Chicago Scene: January 18 – February 1

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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.

Saturday, January 18th 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12)
The Whammies Play Steve Lacy
Jorrit Dijkstra, Pandelis Karayorgis, Jeb Bishop, Mary Oliver, Jason Roebke, Han Bennink

Sunday, January 19th 2014

2:00PM-5:00PM at the Washington Park Arts Incubator, 301 E Garfield Blvd
Sonic Healing Ministries
Free Jazz Jam Session hosted by Microcosmic Sound Orchestra : Alex Wing, Eliel Sherman Storey, David Boykin

3:00PM at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Pk
Amidst Lush Plant Life
Members of the Chicago Composers Orchestra perform James Falzone’s “in a world of one color . . . the sound of wind”

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7) (wheelchair-accessible)
Avreeayl Ra’s Dream Stuff : Steve Berry, Ed Wilkerson Jr, Julia Miller, Elbio Barilari, Jim Baker, Harrison Bankhead, Alex Duval, Avreeayl Ra

Monday, January 20th 2014

7:30PM at Links Hall, 3111 N Western
Extinct Entities
Video work featuring Nervous Center ephemera
Kwaidan : Neil Jendon, André Foisy, Mike Weis

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

10:00PM at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275 (wheelchair-accessible)
Darts & Arrows : Bill MacKay, Kyle Hernandez, Ben Boye, Quin Kirchner

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Rob Mazurek‘s Vortice of the Faun
Rob Mazurek, Jim Baker, Ben Boye, Darin Gray, Avreeayl Ra

10:00PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349 (wheelchair-accessible)
Michael Zerang and The Blue Lights : Mars Williams, Dave Rempis, Josh Berman, Kent Kessler, Michael Zerang

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
Kent Kessler, Hamid Drake
Josh Berman, Jim Baker, Kent Kessler, Hamid Drake

11:00PM-1:30AM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
Keefe Jackson, Jason Roebke, Mikel Avery

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

9:00PM at Multi Kulti, 1000 N Milwaukee, 4th Fl
Edward Wilkerson Jr, Jim Baker, Vincent Davis

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Dave Rempis, Brian Labycz
Jason Adasiewicz, John Niekrasz

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Angela James with Jordan Martins, Charles Rumback, Nick Broste, Jason Stein, Michael Hilger
Angela James e Os Alquimistas, with Jordan Martins, Dan Schneider, Jeff Greene, Charles Rumback, Andre Beasley, Nick Broste, Jason Stein

Friday, January 24th 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Russ Johnson, Ken Vandermark, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tim Daisy

Saturday, January 25th 2014

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

9:00PM at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($5) (wheelchair-accessible)
Earthless
Destruction Unit
Yakuza
Running

Sunday, January 26th 2014

9:00PM at The Tonic Room, 2447 N Halsted St., (773) 248-8400

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jeff Kimmel, Tim Stine, Anton Hatwich

Monday, January 27th 2014

7:30PM at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882
Keefe Jackson, Julian Kirshner

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

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Rob Mazurek’s Vortice of the Faun
Rob Mazurek, Jim Baker, Ben Boye, Darin Gray, Avreeayl Ra

10:00PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349 (wheelchair-accessible)
Michael Zerang and The Blue Lights : Mars Williams, Dave Rempis, Josh Berman, Kent Kessler, Michael Zerang

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

9:00PM-11:00PM at the Bedford, 1612 W Division, 773.235.8800 (Free)
Spontaneous Composition Series
Makaya McCraven, Junius Paul, Justin Thomas, Marquis Hill, Jeff Parker

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)
Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra — Record release

11:00PM-1:30AM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
Nick Mazzarella Trio with Anton Hatwich, Frank Rosaly

Thursday, January 30th 2014

9:00PM at Multi Kulti, 1000 N Milwaukee, 4th Fl
Edward Wilkerson Jr, Jim Baker, Vincent Davis

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Hearts And Minds : Jason Stein, Paul Giallorenzo, Frank Rosaly

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Luke Polipnick Quartet, with Russ Johnson, Joshua Abrams, Charles Rumback

Friday, January 31st 2014

7:30PM at the Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E Saint Charles Rd, Elmhurst IL ($15-$10 suggested donation)
Feldman’s Duration Series (Abridged)
MAVerick Ensemble : James Baur, Elizabeth Brausa Brathwaite, Jennie Brown, Andrea R DiOrio, Jeff Panko, William Jason Raynovich, Mark A Sudeith — music by Martin Amlin, Drew Baker, Elliott Carter, Morton Feldman, Annette Kruisbrink, Olivier Messiaen

9:00PM-1:00AM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Ken Vandermark’s Audio One : Jason Adasiewicz, Josh Berman, Jeb Bishop, Tim Daisy, Nick Macri, Nick Mazzarella, Jen Clare Paulson, Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams

9:30PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($7)
Elastro Series
Jeff Parker, Josh Abrams
Olivia Block, Peter Woods
Health&Beauty

Saturday, February 1st 2014

7:30PM at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W Chicago ($15-$10 suggested donation)
Feldman’s Duration Series (Abridged)
MAVerick Ensemble : James Baur, Elizabeth Brausa Brathwaite, Jennie Brown, Andrea R DiOrio, Jeff Panko, William Jason Raynovich, Mark A Sudeith — music by Martin Amlin, Drew Baker, Elliott Carter, Morton Feldman, Annette Kruisbrink, Olivier Messiaen

8:00PM-12:00AM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Ken Vandermark’s Audio One : Jason Adasiewicz, Josh Berman, Jeb Bishop, Tim Daisy, Nick Macri, Nick Mazzarella, Jen Clare Paulson, Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Nicole Mitchell : When Life’s Door Opens
Chicago Modern Orchestra Project : Renée Baker, Nicole Mitchell, Jeff Parker, Marquis Hill, Tomeka Reid, Joshua Abrams, Marcus Evans, Fay Victor, Damon Locks, Kiran Ahluwalia

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

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