Chicago Scene: July 22-28, 2017

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

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

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

7:00PM-12:00AM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($50/$65/$100)
ESS Summer Gala
Helen Gillet, Kim Alpert
Jeff Parker, Ben LaMar Gay, Tomeka Reid

Sunday, July 23rd 2017

6:00PM in Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S Wabash
Many Weathers
Joshua Abrams Quartet with Mikel Avery, Ben LaMar Gay, Jason Stein

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Rooms Trio : Dan Pierson, Charlie Kirchen, Matt Carroll, with Ken Vandermark

Monday, July 24th 2017

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Curt Newton Solo
Ben LaMar Gay, Curt Newton

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

Thursday, July 27th 2017

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Dave Rempis, Brandon Lopez, Ryan Packard
Ken Vandermark, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Curt Newton

Friday, July 28th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Mike Reed‘s Flesh & Bone, with Greg Ward, Ben Lamar Gay, Tim Haldeman, Jason Stein, Marvin Tate, Jason Roebke, Kim Alpert
George Freeman/Mike Allemana Quartet with Pete Benson, Mike Schlick

9:00PM at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)
Dan Phillips, Bill Harris, Krzysztof Pabian, Jim Baker

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