Chicago Scene: February 9-16, 2019

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

Sunday, February 10th 2019

7:00PM at the Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS ($20)
AACM Annual Benefit
AACM Great Black Music Ensemble with special guest Wadada Leo Smith

9:30PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Carrier Trio : Ben Cruz, Jason Stein, Emerson Hunton

Monday, February 11th 2019

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

Tuesday, February 12th 2019

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Rempis/Cunningham Residency
Dave Rempis, Jeremy Cunningham, Russ Johnson, Josh Abrams, Isaiah Spencer

Wednesday, February 13th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Reverso : Ryan Keberle, Frank Woeste, Adam Cruz, Erik Friedlander

9:00PM at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)
ADFL Quartet
Angel Bat Dawid
Eli Namay

Thursday, February 14th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($25-$20)
Harriet Tubman : Brandon Ross, Melvin Gibbs, JT Lewis

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Party Knüllers : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Stoli L Suzzleberg, special guest Jaimie Branch

Friday, February 15th 2019

6:00PM-12:00AM at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan
Midwinter 2019 Festival

Saturday, February 16th 2019

6:00PM-12:00AM at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan
Midwinter 2019 Festival

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

Midira Records New Releases

Source: Midira.

Aidan Baker + N “Doppellive”
A double album featuring two collaborative performances by two ambient guitar masterminds.

Scatterwound (Dirk Serries + N) “MN”
First ever live performance by this outstanding drone duo, recorded in a church.

Aidan Baker & Karen Willems “Awel”
Live collaboration featuring Aidan on guitar and Karen on drums. Perfect balance between ambient, jazz and experimental sounds.

Thisquietarmy + Dirk Serries + Tom Malmendier “Hell”
A trio live improvisation (guitars and drums) with an epic 41minutes result full of experimental ambient, drone and jazz sounds.

The Star Pillow “Music For Sad Headbangers”
The last studio album, before The Star Pillow goes into hiatus. A very emotional journey through drone, ambient and post-rock.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Tom Rainey Trio: Mary Halvorson & Ingrid Laubrock! Gerald Cleaver / Nels Cline / Larry Ochs & More from Clean Feed! William Schimmel & Elliott Sharp! Sun Ra Solo Piano Rarity! Satoko Fujii & Alister Spence – Duo & Orchestra Kobe! Gerry Hemingway Solo! 2 from Atomic!

New from Not Two: Barry Guy Shroud Band 5 CD Set! DKV Trio Joe McPhee 6 CD Set! Ken Vandermark / Mark Tokar / Klaus Kugel! Jeff Parker/Jeb Bishop Quintet! Alexander Hawkins Solo! Joe McPhee & Agusti Fernandez New Trios! Per-Ake Holmlander 3 CD Set! Akira Sakata/Nicolas Field! Restocks & Rarites from Wayne Horvitz! Bill Frisell! Donald Miller! Much More!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery – FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

Sunday, February 10th:
6pm: XANDER NAYLOR / RYAN DUGRE – Guitar Duet
7pm: STEVE GAUCI – CD Launch Celebration!

Sunday, February 17th:
6pm: LIOR MILLIGER / ZACH SWANSON / JOE HERTENSTEIN
7pm: DAVID MEIER / DANIEL CARTER / JEONG LIM YANG – Drums / Horns / Bass

Sunday, February 24th: The REGGIE SYLVESTER Double Header:
6pm: ED KELLER / REGGIE SYLVESTER – Guitar & Drums Duo!
7pm: RETROGRADE ESP CD Set: MATT LAVELLE & REGGIE SYLVESTER!

Sunday, March 3rd:
6pm: AVANT-GARDE WORKING CLASS: JOE DALEY & JESSE DULMAN – Tuba Duet!
7pm: KAREN NG & HENRY FRASER – Sax & Clarinet / Bass!

Sunday, March 10th:
6pm: JESSICA and TONY JONES – Sax Duo – Two CD Releases Celebration!
7pm: THOMAS HEBERER / JOE HERTENSTEIN – Trumpet and Drums!

Sunday, March 17th:
6pm: SARAH BERNSTEIN STRINGS: SANA NAGANO / LEONOR FALCON / NICK JOZWIAK!
7pm: JARVIS EARNSHAW / DANIEL CARTER / ZACH SWANSON – Sitar & Loops / Woodwinds / Bass

Chicago’s Frequency Series Festival Previewed

Source: Chicago Reader. The shows run February 20-24.

When former Reader staff writer Peter Margasak began programming the Frequency Series in 2013, he envisioned concerts that would expose audiences of different avant-garde musical disciplines to artists from other genres that they had not heard before but might well appreciate. Margasak left the Reader and Chicago in order to move to Rome in 2018, but he’s continued to program the series, which usually takes place on Sunday nights at Constellation, as well as a semiannual festival. During the fourth Frequency Series Festival, several new music and experimental performers will premiere new compositions or first-time collaborations, starting with a free concert by Aperiodic at the Reva and David Logan Center on the University of Chicago campus.