Chicago Scene: January 21-28, 2017


Ingebrigt Håker Flaten

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

Saturday, January 21st 2017

7:30PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($20)
Hit The Ground Running Fest : Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Darin Gray Solo
Marker : Ken Vandermark, Macie Stewart, Steve Marquette, Andrew Clinkman, Phil Sudderberg
Ben LaMar Gay, Ayana Contreras
Dave Rempis, Matt Piet, Tim Daisy

Sunday, January 22nd 2017

2:00PM at Woodland Pattern, 720 E Locust, Milwaukee WI, 414.263.5001 ($15)
Alash Ensemble

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Keefe Jackson, Matt Schneider
Ben LaMar Gay, Gerrit Hatcher, Eli Namay, Ryan Packard

Monday, January 23rd 2017

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

Tuesday, January 24th 2017

9:00PM at The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton, 773.384.3243
Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm
Gunwale : Dave Rempis, Albert Wildeman, Ryan Packard

Thursday, January 26th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Ulrich Krieger Solo

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Jason Stein, Dave Rempis, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Tyler Damon, Michael Zerang
Boneshaker : Mars Williams, Kent Kessler, PN-L

9:30PM at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound, with Fred Jackson Jr, Artie Black, Mike Harmon
Friday, January 27th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Mars Williams, Gerrit Hatcher, Lia Kohl, Ryan Packard

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($12)
Chicago Psych Fest VIII : Frozen Mind
Post Animal
Spectralina
Diagonal
TALsounds
DJ Psychedalex

Saturday, January 28th 2017

8:00PM at the Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S Stony Island, 312.857.5561 (Free, RSVP)
Sarah Davachi

8:30PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($12)
Chicago Psych Fest VIII : Frozen Mind
Ryley Walker, Bill MacKay, Michael Zerang
Dos Santos
Magic Carpet
Metal Tongues
DJ Andrew James Shelp

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/

RIP Charles Bobo Shaw



Source: New York Times.

Mr. Shaw helped found the Black Artists’ Group in 1968. A do-it-yourself cooperative of musicians, visual artists, writers, dancers and actors in St. Louis, it lasted until 1972. Among the musicians were Oliver Lake, Hamiet Bluiett and Julius Hemphill, who would go on to form the World Saxophone Quartet with David Murray. Others became major participants in the 1970s avant-garde in New York City.

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 03/2017


British saxophonist Evan Parker

Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.

Cleanfeed
Sedimental You: Mark Dresser Seven

Les Deux Versants: Eve Risser White Desert Orchestra

Born in an Urban Ruin: Wendell Harrison Bb Clarinet and Bb Bass Clarinet | John Lindberg Double Bass | Kevin Norton Vibraharp and Percussion

Emanem
Tracker Action Organs: Veryan Weston, P

Psi
as the Wind: Evan Parker, Ss/ Mark Nauseef, Perc/ Toma Gouband, Lithophones

Circumdisc
Kaliko: Jarry Singla, P, Harmonium/ M Garbowski, B, Elec/ Peter Orins, Dr, Elec

Delfeayo Marsalis
Make America Great Again: Delfeayo Marsalis Presents Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Fmr
Freedom Is Space for the Spirit: F Carrier, at, Chinese Oboe/ M Lambert, Dr/ a Lapin, P

Richard Andersson
Splitting up in Boston: George Garzone, Sax/ Jerry Bergonzi, Sax/ Bob Moses, Dr/ Richard Andersson, B

Evil Rabbit
Core Trio Feat Matt Shipp

Nathan Hubbard
Furiously Dreaming: N Hubbard Skeleton Key Orchestra

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter


Mikko Innanen at moers festival 2007

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

New from Not Two: Joelle Leandre 8 CD Box Set: Evan Parker/Irene Schweizer/Agusti Fernandez..! Steve Swell/Peter Brotzmann/Paal Nilsson-Love! Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers/Mark Sanders Deep Whole Trio! Mars Williams/Waclaw Zimpel QT! Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio!

New from FMR: Paul Dunmall Quintet with Hamid Drake! Alvin Fielder/Frode Gjerstad/Damon Smith! Carrier/Lampert/Pain! Three from Finland’s finest Mikko Innanen! 2 CD Set from Fredrik Nordstrom & Gerald Cleaver! Keiji Haino/Jozef Dumoulin/Teun Verbruggen!

Please Historic Records from Lol Coxhill! Sir Richard Bishop! Richard Pinhas! K. Leimer! Marc Barreca! Betty Davis! Demon Fuzz! The Staple Singers! Abbey Lincoln! Lavern Baker and more!

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DMG Gig Alert for This Weekend & Beyond:

Monday, January 23rd Here at DMG at 7pm:
RAOUL BJORKENHEIM – An Evening with Raoul Bjorkenheim, Anders Nilsson & others TBA!

THE STONE RESIDENCIES – SYLVIE COURVOISIER – JAN 24th – 29th! Complete schedule below

JOHN ZORN – The Classic Guide to Strategy – Rare Solo Sax Performance – at National Sawdust in Brooklyn – 9pm – Wednesday, January 25th!
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The FREE DMG Weekly New Music In-Store Series Continues on Sundays with:

Sunday, January 22nd:
6pm: ALEC HARPER TRIO With BRANDON LOPEZ / FLIN VAN HEMMEN
7pm: KNUCKLEBALL: DANIEL LEVINE / MARC HANNAFORD / DEVIN GRAY – CD Release set!

Just added: Rare Monday Night DMG Event!
7pm: An Evening with RAOUL BJORKENHEIM/ANDERS NILSSON – Guitar Masters & Friends!

Sunday, January 29th:
6pm: HAG: BRAD HENKEL / SEAN ALI / DAVID GROLLMAN – Trumpet / Contrabass / Snare
7pm: MAKOTO KAWASIMA – Solo Alto Sax
8pm: BLAISE SIWULA / ERIC PLAKS – Saxes & keyboard

Sunday, February 5th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO & ART BAILEY – Plus Fluxus Tapes
7pm: VORTKIP: NICO LETMAN-BURTINOVIC/ELIJAH SHIFFER/BRITT CIAMPA

Sunday, February 12th:
7pm: MICHAEL LYTLE / NICK DIDKOVSKY / MATT OSTROWSKI –
Bass Clarinet / Guitar / Synthesizer!

Sunday, February 19th:
6pm: NICK FRASER and INGRID LAUBROCK – Drums & Sax
7pm: MOOSEBUMPS: KARL NYBERG and ANTON JONSSON – Sax and Drums!

Cuneiform Records Artists on Tour


Wadada Leo Smith

Source: Cuneiform Records.

AHLEUCHATISTAS
March 23-26 – Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN

BLUE CRANES
January 25 – Mississippi Studio – Portland, OR [with Battle Trance]

CHEER-ACCIDENT
February 2 – Reggies – 2105 South State St – Chicago, IL (with District 97 and Dead Larry)
September 15-17 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Cap D’ecouverte – Le Garric 81450, France

EMPIRICAL
February 3 – Empirical Curates at Kings Place – Hall 2 – York Way – London, UK

GUAPO
September 15-17 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Cap D’ecouverte – Le Garric 81450, France

I.P.A.
January 31 – Moskus – Trondheim, Norway
February 1 – Nasjional Jazzscene – Oslo, Norway
February 2 – Hamar Jazzklubb – Hamar, Norway
March 22 – Teaterkafeen – Haugesund, Norway
March 23 – Spor 5 – Stavanger, Norway
March 24 – Bergen Jazzforum – Bergen, Norway
March 25 – Bømlo Jazzklubb – Bømlo, Norway
March 26 – Øystese – Kabuso, Norway

IDEAL BREAD
March 22 – Rye Bar – 247 South 1st Street – Brooklyn, NY – 10:30
May 14 – The Legion Bar – 790 Metropolitan Ave – Brooklyn, NY – 9:00

THE KANDINSKY EFFECT
April 13 – Wichita Jazz Festival – Wichiata, KS
April 28 – Reno Jazz Festival – Reno, NV
April 29 – Bakersfield Jazz Festival – Bakersfield,

LED Bib
February 15- Dempsey’s – Cardiff, UK
February 16 – Hot House – Morecambe, UK
February 17 – Royal Northern College of Music – Manchester, UK
February 18 – Kings Place – London, UK
February 20 – The Bell Inn – Bath, UK
February 21 – The Canteen – Bristol, UK
February 23 – Hidden Rooms – Cambridge, UK
March 9 – Schokalden – Berlin, Germany
March 10 – Jazzclub Tonne – Dresden, Germany
March 12 – MS Stubnitz – Hamburg, DE
March 13 – Porgy and Bess – Vienna, Austria
April 13 – Jazz Spot Candy – Chiba, Japan
April 14 – Velvet Sun – Tokyo, Japan
April 15 – tbd – Tokyo, Japan
April 16 – Nanya – Nogoya, Japan
April 17 – Big Apple – Kobe, Japan
April 18 – Pepperland – Okayama, Japan
April 19 – Jazz Riverside – Fukuoka, Japan
May 3 – Vortex – London, UK
May 4 – Vortex – London, UK
May 5 – Blue Orange Theatre – Birmingham, UK
May 6 – Fuse Art Space – Bradford, UK
May 7 – The Bridge Hotel – Newcastle, UK
May 8 – Bramley’s Bar – Canterbury, UK
May 12 – Jazztage Goerlitz, Goerlitz, UK

THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET
April 2 – Small’s Jazz Club – 183 West 10th St, NYC, NY 10014
April 6 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542

MIRIODOR
September 15-17 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Cap D’ecouverte – Le Garric 81450, France
September 23-24 – Freakshow Art Rock Festival – Wurzburg, Germany

ED PALERMO
January 19 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY [with special guest Napoleon Murphy Brock, performing the music of Frank Zappa and more!]
January 20 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY [with special guest Napoleon Murphy Brock, performing the music of Frank Zappa and more!]
February 11 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542
February 13 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY
April 1 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542 [the music of The Beatles!]

RICHARD PINHAS
April 23 – Festival Prog-Resiste – Espace Victor Jara – 31 place van Zeeland – Soignies, Belgium

DYLAN RYAN / SAND
March 10 – The Knitting Factory – Boise, ID (opening for Minus The Bear)
March 11 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT (opening for Minus The Bear)
March 12 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO (opening for Minus The Bear)
March 13 – tbd – Omaha, NB

SCHNELLERTOLLERMEIER
January 20 – Le Murs du Son – La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
February 15 – JFC – St Petersburg, Russia
February 16 – Koleso – Arkhangelsk, Russia
February 18 – Petrovsky Book Club – Voronezh, Russia
February 19 – Zvezda Club – Samara, Russia
February 20 – DMSH – Protvino, Russia
February 21 – Philharmonic Hall – Izhevsk, Russia
February 22 – DOM – Moscow, Russia
February 23 – Dreadnought Club – Kaliningrad, Russia

WADADA LEO SMITH
February 9 – Wadada Leo Smith & Vijay Iyer duo – SFJazz, San Francisco, CA
February 18 – Wadada Leo Smith & Brandon Ross – The Stone, NYC
March 3 – Wadada Leo Smith & Dave Douglas: New Sanctuary – Appel Room, Rose Hall, Jazz At Lincoln Center, NYC
March 4 – Wadada Leo Smith & Dave Douglas: New Sanctuary – Appel Room, Rose Hall, Jazz At Lincoln Center, NYC

San Francisco Scene: January 20-27, 2017


Top of the Transamerica building, downtown San...

From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, January 20

Fri 1/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR OAKLAND DIY SPACES
A host of Bay Area musicians and activists converge at Studio Grand for a special Inauguration Day protest event—a show of solidarity, personhood, and shared catharsis. The evening will be comprised of a series of improvised groupings of prominent local creative musicians, poets, and sound artists. The event will also serve as an opportunity to share relevant information regarding local activism, community outreach, and other miscellaneous survival strategies for the oncoming political and cultural regime. Attendees are invited to share thoughts and relevant information. Proceeds will be directed to charity

Saturday, January 21
Sat 1/21 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
Eric Tran, pianist and composer, in a recital featuring music of Mozart, Tran, Adès, Busoni, and Beethoven. San Francisco based pianist-composer Eric Tran is known for his friendly stage manner, thoughtful programming, and bold risk-taking. He has appeared in music festivals such as PianoTexas, Aspen, as well as festivals in Europe. His principal studies were with pianists Sharon Mann, Thomas Schultz, and composer Jaroslaw Kapuscinski. Eric is a graduate of Stanford University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. More…

Sat 1/21 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
Ear-splitting trombone duo RAGE THORMBONES (Weston Olencki & Matt Barbier) shreds WORLDEATER by Timothy McCormack, and collaborates with Zachary James Watkins on a new piece. More…

Sat 1/21 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
Kyle Bruckmann and Composers from the Center for Contemporary Music. An evening of new electronic music (some with dance and acoustic instruments) by guest composer Kyle Bruckmann and Mills faculty composers Maggi Payne, Chris Brown, Les Stuck, James Fei, and John Bischoff.

Sunday, January 22

Sun 1/22 3:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
Pauline Oliveros Tribute

Monday, January 23

Mon 1/23 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations012317: Battle Trance

Tuesday, January 24
Tue 1/24 8:30 PM Elbo Room [647 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Grex, Cash Pony, VOCO Album Release Show
A shattering night of sounds at once beautiful, heavy, exotic, and strange, featuring Oakland art rock trio Grex, the return of psych rock heavy hitters Cash Pony, and experimental rock powerhouses VOCO (celebrating the release of their new album).
Grex: Karl Evangelista-gtr, Rei Scampavia-keys, Robert Lopez-dms
Cash Pony: Charles Lloyd/Owen Kelley-gtrs, Stephen A Wright-bass, Gabe Katz-dms
VOCO: Alex Yeung-gtr, Tim Sullivan-dms, Josh Martin-bass

Thursday, January 26

Thu 1/26 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Key West
Brian Pedersen-saxes, Sung Kim-ozukuri, Randylee Sutherland-drums
9pm Swimming in Bengal
Jed Brewer – gourd guitar, Rusi Gustafson – percussion
Tony Passarell – sax, flute, stand-up bass, harmonium, percussion

Friday, January 27

Fri 1/27 7:00 PM Christ Church [2138 Cedar St., Berkeley]
Ensemble ARI plays contemporary music and late romantic. A premiere piece of Haeguem with piano trio!

Fri 1/27 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Einsteinium Quartet’s premiere of Shapeshift by Mario Godoy

Fri 1/27 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents a special tribute to Pauline Oliveros performed by sfSound.