Earlier this week, we at Tone Madison rounded up our favorite music that Madison artists released during 2016. We published our top 20 Madison records of the year list, and a longer list of honorable mentions. Several Tone Madison contributors helped pick the list and write about why we chose the releases that we did. Three of […]
Join host John Kraniak for the annual Entertainment Holiday special on Saturday, December 17th from 10 A.M. until Noon. Enjoy the usual round up of blues, jazz and bizarre holiday comedy classics as well as a special live appearance by the talented folk-pop duo, Seasaw.
This Friday December 16th is the date for the Ben Ferris Quintet Debut Album – “Home” release party! They’ll be performing at Crescendo Espresso Bar and Music Café (1859 Monroe St. in Madison) on Friday at 7:30 pm. The group consists of Paul Dietrich, trumpet; Nick Bartell, tenor; Paul Hastil, piano; Ben Ferris, bass; and […]
One thing a lot of people don’t appreciate about jazz in Madison is that so many young musicians are in the mix keeping it interesting. One of them is bassist Ben Ferris. He graduated from UW-Madison in 2013 after studying under the great Richard Davis, and he currently plays in several bands around town. He […]
This week, Wax Tailor tops both the RPM chart and our overall top 30. Local heroes Squarewave debut at #3 with their new release on Artisinal Records. We have debuts by Moby, Conor Oberst, Pretenders, Weyes Blood, Deap Vally, Sam Evian, Shovels & Rope and Bob Weir on the T30. John Moulder and Charlie Hunter […]
Esperanza Spalding’s ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’ defies definition, and explores the intersection of jazz, funk, rock with performance art at the Wisconsin Memorial Union Theater-Shannon Hall. Story by Steve Braunginn The Wisconsin Union Theater presents Esperanza Spalding’s visionary stage performance art, ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’ (read D plus Evolution), Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 7:30pm! Tickets are available at […]