David “Harmonica” Miller & Tom Radai Present: Wisconsin Annual Blues Harmonica Festival 2018! 11/16/18 (Friday) Wisconsin Annual Blues Harmonica Festival 2018: 6 pm -10 pm, Knights of Columbus West Allis, 1800 S 92nd St, West Allis, WI 53214, (414) 375-9895. $10 online* or $15* when the Doors open at 5:30 pm! Advance Tickets may be […]
The U.S. Supreme court ruled unanimously that the 12 Democratic voters challenging how the state draws legislative maps didn’t have legal ability to do. The court says the plaintiffs were affected by their district, but not by the map as a whole. The court ruling gives the plaintiffs a chance to continue their case […]
This week, Tone Madison editor Scott Gordon and contributor Henry Solo sat down to round up a bunch of recent releases from Madison-based artists, ranging from metal to hip-hop to experimental music. We’re hoping to make music roundups like this a regular part of our podcast rotation once we’re back from our summer hiatus. What else […]
UW-Madison School of Music Jazz History Professor Matthew Endres will present “Jazz in the Dairy Land: A Brief History of Jazz in Wisconsin”, discussing the influence on jazz by regional artists such as Al Jarreau (Milwaukee), Viola Smith (Mt. Cavalry, WI) and Woody Herman (Milwaukee).
Erik Kramer’s first solo release, A House, Floating In The Middle Of A Lake, was one of our favorite Madison records of 2017. Kramer combines folk guitar instrumentals with electronics and field recordings, but with an approach that varies a lot from track to track. “Gayatri” builds on an entrancingly bleary bed of synths and […]
The Madison comedy scene is incredibly tight, with dozens of performers hustling for stage time week in and week out at open mics and showcases in bars, clubs, coffee shops, galleries, and anywhere else someone’s got a microphone plugged in. If you haven’t been paying attention to any of that, or have maybe just dabbled […]