By Scott Gordon
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Madison-focused arts and music conversations you won't hear anywhere else, from tonemadison.com
||CleanBetsy Ezell’s collaborative approach to jazz vocals||Madison-based composer and vocalist Betsy Ezell explores a lot of different vocal styles and approaches to songwriting on her debut album, 2018’s Voices. There’s also a strong spirit of collaboration at work here between Ezell and the other musician||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA spring show mish-mash||On this week’s podcast short, Shaun Soman and Scott Gordon trade notes on upcoming Madison shows from Black Belt Eagle Scout, Paul Dietrich, Girlpool, and other touring and locally based acts. Keep up with more of our events coverage at tonemadison.||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: People-to-people contact with bassist Nick Moran||If you go out to see live music in Madison with any kind of frequency, it’s pretty impossible not to see Nick Moran playing bass. His projects over the years have included the Afro-Peruvian jazz quartet Golpe Tierra,||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast short: Renovating and cooperating on Winnebago||A new venue called The Winnebago opened up recently on the near-east side. Reid Kurkerewicz, who reported on the story, also came to it with a unique perspective on cooperative decision-making, a concept The Winnebago has been experimenting with.||3/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe revenge of Monsters Of Poetry||The Monsters Of Poetry reading series started in 2009, and its founder, Adam Fell, wanted to shake up the format of poetry readings. Fell and his co-organizers held their events in clubs and bars, and sometimes they had live music in addition to the ac.||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast short: At capacity||We’re changing up the Tone Madison podcast feed, bringing you short episodes every other week between our usual, longer episodes. On this short, Tone Madison editor Scott Gordon and contributor/producer Shaun Soman discuss the confusion over Art In’||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRodney Lambright II gets deeper into his characters’ heads||Rodney Lambright II uses comics and animation to explore how people relate to each other, to society, and to themselves. He’s adept at looking at the world through the eyes and unfiltered expression of children,||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMuriel Simms’ deeply interwoven oral histories||If you want to understand the role that race has played in Madison’s past and present, Settlin’: Stories Of Madison’s Early African American Families is an essential read. Its author, educator and Edgewood College faculty member Muriel Simms,||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMadison’s mayoral challengers on the arts||On this episode we’re bringing you a live conversation with most of the people running to be the next mayor of Madison. The event was called “Madison’s Arts Future: A Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Arts, Culture and Creativity,||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUW Cinematheque’s adventures in 3-D||UW-Cinematheque’s spring season of art-house film screenings kicks off on January 18 at Vilas Hall with Blake Williams’ Prototype, which will take advantage of Cinematheque’s recently installed 3-D screening equipment.||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
hard to find a way in to local arts, but tone is one of few outlets doing that in madison. interviews are with really interesting artists, musicians, writers, thinkers with a local bent. worth your time!
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.