Chicago Scene: July 29 – August 3, 2019

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

Monday, July 29th 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, July 30th 2019

8:00PM at Slate Arts and Performance, 3203 W North Ave, 847.312.1527 ($10-$5)
Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker, Julian Kirshner
Dave Rempis, Eli Wallace, Tyler Damon

Friday, August 2nd 2019

9:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Rob Mazurek’s Desert Encrypts: Volume 1
Kris Davis, Chad Taylor, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Rob Mazurek

Saturday, August 3rd 2019

8:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Rob Mazurek’s Desert Encrypts: Volume 1
Kris Davis, Chad Taylor, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Rob Mazurek

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/

Bill Bruford’s Earthworks Complete 20CD / 4DVD Boxed Set Released

Source: Earthworks Complete.

Bill Bruford’s ‘Earthworks Complete’ 20 CD / 4 DVD Deluxe Box Set Containing Earthworks’ Entire Catalogue Spanning 20 Years
Now Available! Includes 15 official releases plus previously unreleased and little known material!

A Summerfold Records reissue, Bill Bruford’s ‘Earthworks Complete’ is a spectacular 20CD/4DVD box set of the entire back catalogue across Earthworks’ 20-year career. Includes previously unreleased and little known material.

What’s in the box?

15 titles on 20 CDs and 4 DVDs document the 20 year history from 1987 to 2006 of one of the UK’s brightest, most travelled and best loved young jazz ensembles. Featuring Bill Bruford with Iain Ballamy, Django Bates, Patrick Clahar, Laurence Cottle, Tim Garland, Steve Hamilton, Tim Harries, Mark Hodgson, Mick Hutton, Gwilym Simcock. All audio, visual and print materials compiled and curated by Bill Bruford. Additional original artwork by award-winning illustrator, photographer and filmmaker Dave McKean. Orders via Cherry Red and Burning Shed include a postcard of Dave McKean’s artwork, hand signed by Bill Bruford, while stocks last.

A Beginner’s Guide to Brutal Prog 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

“It was hard to learn, hard to play, and hard to listen to.” That’s how Dave Stewart of the British band Egg described progressive rock, the high-minded genre that emerged in the late 1960s, and peaked into the mainstream—think Yes, Genesis, and Rush—in the following decade. As such groups grew to value technical prowess, extended suites, and fantasy narratives, prog became a pariah, part of the rock pomposity that punk reacted to.

But there were parts of prog that were pretty punk—the parts that Dave Weigel, author of The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock, calls “conflicting attitudes, discordant instrumentation, and jerky rhythms.” In the ‘00s, some underground rock bands locked onto these elements, taking cues from the early work of prog groups like King Crimson and Magma. The result was a harsher, more visceral strain, one that The Flying Luttenbachers’ Weasel Walter coined as “brutal prog.”

Cafe OTO in August

Source: London’s Cafe OTO.

THURSDAY 1 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
JOZEF VAN WISSEM

FRIDAY 2 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
POLYPHONIC ASSEMBLAGE PRESENTS:
HYPERSTITION DUO EP LAUNCH + ICEBOY VIOLET + HARD ON YARN SOURDONK COMMUNION + ANS M

SATURDAY 3 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
NYEGE NYEGE PRESENTS:
KAMPIRE + OTIM ALPHA

SUNDAY 4 AUGUST 2019, 2PM
SCHOOL OF HYPNOSIS PRESENTS IN C BY TERRY RILEY – MATINEE

SUNDAY 4 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
JOSHUA BURKETT + ED YAZIJIAN + JON COLLIN

MONDAY 5 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
THE JADID SERIES:
VALID TRACTOR + ELECTRO-PHONIC ART TRIO

TUESDAY 6 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
RESTERECORDS PRESENTS:
AIN BAILEY + JOCKEL LIESS + ADAM MATSCHULAT

WEDNESDAY 7 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
ENTR’ACTE PRESENTS:
NATIVE INSTRUMENT + JON DOE ONE + DJ CAMP DAVID

THURSDAY 8 AUGUST 2019, 7PM
TONY BROOKS – EXHIBITION + PERFORMANCES BY MEMBERS OF HEADWAY EAST LONDON + BILLY STEIGER + TOM WHEATLEY

FRIDAY 9 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
POLE + KIRK BARLEY

SATURDAY 10 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
ADAM BOHMAN: BY BIRO AND UMBRELLA SPRING – FILM SCREENING + SECLUDED BRONTE + ADRIAN NORTHOVER / SUE LYNCH / TOM SCOTT (TRIO)

SUNDAY 11 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
LUCAS ABELA (AKA JUSTICE YELDHAM) + MARIAM REZAEI + TOM WHEATLEY – MACHINE BASS

MONDAY 12 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
RAGNHILD MAY & KRISTOFFER RAASTED + JOE BEEDLES

TUESDAY 13 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
HUGH METCALFE GUITAR QUINTET – HUGH METCALFE + JIM LEBAIGUE GUITAR QUINTET: TIM CROWTHER, GRAHAME PAINTING, MALCOLM BRUCE, MARK HEWINS + GARY SUBASSA

WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
THE JADID SERIES:
MY HAT ON PARDON (PAT THOMAS / ROGER TURNER / ALEX WARD)

THURSDAY 15 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
CAFE OTO AND EXTRA NORMAL RECORDS PRESENT A CONTRA POP FESTIVAL PRIMER:
OVAL + ELEPHANT HOUSE + CONTRA POP DJS

FRIDAY 16 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
JOHN BUTCHER / MARK SANDERS / JOHN EDWARDS (TRIO)

SATURDAY 17 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
PORTALS EDITIONS SHOWCASE
MARIA W HORN + MATS ERLANDSSON + ROBERTO CRIPPA + TUUM

SUNDAY 18 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
STRANGE UMBRELLAS #24

MONDAY 19 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
DAVE SMITH 70TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT WITH JOHN TILBURY + IAN MITCHELL

TUESDAY 20 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
ARHAI + CIGDEM ASLAN & TAHIR PALALI

WEDNESDAY 21 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
UNPREDICTABLE SERIES PRESENTS:
AV NIGHT W/ MATT BLACK / BLANCA REGINA / REUBEN SUTHERLAND + KIREME + RESOLUTION

FRIDAY 23 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
KEVIN RICHARD MARTIN

SATURDAY 24 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
TRESTLE RECORDS PRESENTS: ONE DAY BAND LIVE:
KULJIT BHAMRA / EVELYN GLENNIE / CHARLES HAYWARD + SAM BESTE / BEANIE BHEBHE / BEX BURCH

SUNDAY 25 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
WILLIAM TYLER + HEATHER WOODS BRODERICK

MONDAY 26 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
JESSIKA KENNEY & EYVIND KANG

TUESDAY 27 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
ILAN VOLKOV / CHARLES ROSS / YONI SILVER / MAAYAN FRANCO / CRYSTABEL RILEY + ILAN VOLKOV & MARK HARWOOD (DJ)

WEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
MUSICS AND OTHER LIVING CREATURES:
DAVID TOOP – OTHER CREATURES, ENTITIES AND FAINT BEINGS

29–30 AUGUST 2019
LOUIS MOHOLO-MOHOLO’S FIVE BLOKES (LOUIS MOHOLO-MOHOLO / JASON YARDE / JOHN EDWARDS / ALEXANDER HAWKINS / SHABAKA HUTCHINGS) – TWO-DAY RESIDENCY

SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2019, 7.30PM
ARMAND HAMMER

The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Source: The Squid’s Ear.

Jason Alder / Thanos Chrysakis / Caroline Kraabel / Yoni Silver – Music for Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinets & Electronics (Aural Terrains)

Christopher Fox – Topophony (hat[now]ART)

Jean-Luc Guionnet / Dan Warburton / Eric La Casa – Metro Pre saint-Gervais (Swarming)

The Remote Viewers – November Sky (Remote Viewers)