggae superstar and an alt-rocker of biblical proportions take the stage this week.

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Many people, one beat: Dane Dances celebrate 15 years of cultural outreach through music

Many people, one beat: Dane Dances celebrate 15 years of cultural outreach through music

Dane Dances launched in 2000 with the mission of bringing people of all demographics together through music and dance. Fifteen years later, the event draws thousands of people to the Monona Terrace rooftop.

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Not just one jazz at Jazz at Five

Not just one jazz at Jazz at Five

Free Wednesday shows offer a wide range of genres.

August 04, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Q&A: Perry Blanchard has the Orpheum in his blood

Q&A: Perry Blanchard has the Orpheum in his blood

Blanchard is the general manager of the Orpheum Theater, which will have its first full lineup of concerts under Gus Paras' ownership this fall.

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Motley Crue in their own (Twitter) words

Motley Crue in their own (Twitter) words

To find out what Motley Crue is like, you could go to “The Dirt,” the book written by members of the group. Or you could wait for the “final tour” film slated for release in 2015.

August 01, 2014 1:00 pm(0)

Global warming: Central Park Sessions heats up summer with music from around the world

Global warming: Central Park Sessions heats up summer with music from around the world

The new concert series starts at Central Park on Thursday.

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Best Bets: See How You Are Madison?!, Run River North, Johnnyswim

Best Bets: See How You Are Madison?!, Run River North, Johnnyswim

A celebration of Madison's rock scene, a Korean-American indie-pop group and a husband-wife folk-pop due are this week's best bets.

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Coming Attractions: S. Carey, John Hodgman, Meat Puppets

Coming Attractions: S. Carey, John Hodgman, Meat Puppets

Top show announcements this week include a Bon Iver musician's solo act, a humorist and a punk-rock group.

July 29, 2014 3:00 pm(0)

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