Chicago Scene: December 14 – 28

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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 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 15:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433
Avreeayl Ra, Jason Roebke, Jim Baker

December 16:

7:00PM at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777 ($25)
MusicNOW : Carbide & Carbon
Musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — music by Andy Akiho, David Lang, Edgar Guzmán, Mason Bates

7:30PM at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
Albert Wildeman, Jason Roebke

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

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
The Music of Albert Ayler and Songs of Xmas
Witches & Devils : Mars Williams, Josh Berman, Jim Baker, Harrison Bankhead, Brian Sandstrom, Kent Kessler, Steve Hunt

December 21:

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

December 22:

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

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 (wheelchair-accessible)
Jason Stein Quartet with Keefe Jackson, Joshua Abrams, Frank Rosaly

December 23:

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:

Now Is
The Ratchet Series
Umbrella Music
MCA Chicago
Chicago Events
The Skylark
The Hideout
The Elastic
Myopic Books
Lampo
Dal Niente
ICE Chicago
The Empty Bottle
Constellation