The listings department is still recovering from last weekend’s Gordon Lightfoot backyard karaoke festival* so without further ado . . .
*before judging my backyard, please know that there is a precedent for loud and in charge backyard music in the “sing like no one is listening” category in our neighborhood; here is a drum solo from a party down the block last summer.
Look at and listen:
- The Woman Who Wasn’t There, a 2012 documentary about Tania Head, who claimed to be a 9/11 survivor. Viewable on Amazon Prime, YouTube, or Hoopla (the public library online video service).
- Archives from a few Lumpen Radio shows I enjoy including News From the Service Entrance with Mario Smith and Eye 94 live at Mixcloud.
- Check out The Secret History of Chicago Music this week to read about Peter Berkow, experimental music at the University of Illinois, and drunken farmers on New Year’s Eve.
- Have you read Hood Feminism yet? It’s the Reader Book Club’s first pick.
Events and exhibitions to attend in person and/or online:
- Sat 9/12, 1-6 PM, and Sun 9/13, 1-5 PM: opening weekend for “Field Measure,” an exhibition featuring work of artists Ruth Burke, Zack Ingram, and Libbi Ponce, who all attended the ACRE Residency in Wisconsin. On view through Sun 10/11 at LVL3 Gallery in Wicker Park.
- Sat 9/12 at 1, 3, and 5 PM and Sun 9/13 at 5 PM: The 96 Hours Festival featuring performance artists, dance, puppeteers, musicians, and more assembled into teams and challenged to create an original work in 96 hours. Irene Hsiao writes more about the festival here.
- Sat 9/12, 8:30 PM: Sima Cunningham of Ohmme performs live for a limited audience in person at Constellation with a concurrent livestream viewable at the venue’s YouTube channel.
- Sun 9/13, 4 PM: Richard Thompson plays the first of 3 livestream performances presented by Evanston’s SPACE and the Old Town School of Folk Music.
- Wed 9/16, 8 PM: Melkbelly plays live at the Hideout with video by QAF Productions, for a livestream broadcast viewable through Noonchorus.