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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."

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.

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]
Woodman/Earhart: Transcendent improvised drone from Madison.
$8 / $5 for Tone Madison Sustainers
all ages
sober space