By Scott Gordon
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Madison-focused arts and music conversations you won't hear anywhere else, from tonemadison.com
||CleanTia Clark’s stories of trouble||Tia Clark‘s short stories don’t always resolve neatly. This is in part because Clark’s work is concerned with the messy ways in which people confront problems in their worlds. As she fleshes out characters on the page,||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLots of thumbs-up with Christian Dior||This week on the Tone Madison podcast, we’re going to bring you a conversation from our audio archives. Madison band Christian Dior consists of Mike Pellino on drums and vocals and Spencer Bible on guitar and vocals,||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHis & Her Vanities’ warped and humane post-punk||There’s a slanted, high-wire energy that runs through all of Madison band His & Her Vanities’ music, but the emotional ends it serves have changed since the project started in 2001. Guitarist/vocalist Ricky Riemer and bassist/vocalist Terrin Riemer||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanT.S. Banks on the intersection of poetry and activism||Madison-based poet and activist T.S. Banks’ work is in constant conversation with identity. Banks has navigated the space of being black, trans, queer, and disabled in the city of Madison, which is often times unsupportive of people with these interse||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRachal Duggan’s universe of doodles||If you’ve looked at Tone Madison any time in the past year, you’ve probably seen the artwork of Rachal Duggan. Her illustrations are almost always black-and-white line drawings. They’ve appeared in publications including the Chicago Reader,||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChloe Benjamin wrestles with mortality and genre||Chloe Benjamin’s first novel, 2014’s The Anatomy Of Dreams, crafted while Benjamin attended graduate school at UW-Madison, focused on a trio of people who devote their lives to understanding lucid dreaming.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA year of conversations about culture in Madison||This will be our final podcast episode of 2017, so we wanted to look back on some of the memorable conversations we’ve had on the podcast over the past year. We’re revisiting interviews with poets, explorations of visual art and conceptual art,||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe inscrutable 2017||We’ve been writing this week about our favorite music that artists from Madison released in 2017. We put out our top 20 Madison records of 2017 list and we’ve got a couple other things detailing more releases that made a mark in the local music||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolid Freex’s noise-punk explosion||One of the best new rock bands to emerge in Madison’s music community this year was Solid Freex, a trio consisting of a father and two sons. Sixteen-year-old Evan Coombs-Broekema plays bass, 19-year-old old Josh Coombs-Broekema plays guitar,||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichelle Wildgen on food, fiction, and needing varied work||Madison-based writer Michelle Wildgen focuses her craft on the in-between areas. While she’s made a name as a novelist, Wildgen doesn’t necessarily treat fiction as the center of her writing life. Variety in subject and approach seems like the norm||11/29/2017||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.