Copy of Teens Open Art Studio: Woodcuts!
Sep
18
4:00 PM16:00

Copy of Teens Open Art Studio: Woodcuts!

Communication invites local teens to join local artist Sara Meredith for our FREE after-school workshop series! From 4-5:30pm every Wednesday in September, workshop students will work on making their own woodcuts and creating items they can use in everyday life.

Students will learn how to design and cut their own woodcut and how to print their woodcut on a variety of upcycled materials, like book pages, maps, pillowcases and more. We'll go one step further and turn some of those printed materials into other products, like stickers, magnets, iron- on patches and more.

If there is time we will also explore how to create and print collagraphs using natural and found objects, which is an additive process.

A little about Sara Meredith:
Sara was born and raised in rural Wisconsin. After completing her BA in painting from UW- Whitewater in 2004, she moved to Madison where she worked with industrial UV printers for nearly 10 years. In 2015 she left her printing job to pursue a full-time career as an artist. She has since exhibited in several galleries, markets and small businesses in the Midwest. She has taught a range of art classes for all ages at Arts + Literature Laboratory, Common Ground- Middleton, Matrix Coworking, Goodman Community Center ( in collaboration with Community Unity Arts ) and many other local businesses. Sara operates under the name Smere Tactics and maintains her art practice from her home on the North side of Madison where she lives with her husband and 2 sons. She continues to be active in the local art community where she teaches and volunteers.

If you have questions about this or other events, please contact:
info@communicationmadison.com or visit http://communicationmadison.com.

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Menstrual Pad-Making Workshop
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Menstrual Pad-Making Workshop

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own cloth menstrual pads?! Here's your chance!

Fertility Awareness Educator & Full-Spectrum Doula Ashley Hartman Annis will take you step by step through the process of hand sewing your own cloth pads.

No sewing experience necessary!

You will leave the workshop with one cloth pad, a zine with instruction on how to make more, and the confidence to do so!

All materials provided!

All bodies, genders, orientations, identities welcome! Gender-inclusive language is used!

Sliding scale! $30-$50
(email with financial concerns: ashley.hartman.annis@gmail.com)

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER:
https://forms.gle/iHDGog4ofAgJJN8x8

cover image by Marta Pucci

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Déso Lée (ALBUM Release SHOW) / Fear Of Moose / Sanitorium
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Déso Lée (ALBUM Release SHOW) / Fear Of Moose / Sanitorium

Doors at 7pm
Music starts at 8pm

Déso Lée cassette release for EP001 & EP004
- French Avant-garde artist Dèso Lèe

Confides in us with his sorrowful and expressive pop experimentation. 8track set (exclusive audio)

- https://woebegones.bandcamp.com/album/exp-rimental

Sanitorium

- WAVE, electronic beats, vocals and guitar.

- https://soundcloud.com/sanitorium/sets/soft

Fear Of Moose

- Acid Beats, Dada, Experimental

- (older releases) https://fearofmoose.bandcamp.com/music

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Infamous Local: Saturday Workshops
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Infamous Local: Saturday Workshops

Day of workshops, skill building and connections.

More details to come soon!!!

All workshops at Communication

Button making workshop in house held by local artist - 10am to 3pm

PA/DJ workshop - 10:30am- noon

Guitar and amplifier tune-up workshop with Ellie Erickson and Koriana Kent - 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Bystander intervention workshop with Jes Skolnik - 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Infamous Local: Live Recording sessions and Record Sale
Sep
22
9:00 PM21:00

Infamous Local: Live Recording sessions and Record Sale

We are setting up for live band recording on the stage at Communication, bands have to pre-sign up to get a 30min recording of their band! All sets open to the public, come get your voice on the background of a record.

Morning Record sale with afternoon sessions.

Sunday live recording sessions

9am - 1pm - record sale
1pm - live recording
2pm- live recording
3pm - live recording
4pm -live recording
5pm- live recording

all ages // sober space // safer space

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Copy of Teens Open Art Studio: Woodcuts!
Sep
25
4:00 PM16:00

Copy of Teens Open Art Studio: Woodcuts!

Communication invites local teens to join local artist Sara Meredith for our FREE after-school workshop series! From 4-5:30pm every Wednesday in September, workshop students will work on making their own woodcuts and creating items they can use in everyday life.

Students will learn how to design and cut their own woodcut and how to print their woodcut on a variety of upcycled materials, like book pages, maps, pillowcases and more. We'll go one step further and turn some of those printed materials into other products, like stickers, magnets, iron- on patches and more.

If there is time we will also explore how to create and print collagraphs using natural and found objects, which is an additive process.

A little about Sara Meredith:
Sara was born and raised in rural Wisconsin. After completing her BA in painting from UW- Whitewater in 2004, she moved to Madison where she worked with industrial UV printers for nearly 10 years. In 2015 she left her printing job to pursue a full-time career as an artist. She has since exhibited in several galleries, markets and small businesses in the Midwest. She has taught a range of art classes for all ages at Arts + Literature Laboratory, Common Ground- Middleton, Matrix Coworking, Goodman Community Center ( in collaboration with Community Unity Arts ) and many other local businesses. Sara operates under the name Smere Tactics and maintains her art practice from her home on the North side of Madison where she lives with her husband and 2 sons. She continues to be active in the local art community where she teaches and volunteers.

If you have questions about this or other events, please contact:
info@communicationmadison.com or visit http://communicationmadison.com.

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Gender Confetti / E.T. / Planet Jackpot
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Gender Confetti / E.T. / Planet Jackpot

Doors 7:30
Show 8pm
8 dollar door

Gender Confetti - Hot off tour and a new album, dont miss this! Punk, friendship, love, struggle, come dance your worries away and share it the magic that is this band. They love their friends and we love them too!

E.T - coming in from the wonderful Minneapolis. Said by local writer Shaun Soman better then I could! "Pop-tinged industrial beats, sardonic lyrics, and well-placed samples from pop culture and history coalesce into a cathartic release from this visceral, must-see-them-live duo. Favorite track: LOOK AT ME."

New album Cyber Bully up on bandcamp!

Planet Jackpot -

All ages // sober space // safer space

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Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Humbird and Caley Conway at Communication

Communication welcomes Humbird with her full band. Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches between experimental folk and environmental Americana to embrace the unexpected. This music invites a refreshing dissonance into the house, it leaves breadcrumbs along the path and reflects light back at the stars.
Humbird’s companion EPs “Elsewhere” and “Where Else” were released in summer 2017. Both collections explore themes of the human body within various environments and showcase minimalist soundscapes, looping, and extended vocal techniques to create an otherworldly, though familiar sound rooted in folk music traditions.

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Punk The Capital: Building a Sound Movement
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Punk The Capital: Building a Sound Movement

Tickets 8 dollars
Doors 7:30. Moive Starts at 8pm! No Previews!!!
Bags of popcorn for 3 dollars and some candy for sale....


Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement(in Washington D.C.)

When punk rock emerged in Washington D.C. in the mid-1970s, it was a mighty inter-generational convergence of powerful music, friendships, and clear minds. Punk the Capital covers the transformative period spanning from 1976 to 1983, situating D.C. punk within the larger narratives of punk and rock n' roll. With a recently unearthed trove of Super-8 film, the film explores why the sounds and ideas from this highly influential music scene continue to inspire around the world. Featuring bands such as Bad Brains and Minor Threat it creates a portrait of a movement that not only redefined a genre but that became a model for social and political engagement.

Found out more on their website: http://www.dcpunkrockdoc.info/

All Ages // Sober Space // Safer Space

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B|_ank, Louise Bock, db pedersen at Communication 10/25
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

B|_ank, Louise Bock, db pedersen at Communication 10/25

B|_ank(Nashville, TN)
B|_ank(pronounced “blank”) is the solo project of electro-acoustic percussionist/experimental artist Will Hicks. He creates intense and abstract listening experiences by blending his furious drumming style with analog synthesizers, coupled with elements of electronic percussion and live-manipulated digital visuals. His performances can be very harsh and pulsating, as well as ambient and beautiful. Earlier this year he performed at the notorious Big Ears Music Festival where RollingStone chose his performance out of over 100 as one of the best shows of the entire festival and dubbing him as the “best solo drummer”. In addition to his solo work, Hicks is a long-time collaborator with The Flaming Lips, and has recently performed with members of Deerhoof and R Stevie Moore.

“…a spectacle of musical mastery and visual art rarely seen.” -Brightest Young Things


[review of B|_ank performance at Big Ears Music Festival]
“Outside Nashville’s country and pop worlds there’s an underground clamoring not to keep Music City weird (à la Austin in the early 2000s), but make it weirder — which fringier acts like Will Hicks, alias B|_ank, represent well. A drummer, synth player and projectionist who has logged time on the road with the Flaming Lips and played with outsider-music icon R. Stevie Moore, Hicks stands out among numerous solo drum performers for the completeness of his soundscapes, attention to melody (look out for the soon-to-be-released set highlight “Computer”) and the sheer virtuosity of his playing, reminiscent of Hella’s similarly octopus-like Zach Hill. Using the whole room like the craftiest noise-punk drummers do, for the finale, he left a feedback loop going as he hastily dismantled his kit and moved it catty-corner across the venue in three trips — the crowd parting for him each time — then reconstructed it just as fast, wailing on it merrily one last time before signing off.” -Rolling Stone



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with local support from

Louise Bock - https://louisebock.bandcamp.com/releases

and

db pedersen - http://dbpedersen.com

live at communication (2645 Milwaukee Street)
october 25, 2019
8pm | all ages | $8

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Justice Club: Zine making workshop for kids and families
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Justice Club: Zine making workshop for kids and families

Justice Club is a service-learning art project for elementary school-aged artists who want to empower others by expressing themselves! We will provide supplies and guidance for kids to create collage pages that illustrate who they are as art-makers and young members of the community.

The pages we create in the workshop will be compiled into a zine to be sold in the Communication shop. All proceeds from the zine we make will go towards RAICES- a nonprofit that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children, families, and refugees. Artists will each receive a free copy.

Families are welcome to stick around and join in on the fun!

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Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

The Imaginatron, Rox Lee, William Z. Villain

Come hither and behold the multi-dimensional oneness simultaneously pouring and draining from the pre-mapped chaos channels that throb entwined beyond our time and space as part of a collective awakening. You could also just chill and hear three tasty performances. You choose!

THE IMAGINATRON (Detroit)
Guru messengers from a future incarnation. Drums, Synth, Guitar, Vocals, unbridled vibes.

ROX LEE (Madison)
synth mage

WILLIAM Z VILLAIN (Barneveld)
9-string trance-folk

♥ 8pm // $8 // All Ages // Sober Space ♥

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Stolen Jars / According to What / Grace Olson Solo
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Stolen Jars / According to What / Grace Olson Solo

Doors at 7:30
Show at 8pm

8 dollar door

Stolen Jars - As Stolen Jars moves forward, it becomes both more frenetic and more precise. Small sounds become larger, Fitzgerald's compositions grow ever-more intricate, and different collaborators bend the project in new directions. glint may hone in on little moments, but Stolen Jars' future is very big.

https://stolenjars.bandcamp.com/

According to What - Madison fuzz pop.

Opening up the evening will be Grace Olson will do a rare solo performance. Enjoy a cup of tea and listen to these sweet tunes.

Get tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4337405

All ages space // Sober Space // Safer Space

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Avola, Elrond, Saint Saunter, Woodman/Earhart
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

Avola, Elrond, Saint Saunter, Woodman/Earhart

Tone Madison and Communication present:

AVOLA - music: "Portland-based musician Vern Avola makes electronic music that combines a ferocious wall of sound with a deceptively subtle sense of dynamics. One could call it noise music, except that Avola puts enough into weirdly shifting harmonics as she does into abrasion. One could also call it drone, but Avola's approach to synth music is too rhythmic, itchy, and restless to fit easily under that label. She’s recently shared bills with artists including electro-pop eccentric EMA, metal band Big Business, and long-running experimental rock outfit Oxbow, to give you some idea of the difficulty of pigeonholing the project."

https://verns.world

Elrond: Sonic provocateurs Elrond, featuring Ian Gorman Weiland (Misty Montane, Antecessor, Hot Victory) and Vern Avola (Avola, EMS, Prizehog), deliver a cyborgian onslaught of hammered beats and roaring frequencies that would be the highlight of an off-planet prom for Replicants and T-1000s. Often improvising unique live sets and pushing their analog synthesizers to the brink with a style that mixes elements of noise with Berlin school and techno, Elrond are a fair league away from anything resembling nostalgic revivalism.

https://elrondislove.net

Saint Saunter: The DJ and production moniker of Madison's Sarah Akawa, also the mind behind Hot Summer Gays and queer.IRL [queer dance party]

https://soundcloud.com/saintsaunter
Woodman/Earhart: Transcendent improvised drone from Madison.

https://nocoastrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/woodman-earhart-shore
$8 / $5 for Tone Madison Sustainers
all ages
sober space

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Teens Open Art Studio: Woodcuts!
Sep
11
4:00 PM16:00

Teens Open Art Studio: Woodcuts!

Communication invites local teens to join local artist Sara Meredith for our FREE after-school workshop series! From 4-5:30pm every Wednesday in September, workshop students will work on making their own woodcuts and creating items they can use in everyday life.

Students will learn how to design and cut their own woodcut and how to print their woodcut on a variety of upcycled materials, like book pages, maps, pillowcases and more. We'll go one step further and turn some of those printed materials into other products, like stickers, magnets, iron- on patches and more.

If there is time we will also explore how to create and print collagraphs using natural and found objects, which is an additive process.

A little about Sara Meredith:
Sara was born and raised in rural Wisconsin. After completing her BA in painting from UW- Whitewater in 2004, she moved to Madison where she worked with industrial UV printers for nearly 10 years. In 2015 she left her printing job to pursue a full-time career as an artist. She has since exhibited in several galleries, markets and small businesses in the Midwest. She has taught a range of art classes for all ages at Arts + Literature Laboratory, Common Ground- Middleton, Matrix Coworking, Goodman Community Center ( in collaboration with Community Unity Arts ) and many other local businesses. Sara operates under the name Smere Tactics and maintains her art practice from her home on the North side of Madison where she lives with her husband and 2 sons. She continues to be active in the local art community where she teaches and volunteers.

If you have questions about this or other events, please contact:
info@communicationmadison.com or visit http://communicationmadison.com.

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