NOW IS · A CHICAGO MUSIC CALENDAR

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

7:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597 ($10)
  • Paris Harp Duo : Elizabeth Jaxon, Marta Power — music by Andres, Damase, Franck, Ravel, Tournier, Alexander
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($8)

Thursday, January 3rd 2008

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
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
10:00PM-1:00AM
at People Lounge, 1560 N Milwaukee, 773.227.9339

Friday, January 4th 2008

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Alma Afrobeat Ensemble
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
8:00PM
at Reggie's Music Joint, 2105 S State, 312.949.0120 (Free)
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($10)
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050

Saturday, January 5th 2008

7:00PM
at Transitions Bookplace, 1000 W North, 312.951.READ
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
8:30PM-11:30PM
at the Oak Park Abbey, 728 Lake St, Oak Park IL, 708.358.8840
9:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl ($5)
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, January 6th 2008

6:00PM-8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • AACM Great Black Music Ensemble
7:30PM
at the Checkerboard Lounge, 5201 S Harper, 773.684.1472 ($10)
  • Ari Brown — CD/DVD release concert for "Live At the Green Mill" — 3 sets
8:00PM-10:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
8:00PM
at Phyllis's Musical Inn, 1800 W Division, 773.486.9862
  • Ian Torres Big Band
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, January 7th 2008

8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Isaiah Spencer's Organ Dynasty
9:00PM
at Reggie's Music Joint, 2105 S State, 312.949.0120
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, January 8th 2008

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Ron Perillo Quartet, with Dennis Carroll, Kobie Watkins, Pharez Whitted
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Mike Avery and the Koko Trio Jam
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
10:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($10)
  • The Rita
  • Is
  • Shattered Hymen
  • Mykel Boyd
  • Raperies (Like Draperies)
  • Body Collector
  • Augment
10:00PM
at the Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley, 773.489.5471
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, January 9th 2008

7:00PM
at the Sherwood Conservatory, 1312 S Michigan, 312.427.6267
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050

Thursday, January 10th 2008

8:00AM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl ($5)
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
  • Camilla Rhodes, with Chris Dammann
9:00PM
at Katerina's, 1920 W Irving Park, 773.348.7592 ($5)
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Friday, January 11th 2008

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Balkano — Balkan-infused Jazz and Klezmer
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
7:30PM
at Danny's, 1951 W Dickens, 773.489.6457
8:00PM
at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E Hubbard, 312.642.6805
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
  • John Moulder Quintet
9:00PM
at the House of Blues, 329 N Dearborn, 312.923.2000 ($12-$14)
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)

Saturday, January 12th 2008

7:30PM
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($24)
  • Contempo and Grazyna Auguscik Quartet, with Jaroslaw Bester — music by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sofia Gubaidulina, Shih-Hui Chen
8:00PM
at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E Hubbard, 312.642.6805
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
  • John Moulder Quintet
9:00PM-12:00AM
at Jerry's Wicker Park, 1938 W Division, 773.235.1006
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($8)
9:00PM
at The Flowershop, 2159 W 21st Pl
  • Bee Mask
  • Is
  • David Russell
  • Wyatt Howland
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)
10:00PM
at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W Devon, 773.465.9801 ($10)
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, January 13th 2008

6:00PM-8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • AACM Great Black Music Ensemble
7:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
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)
  • Blue Screen of Death Showcase
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Grand Pappi's Teddy Bear Brigade
  • Stinker
  • Joshua Miller
  • Radius
  • Young Turks
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, January 14th 2008

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
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Isaiah Spencer's Organ Dynasty
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, January 15th 2008

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Peter Lerner Soulbop Trio, with Paul Mutzabaugh, Michael Raynor
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Mike Avery and the Koko Trio Jam
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, January 16th 2008

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

Thursday, January 17th 2008

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-10:30PM
at Irish Times, 8869 Burlington Ave, Brookfield IL, 708.259.2727 ($5)
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Reneé Baker with Mantra Blue Free Orchestra : Reneé Baker, David Boykin, Nicole Mitchell, Karl E H Siegfried, Todd Matthews, Phyllis Sanders, James Sanders, Bruce Nelson, Tony Porter, Edward Moore, Katherine Benitez, Steve Berry, Larry Bowen
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Friday, January 18th 2008

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • ESTA — Israeli pop, jazz, world
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Dragonfly, 832 W Randolph St, 312.787.7600
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
7:30PM
at Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th, 773.702.8068
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Chevere : Steve Eisen, Mark Ohlsen, Chris "Hambone" Cameron, Howard Levy, Ernie Denov, Eric Hochberg, Alejo Poveda, Jean Leroy, Joe Rendon
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • David Young Quartet

Saturday, January 19th 2008

8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Chevere : Steve Eisen, Mark Ohlsen, Chris "Hambone" Cameron, Howard Levy, Ernie Denov, Eric Hochberg, Alejo Poveda, Jean Leroy, Joe Rendon
9:00PM
at Ronny's, 2101 N California ($6)
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)
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, January 20th 2008

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, January 21st 2008

7:30PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Isaiah Spencer's Organ Dynasty
9:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($6 suggested donation)
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
8:00PM
at Schubas, 3159 N Southport, 773.525.2508 ($10)
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Mike Avery and the Koko Trio Jam
8:40PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($8)
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008

8:00PM
at the Double Door, 1572 N Milwaukee, 773.489.3160 ($8)
8:00PM
at Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan, 7th Fl, 312.341.3780 ($14/$7)
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($6)
  • Ken Vandermark
  • Joanne Powers Trio : Joanne Powers, Jennifer Pendur, Paul Baker

Thursday, January 24th 2008

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
  • Reneé Baker and FAQtet : Reneé Baker, Todd Matthews, Phyllis Sanders, Tony Porter, Karl E H Siegfried, Bruce Nelson
9:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)
10:00PM
at Darkroom, 2210 W Chicago, 773.276.1411
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Friday, January 25th 2008

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Vivian Garcia and Friends — Rumba Flamenco Guitar
7:00PM-MIDNIGHT
at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
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
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:30PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
10:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757 (Free)
10:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597 (Donation requested)

Saturday, January 26th 2008

11:00AM-5:00PM
at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
7:30PM
at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777
7:30PM
at SoTish, 23 S La Grange Rd, La Grange IL, 708.588.1115 ($20)
8:00PM
at the Borg Ward, 823 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
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)
10:00PM
at The No Point, 738 W Randolph
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, January 27th 2008

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, January 28th 2008

7:30PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
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
at the Bad Dog Tavern, 4535 N Lincoln, 773.334.4040 (Free)
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275
10:30PM
at the Elbo Room, 2871 N Lincoln, 773.549.5549 ($7)

Tuesday, January 29th 2008

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
7:30PM
at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777
  • Fulcrumpoint : Essential Elements : Alpha ... Air and Water — music by Sebastien Currier, Geoffrey Gordon, Richard Danielpour, Duke Ellington
7:30PM
at the Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N Kedzie, 773.252.6179 ($18)
  • Toumani Diabaté
  • Princes of Futa
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Mike Avery and the Koko Trio Jam
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 ($7)
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, January 30th 2008

8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:00PM
at the AV-aerie, 2000 W Fulton, #310, 312.342.6280
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($6)

Thursday, January 31st 2008

7:30PM
at Pick-Staiger Hall, 50 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston IL, 847.467.4000 ($25-$10)
  • The Assad Brothers' Brazilian Guitar Festival
8:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl (Donation requested)
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Spider Trio : Brian Pardo, Dan McNaughton, Tim Keenan

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