Lifetime Achievement Award (MKE) / Visiting Hours / Dear Mr Watterson
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

Lifetime Achievement Award (MKE) / Visiting Hours / Dear Mr Watterson

$8 cover
all ages, sober space 

Lifetime Achievement Award: Everybody's favorite math-pop pals out of Milwaukee 
https://lifetimeachievementaward.bandcamp.com/

Visiting Hours: "sad guitars, shitty vocals" 
https://www.facebook.com/visitinghours/

Dear Mr. Watterson: Nostalgic twinkly sounds from down the block
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/Dear-Mr-Watterson-166458740691071/

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Solid Freex * Sex Scenes * Dogs in Ecstasy * Twelves
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

Solid Freex * Sex Scenes * Dogs in Ecstasy * Twelves

EARLY SHOW!!! ALL AGES!!!!! And this will be TWELVES last show! And they are playing FIRST at 8pm!!! WHAT"S UP WITH THAT? WEIRD!! DON"T MISS!!!! 

SOLID FREEX
https://solidfreex.bandcamp.com/
Deez boys have a good time in the pool, lotsa horseplay, but don't forget to have a serious moment once in a while, OK? life isn't all splishy splash we're takin a bath, look your best when you pop that peace sign, more like Solid Flex amirite

SEX SCENES
https://sexscenes.bandcamp.com/
Filthy adulterated cuts of punk trash from these Milwaukee troublemakers....fast songs, don't blink......you better get outta my way CUZ IM A BUSINESS MAN......rulers of "the scene"

DOGS IN ECSTASY
https://dogsinecstasy.bandcamp.com/
THUNDERZONE's FINEST!!! Weirdo Windows95-made computer pop with plenty of SKRIZZ.. All songs recorded in the fucking red at Guitar Center. First time in Madison, SIKED!!!! (Ed. note: I lied about it being their first show in Madison but you weren't there anyway)

TWELVES
https://twelves12.bandcamp.com/
THEIR LAST SHOW!!!!! TWELVES START AT 8pm!!!! Come shower them with love while they pummel us with rumbling circle bass, then hit us with some divine inspire guitar, and then singer Michael Groome (Prissywhip) rips off the skin. LET'S SEND EM OFF IN STYLE FREAKS

7:30pm doors, $8 cover. Ends by 11pm!

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Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

EHS Black Music Ensemble at Communication

Friday January 25th at Communication
Madison, WI


Come through for a fun show you wont forget, watch some high schoolers play jazz(among other things). It's not as bad as it sounds.

Led by Wilder Deitz, The East High Black Music Ensemble is a group dedicated to celebrating historically black music; Jazz. Hip-Hop, Funk, blues etc. As well as learning about the history of black music around the world.

all ages | 8pm | $8

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Considering Outsider Art: a Group Exhibition
Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

Considering Outsider Art: a Group Exhibition

A generic definition of the term Outsider Art is, “art created outside the boundaries of official culture.” Is that really what it means today? Join Communication in considering what that question brings up for eight Wisconsin artists.

Exhibition reception will be held January 26, 5-8pm.

Artists included:

Tim Brenner
Josh Howard
Chloe Hougan
Becca Kacanda
Art Paul Schlosser
Barb Priem
Lainey Singer
LaNia Sproles

Exhibition will run January 26-March 30.

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James Neary and the Bevy Blue / Street Names
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

James Neary and the Bevy Blue / Street Names

On their final stop of their 'Yellow' tour, James Neary and the Bevy Blue are splitting a night of music with Street Names

Show starts at 7pm, tickets are $7

About James Neary and the Bevy Blue:
James Neary and the Bevy Blue (JNBB) is an up-and-coming band that creates a one-of-a-kind modern take on rock with soul and psychedelic elements, drawing from influences like Alabama Shakes, Muse, Pink Floyd, and more. Throughout his career, James has opened for the likes of Cracker, The Main Squeeze, Billy Strings, Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts, and has even joined British rock superstars Muse on-stage for a performance of their hit 'Plug In Baby'.

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Featured Artist Event: Selia Salzsieder
Feb
2
5:00 PM17:00

Featured Artist Event: Selia Salzsieder

Join us for another Featured Artist event!

Artists already selling in our shop will be given a weekend where their work is temporarily the main focus of the shop, with a reception open to the public and work we might not regularly get to share!

Reception will be from 5-8pm.

Selia Salzsieder is a multidisciplinary artist and educator based in Madison, WI. She received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art (emphasis in drawing & painting) and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Collage, and other predominantly two dimensional work are her main focus as an artist. Her work explores concepts of body image, sexuality, censorship, gender, and how bodies interact with each other and the viewer. She is especially interested in how bodies that don’t fit societal “norms” of beauty (non-thin, non-white, etc.) exist in these cultural spaces.

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Forest Management, Faithful, Ilana Bryne, Syneva
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Forest Management, Faithful, Ilana Bryne, Syneva

Tone Madison and Communication present a night of ambient and experimental sounds.

Forest Management (Chicago)
https://forestmanagement.bandcamp.com

Faithful (Chicago)
https://soundcloud.com/anomiaprod/anm040-faithful-ora

Ilana Bryne (Madison)
https://soundcloud.com/ilanamusic
https://nothing-natural.bandcamp.com/

Syneva (Madison) 

https://syneva.bandcamp.com/

all ages

$8/$5 for Tone Madison Sustainers

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Night of Negativity w/ Therapy Drones, Negative Example
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Night of Negativity w/ Therapy Drones, Negative Example

Bring your "who cares" and "whatever" memorabilia and indulge in the lifeless, mutilated corpse of the newly arrived year with your pals Therapy Drones and Negative Example!

Cost 8 bucks
All Ages (booze-less)

Therapy Drones: shoegazey gothy post-punk

https://therapydrones.bandcamp.com/album/therapy-drones-2

Negative Example: groovy chordy slacker rock

https://negativeexample.bandcamp.com/

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Jennifer Hedstrom, Jess Johnson, and Nancy Rost at Communication
Jan
10
7:30 PM19:30

Jennifer Hedstrom, Jess Johnson, and Nancy Rost at Communication

Local singer-songwriters Jennifer Hedstrom, Jess Johnson, and Nancy Rost perform at Communication!

Thursday January 10
Doors at 7:30pm, Music at 8pm
Cover $8
All ages, sober space

Combining classical training with calculated lyricism, JENNIFER HEDSTROM is a dynamic performer whose songs extend the full range of darkness to light.
http://www.jenniferhedstrom

JESS JOHNSON combines her Texas roots, Tennessee heart, and Midwest love to create soulful lyrics with a pop twist.
https://www.facebook.com/surelyyoujesst/

NANCY ROST has been called "the love child of Tom Lehrer and Tom Waits" (KnowYourMusic.com). Her distinctive songs combine a jazz-influenced piano style with lyrics that are quirky, witty and heartfelt, often all at once.
http://nancyrost.com/

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