Newsbits: William Hooker / Battle Trance / Konjov Ensemble / Tony Malaby / Dal Niente and Deerhoof / Jimmy Lyons

Evan Parker, Cologne, 2007

Jazz Right Now reviews Light: The Early Years 1975-1989 by William Hooker.

Blade of Love is the new album from tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance.

The Konjov Ensemble is Lotte Anker, Evan Parker, Ola Paulson, Liudas Mockunas, Sten Sandell, Jakob Riis, and Anders Uddeskog. Their new album, Mira, is out next week.

Tony Malaby’s Paloma Recio is reviewed.

A collaboration between Dal Niente and Deerhoof is reviewed.

The Chicago Reader profiles Jimmy Lyons.

Chicago Scene: May 21-28, 2016

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

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

Saturday, May 21st 2016

4:00PM at the Promontory, 5311 S Lake Park, 312.801.2100 (Free with reservation)
OpenICE : Untempered
Dan Lippel, Nathan Davis, Nuiko Wadden, Ryan Muncy

7:00PM at Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan ($20-$15)
Peter Brötzmann, Heather Leigh
Peter Brötzmann Quartet with Steve Noble, John Edwards, Jason Adasiewicz

8:00PM at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS (Free)
Lampo Presents
Chris Abrahams

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
BOAT : Jon Irabagon, Teun Verbruggen, Nate Wooley, Tim Dahl, Jozef Dumoulin, Hilmar Jensson

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
Ahleuchatistas
HOMME
Sun Speak

Sunday, May 22nd 2016

12:00PM-3:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
a.pe.ri.od.ic — performances and open rehearsals

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jason Adasiewicz, Steve Nobel
Josh Berman, Jason Adasiewicz, Jim Baker, Steve Nobel

Monday, May 23rd 2016

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Classical Revolution
Open Source String Quartet : Hannah Barton, Sam Sharp, Tim Hager, Nora Barton

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$5)
Steve Swell, Fred Lonberg-Holm, 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

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Figment : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Bill MacKay, Nick Macri, Julian Kirshner

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

8:00PM at DePaul Concert Hall, 800 W Belden
Ensemble 20+ with the DePaul Concert Orchestra — music by Bach, Ligeti, Nancarrow

Thursday, May 26th 2016

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Daniel Wyche, Ted Gordon
The Jasons : Jason Stein, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke

Friday, May 27th 2016

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($25-$20)
Roscoe Mitchell with Junius Paul, Mike Reed, special guest TBA

Saturday, May 28th 2016

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Tatsu Aoki‘s Miyumi Project

9:00PM at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($5) (wheelchair-accessible)
A Tribute to Drone Warrior Tony Conrad
DRMWPN
Cooper Crain, Haley Fohr, Whitney Johnson
Mind Over Mirrors with Jon Mueller

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/

DMG Newsletter May 20th 2016

English: Bill Frisell, moers festival 2010

Source: DMG.

John Zorn Gnostic Trio Vol 6: Bill Frisell / Carol Emanuel / Kenny Wollesen! Elliott Sharp/Jack Quartet! Brooklyn Blowhards: Jeff Lederer/Kirk Knuffke/Brian Drye/Matt Wilson/Allison Miller Play Albert Ayler & Sea Shanteys! Ron Stabinsky Solo Piano! Masabumi Kikuchi!

New from Clean Feed & Shhpuma: Tony Malaby/Ben Monder/Eivind Opsvik/Nasheet Waits! Nick Millevoi/Jamie Saft/Ches Smith QT! RED Trio + John Butcher! Pascal Niggenkemper Le 7! Ich B!n Nintendo! TJ Borden & Kyle Motl! Prince & Parson Sound!

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

Sunday, May 22nd: Bruce up at Victo Fest/Chris Pitsiokos will be your host:
6pm: HENRY FRAZIER & CHRIS PITSIOKOS – Solo Sets

Sunday, May 29th:
6pm: FESTER: SEAN ALI & DAVID GROLLMAN

June 5th Double-Header:
6pm: TIDE-POOL FAUNA: KYOKO KITAMURA / INGRID LAUBROCK / KEN FILIANO
7pm: CARATE URIO QUINTET With JOACHIM BADENHORST

June 12th: No In-Store during the Vision Fest

June 19th: Bruce’s Birthday / Father’s Day Celebration!
6pm: JOSH SINTON & GUILLERMO GREGORIO!
7pm: MIKE SOPKO & CHRIS PITSIOKOS!
Plus Snacks & Spirits!

Downtown Music Gallery 25th Anniversary Celebration at Roulette:
Monday, June 20th, from 7pm til 11pm:
JON MADOF’S ZION 80
BURNT SUGAR ARKESTRA
BILL LASWELL’s METHOD OF DEFIANCE With MIKE SOPKO