NOW IS · A CHICAGO MUSIC CALENDAR

Friday, February 1st 2008

7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
7:00PM
at Hotcakes Gallery, 3379 N Pierce, Milwaukee WI, 414.961.7714
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • 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
10:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597 (Donation requested)

Saturday, February 2nd 2008

8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • 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
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, February 3rd 2008

4:00PM
at the Augustana Chapel, 1100 E 55th St ($15/$10)
  • Sounding The Sacred IV
  • CUBE annual concert, with guests Chantelle Grant, Alicia Tate, Daniel Schwandt — works by Daniel Pinkham, Brian Ferneyhough, Hans Jorg Bertram, Hermann Schroeder, Hugo Distler, Jan Bender, Patricia Morehead
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
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

Monday, February 4th 2008

8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Blue Mondays
  • Isaiah Spencer's Organ Dynasty, with Ben Tyson, Scott Hesse, Fred Jackson, Don Moore
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, February 5th 2008

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • The Chicago Cajun Aces : Stewart Gehring, Charlie Terr, Holly Whedbee — Cajun Two-Steps and Waltzes
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, February 6th 2008

7:00PM
at the Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N Lincoln Park West, 312.742.7726
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($8)
9:00PM
at the Tonic Room, 2447 N Halsted , 773.248.8400 ($5)
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($6)

Thursday, February 7th 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
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($12)
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Friday, February 8th 2008

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
7:30PM
at Lutkin Memorial Hall, 700 University Pl, Evanston IL ($9-$5)
  • James Pellerite : The Native American Flute Meets the Modern Flute
8:00PM
at Silvie's Lounge, 1902 W Irving Park, 773.871.6239 ($5)
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Frank D'Rone Quartet, with Tom Hope, Bill Harrison, Pete Castronova
10:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597

Saturday, February 9th 2008

6:00PM
in Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan ($30/$25, reservations recommended)
  • Philip Glass — A conversation and performance
6:30PM
  • Isotope 217°
8:00PM
at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St, Oak Park IL
8:00PM
at Chiopolis, 2739 W North, 773.252.3400 ($10 suggested donation)
  • Anti-Valentine's Party
  • Walking Bicycles
  • Digable Cat
  • Garvin the Martian
  • We Can And We Must
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Frank D'Rone Quartet, with Tom Hope, Nick Schneider, Pete Castronova
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)
10:30PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl (Donation requested)
  • Praying For Oblivion
  • Mike Pitts
  • Thee Psyontologists
  • Ken Rei
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, February 10th 2008

3:00PM
at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777
4:00PM
at the Community United Methodist Church, 20 N Center St, Naperville IL
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 Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Monday, February 11th 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
  • Blue Mondays
  • Isaiah Spencer's Organ Dynasty, with Ben Tyson, Scott Hesse, Fred Jackson, Don Moore
9:30PM
at Brown Rice, 4432 N Kedzie ($3 suggested donation)
10:00PM
at the Bad Dog Tavern, 4535 N Lincoln, 773.334.4040 (Free)
10:00PM
at the Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley, 773.489.5471
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, February 12th 2008

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, February 13th 2008

7:00PM
at Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E Oakwood Blvd, 773.268.7500
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 (Free)
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($6)

Thursday, February 14th 2008

7:00PM
at Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
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

Friday, February 15th 2008

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Ryan Fisher, Colby Maddox, Mike Church — Bluegrass/Folk/Americana
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)
  • Brad Goode Quartet, with Jeff Jenkins, Kelly Sill, Todd Reid — Record release party for "Nature Boy"
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Cactus Club, 2496 S Wentworth, Milwaukee WI, 414.482.0160

Saturday, February 16th 2008

8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Brad Goode Quartet, with Jeff Jenkins, Kelly Sill, Todd Reid — Record release party for "Nature Boy"
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 (Donation requested)
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, February 17th 2008

4:00PM
at Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th, 773.702.8068 (Free)
  • University Wind Ensemble — Husa's Apotheosis of This Earth and more
5:00PM-8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Famoudou Don Moye's Sun Percussion, with Herb Walker, Joe Thomas, Koko Brunson, Enoch Williamson, Clifton Robinson — "Aquarian Celebration"
6:00PM
in the Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E 59th, 4th Fl, 773.702.8069 (Free)
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, February 18th 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
  • Blue Mondays
  • Isaiah Spencer's Organ Dynasty, with Ben Tyson, Scott Hesse, Fred Jackson, Don Moore
9:00PM
at Brown Rice, 4432 N Kedzie ($3 suggested donation)
10:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 (Free)
10:00PM
at Reggie's Music Joint, 2105 S State, 312.949.0120 (Free)
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, February 19th 2008

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
7:00PM
at Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
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 ($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, February 20th 2008

7:00PM
at the Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N Lincoln Park West, 312.742.7726 (Free, limited seating)
7:00PM
at Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($7)
10:00PM
at the Tonic Room, 2447 N Halsted , 773.248.8400 ($5)

Thursday, February 21st 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
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($10)
  • Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra IV
  • Spires That in the Sunset Rise
  • Baby Walrus
9:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433
  • Grace Chicago Consort CD Release Concert
  • James Falzone, Davin Youngs, Rebekah Cope, Karen Shulz-Harmon, Marty Metzger, Tim Mulvenna, with guests TBA
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Friday, February 22nd 2008

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Kat Parra, with Murray Low, Steve Hashimoto, Alejo Poveda
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
8:00PM
at Merit School of Music, 38 S Peoria
9:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Dee Alexander Quartet, with Miguel de la Cerna, Harrison Bankhead, Leon Joyce Jr
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, February 23rd 2008

6:00PM
at the University of Chicago Film Studies Center, Cobb Hall, 5811 S Ellis, 3rd Fl (Free)
6:00PM
at Brown Rice, 4432 N Kedzie
  • Nicole Mitchell — lecture/demonstration on the subject of her creative work
7:30PM
at Casa Sandia, 1359 W 16th
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Dee Alexander Quartet, with Miguel de la Cerna, Harrison Bankhead, Leon Joyce Jr
9:00PM
at Lampo, 216 W Chicago, 2nd Fl
9:00PM
at Lilly's, 2515 N Lincoln, 773.525.2422 ($6)
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • The Seekers, with Hanah Jon Taylor
9:30PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433
10:00PM
at Brown Rice, 4432 N Kedzie ($5 suggested donation)
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, February 24th 2008

1:30PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
4:00PM
at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL, 847.905.1500
5:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597 ($10 suggested donation)
  • Last Sunday Classical Series
  • Nicole Mitchell, Jennifer Swanson, Tara Pedroncelli, Trey Sandlin, Stephen Hill others TBA — music by Handel, Purcell, Schumann, Vivaldi
7:30PM
at Lutkin Memorial Hall, 700 University Pl, Evanston IL ($7-$4)
  • Music Technology Ensemble — works by Stockhausen, Truax
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, February 25th 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
  • Blue Mondays
  • Isaiah Spencer's Organ Dynasty, with Ben Tyson, Scott Hesse, Fred Jackson, Don Moore
9:00PM
at Brown Rice, 4432 N Kedzie ($3 suggested donation)
9:00PM
at Reggie's Music Joint, 2105 S State, 312.949.0120
10:00PM
at the Bad Dog Tavern, 4535 N Lincoln, 773.334.4040
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, February 26th 2008

12:15PM
at Randolph Café, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
  • Darwin Noguera Evolution Trio, with Victor Miranda, Juan Pastor — Latin Jazz
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
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, February 27th 2008

8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • The Dadabeat : David Effgen, Vuyani Wakaba, Chris Edwards, Atiba Y Jali, Herman Reyes, Steve Koerner
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($12)
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($6)

Thursday, February 28th 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
9:30PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Friday, February 29th 2008

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
7:30PM
at SoTish, 23 S La Grange Rd, La Grange IL, 708.588.1115 ($20)
8:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl ($5)
9:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
  • Nina Simone Tribute
  • Allá
  • Lynn Tomblin
  • My Damn Butterfly
  • Ono
  • Nicole Mitchell
  • Stephenie Rearick
  • Juan Diaz
  • Mitar
  • Nicole Wells
  • Eric Hampton
  • All City Affairs
  • hosted by Marvin Tate
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Kurt Elling Quartet, with Laurence Hobgood, Rob Amster, Kobie Watkins, plus a special guest
9:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the AV-aerie, 2000 W Fulton, #310, 312.342.6280

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