Chicago Scene: June 29 – July 6, 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 29th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
ONO
Glad Rags

Sunday, June 30th 2019

10:00AM at Prop Thtr, 3502 N Elston ($15, or $30 weekend festival)
Curious E.A.T.S. (Electro-Acoustic Theater Symposium)
Multichannel Artist Panel and 8-Channel Demonstration
((Music)/(Theatre)): Short pieces by Jeff Kowalkowski, Bradley Robin, Matt Test, Sam Clapp, and Facility Theatre
Open Wide by Jenny Magnus

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20)
Third Coast Percussion

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jeff Albert’s Unanimous Sources (Chicago Style), with Joe Clark, Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Anton Hatwich, Quin Kirchner

Monday, July 1st 2019

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

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

Saturday, July 6th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
German National Youth Jazz Orchestra — music by Ansgar Striepens, Christopher Dell, Gebhard Ullmann, Bill Dobbins, Julia Hülsmann, Niels Klein, Oliver Schneller, Reinhild Steingröver

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
wild.church : Erik Schoster, Paul Feyertag
PK Flyer

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/

Jazzword Reviews 

Source: Jazzword.

Baba Andrew Lamb Trio
The Night of the 13th Moon

Andrew Lamb Trio
The Casbah of Love

Spinifex
Soufifex

The Oddyssey Quartet
Suite for the End of the Earth

Soul Message Band
Soulful Days

Ran Blake/Claire Ritter
Eclipse Orange

Vijay Iyer/Craig Taborn
The Transitory Poems

Zyklus
Zyklus 1

Only Connect Festival of Sound Reviewed

Source: National Sawdust Log.

For the second time in its recent history, Only Connect, a festival organized with like-minded catholic sensibilities by the forward-looking Norwegian contemporary music organization nyMusikk, invited Volkov to share his expansive worldview. Volkov and nyMusikk artistic director Bjørnar Habbestad assembled a typically diverse and challenging line-up for a three-day cooperation in Stavanger, Norway, May 23-25. Inherent in a program that rejects stylistic boundaries and genre purity is the risk of failure—it comes with the turf in presenting the unknown. Volkov’s messianic glee and open ears provide a unique platform for new sounds and unexpected combinations.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

The Downtown Music Gallery 28th Anniversary Celebrations began on May 1st & Continues!
Every In-store This Summer Helps Celebrate the Spirit of Creative Music Performed Live.

Sunday, June 30th:
6pm: MATT MOTTEL – From Talibam! Rare Solo Set! Mystery guests? Maybe…

Sunday, July 7th:
6pm: RAF VERTESSEN / ANNA WEBBER / ADAM O’FARRILL – Drums / Reeds / Trumpet

Sunday, July 14th:
6pm: NICK LYONS

Sunday, July 21st:
6pm: LARUM Featuring: CHET DOXAS / MICAH FRANK – Woodwinds / Cassette Deck/Electronics

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy. You can check the weekly in-store sets through our Instagram feed

Cafe OTO in July 

Source: Cafe OTO.

MONDAY 1 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
TARTINE DE CLOUS / ALASDAIR ROBERTS / NEIL MCDERMOT (TRIO) + BURD ELLEN (SOLO)

TUESDAY 2 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
IAN NAGOSKI – DON’T LET ME BE LOST TO YOU: EARLY 20TH CENTURY NEAR EASTERN MUSICS IN NEW YORK CITY

WEDNESDAY 3 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
ASTRAL SOCIAL CLUB & GRUMBLING FUR TIME MACHINE ORCHESTRA + SLOMO

THURSDAY 4 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
EDDIE PRÉVOST SOLO LP LAUNCH:
EDDIE PRÉVOST (SOLO) + EDDIE PRÉVOST / JENNIFER ALLUM / MARJOLAINE CHARBIN (TRIO) + DAVID TOOP (FIELD RECORDINGS)

5–7 JULY 2019
MUSICS AND OTHER LIVING CREATURES:
CATHERINE CLOVER – OH! AH AH PREE TRRA TRRA

FRIDAY 5 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
UNPREDICTABLE SERIES PRESENTS TERRY DAY AND FRIENDS:
BLANCA REGINA / PETER CUSACK (DUO) + MAX EASTLEY (SOLO) + TERRY DAY / STEVE BERESFORD (DUO)

SATURDAY 6 JULY 2019, 2PM
MUSICS AND OTHER LIVING CREATURES:
DESIRE LINES: COPPICE AND COMMONLAND

SATURDAY 6 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
YXIMALLOO + LITTER FROG + MALCY DUFF INTRODUCES THE BLOCK OF MILK

SUNDAY 7 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
CHRISTOPHER CHAPLIN & LUMA LUANISCH + A’BEAR + TPM

8–9 JULY 2019
JOSHUA ABRAMS & NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY – TWO-DAY RESIDENCY

WEDNESDAY 10 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
DON THE TIGER + HARRGA + FAR RAINBOW

THURSDAY 11 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
UPSET THE RHYTHM PRESENTS:
NORMIL HAWAIIANS + RATTLE + ERASERS

FRIDAY 12 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
O YUKI CONJUGATE + PSYCHOLOGICAL STRATEGY BOARD + DJS ALEX EGAN (UTTER / PHONICA) & STUART LEATH (EMOTIONAL RESCUE / EMOTIONAL RESPONSE / SACRED SUMMITS)

SUNDAY 14 JULY 2019
PAN PRESENTS:
TUJIKO NORIKO – LIVE PERFORMANCE AND ‘KURO’ FILM SCREENING

SUNDAY 14 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
AKØDE (ALAN WILKINSON / KIM JOHANNESEN / OLA HØYER / DAG ERIK KNEDAL ANDERSEN)

MONDAY 15 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
FPBJPC + BRIGITTE HART

TUESDAY 16 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
RIVERLOAM TRIO (MIKOŁAJ TRZASKA / OLIE BRICE / MARK SANDERS)

WEDNESDAY 17 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
CONFRONT RECORDINGS PRESENT:
JOHN COLTRANE 52ND ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL CONCERT – FEATURING THE ALAN SKIDMORE QUARTET PLUS SPECIAL GUEST ED JONES

THURSDAY 18 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
ROBYN’S ROCKET

FRIDAY 19 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
BABA YAGA’S HUT PRESENTS:
PYE CORNER AUDIO + FATEN KANAAN

SATURDAY 20 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
SAN FRANCISCO GIRLS CHORUS

SUNDAY 21 JULY 2019, 2PM
‘WHERE’S THE FUCKING NOISE?’ – PANEL DISCUSSION CHAIRED BY STRAY LANDINGS – MATINEE

22–24 JULY 2019
MAYA DUNIETZ – THREE-DAY RESIDENCY

THURSDAY 25 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
PETER URPETH TRIO (PETER URPETH / OLIE BRICE / TERRY DAY) PLUS SPECIAL GUEST NTSHUKS BONGA

FRIDAY 26 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
MUSICS AND OTHER LIVING CREATURES:
EVAN PARKER WITH BIRDS (EVAN PARKER / JOHN COXON / ASHLEY WALES / MARK SANDERS) + SEYMOUR WRIGHT PERFORMS ANTHONY BRAXTON’S ‘DOG’

27–28 JULY 2019
WILLIAM PARKER & HAMID DRAKE – TWO-DAY RESIDENCY

29–30 JULY 2019
BODY/HEAD – TWO-DAY RESIDENCY

WEDNESDAY 31 JULY 2019, 7.30PM
DELFINA MUÑOZ DE TORO

Ecstatic Music 10th Season Announced

Source: Ecstatic Music.

Thu, Sep 19 at 7:30 pm
Alarm Will Sound: Donnacha Dennehy’s The Hunger

Sat, Oct 26 at 7:30 pm
Nathalie Joachim & Spektral Quartet: Fanm d’Ayiti

Tue, Jan 28 at 7:30 pm
Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert
Featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars

Sat, Feb 29 at 7:30 pm
Missy Mazzoli & Kelly Moran

Sat, April 18, 8:30 pm
Nadah El Shazly, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh & Faten Kanaan

Sat, Apr 25 at 8:30 pm
Amir ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound
with Hamid Al-Saadi

Sat, May 2 at 8:30 pm
JACK Quartet
Commissions from the Fulcrum Project