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Songwriters in the Round – Wed., 6/22

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This month’s Songwriters in the Round at The Brink Lounge features Jim Schwall, Sandy Andina, and the winner of the March MSG Song Showdown, Brandy Held.

Madison Songwriters Guild’s premier event features plenty of original music starring a rotating cast of local and regional songwriters for a paltry $5.

For more information about Songwriters In the Round, check out our Events page.

Song Critique – 6/15

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MSG holds its monthly song critique this Wednesday, June 15th at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Co., 3600 University Avenue. Bring a new or nearly new song or lyric to play live or on CD and get instant feedback from local songwriters, and give some of your own. Check out the Events page for more details, and we’ll see you there!

Songwriter Night @ Talula – 6/14

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The Madison Songwriters Guild will again join forces with Talula’s acoustic jam for this new monthly songwriter night on Tuesday, June 14th at 8 p.m. The jam gives songwriters a chance to play a few solo songs or to get up on stage and jame with a top-notch house band.

Talula is already known for great food and music, so this event will become a songwriter favorite. Talula is located at 802 Atlas Avenue, Madison, WI 53714, or call (608) 441-1977.

Tune Up Your Songwriting – June 8th

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Come to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, June 8th for the Tune Up Your Songwriting workshop hosted by Rich Baumann.

Bring your instrument if you are interested in sharing an original song at the end of the workshop or come with a recording of a favorite song for the group to listen to and discuss. A CD player will be available.

This event starts with a 5:30 potluck/meet and greet followed by the 6:30 workshop. Admission is a suggested $5-15 donation.

Willy St. Co-op East is located at 1221 Williamson St. in Madison.

*Note that Willy St. is under heavy construction, so out of consideration for Co-op shoppers, please park on a side street.

Song Showdown – Wed., June 1st

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The Song Showdown is live again this Wednesday, June 1st at 7 p.m. at Red Dragon TV, 109 E. Lakeside St. in Madison. Hosted by 2010’s Song Showdown winner, Wolfgang Lochner, the Showdown is also webcast on

Come to compete, play at the open mic, or to cheer on your favorite performer. Everyone’s welcome to play in the open mic, but you must be an MSG member to compete in the Showdown or help with the judging (though not on the same night!). New members can sign up on the spot.