Chicago Scene: April 1-8, 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, April 1st 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
James Falzone’s Allos Musica, with Ronnie Malley, Jeremiah McLane, Tim Mulvenna — Record release

Sunday, April 2nd 2017

5:00PM at Some Like It Black, 810 E 43rd, 773.891.4866
AACM musicians, with special guest Jovia Armstrong

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
beyond this point + Matthew Duvall, John Cage, Mark Applebaum, Yu-Hui Chang, Erik Griswold, Joseph Celli, David Lang, Mauricio Kagel

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Josh Berman, Joshua Abrams
Wayfaring : James Falzone, Katie Ernst

Monday, April 3rd 2017

7:00PM at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777
Katinka Kleijn Solo
Katinka Kleijn with Mars Williams, Rob Kassinger — music by Marcos Balter, Pauline Oliveros

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$8)
Rob Mazurek Solo

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

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$8)
Rob Mazurek, Lou Mallozzi

9:00PM at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 ($5 donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Ratchet Series
Jen Hill
Carol Genetti, Jim Dorling, Steve Dorocke
Nathan Hanson, Daniel Thatcher

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$8)
Rob Mazurek, Avreeayl Ra, Damon Locks

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Hamid Drake + Mako Sica
Douglas McCombs, Bill MacKay, Charles Rumback

Thursday, April 6th 2017

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Keefe Jackson, Steve Hunt
Matt Piet Trio with Charlie Kirchen, Julian Kirshner

Friday, April 7th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
James Sanders’ Proyecto Libre with Edward Wilkerson, Harrison Bankhead, Avreeayl Ra, Jean-Christophe Leroy

Saturday, April 8th 2017

7:30PM at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS (Free)
Centennial Brooks : Closing Concert
Nicole Mitchell, Jamila Woods

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, must RSVP)
Jacob Kirkegaard

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Jazzword Reviews

Source: Jazzword.

Guidi / Petrella / Sclavis / Cleaver
Ida Lupino

Miklós Lukács, Larry Grenadier, Eric Harland
Cimbalom Unlimited

Grand Line

Ute Völker & Udo Schindler

Kocher / Manouach / Papageorgiou
Kocher / Manouach / Papageorgiou

Michel Edelin’s Flute Fever Orchestra

Coming to Portland

Source: Creative Music Guild.

Ralph Carney and THMPR
April 5, 2017 — 8pm (over by 10)
$5-15, sliding scale
Turn! Turn! Turn!
8 NE Killingsworth

Jonathan Krausbauer & Spencer yeh
April 6th, 2017 — 8pm
$5-15, sliding scale
8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Ian Christiansen quintet & TBA
April 19th, 2017 — 8pm (over by 10)
$5-15, sliding scale
Turn! Turn! Turn!
8 NE Killingsworth

Extradition Series 2017 Spring Concert
April 22, 2017 — 7pm
$5-15, sliding scale
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave @ Killingsworth, Portland, OR

Secret Drum Band, Marissa Anderson and Sam Coomes, Mike Gamble Sage Fisher and John Niekrasz
April 28th, 2017 — 8pm
$5-15, sliding scale
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

English: Charles Hayward performing in Limeric...

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Henry Kaiser / Bob Bralove /Chris Muir! Bob Downes Open Music with Barry Guy! The Residents & Eric Drew Feldman! Charles Hayward! This Heat – Live 80/81! Aram Bajakian & Dalava & Peggy Lee! Nicola L. Hein & Emilio Gordoa! Three from Wanderweiser: John Cage & Luigi Nono!

Historic Recordings from Milt Jackson! Sonny Stitt! Brother Ah! Nana Vasconcelos! Orchestra Baobob! Franco & Le Tpok Jazz! More Great CD Reissues from Lovely Music and a Giant Leap of Faith CD Sale!


The FREE DMG Weekly New Music In-Store Series Continues on Sundays with:

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017:
6pm: LEAP OF FAITH Return!
7pm: JEREMIAH CYMERMAN – Solo Clarinet
8pm: LEAP OF FAITH Special Guest!

Sunday, April 9th:

Sunday, April 16th: Easter Sunday, no in-store

Sunday, April 23rd:
6pm: J. A. GRANELLI & MR. LUCKY TRIO with: J.A GRANELLI – Piccolo Bass, Lap Steel Guitar / NATE SHAW – Keyboards / OWEN HOWARD – Drums

Sunday, April 30th:

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a former Buddhist temple & beauty salon. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Cosy