Chicago Scene: January 14-21, 2017

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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, January 14th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Yes We Can : A Tribute to Allen Toussaint Benefitting Orleans Public Defenders
musicians including Steve Dawson, Sima Cunnigham, Macie Stewart, Liam Kazar, Mars Williams, Jeff Albert, Dan Pierson, Nolan Chin, Matt Lux, Anton Hatwich, Steve Marquette, Quin Kirchner, Mike Reed, Charles Rumback

Sunday, January 15th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Mabel Kwan, Shanna Gutierrez, with Fredrick Gifford — music by Carolyn O’Brien, Chou Wen-Chung, Alex Temple, Elisabeth Lutyens, Fredrick Gifford, Olga Neuwirth

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jason Stein, Anton Hatwich, Avreeayl Ra

Monday, January 16th 2017

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, January 17th 2017

9:00PM at The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton, 773.384.3243
Dave Rempis, Kent Kessler
Gunwale : Dave Rempis, Albert Wildeman, Ryan Packard

Thursday, January 19th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Marquis Hill, Makaya McCraven, Josh Johnson, Joshua Abrams

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Toastmasters : Ben LaMar Gay, Macie Stewart, Jason Roebke
TV Pow : Todd A Carter, Brent Gutzeit, Michael Hartman

Friday, January 20th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Matt Ulery’s Loom, with Geof Bradfield, Russ Johnson, Rob Clearfield, Jon Deitemyer
Matt Ulery’s Pollinator, with Hunter Diamond, James Davis, Steve Duncan, Paul Bedal, Quin Kirchner

Saturday, January 21st 2017

7:30PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($20)
Hit The Ground Running Fest : Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Darin Gray Solo
Marker : Ken Vandermark, Macie Stewart, Steve Marquette, Andrew Clinkman, Phil Sudderberg
Ben LaMar Gay, Ayana Contreras
Dave Rempis, Matt Piet, Tim Daisy

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