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Wednesday, June 12

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free
The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Bowmanville : Ethan Adelsman, Graham Nelson, Noah Plotkin, Oliver Horton, Mason Jiller
Free
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Thursday, June 13

Comfort Station2579 N Milwaukee
-

Comfort Music

  1. DPCD : Alec Watson
  2. Bad Posture Club : Maren Day, Morgan Kavanagh
Donation
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Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Improvised Music Series

  1. Erik Sowa Quartet with Tony "Toca" Carpenter, Fred Jackson Jr, Tyler Wagner
  2. Gleaming Shard : Da Wei Wang, Jerome Bryerton
$15 Door
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Constellation3111 N Western

Fulcrumpoint Presents

  1. Angelo Hart, Tommaso Moretti, Jake Wark, Ben Dillinger
$15
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Ana Everling with Edinho Gerber, Hunter Diamond, Kenny Reichert
$15
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Friday, June 14

Color Club Tavern4146 N Elston708.320.8431
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Banana Acid Fruit Stand Variety Show

  1. Janelle Finton, Alvin Santner
  2. Tyler Wagner
  3. BearDuo : Aaron Kaufman-Levine, Garrett Frees
  4. Erez Dessel, Mabel Kwan
  5. Blind Glass : Caroline Jesalva, Noah Mark, Charlie Reichert-Powell, Leo Buczkowski
  6. installation art + food by Christina Sadovnikov
$15-$20 or PWYC
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Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

CLEAT Series

  1. Landon Caldwell
  2. D Jean-Baptiste
$15 Door
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Tritriangle1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl
  1. Signal Decay
  2. Rush Falknor
  3. Disaster Scope
  4. VOSS
$10-$15 Donation
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Paul Asaro Quartet featuring Natalie Scharf, Joel Paterson, Jeff Parker
$15
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the Empty Bottle1035 N Western773.276.3600
  1. Bitchin Bajas
  2. Sam Prekop
$20
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Saturday, June 15

Tritriangle1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl
  1. Donny Mahlmeister
  2. Todd Mattei
  3. TBA
$10-$15 Donation
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Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Josh Berman / Jason Stein Quartet
$15
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Sunday, June 16

Experimental Sound Studio5925 N Ravenswood773.769.1069

OPTION

  1. Dorothy Carlos Solo
Free
The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Paul Giallorenzo Trio with Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Mikel Patrick Avery, special guest Josh Berman
$15
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Monday, June 17

Beat Kitchen2100 W Belmont773.281.4444
  1. Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Donation
the Empty Bottle1035 N Western773.276.3600
  1. Mdou Moctar
  2. Lia Kohl
$25
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Tuesday, June 18

Color Club Tavern4146 N Elston708.320.8431

Cross Modulations Series

  1. Mike Perkins, Jeff Chan
  2. Robbie Lynn Hunsinger, Tim Daisy
$10 Door
The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Gustavo Cortiñas Trio with Artie Black, Kitt Lyles
Free
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Wednesday, June 19

South Merrill Community Garden7030 S Merrill
-
  1. Alysha Monique and The Family Divine
Beat Kitchen2100 W Belmont773.281.4444

Splice Series

  1. Marvin Tate, Lia Kohl, Peter Maunu
The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free
The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Trio Dashes : Isaiah Keith, Oliver Scott, Devin Foster
Free
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Thursday, June 20

Co-Prosperity3219 S Morgan773.837.0145
  1. Boston Typewriter Orchestra with special guests Neal Markowski, Eliya Gwetta
$20
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Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Improvised Music Series

  1. Angelo Hart, Marion Mallard
  2. Nat Baldwin, Ishmael Ali, Ben Billington
$15 Door
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Radio Outernational : Hunter Diamond, Kenthaney Redmond, Aaron Shapiro, Wayne Montana, Areif Sless-Kitain
$15
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Friday, June 21

Constellation3111 N Western

Currents

  1. Third Coast Percussion : Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, David Skidmore — music by Hans Thomalla, Joel St Julien, Srayamurtikanti, Nick Zoulek
$15
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Saturday, June 22

Tritriangle1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl
  1. Yaz Lancaster
  2. Liz Durette
  3. Billington / Genetti / Maunu
  4. Hasani & Perajhe
  5. Jade Sayson & Andrew CS
$15 Donation
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The.BlkRoom4015 W Carroll
-
  1. The JuJu Exchange
  2. DJ Duane Powell

Sunday, June 23

Experimental Sound Studio5925 N Ravenswood773.769.1069

OPTION

  1. Jake Meginsky Solo
Free
Compound Yellow244 Lake St, Oak Park IL
-

Homeroom's Summer Salon: Party + Fundraiser

  1. performance by Katinka Kleijn, Bill MacKay
$20-$50 Donation
The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee
  1. Five Points : Clark Sommers, Geof Bradfield, Neil Hemphill, Dave Miller, Chris Varga
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Constellation3111 N Western

Frequency Series Presents: Mirrors, Dreams and Nightmares

  1. Cacie Miller with Missing Piece : Dan Galat, Kelly Quesada — works of Lera Auerbach
$15
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Monday, June 24

Beat Kitchen2100 W Belmont773.281.4444
  1. Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Donation

Tuesday, June 25

The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Alta Vista : Jakob Heinemann, Chet Zenor, Andy Danstrom
Free
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Wednesday, June 26

Constellation3111 N Western

ONEderful

  1. Josh Harlow
$10
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free
The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Tim Daisy, Jon Irabagon
Free
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Thursday, June 27

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Improvised Music Series

  1. Maria Elena Silva
  2. animals & giraffes : Phillip Greenlief, Claudia La Rocco, with guests Tim Daisy, Kim Nucci
$15 Door
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Friday, June 28

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Elastro Series

  1. castroduperly
  2. Paige Alice Naylor
  3. Judd Morrisey
$15 Door
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Constellation3111 N Western
-
  1. Sun Ra Arkestra
$40
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Constellation3111 N Western
-
  1. Sun Ra Arkestra
$40
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Saturday, June 29

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Re-release of "Instead Of"

  1. Andrés Crovetti
$15 Door
Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Charlie Kirchen Quartet with Nick Mazzarella, Dave Miller, Devin Drobka
  2. Charlie Kirchen Quartet with Nick Mazzarella, Dave Miller, Devin Drobka, special guest Mark Feldman
$15
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Sunday, June 30

Experimental Sound Studio5925 N Ravenswood773.769.1069

OPTION

  1. Nick Dunston Solo
Free
Constellation3111 N Western

Frequency Series

  1. Hot Second : Dylan Feldpausch, Rebecca McDaniel — music by José Martínez, Dylan Feldpausch, Gabriela Ortiz, Caroline Shaw, Stephanie Orlando, Esperanza Spalding, Hannah Epperson
$15
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Monday, July 01

Beat Kitchen2100 W Belmont773.281.4444
  1. Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Donation

Tuesday, July 02

The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee
-
  1. The Whistler Jam led by Quin Kirchner and Matt Ulery
Free
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Thursday, July 04

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Special tribute to Frederick Douglass's speech "What to the slave is the 4th of July"

  1. David Boykin
  2. King Sophia
  3. Hameedullah
$15 Door
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Friday, July 05

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Drazek Fuscaldo : Przemyslaw Krys Drazek, Brent Fuscaldo, with Mark Feldman, George Marich
  2. Dave Rempis, Tyler Damon
$15
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Saturday, July 06

Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Christopher Dammann Sextet with Scott Clark, Edward Wilkerson, Jon Irabagon, James Davis, Mabel Kwan
$15
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Sunday, July 07

Experimental Sound Studio5925 N Ravenswood773.769.1069

OPTION

  1. FLUTTER : Fay Victor, Nicole Mitchell, with Devon Gates
Free

Tuesday, July 09

The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Paul Mutzabaugh, Mike Pinto, Jon Deitemeyer
Free
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Thursday, July 11

South Merrill Community Garden7030 S Merrill
-
  1. Len'l x Five
Constellation3111 N Western
  1. microplastique : Ben Zucker, Molly Jones, Josh Harlow, Adam Shead
$15
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Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Improvised Music Series

  1. Raquel Gonzalez
  2. Chien-An Yuan
  3. Ryan Dunn's Instinct Control
$15 Door
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Friday, July 12

Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Zachary Finnegan with Lenard Simpson III, Andrew Sudhibhasilp, Ben Lewis, Ethan Philion, Cliff Wallace
$15
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Tritriangle1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl
  1. Hearsay : Ishmael Ali, Allen Moore, Bill Harris
  2. Snek Trio : Janna Lee, Reid Karris, Erik Sowa
  3. Larvavision : Doug Abram, Labratio, Jeff Goulet
$15 Donation
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Joel Paterson Trio with Beau Sample, Alex Hall
$15

Saturday, July 13

Museum of Contemporary Art220 E Chicago312.280.2660
-
  1. Jamshid Jam : Ramin Roshandel, Jean-François Charles
Free with admission
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Sunday, July 14

Experimental Sound Studio5925 N Ravenswood773.769.1069

OPTION

  1. Brandon Seabrook Solo
Free

Tuesday, July 16

bim bom studios5226 W Belmont
-

bloc sound #5

  1. Christopher Riggs, Hunter Brown — solo, duo
  2. Graham Stephenson, Jason Soliday
$15 Door
The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Julian Kirshner, Peter Maunu, Kent Kessler
Free
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Wednesday, July 17

Steelworkers ParkE 87th St at Lake Michigan
-
  1. 2 Brown Sisters: Africa and Maggie Brown

Sunday, July 21

Experimental Sound Studio5925 N Ravenswood773.769.1069

OPTION

  1. John Yau
Free

Monday, July 22

Millennium Park201 E Randolph
  1. Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain, Rakesh Chaurasia, special guest Arooj Aftab
Free

Wednesday, July 24

Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Beings : Zoh Amba, Steve Gunn, Jim White, Shahzad Ismaily
$20
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Thursday, July 25

Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Proyecto Libre : James Sanders, Avreeayl Ra, Joshua Abrams, Jean Christophe Leroy, Edward Wilkerson Jr
$15
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Saturday, July 27

Constellation3111 N Western

Record release

  1. Groppler Zorn : Luc Mosley, Chris Moore, Eric Novak, Ian Christensen, Jeff Sherfey, Jonah Penningroth, Nabeel El-Sayed, Nick McMillan, Alex Santilli, Ben Kinsinger
$15
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Monday, July 29

The Hideout1354 W Wabansia773.227.4433
  1. SUSS
  2. Hali Palombo
$20
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Tuesday, July 30

The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Jamal Damien Trio with Isaiah Keith, Owen Frankel
Free
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Wednesday, July 31

The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Imperial Boxmen
Free
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Thursday, August 01

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Paul Bedal, Jon Deitemeyer, Matt Ulery
  2. Matt Ulery's Mother Harp, with Artie Black, Russ Johnson, Dustin Laurenzi, Quin Kirchner
$15
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Friday, August 02

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Matt Gold, Matt Ulery, Quin Kirchner
$15
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Thursday, August 08

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Matt Ulery's Pollinator, with Dustin Laurenzi, James Davis, Steve Duncan, Dave Miller, Quin Kirchner
  2. Matt Ulery's Mother Harp, with Artie Black, Russ Johnson, Dustin Laurenzi, Quin Kirchner
$15
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Saturday, August 31

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

FPE Records presents

  1. Yea Big, Tatsu Aoki — Album release
$15 Door
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Thursday, September 26

Co-Prosperity3219 S Morgan773.837.0145
  1. Astrid Sonne
$20
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