Spectral perform at Elastic on Thursday to support their new album, Empty Castles, recorded in a 12,000-square-foot concrete structure.
Superb Bay Area trumpeter Darren Johnston has been a regular visitor to Chicago for nearly a decade, and over that time he’s fortified his connection to the local improvised music scene. Last year he dropped three recordings, two of them featuring Chicagoans. On Neutral Nation (Aerophonic), saxophonist Dave Rempis sparred with him and veteran Bay […]
Its releases bear distinctive artwork and showcase its founder in an impressive variety of contexts.
The ambitious reedist and composer Steven Lugerner uses the Torah as a compositional tool on his strong new album For We Have Heard.
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, Cap’n Jazz, Tesco Vee’s Hate Police, Konono No. 1, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: Slaid Cleaves, the Warlocks, the Bobby Broom Trio, Bat for Lashes, and more
6/29 — Darren Johnston plays two free sets at the Hungry Brain.