By Scott Gordon
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Madison-focused arts and music conversations you won't hear anywhere else, from tonemadison.com
||CleanLykanthea on constantly revising memories through music||Lykanthea, the project of Chicago-based musician, multidisciplinary artist, and academic Lakshmi Ramgopal, explored a mix of ambient music, carnatic music, and a healthy bit of pop on the 2014 EP Migration. But since Migration came out,||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParsing the arts in the Wisconsin governor’s race||Earlier this week, Tone Madison published a survey asking the candidates in Wisconsin’s Democratic gubernatorial primary about how, if elected, they would go about supporting the arts in our state. Seven of them got back to us.||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMark Bridges spans the chamber and the electronic wilderness||High Plains, the duo of Madison-based cellist Mark Bridges and Canadian electronic musician Scott Morgan (best known for his solo project Loscil), released its debut album, Cinderland, in 2017. It’s a haunting,||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrading notes on Madison music from spring 2018||This week, Tone Madison editor Scott Gordon and contributor Henry Solo sat down to round up a bunch of recent releases from Madison-based artists, ranging from metal to hip-hop to experimental music. We’re hoping to make music roundups like this a reg||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErik Kramer’s experimental twist on folk music||Erik Kramer’s first solo release, A House, Floating In The Middle Of A Lake, was one of our favorite Madison records of 2017. Kramer combines folk guitar instrumentals with electronics and field recordings,||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiving into eight days of Madison comedy||The Madison comedy scene is incredibly tight, with dozens of performers hustling for stage time week in and week out at open mics and showcases in bars, clubs, coffee shops, galleries, and anywhere else someone’s got a microphone plugged in.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRevisiting 2017’s Access Denied panel||Recorded in February 2017 at the Central Library, the Access Denied panel discussion tackled issues of equity and accessibility in Madison’s nightlife. While much has changed in Madison’s venue landscape since then,||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommunication greets the neighborhood||It’s been just shy of two months since a group of artists and musicians signed the lease on a space on Milwaukee Street and announced plans to launch a new venue and arts space, Communication. Its goal is to offer an all-ages,||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHannah O’Hare Bennett’s feral materials||Artist Hannah O’Hare Bennett takes familiar objects and materials and makes them feel wild. She creates pincushions with unruly tufts of fur, books that turn into messy spirals, and embroidery that looks rough and brittle.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohannes Wallmann on celebration and struggle||Johannes Wallmann’s latest album, Love Wins, draws on a couple of pivotal moments in the jazz pianist’s personal, political, and creative life. Wallmann and his husband Keith Borden were among the people who sued the state of Wisconsin to overturn||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
If you're in the madison arts and music scene, this is a must listen
Informative and useful for musicians/madisonians and anyone who engages in local art who isn't a fkn suburban parent. Tone is always great, check out their articles too.