We’re not even three months into 2017, and already this year has brought so much change to the landscape of music venues in Madison. First, the Cardinal Bar, which has long been an essential place for jazz and electronic music in Madison, was sold, closed at the end of January, and is now in the process […]
On February 10 at the Central Library in downtown Madison, a group of activists, DJs, and dance-party organizers hosted a panel discussion called Access Denied. It centered around nightlife in Madison, and the Access in question was access for traditionally marginalized people: trans people, people with disabilities, people of color, people struggling with addiction, and […]
It seems lately that every political commentator and columnist has become an authority on the state of free speech on college campuses. We’re constantly hearing that universities have been taken over by coddled students demanding to be protected from any idea or opinion that might make them uncomfortable. Lately the debate over campus speech has gotten […]
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 […]