A conversation with bassist Devin Hoff about his April residency in Chicago
What’s on the Agenda for Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The good, the bad, and the ugly going down Lollapalooza weekend
Details about the impressive lineup for Friday’s benefit for drummer Frank Rosaly at Experimental Sound Studio
Drummer Frank Rosaly gets robbed, Zath debuts on vinyl, and Gnarfest brings the punk to Lolla weekend
What’s on the Agenda for Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Old school DIY, a power-ambient band’s “country” record, and more
Frank Rosaly claims his Puerto Rican roots with Bootstrap, Chord makes a “country” album, and Legit drops a free song every Saturday
Bass clarinetist Jeff Kimmel celebrates the release of “Charm Offensive,” the debut album from his quartet, with a performance at the Hideout on Wednesday.
Bassist Jason Roebke’s quartet the Combination gives one of its infrequent performances on Wednesday at the Hideout.
Plus: Cornetist Josh Berman and his new quartet, and Priority Male taps garage rockers the Keggs for a vinyl reissue
Plus: The Backyard Film & Music Fest moves indoors, and Schubas hosts a record fair with pork on the side
Music Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Barrington Levy, Resonance Ensemble, American Heritage, Iron & Wine, Janet Jackson, the Ex, Nels Cline, Rafael Toral, and more
The Celestial Septet, a powerhouse collaboration between ROVA and the Nels Cline Singers, isn’t performing in Chicago on its current tour, but you can listen to the group’s Tuesday concert in Philadelphia live online.
Reedist and former Chicagoan Aram Shelton leads an excellent local quintet through the classic Bobby Hutcherson album Dialogue tonight at the Skylark.