Chicago Scene: July 14 – July 27

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

July 14:

3:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (Free with museum admission) (wheelchair-accessible)
Trio Clarice : Carol Genetti, James Falzone, Jeff Kimmel

9:00PM at Norman’s Bistro, 1001 E 43rd, 773.966.5821 (Free)
Jazz jam with Ernest Dawkins, Dennis Luxion, Isaiah Spencer, Michael Lough

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7) (wheelchair-accessible)
Anchor : Matt Schneider, Frank Rosaly

July 15:

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

10:00PM at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275 (wheelchair-accessible)
Nick Mazzarella Birthday Celebration Quartet, with Jeff Parker, Joshua Abrams, Frank Rosaly

July 16:

8:00PM at Observatory Studios, 3036 N Lincoln, 4th Fl
Josh Johnson Quartet, with Jeff Parker, Matt Ulery, Jeremy Cunningham

July 17:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)
Jason Stein, Tim Daisy — Record release
Jason Stein, Tim Daisy, special guest Tomeka Reid

July 18:

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Jeff Parker, Rob Mazurek

July 21:

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Access Contemporary Music : Alyson Berger, Nathan Bojko, Alicia Kelley, Christie Miller, Amy Wurtz, Jeff Yang — music by Alexandre Lunsqui, Seth Boustead, Alexandra Gardner, Nico Muhly
Fides Krucker, Jenna Lyle, Ryan Ingebritsen — Machines and Voices : a 3 Singer Opera Preview

July 22:

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt
10:00PM at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275 (wheelchair-accessible)
Daniel Levin, Tim Daisy
Daniel Levin, Tim Daisy, Nick Mazzarella

July 23:

8:00PM at Observatory Studios, 3036 N Lincoln, 4th Fl
Michael Zerang Group

July 24:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($15)
Peter Brötzmann, Jason Adasiewicz, Hamid Drake

July 25:

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8)
John Niekrasz Solo Percussion
James Falzone, Nick Mazzarella, John Niekrasz
9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Jeff Parker, Andrew Toombs

July 26:

10:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Survival Unit III
Joe McPhee, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang

July 27:

7:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723
Colour and Sound Piano Trio : Jimmy Bennington and special guests

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/

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Rhys Chatham Interview

English: Rhys Chatham at Islington Mill, Salford
English: Rhys Chatham at Islington Mill, Salford (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From A Closer Listen:

Come summer Montreal becomes a parade of constant festivals. Suoni per il Popolo (Sounds for the People) remains my favorite festival because it’s really an anti-festival; it’s a well-curated concert series that rewards attention and reflection. The way that the taste of a good scotch unfolds on your palette, the space between concerts lets the experience linger and deepen, rather than being immediately drowned out in a flood of performers seeking your attention. A casual glance at the Suoni programming might suggest a random grab-bag of weird music. What united weird psychedelic folk from Vermont with free improv, or ethereal ambient melodies with classical composition? At closer inspection Suoni is a nexus point in which these diverse players and scenes overlap. Forget six-degrees of separation, the web connecting the artists of Suoni is dense and direct. Rhys Chatham is a central node, his guitar orchestras the missing link connecting avant-garde classical music with wall of sound guitars.

DMG Newsletter July 12th, 2013

Christy Doran
Christy Doran (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

Sifter: Mary Halvorson/Kirk Knuffke/Matt Wilson! Allison Miller/Myra Milford/Jenny Scheinman/Steve Bernstein! Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp with William Parker or Michael Bisio/Gerald Cleaver or Whit Dickey!

Slobberpup: Jamie Saft/Joe Morris/Trevor Dunn/Balazs Pandi! Christy Doran & Yang Jing! Antoine Beuger/Michael Pisaro! Gaspar Claus with Kazutoki Umezu/Keiji Haino/Otomo Yoshihide!

Beserk + Eivind Aarset/Pat Mastelotto/Gianluca Petrella! Naked Truth! Antoine Beuger/Michael Pisaro! Berangere Maximin! Christian Vogel! John Wolf Brennan Trio! Dr. Chadbourne! Thollem McDonas Estamos Trio!

El Infierno Musical: Christoph Kurzmann/Ken Vandermark/Martin Brandlmayer! Captain Beefheart ’81! Hopper/Dean/Tippett/Gallivan! Christine Jauniaux/erikM!

The Mikroton ‘lower case’ label from Russia! Young Person’s Guide To The Avant-Garde and other Early 20th Century Recordings on LTM! Rare Prog/Psych LP reissues on Guerssen!

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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series continues with:

This Sunday, July 14th Double-Header:
6pm: TERRENCE McMANUS – Solo Guitar!
7pm: CHRIS WELCOME / SHAYNA DULBERGER / JOHN McLELLAN!

Sunday, July 21st Double-Header:
6pm: GL DIANA / BLAISE SIWULA / HARVEY VALDES – Laptop/Sax/Tesla Guitar!
7pm: NICK FRASER TRIO featuring TONY MALABY!

Sunday, July 28th Double-Header
6pm: FLUTE KARMA: CHERYL PYLE & PREMIK RUSSELL TUBBS – Flute Duo!
7pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS – Solo Sax!

Sunday, August 4th Double- Header:
6pm: JUAN P. CARLETTI AUTOBOMB – Solo Drums!
7pm: DOMINIC FRAGMAN – Solo Drums!

Sunday, August 11th Double-Header:
6pm: MAX JAFFE – Solo Drums!
7pm: BEN VAN GELDER!

Sunday, August 18th:
6pm: GIACOMO MERENGA & TERRENCE McMANUS – Electric Bass & Guitar Duo!