Chicago Scene: September 8-15, 2018

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

Saturday, September 8th 2018

3:00PM at the May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N Ravenswood
Instigation Orchestra : Jeff Albert, Anton Hatwich, Ben LaMar Gay, Damon Locks, Steve Marquette, Aurora Nealand, Avreeayl Ra, James Singleton, Paul Thibodeaux, Mars Williams

Sunday, September 9th 2018

11:00AM-5:00PM at the Art Institute 111 S Michigan Ave
Renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist John Zorn leads 12 different ensembles in 12 different gallery performances in a program that pairs his acclaimed compositions with iconic artworks from the museum’s collection. This daylong performance features Bill Frisell, Erik Friedlander, JACK Quartet, the American Brass Quintet, Kenny Wollesen, and many more.

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont (wheelchair-accessible)
Aurora Nealand, Steve Marquette, Anton Hatwich, Paul Thibodeaux
Jeff Albert, Ben LaMar Gay, Matt Lux, Quin Kirchner

Monday, September 10th 2018

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Max Johnson Solo
Max Johnson, Dave Rempis, Sam Pluta

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Ed Wilkerson Jr, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Wednesday, September 12th 2018

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jamal Moore, Hamid Drake

Thursday, September 13th 2018

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra, with Jim Baker

Friday, September 14th 2018

7:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
High Zero Festival : Chicago Night One
Jim Baker, John Berndt, Tom Boram, Michael Zerang
Angel Bat Dawid, Jamal Moore
Rose Hammer Burt, Carol Genetti, Shelly Purdy
Ben Baker Billington, Jeff Carey, Owen Gardner

Saturday, September 15th 2018

7:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
High Zero Festival : Chicago Night Two
Samuel Burt, Eric Leonardson, Stewart Mostofsky, Cristal Sabbagh
CK Barlow, Julie Pomerleau, Jason Soliday
Jen Hill, M C Schmidt
Andrew Bernstein, Tomeka Reid, Katherine Young

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($25-$20)
Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson

9:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, RSVP)
Oren Ambarchi

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