Tuesday, January 2, 2018
1035 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
CLARENCE is structured, improvised weirdness. An inescapably musical dialogue between Rich Clark, Peter Granquist and Charlie Malave. A free tour of the inside of the brains of some freaky–in the most honorable Zappa-esque way–talented dudes.
RAINBO VIDEO is the solo electronic project of multidisciplinary artist Arturo Evening. Constructed from synths, samples, and crisp electronics, his newest tracks fuse synth pop and underground dance music. With a palette of euphoric melodies and urgent rhythms, his songs explore futurology, the depths of the unconscious, and the mysteries of space. This is pop music for the Singularity.
A contemporary soul trio from Chicago, DELUGE unites the musical inclinations of drummer Kevin Brown, guitarist Justin LaForte and bassist Jake Saleh toward breakbeat jazz, instrumental hip-hop and melodic funk, delivering uniquely textured and dynamic songs that actively defy convention. Having performed together in various iterations since 2009, the group’s latest project reveals their shared influences from distinctive corners of the expressive music world, fusing improvisation with a wide range of subversive genres to create a vibrant and visceral sound.
Slava – Girl Like Me
inc. – Angel
It’s been awhile since I posted here, or had much of any presence on the internet for that matter. I’ve been enjoying a simpler life, away from the torrent of fleeting digital minutiae. I’m happy to be focused on the everyday work of actually creating music, not just talking about creating it.
One of the projects I recently worked on was a collaboration for my friend Hek Hernandez’s album, 1982. I wrote lyrics for & sang on “Reaction,” the final track on the album. It was a very enjoyable experience, and was more or less my first collaboration with another artist – certainly my first collaboration in the role of “vocalist.”
1982 is an electronic/hip hop album that takes thematic and stylistic cues from contemporary art, high fashion, trends in pop and underground music, and the beautiful city of Chicago. I’m proud to be a part of it.
Go download the whole album for free on his website:
Also, tonight is the album release show at Transistor in Lakeview. It will feature a live performance by Hek, as well as a DJ set by Supertoy, another great Chicago producer/MC. Show details are below.
By the way, Transistor is an amazing boutique shop I played at a few months ago that sells books, art, cameras, and custom electronics, and regularly hosts shows by local and international musicians. If you want to see a truly unique Chicago spot, be sure to check it out.
Hek Hernadez: 1982
Album Release Party
Hek Hernandez (live)
3441 N. Broadway
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Fantasm (aka Morning Tea, aka Phantasthma)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Make Room For Harry
John Legend featuring Andre 3000 – Green Light
Scott Walker – The Bridge
Scott Walker – Rawhide