This year’s free-jazz holiday tour includes two shows at the Hungry Brain with his band Witches & Devils and special guests.
The members of Extraordinary Popular Delusions bring vast and varied experience to this underappreciated ensemble’s regular weekly shows—which follow no rules but their own.
Brian Sandstrom, a gallery officer at the Museum of Contemporary Art, talks about his favorite exhibition and his personal connection to the work.
The idiosyncratic and influential bandleader gets feted in Millennium Park next week.
Some of the greatest experiences with live music came courtesy of the eccentric multiinstrumentalist and bandleader Hal Russell, whose work with his NRG Ensemble brought gonzo wit, fierce improvisation, and boundless energy to performance after performance. During the late 80s and early 90s they were fixtures at great subterranean bar Lower Links, playing madcap sets […]
What’s on the Agenda for Monday, December 17, 2012
Nessa Records reissues the killer 1981 debut of Hal Russell’s NRG Ensemble
The annual Hal the Weenie concert celebrates the music of Hal Russell, tonight at Beat Kitchen.
After more than five years, Extraordinary Popular Delusions’ extraordinary run at Hotti Biscotti comes to an end.
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: Robbie Fulks, Roy Hargrove, Josh Berman’s Old Idea, Fiery Furnaces, and more