NOW IS · A CHICAGO MUSIC CALENDAR

Tuesday, May 1st 2007

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Billy Branch
6:30PM
at the Quadrangle Club, 1155 E 57th (Free)
  • New Budapest Orpheum Society — "Jewish Cabaret between East and West"
8:30PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Koko Trio : Mikel Avery, Hyosub Kim, Chris Sargent
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
10:00PM
at Phyllis's Musical Inn, 1800 W Division, 773.486.9862 (Free)

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007

7:30PM
at the Regenstein Recital Hall , 60 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston IL, 847.467.4000 ($8.50)
8:30PM
at the Tonic Room, 2447 N Halsted , 773.248.8400 ($5)
  • We Tree : Greg Ward, Ed Gerber, Darwin Noguera, Josh Ramos, Anthony Capers
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($3)
  • Trixie Friganza : John Corbett's Sound Improvisation Class

Thursday, May 3rd 2007

8:00PM
in the Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E 59th, 4th Fl, 773.702.8069 (Free)
8:30PM
at Katerina's, 1920 W Irving Park, 773.348.7592
9:00PM
at Sonotheque, 1444 W Chicago, 312.226.7600 ($5)
  • Shades of Brown — A Tribute to James Brown
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($7 requested donation)

Friday, May 4th 2007

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Charu Swaminathan, Sara Ranganathan — North and South Indian classical Veena and vocal
5:00PM-8:30PM
at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E Hubbard, 312.642.6805 ($10)
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
7:30PM
at Merit School of Music, 38 S Peoria ($10)
8:30PM
at The Note, 1565 N Milwaukee, 773.365.9000
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050

Saturday, May 5th 2007

2:00PM
at Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
3:00PM
at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell, 773.324.5520 (Free)
7:30PM
at the Meadows Corporate Auditorium ($25-$50)
8:00PM
at DePaul Concert Hall, 800 W Belden (Free)
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
8:00PM
at Ossia, 410 S Michigan, Ste 537, 773.220.2356 ($15)
8:00PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 ($20)
8:00PM
at the Zhou B Center, 1029 W 35th, 773.523.0200 ($15)
8:30PM
at the Plaines Project, 1822 S Desplaines ($5)
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 Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597

Sunday, May 6th 2007

2:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($5)
  • New Music at the Green Mill
2:00PM
at Ossia, 410 S Michigan, Ste 537, 773.220.2356
6:00PM
in Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan ($15)
6:00PM-8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • AACM Great Black Music Ensemble
7:30PM
at Merit School of Music, 38 S Peoria ($20)
8:00PM-10:00PM
at Ennui Café, 6981 N Sheridan, 773.973.2233
9:00PM-12:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($5)
  • Jazz Jam with Isaiah Spencer
10:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont

Monday, May 7th 2007

6:30PM
at FLATFILEgalleries, 217 N Carpenter, 312.491.1190 (Free)
7:00PM
at Gallery 37, 66 E Randolph, 312.744.8925 (Free)
7:30PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
7:30PM
at Treat Restaurant, 1616 N Kedzie, 773.772.1201
8:30PM
at the HotHouse, 31 E Balbo Dr, 312.362.9707 ($7)
8:30PM
at Pete Miller's, 1557 Sherman, Evanston IL, 847.328.0399
9:30PM
at the Bad Dog Tavern, 4535 N Lincoln, 773.334.4040

Tuesday, May 8th 2007

12:00PM-2:00PM
  • Doug Brush — historically authentic percussion instruments with an emphasis on India
12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Fruteland Jackson & Fernando Jones
8:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($7 suggested donation)
8:00PM
in the Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E 59th, 4th Fl, 773.702.8069 (Free)
8:30PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
  • Baker Hunt Sandstrom Williams
  • 11:00PM later set : TBA
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Spider Trio : Daniel McNaughton, Tim Keenan, Bryan Pardo
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
10:00PM
at Phyllis's Musical Inn, 1800 W Division, 773.486.9862 (Free)

Wednesday, May 9th 2007

8:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl ($5 suggested donation)
  • Thai Horse
  • Vertonen
  • Magic Is Kuntmaster
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050

Thursday, May 10th 2007

8:00PM
at the Black Orchid Supper Club, 230 W North, 3rd Fl, 312.944.6200
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($7 requested donation)

Friday, May 11th 2007

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
5:00PM-8:00AM
in the Loop
  • LOOPTOPIA
  • Musical and other events throughout the Loop. For details, see: Looptopia Events Schedule
5:00PM-8:30PM
at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E Hubbard, 312.642.6805 ($10)
6:30PM-10:30PM
at the Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S Michigan (Free)
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
7:30PM
at Chicago City Arts Gallery, 410 S Michigan, Ste 601, 312.235.0490 (Free)
  • "Video as Musical Composition" — interdisciplinary work composed by Casey Farina
7:30PM
in the Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E 59th, 4th Fl, 773.702.8069
7:30PM
at Lutkin Memorial Hall, 700 University Pl, Evanston IL ($19)
7:30PM
in Tuley Park, 501 E 90th Pl (Free)
8:00PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 ($25)
9:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl ($7 suggested donation)
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050

Saturday, May 12th 2007

3:00PM
at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell, 773.324.5520 (Free)
6:00PM
in Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan ($15)
  • Banjara singers from Rajasthan
7:30PM
at the Regenstein Recital Hall , 60 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston IL, 847.467.4000 ($12)
  • NWU Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir — music by Richard Danielpour, Oliver Knussen, James Hobbs
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
8:00PM
at the Renaissance Society, 5811 S Ellis, Cobb Hall 418, 773.702.8670
9:00PM
at Nihilist, 2255 S Michigan, 773.653.3069 ($5)
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

Sunday, May 13th 2007

3:00PM
at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell, 773.324.5520 (Free)
4:00PM
at St Paul's United Church, 2335 N Orchard, 773.348.3829
6:00PM-8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • AACM Great Black Music Ensemble
7:00PM
at the Zhou B Center, 1029 W 35th, 773.523.0200
7:30PM
at Pick-Staiger Hall, 50 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston IL, 847.467.4000
  • music of John Williams
8:00PM-10:00PM
at Ennui Café, 6981 N Sheridan, 773.973.2233
8:00PM
in the Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E 59th, 4th Fl, 773.702.8069 (Free)
  • U of C New Music Ensemble — music by Orianna Webb, Keith Murphy, Jason Barabba, Alison Reid Plante, Winnie Cheung
9:00PM-12:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($5)
  • Jazz Jam with Isaiah Spencer
9:30PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($8)

Monday, May 14th 2007

7:30PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
8:00PM-10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
8:30PM
at the HotHouse, 31 E Balbo Dr, 312.362.9707 ($7)
8:30PM
at Pete Miller's, 1557 Sherman, Evanston IL, 847.328.0399
10:00PM
at the Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley, 773.489.5471

Tuesday, May 15th 2007

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Katherine Davis
8:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($7 suggested donation)
8:30PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Paul Hartsaw Quartet, with Tobias Kaemmerer, Cory Biggerstaff, Brahm Fetterman
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
10:00PM
at Phyllis's Musical Inn, 1800 W Division, 773.486.9862 (Free)

Wednesday, May 16th 2007

8:00PM
at the Lakeshore Theater, 3175 N Broadway, 773.472.3492 ($15-$18)
8:30PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 ($5 suggested donation)
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, May 17th 2007

7:30PM
at 1852 N Damen ($10 "or $5 with bottle of wine for communal enjoyment")
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($7 requested donation)

Friday, May 18th 2007

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Vivian Garcia — Rumba Flamenco guitar
5:00PM-8:30PM
at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E Hubbard, 312.642.6805 ($10)
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
7:30PM
at Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan, 7th Fl, 312.341.3780
7:30PM
at the Meadows Corporate Auditorium ($25-$50)
8:00PM
at the Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan, 312.294.3000
  • Charles Mingus's Epitaph — Gunther Schuller, conductor
8:00PM
at the Ruth Page Dance Center, 1016 N Dearborn, 312.337.6543 ($22)
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Saturday, May 19th 2007

3:00PM
at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell, 773.324.5520 (Free)
7:00PM
at Acme Art Works, 1741 N Western, 773.278.7677 (Free)
  • Hylozoa
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
8:00PM
at The Preston Bradley Center and The People's Church, 941 W Lawrence, 773.784.6633 ($10-$20 suggested donation)
8:00PM
at the Ruth Page Dance Center, 1016 N Dearborn, 312.337.6543 ($22)
9:00PM
at Reversible Eye Gallery, 1103 N California, 773.862.1232 ($6 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 Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597
10:00PM
at the Loft, 3829 N Broadway, 3rd Fl

Sunday, May 20th 2007

10:00AM
2:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
3:00PM
at Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
3:00PM
at Merit School of Music, 38 S Peoria ($20)
  • CUBE Spring Festival
  • music by Axelrod, Eaton, Morehead, Schwendinger
8:00PM-10:00PM
at Ennui Café, 6981 N Sheridan, 773.973.2233
9:00PM
at Uncommon Ground, 3800 N Clark, 773.929.3680
9:00PM-12:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($5)
  • Jazz Jam with Isaiah Spencer
9:30PM
at Silvie's Lounge, 1902 W Irving Park, 773.871.6239
10:00PM
at Darkroom, 2210 W Chicago, 773.276.1411
  • Kibosh : Elliot Ross, Gerald Bailey, Charles Gorczynski, Nate Lepine, Chris Merrill, Oliver Hunt, Jason McDaniel
10:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont

Monday, May 21st 2007

7:00PM
at Gallery 37, 66 E Randolph, 312.744.8925 (Free)
7:30PM
at Merit School of Music, 38 S Peoria ($20)
7:30PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
7:30PM
at Treat Restaurant, 1616 N Kedzie, 773.772.1201
8:30PM
at the HotHouse, 31 E Balbo Dr, 312.362.9707 ($7)
8:30PM
at Pete Miller's, 1557 Sherman, Evanston IL, 847.328.0399
9:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
9:00PM
at the Elbo Room, 2871 N Lincoln, 773.549.5549
10:00PM
at the Bad Dog Tavern, 4535 N Lincoln, 773.334.4040

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Billy Branch & Sterling Plumpp
8:30PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
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
10:00PM
at Phyllis's Musical Inn, 1800 W Division, 773.486.9862 (Free)
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007

7:30PM
at Pick-Staiger Hall, 50 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston IL, 847.467.4000 ($6.50)
8:00PM
at the HotHouse, 31 E Balbo Dr, 312.362.9707 ($12)
8:30PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 ($5 suggested donation)
9:00PM
at the Lakeshore Theater, 3175 N Broadway, 773.472.3492 ($15)
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)
  • These Are Powers
  • Head of Femur
  • Brenmar
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($6)

Thursday, May 24th 2007

7:30PM
at Pick-Staiger Hall, 50 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston IL, 847.467.4000 ($6.50)
  • NWU Contemporary Music Ensemble — music by Joan Tower, John Harbison, Walter Piston, Michael Torke
8:00PM
in the Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E 59th, 4th Fl, 773.702.8069 (Free)
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($8)
9:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl ($5 suggested donation)
9:00PM
at South Union Arts, 1352 S Union, inside the old church (Donation)
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Friday, May 25th 2007

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
8:00PM
at Boris Kar-Loft, 217 N Wolcott (Donation)
8:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
8:00PM
at the HotHouse, 31 E Balbo Dr, 312.362.9707 ($12)
  • Miyumi Project presents ROOTED: Origins of NOW : Tatsu Aoki, Mwata Bowden, Jeff Chan, Chinatsu Nakano, Hide Yoshihashi, Amy Homma, Jason Matsumoto, others
9:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($10 requested donation)
9:00PM
at The Flowershop, 2159 W 21st Pl ($6.00 suggested Donation)
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($10)
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 Pete Miller's, 1557 Sherman, Evanston IL, 847.328.0399
10:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757

Saturday, May 26th 2007

3:00PM
at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell, 773.324.5520 (Free)
8:00PM
at the Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Rd, Evanston IL, 847.467.1897 (Free)
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($10)
9:00PM
at 6ODUM, 2116 W Chicago
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:30PM
at Nihilist, 2255 S Michigan, 773.653.3069 ($5)
  • Deathroes
  • Permanent Midnight
  • Mykel Boyd
  • Hot Tapes

Sunday, May 27th 2007

3:00PM
at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell, 773.324.5520 (Free)
6:30PM
  • Northwestern University School of Music : Monster Percussion Concert
9:00PM-12:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($5)
  • Jazz Jam with Isaiah Spencer
10:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont

Monday, May 28th 2007

7:00PM-9:00PM
at Acme Art Works, 1741 N Western, 773.278.7677 ($5 donation)
7:30PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
8:30PM
at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1218 W Addison ($10/$5)
8:30PM
at the HotHouse, 31 E Balbo Dr, 312.362.9707 ($7)
8:30PM
at Pete Miller's, 1557 Sherman, Evanston IL, 847.328.0399
9:30PM
at the Bad Dog Tavern, 4535 N Lincoln, 773.334.4040
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, May 29th 2007

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Shirley Johnson
8:30PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
  • Baker Hunt Sandstrom
  • 11:00PM later set : TBA
9:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
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
10:00PM
at Phyllis's Musical Inn, 1800 W Division, 773.486.9862 (Free)
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, May 30th 2007

6:00PM
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 ($6)

Thursday, May 31st 2007

7:00PM
in the Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E 59th, 4th Fl, 773.702.8069 (Free)
8:00PM
at the Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston IL, 847.491.4000 ($10/$7)
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($7 requested donation)

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