Chicago Scene: January 31- February 12, 2015

Posted: January 31, 2015 by Mike in Performances

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area.  Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, January 31st 2015

7:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Trio

8:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
The Whammies : Jorrit Dijkstra, Pandelis Karayorgis, Jeb Bishop, Mary Oliver, Jason Roebke, Frank Rosaly

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($25-$10)
Chicago Psych Fest VI : Under the Ice

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Sonic Remedies
Douglas R Ewart and Inventions

Sunday, February 1st 2015

9:00PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300
Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra

Monday, February 2nd 2015

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Wednesday, February 4th 2015

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Tim Daisy, Albert Wildeman, Mars Williams
Sound Of The City Workshop

Thursday, February 5th 2015

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Loris : Tim Stine, Frank Rosaly, James Davis, Jeff Greene
Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz

Sunday, February 8th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
OpenICE
Michael Nicolas, Jaime Oliver

9:00PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300
Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra

Monday, February 9th 2015

7:30PM at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882
Eli Namay, Jason Roebke

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Thursday, February 12th 2015

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Charles Rumback, Jim Baker, John Tate

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/

http://www.ratchetmusic.com

http://www.umbrellamusic.org

http://www.mcachicago.org

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html

http://www.skylarkchicago.com

http://www.hideoutchicago.com

http://www.elasticrevolution.com

http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html

http://www.lampo.org

http://dalniente.com

http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago

http://www.emptybottle.com/

Ron Anderson Shows

Posted: January 31, 2015 by Mike in Performances

English: Ron Anderson at the Silent Barn with PAK

Ron Anderson 

From Ron Anderson:

Saturday, January 31st, 2015
Spectrum
Winter Prog Festival – 9pm sharp
121 Ludlow, Second Floor
New York, NY 10002
Ron Anderson (guitar) Brian Chase (drums) Richard Hoffman (bass)
The first gig of 2015 with this powerful improvised trio that can cre

ate a big noise, but can also land into a sea of ambient sounds.

Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Tiny Montgomery inside Threes Brewing
Ron Anderson, Chris Cochrane, Lucas Collins Trio – 9:30
333 Douglas Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Ron Anderson (guitar) Chris Cochrane (guitar) Lucas Collins (drums)

Monday, February 9th, 2015
Manhattan Inn
Electric Guitar Duet – Ron Anderson and Zachary Pruitt – 10 PM
632 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Electric Guitar Duet – Ron Anderson and Zachary Pruitt
Also Andrew Hock – Solo Guitar, Ava Mendoza – Solo Guitar, Jon Lipscolmbs Trio

Abbey Rader Short Film Premieres in Miami

Posted: January 31, 2015 by Mike in General

English: Abbey Rader : Composer, percussionist...

Abbey Rader

Filmmaker Jorge Rubiera premieres his newest documentary, Abbey Rader: Get Free at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM. A live jazz concert by Abbey Rader and his quartet will take place after the screening, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and musicians. Admission is free.

A second opportunity to see the film and band will be on Saturday, February 21 at 7:30 pm at Audioteque on Lincoln road as part of the Subtropics Experimental Music and Sound Art Biennial. Admission is free

Abbey Rader: Get Free explores the journey of Abbey Rader, a jazz drummer, Buddhist and martial artist, who dedicated his life to the pursuit of spiritual freedom. His purpose was defined as a young musician in New York when, in the fertile mid-60s, he experienced the spiritual power of John Coltrane’s quartet. From then on, he sought to release himself from all constrictions, musical or otherwise. His path brought him to a Buddhist master from China and jazz legends on both sides of the Atlantic. Fifty years later, his quest to perform and live in the moment continues.

Watch the trailer below.

http://www.abbeyraderfilm.com/trailer

Cantaloupe Music New Releases

Posted: January 31, 2015 by Mike in Releases

From Cantaloupe Music:

Florent Ghys – Télévision
Asphalt Orchestra plays Pixies – Surfer Rosa
Bobby Previte ft. Sō Percussion – TERMINALS

Coming soon:

Michael Gordon’s new recording, Dystopia, includes two of his most ambitious orchestral projects to date and will be released by Cantaloupe Music on February 24, 2015. The title piece, a city symphony for Los Angeles, was commissioned and performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The live, uncut recording of this world premiere was conducted by David Robertson at Walt Disney Concert Hall in January 2008. The second work, Rewriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, is also presented in its live and uncut form from the 2006 world premiere at the Beethovenfest Bonn, where it was performed by the Bamberger Symphoniker and conducted by Jonathan Nott. A recording of Gotham, Gordon’s city symphony for New York, will also be available on February 24 as an iTunes exclusive, performed by Aurora Orchestra under Nicholas Collon’s direction.


From Alarm Will Sound:

February 5, 2015
Newman Center, Denver, CO
with Medeski, Martin and Wood
Payton MacDonald, Kid Tao Mammal (Unworldliness Weirdo)
Miles Brown, Northern Lights
John Medeski, The Eye of Ra
Billy Martin (arr. Price), Coral Sea
Medeski, Martin and Wood (arr. Orlando), Anonymous Skulls
Medeski, Martin and Wood (arr. Freund), End of the World Party

February 6, 2015
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
with Medeski, Martin and Wood
Payton MacDonald, Kid Tao Mammal (Unworldliness Weirdo)
Miles Brown, Northern Lights
John Medeski, The Eye of Ra
Billy Martin (arr. Price), Coral Sea
Medeski, Martin and Wood (arr. Orlando), Anonymous Skulls
Medeski, Martin and Wood (arr. Freund), End of the World Party


cover_slag_tanzMagma is back with its second EP release in three months. Following rapidly on the heels of the re-recording of Rïah Sahïltaahk, Slag Tanz once again features the modern Magma lineup performing music reminiscent of their arrival on this planet 45 years ago. The recording features Stella Vander (voice), Isabelle Feuillebois (voice), Hervé Aknin (voice), Benoît Alziary (vibraphone), James MacGaw (guitar), Jérémie Ternoy (piano), Philippe Bussonnet (bass), and of course Christian Vander (drums, piano, voice), which with the exception of Ternoy, has been the core group since 2008.

For Magma fans, Slag Tanz has a lot to like. The familiar, layered call-and-response vocals, jagged bass-and-drum-driven rhythms, and distinctive potency of the compositions are on display. The eight short tracks sum up to about 20 minutes, and run together in a suite form. While Slag Tanz breaks less new ground for Magma than, say, Félicité Thösz, it marks a return to the more complex scores Magma worked from in the 1970s. In fact, according to Christian Vander, Slag Tanz was originally written in that time period.  It has been performed several times since 2009, reportedly evolving from show to show.  Thus, it is hard to characterize this effort as a remake like Rïah Sahïltaahk.

Still, you could call Slag Tanz retro, but doing so would unduly dismiss the pure joy that is Magma in peak form.  The operatic choruses, heavy angular riffing, atmospheric vibes, and superb rhythm section are transcendent.  Bravo.

Music and More Reviews

Posted: January 30, 2015 by Mike in Reviews

From Music and More:

Ballister – Worse For the Wear (Aerophonic, 2015)
Books: Can’s Tago Mago by Alan Warner (33 1/3 Series)
Thelonious Monk – Thelonious Monk Trio (Prestige, 1952-1954, Reissue 2007)