The Underflow take their name from the Greek record store where guitarist David Grubbs, cornetist Rob Mazurek, and saxophonist Mats Gustafsson played their first trio gig in May 2019. But the connections joining the three musicians were forged in the 1990s, when Grubbs and Mazurek were associated with Chicago’s postrock scene and the Sweden-born Gustafsson […]
Catalytic Sound launches a streaming service to support improvising musicians, rapper-producer Rashid Hadee collaborates with the Primeridian, and more
In January the DKV Trio released The Fire Each Time (Not Two), a six-CD box set documenting a string of gigs that percussionist Hamid Drake, bassist Kent Kessler, and reedist Ken Vandermark played with multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee in four different countries during the last two months of 2017. This set—and previous DKV recordings featuring the […]
The knowledgeable and curious Chicago writer gets into the Microgroove.
Spill-off from the Utech Records Fest in Milwaukee benefits Chicago Sunday evening
And together they create visceral, cut-punching improvisations.
The great Norwegian label Rune Grammofon pays tribute to its predecessors.
Current musical obsessions of Exit Ghost guitarist Michael Golas and artist Elena Ailes
The Viennese turntable improviser makes his Chicago debut tonight.
Fiery sounds from the Swedish reedist dating back to 2000, with an accent on his deep Chicago connections
Grdina, who doubles on oud, plays a couple of shows this week that will surely demonstrate his disparate aesthetic tendencies.
Ken Vandermark, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Brötzmann, and Paal Nilssen-Love band together to sell their music direct to fans.
Swedish reedist and record collector Mats Gustafsson interviews fellow discaholic R. Crumb.
The first-time meeting of singular saxophonists Colin Stetson and Mats Gustafsson has been released as Stones.
Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson shares his obsessive love of obscure records with a new website.