Chicago Scene: October 30 – November 4, 2017

Kent Kessler

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

Sunday, October 29th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Tara Lynn Ramsey, Shi-An Costello — music by Jeffrey Mumford, John Cage, Brian Ferneyhough, Morgan Krauss, Keith Kusterer, Shi-An Costello

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
The NRG Ensemble‘s Annual ‘Hal-The-Weenie’ Concert
Mars Williams, Dave Rempis, Kent Kessler, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

9:00PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
SNAKETIME : The Music of Moondog : Dustin Laurenzi, Nick Mazzarella, Quentin Coaxum, Jason Stein, Dave Miller, Matt Ulery, Quin Kirchner, Ryan Packard

Monday, October 30th 2017

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($8)
Michael Vatcher Solo

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, October 31st 2017

7:00PM-11:59PM at Orotund Music, 3323 W Armitage
Orotund Music : Halloween Banger
Very Very Zappa : Wills McKenna, Ryan Erik Adamsons, Ishmael Ali, David Bugher, Charlie Kirchen, Bill Harris
Ryan Packard’s Spooky Love Machine

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
The Bridge #9 : Epiphany
Mankwe Ndosi, Mike Ladd, Sylvain Kassap, Dana Hall
Friday, November 3rd 2017

Saturday, November 4th 2017

8:00PM at Tritriangle, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl ($10-$5)
Sandy Ewen
Sandy Ewen with Reid Karris, Ben Billington
Ampyre + Death Factory
More TBA

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Barry Gifford with Jason Adasiewicz, Keefe Jackson, Josh Berman, Joshua Abrams

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