Madison Calendar

Stuck in Nick Cave's head at the Wisconsin Film Festival

Wisconsin Film Festival 2014 Podcast

Two visions of protest at the Wisconsin Film Festival

A.E. Presents Julianna Barwick, April 11

, 11 AM | 16 Apr

Line Breaks returns with “Fire Under The Skin”


The annual Line Breaks Festival brings together students from UW-Madison’s First Wave program and guests from multiple disciplines to explore the intersection of hip-hop, dance, spoken-word, and theater. In past years, highlights included spoken-word/theater artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph and ‘Passing Strange’ stars Colman Domingo and Stew—but this year, the festival’s eighth, the focus is emphatically on First

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10 AM | 15 Apr

‘Warfare’ offers a taste of Sole/DJ Pain 1 collaboration


Last Friday, Madison-based producer DJ Pain 1 and veteran rapper/angry fella/Anticon co-founder Sole released the four-song ‘Warfare’ E.P. on Bandcamp, as a precursor to their forthcoming full-length collaboration, ‘Deathdrive.’ (The pair also previously released another ‘Deathdrive’ track, “Coal.” Pain 1 has also contributed beats to previous Sole releases, as has former Madisonian Man Mantis.) So far

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11 AM | 14 Apr

Madison’s Samantha Glass collaborates on ‘Dorval & Devereaux’ tape


Madison-based musician Beau Devereaux, whose projects include the bleary electronic pop of Samantha Glass, has collaborated with Canadian musician Crystal Dorval on a new cassette on the Moon Glyph label. Simply titled ‘Dorval & Devereaux,’ the release builds warm, idyllic melodies and synth textures into eight songs that often start out feeling mellow but build

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10 PM | 10 Apr

Madison’s Spires That In The Sunset Rise announce tour dates with Slint, share new track


Madison avant-folk duo Spires That In The Sunset Rise announced Thursday that they’ll be opening for reunited post-rockers Slint on a run of East Coast shows in April and May. (The shows will follow Touch and Go Records’ April 15 remastered box-set reissue of Slint’s 1991 album ‘Spiderland.’ NPR Music is currently streaming the remastered version

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, 11 AM | 09 Apr

Madison Calendar, April 10 through 16


(Pictured: Enabler. Photo by Luke Mouradian.) THURSDAY APRIL 10 Wisconsin Film Festival (final day). Sundance Cinemas Madison, see for showtimes. Thursday brings the 2014 Wisconsin Film Festival to a strong finish with 12 screenings at Sundance. Highlights include the annual advertising showcase The Best Of The British Arrows, the Jenny Slate-starring comedy ‘Obvious Child,’

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01 PM | 08 Apr

Arts Extract and Signal Dreams present John Wiese, May 5 at Dragonfly Lounge


Arts Extract and Signal Dreams are proud to present legendary Los Angeles sound sculptor John Wiese at Madison’s Dragonfly Lounge on Monday, May 5th. (Facebook event.) Wiese is best known for his dynamic, sometimes ear-splitting, and always interesting sonic explorations as a solo artist, his role in brain-rattling noise-punk outfit Sissy Spacek, and his collaborations

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