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This Month At The Whistler
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T A C K
S E R I E S
E V E R Y T U E S D AY N I G H T,
T H E R E L A X AT TA C K J A Z Z S E R I E S
SHOWCASES OUR VISION FOR
PRESENTING CHICAGO'S TOP JAZZ
A R T I S T S I N A L I V E LY AT M O S P H E R E .
UPCOMING SHOWS INCLUDE:
2/ 7: Keefe Jackson
Keefe Jackson is a saxophonist/clarinettist/composer. He
performs in groups such as the Fast Citizens, Chicago Luzern Exchange, and Keefe Jackson's Project Project. His
recordings are available on Delmark Records, the oldest
independent jazz and blues record label in the USA.
2 /14 : Mike Re e d,
M a t t S c h n e i d e r, J e b B i s h o p
Drummer Mike Reed will be introducing a brand new
group featuring Matt Schneider on guitar and Jeb Bishop on trombone. In a recent interview with the Chicago
Reader, he describes the group as such: "I'm trying to
do something where there's no bass. I'm really trying to
whittle down the amount of stuff we need to bring. It's really about a rhythmic flexibility. The horn players can be in
front but they can also be part of the rhythm section, sort
of like a brass band would, or even like a Dixieland band.
That's the idea but obviously with more contemporary
ideas in it as well."
Masters of their instruments and wizards of improvisation, the Gunnelpumpers are a unique ensemble that
creates compelling worlds of sound from seemingly
nothing. The brainchild of bassist Doug Johnson, they are
best described by the subtitle on the band's Myspace
page: music by accident. Other band members include
bassist Mathew Golombisky, percussionists Randy Farr,
Douglas Brush and Quin Kirchner, along with guitarist
John Meyer. The group has also included a host of stellar
guest artists over the years and it is always interesting to
see who will appear for any given performance.
Halo Defect features Michael Zerang on drums and a
couple of Relax Attack regulars: Dave Rempis on saxophone and Nate McBride on E-bass. Zerang has been
a professional musician, composer, and producer since
1976, focusing extensively on improvised music, free
jazz, contemporary composition, puppet theater, experimental theater, and international musical forms. He has
collaborated with contemporary theater, dance, and
other multidisciplinary forms and has received three Joseph Jefferson Awards for Original Music Composition in
Theater in collaboration with Redmoon Theater, in 1996,
1998, and 2000.
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== F E B R U A R Y ==
SUN
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Panoramic
& True,
Matt Jones
& the Reconstruction
F E AT U R I N G —
R E L A X AT TA C K
JAZZ SERIES
FEBRUARY
CALENDAR
An all-night, all-vinyl affair of classic deep house, garage
house, and Italo disco. DJ sets by special guest Michael
Serafini (Gramaphone Records) and your host Daniel
Smith (Neon Marshmallow). Dress to sweat—bop till you-drop.
F E AT U R E D
EVENTS
== 9 ==
DEEP INTO THE
BOWELS OF HOUSE
STOREFRONT
GALLERY
T H U R S D A Y
WHISTLER
RECORDS
FEBRUARY 2012
The Occidental Brothers’ blend of high-energy soukous,
rootsy Ghanian Highlife and African Jazz conjures up
sounds of the golden age of the African guitar band and
has made them favorites of music critics and fans alike,
but it’s a sound that has also seduced an audience of
listeners as diverse as the members of this band. The
group is led by guitarist Nathaniel Braddock, an instructor at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music and
twice profiled in Guitar Player Magazine. Braddock is
joined by jazz phenom Greg Ward on alto, Joshua Ramos on bass and Makaya McCraven on drums. After
playing the Pitchfork festival in 2008 and GlobalFest in
2009, the OBDBI experienced a meteoric rise: graduating from Chicago street festivals to the stages of Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and the Montreal and
Vancouver Jazz Festivals in the course of a year. Tonight presents a rare opportunity to see the Occidental
Brothers in such an intimate room as The Whistler.
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/02
/03
/04
/06
Movieoke
/07
/08
Occidental
Brothers
Dance Band
International
RELAX
AT TA C K
JAZZ
SERIES:
Keefe Jackson
Maxx Traxx:
Boogie &
Modern Funk
with
DJ Shred One
/09
Leroy Bach
(6 PM)
Whistler Tips
Deep Into
The Bowels
Of House
W/ DJ Daniel
Smith
Lush Life
W/ DJ
David Drake
(9:30)
/10
/11
Bill McKay
Netherfriends
(DJ set)
(6 PM)
No Room
For Squares
(9:30)
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Guitar Duo
W E D N E S D A Y
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2 4 2 1 / N M I LW A U K E E AV E
CHICAGO / IL / 60647
/19
Movieoke [moo-vee-oh-kee] verb: To perform a movie
scene for an audience, karaoke-style. Performers get on
stage, grab a mic, and act out the movie scenes playing
on the big screen. Think there won’t be something that
suits your liking? Think again. There are over 300 scenes
to choose from, so join us for Movieoke on the first of
each month!
THR
FULLERTON
The 9th
Annual Erotic
Fiction
Contest &
Benefit for
CWHC
== 6 ==
MOVIEOKE
WED
Book Club at
The Whistler
presents:
Best of Tiki
/12
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As a percussionist and composer, Zerang has over eighty
titles in his discography and works with an ever-widening
pool of collaborators. Michael founded and was the
artistic director of the Link's Hall Performance Series
in Chicago from 1985-1989 and has taught as a guest
artist at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in
performance technique, sound design, and sound/music
as it relates to puppetry. He has also taught rhythmic
analysis for dancers at The Dance Center of Columbia
College, Northwestern University, and MoMing Dance
and Arts Center, as well as courses in Composer—Choreographer Collaborations at Northwestern University
and music to children at The Jane Adams Hull House.
Michael Zerang currently tours and holds workshops in
improvisational music and percussion technique and
teaches private lessons in rhythmic analysis, music composition, and percussion technique.
Frank Rosaly is a drummer and composer who's been
involved in Chicago's improvisational and experimental
music community for over 10 years. "After rediscovering
the music of Prince Lasha and Sonny Simmons, I became
obsessed with their music, both separately and as collaborators." says Rosaly, when asked about his Green
and Gold project. "I decided to transcribe the music from
their collaborative years together, specifically focusing on
the records The Cry and Firebirds. With such a collective
of unique voices, we are attempting to play this music,
evoking the spirit of the original music while respecting it
enough not to simply revive or recreate it. As the group
continues to explore these albums, we hope to infuse our
own ideas and sound into the great body of material given to us by Prince Lasha and Sonny Simmons."
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2/21: Frank Rosaly's
Green And Gold
/26
You, Me,
Them,
Everybody
W/
The Harrow
/13
CHIRP Night
w/ Paul Cary,
These
Wonderful
Evils
/14
Mike Reed,
Matt Schneider,
/20
/21
GLAD
CLO U D
AMBIENT
MUSIC
SERIES:
RELAX
AT TA C K
JAZZ
SERIES:
Male
/27
Lawrence
Peters'
Country
Throw-Down
W/
The Dogpatch
Ramblers
== 22 ==
DASTARDLY,
KENTUCKY KNIFE
FIGHT
The guys from Odd Obsession, Chicago's most eclectic video store, bring their monthly foreign film series to
The Whistler. Tonight's feature is: Mystics In Bali (Color,
1981, 85 min. / Directed by H. Tjut Djalil / Starring Ilona
Agathe Bastian and Yos Santo).
Those who claim they've seen it all are usually stopped
dead in their tracks by Mystics in Bali, the most notorious entry in the Indonesian horror genre. Often mentioned, but rarely seen, the film is best known for its most
indelible image: a woman's fanged, flying head with vital
organs still attached below the neck; however, that's
merely one of the insane visuals on display in this outrageous film.
Pretty young Cathy (Ilona Agathe Bastian), an anthropologist and student of magic arts, arrives in Bali to investigate the legend of the Leák, a local form of witchcraft. She strikes up a romantic relationship with one of
the locals, Mahendra (Yos Santo), whom she persuades
to take her into the forest one night to meet a Leák
queen. Sure enough, the wicked one appears, all cackling and long fingernails, with thunder and lightning to
boot. The wild-haired queen agrees to take on Cathy as
her disciple (leaving her scuttling, severed hand as proof
of her power), and soon the two women are romping
through the woods at night, transforming into large pigs
and snakes. However, the witch also demands blood to
sustain her powers and orders Cathy's head to detach
itself from her body. Soon the marauding head is whizzing through the village, sucking the blood and unborn
fetus (!) from a local woman before returning to its host.
Mehandra is understandly upset by Cathy's change in
behavior and brings in his Buddhist uncle for help, leading to a fiery showdown with a possessed Cathy and the
powerful Leák queen. Though it isn't particularly violent,
Mystics in Bali is rife with enough grotesque visuals to
make the most jaded viewer shake their head in disbelief.
Last year saw Dastardly take great strides, both locally
and beyond: the group embarked on four national tours,
hitting both coasts, as well as a stop at SXSW and singer-guitarist Gabe Liebowitz quit his day job as a tour
guide on a double-decker bus to run the band full time.
Their new album, Bury Me In The Country, continues
S U N D A Y
Dastardly's exploration of modern Americana, on it the
band pines for the days of The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, while remaining grounded in their urban
Chicago surroundings. Kentucky Knife Fight’s music
evokes images of smoky bars with wood-paneled rooms
covered in shadow and stained with liquor. The St. Louis five-piece create songs about desperate people doing desperate things. But the worlds they sing about
aren’t all dark. They have songs about living in the moment, teenage recklessness, that freedom you feel at
These Wonderful Evils
the wheel, and of course sex; all of this built around a You, Me, Them, Everybody is a live talk show and podthick framework of riffs and rhythms that are rough and cast hosted by Brandon Wetherbee and Esmeralda
CHIRP Radio is a non-profit, volunteer-run, music-, arts-, raw around the edges. There is a seductiveness to their Leon. Tonight's musical guest is The Harrow, a new
and culture-focused radio station transmitting live 365 music that draws you in while the rhythm section makes three-piece from Chicago featuring Nate Van Allen (vodays a year at chirpradio.org. This monthly benefit con- you to move. If there is a jukebox at the end of the uni- cals, guitar), Lawrence Peters (drums), and Dan Padgett
cert (2nd Mondays) features a rotating cast of CHIRP verse you will fi nd Kentucky Knife Fight between Tom (vocals, bass) who will be releasing their debut 7" at toDJs and live musical performances.
Waits and The Stooges.
night's show. The music is in the style of the American
Songbook, but from the perspective of an outsider lookPaul Cary, formerly of the Horrors, has ventured out on
F R I D A Y
ing at America and its many idiosyncrasies. These are
his own; a little wiser, a little more jaded, but always a
not protest songs. They are written in love with the familrocker. His new album Ghost of a Man was half recordiar shadowy things about ourselves: gluttony, violence,
ed by Mike Lust at Fantom Manor and half by Johnaaddiction, spirituality, and self-indulgence.
than Crawford in their practice space at Clown Town.
Like Mr. Cary's previous work, Ghost of a Man is a lo-fi
W E D N E S D A Y
garage rock gem. Not to be missed.
== 26 ==
YOU, ME, THEM,
EVERYBODY W/ THE
HARROW
These Wonderful Evils bring fuzzed-out raga jams, taking off from Sun Araw-styled sorcery and pushing out
into the heavy-meta realms of Sound Of Confusion-era
Spacemen 3. Something in the way guitarist Zak Boerger blends folk forms with high energy improvisations and
amp-humping sweat makes us think of Trans-Love Energies. If you’re able to connect the dots from The Stooges
and MC5 through John Fahey and John Coltrane, then
this is the kind of music that has your name all over it.
== 24 ==
THE
MODERN ROOM
Meaty Ogre and Cherries Records serve you a night
of upscale and rare dance jams, steppers, early house
music, mellow electro, '80s funk and boogie, disco, and
modern soul. From $1,000 45s to dollar bin 12" winners, expect nothing but choice vinyl selections, cool
vibes, and floor movers to get your weekend started with
special magic.
LeRoy Bach
DJ Kid Color
(6 PM)
DJ Plastic
Crimewave
(9:30)
/24
DJ John
Simmons
/25
LeRoy Bach
Odd
Obsession
Foreign
Film Series
W/ Impala
Sound
Champion
Djs
(6 PM)
The Modern
Room
(9:30)
GENERAL
[email protected]
whistlerchicago.com
/29
The Golden
Horse Ranch
Band
RECORDS
[email protected]
whistlerchicago.com
GALLERY
[email protected]
whistlerchicago.com
BOOKING
[email protected]
whistlerchicago.com
COVER/BACKSIDE
'Meet me on the
Astral Plane'
by Shannon Benine
& Jeremiah Chiu
DESIGN
[email protected]
weareplural.com
JAZZ SERIES
[email protected]
whistlerchicago.com
Coming Soon
3/1
MAXX TRAXX
== 29 ==
THE GOLDEN HORSE
RANCH BAND
Swing your partner round and round at this special
Leap Day hootenanny with everyone's favorite urbanbackwoods band, The Golden Horse Ranch Band.
3/12
CHIRP NIGHT
W/ POPULATION
3/25 – 3/28
EXPLODING STAR
ORCHESTRA
3/15
SLO *MO
4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
GEOFF FARINA
3/17
HOW TO DRESS WELL
(DJ SET)
4/1
VOLCANO!,
WORDS & NUMBERS
3/19
GLAD CLOUD AMBIENT
MUSIC SERIES
4/8
BONE & BELL
3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
LEROY BACH
3/4
SUMMER GIRLFRIENDS,
LE TOUR
3/5
MOVIEOKE
W E S N E S D A Y
/18
Halo Defect
== 25 ==
ODD OBSESSION
FOREIGN FILM
SERIES W/
IMPALA SOUND
CHAMPION DJ'S
Male consists of Jonathan Krohn, Benjamin Mjolsness,
and Todd Mattei. Male marries the best of Chicago
improvisation with a strong foundation of drone and
ambient music. Male De-/Re-Constructed will feature
a short solo set from each member, followed by a group
performance.
Slo ‘Mo:
Slow Jams
For Homos
(And Their
Fans)
/23
Dastardly,
Kentucky
Knife Fight
RELAX
AT TA C K
JAZZ
SERIES:
== 20 ==
GLAD CLOUD
AMBIENT MUSIC
SERIES: MALE DE–/
RE–CONSTRUCTED
== 13 ==
CHIRP NIGHT W/
PAUL CARY, THESE
WONDERFUL EVILS
/22
/28
== 12 ==
THE 9TH ANNUAL
EROTIC FICTION
CONTEST
Glad Cloud is a monthly series that celebrates the rich
After stoking your desire with a couple hours of live erotlandscape of Chicago musicians working with ambient
ica, you can then get freaky at the dance party to folmusic. Curated by Benjamin Mjolsness, the series prolow. As always, The Whistler’s bartenders will provide the
vides an opportunity for ambient artists to color the
social lubricant to enhance a night filled with awkward
air, walls, and liquids of the Whistler in a deliberately
laughter and steamy verbiage.
non-intrusive manner. Visitors can enjoy their cocktails
and companions while the music envelops the room
M O N D A Y
around them.
/17
Frank
Rosaly's
Green and
Gold
S A T U R D A Y
Jonathan Krohn & Benjamin Mjolsness of Male
/16
Jason Stein
M O N D A Y
For the fourth year in a row The Whistler will host the
event. You can enter an original story for the contest or
get up on stage and read someone else's. Or you can
just enjoy a great cocktail and the spicy literature. Stories and performances will be judged by audience members and there will be prizes for the winners.
Hamsterdam
RELAX
AT TA C K
JAZZ
SERIES:
S U N D A Y
Valentine’s Day fills many with feelings of inadequacy or
disappointment and the stakes this year are heightened
with prophecies of doom. What if it really is your last
chance to get a dozen roses from the boy you want to
kiss or to let that special someone know all your hidden desires and dirty kinks? Well, celebrate the last
Valentine’s Day on earth with a hot night of erotic fiction. The 9th Annual Erotic Fiction Contest will benefit
Chicago Women’s Health Center, which provides affordable counseling, gynecology, and sex education on a
sliding scale.
/15
3/10
KID COLOR
3/23
THE MODERN ROOM
4/15
JULIE MECKLER
Whistler Records Catalog
Availab l e fo r p urc h a s e at: th ewh i s tl e r. b i g car te l . co m
002
003
004
Karl Blau
AM (CD)
Blue Ribbon Glee
Club A Cappella Über
Alles (7”)
Notes & Scratches
This Side (7”)
White Mystery /
Black Apple
Split (7”)
005
006
008
009
Matt Ulery’s Loom
The Queen (10”)
Various Artists
Year One: The Festival
(3Lp + Book)
In Tall Buildings
In Tall Buildings
(CD, LP)
The Hood Internet
& Kid Static
Chi City (7”)
010
011
012
014
Shapers
Virginia Reel (7”)
blink. The Architects
(Cassette, Digital)
In Tall Buildings
Warm Rock (7”)
This Is Cinema
Mädchen (7”)
001
Whistler Storefront Gallery
To s u b m i t a p r o j e c t f o r c o n s i d e r a t i o n : g a l l e r y @ w h i s t l e r c h i c a g o . c o m
CARDBOARD,
CORK,
AND LIGHT
BY
ROBERT
BRENNER
12/16/11
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2/16/12

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