April & May Action
Where does it come from and where does it go?
The cold spell seems to have finally broken here in Chicago, and for the last several days the Sun’s warmth has been draped upon me like a golden cloak, arriving not a moment too soon. Last month marked five years for me in the city and the photo above was snapped by Julia Dratel at The Hideout the day I “officially” arrived, mid-tour, after a wishy-washy dance between here and Bloomington for a third of a year, one foot in, one foot out, as is my way sometimes.
As usual I have a handful of shows on the horizon, including a last-minute sub for Mike Reed in a quartet with Fred Jackson Jr. on saxophone, Josh Berman on cornet and Jason Roebke on bass on the occasion of a Raque Ford art exhibit at Good Weather on S. Western Ave. The following week I’ll make a (for these days) rare appearance in the indie rock world w/ Eli Winter & Sam Wagster at Sleeping Village, and next month longtime friend and collaborator Dave Rempis and I are hitting the road for a string of dates across the American Rust Belt / Middle West. Please join us if you’d like…
– Saturday, April 15th – quartet w/ Fred Jackson Jr., Josh Berman & Jason Roebke @ Good Weather Artspace (1524 S. Western Ave.), Chicago, IL
– Friday, April 21st – Eli Winter (trio w/ Sam Wagster) w/ Cola (Montréal), Red Tunic @ Sleeping Village (3734 W. Belmont Ave.), Chicago, IL
– Sunday, May 21st – trio w/ Gerrit Hatcher & Joshua Abrams @ Hungry Brain (2319 W. Belmont Ave.), Chicago, IL
– Wednesday, May 24th – duo w/ Dave Rempis @ Blockhouse Bar (205 S. College Ave.), Bloomington, IN
– Thursday, May 25th – duo w/ Dave Rempis @ The Spot Tavern (409 S. 4th St.), Lafayette, IN
– Friday, May 26th – duo w/ Dave Rempis @ Institute 193 (215 N. Limestone), Lexington, KY
– Saturday, May 27th – duo w/ Dave Rempis @ TBA (presented by New Ghosts), Cleveland, OH
– Sunday, May 28th – duo w/ Dave Rempis @ Trinosophes (1464 Gratiot Ave.), Detroit, MI
April 13, 2023 [permalink] Dave Rempis, Eli Winter, Fred Jackson Jr., Gerrit Hatcher, Jason Roebke, Josh Berman, Joshua Abrams, Sam Wagster, tour