Milwaukee’s Evacuate the Earth play avant progressive rock, using a variety of instrumentation, including theremin, saxophone, megaphone, and a tight rhythm section. Joining them will be locals Gentle Brontosaurus and True Name: Gentle Brontosaurus has been playing melodious indie-pop since 2014, sounding simultaneously small enough to fit between Belle & Sebastian and The Decemberists on […]
A nighttime, outdoor screening series of contemporary video art in the brick alleyway adjacent to Arts + Literature Laboratory. Four nights of unique programming include works in experimental documentary, stop-motion, video collage, 2D and 3D animation, screendance, music video, and documentation of performance by artists working both locally and around the world.
Kicking off the Isthmus Jazz Festival on Friday, June 1, Arts + Literature Laboratory will present Chicago-based drummer Emerson Hunton’s new quintet with Greg Ward (sax), Russ Johnson (trumpet), Ben Cruz (guitar), and Charlie Kirchen (bass). $12 advance tickets available online https://emersonhunton.bpt.me or $15 at door. Online ticket sales end one hour before the show. […]
On Friday, May 18 Josh Berman (cornet) and Tim Daisy (drums) will perform together at Arts + Literature Laboratory. Don’t miss these two veterans of Chicago’s vibrant improvised music community as they team up for an evening of duo improvisations. Tickets $12 in advance at https://daisyberman.bpt.me or $15 at door. Online sales end one hour […]
On Saturday, May 12, ALL will present Chicago saxophonist Mars Williams and a special guest drummer. Tickets $12 in advance at https://marstollef.bpt.me or $15 at the door. Online sales end one hour before performance. Doors open at 7:30pm , performance at 8pm. Mars Williams is an open-minded musician, composer, and educator who commutes easily between […]
On Friday, April 27, ALL will present Trio Mokili featuring Nathaniel Braddock on guitar, Makaya McCraven on drums, and Junius Paul on bass. Tickets $10 in advance online at http://triomokiliall.bpt.me, or $15 at door. Doors open at 7:30pm, show at 8pm. Online sales end one hour before show. Trio Mokili plays roots and jazz-inflected renditions […]