Los Angeles / SoCal Scene

Art LandeFrom The Getty

Friday, January 20, 7pm
The Getty Center presents, as a part of the “Pacific Standard Time” initiative, Kalpa and the LAFMS Shoe Ensemble. Kalpa performers include Butoh master Oguri, leading a small company of dancers; musician and composer Yuval Ron, who creates an aural environment with a combination of live and recorded music; and sounds featuring harmonica player Tetsuya Nakamaura. Following the performance of Kalpa, the LAFMS Shoe ensemble, comprised of many of the core members of the Los Angeles Free Music Society, including Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Joseph Hammer, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, and Vetza. The artists play a series of duets that seamlessly morph from musician to musician, exposing a constantly evolving palette of musical voices. The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., West Los Angeles | Free, reservations required call (310) 440-7300, parking is $10

From the wulf

Friday, January 20, 8pm
the wulf presents “Lessons I’ve Learned from Tammy Wynette”, an evening of solo and small chamber compositions from the 1960s and 70s about break-ups and make-ups, curated by April Guthrie. This concert will feature music by Karl H. Berger, Luciano Berio, David Koblitz, Barbara Kolb, and Elisabeth Lutyens and includes interludes of peculiar arrangements of Tammy Wynette songs, performed by Stephanie Aston, April Guthrie, Moira Smiley, and Christine Tavolacci. the wulf, 1026 South Santa Fe Ave. #203, downtown Los Angeles | Free, donations accepted

From Jacaranda – music at the edge

Saturday, January 21, 7:30pm
Jacaranda presents “Ring around the Moon” concert, featuring music by Kaija Saariaho, Toru Takemitsu, Henri Dutilleux, and Chinary Ung.
The Performers include Gloria Cheng (piano), Jonathan Moerschel (viola), Eric Byers (cello), Michael Kudirka (guitar), the Lyris Quartet, Elissa Johnston (soprano), Kathleen Roland (soprano), Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble, and Mark Alan Hilt (conductor). First Pres of Santa Monica, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica | $35, $15 students

From FaceBook

Saturday, January 21, 8pm
The Third Annual San Diego Guitar Show happens this Saturday, featuring Bill Orcutt (Harry Pussy), Rob Crow (Pinback, Mission:Valley), Bill Wesley (Array Orchestra), Sam Lopez (Zsa Zsa Gabor), Jon Calzo (DJ Tenshun, Skrapez), Aaron Legrow (Dead Animal Mod, California Bleeding), and The League of Assholes featuring Marcelo Radulovich, Bobby Bray, Frank Melendez and Randy Chiurazzi. The Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego | $6

From FaceBook

Saturday, January 21, 8pm
Fais Do Do proudly presents Accordion Babes Revue – Los Angeles Winter 2012 Edition, is a night of diverse musical revelry celebrating the accordion, featuring Accordion Babe Pinup Calendar girls Mrs. Hobbs of Ketchup Soup, Renee de la Prade, and Amber Lee Baker. This is the fourth indie release of the provocative, girl-powered, ultimate tribute to the squeeze box, created by Renee de la Prade. The Accordion Babes Album & Pinup Calendar is sultry, sexy, sassy, silly, sweet, and impassioned. The women are not only beautiful, they are damn fine musicians, playing one of the world’s greatest instruments. The evening’s audience will be enchanted by three calendar girls and will be joined by a multi-musical line-up from the alternative accordion scene that has colored Los Angeles music in recent years. From blues to punk, experimental to jazz, Latin to gypsy, Bulgarian to Klezmer, opera to cabaret—this ain’t your grandfather’s accordion music! The evening’s festivities will include performances by Count Smokula, Danny Kopel, Cat Hair Ensemble, Rattlesnake Charm School, Salt Petal, Demonite Na Khaosa, Ketchup Soup, AK & Her Kalashnikovs, Renee de la Prade, Timur & the Dime Museum, Amber Lee Baker, Seeing Thingz, Dorian Wood, 2-Bit Opera, princessFrank & the Killsisters, Amy Denio Trio, and The Shpil. Fais Do Do, 5253 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles | $10 advanced, $15 at the door

From CalArts

Saturday, January 21, 8pm
CalArts presents a rare collaboration and appearance in L.A. by two jazz legends, Art Lande and Albert “Tootie” Heath! Both musicians are cultural treasures, having worked with many of the greatest artists in jazz history. The first set will be a four movement piece by four different pianists. Performers include faculty and alumni of CalArts: Art Lande, David Roitstein, Cathlene Pineda, and Rory Cowal. The second set will be a dedication to Eddie Marshall, a dear friend of Art Lande and Tootie Heath. Lande and Heath will play some free improv, some standards, and some of Marshall’s music. California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Pkwy., Valencia | Free

From FaceBook

Saturday, January 21, 8:30pm
TIME LAPSE & GUTTER TRUNK Present : A Night of The Machines III, with live performances by BIZZART, Eyes Of March, Secta Erah, Dracula Spacecraft, Igor Amokian, Big Epoch, and HMS Collective, with New Art by Tawee Kiva. , 16000 Strathern St. #102, Van Nuys | $5 byob

From FaceBook

Saturday, January 21, 8:30pm
Fab’s Corner Cucina presents the Joe Bartone Ambient Quartet, featuring Joe Bartone (guitar), Brandon Schmidt (bass), Kyle O’Donnel (tenor sax), Mike Lockwood (drums). Fab’s Corner Cucina, 4336 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks |

From FaceBook

Sunday, January 22, 8pm
Open Gate Theatre and the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock present Voices Unwound: a concert of vocal exploration, featuring Odeya Nin (voice), Robert Een (voice, cello), Will Salmon (voice, flute), and Antony DiGennaro (prepared guitar). Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock | $10 / $5 seniors, students, series performers

From MetalJazz

Tuesday, January 24, 9:30pm/11:30pm
Postfusion-funky Ohm guitarist Chris Poland may be best known for his ’80s Megadeth trailblazing, but he started as a jazzbo, and he’s versatile enough to be juicing the late set with PolCat, a quartet featuring the truly outstanding Chicago gutjazz saxist Frank Catalano. the Baked Potato, 3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Studio City | $20

From MetalJazz

Thursday, January 26, 10:30pm
Lap-steel guitarist Paul Lacques and Double Naught Spy Car are taking the checkered flag on their Thursday surf & crank instrumental residency, not just a pit stop — draining the oil, canceling the insurance, and that’s more than enough automotive metaphors. Taix Restaurant, 1911 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake | Free

San Francisco Bay Area Scene

John Cage

From Bay Improviser

Thursday, January 19, 8pm
Bay Area creative jazz double header with Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch and the Nathan Clevenger Group. Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch features Aaron Bennett (tenor sax), John Finkbeiner (electric guitar), Vijay Anderson (drums), and Lisa Mezzacappa (acoustic bass). Nathan Clevenger Group features Aaron Novik (clarinets), Kasey Knudsen (alto & tenor sax), Evan Francis (tenor sax, flute), Sam Bevan (bass), Jon Arkin (drums), and Nathan Clevenger (compositions, guitar). Viracocha, 998 Valencia St., San Francisco | $10

Thursday, January 19, 8pm
OutSound presents the Luggage Store New Music Series, at 8pm is Marana Jocund, a free-hardcore (‘outrock’) unit, featuring Will Redmond (electric guitar), Rob Pumpelly (drums), and Megan McKearney (visuals). At 9pm, the free jazz noise of Key West takes the stage, featuring Brian Pedersen (saxes), Sung Kim (the fawn), Dave Dupuis (upright bass), Jason Ricci (drums), and Rent Romus (saxes). Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (@ 6th St.), San Francisco | $6-10 sliding

Friday, January 20, 7:30pm
The Meridian Gallery Music Series presents San Francisco artist Bill Fontana, known internationally for his pioneering experiments in sound art. Fontana will play short videos, sound recordings and show photos of his work that has been exhibited throughout the world. The event will culminate in a surround sound performance of two spectacular pieces: Kirribilli Wharf (1976), a pioneering 8 channel sound sculpture realized in 1976 for the Australian Broadcasting Commission and last presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1985 and Speeds of Time (2004 and 2008) which had been a live sound sculpture with Big Ben (London). Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., San Francisco | $10-20

Friday, January 20, 7:30pm
Turquoise Yantra Grotto presents the best of analog and digital invented instrument worlds with Tom Nunn’s & Paul Winstanley’s new duo + the latest incarnation of Tim Thompson’s computer-controlled Space Palette straight from Burning Man & dorkbot-61. Tix by advance reservation only. To reserve, send an email to joe (at) joelasqo.com, and he’ll confirm and send location and details. (Please note in case of allergies: Birds are present in the venue). | $12-15

Friday, January 20, 8pm
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival is America’s only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space, with three distinct evenings of classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 25 local and international composers. Hear members of the SF Tape Music Collective, along with guest composers, shape the sound live over a pristine surround system consisting of 16+ high-end loudspeakers while the audience is seated in complete darkness. Friday evening’s program will include pieces by John Cage, Luc Ferrari, Maggi Payne (Berkeley), Jacob Felix Heule (San Francisco), Thom Blum (San Francisco), Cliff Caruthers (Oakland), Matthew Barnard (UK), Orestis Karamanlis (Greece), Émilie Payeur (Montréal), and an 1859 Phonautogram by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1817-1879). ODC Dance Theatre, 3153 17th St. (at Shotwell), San Francisco | $15 [$8]

Friday, January 20, 8pm
The long-awaited debut album “Tales From the Land of Lawson” is finally being released! Limited edition handmade physical copies of the album will be available for $10 each. The album is being released by the new Seattle-based creative music label Table and Chairs. Lawson will be comprised of Jacob Zimmerman (alto sax), Theo Padouvas (trumpet), Cory Wright (tenor sax), Rob Ewing (trombone), Michael Coleman (keyboard), Dan VanHassel (keyboard), Dan Good (electronics, trumpet) with special guest Jem Fanvu (voice). There will be an opening set by Zunu, featuring Zeina Nasr (voice, guitar) and Alex Vittum (drums/synthesizer). Swarm Gallery, 560 Second St., Oakland | $10 suggested donation

Saturday, January 21, 8pm
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival is America’s only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space, with three distinct evenings of classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 25 local and international composers. Hear members of the SF Tape Music Collective, along with guest composers, shape the sound live over a pristine surround system consisting of 16+ high-end loudspeakers while the audience is seated in complete darkness. Saturday evening’s program will include pieces by John Cage (1912-1992), The Beatles (1957-1970), Raymond Scott (1908-1994) with Jim Henson (1936-1990), Kristin Miltner (Oakland), Joseph Anderson (UK), Christopher Burns (Milwaukee), Matt Ingalls (Oakland), Martin Bédard (Montréal), Christopher Swithinbank (UK), and an 1859 Phonautogram by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1817-1879). ODC Dance Theatre, 3153 17th St. (at Shotwell), San Francisco | $15 [$8]

Sunday, January 22, 8pm
The Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) presents Myra Melford (piano), Han Bennink (drums), and Mary Oliver (violin) in concert. More information is available here. CNMAT, 1750 Arch St., Berkeley | $10, $5 students/seniors

Sunday, January 22, 8pm
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival is America’s only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space, with three distinct evenings of classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 25 local and international composers. Hear members of the SF Tape Music Collective, along with guest composers, shape the sound live over a pristine surround system consisting of 16+ high-end loudspeakers while the audience is seated in complete darkness. Sunday evening’s program will include pieces by John Cage (1912-1992), Milton Babbitt (1916-2011), Rubber (() Cement (San Francisco), Adam Basanta (Montréal), Dan Joseph (New York), Stelios Manousakis (Seattle/Greece), Alexander Schubert (Germany), John Young (UK), and an 1859 Phonautogram by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1817-1879). ODC Dance Theatre, 3153 17th St. (at Shotwell), San Francisco | $15 [$8]Sunday, January 22, 9pm
The Subterranean Arthouse presents a triple bill with Joey Molinaro (NYC solo acoustic grindcore violin, foot percussion), Moe! Staiano
(SF improvised found percussionist, formerly of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum), and Arkham SubUnit, featuring Rent Romus (saxophones), Karl Evangelista (guitar), Bob Marsh (bass, electronics), and Philip Everett (drums). Subterranean Arthouse, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley | $10-15

San Francisco Bay Area Scene

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From Bay Improviser

Thursday, January 12, 8pm
OutSound presents the Luggage Store New Music Series, this week featuring David I. Katz (a cappella, solo vocal improvisation) at 8pm, and Los Angeles based composer/vocalist/performance artist Odeya Nini, performing “A Solo Voice” at 9pm. Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (@ 6th St.), San Francisco | $6-10 sliding

Friday, January 13, 8:30pm
Nate Wooley, trumpeter from NYC, will visit the Bay Area and reacquaint with Fred Frith and perform for the first time with Aram Shelton, Kanoko Nishi, Jason Hoopes, and Jordan Glenn. The night will feature three short sets: two trios and a sextet. Trio groupings will features Wooley, Frith and Glenn; Shelton, Nishi and Hoopes. All six will combine in a new long form composition by Shelton. Nate Wooley (trumpet), Fred Frith (guitar), Aram Shelton (saxophone), Kanoko Nishi (koto), Jason Hoopes (bass), Jordan Glenn (drums). Subterranean Art House, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley | $10-15 sliding

Saturday, January 14, 7:30pm
Meridian Music presents a new electro-acoustic trio featuring, ex-pat living in Italy, Morgan Craft (electric guitar and electronics), Marshall Trammell (percussion), and Zachary Watkins (electronics). This debut collaboration will highlight the trio’s mutual concerns via an improvised performance setting. Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., San Francisco | $10 general, $5 students/seniors

Sunday, January 15, 7:30pm
OutSound presents the SIMM Series, this week featuring, at 7:30, Time Is Not Now Money, with Lorin Benedict (voiceophone), Scott R. Looney (piano), Bishu Chatterjee (bass), Bryan Bowman (drums), and special guest Kasey Knudsen (alto saxophone). At 8:30, Lewis Jordan (alto and baritone saxophone, poetry) will perform with Karl Evangelista (guitar), Richard Saunders (bass), and Marshall Trammell (drums). Musicians Union Hall, 116 9th St. (@ Mission), San Francisco | $10/$8

Tuesday, January 17, 8pm
Yoshi’s Oakland presents the Del Sol String Quartet. The San Francisco based Del Sol String Quartet, two-time winner of the top Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, is breaking the boundaries of classical music in riveting performances of new music with a global pulse, featuring Kate Stenberg, Rick Shinozaki, Charlton Lee and Kathryn Bates Williams. Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland | $20

Tuesday, January 17, 9pm
The Hemlock Tavern presents a triple-set evening of adventurous music, with SHAKEN FLESH, MARANA JOCUND, and HECKLER. Shaken Flesh features Rent Romus (reeds), Michael Coleman (synths), Karl Evangelista (guitar), and Jordan Glenn (drums, composition). Marana Jocund is Rob Pumpelly (drums), Will Redmond (guitar), and Megan McKearney-Inciardi (visuals). Heckler features Jacob Felix Heule (drums), Karl Evangelista (guitar), and Matt Chandler (bass). Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., San Francisco | $6

Los Angeles / SoCal Scene

Amy Denio

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From FaceBook:

Saturday, January 7, 8:30pm
Fab’s Corner Cucina proudly presents the Joe Bartone Ambient Quartet, featuring Joe Bartone (guitar), Trevor Steer (Moog, keys), Mike Lockwood (drums), and Kyle O’Donnel (tenor sax). Fab’s Corner Cucina, 4336 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks | more info here

Sunday, January 8, 7pm
Open Gate Theatre Sunday Series and the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock present the Vinny Golia Sextet and The Curiosities. Vinny’s sextet features Vinny Golia (woodwinds), Daniel Rosenboom (trumpet), Gavin Templeton (alto sax), Alex Noice (electric guitar), Jon Armstrong (bass guitar), and Andrew Lessman (drums). The Curiosities is comprised of Seattle-based Amy Denio (multi-instrumentals, vocals, performance art), Emily Hay (flute, vocals), NYC-based Lucio Menegnon (guitar), Brad Dutz (drums), and Kio Griffith (video art). Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, Los Angeles | $10/students, seniors, and series performers half price.

From Monday Evening Concerts

Monday, January 9, 8pm
Monday Evening Concerts presents one of the most extraordinary works to come out of Vienna in recent years, Klaus Lang’s einfalt. stille. (“simplicity. quiet.”), offering a mesmerizing hour-long venture through cloudscapes of sound created by flute, female voice, viola, and percussion. The performance features a rare appearance by the astonishing Russian singer Natalia Pschenitschnikova, as well as Andrew McIntosh (viola), Jonathan Hepfer (percussion), and Alice Teyssier (flute). Colburn School, Zipper Concert Hall, 200 South Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles | $27, $12 students, tickets available here

From Santa Barbara New Music Series

Thursday, January 12, 8pm
The Santa Barbara New Music Series presents “Call and Response” and the C#4. “Call and Response” is a program that features Dottie Grossman (poems), Michael Vlatkovich (trombone), and Rich West (drums, percussion). The C#4 ensemble brings together Charles Sharp (reeds), Anthony Shadduck (bass), Jeff Schwartz (bass), and Trevor Andries (drums), along with a guest appearance by Rich West (percussion). Muddy Waters Cafe, 508 East Haley St., Santa Barbara | $8

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    Taran’s Free Jazz Hour, Podcast 01/2012

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    From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour, podcast 01/2012:

    new artists
    pitch, rythm & consciousness: Tony Jones (tenor sax), Charles Burnham (violin), Kenny Wollesen (drums).

    barnyard records
    at somewhere there: Evan Parker (tenor saxophone), Joe Sorbara (drums, percussion), Wes Neal (bass).

    year of the boar: AIMToronto Orchestra, line up here

    halcyon science: Nicole Rampersaud (trumpet), Evan Shaw (alto, baritone sax), Jean Martin (drums, laptop and trumaphone), Tomasz Krakowiak (percussion), Wes Neal (bass).

    cleanfeed
    baloni: Frantz Loriot (viola), Joachim Badenhorst (clarinet), Pascal Niggenkemper (bass).

    frog leg logic: Hank Roberts (cello), James Zollar (trumpet), Marty Ehrlich (alto sax), Michael Sarin (drums).

    oneiros: Gonçalo Almeida (bass), Greg Smith (drums), Susana Santos Silva (trumpet).

    evil rabbit
    modern primitive: Jan Klare (alto sax, clarinet, flute), Jeff Platz (guitar), Meinrad Kneer (double bass), Bill Elgart (drums).

    peaux d’ames: Geraldine Laurent (sax), Olivier Benoit (guitar), Nicolas Mahieux (double bass), Jacques Mahieux (drums), Jeremie Ternoy (Fender Rhodes).

    jakob bro
    time: Lee Konitz (alto sax), Bill Frisell (guitar) Jakob Bro (guitar), Thomas Morgan (bass).

    red dispersion
    live at the freebop: Aaron Standon (sax, guitar), Pete Brandt (double bass), Steve Harris (drums).

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      San Francisco Bay Area Scene

      From Bay Improviser:

      Thursday, January 5, 8pm
      OutSound presents Luggage Store New Music Series, featuring Elise Baldwin (electronics) at 8pm, and John Krausbauer (electronics) at 9pm. Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (@ 6th Street), San Francisco | $6-10

      Friday, January 6, 7pm
      Explorist International presents Free Jazz Friday with KWS GROUP and Mikey Yedda, and The Angelicals. The KWS Group features Jay Korber (nuttiness), Kevin Woodruff (wackiness), R.L. Sutherland (zaniness), with special guest Mikey Yedda (mikeyyeddaness). The Angelicals brings together Karl Evangelista (guitar), Michael Dale (saxophone), and Bob Marsh (cello, bass). More information is available here. Explorist International, 3174 24th St., San Francisco | FREE

      Friday, January 6, 8pm
      Studio 1510 presents a two-set evening of adventurous music with the Dutch alto saxophonist, Jorrit Dijkstra and local guests. Set 1 pairs Jorrit Dijkstra (sax, lyricon) with Philip Greenlief (sax). Joining Jorrit Dijkstra for Set 2 will be Scott R. Looney (hyperpiano) and Kjell Nordeson (percussion). Studio 1510, 1510 8th St., Oakland | $6-10 sliding

      Saturday, January 7, 5pm
      Mutual Aid Project and Omiiroo Art Gallery present, Decolonizing The Imagination: Arts Practicum & Exhibition. This Creative Music trio of men of color offers, for public forum, an exhibition of the decolonizing and compositional practices that have developed since 2009. The program will include an exhibition, with our project description, and analysis of our practicum and applied methodology, as well as facilitated discussions with the audience and a final performance featuring Tracy Hui (guitar), Nick Obando (alto saxophone), and Marshall Trammell (percussion). Omiiroo Art Gallery, 400 14th St. (@ Franklin St.), downtown Oakland | donations accepted

      Saturday, January 7, 8pm
      The Temescal Art Center brings THE UNCOMFORTABLE ZONES OF FUN. Do you dare to be in experiments in experience/participation performance? Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor. Temescal Art Center, 511 48th St., Oakland | Free, but donations are encouraged

      Sunday, January 8, 8pm
      OpenSound West presents an evening of improvised music: Archer Spade meets Ueno/Ingalls. Archer Spade is a collaboration between composer/performers Dan Blacksberg and Nick Millevoi that seeks to broaden the repertoire of new music and re-imagine the possibilities for their respective instruments of trombone and electric guitar. The duo of Ken Ueno (vocals) and Matt Ingalls (clarinet) bring together an arsenal of extended techniques for an experience that defies classical expectations of sounds that can be made on voice and clarinet. CNMAT, 1750 Arch St., Berkeley | $10 general, $5 students and seniors

      Tuesday, January 10, 6:30pm
      Tuesdays at Tom’s Place presents 2+2 and Libertas. 2+2 is Phillip Greenlief (sax), Jon Raskin (sax), Tom Djll (trumpet), and Nate Wooley (trumpet). Libertas is Tom Greisser (sax), Liz Byrne (electronics), and Wade Driver (percussion). Tuesdays at Tom’s Place, 3111 Deakin St., Berkeley | Free (donation requested)

      Tuesday, January 10, 9pm
      Active Music Series Presents a night of Noisy Free Improvisation with the duo of Randy Lee Sutherland (alto sax) and Julia Mazawa (turntable), and the Coleman / Mendoza / Shelton / Wick / Heule ensemble: Michael Coleman (keyboards), Ava Mendoza (guitar), Aram Shelton (saxophone), Jacob Wick (trumpet), and Jacob Felix Heule (drums). Uptown Nightclub, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland | donations encouraged

      Wednesday, January 11, 9pm
      The Light A Fire series returns to the Oakland Cafe Revolution with three sets of intergenre experimental music featuring Grex, Luke Westbrook, and Reconnaissance Fly. Grex is Karl A.D. Evangelista (guitar, vox, etc.) and Margaret Rei Scampavia (keys, winds, vox, etc.); Luke Westbrook works with a talented core of musicians he has helped to connect over the years to bring creative music forward; Reconnaissance Fly brings together the composers Chris Broderick, Amar Chaudhary, Polly Moller, Larry The O, and Tim Walters. Cafe Revolution, 1612 7th St., Oakland | donations accepted

      Los Angeles / SoCal Scene

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      From the wulf:

      Friday, December 16, 8pm
      the wulf, a space dedicated to experimental arts, presents Burdocks, Stones, Sticks: a concert of three works of Christian Wolff for a large ensemble, curated by Christine Tavolacci. The performers include Ezra Buchla, Archie Carey, Carolyn Chen, Eric km Clark, Daniel Corral, Corey Fogel, April Guthrie, Orin Hildestad, Anna Inuzuka, Mari, Adam Overton, and Laura Steenberge. the wulf, 1026 South Santa Fe Ave. #203, downtown Los Angeles | Free, donations accepted.

      From OCCCA.org:

      Saturday, December 17, 3pm
      The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and URCK Records present the Santa Ana Noise Festival III, featuring music by Phog Masheen, Cold Grey Eye, AstroNovazz, Jesus is Dead, +DOG+, D!&P¡ , SISSISTERS, Concrete Shiva, Ain Soph Aur, Sloppy Cock, Endometrium Cuntplow, Yuko Imada, Six Mystic Points, XSXCXEXBX, The Black Scorpio Underground. There will be a Pot Luck so bring some grub, a Noise Swap meet so bring music and gear to trade/sell, and Noise artists bring your art for display. DJ and visual projections will be had, as well. OCCCA (located in the Santa Ana Artist Village), 117 North Sycamore, Santa Ana | Free, bring food for Pot Luck.

      From FaceBook:

      Saturday, December 17, 7pm
      (the) Handbag Factory presents An Evening of Sound Servitude, featuring Bastard Noise (Artz and Wood), Winters In Osaka (from Chicago), Actuary, Bacteria Cult, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Amps For Christ. (the) Handbag Factory, 1336 S. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles | $5

      From Beyond Baroque:

      Monday, December 19, 8pm
      Beyond Baroque hosts Festival Eternal Tour and Ensemble Vide in their production, Deserting Las Vegas, an experimental performance with music, text and dance, in one prologue and four acts, for six performers. Deserting Las Vegas is a project bringing together musicians, dancers, singers, artists and intellectuals. The booklet and the music have been written for this occasion. The performance presents itself as a work in progress, involving the interpreters in the process of creation. Freely inspired by Bertold Brecht’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, this piece stages characters in search of meaning, torn between their contradictory desires to think, entertain themselves and make money. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, Los Angeles | $7

      From Molly Malones:

      Monday, December 19, 9pm
      Molly Malones presents an evening of unique and original music by Drawing Caves, AK and her Kalashnikovs, and PLOTZ!. AK and her Kalashnikovs features Alissa Kueker (vocals, violin), Sebastian Steinberg (upright bass), princessFrank (percussion), Jake Bluenote (guitar, mando, banjo), Isaac Shankler (accordion), Danny Graziani (violin). PLOTZ! features Daniel Rosenboom (trumpets), Gavin Templeton (saxophones), Brian Walsh (clarinets, saxophones), Jake Vossler (guitar), Orest Balaban (bass), Austin Wrinkle (drums). Molly Malones, 575 South Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles | $8

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      San Francisco Bay Area Scene

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      From Bay Improviser:

      Thursday, December 15, 8pm
      OutSound presents the Luggage Store New Music Series with guest curation by Josh Allen in an evening of duos, entitled Batterie and Brutality, featuring Phillip Greenlief (saxophone) and Spirit (percussion), and Josh Allen (saxophone) and Mark Miller (drums, vocals).  Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (@ 6th Street), San Francisco | $6-10 sliding

      Friday, December 16, 8pm
      Inter-Relations presents, The Uncomfortable Zones of Fun, experiments in experience/participation performance. Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor. Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th St., Oakland | FREE – donations accepted

      Friday, December 16, 8pm
      The Berkeley Arts Festival presents BLOOD WEDDING. Blood Wedding is Danishta Rivero (vocals, digital processing) and Chuck Johnson (steel guitar, modular synth) – Come if you dig: just intonation, noise, heterodyning, doom, hyperobjects, duende, difference tone synthesis. Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Ave., Berkeley | $10-20 sliding

      From FaceBook:

      Saturday, December 17, 7pm
      The Old Soul Holiday Benefit Concert for the Sacramento Food Bank will feature music by: Electropoetic Coffee, Harley White Jr., Amy Reed and Ross Hammond, Josh Fernandez, Ian McGlone, The Inversions. Old Soul Coffee, Alley location, 1716 L St. (rear alley), Sacramento | $10 or food/clothing donation, info here.

      From Bay Improviser:

      Saturday, December 17, 7:30pm
      The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents, as part of their FROM MUPPETS TO METAL: MUSIC MOVIES series, John Zorn: A Film in 15 Scenes. Cinema has inspired some of composer and artist John Zorn’s greatest works and deeply informed his artistic development. For this project, Zorn reached out to four acclaimed filmmakers, commissioning four different versions of a script he began writing in 1981. The script has 254 shots divided into 15 scenes, and explores juxtaposition and experimental narrative. Filmmaker Joey Izzo will be in attendance. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. (@3rd), San Francisco | $8

      Saturday, December 17, 8pm
      The Berkeley Arts Festival presents The Shelton/Wright/Clifford/Hatwich/Glenn Quintet, a collective where each member can explore the fine line between improvisation and composition, featuring Aram Shelton (sax, clarinet), Corey Wright (reeds), Mark Clifford (percussion), Jordan Glenn (percussion) & Anton Hatwich (bass). Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Ave., Berkeley | $10-20 sliding

      Saturday, December 17, 8pm
      The San Francisco Community Music Center will host an evening featuring the many facets of multi-woodwind master Vinny Golia. Performing first will be CD release (redux II) of Edge of Dark and new compositions by Lords of the Outland, featuring Rent Romus (saxophones), CJ Borosque (trumpet, electronics), Philip Everett (drums, electronics), Ray Schaeffer (bass), and Vinny Golia (saxophones, double reeds). Appearing second will be the Powell/Goodheart/Golia trio performing improvisations and holiday tunes, featuring Garth Powell (drums, percussion), Matthew Goodheart (piano), and Vinny Golia (saxophones, double reeds). San Francisco Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., San Francisco | $10-15 sliding

      From FaceBook:

      Sunday, December 18, 12noon
      The NorCal NoiseFest and TIF.org present Sacramento Audio Waffle #33, featuring INSTAGON noise trio, Medicine Cabinet, One Infinite Loop, Kevin Corcoran / Wes Steed, and SMITE!(Jetrock from Uberkunst). FREE WAFFLES SERVED WHILE THEY LAST. The Javalounge, 2416 16th St., Sacramento | $5

      From Bay Improviser:

      Sunday, December 18, 7:30pm
      OutSound presents the SIMM Series in A Skronk Solstice Special! Performing first will be Tri-Cornered Tent Show, featuring Philip Everett (autoharp, electronics, percussion), Ray Schaeffer (electric basses), Anthony Flores (drums, percussion), and Valentina Osinski (voice). Libertas will end the evening, featuring Tom Greisser (saxophones), Liz Byrne (electronics, tape machine, percussion), and Wade Driver (drums, anything & everything). Musicians Union Hall, 116 9th St. (@ Mission), San Francisco | $10/$8

      From Nebraska Mondays

      Monday, December 19, 7:30pm
      Luna’s Cafe hosts the weekly Nebraska Mondays series, curated by Ross Hammond. This week: A Night of Duets, featuring Ross Hammond, Phillip Greenlief, Tony Passarell, Tom Monson, Randy Stark, John Vaughn and more. Luna’s Cafe, 1414 16th St. (between N and O St.), Sacramento | $5-10 sliding

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      Taran’s Free Jazz Hour, Podcast 37/2011

      From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour, podcast 37/2011

      rudi records
      black ol’blues: Daniele Cavallanti (tenor sax), Walter Donatiello (electric guitar), Michelangelo Flammia (electric bass), Tiziano Tononi (drums).

      emanem
      goldsmiths: Paul Rutherford (trombone), Derek Bailey (amplified guitar), Barry Guy (amplified double bass).

      gratuitous abuse: Alison Blunt (violin), Ivor Kallin (violin, viola), Hannah Marshall (cello).

      cuneiform
      chance episodes: Dead Cat Bounce

      bruce friedman
      edge study: Bruce Friedman (trumpet), Motoko Honda (synth).

      new artists
      live at The stone: Connie Crothers (piano), Richard Tabnik (alto saxophone), Roger Mancuso (drums), Ken Filano (bass), Mark Weber (poems).

      flying note records
      an alternate universe: Kali Z. Fasteau (cello, soprano sax, electric piano), William Parker (contrabass), Cindy Blackman (drums).

      john esposito
      inyo: Jeff Marx (saxophone), Jeff Siegel (drums), John Esposito (piano).

      cleanfeed
      riptide: Gerry Hemingway (drums), Ellery Eskelin (tenor sax), Kermit Driscoll (bass), Oscar Noriega (alto sax), Terrence McManus (guitar).

      wig
      ab baars trio 20 years: Ab Baars (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Wilbert de Joode (contrabass), Martin van Duynhoven (drums).

      slam
      lyric pieces: Martin Pickett (piano), Steve Waterman (trumpet, flugelhorn), Mark Bassey (trombone), Paul Jefferies (double bass), Ben Twyford (drums).

      domino’s tales: Marco Colonna (bass clarinet, baritone & soprano saxes), Francesco Lo Cascio (vibraphone, percussion), Lillo Quaratino (double bass).

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      Los Angeles/SoCal Scene

      From the wulf:

      the wulf presents guitar (+1), a concert of Michael Pisaro‘s music for the guitar (2 duets and a solo) curated by Chaz Underriner, featuring Brendan Byrnes, Ingrid Lee and Chaz Underriner. Friday, December 9 at 8pm | the wulf, 1026 South Santa Fe Ave. #203, downtown Los Angeles.

      From SundaysLive:

      The LOS ANGELES SONIC ODYSSEY (LASO) presents performances of concert music created with the aid of technology, including acoustic and electronic works, composed primarily within the past ten years. With 12 loudspeakers surrounding the audience, composer JENNIFER LOGAN performs a live spatial interpretation of each work, enveloping the audience inside moving architecture of organized sound. On this program is Art by Myron Dyal: Charon’s Pantheon, Jennifer Logan: electroacoustic selections, and Bryan Pezzone: piano improvisation. Friday, December 9 at 8pm | Neighborhood Church of Pasadena, 301 North Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena.

      From MusicWeb UCSD:

      UCSD’s newest new music ensemble, Knell, performs works by Scelsi, Boulez, Aplinger, Kurtag, and Feldman. Knell is Allison Roush (violin), Eric Moore (cello), Scott Worthington (double bass), Ran Duan (piano), Dustin Donahue (percussion), Rachel Beetz (flute), Curt Miller (clarinet), Nicolee Kuester (horn). Friday, December 9 at 8:00 pm | University of California San Diego, CPMC Recital Hall, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla.

      From SundaysLive:

      Beyond Baroque presents the Beyond Music Series, with the Formalist Quartet performing works by Wadada Leo Smith, Andrew Tholl, and others. The Formalist Quartet is Mark Menzies (violin), Andrew Tholl (violin), Andrew McIntosh (viola), Ashley Walters (cello). Saturday, December 10 at 9pm | Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice.

      From FaceBook:

      (the) Handbag Factory presents, “only an emperor can know the real meaning of loneliness”, a film by Jeremy Morelock, with a live soundtrack performed by the Deglet Noor Fakirs, +DOG+, the Cthulu’s, Conscious Summary, plus videos and live soundtrack by Obscurer. Saturday, December 10 at 8pm | (the) Handbag Factory, 1336 S. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles.

      From SundaysLive:

      The Royal T Café presents the Los Angeles-based new music collective WHAT’s NEXT? in a concert that will include Rain Spell (Toru Takemitsu), Warped (Laura Kramer), Varied Trio (Lou Harrison), Six Ways to Be Alone (Ben Phelps). Wednesday, December 14 at 8pm | Royal T Café, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

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