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BASCOM HILL – Maybe (2005   Arrival Records) Written by John Payne According to their press release, Bascom Hill, a Madison band named after the large hill in front of the UW’s most well-known building, have a


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WISCONSIN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA – Momentum (2005   WCO Records) Written by Judy Brady Some historians like to consider the chamber orchestra to be a slightly rebellious cultural entity that arose in response to the development of the


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SEVENONEFIVE – We Don’t Feel Like This For Free (2005   Crustacean Records) Written by Joe Price “Don’t let them make your decisions for you,” rasps SevenOneFive singer Douglas Bredlau on “Seat Belt.”  The entire song is


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BRAINERD – Animal Mother (2005   Party Records) Written by Joe Price Brainerd has an ambiguous style.  Animal Mother opens with a blistering metal assault of tribal drum rhythms and heavy guitars.  Singer Deitrich barks “Jesus!” repeatedly


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KILLDOZER – The Last Waltz (2005   Crustacean Records) There is something innately Madisonian about missing something incredible that’s festering right under our collective nose.  The juxtaposition of Killdozer and Crustacean Records seems to illustrate that point


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THE BRACELETS – The Bracelets (2005   Sector Five Records) My God, where the hell did this music come from? No disrespect to the German Art Students or Burr Settles or the other couple of artists who


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STONERING – Samhain (2004   Self-Release) Written by Andy Ziehli StoneRing’s latest CD, Samhain (pronounced SAH-win) is a collection of traditional Celtic and multi-regional folk songs arranged and performed in what is now a familiar StoneRing fashion;


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DAFINO – Deus est Nullus ex Machina (2005   Self-release) Dafino took home the MAMA last March for Best New Band and if sheer moxie were rewarded there’s little doubt they’d be in the running for most


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SARA YERVAND – Introducing Sara Yervand (2005   Self-Release) Written by Judy Brady It feels great to say that there are only great things to say about Sara Yervand’s debut recording, Introducing Sara Yervand. The production is


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RICHARD WIEGEL – Out Of The Blue

RICHARD WIEGEL – Out Of The Blue (2003 Darlingtonet)   Style: Fingerstyle Guitar and Vocal Titles:Blue Days, Black Nights (2:04) St. Louis Blues (2:20) My Creole Belle (2:49) Goodbye My Bluebelle (1:54) A Good Girl Is Hard


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