• fashion,  local,  music,  vintage

    Rags and Drag

    One of the many reasons it is good to have a dog is that it forces me to take a lot of walks around my neighborhood, during which I always keep an eye out for promo posters on fluorescent copy paper. It keeps me apprised of goings-on, and just the sight of those round kiosks plastered with colored concert flyers makes me happy. If you’ve ever lived in Madison, you know what I’m talking about. On my rainy day dog walk this morning, I spotted a poster for a Rags and Drag Fashion Show being put on by one of my favorite stores, ReThreads, on June 16 at 9:00 PM…

  • local,  music

    Bands that Should Come to Madison… Pretty Please?

    The Overture Center recently asked me (and its other 2,932 Facebook friends) who we would like to see perform on their stage. And that got me thinking… Madison is getting the shaft this summer on a lot of tour schedules. All of my favorite Canadian indie bands are touring this summer, and not one of them has a Madison stop. Stars‘ new album, The Five Ghosts, releases on June 22. They play in Chicago on June 9 (already sold out) on their North American tour, but no Madison stop this time. I’ve seen Stars at the Metro in Chicago and at the Barrymore in Madison, both on brutally cold days.…

  • food,  local,  music

    Mad Good Music (and Food)

    Reason #1,467 why I love Madison is that it has free festivals all summer long. Coming up on June 12-13 is the Marquette Waterfront Festival right in my neighborhood at Yahara Place Park.  I am super excited that Great Lake Swimmers will be playing on June 13 at 4:30 p.m.  I love me some Canadian indie bands! And, since I think about food all the time, it’s worth noting that local restaurants Lao Laan-Xang, Glass Nickel Pizza, Plaka Taverna, The Chocolate Shoppe, Café Costa Rica, and Jamerica will have stands there, and Capital Brewery will have beers on tap. Come on down with your kids, bikes, and blankets for some…

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