Jonn Wallen of Oui Ennui marks his 17th post-COVID record with a live show, the second Make Noise Myanmar comp rallies musicians against the military coup, and more.
A few years ago, percussionist Mike Weis recorded the sounds of the Rockefeller Chapel’s carillon and then slowed down the tape he’d used to capture them. Entranced with the result, he named a new project after the endeavor. The Slow Bell Trio includes Weis and two fellow Chicago experimentalists, woodwind player Keefe Jackson and drummer […]
Chicago hosts one of the world’s most vibrant improvisational scenes, so it’s not automatically remarkable when three of the city’s musicians get together to create in a live setting. But this combination stands out because of the unusual affiliations each member brings to this first-time encounter. In addition to playing low-key rock music with Zelienople […]
In paired solo sets this Saturday, Jon Mueller and Mike Weis will use drums and gongs to draw out the acoustic qualities of a Zen temple.
Plus: Steven Hess of Locrian on mind-bending death metal, the Reader‘s Luca Cimarusti on Jandek and John Mayer, and more
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, May 11
The best shows to see through the weekend include Off!, Young Fathers, Teen, and Mike Weis.
The Zelienople side project almost gets back together to play its first show in four years as its eponymous 2006 debut gets reissued.
Love for Lana Del Rey, a tribute to Norwegian eccentric Ole Bull, tons of stuff to do this weekend, and more
The Chamber Strings front man is having a little trouble with his medical bills. Plus: New recordings from My Gold Mask, Mike Kinsella solo project Owen, Zelienople drummer Mike Weis, and more
Recommended events paired with nearby restaurants.
The languid Texas country-psych quintet Silver Pines opens for Good Stuff House, featuring members of Souled American and Zelienople, at the Logan Square cocktail lounge the Whistler.