Chicago Scene: May 26 – June 2, 2018

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

Saturday, May 26th 2018

7:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Trio with Jim Baker, Davi Priest

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
Jason Stein’s Locksmith Isidore, with Mike Pride, Jason Roebke — Album release

Tuesday, May 29th 2018

Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound, with Artie Black, Dustin Laurenzi, Mike Harmon
9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont (wheelchair-accessible)

Thursday, May 31st 2018

7:30PM at Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee (Donation)
Dave Rempis, Russ Johnson

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
NH, Tim Daisy
Matt Piet Trio, with Charlie Kirchen, Julian Kirshner

Friday, June 1st 2018

7:00PM at the Promontory, 5311 S Lake Park, 312.801.2100
Markus Stockhausen, Kahil El’Zabar, Florian Weber, with Stephen Burns and Fulcrum Point

Saturday, June 2nd 2018

3:00PM at the May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N Ravenswood
Whenever the Breeze
Olivia Block, Julia Holter, with Tim Daisy

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Stereogum’s Month In Jazz – May 2018 

Source: Stereogum.

Anthony Braxton records such an astonishing amount of music in such a broad range of contexts that it seems weird to think of him as having a “band” in the conventional sense. But he has worked with certain small, cohesive units for years at a time, and one of the most notable such groups was his quartet with pianist Marilyn Crispell, bassist Mark Dresser, and drummer Gerry Hemingway. They first came together in 1985, and released several live albums from a UK tour that was also documented in Graham Lock’s book Forces In Motion, which is essential to understanding both Braxton’s music and his personality.

JazzTimes Reviews

Source: JazzTimes.

Live Review: Dave Burrell Night in Brooklyn

Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul Lytton: Music for David Mossman: Live at Vortex London (Intakt)

Bobby Previte: Rhapsody (RareNoise)

The Nels Cline 4: Currents, Constellations (Blue Note)

Jamie Saft: Solo a Genova (RareNoise)

Gordon Grdina Quartet: Inroads (Songlines)

Anthony Braxton: Sextet (Parker) 1993 (New Braxton House)

Roswell Rudd/Fay Victor/Lafayette Harris/Ken Filiano: Embrace (RareNoise)

Marshall Allen Interview

Source: The Australian.

Here’s the thing, Marshall Allen: those four guys in the Rolling Stones, who are forever being asked those tiresome questions? The youngest member, Ronnie Wood, is 70 — which means that all four of them are at least two decades younger than you.

Yet you’re still touring the world, as band leader of the mighty Sun Ra Arkestra, the avant-garde free jazz ensemble founded in the mid-1950s by a man by the name of Sun Ra. You’ve been leading that ensemble since 1995, following his death.

Nashville’s DIY Electronic and Experimental Scene 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

That ingrained musical DNA allows Nashville’s experimental artists to excel. Take R. Stevie Moore, the godfather of home recording—Moore’s father, Bob Loyce Moore, was a studio musician and member of the Nashville A-Team. Though Moore has been actively making music since the ’60s, these days, the 66-year-old spends more time maintaining his impressive back catalog, while also dealing with his declining health. But as he’s gotten older, his musical interests have changed. In his home outside Nashville, Moore explains, “All I’m really into anymore is noise, industrial, lo-fi stuff. Merzbow—I didn’t really care much for it back in the day, but I’ve got tapes from the early ‘70s just like that. Feedback and loops.”