About Us

Tense Forms is a community of working artists, musicians, activists, writers, actors, crafters, friends dedicated to producing and manufacturing new lovely art and helping that art find its largest audience.


Posters and Flyers

Summer Cl*sterf*ck

September 24th, 2006

a trainwreck of music, film and art, grr.

tense forms
entirely regrets
our end of summer


with new art commissioned on janky foamcore, a new film starring Mark Benson called Beach Assh*le and music by Where the Moon Came From and a whole mess of new bands assembled randomly from members of Lying in States, Love Story in Blood Red, Watchers, Radiant Darling, the Moon Station House Band, and the Notes and Scratches. It’s our crassest showcase ever!

September 2nd
8PM, 21+ $8

tense forms jerks

Copyright © 2006 Elizabeth Boyne

Heat: 2nd Annual Tense Forms Showcase

July 02nd, 2005

a showcase of art * music * poetry * video

tense forms
2nd annual showcase

Casey Meehan * The Notes and Scratches
the archivists * The Treatment * Andy Wagner

July 2, 2005
Doors 7:30 pm
2011 W. North Avenue
(tickets available on-line at www.subt.net)

Kate Raney * Richard Syska

poetry * performance
Elizabeth Boyne * Katy Didden * Viola Lee * Marika Mashburn

visual art
Mark Benson * Craig Blakeman * Sangini Brahmbhatt
Kirk Bravender * Ben Clarke * Leah Dickey * Steve Eck
Cortney Groves * Mollie Morris * Mary Paul
Mike Piontek * Steve Quantock * Kelly Reynolds
Jaime Roche * Matt Rose * Melissa Stallard * Allison Stanley

Copyright © 2005 Jaime Roche

Six by Five Release Party

December 17th, 2004

tense forms presents a six by five release party (a lovely little zine of pictures and words)

music by
the Treatment
Andy Wagner
Ben Clarke

readings by
Katy Didden
Joshua Dumas
Viola Lee
Thomas Strunk

projections by
Craig Blakeman
Jessica Neafsey
Jessica Palmert
Kate Raney
Matt Rose
Allison Stanley

friday december 17th
the beat kitchen
2100 w. belmont. 8pm. $6.

tense forms

Copyright © 2004 joshua dumas

Tense Forms Showcase

August 30th, 2004

tense forms presents
an audio/visual showcase

sounds by:
Casey Meehan and the Delta Still
Andy Wagner
the autumn-waking
The Treatment

images by:
Mark Benson
Craig Blakeman
Kirk Bravender
Leah Dickey
Steve Eck
Nora McComiskey
Dasha Posedel
Kate Raney
Jaime Roche
Matt Rose
Allison Stanley

Monday, August 30th, 8:00 pm $5
Subterranean 2011 W. North Ave.

Copyright © 2004 Craig Blakeman

the Treatment

June 26th, 2004

the treatment • black giraffe
monogatari • fast product

saturday june 26th
bottom lounge
3206 n. wilton
8pm 21+

tense forms

Copyright © 2004 joshua dumas