Kitty Dunn Blogs

5 Things You Didn't Know About U2's Joshua Tree

U2 is on tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough album, the Joshua Tree. The tour includes a stop at Chicago's Soldier Field on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday June 4th. Here are some facts about the 1987 album that you may not have known. 1. U2 wanted the album to symbolize the... Read More

The Old Blues Soul of Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman was not just an amazing singer and keyboard player, he could write blues songs that sounded like they were written by an old blues guy, like Elmore James, Muddy Waters or Robert Johnson. Was it early tragedy that gave Gregg a blues soul? His father was murdered by a hitchhiker when... Read More

Time to Buy Sgt. Pepper again!

The Beatles are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" with several reissue packages that a lot of fans (like me) are anxious to hear. I got my first copy of Sgt. Pepper in the mid-70s when I asked for that "Beatles Rock and Roll Music"... Read More

6 Things You Didn't Know About Chris Cornell

The world was shocked to wake up to the news that Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave singer, passed away after a show in Detroit. Cornell was an amazing singer and songwriter whose talent will be missed immensely. Here are some things you may not have known about Cornell. 1. Cornell was a... Read More

Childish Gambino: Singer, Rapper, Actor, Comedian

Childish Gambino is a well-rounded entertainer, who is now focussing on his music career, and will be headlining the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City, along with other great acts including Lorde, Phoenix, Bleachers, Judah & The Lion, Cage the Elephant and more. Register to win a... Read More

MAMA Awards Final Round Voting Continues

There's still time to cast your ballot for the Madison Area Music Awards! Plus, don't forget to get tickets for the Wurst Times Fest May 27 and the awards ceremonies at the Overture Center June 18th. Proceeds help local music programs and help get instruments into kids' hands. More info here... Read More

Wisconsin ripped off on "Most Fun States" List

How fun is Wisconsin? Well if you believe a website called wallethub.com , we're the 21st Most Fun State in the country. The study does give us pretty high marks (#7) for "Nightlife," probably due to access to bars (we have a lot of them), and the price of beer and cocktails (you can almost always... Read More

Craft Beer Week: Kitty's Picks

It's the most beer-ti-ful time of the year! Craft Beer Week is upon us, with bars, liquor stores, restaurants and more celebrating the hoppy and not-so-hoppy stuff. Here's my list of Craft Beer Week picks. I'm getting thirsty already. Napalm Bunny Release , Friday April 28th from 5pm-8pm at... Read More

Kitty's Picks For Record Store Day

Record Store Day is this Saturday April 22nd. It's a celebration of local, independent record stores, with record companies big and small issuing special releases in honor of the occasion. Here are some of my picks. The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever/Hello Goodbye This 45 is being re-released in... Read More

Summerfest Side Stages 2017

Summerfest has released a list of some of the ground stage performers we'll get to see this June and July, and it's got a little something for everybody. Here are some of my picks! (Performance times and specific stage assignments will be announced later.) WEDNESDAY JUNE 28 Moody Blues Spin Doctors... Read More