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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 http://www.reddragontv.tv.

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.

Songwriter Night – Thursday, 5/12 @ Water House Foods

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This Thursday night, Rich Baumann hosts an intimate songwriter night featuring performers John Crossman and Dave Schindele sharing original music at Water House Foods in Lake Mills at 7:00 p.m.

Cover is only $5 and there will be a chance for audience members to play a song or two at 6:30. Take a short drive out to Water House Foods and support great music at a great new venue!

Song Showdown – May 4th

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The Song Showdown is live again this Wednesday, May 4th 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 http://www.reddragontv.tv.

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.

April Songwriters in the Round – 4/27 @ 7 pm

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Come down to The Brink Lounge on Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. for the April edition of Songwriters in the Round. Madison Songwriters Guild’s premier event features heaps of original music starring a rotating cast of local and regional songwriters for a measly $5.

April’s line-up features the gentle blues of Jim Barnard, poetic music by Lynn Smith, and the harmoniously humorous folk duo, Andina & Rich.

For more information, check out the Events page.

April Song Showdown Winner!

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Congratulations to April’s winner of the Song Showdown, Sawyer Gebauer who won with his song, “O Lost.” The Song Showdown happens every first Wednesday of the month, includes an open mic, and is webcast on Red Dragon TV. For more information, see our Events page.

March Song Showdown – 3/6

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The Song Showdown rolls on Wednesday, March 6th 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 live on http://www.reddragontv.tv.

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 and new members may sign up at the event.

March Songwriters in the Round – 3/23

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Stop by The Brink Lounge on Wednesday, March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. for this month’s Songwriters in the Round. Madison Songwriters Guild’s premier event features tons of original music starring a rotating cast of local and regional songwriters.

March’s featured songwriters are Nancy RostVanessa TorellanoJuila McConahey. Like superheroes, these women will separate and combine their musical powers on stage to amaze and delight. Criminals beware.

* Note the 7 p.m. start time for the show. For more info, check out the Events page.

Songwriter Night – Water House Foods – 3/10

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This Thursday night, Rich Baumann hosts this intimate songwriter night which will feature performers Matt Belknap, Tim Southwick Johnson, and Lynn Smith sharing their original music at Water House Foods in Lake Mills at 7:00 p.m. Cover is only $5 and there will be a chance for audience members to share a song right before the performance at 6:30. Take a short drive out to Water House Foods and support great music at a great new venue.

For more information on this event, check out the Events page.

March Song Showdown Winner

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Congratulations to Brandy Held who won this month’s Song Showdown with her piano-driven song, “Chaser.” Brandy is a local songwriter who also teaches guitar and piano in her west side music studio. See the youtube video here.

Songwriters in the Round – 2/23

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Stop by The Brink Lounge on Wednesday, February 23rd at 7:00 p.m. for this month’s Songwriters in the Round. Madison Songwriters Guild’s premier event features tons of original music starring a rotating cast of local and regional songwriters.

February’s featured songwriters include:

Mark Adkins – the mastermind behind Madison’s favorite psychedelic folk noir band, Subvocal.
John Argentiero – strips away the electric layers to attempt acoustic world domination
Steve Schad – an accomplished acoustic guitarist with an eclectic style.

* Note the 7 p.m. start time for the show. For more info, check out the Events page.