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Party Like It's 1984

That time Prince played a secret show at Bogart's …

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
One of the major coups for Bogart’s was the 1984 appearance of Prince, who had booked his new band for a short run of rehearsal gigs prior to the his extensive tour to promote the just-released Purple Rain film and soundtrack.  

A Personal Pantheon of Bogart's Highlights

CityBeat writer and former Bogart's employee Brian Baker remembers his favorite Bogart's moments

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Longtime CityBeat writer (and former Bogart's staffer) Brian Baker remembers some of his favorite moments from 40 years of seeing shows at Bogart's.
  

Behind the Heavy Metal Wheel of Sex

A piece of Bogart's lore (somewhat) explained

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
How a juvenile backstage gag ended up becoming a part of the legend of Bogart's.
  

We'll Always Have Short Vine...

Bogart’s, the Midwest’s premier showcase music club, celebrates 40 years by moving into the future and reconnecting with its storied past

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Bogart’s has experienced a life as real, as colorful, as downcast in despair and as jubilant in triumph as any living, breathing human being. Bogart’s is a tangible entity, with a personality as integral to the shows it has hosted as any of the thousands of luminaries that have graced its stage over the past four decades.   

Music: Death from Above 1979

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It’s easy to see why bands with lengthy histories and voluminous catalogs would consider getting back together, but those rationalizations don’t hold much water for Death from Above 1979.  

Music: Glass Animals

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Don’t let the patchouli-scented Jam band name fool you — Glass Animals have very little in common with that blissed-out branch of musical endeavor.
  

Sound Advice: Sage Francis with Trademark Aaron and B-Shields

Thursday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
There’s a thin line between self-absorption and self-awareness. Eminem is self-absorbed. Sage Francis is self-aware. 
  

Music: Sage Francis

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
There’s a thin line between self-absorption and self-awareness. Eminem is self-absorbed. Sage Francis is self-aware.
  

Monster University

Trio Failure is brilliantly resurrected with 'The Heart is a Monster'

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
As a wise philosopher once noted, the only constant is change. Perhaps that’s why Failure’s new album, The Heart is a Monster, is an unexpected surprise.
  

Maurice Mattei Explores ‘Girl Jungle’ on New LP

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Cincinnati’s Maurice Mattei wouldn’t refuse a taste of success. Given the opportunity, I think he would gladly allow one of his brilliant story songs to be used in an appropriate manner in a decent film for a respectable payday.