Chicago Scene: June 13-27, 2015

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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, June 13th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Michael Zerang And The Blue Lights : Josh Berman, Mars Williams, Dave Rempis, Kent Kessler, Michael Zerang — Record release

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616
“We Are Still Here”
TV Pow : Todd Carter, Michael Hartman, Brent Gutzeit
Todd Carter, Michael Hartman, Brent Gutzeit, Jim Baker, Thymme Jones, Fred Lonberg-Holm

9:00PM at the Metro, 3730 N Clark, 773.549.0203 ($24)
Drill Festival
WIRE
Tim Hecker
Disappears
the pinkflag guitar orchestra

Sunday, June 14th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Chicago Composers Orchestra : Club Night
beyond this point Percussion Quartet : Alex Monroe, John Corkill, Brett Baxter, Sam Scranton, with Scott Tegge, Randall West, Ian Le, Brandon Harrington — music by Elliot Cole, Brandon Harrington, David Rakowski, Randall West, David Sampson

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Toupée
Burning Tree
Dead Neanderthals
Ben Billington, Mark Shippy, Daniel Wyche

Monday, June 15th 2015

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$5)
Option Series
Jason Roebke, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Stein
Frank’n’Stein : Frank Rosaly, Jason Stein

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt
9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616
Anagram Series
Nick Broste Trio, with Keefe Jackson, Anton Hatwich
Quentin Coaxum Quintet with Dustin Laurenzi, Stu Mindeman, Andrew Vogt, Marcus Evans

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Michael Zerang and The Blue Lights

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

8:30PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Splice Series
Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt, Albert Wildeman, Peter Maunu

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Party Knüllers with Jim Baker
Sound Of The City Workshop

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

Thursday, June 18th 2015

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Fourth Landscape : Samuel Blaser, Benoît Delbecq, Gerry Hemingway

Monday, June 22nd 2015

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$5)
Option Series
Mars Williams Quartet with Peter Maunu, Kent Kessler, Tyler Damon

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, June 23rd 2015

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra

Thursday, June 25th 2015

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616
The Blue Lights : Josh Berman, Mars Williams, Dave Rempis, Kent Kessler, Michael Zerang

Saturday, June 27th 2015

9:00PM at No Nation, 1542 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.790.7810 ($5 suggested donation)
On The Ground #2
Tim Daisy Solo
Nick Macri, Tim Daisy

For more information, such as 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/

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Just Outside Reviews

From Just Outside:

Alfredo Costa Monteiro – Um Em Um (Monotype)
Mirt – Mud, Dirt & Hiss (Catsun/Monotype)
Astrïd – The West Lighthouse Is Not So Far (Monotype)
Rydberg – s/t (Monotype)
Dokuro – Avalon (Monotype)
Dave Phillips/Hiroshi Hasegawa – Insect Apocalypse (Monotype)
Meridian – Tuyeres (Caduc)
Blaast – from one coordinate to uncoordination (Caduc)
Yannick Dauby – chang, factory (Kalerne Editions)
Yannick Dauby – Vescagne, Salèse (Kalerne Editions)
Jonas Kocher/Ilan Manouach – Skeleton Drafts (Bruit)
Steve Flato – Exhaust System (Kendra Steiner Editions)

DMG Newsletter June 12th, 2015

Ellery Eskelin en concert au Triton (Les Lilas...
Ellery Eskelin 

From DMG:

Evan Parker/John Edwards/Eddie Prevost + Alex Von Schlippenbach! Devin Gray/Chris Speed/Kris Davis/Chris Tordini! New & Old from Hatology: Ellery Eskelin Solo! Brotzmann/McPhee/Kessler/Zerang! Herbert Distel! Steve Lacy!

2 from Dave Rempis! Howard Peach: Chris Speed & Simon Jermyn! Jean Derome Chamber Works! David Aaron Flipcity! Josh Deutsch Pannonia! Giancarlo Tossani & Ralph Alessi! 10 from Leap of Faith & Metal Chaos Ensembles!

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The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

JUST ADDED to DMG Free In-Store Schedule:
Two Italian Jazz Avant Legends This SATURDAY, June 13th at
6pm: DANIELE CAVALLANTI – Tenor Sax & TIZIANO TONONI – Drums!

Sunday, June 14th: Hosted by Chris Pitsiokos:
6pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVICH & GUILLERMO GREGORIO!

Sunday, June 21st: Hosted by Chris Pitsiokos:
6pm STEVE SWELL & JAMISON WILLIAMS!

Sunday, July 5th – Special Holiday Weekend Sets at 2 & 6pm:
2pm: The NU Band: MARK WHITECAGE/THOMAS HEBERER/JOE FONDA/LOU GRASSI + ERHARD HIRT – Rare US appearance of this great FMP Guitarist!
6pm: ROCHUS AUST – Trumpet & Devices/ JONATHAN GOLOVE – Theremin-cello & devices / JOKUBAS AUST – Electric Devices!

Taylor Ho Bynum on Ornette Coleman

From The New Yorker, Taylor Ho Bynum puts Coleman in perspective.

Ornette Coleman posited that the infinite improvisational possibilities of a melody could thrive outside of a predetermined structure, that musical ideas could flow and expand in the moment as naturally as breath or speech or thought. A simple idea that shook the world of twentieth-century music—a revolutionary idea that sounded like a folk song, lilting with the loving congeniality of a parent singing to a child.

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

From London’s Vortex:

TUE 16 JUNE / 20.00 / £12 / MD
LOUIS MOHOLO MOHOLO QUARTET
Welcome visit of the South African drum master and his superb Quartet. This line­up has had audiences in raptures since its formation a couple of years ago, and is now gaining an international reputation. Tonight is a rare opportunity to catch them before they set off on a tour of Canada. Expect a sublime mix of free jazz and fresh interpretations of compositions made famous by the Blue Notes, Brotherhood Of Breath and related groups. Unmissable.

THU 18 JUNE / 20.00 / £10 / MD
EVAN PARKER: LET’S BE FRANK
The master returns with free improvisations for three saxophone/piano duos and a quartet. Featuring Frank Campbell (piano), Julian Argüelles (saxophone), Tony Coe (saxophone), and of course Evan Parker.

SAT 20 JUNE / 20.00 / £10
MATCH&FUSE: WORLD SERVICE PROJECT + SCHNELLERTOLLERMEIER
An exhilarating double­bill will see punk/jazz specialists WorldService Project collide with the raw energy of Schnellertollermeier from Switzerland. Both bands use searing groove­ based music to take listeners on a white­knuckle ride of cutting edge and progressive music. Schnellertollermeier defy genre, with a sound between brute hardcore and improvisation.

SUN 21 JUNE / 14.00 / £6 / £8
MOPOMOSO
This month’s exhilarating improv residency welcomes Kay Grant (voice) & Ntshuks Bonga (saxophone) duo, a delightful blend of melodic line, rhythmic ease, emotional and intellectual flow. Followed by a solo set from free improvising saxophonist Georges Paul, and a duo of John Russell (guitar) and Roger Turner (percussion).

Jason Adasiewicz in East Lansing, Michigan, June 20

From Lansing City Pulse:

For all his twirling melodies, intricate harmonies and meditative ballads, Chicago vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz glories in the sound of his tintinnabulating toy the way a baby rocks a rattle. “The thing rings,” Adasiewicz said. “That all it does. You can dampen it, like you can dampen a piano, but I like to embrace the fact that it likes to ring, and ring loud.”