Chicago Scene: March 23 – April 6

Nate Lepine at the Hideout, Chicago IL
Nate Lepine at the Hideout, Chicago IL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

March 23:

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Outer Ear Series
Volcano Radar : Elbio Barilari, Julia A Miller, Harrison Bankhead, Avreeayl Ra

8:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15)
Ken Vandermark‘s Midwest School : Ken Vandermark, Nick Mazzarella, Mars Williams, Dave Rempis, Josh Berman, Jeb Bishop, Jason Adasiewicz, Nate McBride, Tim Daisy

9:00PM at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597
Jeremiah Cymerman Solo
Jeremiah Cymerman, James Falzone, Fred Lonberg-holm, Jason Roebke

March 24:

2:00PM at Corbett vs Dempsey, 1120 N Ashland, 3rd Fl, 773.278.1664
Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark

2:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
Tudo de Bom : Kathy Kelly, Jeff Beer, Juli Wood, Dan DeLorenzo, Damon Short
Terry Bartolotta Quintet, with Nick Sednew, Alex Beltran, Joel Kelsey, Lucas Gillan

4:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Mwata Bowden’s Maze Factor Series
Mwata Bowden, Harrison Bankhead, Dushun Mosley, Alex Wing

7:00PM at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2012 W Dickens ($10)
Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
James Falzone, Rebekah Cope, Karen Schulz-Harmon, Rick Ferguson

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7)
Keefe Jackson, Tobin Summerfield, Anton Hatwich, Tim Daisy
Charles Rumback Quintet with Caroline Davis, Jason Stein, Jeff Parker, John Tate

March 25:

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

10:00PM at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275
Charles Rumback, Caroline Davis, Jason Stein, Jeff Parker, Matt Ulery

March 26:

6:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660
Face the Strange
White/Light with Kim Gordon

9:30PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349
Charles Rumback, Matt Ulery, Caroline Davis, Jason Stein, Jeff Parker

March 27:

9:00PM at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($7)
Thollem Electric
HUMILI : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Paul Giallorenzo, John Niekrasz

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
Herculaneum : Dylan Ryan, David McDonnell, Nick Broste, Nate Lepine Tenor Saxophone & Flute Patrick Newbery, Greg Danek — Special 10th Anniversary Concert

March 28:

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8)
Caroline Davis Quartet, with Mike Allemana, Matt Ferguson, Jeremy Cunningham
Russ Johnson, Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams, Damon Short

March 30:

9:30PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($10-$7)
Jeff Parker, Joshua Abrams, John Herndon
The Primeridian : Simeon Viltz, Darshon Gibbs

8pm Valerio Tricoli, Graham Foundation, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place

March 31:

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7)
Jacob Felix Heule, Guro Skumsnes Moe, Håvard Skaset
Jason Stein, Jason Roebke, Jason Adasiewicz

April 1:

8:00PM at Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI, 414.481.2393 ($5)
Sult : Jacob Felix Heule, Guro Skumsnes Moe, Håvard Skaset
Chris Burns, Hal Rammel, Peter J Woods

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

10:00PM at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275
Devin Hoff Residency : Sacred Sistrums
Devin Hoff, Matt Schneider, Mike Reed, Nick Mazzarella, Josh Berman

April 2:

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433
The Concertina Wire
Janet Bean with James Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback, Jon Spiegle

9:30PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349
Dylan Ryan, Devin Hoff, Matt Schneider

April 3:

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

9:00PM at Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI, 414.481.2393
Tim Daisy, Russ Johnson, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Ken Vandermark

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)
Days After : Dave Rempis, Devin Hoff, Mike Reed

April 4:

7:30PM at Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee (Donation)
Josh Berman, Jason Roebke, Brian Labycz
El is a Sound of Joy

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8)
Russ Johnson, Ken Vandermark, Tomeka Reid, Tim Daisy

April 5:

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Outer Ear Series
Syntjuntan

9:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
The Engines : Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Kent Kessler, Tim Daisy — Record Release

April 6:

8:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
The Engines : Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Kent Kessler, Tim Daisy — Record Release

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
ICP Orchestra

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://www.lampo.org
http://dalniente.com
http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago
http://www.emptybottle.com/

Mike Patton Interviewed About Soundtrack Project

Mike Patton performing with Fantômas at The Qu...

From Pitchfork:

And no musician has impacted his vision more than his longtime hero Mike Patton. Cianfrance has been a huge fan of Patton’s many projects for more than two decades (he used to cut his student films to Mr. Bungle songs), so it’s still a bit surreal to him that Patton composed the original score for his latest feature, The Place Beyond the Pines. Starring Gosling as a troubled stunt motorcycle driver and Bradley Cooper as an anxious cop, Pines is a multi-generational meditation on masculinity and lineage. Patton’s haunting score is the glue uniting the film’s three disparate sections and many different tones. His more visceral and industrial compositions effectively rise above the grumble of Gosling’s motorcycle, but it’s the quieter moments that linger. Patton’s piano-driven score is appropriately ominous, as though it gets to glimpse the danger around the corner just a few moments before the viewer.

The Vortex Jazz Club Shows

Steve Noble Quartet, the Vortex 19.05.10

From London’s Vortex Jazz Club:

SUN 24
BABEL LABEL’S VIEW FROM THE TOWER
Led by Dan Messore with a stellar band featuring Rory Simmons (trumpet), BBC New Generation Artist Trish Clowes, Chaos Collective pianist Elliot Galvin and others, this regular monthly event has won plaudits for showcasing the best of British jazz composition of recent years, by the likes of Iain Ballamy, Huw Warren, Keith Tippett and beyond.

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SUN 24
HUMAN
Launching their new album on Babel records, Human is the new quartet put together by Irish born drummer Stephen Davis. One of our finest drummers, Davis has long been a sideman for artists like Evan Parker, Django Bates and Marc Ribot. This new project sees him team up with a top-class line-up of Alex Bonney, Dylan Bates and Alexander Hawkins.

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MON 25
MARK HOLUB & COLIN WEBSTER + DEAD DAYS BEYOND HELP
Colin Webster and Mark Holub are a British free jazz duo based in London. Combining high energy saxophone, and barrages of hyperkinetic drumming, their live sets move between raucous ebullience, grinding negativity, and reflective meditation. Dead Days Beyond Help: “formidably knotty, complex music which avoids the dry geekiness of US math rock while beating it hands down in terms of intensity and fluidity… Ward’s guitar work leaps between metallic crunch, Fripp-esque tangle and Chadbourne choogle with astounding energy and precision, while Doulton’s drumming swings with commensurate joy and fury” (The Wire)

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THU 28
EVAN PARKER
Continuing the monthly residency from legend of free jazz and free improvisation Evan Parker.

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WED 03
BRUNO HEINEN SEXTET
Pianist Heinen presents Tierkreis (Signs of the Zodiac) by Stockhausen with Fulvio Sigurta (trumpet) James Allsop (bass clarinet), Tom Challenger (tenor sax), Andrea Di Biase (bass), and Jon Scott (drums). The group will be playing Bruno’s re-working of one, twelve movement piece by Karlheinz Stockhausen. ‘Tierkreis’ was originally written for twelve music boxes, four of which have been in Bruno’s family since he was born, and are used in performance. This album launch is the first concert of a nationwide release tour for the Sextet’s recent recording for Babel Label.

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THU 04
ACV + DIALOGUES
Launching their new album Busk, produced by Trio VD’s Chris Sharkey and released on Babel records. Drawing on prog rock, jazz & free improvisation ACV have “…a distinctive group sound and identity… are looking for something altogether darker and more organic and they succeed brilliantly.” thejazzman.com

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FRI 05
DUCK BAKER TRIO & QUARTET
US fingerpicker, Baker has worked with John Zorn, Roswell Rudd, Eugene Chadbourne, and many other avant-garde musicians over the years. Tonight he performs compositions by Herbie Nichols, Thelonious Monk, as well as his own. Drummer Steve Noble joins to make it a quartet on several numbers, with a nod towards free jazz and improvisation. With Duck Baker (guitar), Alex Ward (clarinet) John Edwards (bass) Steve Noble (drums).

Monsieur Délire Reviews

English: Phil Minton Français : Phil Minton
English: Phil Minton Français : Phil Minton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Monsieur Délire:

HOHHOT / HoHHot (Petit Label)
HONEYLEAP / Honeyleap (Øyvind Jazzforum)
PHIL MINTON & AUDREY CHEN / By the Stream (Sub Rosa)
PHIL MINTON, AUDREY CHEN, GUY SEGERS, PETER JACQUEMYN & TEUN VERBRUGGEN / Quintet (Sub Rosa)
MAGIMC / Polishing the Mirror (Amirani Records)
GOAT’S NOTES / Fuzzy Wonder (Leo Records)
AIDAN BAKER / Aneira (Glacial Movements)
AIDAN BAKER / Already Drowning (Gizeh Records)

Karlheinz Stockhausen’s ‘Oktophonie’ at the Park Avenue Armory Reviewed

English: Karlheinz Stockhausen in March 2005. ...
English: Karlheinz Stockhausen in March 2005. (Photo: Kathinka Pasveer) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

On Wednesday night, in the first of nine performances (three have been added to the initial run by popular demand), the armory presented another Stockhausen spectacular: “Oktophonie,” a 70-minute, electronic work in which the audience sits in the midst of eight speakers, which were placed as if in the corners of a cube. The piece is actually the second act of Stockhausen’s pathbreaking opera “Dienstag” (or “Tuesday”), the fourth installment of “Licht,” a cycle of seven operas, one for each day of the week, an epic to end all epics. The music of “Oktophonie” depicts a cosmic battle between the forces of the archangel Michael and those of Lucifer. But it can also be performed, as it was here, separately as a concert work.