Chicago Scene: January 26 – February 1, 2020

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

Sunday, January 26th 2020

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Josh Berman, Joim Badenhirt, Jim Baker, Brandon Lopez, Bill Harris, special guest TBA

Monday, January 27th 2020

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

Tuesday, January 28th 2020

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Dave Rempis, Brandon Lopez, Ryan Packard, special guest Jen Hill

Thursday, January 30th 2020

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Darius Jones, Josh Berman, Mike Reed

Friday, January 31st 2020

7:30PM at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston IL, 847.905.1500 ($25-$50)
Marie Alatalo — music by George Crumb

9:00PM at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)
Dave Rempis, Brandon Lopez, Weasel Walter
Ben Billington, Mark Shippy, Daniel Wyche + Andrew Scott Young

Saturday, February 1st 2020

5:00PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Requiem: A White Wanderer
Katherine Young with Myra Hinrichs, Min Park, Alexander Ellsworth, Lia Kohl, Anton Hatwich, Jenna Lyle, Ryan Packard (Registration recommended)

7:00PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Requiem: A White Wanderer
Katherine Young with Myra Hinrichs, Min Park, Alexander Ellsworth, Lia Kohl, Anton Hatwich, Jenna Lyle, Ryan Packard (Registration recommended)

7:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723
Jimmy Bennington, Jordan Christianson

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/

Vijay Iyer Upcoming Performances

Source: Vijay Iyer.

SUN 26 JANUARY
Indian Hill Music Center Littleton, MA, US

WED 29 JANUARY
Jazz Standard New York (NYC), NY, US

THU 30 JANUARY
Jazz Standard New York (NYC), NY, US

FRI 31 JANUARY
Jazz Standard New York (NYC), NY, US

SAT 1 FEBRUARY
Jazz Standard New York (NYC), NY, US

THU 20 FEBRUARY
Jazz Standard New York (NYC), NY, US

SAT 29 FEBRUARY
Lillie & Roy Cullen Theatre, Wortham Center Houston, TX, US

SAT 14 MARCH
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX, US

SAT 21 MARCH
Kölner Philharmonie Cologne, Germany

FRI 17 APRIL
Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center New York (NYC), NY, US

FRI 15 MAY
Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago Chicago, IL, US

Excerpt from New Book on Jaki Liebezeit

Source: The Quietus.

Jaki Liebezeit: Life, Theory and Practice of a Master Drummer is the new book edited by Jono Podmore dedicated to the German drummer who went from a sideman to free jazz pioneer Manfred Schoof to become a key member of seminal psychedelic group Can. In later life, Liebezeit collaborated with the likes of Brian Eno, Jah Wobble, Philip Jeck, and Burnt Friedman. He sadly passed away in January 2017.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

The Downtown Music Gallery 29th Anniversary Celebrations will begin in 2020 & Will Continue throughout the year! May 1st is our Actual Anniversary! Every In-store throughout the Year Helps Celebrate the Spirit of Creative Music Performed Live.

Sunday, January 26th:
6pm: JEREMIAH CYMERMAN – Solo Clarinet!
7pm: SAM NEWSOME – Solo Soprano Sax!
8pm: NICK DUNSTON – Solo ContraBass!

Sunday, February 2nd:
6pm: JUDI SILVANO and BRUCE ARNOLD – Voice and Electric Guitar!
7pm: T.J.BORDEN / JAMES McKAIN / J GUY LAUGHLIN – Cello / Tenor Sax / Drums!

Sunday, February 9th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO – Clarinet / IVAN BARENBOIM – Contralto Clarinet /
NICK JOZWIAK – Cello!
7pm: JESSE DULMAN QUARTET with RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV!

Sunday, February 16th:
6pm: NICK FRASER / TONY MALABY / BRANDON LOPEZ – Drums / Tenor Sax / ContraBass!
7pm: CHERYL PYLE / ROBERT DICK – Flute Duo!
8pm: ERIN ROGERS – Solo Sax – New CD on Relative Pitch Records!

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy. You can check the weekly in-store sets through our Instagram feed