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Music News: CD Release Party to Honor Pat Peterson, New Video from Modern Mod

01/29/14

Music News: CD Release Party to Honor Pat Peterson, New Video from Modern Mod

Proceeds from the party for Pat Peterson will go to Children's Hospital

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Local Band Modern Mod Showing Us How It’s Done

01/06/14

Local Band Modern Mod Showing Us How It’s Done

Support this high school band through their Kickstarter campaign

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The Sounds of Saturdays

01/02/14

The Sounds of Saturdays

A reflection on weekends and their soundtracks

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Rick’s Top Five Local Music Picks for New Year’s Eve

12/26/13

Rick’s Top Five Local Music Picks for New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve is a great night to check out local bands

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Launchpad Launches 10th Season

12/23/13

Launchpad Launches 10th Season

The youth competition offers the chance for high school bands to compete for prestigious prizes

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Legendary Madison Musician Charlie Brooks Needs Your Help

12/20/13

Legendary Madison Musician Charlie Brooks Needs Your Help

Singer In Dire Need of Medical Care

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It's an Unbelievable Weekend for Local Music

12/06/13

It's an Unbelievable Weekend for Local Music

Here are seven can't-miss local music events going on this weekend

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Gifts of a Different Sort

12/06/13

Gifts of a Different Sort

Local band Mojo Radio has released a tribute song for late friend Paulie Heenan

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Fallen Musician’s Music Keeps on Giving

11/26/13

Fallen Musician’s Music Keeps on Giving

Pick up a CD by Pat Peterson and proceeds will go to Children's Hospital

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Music Community Rallies for Randy and Sally Green

11/18/13

Music Community Rallies for Randy and Sally Green

A fundraiser was held over the weekend for the local couple

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About This Blog

Rick Tvedt has been a performing musician since the age of eight and had regional success with local band The And. He has also been a solo performer and was a member of the Sled Dogs. He launched the monthly local music newspaper Rick’s Café in January of 2003, which is now publishing online as Local Sounds Magazine. That same year he founded the Madison Area Music Association, a charitable organization that raises money to fund music programs for kids and provides musical instruments. The MAMAs also produce the annual Madison Area Music Awards.

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