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Six Mashups Worthy of A Holiday ‘Cheers’

Whether you’re drinking to celebrate family or drinking to tolerate them, there’s a bevy of festive beverages that would often seem unseasonal or out of place at any other time of the year. Works for us – it’s something additional to look forward to beyond food, family, and gifts. Better yet, they’re damn tasty, and […]

Get to the Gig: BoDeans

In the early 1980s, high school friends Sammy Llanas and Kurt Neumann formed a band in Waukesha, Wisconsin, called Da BoDeans. Neither had much experience with singing, but they decided to give the music thing a shot and began to play shows in the area, rehearsing in a friend’s garage. By 1985 they had added a […]

Madison Mondays – Holiday Classics

From Hawaii to Sierra Leone to Puerto Rico to the Philippines, holiday classics can take many forms – but nearly all of them share simple instrumentals, a chorus of voices, and a sense of community. Give this playlist a listen for a taste of beautiful, festive holiday tunes from across the globe! Like the content you’re […]

Does Music Make Us More Productive? Pt. 1

This week, we’re tackling a new question. You glance at the clock; it’s 4:30 PM. Only half an hour to go, but you have emails to read, copies to make, and no motivation. So you pop in some earbuds, and two minutes into your favorite album, those tasks don’t seem quite so daunting anymore. Although […]

C&R: 5 Songs to Warm You During Wisco Winters

It’s mid-January. The holidays are over, spring is still a ways away, and the word ‘summer’ isn’t even in your vocabulary. There isn’t enough snow on the ground to make a day out of it, and it’s far too bitter and cold to go for a casual walk. The sun is nowhere to be found. […]

Get to the Gig: The Last Revel

Get ready folks, The Last Revel will be returning to Madison on Thursday, December 14th, and they’ll be ready to bring the house down. Hailing from Mankato, Minnesota, and now based in Minneapolis, the band is comprised of Lee Henke and Ryan Acker – both on banjo and guitar – and Vincenzio Donatelle with the […]

Madison Mondays – 12/4/17

2017 is almost over, but there is still plenty of time to get your live music fix. Check out the playlist below for a peek at what to expect on the Majestic stage (& some of what you may have missed) in the upcoming weeks, and don’t forget to snag tickets below. Check it out! […]

Healing Through Harmony: Music Therapy

Although its genesis can be traced back to World War I, the formal profession of music therapy has only recently started to gain serious steam again as a legitimate method of treatment. The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) defines music therapy as ‘an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship […]

C&R: Tunes for Travel

5 Albums To Keep You Sane In The Car Whether you’re sharing it with your family or listening to avoid them, music is an absolute must on long trips. Can you imagine driving for six hours in complete silence? Unheard of and completely absurd. With that being said, I’m a firm believer that certain tonal […]

Local Spotlight: Miyha

Madison’s local music collective, as I’m slowly but surely finding out, is pretty dense and diverse. As far as summing up a local scene in two adjectives goes, you can’t get much better than that. One of the up-and-coming contributors to Madison’s DIY scene is Miyha, an indie/punk/garage four piece that is one quarter Maggie […]

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