Source: Chicago Reader.
Last year, when COVID restrictions made concerts in front of audiences impossible, the first Catalytic Sound Festival happened strictly online. This year, between October 1 and 31, the second annual festival takes place in Vienna, Austria; Trondheim, Norway; three cities in the Netherlands; and three cities in the U.S., specifically New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. You can buy access to festival streams from the Catalytic Sound Bandcamp page, but almost every event is also open to in-person audiences, subject to the COVID-prevention protocols of each locale. The Chicago event takes place on three nights (October 14, 16, and 17) at Elastic Arts, and each date features three sets.