Copresented by British music magazine the Wire, this festival features music at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, film screenings at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, and a closing party at Open End Gallery, 2000 W. Fulton. The Bottle shows are $15, the Film Center screenings are $9 ($7 for students, $5 for members), and free passes to the closing party will be distributed at the Bottle during the festival. For more information call 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

THURSDAY 22

Gene Siskel Film Center

8:00 “Tony Conrad Filmworks” curated by Andrew Lampert & Jim O’Rourke A

Empty Bottle

9:00 Eats Tapes, Akron/Family, Harris Eisenstadt’s the Soul and Gone, Jandek

FRIDAY 23

Empty Bottle

9:00 Isolee, Henry Grimes, William Basinski c, Daniel Higgs

SATURDAY 24

Empty Bottle

9:00 Earth c, Gang Gang Dance, Pita c, Ghislain Poirier

SUNDAY 25

Gene Siskel Film Center

5:00 NorNoise (see Movies) A

Empty Bottle

9:00 Four Tet, Khanate c, Hot Chip, Phill Niblock

Open End Gallery

1:30 AM Koushik with surprise guest DJs