Tonight is the release party for MAKE Magazine issue #12 “Architectural” with Soft Speaker,Like Pioneers, and an interview with the illustrious Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago, Tim Samuelson.
Friday we’ve got a dynamic double bill with the singer/songwriter Erin McKeown and Jenn Grant.
Saturday in the afternoon we start things off with Coach House Sounds presenting a kids show that features Future Hits and Little Miss Ann.
Later that evening is the annual St. Timothy Party. The man of the hour, Tim Tuten, will be here to host the show featuring the infectious funk of The Lowdown Brass Band.
Finally the Hideout Dance Party on Saturday night is with The Malt Shop featuring soul music form the 50s through the 70s.
Sunday is going to be a remarkable cinematic event with “Sprocket Hole/Speaker Box: The Music-About-Film & Film-About-Music Show”. The evening will be a mix of film and music forms interacting and informing each other. Film artist and professor Lori Felker will be presenting a projector performance that uses the plastic forms of the film strip and the mechanical processes of projection to create a “musical” performance. Film artist and acclaimed cellist Tatsu Aoki will be providing a musical accompaniment to Tony Conrad’s classic experimental film “Film Feedback.” Local film critics Edward Crouse (Village Voice, Film Comment) and Ben Sachs (Chicago Reader, Cine-File) will be performing a selection of pop songs about films and film directors under the name Farewell Scarlet. Finally, a selection of four 16mm short films from the seminal art rock band The Residents will also be screened.
Monday our friend Robbie Fulks returns and will perform a duo set with Eric Noden.
Tuesday we’ve got Fictlicious back here and their show is based around the theme: Now or Never. All proceeds from the event go to Coat Angels to keep kids warm this winter.
Later on is the final performance by Bitchin Bajas during their month long residency here this month. It’s been an amazing run to say the least,and they are going out with a bang for the last show with loads of surprises in store!
Wednesday is Soup & Bread and this week’s theme is, “The 3Bs: Beans, Beer, and Bacon” with cooks drawn from the ranks of the culinary chat site LTH Forum and the good folks of Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm (instigators of the new Soup & Bread: Ottawa series). Bread generously donated by La Farine Bakery and Publican Quality Meats; our DJ is Sarah Gardiner. All proceeds benefitLakeview Pantry.
Later that evening the Immediate Sound Series presents Joshua Abrahms Natural InformationSociety. This ever evolving group will feature some heavy hitters for this show with Hamid Drakeon drums, Jeff Parker on guitar, Emmett Kelly on guitar, and Joshua Abrahms on bass and guimbri.
See you soon,