III UN Presents III Mike Adams at His Honest Weight, Advance Base & Rob Jacobs @ The Burlington, 5/5/14

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Indiana native Michael Dwayne Adams is a melody maker of the most earnest disposition. After nearly ten years as a composing member of Midwestern indie outfit Husband & Wife, Adams cut his first solo record in 2011 under the moniker Mike Adams at His Honest Weight. He’s back this May with Best of Boiler Room Classics on Bloomington’s preeminent Flannelgraph Records

A singer-songwriter in the grand tradition, Adams builds gently tuneful elements into sublimely textured pop structures. His melancholic croon immediately triggered warm memories of one of my favorites from 2005—Lou Barlow’s  indie pop delicacy Emoh. His vocal timbre can easily be read as an augmentation of other ‘90s indie rock forebears like Doug Martsch or Jason Molina as well. Adams, however, succeeds in bolstering the production value from the ragged ‘90s aesthetic to a more dynamically-ranged and embedded sonic palate. Maybe most laudable, though, is Adams’ tremendous ear for the hook. Best of Boiler Room Classics is supercharged with succinctly patterned melodic phrasings that seem to get permanently lodged in the subconscious’s endless appetite for the singalong. 

Mike Adams at His Honest Weight shoves off on a Midwest tour that touches down in Chicago on Monday, May 5 at The Burlington. He’ll be joined by synth pop luminary Owen Ashworth (fka Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) aka Advance Base and Chicago newcomer/levitating shaman poet Rob Jacobs (Wei Zhongle). We’re pleased to present these three seasoned artists in a night of reverence to the song.

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Mike Adams at His Honest Weight, Advance Base, Rob Jacobs
Monday, May 5 @ The Burlington - 3425 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, Ill
9pm / $7

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Pajo, Walford, Oldham.

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Pajo, Walford, Oldham.

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LISTEN: Beth Gibbons + Gonga, “Black Sabbeth”
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Astro Black by Sun Ra
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Astro Black by Sun Ra


ASTRO BLACK
Astro-Black Mythology
Astro-Timeless Immortality
Astro-Thought in Mystic Sound
Astro-Black of Outer Space
Astro Natural of Darkest Stars
Astro Reach Beyond the Stars
Out to Endless Endlessness
Astro-Black American
The Universe is in My Voice
The Universe Speaks through the Dawn
To Those of Earth and Other Worlds
Listen While You Have the Chance
Find Your Place among the Stars
Listen to the Outer World
Rhythm Multiplicity
Harmony, Equational
Melody Horizon
Astro Black and Cosmo Dark
Astro Black and Cosmo Dark
Astro Black and Cosmo Dark.
Astro Black Mythology
Astro-Timeless Immortality
Astro Thought in Mystic Sound
Astro Black Mythology 

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Sun Ra in concert

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Sun Ra in concert

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Heart-rending audiophilia by our pals at Fruit Bonus Films.

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Duke Ellington & Joan Miro

This is magical: Duke Ellington visits a French medieval village overlooking the Cote d’Azur, where he meets another giant: artist Joan Miro. With Miro looking on, Ellington, John Lamb and Sam Woodyard play a new composition that became The Shepherd (Who Watches over the Night Flock). Some fantastic views of Miro’s sculpture.

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Week Four: Loris in Residency @ Bar DeVille, 4/22/14

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Our month with Loris at Bar DeVille draws to a close this evening, Tuesday, April 22nd. Each successive week, the foursome have made bold graduations in their vision of sound. Tenuous observations and responses in earlier phases have given way to expanded spatial and interpersonal clarity.

A few weeks prior, James Davis referred to Loris’s interplay as “a study in miscommunication.” Tim Stine, just days away from the birth of his first child, has contributed guitar playing of profound urgency, feverish spontaneity and emotional disquiet. Frank Rosaly, following closely on the movement of his Ratchet Series from Chicago holdover Skylark, leads charges of some of the most rhythmically direct assaults we’ve witnessed from him. Jeff Greene steps into the foreground as a dynamic shapeshifter of bass melody discovering fleeting grooves from disparate energies. And Mr. Davis twists the tone of the trumpet into sinister gasps and wails mimicking the mechanics of a manic freight train.

The room filled with tattered couches and Victorian castoffs in the third chamber of Bar DeVille emits a stilling presentiment over its inhabitants; an acknowledgement of the influence of spatial context to the creative force. Dour, moody and fearful, the quartet’s sound has become hand in glove with the terrain. 

This week, we’re pleased to be joined by Dave Vettraino of Public House Sound Recordings as sound engineer and John Dworkin on video production. High wire cacophony to commence at 10pm. -jd

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Over/Out at Bar DeVille (701 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois), every Tuesday night at 10pm, vinyl selections by Joe Darling will be heard before, between, and after performances.

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Uncompromising and idealistic, Jeremiah Jae’s latest release, a mixtape called Good Times, is yet another concept-driven, abstract, art for art’s sake project from the prolific producer/MC.
Stream Good Times from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

nprmusic:

Uncompromising and idealistic, Jeremiah Jae’s latest release, a mixtape called Good Times, is yet another concept-driven, abstract, art for art’s sake project from the prolific producer/MC.

Stream Good Times from NPR Music’s First Listen