Chicago Scene: September 7-14, 2019

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

Saturday, September 7th 2019

3:00PM at the May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N Ravenswood (Free)
Instigation Festival 2019
Instigation Orchestra : Jeff Albert, Haley Fohr, Helen Gillet, Anton Hatwich, Lia Kohl, Steve Marquette, Cyrus Nabipoor, Aurora Nealand, James Singleton, Paul Thibodeaux, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams — music by Katinka Kleijn

Sunday, September 8th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Schnittke’s Piano Quintet : Myra Hinrichs, Dan Galat, Sixto Franco, Kelly Quesada, Shi-An Costello — music by Alfred Schnittke, Frederic Rzewski

Monday, September 9th 2019

7:30PM at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882
Christopher Moore, Mabel Kwan

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

Friday, September 13th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($17-$15)
Carl Stone
Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society, with Lisa Alvarado, Mikel Avery, Ben Boye, Hamid Drake, Ben Lamar Gay, Nick Mazzarella, Jason Stein

Saturday, September 14th 2019

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Thollem McDonas, Matthew Lux, Avreeayl Ra

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