NOW IS · A CHICAGO MUSIC CALENDAR

Saturday, December 1st 2007

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
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, December 2nd 2007

6:00PM-8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • AACM Great Black Music Ensemble
7:30PM
at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL, 847.905.1500 ($35/$28/$22)
8:00PM-10:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
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 ($12 suggested donation)

Monday, December 3rd 2007

7:00PM
at Gallery 37, 66 E Randolph, 312.744.8925 (Free, tickets required)
7:00PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Blue Monday
  • Organ Dynasty : Isiah Spencer with Ari Brown
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, December 4th 2007

8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Jam Session with KoKo Trio — the music of Thelonious Monk
8:40PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
  • Baker Hunt Sandstrom Williams
  • 11:00PM later set : TBA
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($8)
  • Music of Changes
  • Good Stuff House
  • Crib Slut
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($12 suggested donation)
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, December 5th 2007

8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
8:30PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 (Free, Reservations recommended)
  • Afrofolk Series, Winter 2007
  • Dr Lena McLin and The McLin Singers
9:30PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($12)

Thursday, December 6th 2007

7:00PM-11:00PM
at Pirro's Restaurante, 228 Main St, Woodstock IL, 815.337.9100
  • Jazz on the Square — Jam sessions featuring Chicago vocalist Judith Honesty
7:30PM
at Treat Restaurant, 1616 N Kedzie, 773.772.1201
8:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl ($5)
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($12 suggested donation)

Friday, December 7th 2007

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Guy Mendilow Ensemble
7:00PM
at Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
8:00PM
at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Michigan Ave at Delaware ($35/$28/$22)
8:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl
  • In Realtime — live audio video performances, more at 20071207.net
9:00PM-2:00AM
at Hearts for Sale, 2606 W North
  • 2nd Annual Ears and Eyes Festival, "Secret Show"
  • Camilla Rhodes
  • Casey Farina
  • QMRplus
  • SPIZM
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Laurence Hobgood Quartet, with Bob Mintzer, Rob Amster, Kobie Watkins
9:00PM
at the Heartland Café, 7000 N Glenwood, 773.465.8005
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($8)
10:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597 ($6)

Saturday, December 8th 2007

4:00PM-CLOSE
at the Subterranean, 2011 W North, 773.278.6600 ($12/$15/$20 entire festival)
8:00PM
at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St, Oak Park IL ($35/$28/$22)
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Laurence Hobgood Quartet, with Bob Mintzer, Rob Amster, Kobie Watkins
8:30PM
at the AV-aerie, 2000 W Fulton, #310, 312.342.6280 ($8)
9:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900 ($10)
  • Benefit concert for the Harold Arts Compilation CD
  • Yale
  • Vox Maui
  • Indeterminate Melody
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
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, December 9th 2007

2:00PM
at Woodland Pattern, 720 E Locust, Milwaukee WI, 414.263.5001 ($6)
3:00PM
at Merit School of Music, 38 S Peoria
4:00PM
at the Community United Methodist Church, 20 N Center St, Naperville IL ($35/$28/$22)
4:00PM-CLOSE
at the Subterranean, 2011 W North, 773.278.6600 ($12/$15/$20 entire festival)
6:00PM-8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • AACM Great Black Music Ensemble
8:00PM-10:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
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, December 10th 2007

7:00PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882
8:00PM-10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Don Moye's Rites, Rhythm & Revival
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago featuring Famoudou Don Moye, Herb Walker, Joe Thomas, Koko Brunson, Enoch Williamson, Clifton Robinson, and Attiba, with special guest Fred Anderson — CD Release concert
10:00PM
at the Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley, 773.489.5471
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, December 11th 2007

7:30PM
at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777
  • Fulcrumpoint : 10th Annual Concert for Peace : Songs of Love and War — music by David Schiff, Paol Ruders, Paul Schoenfield, Paul Moravec
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Jam Session with KoKo Trio — the music of Eric Dolphy
8:40PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
  • Baker Hunt Sandstrom Williams
  • 11:00PM later set : TBA
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 12th 2007

8:00PM
at Boocoo, 1823 Church St, Evanston IL, 847.380.1602
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Baba et Bir
  • Saalik Ziyad, Taalib-Din Ziyad, Willerm Delisfort, Dawii, Shirazette Tinnin
8:30PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)
8:30PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 (Free, Reservations recommended)
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($8)

Thursday, December 13th 2007

7:00PM-11:00PM
at Pirro's Restaurante, 228 Main St, Woodstock IL, 815.337.9100
  • Jazz on the Square — Jam sessions featuring Chicago vocalist Judith Honesty
7:30PM
at Treat Restaurant, 1616 N Kedzie, 773.772.1201
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:00PM
at Darkroom, 2210 W Chicago, 773.276.1411 ($7)
  • Algernon (CD Release)
  • Moxie Motive
  • Cookies & Dirt
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($8)
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Friday, December 14th 2007

7:00PM
at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox ($40/$25 for one event)
  • Accessible Contemporary Music : fundraiser for "Composer Alive: Ireland"
  • 7:00PM New Traditions concert featuring the Irish Songs of Beethoven and traditional Irish music arrangements by John Corigliano, Thomas Moore and Chicago composer Seth Boustead
  • 8:30PM Happy Hour in the Fifth Province featuring performances by the Trinity Irish Dance Academy and the Irish Music Academy
  • to buy tickets call 773.334.3650 or purchase online at www.acmusic.org
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
7:00PM
at the Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N Kedzie, 773.252.6179 ($25)
8:00PM
at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777 ($15-$45)
8:30PM
at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W Devon, 773.465.9801
9:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
9:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl ($5)
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Jackie Allen, John Moulder, Ben Lewis, Hans Sturm, Dane Richeson
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Abbie Lincoln/Max Roach Tribute "Freedom Now" with Dee Alexander
10:00PM
at the Cactus Club, 2496 S Wentworth, Milwaukee WI, 414.482.0160
  • Illusion Of Safety
  • Jon Mueller
  • Raperies (like Draperies)
  • Climax Denial
10:00PM
at Martyrs', 3855 N Lincoln, 773.404.9494

Saturday, December 15th 2007

7:00PM
at the Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N Kedzie, 773.252.6179 ($25)
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Jackie Allen, John Moulder, Ben Lewis, Hans Sturm, Ernie Adams
9:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl ($5)
9:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597 ($10 requested donation)
9:00PM
at Lampo, 216 W Chicago, 2nd Fl
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 Katerina's, 1920 W Irving Park, 773.348.7592
  • The Guitars of Spain
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, December 16th 2007

2:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($5)
3:00PM
at the Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S Michigan
7:00PM
at Woodland Pattern, 720 E Locust, Milwaukee WI, 414.263.5001 ($8)
7:30PM
at Phyllis's Musical Inn, 1800 W Division, 773.486.9862 (Free)
  • Ian Torres Big Band
8:00PM-10:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
9:00PM-12:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($5)
  • Jazz Jam with Isaiah Spencer

Monday, December 17th 2007

7:00PM
at Gallery 37, 66 E Randolph, 312.744.8925 (Free, tickets required)
7:00PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882
8:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Don Moye's Rites, Rhythm & Revival
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago featuring Famoudou Don Moye, Herb Walker, Joe Thomas, Koko Brunson, Enoch Williamson, Clifton Robinson, and Attiba, with special guest Fred Anderson — CD Release concert
10:00PM
at the Bad Dog Tavern, 4535 N Lincoln, 773.334.4040 (Free)
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, December 18th 2007

8:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
8:00PM
at the Radish Patch, 2122 N Maplewood (Free)
  • Poisonoak and AuroraDoreyAlice present a musical play
  • Redbear
  • perpetual dusk at curtsy cavern
  • cj boyd sexxxtet
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Jam Session with KoKo Trio — the music of Andrew Hill
8:40PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
  • Baker Hunt Sandstrom Williams
  • 11:00PM later set : Don Malone aka Lone Monad, Jim Baker — "electromusing"
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 19th 2007

6:30PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($5)
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:30PM
at The Winds Café, 2657 N Kedzie, 773.489.7478
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($7)

Thursday, December 20th 2007

7:00PM-11:00PM
at Pirro's Restaurante, 228 Main St, Woodstock IL, 815.337.9100
  • Jazz on the Square — Jam sessions featuring Chicago vocalist Judith Honesty
7:30PM
at Treat Restaurant, 1616 N Kedzie, 773.772.1201
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:00PM
at Weiser House, 2106 S Kedzie (Free)
9:00PM
at The Note, 1565 N Milwaukee, 773.365.9000
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Friday, December 21st 2007

6:00AM
at Links Hall, 3435 N Sheffield, 2nd Fl, 773.281.0824
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 ($12)
  • Frank Catalano Sextet, with Deen Anbar, Scott Williams, Brendan Joyce, Stefan Chestokowski, Chris Paquette
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 22nd 2007

6:00AM
at Links Hall, 3435 N Sheffield, 2nd Fl, 773.281.0824
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Frank Catalano Sextet, with Deen Anbar, Scott Williams, Brendan Joyce, Stefan Chestokowski, Chris Paquette
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, December 23rd 2007

6:00AM
at Links Hall, 3435 N Sheffield, 2nd Fl, 773.281.0824
8:00PM-10:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($8)
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

Wednesday, December 26th 2007

8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • The 5 after 7 Project Holiday Celebration
  • Saalik Ziyad, Fred Jackson, Shaun Johnson, Norman Palm, Willerm Delisfort, Tim Seisser, Deron Nelson
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($6)

Thursday, December 27th 2007

7:00PM-11:00PM
at Pirro's Restaurante, 228 Main St, Woodstock IL, 815.337.9100
  • Jazz on the Square — Jam sessions featuring Chicago vocalist Judith Honesty
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Barnacle Souffle with Michael Jackson
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Friday, December 28th 2007

7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
8:00PM
at Quenchers, 2401 N Western, 773.276.9730 (Free)
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Battle Of The Saxes : Von Freeman & Edward Petersen, with Willie Pickens, Brian Sandstrom, Robert Shy
9:00PM
at Pete Miller's, 1557 Sherman, Evanston IL, 847.328.0399
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 (Donation requested)

Saturday, December 29th 2007

8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Battle Of The Saxes : Von Freeman & Edward Petersen, with Willie Pickens, Brian Sandstrom, Robert Shy
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, December 30th 2007

3:00PM-4:00PM
at Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Fourth Annual Chicago Taiko Legacy
  • Hide Yoshihashi, Amy Homma, JASC Tsukasa Taiko and special guests Fujima Shunojo, Melody Takata, Jason Matsumoto, Chizuru Kineya, Koujime Yoshimura
8:00PM-10:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
9:00PM
at the New Burkhart Underground, 1228 N Noble (Free)
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, December 31st 2007

9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Organ Dynasty : Isiah Spencer with Ari Brown
10:30PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597 ($15 includes Champagne toast at midnight)

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