Chicago Scene: December 7 – 21

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

December 7:

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, must RSVP)
Lampo Presents
Steve Hauschildt

9:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Paul Giallorenzo’s GitGO, with Mars Williams, Jeb Bishop, Anton Hatwich, Quin Kirchner
Keefe Jackson’s Likely So, with Jeff Kimmel, Jason Stein, Guillermo Gregorio, James Falzone, Dave Rempis, Mars Williams, Nick Mazzarella — Record release

December 8:

7:00PM at 32 Forty, 3240 S Morgan St ($12)
GunnelPumpers
SoSaLa
Doug Lofstrom and the New Quartet

8:00PM at Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI, 414.481.2393
Paul Giallorenzo’s GitGO, with Mars Williams, Jeb Bishop, Anton Hatwich, Quin Kirchner

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
dark rooms
Third Coast Percussion : Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, David Skidmore — music by Marcos Balter, Chris Fisher-Lochhead, Ted Hearne, Caroline Shaw, Daniel Wohl, Julia Wolfe

December 9:

7:30PM at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
Paul Bedal, Charlie Kirchen, Tim Daisy
9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

December 11:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
Jim Baker, Joshua Abrams, Tatsuya Nakatani

December 12:

9:00PM at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($12) (wheelchair-accessible)
Disappears
Lichens
Implodes

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Avreeayl Ra Group : Steve Berry, Ed Wilkerson, Julia Millier, Elbio Barilari, Alex Duval, Harrison Bankhead, Avreeayl Ra

December 13:

7:30PM at the Borg Ward, 823 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI ($7)
Tatsuya Nakatani, Hal Rammel

7:30PM at Transitions East, 2548 E 83rd, 773.221.7748
David Boykin Expanse with James Baker, Isaiah Spencer, Alex Wing
DJ Ayana Contreras
Girah Dahnee

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($18)
Kranky 20th Anniversary
Grouper
Benoît Pioulard
Christopher Bissonnette
Justin Walter

December 14:

7:00PM-11:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723
Jimmy Bennington Colour And Sound Trio with Charles Kirchen, Dan Pierson

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($18)
Kranky 20th Anniversary
Tim Hecker
Pan American
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Ken Camden

December 16:

8:00PM at Martyrs’, 3855 N Lincoln, 773.404.9494 ($20-$15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Mingus Awareness Project

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

December 17:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($15)
The Immediate Sound Series presents Two Nights with the DKV Trio
Hamid Drake, Kent Kessler, Ken Vandermark

December 18:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($15)
The Immediate Sound Series presents Two Nights with the DKV Trio
Hamid Drake, Kent Kessler, Ken Vandermark

December 19:

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($8)
Mixed Blessing, Indiana-ina spada a dus talioms
ensembleTZARA : Samuel Stoll, Moritz Müllenbach, Simone Keller, with guest artist Shanna Gutierrez — music by Robert Ashley, David Sontòn, Timothy McCormack, Mathias Steinauer

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Russ Johnson/Dave Rempis Group

December 21:

6:00AM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($22)
23rd Annual Winter Solstice Concerts
Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang

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/