Kitten Forever & Gender Confetti
Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

Kitten Forever & Gender Confetti

Doors 7:30, Show 8pm
Cover charge 8 dollars

Kitten Forever is a Minneapolis-based drums and bass trio. Corrie Harrigan, Laura Larson, and Liz Elton have been playing music together for over 10 years. The trio trades off duties on each instrument, giving equal time on drums, bass, and vocals to everyone. This democratic approach to performing and song writing gives the band a unified front, deconstructing traditional stage hierarchy, as well as a diverse set of perspectives, with unique sounds and styles for each performer. A band of bratty banshee best friends, Kitten Forever believes in each other, pets, magic, and you.

Gender Confetti is a cute queer punk band from Madison, WI, made up of Elyse Clouthier (they/them & she/her) and Sylvia Johnson (they/them). Their music contains assertions of LGBTQ+ liberation, safer spaces, ethical communication, anti-capitalism, the abolition of white supremacy, intimate friendships, queer joy, universal design, body positivity, community empowerment, radical transfeminism, mutual care, and self determination. 

All ages // sober space // safer space

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Abilities First Film Festival
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Abilities First Film Festival

Join Camp Createability for the 1st annual Abilities First Film Festival. See what local and national filmmakers have created. The films will focus on Integrated Employment/Disability Awareness or the films have been created by filmmakers/actors with disabilities.

There is no admission fee required however a small donation of $5 is suggested to help cover costs not covered by our Employment First Grant.

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Gregory Taylor, Repulse Monkey, Kramer/Earhart/Woodman
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

Gregory Taylor, Repulse Monkey, Kramer/Earhart/Woodman

WORT FM, Cult House & Communication Present:
Gregory Taylor / Repulse Monkey / Kramer/Earhart/Woodman
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7PM
Communication
$8
All Ages/Safe Space

Second in a series of concerts showcasing our fave mid-western artists & performers, sponsored by long-running Sunday night radio program Weekly World Noise on WORT FM.

Gregory Taylor (Madison)
A true pioneer of digital synthesis expression, Greg's presence in Madison has always been understated. Although in demand internationally, he rarely performs locally, so I asked him to. On the heels of his new album Randstad on K. Leimer's Palace of Lights, we'll hear Indonesian resonances filtered with a sound-designer's attention to detail.

Repulse Monkey (Mt Horeb)
Solo project of Patrick W Best, known for his work with American Primitive Drone legends Pelt. He's been laying low these days, but this is a chance to see some true focus on Indo-Appalachian waves.

Kramer/Woodman/Earhart (Madison)
Three local jammers, Erik Kramer, Emili Earhart, & Daniel Woodman. Erik's been killing it solo lately & W/E been droning in the area bars; they're coming together to rip it up with synth action.

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Olivia Jaxyn, Kelli Frances Corrado, Howler
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Olivia Jaxyn, Kelli Frances Corrado, Howler

Olivia Jaxyn:
https://olyviajaxyn.bandcamp.com/
trans non-binary artist out of madison, wi

Kelli Frances Corrado from Seattle:
http://www.kellifrancescorrado.com/
Kelli Frances Corrado is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She is a quilt of memories and mysticism. Growing up in Chicago, she would sneak out during school nights to see hip hop shows and spend weekends learning prayer rituals taught by a Czech grandmother. This set a unique musical foundation. Leading her to pursue opera training, string arranger, beat making and classical poetry.Giving voice to her spiritual beliefs. She has lived many lives before putting her heart in song: social worker, student, tap dancer, teacher, wanderer. Living in the Black Forest, London and by the sea. These patches of experience bring together a musical broth of magical realism and urban life ripe of lucid dreams and superstition.

Howler:
https://howler-band.bandcamp.com/
Original, dark power rock from Madison, WI.
Wendy Schneider - guitar and vocals (Bugatti Type 35)
Joe Bernstein - drums (The Kissers, Oedipus Tex, Cribshitter)

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Artworking Screenprinting Workshop SOLD OUT
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Artworking Screenprinting Workshop SOLD OUT

Coinciding with the September-October exhibition of art from the artists of ARTWORKING, Always Be Who You Are, comes a two-part screen-printing workshop!

Workshop 1
September 15, 10-11:30am
Thinking about the freedom of creatures who can fly, we will create drawings that make us feel free and light. We will learn about the process of screen-printing from some real pros.

Workshop 2
September 22, 10-11:30am
We will print our drawings onto our favorite t-shirts, tote bags and other materials! Bring as many items to print on as you like.

This class is kid friendly - we recommend age 6 and up!
Cost: $5 each class, $10 total
Class limit: 12
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To learn more about ArtWorking, visit their website:
http://artworking.org
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NOTE! While we are working toward ADA accessibility in an old and not-to-code building, there are two steps to access the front of the building and one step in the back. Please let us know if you need assistance. We also have one ADA parking space behind the building.

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Grün Wasser, Tarek Sabbar, Woodman/Earhart
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Grün Wasser, Tarek Sabbar, Woodman/Earhart

GRÜN WASSER
https://grunwasser.bandcamp.com
Unearthing emotions from a place of darkness. Exploring expression through the feeling and color of a specific moment.

TAREK SABBAR
http://tareksabbar.bandcamp.com
Forward momentum through motorik drum machines and angular electricity.

WOODMAN/EARHART
Sonic explorations with Daniel Woodman and Emili Earhart

7:30pm Door | 8pm Start | All Ages | Substance Free | $8

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Tinderbox Circus Sideshow at Communication!
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Tinderbox Circus Sideshow at Communication!

$10 at the Door!
Doors Open at 6pm!
All Ages!
Bring your friends! Bring you kids! Bring your enemy's kids! Make them your own!

TINDERBOX CIRCUS SIDESHOW- 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVC6RHzUNso

https://www.tinderboxcircussideshow.com

An all-american classic circus sideshow, combining timeless acts of shock and amazement with a punk rock presentation, and a dirty south attitude. The result is a uniquely modern experience; unlike anything else in today's entertainment industry!
Tinderbox Circus Sideshow is one of the last remaining “ten-in-ones” in the country. Bringing you the best of both classic 20th century and modern 21st century sideshow, The Von Awesome Twins have created the most mind-blowingly devilish backwoods troupe from the ground up.

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A Tone Madison open house at Communication
Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

A Tone Madison open house at Communication

Join us to mark a new partnership between Tone Madison, a publication covering arts and culture in Madison, and Communication, Madison's new non-profit venue and arts space. Folks from both organizations will be on hand to talk about the partnership and what it means for the future, and to hear your questions and ideas. We'll be spinning some local music, sharing some swag, and asking for donations to support Tone Madison's journalism and other programming.

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Artworking Screenprinting Workshop SOLD OUT
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Artworking Screenprinting Workshop SOLD OUT

Coinciding with the September-October exhibition of art from the artists of ARTWORKING, Always Be Who You Are, comes a two-part screen-printing workshop!

Workshop 1
September 15, 10-11:30am
Thinking about the freedom of creatures who can fly, we will create drawings that make us feel free and light. We will learn about the process of screen-printing from some real pros.

Workshop 2
September 22, 10-11:30am
We will print our drawings onto our favorite t-shirts, tote bags and other materials! Bring as many items to print on as you like.

This class is kid friendly - we recommend age 6 and up!
Cost: $5 each class, $10 total
Class limit: 12
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To learn more about ArtWorking, visit their website:
http://artworking.org
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NOTE! While we are working toward ADA accessibility in an old and not-to-code building, there are two steps to access the front of the building and one step in the back. Please let us know if you need assistance. We also have one ADA parking space behind the building.

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Noxroy FIlms w/ Louise Bock & Sleep Now Forever
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Noxroy FIlms w/ Louise Bock & Sleep Now Forever

A night of visually accompanied experimental music
Featuring:

Noxroy: Mangled textures and warped worlds. Playing aftermarket scores to specific animations. A limited performance. A sensory thing.

Louise Bock: Someone who looked at Pandora's box and said, "huh this looks cool, I'm going to hold on to this." Been scorching the earth ever since. Sweeping cello and dimensional delays. Multi instrumentalist and experimenter.

Sleep Now Forever: New millennia post scarcity sleep magic.

8pm, $8

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Always Be Who You Are: ArtWorking Exhibition Opening
Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

Always Be Who You Are: ArtWorking Exhibition Opening

Always Be Who You Are:
A group exhibition from the artists at ArtWorking

ARTWORKING is an art studio providing mentorship to artists and entrepreneurs with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We have invited Artworking to share work from all artists involved, and many artists will be on hand for the opening reception on September 8. We will share a few words about the exhibition around 5pm during the opening.

During September there will be a two part screen-printing workshop led by ArtWorking artists. You can buy your tickets at the ticket link on this event page.

From the ArtWorking website:

"We work to help create sustainable and enriching careers that are both individual and personalized. We actively seek local and regional opportunities for artists and small business owners to compete with their non-disabled peers in mainstream communities, engage in leadership opportunities, and demonstrate their capacity for excellence."

For more information about Artworking, please visit their website: http://artworking.org/

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DUSK w/ Double Grave
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

DUSK w/ Double Grave

Regional legends DUSK take the stage at Communication.

Dusk is a group that walks the shadowed path. It's well known in the rural pastures of Wisconsin, where all of the members of this group were raised, that the traditional music of the common people is Polka, but the most respected form of musical expression is Country and Western. Dusk walks cleanly between these two worlds; pulling influence from both but most strongly associating with Rock & Roll and Rhythm & Blues. They bring with them a strong, informed, melodic statement that draws a line between themselves and the trend of bubble gum pop and country-influenced mall schlock.


Opening set by Minneapolis' own Double Grave

PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:
https://communicationmadison.com/new-products/dusk-w-double-grave

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Andy Cook w/Penny Seller
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Andy Cook w/Penny Seller

Doors 7:30pm/Music 8pm/$8

Andy Cook (MPLS) 
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What’s a man, anyway? It’s a question at the center of Andy Cook’s new EP Modern Man—a 22-minute indie rock ride that hints at nostalgia with jangly guitars, articulate synth lines, and driving percussion, all as a vehicle for digging into life in this hyper-digital age.

Produced by Jeremy Ylvisaker (HALEY, Alpha Consumer, Andrew Bird) and recorded live to tape at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, Modern Man follows on Cook’s In Space EP (2017) and pulls on a range of influences including 60’s surf, 80’s pop and contemporary indie rock.

https://www.andycooktunes.com/
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Penny Seller (Madison)
Reverb-y, jangle-y rock, land-locked surf rock reminiscent of Real Estate and Kurt Vile. Their debut EP "Pint Sized" was released earlier this year.

https://pennyseller.bandcamp.com/

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