Chicago Scene: December 13-27, 2014

Hamid Drake at Moers Festival 2006, Germany
Hamid Drake at Moers Festival 2006, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

Saturday, December 13th 2014

8:00PM at the Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl ($20-$10)
The 3.5.7 Ensemble : Nick Anaya, James Davis, Richard Zili, Jim Baker, Tim Stine, Chris Dammann, Dylan Andrews — Record Release

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Ancient Rites
Fonema Consort — music by James Dillon, Julio Estrada, Giacinto Scelsi

Sunday, December 14th 2014

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Dal Niente Presents
Austin Wulliman, Katherine Young — Album Release

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Witches & Devils presents 5th Annual Ayler Xmas Show
Mars Williams, Josh Berman, Steve Hunt, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jim Baker, Brian Sandstrom, Kent Kessler

Monday, December 15th 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

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)
Marc Ribot Solo

Wednesday, December 17th 2014

6:30PM-8:00PM at Asado Coffee, 1651 W Chicago
Rob Mazurek — performance and conversation

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Cameron Pfiffner, Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams, Mike Reed
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

Friday, December 19th 2014

10:00PM at 3310 S Lowe St, 1st Fl
Julian Kirshner, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Keefe Jackson
Peter Maunu, Carol Genetti, Ryan Packard

Sunday, December 21st 2014

6:00AM at Links Hall, 3111 N Western ($25)
24th Annual Winter Solstice Concerts
Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang

9:00PM at the Redline Tap, 7000 N Glenwood, 773.465.8005 ($5) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound

Monday, December 22nd 2014

6:00AM at Links Hall, 3111 N Western ($25)
24th Annual Winter Solstice Concerts
Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang

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, December 23rd 2014

6:00AM at Links Hall, 3111 N Western ($25)
24th Annual Winter Solstice Concerts
Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang

Saturday, December 27th 2014

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

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/