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.
Guitarist Samuel “Bebop” Thomas and vocalist Maja Rios formed the core of the groovy but underdocumented Spaceship Love.
Joe Daley cut a live trio album at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1963 that became an early entry in the free-jazz canon.
The former Chicagoan plays Township with his band Cellular Chaos.
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 […]
Matana Roberts, Fareed Haque, Ernest Dawkins, NRG Ensemble with Michael Shannon, John Moulder, and Milton Suggs play the free Millennium park concert series.
A new-wave classic from these Akron-to-New York transplants
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.
Starting Wednesday, veteran Chicago reedist Mars Williams leads two of his finest bands in two nights.