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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.

Song Showdown resumes in February!

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The Song Showdown kicks off again on Wed., 2/2 and continues on the first Wednesday of every month at Red Dragon TV, 109 E. Lakeside in Madison. This new edition will be hosted by 2010’s Song Showdown winner, Wolfgang Lochner.

The Showdown will start at 7:00 p.m. and be webcast live each month on http://www.reddragontv.tv. Come to compete, play during the open mic, or just be part of the fun. Everyone’s welcome to play in the open mic. However, only MSG members may compete in the Showdown, but new members can sign up on the spot.

Song Showdown Winner Announced!

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Congratulations to 2010’s Song Showdown winner, Wolfgang Lochner!

Wolfgang took home bragging rights and a nice bundle of prizes including an Alchemy gift certificate and some recording time at local, award-winning Paradyme Productions recording studio when his song “MC Hammer” won the night on Wednesday, December 8th at The Alchemy

Nine fine local songwriters competed in the final, which was the culmination of a year of monthly Song Showdown winners. The caliber of the songs was so good that at one point, one of the judges was heard to remark that an enormous tie might be the outcome.

The Madison Songwriters Guild would like to thank Jim Schwall for hosting the Song Showdown every month, and the venue, The Alchemy, for their support.

Final Song Showdown of 2010!

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Your last chance to see the Madison Songwriters Guild Song Showdown happens next Wednesday, December 8th at 8:30 p.m. at The Alchemy, located at 1980 Atwood Avenue in Madison. There is no cover charge.

This grand finale is a competition for the “Song of the Year” title among the Showdown’s monthly winners. The big winner walks away with an Alchemy gift certificate and a professional recording of the chosen song at the award-winning Paradyme Productions recording studio.

Monthly winners have included these fine local songwriters: Heather Abney, Ryan Gavin, Hugh G. Gogh, Ivan & Steph, Maxwell James, Wolfgang Lochner, Vanessa Tortolano, Anna Vogelzang and Windsor Marie.

MSG members are encouraged to come and help host Jim Schwall judge the competition. Check out the events page for more information.

Song Showdown – 8/11 @ The Alchemy

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The next MSG Song Showdown is Wednesday, June 9th at 8:30 p.m. at The AlchemyJim Schwall hosts.

You must be an MSG member to compete in this event, and MSG members help judge the contestants, but new members can sign up on the spot! And, anyone can take part in the open mic.

Find out more about the Song Showdown, prizes, and how to be part of it on our Events page. Come down and be a part of a great night of music, whether or not you play in the Showdown.

Song Showdown, Wed. 6/9 @ The Alchemy

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The next MSG Song Showdown is Wednesday, June 9th at 8:30 p.m. at The AlchemyJim Schwall will be your host.

You must be an MSG member to compete in this event, and MSG members can help judge the contestants. Even better, new members can sign up on the spot. Anyone can take part in the open mic.

Find out more about the Song Showdown, prizes, and how to be part of it on our Events page. Come down and be a part of a great night of music, whether or not you play in the Showdown.

Song Showdown, 5/12 @ 8:30

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The next MSG Song Showdown is Wednesday, May 12th at 8:30 p.m. at The AlchemyJim Schwall hosts.

You must be an MSG member to compete in this event, but new members can sign up on the spot. Anyone can take part in the open mic.

Find out more about the Song Showdown, prizes, and how to be part of it on our Events page. Come down and be a part of a great night of music, whether or not you play in the Showdown.

Song Showdown-Wed., April 14th @ 8:30

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The next MSG Song Showdown is Wednesday, April 14th at 8:30 p.m. at The AlchemyJim Schwall hosts this event, which is back by popular demand and growing each month. You must be an MSG member to compete in this event, and new members can sign up on the spot.

The evening includes an open mic, which is open to anyone.

Find out more about the Song Showdown, prizes, and how to be part of it on our Events page. Come down and be a part of a great night of music, whether or not you play in the Showdown.

Song Showdown Wed., March 10th @ 8:30

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The next Song Showdown is Wednesday, March 10th at 8:30 p.m. at The AlchemyJim Schwall hosts this event, which is back by popular demand and growing each month.

Congratulations to new MSG member Vanessa Tortolano, who won the February Showdown in January and the prizes that go with the win. You can hear Vanessa locally performing solo, or as a vocalist with the band, Subvocal. Welcome to the Madison Songwriters Guild, Vanessa!

Find out more about the Song Showdown, prizes, and how to be part of it on our Events page. Come down and be a part of a great night of music, whether or not you compete.

Song Showdown rolls on Wed., Feb. 10 @ 8:30

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The next Song Showdown happens this Wednesday, Feb. 10th at 8:30 at The Alchemy. Jim Schwall hosts this event, which is back by popular demand and growing each month.

Congratulations to Anna Vogelzang, a touring songwriter and a recent Madison transplant, who won the first Showdown of the year in January. Among other places, you can find Anna singing her soulful tunes at MSG’s February Songwriters In the Round. Welcome to the Madison Songwriters Guild, Anna!

Find out more about the Song Showdown, prizes, and how to be part of it on our Events page. Come down and be a part of a great night of music, whether you are competing or not.