Chicago Scene: November 15-29, 2014

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

Saturday, November 15th 2014

7:30PM at Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N Milwaukee, 773.227.7900 ($60)
Dal Niente: Party 2014
Ensemble Dal Niente — music by Ted Hearne, Johannes Kreidler, Beat Furrer, David Lang, Franco Donatoni, Chris Fisher-Lochhead, Ashley Fure, George Lewis, Natacha Diels, Alex Mincek, Augusta Read Thomas, Alex Lunsqui, Thomas Ades, John Adams

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
ICE : Levy Lorenzo, Ross Karre, Nathan Davis — music by Alvin Lucier, Nathan Davis, Levy Lorenzo, Vinko Globokar, Natacha Diels

Sunday, November 16th 2014

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Illinois Modern Ensemble with Agata Zubel, Malgorzata Walentynowicz, Stephen Taylor

Monday, November 17th 2014

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

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

10:00PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Keefe Jackson, Anton Hatwich, Avreeayl Ra

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Frode Gjerstad Trio with Jon Rune Strøm, Paal Nilssen-Love, guest Steve Swell
Sound Of The City Workshop

10:30PM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
Keefe Jackson Trio with Mikel Avery, Jason Roebke

Sunday, November 23rd 2014

2:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($5) (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Composers Collective 13th Anniversary Celebration
CJCC Composers Ensemble : Kathy Kelly, Jeff Beer, Paul Hartsaw, Mitch Paliga, Terry Bartolotta, Dave Onderdonk, Fred Simon, Cory Biggerstaff, Damon Short
Vlatkovich Tryyo : Michael Vlatkovich, Jonathan Golove, Damon Short

6:00PM at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS (Free)
Joshua Abrams’s Natural Information Society

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7) (wheelchair-accessible)
Michael Vlatkovich Tryyo : Michael Vlatkovich, Jonathan Golove, Damon Short

Monday, November 24th 2014

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

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Stirrup: Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback

Wednesday, November 26th 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Paul Giallorenzo’s GitGO, with Mars Williams, Jeb Bishop, Anton Hatwich, Jeremy Cunningham
Sound Of The City Workshop

Friday, November 28th 2014

8:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Celebrating the Bimhuis 40th Anniversary
Misha Enzovoort : A film on pianist Misha Mengelberg
Fay Victor, Tristan Honsinger

Saturday, November 29th 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Celebrating the Bimhuis 40th Anniversary
Amsterdam Real Book

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/

DMG Newsletter November 14th, 2014

From DMG:

Robert Wyatt 2 CD Set! New Gong! Hugh Hopper Archives Vol 4! The Final Chapter of John Zorn‘s Moonchild! Zorn’s Long Awaited Song Project Box-Set! Karl Berger Trio! Six More BlackSaint/SoulNote Boxes from: Jimmy Lyons! Steve Lacy! Ed Blackwell! Sun Ra!

Chico Hamilton! Gianluigi Trovesi! DKV Trio Live Box-Set! Ken Vandermark Duos & Trios: Agusti Fernandez! Joe McPhee! Joe Morris! Christof Kurzmann! Nate Wooley! Paul Lytton! John Tilbury & Eddie Prevost! Frode Gjerstad/Sabir Mateen/Paal Nilssen-Love QT!

3 CD Set from the David Tudor-Fest! Philip Glass! John Cage! Toshio Hosokawa! Kurt Schwitters! Magma! Francois Tusques & Don Cherry! Jon Hassell & Brian Eno! Howard Shore/Ornette Coleman OST! Und even more..!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, November 30th:
6pm: LISA MEZZACAPPA/JOHN FINKBEINER/JOSH SINTON – Contrabass/Guitar/Bari Sax!

Sunday December 7th Double-Header:
6pm: OSCAR BONSTROKE’S TOYS CHAMBER MUSIC!
7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER/PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER/MICHAEL EVANS!

Sunday, December 21st Double-Header:
6pm: LENA BLOCH / NICOLAS LETMAN / DERIC DICKENS!
7pm: TODD CAPP’S MYSTERY TRAIN!

Sunday, December 28th:
6pm: DMG Annual Year End/New Year Holiday Party!

AMN Picks of the Week: tetema / Thisquietarmy / Miguel Isaza / Carrier, Lambert, Lapin / Marsen Jules

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.

tetema – Geocidal (2014)
Thisquietarmy – Alter of Drone (2014)
Miguel Isaza – Uji (2014)
Carrier / Lambert / Lapin – The Russian Concerts Vol. 2 (2014)
Marsen Jules – At GRM (2014)
Icepick (Nate Wooley, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten & Chris Corsano) – Hexane (2014)

Arditi Reviews

From Oliver Arditi:

The Grip – Celebrate (jazz)
Tom DePlonty – Blake Pieces (experimental)
Ashley Reaks – Compassion Fatigue (1-8) (avant-prog)
Stars In Battledress – In Droplet Form (avant-folk)
Arch Garrison – I Will Be A Pilgrim (avant-folk)
Kevin Pearce – Matthew Hopkins And The Wormhole (indie)

Newsbits: Tomas Fujiwara, Carlo Costa, and Frank Wright Reviews / Mitchell and Taborn in St. Louis / Pavone in DC

Jazz Right Now reviews new albums from Tomas Fujiwara and Carlo Costa.

New Music Circle presents Roscoe Mitchell and Craig Taborn in St. Louis on December 5.

The Frank Wright Quartet’s Blues for Albert Ayler is given a long review by Chris Searle.

Washington DC’s Transparent Productions features Mario Pavone’s Pulse Quintet on Sunday, November 16.