Chicago Scene: May 18-25, 2019

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

Saturday, May 18th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Tatsu Aoki’s The MIYUMI Project, with Mwata Bowden, Coco Elysses, Edward Wilkerson Jr, Avreeayl Ra, Jamie Kempkers, Kioto Aoki, special guests Tsukasa Taiko

Sunday, May 19th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir — music by Hafliði Hallgrímsson, Halldór Smárason, Þuríður Jónsdóttir, Páll Ragnar Pálsson

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jason Roebke
Natural Language : Dustin Laurenzi, Jeff Swanson, Mike Harmon, Charles Rumback

Monday, May 20th 2019

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 (wheelchair-accessible)
Swiss Saxophone with Jason Roebke, Jim Bake ($10-$8)r

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

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$10)
Electronic Mutations
Fulcrum Point — music by Nicolas Collins, Ben Neill, Ted Hearne, Vijay Iyer

8:30PM at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Greg Ward’s Rogue Parade, with Dave Miller, Matt Gold, Matt Ulery, Quin Kirchner
Ben LaMar Gay’s Learn From Ghost, with Sam Pluta, Jason Stein

Thursday, May 23rd 2019

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
“Russ Greimluber”, Jim Baker
Gerrit Hatcher Quintet with Ben LaMar Gay, Keefe Jackson, Katie Ernst, Julian Kirshner

Friday, May 24th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
In Motion Duo : Ayako Kato, a musician TBA
Buzz Duo : Jorrit Dijkstra, Jessica Roseman
Damon D Green, Peter Maunu

Saturday, May 25th 2019

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($25, or $40 festival pass)
Transference Fest 2019
Ikue Mori and friends
King Vision Ultra (Geng)
Bergsonist

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/