A Handful of Live Shows Coming to Constellation Chicago

Source: Constellation Chicago. JAN 15 FOUR LETTER WORDS 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Peter Margasak writes “Four Letter Words has grown in leaps and bounds, accruing an ever-expanding arsenal of gambits, influences, and techniques while sharpening its focus.” Four Letter Words operates as a collective, leaderless trio, and all three of its members are active members … Continue reading A Handful of Live Shows Coming to Constellation Chicago

AMN Reviews: Mars Williams – Presents An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC (2020; Astral Spirits)

In what has become a twisted tradition, saxophonist Mars Williams puts together groups in various cities late each year to perform his unique variations on mashed up holiday music and free jazz ala Albert Ayler. This release is a double album encompassing Chicago and New York performances from December 2019. In addition to Williams, the … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Mars Williams – Presents An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC (2020; Astral Spirits)

Constellation Chicago Opening for Streamed and Limited In-Person Performances

Source: Constellation Chicago. Jul 31 TATSU AOKI’S THE MIYUMI PROJECT 8:30 PM 11:00 PM The MIYUMI Project is one of the longest standing amalgams, drawing upon the aesthetics of Japanese traditional music and Chicago’s creative jazz and experimental music scene. The presentations are improvised compositions that stem from a conceptual framework for each band member … Continue reading Constellation Chicago Opening for Streamed and Limited In-Person Performances

Chicago Underground Quartet Profiled and New Album Reviewed

Source: Bandcamp Daily. At their core, The Chicago Underground Quartet aren’t really a quartet. Nor are they a trio or duo or even an orchestra, as previous recordings have indicated. They are a map of Chicago’s musical roots—of connections, beginnings, and destinations. They’re a de facto collective of forward-thinking musicians nurtured by—and essential to—the Chicago … Continue reading Chicago Underground Quartet Profiled and New Album Reviewed

Chicago Scene: February 29 – March 6, 2020

This is a weekly overview of live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed. Saturday, February 29th 2020 2:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 (wheelchair-accessible) Annea Lockwood: A Sound Map of the Danube opening reception and talk with Nate Wooley 7:00PM at the Rhythm Room, … Continue reading Chicago Scene: February 29 – March 6, 2020