|Klang! (photo credit: David Sampson)|
Tuesday, January 22nd: Klang! at Bar Deville (9:30 PM, 21+, $5)
Here’s the curveball choice of the week. The jazz quartet led by clarinetist James Falzone continues its weekly January residency at the craft-cocktail bar. Check out full details on his website, and his latest release Brooklyn Lines…Chicago Spaces on bandcamp.
Wednesday, January 23rd: Soup and Bread at Hideout (5:30 PM, AA, $donation)
The weekly event returns for its fifth year and runs til mid-April. Each week has its own theme; this one is The Ocean. Featured chefs can be those behind the stews at some of your favorite restaurants, or people giving it a first time try. Check out S&B’s website for more details. (all proceeds help local food pantries)
Thursday, January 24th: Soft Speaker at Hideout (7 PM, 21+, $10)
Soft Speaker has a new single and it rocks out like a lost MC5 single. It is forthcoming off the International Scheiße, Dummkopf! EP which they are currently running a Kickstarter to help press on vinyl, as well as their LP Turkish Mindbenders. This night doubles as the release party for MAKE: A Literary Magazine’s newest issue.
Friday, January 25th: Panoramic & True at Coles (10 PM, 21+, FREE)
The eight-piece orchestral-pop group continues its support of last year’s Wonderlust, inspired in equal parts by Max Ernst, Bob Dylan, and all things Canadian. The group also released a new single, “Gunslinger,” at the end of last year. Videotape and House Sounds open.
Saturday, January 26th: Paper Mice at the Burlington (9 PM, 21+, $7)
A favorite live act at WCR. If you haven’t seen them by now, let Gene convince you to go check out the mathy post-punk wildness.
Sunday, January 27th: mekillerrun at saki (3 PM, AA, FREE)
Introspective songs written in Berlin and Chicago. The Karl Marx Allee EP is gloomy and honest with a hint of dark humor. With She Speaks in Tongues.
Monday, January 28th: Chicago Afrobeat Project at Tonic Room (8 PM, 21+, $5)
Another eight-piece group the Chicago Afrobeat Project make funky and infectious African influenced music. They’re releasing an album of cover mashups and reinterpretations next month, with the first release being their version of Marvin Gaye’s “Innercity Blues Make You Wanna Holler.”