NOW IS · A CHICAGO MUSIC CALENDAR

Friday, December 1st 2006

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630
  • Alpha & the Princes of Futa (West African blend)
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
  • Michiel Borstlap Trio with Dennis Carroll, Ted Sirota
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597

Saturday, December 2nd 2006

7:30PM
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($24)
  • Maya Beiser — "Almost Human"
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
  • Michiel Borstlap Trio with Dennis Carroll, Ted Sirota
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050

Sunday, December 3rd 2006

6:00PM-8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($10)
  • AACM Great Black Music Ensemble
7:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597
  • "Concert featuring music by Debussy, Albeniz, Faure, Mozart, Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Houliff, Stamitz, Lecuona, Liszt, Takemitsu"
7:00PM
at the HotHouse, 31 E Balbo Dr, 312.362.9707 ($12)
  • Afropop Worldwide : Tchaka — Roots of Haiti
7:30PM
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($24)
  • Maya Beiser — "Almost Human"
9:00PM-12:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Jazz Jam with Isaiah Spencer

Monday, December 4th 2006

7:00PM
at Gallery 37, 66 E Randolph, 312.744.8925
7:30PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882
  • Christopher Bruce, Eliezer Kaplan
8:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
8:30PM
at the HotHouse, 31 E Balbo Dr, 312.362.9707
9:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Tuesday, December 5th 2006

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630
8:00PM
at Muse Café, 817 N Milwaukee, 312.850.2233 ($3 donation)
8:30PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • MOFOE : Charly Barbera, Eduardo De Soignie, Tito Rodriguez, Jamie Topper, Jessica Rodriguez, Troy Vine, Bonbonfera Tim Keenan, with Brian Citro
10:00PM-1:00AM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757

Wednesday, December 6th 2006

6:30PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($5)
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)

Thursday, December 7th 2006

7:00PM
at the HotHouse, 31 E Balbo Dr, 312.362.9707 ($20)
  • Shadow Vignettes : film and live performance
8:00PM
at Muse Café, 817 N Milwaukee, 312.850.2233 ($3 donation)
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:00PM
at the Wise Fools Pub, 2270 N Lincoln, 773.929.1300
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Friday, December 8th 2006

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630
  • Ruhi Ayangil (Turkish dulcimer)
6:00PM
at Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan ($15)
  • Joseph Jarman — "Floating Through The Universe"
8:00PM
at Muse Café, 817 N Milwaukee, 312.850.2233 ($3 donation)
  • Spacehorn 7000 : Steve Kain, Jon Fishman, John Bescup
  • Chicago JungleBop Syndicate
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
9:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:30PM
at the Ice Factory, 526 N Ashland, 773.988.1447

Saturday, December 9th 2006

8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
8:00PM
at Mercury Café, 1505 W Chicago, 312.455.9924 ($10)
9:00PM
at Nimrod Systems, 200 W Superior, Ste 310, 312.661.0101 ($20 donation)
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
10:00PM
at the Loft, 3829 N Broadway, 3rd Fl

Sunday, December 10th 2006

2:00PM
at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell, 773.324.5520
3:00PM
at Silvie's Lounge, 1902 W Irving Park, 773.871.6239 ($15)
6:00PM-8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($15)
  • AACM Great Black Music Ensemble with special guest
9:00PM-12:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Jazz Jam with Isaiah Spencer
10:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont

Monday, December 11th 2006

7:00PM
at Acme Art Works, 1741 N Western, 773.278.7677 ($5 donation)
  • Scott Burns Quartet, with Ron Perrillo, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas
8:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
8:00PM
at Muse Café, 817 N Milwaukee, 312.850.2233 (Free)
9:00PM
at the Subterranean, 2011 W North, 773.278.6600
9:30PM
at Lilly's, 2515 N Lincoln, 773.525.2422
10:00PM
at the Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley, 773.489.5471

Tuesday, December 12th 2006

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630
  • Gary Tu Trio
8:00PM
at Bond Chapel, 1050 E 59th, 773.702.8670
8:00PM
at Muse Café, 817 N Milwaukee, 312.850.2233 ($3 donation)
8:30PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
  • Baker Hunt Sandstrom Williams or some approximation thereof
  • 11:00PM later set : Damon Short, Jim Baker
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • MOFOE : Charly Barbera, Eduardo De Soignie, Tito Rodriguez, Jamie Topper, Jessica Rodriguez, Troy Vine, Bonbonfera Tim Keenan, with Angel Fuentes, Brian Citro
10:00PM-1:00AM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757

Wednesday, December 13th 2006

7:30PM
at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S Michigan, 312.494.2655
8:30PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000
  • Paoli Mejias — Latin Jazz Quintet
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($6)

Thursday, December 14th 2006

7:00PM
at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
7:30PM
at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777 ($20)
  • "Signals from Heaven" — music by Toru Takemitsu, Sômei Satoh, Karen Tanaka, Kevin James
8:00PM
at Muse Café, 817 N Milwaukee, 312.850.2233 ($3 donation)
  • Colombia College Jazz Pro Jam : Matt Nelson, Brad Dickert, Fred Kugel
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • The Vizitors : Kenneth Green, Teresa Mora, Dushun Mosley, Skeeter Shelton

Friday, December 15th 2006

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
8:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
  • The Cynics : Brian Drugan, Nick Gutierrez, Pete Muschong, Carolyn O'Neill, Mike Przygoda, Seth Gruenwald, Andrea Varias
  • The Dead Superheroes Orchestra : Mark Winston, Stephanie Smith, Jack Tamburri, Ayse Kocakulah, Bobby Chan
8:00PM
at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777 ($15+)
8:00PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000
  • Lura
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
9:00PM
at the HotHouse, 31 E Balbo Dr, 312.362.9707 ($15)
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
  • Nathaniel Braddock and the Occidental Dance Band International
10:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597

Saturday, December 16th 2006

2:00PM-4:00PM
at Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Third Annual Chicago Taiko Legacy
  • Hide Yoshihashi, JASC Tsukasa Taiko
  • Melody Takata
  • Nicole LeGette and the blushing poppy dance club — butoh dance
  • Eric Leonardson
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:30PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($7 donation)
10:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597
10:00PM
at Martyrs', 3855 N Lincoln, 773.404.9494 ($10)

Sunday, December 17th 2006

2:00PM
3:00PM
at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell, 773.324.5520
  • The Vizitors : Kenneth Green, Teresa Mora, Dushun Mosley, Skeeter Shelton
8:00PM
at Muse Café, 817 N Milwaukee, 312.850.2233 ($3 donation)
  • Electro-Acoustic Workshop with 7 League Boots & C2
9:00PM-12:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Jazz Jam with Isaiah Spencer
9:30PM
at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 ($5)
10:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont

Monday, December 18th 2006

7:00PM
at Acme Art Works, 1741 N Western, 773.278.7677 ($5 donation)
7:00PM
at Gallery 37, 66 E Randolph, 312.744.8925
7:30PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
8:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
8:00PM
at Muse Café, 817 N Milwaukee, 312.850.2233 (Free)

Tuesday, December 19th 2006

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630
  • Samuel del Real Trio
8:00PM
at Muse Café, 817 N Milwaukee, 312.850.2233 ($3 donation)
  • The Jazztronik Experiment with dj don solo
8:30PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
8:30PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
  • Michael Hartman
  • Zeropoint
  • Snake Charm
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, December 20th 2006

9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($15)
  • Golem
  • Socalled
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)

Thursday, December 21st 2006

6:00AM
at Links Hall, 3435 N Sheffield, 2nd Fl, 773.281.0824 ($15)
9:00PM
at Silvie's Lounge, 1902 W Irving Park, 773.871.6239 ($5)
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($6 donation)

Friday, December 22nd 2006

6:00AM
at Links Hall, 3435 N Sheffield, 2nd Fl, 773.281.0824 ($15)
12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
  • Mama Digdown's Brass Band : Erik Jacobson, Roc Ohly, Jeff Maddern, Ben Bell Bern, Darren Sterud, Evan Morgan, Jordan Cohen
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($15)
  • Andrew Lamb Trio
10:00PM
at the HotHouse, 31 E Balbo Dr, 312.362.9707 ($12)

Saturday, December 23rd 2006

6:00AM
at Links Hall, 3435 N Sheffield, 2nd Fl, 773.281.0824 ($15)
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
  • Mama Digdown's Brass Band : Erik Jacobson, Roc Ohly, Jeff Maddern, Ben Bell Bern, Darren Sterud, Evan Morgan, Jordan Cohen
9:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
9:00PM
at the Elbo Room, 2871 N Lincoln, 773.549.5549 ($7)
  • Silver Atlas (also at Martyr's), My Delusion, The Freewheelers, Machine Gun Kelly
9:00PM
at Martyrs', 3855 N Lincoln, 773.404.9494 ($7)
  • Silver Atlas (also at the Elbo Room), Farkus, Welcome to Cambridge
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($15)
  • Andrew Lamb Trio

Sunday, December 24th 2006

6:00PM-8:30PM
at Café Mestizo, 1646 W 18th St, 312.421.5920
9:00PM-12:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Jazz Jam with Isaiah Spencer

Tuesday, December 26th 2006

9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($6)
  • Jeff Parker Organ Quartet, with Pete Bensen, Scott Burns, George Fludas
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, December 27th 2006

9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:30PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($7)
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($6)

Thursday, December 28th 2006

9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:30PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
  • Tartar Lamb : Toby Driver, Mia Matsumiya
  • Hazel-Rah : Tim Byrnes, Andrew Greenwald, Toby Driver
  • Bruce Lamont solo
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8 donation)
10:00PM
at the HotHouse, 31 E Balbo Dr, 312.362.9707 ($10)
  • Chicago Samba

Friday, December 29th 2006

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • David Chiriboga of El Payo & Ashur Isho of Bandoleros — Gypsy Guitars
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
8:00PM
at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 ($10-$15+, fundraiser for the Jackson Presley Diamond Fund, http://www.jacksonpresleydiamond.com/, and other charities)
  • The Vandermark 5
  • Dianogah
  • Replica Republic
  • Nonagon
  • Jon Chinn
  • The Engines
8:00PM
at Muse Café, 817 N Milwaukee, 312.850.2233 ($3 donation)
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Von Freeman, Edward Petersen, Willie Pickens, Brian Sandstrom, Robert Shy
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($15)

Saturday, December 30th 2006

7:00PM
at the Subterranean, 2011 W North, 773.278.6600 ($10-$15+, fundraiser for the Jackson Presley Diamond Fund, http://www.jacksonpresleydiamond.com/, and other charities)
  • Telenovela
  • The Douglass Kings
  • Sound on Sound
  • Nad Navillus
  • Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet
  • The Blue Line Riders
  • Mark Frazzini
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Von Freeman, Edward Petersen, Willie Pickens, Brian Sandstrom, Robert Shy
8:00PM
at the Trapdoor Theatre, 1655 W Cortland, 773.384.0494
  • Lindsay Anderson, Jeffrey M Robinson, with films by John Seden
9:00PM
at the HotHouse, 31 E Balbo Dr, 312.362.9707 ($20)
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($15)
  • AACM Great Black Music Ensemble
10:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
  • Nathaniel Braddock and the Occidental Dance Band International
10:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597

Sunday, December 31st 2006

6:00PM-8:30PM
at Café Mestizo, 1646 W 18th St, 312.421.5920
8:00PM-10:30AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
8:30PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Von Freeman, Edward Petersen, Willie Pickens, Brian Sandstrom, Robert Shy
11:00PM-2:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050

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