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7th Annual MAMAs @ Overture Center – May 8th

The 7th Annual Madison Area Music Awards promises to be the biggest and best yet.  The big news is, we’ve moved the show to the Capitol Theater in the Overture Center.

The date of the awards show is Saturday, May 8th, 2010. Reserve the date now as you won’t want to miss this signature Madison event.  Once again, the MAMAs will be hosted by John Urban.  This year’s special musical guest is Jimmy Voegeli, playing the Capitol Theater organ.


  • Aaron Williams & the Hoodoo
  • Whitney Mann and Band
  • Sunspot
  • The Lucas Cates Band
  • dumate
  • VO5
  • MAMAs All-Star Fusion Band (featuring Hanah Jon Taylor, Clyde Stubblefield, Biff Blumfumgagnge, Gary Chin and Louka Patenaude)

More as information will be posted as it becomes available here:

Rock the Sound @ Scatz – April 3rd

Next Level Productions and Bellatoria Pizza are proud to present the return of ROCK THE SOUND. This years fundraising efforts go to the Madison Area Music Association, to help them continue to “put instruments in the hands of kids.” This event takes place at Scatz in Middleton WI. on April 3rd. It will feature the absolute best of Madison area all original rock. This line up will also feature the debut of new Faces For Radio drummer, Phill Buerstatte, and the debut of Shawn Brown’s new band The Viscous Circle. Along with the legendary Muzzy Luctin, Cudasigh, The Motherhive Syndicate, Don Bakken, and new comers Transient. This is a show that cannot be missed.

Guitar Center will be giving away a guitar and WJJO’s Kurt Baron will be there to introduce the bands and will be doing call backs to the station during the event. Kurt will also host a special WJJO Local Stage on March 28th, at 9:00pm, that will feature all the bands on this bill.

This is as local as it gets folks. If you’ve ever considered yourself a supporter of the local music scene, you need to be at this show. No more of downtown vs. suburbs, Madison Music scene UNITE, if only for one night.

This show is sponsored by: Bellatoria Pizza, Apparel 1, Capital Brewery, Nuclearview Design, Maximum Ink, Raintite Construction, Megatone Studios, and Guitar Center.

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Local Sounds Announces New Partnership

Local Sounds is proud to announce that it has merged with the popular Madtown Lounge website ( and are re-launching early in 2010.  We are excited to welcome its founder and owner, Allen McGuire, to the Local Sounds board of directors. Madtown Lounge brings several crucial aspects into the Local Sounds concept including social networking, merchandise sales, advance ticket sales for area events, a club calendar and more. Local Sounds will build on the database of artists and information that Madtown Lounge has successfully developed to create an invaluable archive that will continuously expand and develop.

Local Sounds – Live at the Frequency January 15th

Local Sounds will host a fundraiser at the Frequency Live Music Venue (121 E. Main St., Madison, ) on Friday, January 15th beginning at 9 PM. Scheduled to perform are: Fermata, Compass Rose (featuring Mike Droho) and Sexy Ester and the Pretty Mama Sisters. Proceeds from the event will help cover the legal expenses of seeking nonprofit status for the Local Sounds organization. Cover at the door will be $6.  Come down and join us for an evening of good music and to show your support for a local organization helping our local music scene!

United Sons of Toil Kickoff Shining Path Tour

Madison, Wisconsin rockers The United Sons of Toil announced their first extended re-education campaign, The Shining Path Tour.  Below is a list of the stops on the tour:

Oct 15 – Minneapolis @Sauce with Build My Gallows High
Oct 16 – Sioux City IA @Jefferson SD Community Center
Oct 17 – Omaha @Sydney
Oct 18 – St. Louis @Illegal Tone Recordings
Oct 19 – Lexington @Chaosome
Oct 20 – Cincinnati @Southgate House
Oct 21 – Cleveland @Now That’s Class
Oct 22 – Detroit @The Factory
Oct 23 – Louisville @Skull Alley
Oct 24 – Indianapolis @The Dojo with Rooms
Oct 25 – DeKalb IL @7th Street Space

If you’re able to make one of the dates listed above, go down and check out their show.  If you can’t make it, the band will be posting updates from the road via the following channels:

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