Umbrella Music Through July 11

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 27 June 2007
The Hideout
10:00PM | Bass Blowout
Bass Duos, Trios, and Quartets by
Josh Abrams
Ingebrigt HÃ¥ker Flaten
Kent Kessler
Nate McBride
two sets
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ sets
Vandermark Soundclash : Both Sides Of The Ocean – The Early AACM and English Improvisation Scenes

Thursday, 28 June 2007
Elastic
10:00PM | Blink
Greg Ward – reeds
Dave Miller – guitar
Jeff Greene – bass
Quin Kirchner – drums
11:00PM | Josh Berman Quintet
Josh Berman – cornet
Keefe Jackson – tenor saxophone
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Anton Hatwich – bass
Nori Tanaka – drums
$7 requested donation

Sunday, 1 July 2007
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Pandelis Karayorgis and Friends
Pandelis Karayorgis – piano
Chicago improvisers TBA
two sets

Thursday, 5 July 2007
Elastic
10:00 PM | Karayorgis/Gregorio/McBride
Pandelis Karayorgis – piano
Guillermo Gregorio – reeds
Nate McBride – bass
11:00 PM | Pandelis Karayorgis and Guests
Pandelis Karayorgis – piano
Others TBA

Sunday, 8 July 2007
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Vandermark/Daisy Duo
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 11 July 2007
The Hideout
10:00PM | Judith Berkson Solo
Judith Berkson – voice, keyboards
11:00PM | Halvorson/Pavone Duo
Mary Halvorson – guitar, vocals
Jessica Pavone – viola, vocals
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Jeb Bishop Presents
Horn players : Solos, Duos, Trios

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SICPP finale covers a lot of ground

The recent SICPP festival gets coverage.

The 2007 Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at the New England Conservatory closed on Saturday with the annual students’ marathon concert, impishly dubbed the “Sick Puppy Iditarod” by artistic director Stephen Drury. Though not quite as long as its namesake, the 28-work, six-and-a-half – hour trek traversed a fair portion of the new-music landscape.

DMG Newsletter June 22nd 2007

From DMG:

FRED FRITH & CHRIS BROWN, THE NELS CLINE SINGERS, WILLIAM PARKER DOUBLE QUARTET, STEVE SWELL’S FIRE INTO MUSIC With JEMEEL MOONDOC/WILLIAM PARKER/HAMID DRAKE,

PETER KOWALD 2 DVD CD SET, EVAN PARKER/MATTHEW SHIPP, JOHN COXSON/WADADA LEO SMITH & HAN BENNINK With JOHN COXON/ASHLEY WALES, DAVID MURRAY BLACK SAINT QT, ROSWELL RUDD & YOMO TORO, JASON KAO HWANG/SANG WON PARK

A TREASURE CHEST of GEMS from THE EX & THEIR TERP CATALOGUE! MICHEL PORTAL w/ TONY MALABY & JEF LEE JOHNSON, STEFAN PASBORG W/ ELLERY ESKELIN, JOHN TCHICAI & RAY ANDERSON, VIJAY IYER & MIKE LADD, WILLIAM HOOKER & SABIR MATEEN, MATT LAVELLE & EVIL EYE [JONATHAN MORITZ/NATE WOOLEY/MIKE PRIDE/KEN FILIANO],

JAYNE CORTEZ & THE FIRESPITTERS With DENARDO COLEMAN/BERN NIX, 8 NEW DISCS from CIMP & CADENCE JAZZ, A HANDFUL OF HISTORIC & SALE ITEMS from THE DIW & AVANT CATALOGUE, PHAROAH SANDERS, MOONDOG, ZAKIR HUSSAIN, RAVI SHANKAR & HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA, THE WILD MAGNOLIAS & EVEN MORE GOODIES!

Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Goon Moon – Lickers Last Leg
This Goon Moon’s second album of genre bending song craft that mixes together retro and stoner rock, psychedelic pop with electronic elements and weird edges. It manages to be chaotic, discordant and rocking, yet also haunting, melodic and full of oddness through out its playing time.

Sleep Research Facility – Deep Frieze
This is Sleep Research Facility aka Kevin Doherty second deep ambient album for Cold Spring and his fourth in all. The albums concept is based around the uncharted and people-less polar landscapes, caverns and mountains, which really managers to suck you deep into its deeply chilling sonic world.

Jessica Rylan – Interior Designs
Interior designs presents the listener with four tracks mainly played via analog synthzier’s constructed by Rylan herself. The pieces fall somewhere between improvised synth patterns and noise,Think a more aggravated and volatile version of the likes of Rafael Toral’s more recent work.

Organ Eye – S/T
Organ Eye’s Self titled debut servers up two long form satisfying and detailed drone based pieces from this Australia/ New Zealand four piece.

Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Current 93
Album: The Inmost Light
Label: Jnana
Review date: Jun. 25, 2007

Artist: Jandek
Album: Manhattan Tuesday
Label: Corwood
Review date: Jun. 22, 2007

Artist: Erik Satie
Album: Cubist Works 1913-1924
Label: LTM
Review date: Jun. 20, 2007

Artist: Sonic Youth
Album: Daydream Nation (Deluxe Edition)
Label: Geffen
Review date: Jun. 20, 2007

Artist: Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O
Album: Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under the Stars
Label: Important
Review date: Jun. 19, 2007