Upcoming Detroit Shows

From Detroit’s Trinosophes:

Saturday, Oct. 29: Conference Call

Our first time presenting this long-running, international creative music quartet. Formed in 1998, Conference Call features German composer and woodwind virtuoso Gebhard Ullmann, bassist Joe Fonda, pianist Michael Jefry Stevens, and Dieter Ulrich on drums performing original music by all of the group members. Conference Call has performed numerous tours in Europe as well as the US and released 7 CD’s on Soul Note Records, Leo Records, 482 Music, Clean Feed Records and their most recent CD “Seven” on Nottwo Records (2015).

Doors at 8 pm; $10 suggested

Sunday, Oct.. 30: Weyes Blood, Arch Mystics, Tarpit, DJ Slick George

A super-variety bill featuring the otherworldly sounds of Weyes Blood’s far-out side of folk music, or is it the folk-song side of noise? Both complementing and contrasting this are the gentle and introspective samba vibes of Arch Mystics- in a rare full band performances- and the harsh and introspective art brut-ness of Tarpit’s tape machines and guitar. Doors at 8 pm; $10 suggested.

Friday, Nov. 4: Tribute to Moondog for his 100th birthday with The Lovely and the Wretched, Scavenger Quartet

Composer Frank Pahl has put together this set of classic pieces by the legendary composer Moondog. Blind for most of his life, Moondog was first known as a New York street person- the Viking of 6th Avenue- and would busk the same area from the late 40’s until the mid 70’s. Phillip Glass and Steve Reich discovered him while they were students at Juilliard and moved him into their home, becoming his literal house-band. New York Philharmonic conductor Artur Rodziński was also an early fan, which resulted in Moondog being recorded as early as 1953- making him one of the original architects of minimalist music. Performing the concert is The Wretched and the Lovely, some of whom will close out the show with a set as Pahl’s other long-running ensemble, Scavenger Quartet.

Doors at 8 pm; $8.

Sunday, Nov. 6: Elder Ones

Elder Ones blends the sounds of Indian Carnatic music with Coltrane grooves (both John and Alice), Stockhausen and much more. Lead by vocalist, composer and harmonium player Amirtha Kidambi, the group has been amazing folks in New York and this is you first chance to catch them in Detroit. Kidambi has worked with Mary Halvorson, Darius Jones, Trevor Dunn, Ben Vida, Robert Ashley, Muhal Richard Abrams and others. Doors at 8 pm; $7 min.

Coming Soon

11/9: Leonard King Orchestra- final performance of their 2016 Trinosophes residency

11/13: Mothlight Microcinema presents Chicagoland Shorts

11/25: Jimbo Easter Presents

11/30: Makoto Kawabata (of Acid Mother’s Temple) and Tatsuya Nakatani Duo, Chatoyant

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Mary Halvorson Profiled and Interviewed

English: Mary Halvorson, Jazz guitarist; Pictu...

Source: The New York Times.

There’s no other sound in music precisely like Mary Halvorson’s guitar, which she plays with a flinty attack, a spidery finesse and a shiver of wobbly delay. At National Sawdust in Brooklyn last Saturday, that sound was an unmistakable force during a prime-time stretch of John Zorn’s bagatelles marathon, which featured 20 groupings of musicians over a 10-hour concert sprawl.

In the last dozen years, Ms. Halvorson has turned this sort of startling, off-kilter fluency into a strong aesthetic signature. She is the most critically acclaimed jazz guitarist to emerge in that span, an unflinching original who has revealed new possibilities within the music.

Chicago Scene: October 29 – November 5, 2016

Tim Berne

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

Saturday, October 29th 2016

6:00PM at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave, Evanston IL, 847.448.8620 (Free)
Mike Reed‘s Inner Circle

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20)
Celestial Weather
Wadada Leo Smith. John Lindberg, special guest Mike Reed

Sunday, October 30th 2016

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
NOHBAND : Tim Berne, David Torn, Dave King

Monday, October 31st 2016

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

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Peter Evans, Sam Pluta, Ben LaMar Gay, Katherine Young

Thursday, November 3rd 2016

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Russ Johnson, Max Johnson, Tim Daisy
Russ Johnson, Dave Rempis, Max Johnson, Tim Daisy

Friday, November 4th 2016

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10-$5)
Tashi Dorji, Tyler Damon
Test Flight : Jessica Salzinski, Chorey Brekher, Michael Staron, Luc Mosley, Rami Atassi

Saturday, November 5th 2016

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

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, 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/

Extreme-Music Pioneer Weasel Walter Profiled

English: Weasel Walter playing bass, with Marc...

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Weasel Walter—no-wave movement archivist and historian, free-improvising drum virtuoso and noise-rock guitarist—is lounging on his couch at home in the very unfashionable Midwood section of Brooklyn.

It didn’t take much coaxing for Walter to pluck some crucial recordings from his vast catalog and field questions about them; in fact, he welcomed the challenge with his characteristic self-deprecating wit. “It’s gonna be hard to do in six [releases],” he says. “These are all records that I stand by, and I think they all mean something. I look at this stuff chronologically and I see the arc of my career, going between free jazz and noise and punk rock, composed stuff and improvised stuff. It’s almost like looking at the chronology reminds me of what the hell I even did.”

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Oren Ambarchi of Gravetemple.

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

King Crimson On & Off the Road 19 Disc Box Set! Mary Halvorson Octet: Irabagon / Laubrock / Finlayson / Garchik / Alcorn / Lightcap / Fujiwara! Taylor Ho Bynum Plus Tet: Wooley / Hobbs / Laubrock / Swell / Lowe / Hoggard! John Escreet/Evan Parker/John Hebert/Tyshawn Sorey! The Core Trio + Matthew Shipp! Anna Webber Trio: Matt Mitchell & John Hollenbeck!

Oren Ambarchi! Warren Smith & Edith Lettner! Jason Stein/Paul Giallorenzo/Frank Rosaly! John Dikeman/William Parker/Hamid Drake LP! Magda Mayas/Damon Smith/Tony Buck! Isabelle Duthoit & Georg Graewe! Lydia Lunch & Weasel Walter! Donny MaCaslin Quartet/Quintet! Enrico Pieranunzi QT! John Gibson!

Plus Historic Discs from: Annette Peacock & Paul Bley! Conrad Schnitzler! Embryo Returns! Thurston Moore & Tom Surgal! Joan Baez! Glencoe! The Ramones! Amir Ziv/Marc Ribot/Cyro Baptista/Shizad Isnmaily! Hasil Adkins and Much More!!!

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

Just Added This Sunday, October 31st:
6pm: VORTKIP Trio: NICOLAS LETMAN / ELIJAH SHIFFER / BRITT CIAMPA – New Bass / Alto Sax /Drums Trio!

Sunday, November 6th:
6pm: LISA MEZZACAPPA & KEN FILIANO Bass Duo
7pm: JACK WRIGHT – Solo Saxophone

Sunday, November 13th:
6pm: DAVID AARON / DAVE GOULD – Sax & Drums Duo

Sunday, November 20th:
6pm: DANIEL LEVIN / HENRY FRASER – Cello & Acoustic Bass Duo!

Sunday, December 4th:
6pm: LOUISE D.E. JENSEN & ADAM CAINE
7pm: LOUISE DE JENSEN SAX QUARTET

Sunday, December 18th Double-Header:
6pm: VIV CORRINGHAM / MIA ZABELKA – Vocals / Violin
7pm: JEFF PLATZ / DMITRY ISHENKO / DALIUS NAUJOKAITIS – Guitar / Bass / Drums