Yuganaut on Short Midwest Tour

ESP-Disk’s Yuganaut, featuring Steve Rush, Geoff Mann, and Tom Abbs, is currently on tour in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Yuganaut Tour Dates:
Friday Oct. 9th – 4pm – Chicago, IL – WNUR Live on the air
Friday Oct. 9th – 9:30pm – Chicago IL – The Velvet Lounge w/ video artist Selina Trepp
Saturday Oct. 10th – 4pm – Green Bay, WI – Melvin Mcgee’s Art Studio Tour
Saturday Oct 17th – 4pm – Ann Arbor, MI – Edge Fest – Yuganaut w/ Roscoe Mitchell

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A Revamped AACM Steps Forward

From the Chicago Reader:

Chicago’s venerable AACM recently underwent an executive shuffle that brought in some young blood. Flutist Nicole Mitchell continues in the top spot, but drummer Mike Reed has signed on as vice chair, cellist Tomeka Reid is the new treasurer, and vocalist Saalik Ziyad has stepped in as secretary.

The revamped leadership recently announced its first new endeavor, the Nomadic Sound Experiment, a bimonthly concert series designed to bring the AACM’s music to different parts of the Chicago metropolitan area.

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Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Vic Mars, Kanransha (Symbolic Interaction)
Kentaro Togawa of Yamanashi in Japan seems determined to introduce a whole new generation of electronica artists with many and varied talents. A double gatefold package entitled “Yaporigami: Sarya Sarva”, for instance, houses thirty cuts delivered by a new generation of upbeat, light and shiny… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:23, 12 Mar 2009

Disrupt, Foundation Bit (Jahtari/Werk)
My favourite new label. Launched originally as a strictly net label, Foundation Bit is the very first CD release for Jahtari. Disrupt is the secret dub identity of a new “great white hope” in the field of digital dub, Jan Gleichmar out of eastern Germany. His aptly-titled debut wears its digital… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:17, 12 Mar 2009

Activities of Dust, A New Mind (Adluna Records)
Activities of Dust is an ad-hoc supergroup which really only exists virtually. While leader Doug Scharin and Jeff Parker played their parts in the former´s studio in Illinois (from which the band takes its name), Bill Laswell and Bernie Worrell recorded their contributions in Laswell´s studio just… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:07, 12 Mar 2009

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Advocate for the Arts

Mostly of US interest.

Advocate for the Arts allows you to email your representatives and show your support for the arts in the Economic Stimulus Package now in the Senate (recently, most funding for the arts was eliminated).

It is fast, easy, and for a good cause. Thanks to Greenleaf Music for the tip.

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