Betsy Heibler of Sugar Stems

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Michael Ward's art at Ebling Library

'Twenty-Three Sisters' at Union South

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Small Fixes

08 AM | 29 Aug

(Friday Track) The Midwest Beat, “Vortex Hole”


(Photo by Bobby Hussy.) The Midwest Beat’s third album, ‘Free Of Being,’ which comes out September 23, reflects how much has changed for the Wisconsin garage-pop institution over the years. It’s gone from a mostly Madison-based band to a mostly Milwaukee-based band, and with two newer members (bassist Tim Schweiger and guitarist/singer Kyle Denton) joining

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10 AM | 27 Aug

(Song Debut) Bereft, “Loss”


Madison metal outfit Bereft have released the first single from their forthcoming debut album, ‘Lost Ages.’ The nearly seven-minute song, “Loss,” captures a lot of the promise the band has been showing in its recent live shows: It draws on elements of black metal and doom metal, and pulls them off with immediacy, but also

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07 AM | 27 Aug

Madison Calendar, August 28 through September 3

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(Pictured: Sims. Photo by Dan Monick.) THURSDAY AUGUST 28 DakhaBrakha. Capitol Theater, 7:30 p.m. The Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha channels the folk traditions of Ukraine through an approach that’s all at once stately, nuanced, and wilfully weird. DakhaBrakha patches together influences from around the world, even claiming inspiration from the likes of Steve Reich and Philip

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02 PM | 21 Aug

Frank Productions staffer criticizes Orpheum/Live Nation deal on WORT


Today on WORT’s A Public Affair, host Nigel O’Shea interviewed several venue owners and concert promoters about the state of music in Madison. One of his guests, Charlie Goldstone of locally based concert promoter Frank Productions, sharply criticized the Orpheum Theatre for its recently announced partnership with Live Nation. Frank is currently planning to build

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