Chicago Scene: April 7 – April 20

English: Ken Vandermark, moers festival 2010
English: Ken Vandermark, moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

April 7:

2:00PM at Corbett vs Dempsey, 1120 N Ashland, 3rd Fl, 773.278.1664 (Donation)
Ab Baars Solo

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

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10-$8)
Improvised performances by members of ICP and Links Hall
Han Bennink, Mary Oliver, Lisa Gonzalles, Julieann Graham
Michael Moore, Tristan Honsinger, Taisha Paggett, Travis Robb

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($10)
ICP Small Groups
Thomas Heberer, Tomeka Reid, Ernst Glerum, Jason Stein
Toby Delius, Wolter Weirbos, Nate McBride, Michael Zerang

April 8:

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($15 suggested donation)
Thomas Madeja, Jessica Pearce, Catie Hickey, Barry McCommon, Tim Decillis, Pete Tashjian

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 : DH Bastet
Devin Hoff, Darrell Green, Nick Mazzarella, Howard Wiley

April 9:

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Henry Grimes Solo

9:30PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349
Devin Hoff, Howard Wiley, Nick Mazzarella, Darrell Green

April 10:

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

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
James Falzone’s Renga Ensemble, with Ben Goldberg, Jason Stein, Ken Vandermark, Ned Rothenberg, Keefe Jackson

April 11:

6:30PM at Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
Devin Hoff Bastet
James Falzone’s Renga Ensemble, with Ben Goldberg, Jason Stein, Ken Vandermark, Ned Rothenberg, Keefe Jackson

9:00PM at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($12)
Keiji Haino

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($10)
James Falzone’s Renga Ensemble, with Ben Goldberg, Jason Stein, Ken Vandermark, Ned Rothenberg, Keefe Jackson

April 12:

10:00AM at Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
Frank Rosaly, John Niekrasz

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12-$10)
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble with Tomeka Reid, Ernie Adams, Junius Paul, Scott Hesse

April 13:

7-11pm at the Rhythm Room, Evanston, Illinois, Located in the Century Theater
Colourandsound Piano Trio
Jimmy Bennington- Drums, Dan Pierson- Piano, Mike Harmon- Bass

3:00PM at Corbett vs Dempsey, 1120 N Ashland, 3rd Fl, 773.278.1664
Ned Rothenberg Solo

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12-$10)
Chicago Underground Duo
Chad Taylor, Rob Mazurek

April 14:

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7)
Shayna Dulberger Quartet with Yoni Kretzmer, Chris Welcome, Carlo Costa
Damon Short Quartet with Russ Johnson, Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams

April 15:

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

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee
Glad Cloud Ambient Music Series
Handsome Tyrants : Ryan Dempsey, Jeremy Alvarez

10:00PM at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275
Devin Hoff Residency : Lost Songs of Lemuria
Devin Hoff, Frank Rosaly, Alex Farha, Tomeka Reid

April 17:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
Chris Corsano, Joshua Abrams
Chris Corsano, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams

April 18:

6:00PM at Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
Surround Sound : Prairie and Beyond
Panel discussion with Roscoe Mitchell, Ken Vandermark, Pamela Jennings

7:30PM at Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee (Donation)
Leroy Bach, Bill MacKay, Jeff Greene
Devin Hoff

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8)
Nick Mazzarella, Devin Hoff, Michael Zerang

April 19:

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Hamid Drake

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Roscoe Mitchell, Mike Reed

April 20:

8:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($10)
New Atlantis Showcase
Brainstorms : Jason Ajemian, Dana Carter
Tricks : Marc Riordan, Frank Rosaly
Edward Ricart, John Herndon, Joe Jeffers

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

8:00PM Graham Foundation, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place
Takehisa Kosugi

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/

DMG Newsletter April 5th, 2013

Dave Douglas at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007.
Dave Douglas at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

Dave Douglas with Jon Irabagon/Matt Mitchell/Linda Oh/Rudy Royston! Barry Guy New Orchestra Small Groups! Little Women: Darius Jones/Travis LaPlante/Andrew Smiley/Jason Nazary!

William Parker/Lois Eby/David Budbill DVD! Dave Rempis Engines & John Tchicai! Dissipated Face & Daniel Carter!

Sonic Liberation Front! Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic! Split Cycle! Bomb X! Haleoscene! Burr van Nostrand! Spaceship Faster!

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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

Sunday, April 7th:
6pm: DANIEL CARTER & DISSIPATED FACE [KURT HOLOGRAM/STEVE X DREAM & BEN FACE] – 20 Year Reunion & Record Release Set!

Sunday, April 14th:
6pm: PHILIP GREENLIEF & INGRID LAUBROCK – Two Great Saxists!

Sunday, April 21st Double-Header:
6pm: DAVE ROSS – Guitar!
7pm: ELLIOTT LEVIN & DENIS BEURET – Philly Reeds/Poet & Swiss Trombonist!

Sunday, April 28th Double-Header:
6pm: LEO CIESA – Solo Drums!
7pm: JESSE DULMAN & JASON CANDLER – Tuba & Alto Sax with Electronics!

Sunday, May 5th Double-Header:
6pm: MICHAEL LYTLE / ROBERT DICK / EYAL MAOZ – Clarinets/Flutes/Guitar !
7pm: DOMINIC FRAGMAN – Solo Drums!

Zorn in Minneapolis Reviewed

zorn
zorn (Photo credit: febbrile)

TwinCities.com:

Zorn and 13 of his musical friends celebrated with three performances at the Walker — plus a midnight, solo concert on the organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, across the street. They featured Zorn’s trademark blend of unorthodox composition and improvisational give-and-take.

AMN Reviews: BeMyDelay – Hazy Lights (Boring Machines)

BeMyDelay is Marcella Riccardi, an experimentalist from Italy whose solo work has never been as stripped down as this before. Bicontinental, she has been a member of widely-unknown post-folk and indie bands including Franklin Delano, Massimo Volume and Blake/e/e/e, recording with the likes of Fred Lonberg-Holm and a fistful of other Chicago luminaries.

Previously heard wreathed in tape loops and reverb, “Hazy Lights” is little more than voice and acoustic guitar, with some notable, tasteful electric colouring. A bit Irish (“I Fear the Fury of My Wind”, based on a William Blake poem), a bit country (wonderfully woeful slide guitar on “You are My Sunshine” and “Roses and Snow”, a little high-lonesome harmonica), a very Leonard Cohenesque (early, Aegean period) “Stranger”, and all pebbly-smooth, suede not leather. Her voice is clear and fine lyrics enunciated with restrained devotion, until she quivers at the finale of the setting of an Alfonso Gatta poem, a raindrop, falling alone. It´s pretty and moving and meaningful.

http://www.boringmachines.it

Stephen Fruitman