Chicago Scene: May 19 – June 1

Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA from Aon Cen...
Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA from Aon Center (Chicago) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

May 19:

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Graham Stephenson, Aaron Zarzutzki
Quicksails

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7)
Nick Broste Trio, with Keefe Jackson, Anton Hatwich
Minerva : JP Schlegelmilch, Pascal Niggenkemper, Carlo Costa

May 20:

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 the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7)
Nick Broste Trio, with Keefe Jackson, Anton Hatwich
Minerva : JP Schlegelmilch, Pascal Niggenkemper, Carlo Costa

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free)
Glad Cloud Ambient Music Series
Gilder
The Variable Why

10:00PM at the Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted Street
Nick Mazzarella – Alto Saxophone
Brian Sandstrom – Bass
Avreeayl Ra – Drums

May 22:

7:00PM The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Avenue
Unfamiliar Music Series:
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett and Jesse Langen Constellation

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)
Jim Baker Solo
NRG Ensemble Plays Sun Ra : Mars Williams, Dave Rempis, Brian Sandstrom, Kent Kessler, Jim Baker, Steve Hunt, Avreeayl Ra

May 23:

7:30PM at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W Chicago ($15-$10)
MAVerick Ensemble with Julia Bentley — music by Stephen Albert

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8)
Jeff Kimmel, Chris Riggs, Michael Zerang
Paul Giallorenzo Trio, with Anton Hatwich, Quin Kirchner

May 24:

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra

May 25:

11:00AM at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W Lake, 773.287.7658 (Free)
Jeff Parker, Rob Mazurek
7:30PM at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W Chicago ($15-$10)

To Wake the Dead
MAVerick Ensemble with Julia Bentley — music by Stephen Albert

May 26:

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10-$5)
Fonema Consort with special guest Mabel Kwan — music by Hans Thomalla, Beat Furrer, Brian Ferneyhough, Monte Weber, Joan Arnau Pàmies, Pablo Chin, Christian Wolff

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7)
Stirrup : Fred Lonberg-holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback

May 27:

6:30PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph
Downtown Sound
Lee Ranaldo Band
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

9:00PM at The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton, 773.384.3243
Jason Stein, Matt Schneider, Frank Rosaly
Zelienople — Record Release
Mako Sica

May 28:

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($25-$20)
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog : Marc Ribot, Shahzad Ismaily, Ches Smith

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free)
Jason Stein Quartet

10:00PM at Observatory Studios, 3036 N Lincoln, 4th Fl
Nick Mazzarella Trio with Anton Hatwich, Frank Rosaly

May 29:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)
The Green Pasture Happiness : Brian Labycz, Daniel Fandiño, Aaron Zarzutzki
Olivia Block, Carol Genetti, Katherine Young

May 30:

6:30PM at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($5)
Articular Facet
Screaming Planet : Rob Mazurek, Jeff Kowalkowski, Carrie Biolo, Damon Locks
Handshake Error Ensemble : James Connolly, Ryan Dunn, Jeff Kolar, Julia Miller, Melissa Schleicher-Sanchez

7:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($28-$10)
ICE performs David Lang‘s The Whisper Opera

May 31:

7:00PM at the Washington Park Arts Incubator, 301 E Garfield Blvd (Free)
Chicago Jazz String Summit : Opening Performance
Musique Noire
Jessica Pavone, Mary Halvorson
Tomeka Reid Trio
James Sanders Blue Violin Quartet

7:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($28-$10)
ICE performs David Lang’s The Whisper Opera

9:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
Nicole Mitchell — Record release

June 1:

3:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($28-$10)
ICE performs David Lang’s The Whisper Opera

7:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($28-$10)
ICE performs David Lang’s The Whisper Opera

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)
Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee
Peter Brötzmann, Hamid Drake, Kent Kessler, Joe McPhee

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/

AMN Picks of the Week: Anthony Braxton / Ches Smith / Pan Gu / Morris and Phillips

Anthony Braxton 1976

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Anthony Braxton – Two Compositions (Orchestra) 2005
Ches Smith / These Arches – Hammered (2013)
Pan Gu – Primeval Man Born of the Cosmic Egg (2013)
Joe Morris / Barre Phillips – Elm City Duets (2008)

DMG Newsletter May 17th, 2013

English: Kawabata Makoto of Acid Mothers Templ...
English: Kawabata Makoto of Acid Mothers Temple in performance in London in 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

Pat Metheny plays John Zorn! Book Of Three: Taylor Ho Bynum/John Hebert/Gerald Cleaver! BOAT: D’Angelo/Wooley/Dunn/Ducret/Verbruggen! Ellery Eskelin/Susan Alcorn/Michael Formanek Mirage!

The Ex + Ken Vandermark/Mats Gustafsson! Harris Eisenstadt! Schmoliner/Badenhorst/Niggenkemper! Kawabata Makoto ressurects Mainliner! David Moss Denseland!

Chris McGregor‘s Brotherhood Of Breath! Trespass Trio + McPhee! Dave Rempis Percussion Qt 2CD! Lama + Chris Speed! Sun Ra LPs! Devo Live ’81!

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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues in 2013 With:

Sunday, May 19th – No In-Store while the Victoriaville Fest Takes Place!

Sunday, May 26th Double-Header:
6pm: SANDY EWEN & WEASEL WALTER – Incredible Guitar & Drums Duo!
7pm: SHAYNA DULBERGER & YONI KRETZMER CD Release set! – Amazing Double Bass & Sax Duo!

Sunday, June 2nd Double-Header:
6pm: WILL MASON MUSIC: Stuart Breczinski/Daniel Fischer-Lochhead/Travis Reuter/Andrew Smiley/Dan Stein/Will Mason!
7pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT & TIM MOTZER – Percussion, Guitar & Electronics!

Sunday, June 9th:
6pm: ERIKA DAGNINO & RED MICROPHONE: JOHN PIETARO/RAS MOSHE/ROCCO JOHN IACOVONE /NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC!

Sunday, June 16th – No In-Store During the Vision Fest!

Sunday, June 23rd:
6pm: KIRK KNUFFKE / CHRISTOF KNOCHE / SEAN ALI – Cornet/Trombone/Bass!

Sunday, June 30th:
6pm: HANS TAMMEN & DOM MINASI Guitar Duo!