Chicago Scene: December 13-19, 2015

Gerry Hemingway, moers festival 2007

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

Sunday, December 13th 2015

9:30PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300
Andrew Clinkman, Albert Wildeman, Tim Daisy
Vox Arcana: James Falzone, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tim Daisy

Monday, December 14th 2015

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

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Ben Schmidt-Swartz, Vincent Davis
Dave Rempis, Jason Adasiewicz, Tim Daisy

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Jamison Williams Chicago Quartet, with Albert Wildeman, Aaron Zarzutzki, KG Price
On the Ground : Tim Daisy Solo
Julian Kirshner with Fred Lonberg-Holm, Anton Hatwich

Thursday, December 17th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
S Blazier Quartet with Russ Lossing, Gerry Hemingway, Toto Gucci

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Elastic Holiday Party with John Niekrasz and Friends
Carol Genetti, Josh Berman, Jason Stein, Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker, Jason Adasiewicz, Albert Wildeman, Andrew Clinkman, John Niekrasz

Saturday, December 19th 2015

4:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 (Free)

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

9:00PM at The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton, 773.384.3243
Stirrup : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback

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Point of Departure 53 is Out

Source: Point of Departure.

Page One: a column by Bill Shoemaker

Tomeka Reid: On the Rise: by Troy Collins

A Fickle Sonance: a column by Art Lange

“Ornette at Prince Street: A Glimpse from the Archives:
by Brent Hayes Edwards + Katherine Whatley

Ezzthetics: a column by Stuart Broomer

The Book Cooks:
Microgroove: Forays into Other Music
John Corbett
(Duke University Press; Durham and London)

Jumpin’ In: a column by Greg Buium

Moment’s Notice: Reviews of Recent Recordings

DMG Newsletter December 11th 2015

Source: DMG.

Keith Rowe & John Tilbury 4 CD Set! Jeremy Danneman/Anders Nilsson/William Parker/Tim Keiper! Steve Swell‘s Kende Dreams + Leap of Faith! Sun Ra/Harmut Geerken 300 Page Big Book! 2 from CIMP: Jon Irabagon/Demian Richardson/Dominic Duval/Jay Rosen & Jimmy Bennington/Daniel Carter Trio!

Charlemagne Palestine! Two from Luc Ferrari! Organum! Enrico Pieranunzi! Phineas Newborn, Jr! Three from Art Blakey & a Clifford Brown Boxes! Cluster & Eno! Senegal 70! Goodbye, Babylon Returns! Ramblin’ Jack Elliott! The Psychedelic Headswirlers Collection & Jimmy Page Early LP Rarity & More..!


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

Sunday, December 13th:
6pm: TAMIO SHIRASHI – Elder Solo Sax Legend!
7pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS – Young Alto sax Wonder!

Sunday, December 20th:
7pm: MAT WALERIAN – Solo Reeds – from Polish collaborator with Matt Shipp CD on ESP!

Sunday, December 27:
BEN GOLDBERG & FRIENDS will Get Down & Get Funky!