Tone Madison contributor Chris Lay wrote an essay in May 2016 about his first experience with the growing sensory-deprivation industry right here in Madison. Give it a listen here, read by the author.
Just before Donald Trump’s inauguration, The Hill reported that his administration is planning to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Together, these two agencies have provided millions of dollars to support art projects across the country since they were created in the mid 1960s. In fact, since 2010 […]
Madison band Miyha’s first EP, the recently released Happy Birthday, Nick, combines bright guitar-pop with unsparing lyrics. Guitarist/singer Alejandra Perez, formerly of Tarpaulin and Automatically Yours, uses the EPs five songs to unpack the fond memories and indignities of a broken relationship. Songs like “Dodge Or Pine,” “92/69/39 (Ryan Adams),” and “Raspberry Kombucha” feel very true […]
A couple of years ago, Madison-based comedian and musician Nate Bjork released Bridge Party, an entire album of songs inspired by the three-season TV adaptation of Stephen King’s Under The Dome. The 13-song effort, which Bjork wrote as he watched his way through the show’s first season, covers Under The Dome’s basic plot points (“There’s […]
In her show Luminous Scores, on permanent display at the Madison Science Museum, artist Floor van de Velde uses video, sound, and optical illusions to try and make viewers question the act of perceiving. The show manages to pack a few immersive experiences into rather limited space. Visiting one installation, you’re in a room filled […]
We’re wrapping up our second full year of producing Madison’s only weekly music and culture podcast here at Tone Madison, and I’m grateful to everyone who’s listened and everyone who’s taken the time to contribute. For the final episode of 2016, I’d like to look back on some of the podcast’s finest/weirdest/funniest moments of the past […]