Seattle Scene: July 18-27, 2018

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:


Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Gratitude Trio
Wed. July 18, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

The Gratitude Trio, comprised of pianist Dawn Clement, bassist Chuck Deardorf, and drummer Matt Wilson formed in the summer of 2017 and were featured on the Earshot Jazz Festival concert series in Bainbridge Island last Fall. In this special concert, they will be presenting music from Clement’s latest release Tandem, Wilson’s Honey and Salt, and Deardorf’s upcoming CD release.

Earshot: New Series 1 + Scrambler
Thu. July 19, 8 PM; $5 – $15 online/at the door

New Series One is a trio of Simon Henneman (guitar), Troy Schefelbein (acoustic bass), Mike Gebhart (hand drums & percussion). Trombonist Christian Pincock describes his Scrambler project as a “musical mash” rooted in Sound-painting, a conducted improvisation sign language created by performance artist Walter Thompson. Part of Earshot’s Jazz: The 2nd Century series.

Project Metamorphosis + Sameer Matta
Fri. July 20, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Project Metamorphosis is the creative vehicle for Seattle-based guitarist Daniel McManus. Each performance is unique, incorporating improvisation and collaborations with other musicians or visual artists. This performance will feature San Francisco guitarist Sameer Matta. Both guitarists will be performing compositions for extended range guitar in alternating, interweaving sets.

THU. 7/26 – Earshot Jazz presents Jazz: the Second Century, Dialectical Imagination + Jeremy’s Pyramid Scheme

FRI. 7/27 – Nonsequitur presents Brooklyn saxophonist/electronicist Lea Bertucci + Portland’s Chlöe Alexandra Thompson


Fresh Sound Fall Series

From San Diego’s Fresh Sound.

All concerts at Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Ave. San Diego, CA 92113
Tickets at the door: $20/$10 students

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7:30 PM
Konk Pack (Tim Hodgkinson [lap steel guitars, electronics, clarinets], Thomas Lehn [analogue synthesizer], Roger Turner [drumset and percussion]
For twenty years, KONK PACK has amazed audiences at festivals and concerts all over the world with the sheer energy of its rapid-fire interplay, earning numerous critical accolades. In 2014, İlhan Mimaroğlu said, “Because of, or perhaps, in spite of, their incredible resumés, KONK PACK’s work is still singular among all electro-acoustic improvisation occurring today.”

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:30 PM
Ches Smith Trio (Ches Smith [drums, percussion, vibraphone], Craig Taborn [piano], Mat Manerj [viola]
Ches Smith is an American musician whose primary instruments are drums, percussion, and vibraphone. He writes and performs music in a wide variety of contexts, including solo percussion, experimental rock bands, and small and large jazz ensembles. The Ches Smith Trio improvises and plays compositions as well, with an emphasis on rhythm. The group explores the timbral aspects and collective interplay between the artists and their instruments.

Baltimore Electronic Music 2018 Summerfest Concert Two 

Source: Baltimore SDIY Group.

This Electronic Music/Experimental Music/Electro-Acoustic Music event, herein known as the Baltimore Electronic Music 2018 Summerfest Concert Two, is being sponsored by the Baltimore SDIY Group & Friends. This will be a really nice musical endeavor, so we are really looking forward to this event. Please come out & join us for a really fantastic night of knob twisting, pitch bending, wiring mazes, sound shaping & visual explosions that will coincide with an absolutely awesome musical voyage into another galaxy of sound alterations.

Location: Electric Maid ( & 268 Carroll Street NW Washington, DC 20012 (202-545-3980), directly across from the Takoma Park Metro (subway) Station –

Event Dates & Times: July 21st 2018 (Saturday) 7:30pm to 11:00pm. Doors open anytime from 1/2-hour to 1 hour before the show starts.

Event’s Entrance Fee: $10.00 per person – this is an all ages show.

Current Lineup of Performing Artists as of 05/20/2018:

1. 7:30 – 8:00pm Stefan Prosky
2. 8:15 – 8:45pm Chaka Benson
3. 9:00 – 9:30pm Bev Stanton “Arthur Loves Plastic”
4. 9:45 – 10:15pm John Saint John “Winston Psmith Project”
5. 10:30 – 11:00pm “Hovercraft”

This Week in New York 


The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) 2018 will take place July 16 through 22, with multiple events each day, at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street in Manhattan NYCEMF 2018 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world, including curated concerts from Catalonia, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and from APNM. The Festival again has submissions from 6 continents, and they have submissions from Estonia and Croatia for the first time as well as South Africa, Great Britain and Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Poland, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, and the USA.
Monday, July 16 to Sunday, July 22 at various times
Tickets $20 per concert, $35 per day, $180 festival pass
Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, New York, NY

Brooklyn based composer, pianist, and vocalist Judith Berkson performs a dynamic set featuring her unique blend of cantorial music, Hebrew liturgy, and her indie-contemporary composed songs, in conjunction with Chaim Soutine: Flesh.
Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, $16 students/seniors, $12 members
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, New York, NY

John Zorn the focus of 2018’s Jazz em Agosto

Source: Jazz em Agosto. The full lineup is out and it is Zorn-heavy.

Zorn – Moore – Graves
Fri, 27 July 2018 , 21:30

Mary Halvorson Quartet + Masada
Sat, 28 July 2018 , 21:30

John Zorn (2016 – 2018)
Sun, 29 July 2018 , 18:00

Sun, 29 July 2018 , 19:30

The Hermetic Organ
Sun, 29 July 2018 , 21:30

The Rite of Trio
Mon, 30 July 2018 , 18:30

Nova Quartet + Asmodeus
Mon, 30 July 2018 , 21:30

Pomegranate Seeds
Tue, 31 July 2018 , 18:30

Tue, 31 July 2018 , 21:30

Robert Dick
Wed, 1 August 2018 , 18:30

Kris Davis Quartet + John Medeski Trio
Wed, 1 August 2018 , 21:30

Bhima Swarga
Thu, 2 August 2018 , 17:00

Slow is Possible
Thu, 2 August 2018 , 18:30

Highsmith Trio
Thu, 2 August 2018 , 21:30

The Book of Heads – 35 etudes for solo guitar performed by James Moore
Fri, 3 August 2018 , 17:00

Fri, 3 August 2018 , 18:30

Fri, 3 August 2018 , 21:30

Celestial Subway Lines & Salvaging Noise
Sat, 4 August 2018 , 17:00

Sat, 4 August 2018 , 18:30

Craig Taborn + Brian Marsella Trio
Sat, 4 August 2018 , 21:30

Between Science and Garbage
Sun, 5 August 2018 , 17:00

Julian Lage & Gyan Riley
Sun, 5 August 2018 , 18:30

Secret Chiefs 3
Sun, 5 August 2018 , 21:30

Cuneiform Records Artists on Tour

Source: Cuneiform Records.

July 17 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
July 18 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
July 19 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA
July 21 – Amityville Music Hall – New York, NY

August 23 – Saalfelden Jazz Festival – Saalfelden, Austria

August 10 – Crowley Theater – 104 South Austin St – Marfa, TX
August 11 – Crowley Theater – 104 South Austin St – Marfa, TX
August 12 – Crowley Theater – 104 South Austin St – Marfa, TX

September 27 – Cafe Campus / Petit Campus – 57, East Prince-Arthur – Montreal, Quebec H2X 1B4 Canada

July 16 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY
August 13 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY
August 25 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542
August 26 – Long’s Park Amphitheater – Route 30 & Harrisburg Pike – Lancaster, PA 17601 – 7:30 pm – free
September 17 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY

August 4 – Ozora Festival – Simontornya, Hungary

July 18 – Brighton Music Hall – Brighton, MA [opening for Faust]

July 19 – Valkhof Festival – Nijmegen, The Netherlands
July 28 – Festival L’abore – Hauptmannsgrün, Germany
August 11 – Haldern Pop Festival – Rees, Haldern, Germany
August 14 – Winterhurer Musikfestwochen – Winterthur, Switzerland
August 17 – Mullbrau Festival – Luzern, Switzerland
August 25 – Jazzfestival Saalfelden – Saalfeld, Austria

September 23 – Monterey Jazz Festival – Monterey, CA

SOFT MACHINE [John Etheridge, Theo Travis, Roy Babbington, John Marshall]
July 28 – Billboard Live Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan (2 shows) [special guest Gary Husband]
July 29 – Billboard Live Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan (2 shows) [special guest Gary Husband]
July 30 – Billboard Live Osaka – Osaka, Japan (2 shows) [special guest Gary Husband]

July 20 – Zappanale Festival – Bad Doberan, Germany

THUMBSCREW [Michael Formanek – Tomas Fujiwara – Mary Halvorson]
July 17-22 – The Village Vanguard – 178 Seventh Avenue South – NYC, NY

Chicago Scene: July 14-20, 2018

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

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

7:00PM at Silent Funny, 4106-08 W. Chicago Avenue
The Machine is Neither…
Sympathy for Astronauts

Sunday, July 15th 2018

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont (wheelchair-accessible)
Dave Rempis, Tim Daisy — CD release

Monday, July 16th 2018

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
J@K@L : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Keefe Jackson, Julian Kirshner — Solos and Trio

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Edward Wilkerson Jr, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt, Jim Baker

Thursday, July 19th 2018

6:00PM at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan
Jeff Parker and The New Breed

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
BV, Jim Baker, Kent Kessler, Julian Kirshner

Friday, July 20th 2018

7:00PM at the Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church, 4511 N Hermitage (Donation)
Morton Feldman Solo Piano
Jonathan Hannau
Christopher Narloch

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12)
Jeff Parker and The New Breed

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