Important Records New Releases

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Pauline Oliveros & Guy Klucevsek – Sounding / Way
Pauline Oliveros – Tara’s Room
Extended Organ – Vibe
Harry Bertoia – Experimental I / Mechanical I
Harry Bertoia – New Years Day 1971
Jacob Kirkegaard – Black Metal Square
Jacob Kirkegaard – Phonurgia Metallis
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. – Hallelujah Mystic Garden Vol. 2
Anthony Burr and Charles Curtis – Chamber Music: Alvin Lucier & Morton Feldman
Alvin Lucier – Orpheus Variations

Chicago Scene: June 15-22, 2019

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

Saturday, June 15th 2019

8:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
Dubious Claims and Hidden Talents
Spektral Quartet

Sunday, June 16th 2019

12:00PM in Toby Prinz Beach Park, 1050 W Pratt
Artist of the Wall Music Festival
12:00PM Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound
12:45PM Tommy Carroll’s Calculated Discomfort
2:00PM Macie Stewart
3:00PM Pratt Catts : Robert Irving III, Ernie Adams, Philip Castleberry
4:10PM Francesca Giannis Trio
5:00PM Vezhliviy Otkaz

Monday, June 17th 2019

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$8) (wheelchair-accessible)
Wendy Eisenberg

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

Thursday, June 20th 2019

12:00PM-12:45PM at Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630
Blackbird Creative Lab Alumni

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Aaron Parks Little Big, with Greg Tuohey, David “DJ” Ginyard Jr, Tommy Crane

Saturday, June 22nd 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12-$15)
Fabian Almazan Trio with Linda May Han Oh, Henry Cole

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Upcoming Sound It Out! NYC Concerts

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June 25: “Monk on Guitars 2”!
To celebrate its 7th anniversary, the Sound It Out series presents a sequel to the sold-out “Monk on Guitars” fundraising show of 2015. This time, the revolving lineup of guitarists features Andy Summers of The Police (whose 1999 all-Monk album “Green Chimneys” is a highlight of his solo discography). He’ll play a mini-set within the night’s main set. The lineup also includes, as bandleader/stage czar, the great young guitarist Nick Millevoi. Returning from the 2015 show is guitarist Miles Okazaki (who recently recorded the complete works of Monk on solo guitar), along with David Gilmore and Steve Cardenas. New faces this time include guitarists Ricardo Grilli and Harvey Valdes. Joining these guitarists will be bassists Michael Formanek, Stephan Crump and Jerome Harris, as well as drummers Francisco Mela, Satoshi Takeishi, Richie Barshay and Kate Gentile.


June 27: Norman Westberg + Simon Jermyn & Joseph Branciforte
As the primary guitarist in heavy avant-rock band Swans, Norman Westberg has for years contributed to often overwhelming waves of volume with a mix of the rhythmically slashing and the harmonically sensual. Solo, he has developed a sound that’s oceanic but in a much different way. Westberg makes the six strings of his guitar vibrate through delay effects and loopers to create swells of mysterious, shape-shifting resonance – a brand of ambient music that’s as evocative of as many different things as there are listeners who hear it. In his first appearance in the Sound It Out series, Norman will play a full set of his bewitching solo music. Opening up the evening will be the duo of Simon Jermyn (guitar) & Joseph Branciforte (electronics), returning to the series after a wonderful performance earlier this season.