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Madison-focused arts and music conversations you won't hear anywhere else, from tonemadison.com
||CleanA more complete story||When you think of “historic preservation,” you probably think a lot about buildings. That’s certainly how people in charge of local historic preservation efforts in Madison have tended to think about it for many years.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKen Klippenstein’s FOIA-fueled jabs at the powerful||In late October, The Daily Beast ran a story exposing the political connections of Whitefish Energy, an obscure company that somehow secured a $300 million contract to restore electricity in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParsing city arts funding in Madison||The conversation about how Madison’s city government supports music and culture always seems a bit quieter than it should be. It’s about helping musicians and artists get paid, but it’s not. It involves public money and private organizations.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeredith Nnoka’s “A Hunger Called Music”||Meredith Nnoka‘s poetry works at the intersection of narrative and meticulous research, but it’s also drenched in emotion. Nnoka’s 2016 collection A Hunger Called Music: A Verse History Of Black Music focuses on specific American musical genres||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: Carlos Eduardo Gacharná’s exit interview||For the past couple years, anyone even remotely engaged with the art world in Madison was bound to bump into artist, educator and activist Carlos Eduardo Gacharná at some point or another. Gacharná’s work harnesses techniques from glassblowing, neo||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe interwoven works of Hiwot Adilow||Hiwot Adilow is an emerging writer who works at a crossroads of music, poetry, and performance. She has been a part of Madison-based music acts such as The Bellhops and ME eN YOU, but recently she has been writing and developing a new set of music as||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatie Garth’s prints have plausible deniability||Artist and designer Katie Garth made numerous contributions to the art community in Madison before relocating to Washington, DC last year. During her time in Madison, Garth was one of the organizers behind local printmaking collective Polka! Press,||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNotes on a few recent Madison releases||This week’s podcast is a short one but will point you to a few compelling new releases from Madison-based artists. We’ve focused here on EPs, one-off single-ish releases, and albums that flew under our radar for one reason or another,||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShifting stages in Madison||The folks running music venues in Madison have been restless all year—with venues changing hands, live music companies merging, developers breaking ground with guitar shovels, and even small venues going through changes. What does it all mean,||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe transportive lyricism of Derrick Austin||Derrick Austin‘s poetry has an ability to quickly and quietly transport the reader to a serene place. His work pulls from history, religion, and mythology, while at the same time using imagery that reflects contemporary figures and pop culture.||9/13/2017||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.