Archive for January 19, 2013


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Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten / New York Quartet – Now Is (2012)
Harrison Bankhead / Sextet – Morning Sun, Harvest Moon (2011)
Rob Mazurek / Pulsar Quartet – Stellar Pulsations (2012)
Eric Revis – Parallax (2012)
John Zorn – Rimbaud (2012)

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Monsieur Délire Reviews

Posted: January 19, 2013 by Mike in Reviews

Merzbow, prominent Japanoise musician, in 2007

Merzbow, prominent Japanoise musician, in 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Monsieur Délire:

ANTHONY BRAXTON / Solo (Carnegie Hall) 1972 (New Braxton House)
MR. VAST / Grievous Bodily Charm (Spezialmaterial – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
BLEAK HOUSE / Dark Poetry (Creative Sources)
RDECA RAKETA / Wir werden. (God – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
MERZBOW / Tauromachine (Merzbow e)
DAVID ROSENBOOM / In the Beginning (New World Records)
TAYLOR DEUPREE / Faint (12k – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
DOUBT / Mercy Pity Peace & Love (Moonjune)


Charles Mingus - Bi Centenial, Lower Manhattan...

From Pittsburgh New Music Net:

Thursday, January 24th, 7:00 pm
CAPA’s Cabaret Theatre
111 9th St
free

CAPA Antithesis, the new-music ensemble of Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12, presents its winter concert, under the direction of Alia Musica member (and CAPA teacher) Lenny Young. This concert will also see the debut of a brand new music group, CAPA Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, under the direction of composer Alec Summers. Music includes original works by the directors and students, plus pieces by Charles Mingus, Carl Bergstrom-Nielsen, Tom Johnson and local composer Dave Bernabo.

Chicago Scene: January 20-30

Posted: January 19, 2013 by Mike in Performances

English: Mars Williams at Offside Festival 2008

English: Mars Williams at Offside Festival 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

January 20:

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($8 suggested donation)
Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra

January 21:

7:30PM at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
Daniel Fandiño, Albert Wildeman

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

10PM at Skylark. 2149 S. Halsted St., Chicago
Anton Hatwich Trio
Matt Schneider, Guitar
Anton Hatwich, Electric Bass
Charles Rumback, Drums

January 22:

6:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660
Face the Strange: New Music from Chicago and Beyond
Jeff Parker

9:30PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349
KLANG : James Falzone, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy
Jason Roebke Solo
James Falzone, Russ Johnson, Jason Stein
KLANG : James Falzone, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy, special guests Russ Johnson, Jason Stein

10:00PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free)
Rob Mazurek’s Throne Of The House Of Good And Evil, with Matt Lux, John Herndon

January 23:

8:00PM at the Water Hole Lounge, 1400 S Western, 312.243.7988 ($5)
Velvet Dreams Presents
Jam session honoring Fred Anderson, with host Isaiah Spencer

NRG Ensemble
The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
10PM – $8
Mars Williams – reeds
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Fred Lonberg-holm – cello & trumpet
Brian Sandstrom – bass, guitar & trumpet
Kent Kessler – bass
Steve Hunt – drums, vibes & percussion

January 26:

7:30PM at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W Chicago ($15-$10)
Bang!
MAVerick Ensemble — music by Freund, Gordon, Lang, Murail, Raynovich

January 27:

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7)
Whirlpool : Caroline Davis, Jeff Swanson, Charles Rumback

January 28:

7:30PM at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
Peter Maunu, Keefe Jackson, Albert Wildeman, Michael Zerang

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

January 29:

9:30PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349
KLANG : James Falzone, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy, special guest Dave Rempis
James Falzone Solo
KLANG : James Falzone, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy

10:00PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free)
Charles Rumback Quartet, with Caroline Davis, Jeff Parker, Matt Ulery

January 30:

8:00PM at the Water Hole Lounge, 1400 S Western, 312.243.7988 ($5)
Velvet Dreams Presents
Jam session honoring Fred Anderson, with host Isaiah Spencer

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
Joshua Abrams’ Natural Information Society, with Hamid Drake, Jeff Parker, Emmett Kelly
Thursday, January 31st 2013

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8)
Guillermo Gregorio, Paul Giallorenzo — Record Release
Guillermo Gregorio, Brian Labycz, Jason Roebke — Record Release

For more information, such as show times and 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://dalniente.com

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

Dusted Reviews

Posted: January 19, 2013 by Mike in Reviews

Axel Dörner,Angharad Davies

Axel Dörner,Angharad Davies (Photo credit: andynew)

From Dusted Reviews:

Artist: Stephan Mathieu & David Sylvian
Album: Wandermüde
Label: Samadhi Sound

Artist: Oneida
Album: A List of Burning Mountains
Label: Jagjaguwar

Artist: Cremaster & Angharad Davies
Album: Pluie Fine
Label: Potlatch