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Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark, Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, and a member of the Ex make their Chicago debut as Hassles

It’s never been a secret that Chicago free-jazz reedist Ken Vandermark is inspired by punk rock; it’s obvious in the the raw directness of his performance and the pile-driver energy of his playing. For years he’s worked with inventive self-taught guitarists Terrie Hessels and Andy Moor of Amsterdam postpunk juggernaut the Ex—a group that came […]