Chicago Scene: December 9-15, 2018

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed. Sunday, December 9th 2018 8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15) Dal Niente Presents Ammie Brod — music by Alejandro Acierto, Lisa Atkinson, Jacob Sudol, LJ White, Katherine Pukinskis Monday, December 10th 2018 9:00PM at … Continue reading Chicago Scene: December 9-15, 2018

Chicago Scene: December 1-7, 2018

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed. Saturday, December 1st 2018 7:30PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10) (wheelchair-accessible) Mars Williams Presents: An Ayler Xmas Witches & Devils : Mars Williams, Josh Berman, Jim Baker, Krzysztof Pabian, Kent Kessler, Brian … Continue reading Chicago Scene: December 1-7, 2018

Ammie Brod’s Experimental Concert for Solo Viola Comes to Chicago, Milwaukee, Other Cities

Source: Strings Magazine. “Life is fleeting and transformation to another state is inevitable.” This is the underlying concept of Memento Mori, a series of new works for solo viola featuring Ensemble Dal Niente violist Ammie Brod. This quest to stop time as well as welcome its unrelenting ongoingness will include new pieces by five composers, … Continue reading Ammie Brod’s Experimental Concert for Solo Viola Comes to Chicago, Milwaukee, Other Cities

Chicago Scene: November 24 – December 1, 2018

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed. Saturday, November 24th 2018 8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10) Jason Roebke, Josh Berman, Ben Lamar Gay Monday, November 26th 2018 9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim … Continue reading Chicago Scene: November 24 – December 1, 2018

To Save or not to Save Chicago’s Hideout

Source: Chicago Tribune. What’s all this fuss about saving the Hideout? It’s the little bar that’s standing its ground amid a rising $5 billion tide of corporate buildings and music venues that are supposed to transform Lincoln Yards, a once largely overlooked pocket of land in Chicago’s North Branch industrial corridor, a few blocks east … Continue reading To Save or not to Save Chicago’s Hideout

Chicago Scene: November 17-24, 2018

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed. Saturday, November 17th 2018 7:00PM at the Logan Center Performance Penthouse, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS The Bridge #15 Josh Berman, Jason Stein, Didier Petit, Edward Perraud 8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton … Continue reading Chicago Scene: November 17-24, 2018

Pitchfork Midwinter 2018 in Chicago

Source: Pitchfork Midwinter 2018. This takes place February 15-17. Friday 2/15 Slowdive DJ Koze William Basinski The Disintegration Loops with the Chicago Philharmonic Mykki Blanco Mount Eerie Yves Tumor Sudan Archives Baba Stiltz Special Guest TBA Saturday 2/16 Kamasi Washington Panda Bear Tortoise TNT 21st Anniversary Performance Deerhunter Grouper Jlin serpentwithfeet William Basinski Solo Performance … Continue reading Pitchfork Midwinter 2018 in Chicago

AMN Reviews: Soft Machine in Chicago, October 21, 2018

Soft Machine played at Reggies in Chicago as part of Progtoberfest IV. David Ashcraft was there to enjoy the show and learn a little more about the band’s history. The last time that Soft Machine played in the US it was 1974, Allan Holdsworth was holding down the guitar chair, and Mike Ratledge was still … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Soft Machine in Chicago, October 21, 2018

Art Ensemble of Chicago and Mary Halvorson at Berlin JazzFest

Source: Jazzwise. The Grand Opening night operated a seven-hour timetable with multiple choices, which might have been frustrating on one level, but also magnified the vitality of the evening, with cross-current crowds and extreme musical contrasts. Two of the strongest themes involved artists identified with Chicago (even if many of them eventually fled to NYC), … Continue reading Art Ensemble of Chicago and Mary Halvorson at Berlin JazzFest