Chicago Scene: September 24-30, 2017

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

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

Sunday, September 24th 2017

3:00PM at Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan ($10-$5)
Assemblage
Ensemble Dal Niente — music of George Lewis

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Michael Vincent Waller, R Andrew Lee, Seth Parker Woods

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jeremy Cunningham Quartet with Josh Johnson, Tomeka Reid, Matt Ulery

Monday, September 25th 2017

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Rafael Toral

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

Tuesday, September 26th 2017

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Stirrup : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback, special guest Wanees Zarour

Wednesday, September 27th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Josh Sinton’s Musicianer with Jason Ajemian, Chad Taylor

Thursday, September 28th 2017

6:00PM at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, 926 E Center St, Milwaukee WI, 414.374.4722 ($15 each night; $30 all three nights)
Milwaukee Noise Fest
Culled
Muff
Lucky Bone
August Traeger
Invertabit
The Smudge
Mommy

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Ballister : Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Paal Nilssen-Love

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
The Shape Of … : Donny Mahlmeister, Theo Katsaounis, Ryan Packard, Glenn Rischke
DJ Bobby Burg

Friday, September 29th 2017

6:00PM at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, 926 E Center St, Milwaukee WI, 414.374.4722 ($15 each night; $30 all three nights)
Milwaukee Noise Fest
Juhyo
Panther Modern
Denim
No Heat
Apollo Vermouth
Amanda Schoofs
Citizen 2-13

8:00PM at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free, RSVP)
7 Facts In Logical Space
Mark Fell, Katherine Young

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Dave Burrell, Harrison Bankhead

8:30PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Caleb Willitz Band, with Tatsu Aoki, Edward Wilkerson, Charles Rumback, Raul Cotaquispe, Rami Atassi, Tara Smith
Sun Speak : Matt Gold, Nathan Friedman

10:00PM at Quarters, 900 E Center St, Milwaukee WI, 414.263.4140 ($15 each night; $30 all three nights)
Milwaukee Noise Fest
Deterge / Custodian
Mildew
HollowHecatomb

Saturday, September 30th 2017

6:00PM at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, 926 E Center St, Milwaukee WI, 414.374.4722 ($15 each night; $30 all three nights)
Milwaukee Noise Fest
Gerritt Wittmer
Wasteland Jazz Unit
Mykel Boyd
Dolores Dewberry
Peter J Woods
Nummy
M Jurek

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Jason Stein Quartet with Keefe Jackson, Joshua Abrams, Tom Rainey — Record release

10:00PM at Quarters, 900 E Center St, Milwaukee WI, 414.263.4140 ($15 each night; $30 all three nights)
Milwaukee Noise Fest
Vertonen
Spiteful Womb
Limbs Bin
Gnawed / Plagues / Blessed Sacrifist
Climax Denial

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

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, 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/

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Clean Feed Records New Releases

Source: Clean Feed Records.

Cortex – Avant-Garde Party Music

Roligheten – Homegrown

Slow Is Possible – Moonwatchers

Der Verboten – Der Verboten

Dré Hočevar – Surface of Inscription

Travassos – Life Is a Simple Mess

Matthieu Donarier & Santiago Quintans – Sun Dome

Jonas Cambien & Adrian Myhr – Simiskina

Humcrush – Enter Humcrush

Big Bold Back Bone – In Search Of The Emerging Species

Newsbits: Kate Gentile / Meredith Monk / Matana Roberts / Mr. Rogers and Experimental Music

English: Matana Roberts @ ATP Curated by The D...

Kate Gentile discusses her new release, Mannequins.

Meredith Monk has won the Gish prize, which given to one who has “pushed the boundaries of an art form, contributed to social change and paved the way for the next generation.”

Matana Roberts is profiled with a review of recent album, Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee.

And no one other than Mr. Rogers (a host of a popular children’s show running from the 1960’s-2000’s) introduced kids to experimental music in 1968 with a little help from Bruce Haack & Esther Nelson.

AMN Picks of the Week: Craig Pedersen / Kyle Motl & TJ Borden / Ken Walicki / Sua​-​Hiam​-​Zun / Longleash / Abraham Brody

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.

Craig Pedersen – Solo Trumpet (2016)
Kyle Motl / TJ Borden – Appreciation (2017)
Ken Walicki – Cyberistan (2017)
Sua​-​Hiam​-​Zun – Scattered Purgatory (2017)
Longleash – Passage (2017)
Abraham Brody – From the Rich Dark Earth (2017)

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

English: Japanese avant-garde jazz pianist and...

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

John Zorn – The Interpretations of Dreams! ARCANA VIII: Musicians on Music – Ten Year Anniversary Edition Book! Irene Schweizer & Joey Baron! Tom Rainey Obbligato: Ingrid Laubrock / Ralph Alessi / Kris Davis / Drew Gress! John Butcher / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter! Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet & Solo Sax Debut!

Boneshaker: Mars Williams/Kent Kessler/Paal Nilsson-Love! Scottish Sax Great Raymond MacDonald CD & LP sale: GIO, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura..! Brooklyn Raga Massive: Terry Riley’s ‘In C’! The Return of the Italian Surf Academy!

Joan La Barbara! John Cage ‘Works for Percussion 4’! Wolfgang Rihm! Philip Jeck! Whitehouse! More Rare Sun Ra Vinyl! The Thing & James Blood Ulmer LP! Sven-Ake Johansson & Alex Von Schlippenbach! The Ashra Tempel Experience! And Even More..!

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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, September 24th:
6pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / KEN FILIANO / DAYEON SEOK – Vocals / ContraBass / Percussion
7pm: IRENE KEPL and DAVID GROLLMAN – Violin and Snare Drum

Sunday, October 1st:
6pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT & RICK PARKER – Drums & Trombone/Electronics
7pm: WILL GREENE / ZOE CHRISTIANSEN / DANIEL PENCER WOODWIND TRIO

Sunday, October 8th:
6pm: LEONOR FALCON & SANA NAGANO – All New String Duo

Sunday, October 15th:
6pm: ROBERTO OTTAVIANO – Rare Solo Sax Set
7pm: JUDI SILVANO & BRUCE ARNOLD ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC DUO – CD Release Set

Sunday, October 22nd:
6pm: PATRICK BRENNAN / JASON KAO HWANG / PATRICK HOLMES / BRIAN GRODER
7pm: LUIS CONDE & JOSH SINTON

William Parker’s “Criminals in the White House” in NY

English: Photography of William Parker at Jazz...

Source: Brooklyn Vegan.

The legendary bassist, composer and multiple band leader William Parker, a major force in free jazz, brought a politically charged concept performance to Le Poisson Rouge on September 20. Called In Order to Survive: “Criminals in the White House,” it was conceived as a vehicle to shine further light on the current state of the United States.

When Parker and band took the stage, he told the crowd that he felt sad that beautiful music had to be destroyed by such ugliness and that the problems really ramped up during George Bush’s tenure but have been prevalent since 1776. He hoped that the beauty of the music would bring out the inner beauty in others and help put an end to racism and discrimination. He introduced the opening track referring to the nation’s corrupt leadership and made his feelings known quite bluntly by its title alone, “They’re All Scumbags”.