Chicago Scene: May 20-27, 2017

Ken Vandermark, at "Sonore" concert,...

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

Saturday, May 20th 2017

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, RSVP)
Phill Niblock

Sunday, May 21st 2017

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Elgar + Fred Lonberg-Holm
ZRL : Zach Good, Ryan Packard, Lia Kohl

Monday, May 22nd 2017

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
John Sparagana, John Corbett, Ken Vandermark

7:00PM at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777
MusicNOW : On The Edge Of Silence
Musicians from the CSO — music by Djuro &Zcaron
ivkovi&cacute, Elizabeth Ogonek

8:00PM at Slate Arts and Performance, 3203 W North Ave, 847.312.1527
Jason Stein, Joseph Clayton Mills, Ryan Packard
Fred Lonberg-Holm, Aaron Zarzutzki
Sam Weinberg, Henry Fraser, Weasel Walter

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

Thursday, May 25th 2017

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Brandon Lopez Solo
Brandon Lopez Trio with Andrew Clinkman, Ryan Packard

Friday, May 26th 2017
8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Matt Piet & His Disorganization
Matt Piet, Tim Daisy
Nick Mazzarella, Josh Berman, Matt Piet, Tim Daisy

Saturday, May 27th 2017

6:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Fonema Consort, Parlour Tapes+ — Album release
8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Tatsu Aoki‘s Miyumi Project with Mwata Bowden, Edward Wilkerson, Jaime Kempkers, KIOTO, Noriko Sugiyama, Coco Elysses, Avreeayl Ra

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