Newsbits: Can Can Heads / Angela Morris / Nicole Mitchell / The Near Death Ensemble / Downbeat Critic’s Poll / Recordings from Rhizome DC / Spectral Music Festival

Jazz Right Now reviews the latest from Can Can Heads and Angela Morris, as well as Nicole Mitchell’s Maroon Cloud playing live in NY.

A Jazz Noise reviews the latest from The Near Death Ensemble.

Tom Hull provides his detailed ballot from the Downbeat Critic’s Poll.

Rhizome DC, a non-profit community arts organization in Takoma Park, DC, is now making available recordings of performances of experimental music realized at its Maple House space. The recordings can be streamed and downloaded from Rhizome DC’s archive.org page.

A performance from the recent Spectral Music Festival in Boston in reviewed.

Chicago Scene: April 15-21, 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, April 15th 2017

8:00PM at Slate Arts and Performance, 3203 W North Ave, 847.312.1527 ($5 suggested donation)
Reid Karris
Cory Herberger

Sunday, April 16th 2017

6:00PM at Woodland Pattern, 720 E Locust, Milwaukee WI, 414.263.5001
Dave Rempis, Russ Johnson

9:00PM at Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI, 414.481.2393
Nick Mazzarella, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Avreeayl Ra

Monday, April 17th 2017

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Solo

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

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Greg Ward, Jason Stein, Jason Roebke, Tomas Fujiwara
Individuation Quartet : Michael Eaton, Enrique Haneine, Daniel Ori, Shareef Taher

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Karuna : Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Keenan Foley, Val Dorr
Ishmael Ali, Bill Harris
Galaxxu : Alexander Adams, Corey Lyons

Thursday, April 20th 2017

7:00PM at Woodland Pattern, 720 E Locust, Milwaukee WI, 414.263.5001 ($6)
Rick Ollman Solo
Hal Rammel, Jay Mollerskov

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Darren Johnston, Josh Berman, Dave Rempis, Mars Williams

Friday, April 21st 2017

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$8)
Outer Ear
Gyre Ensemble : Alejandro Oliván, Stefanie Mirwald, Christian Smith

8:00PM at the Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S Woodlawn, 773.702.2100 (Free)
132 Ranks
Olivia Block

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/

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

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Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Roscoe Mitchell & Yuganaut! Oliver Lake & Flux String Quartet! Elliott Sharp / Tectonics – 2017! Jenny Scheinman / Bill Frisell OST! Nate Wooley’s Syllables 4 CD Set! Two from Tisziji Munoz with Dave Liebman/John Medeski/Paul Shaffer! Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society! Richard Pinhas!

Three from Maurizio Brunod w/ Miroslav Vituos! Leap of Faith at DMG CD! Plus historic/archival music from Fuzzy Haskins & P-Funks All-Stars! John Coltrane Quartet DVD! Robert Ashley 2 CD Set! Velvet Underground! Peter Kuhn LP! Damo Suzuki and More!

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

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:
6pm: NO SIGNAL: AARON NOVIK & JEREMIAH CYMERMAN – Clarinets and AVA MENDOZA & BRANDON SEABROOK – Guitars!
&pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / VINCENT CHANCEY / BRANDON LOPEZ – Clarinet/French Horn/Bass

Sunday, May 7th:
6pm; BEN STAPP & ELIJAH SHIFFER
7pm: CATHERINE SIKORA & BRIAN CHASE

Sunday, May 14th:
6pm: ALEC HARPER & TYLER GILMORE