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Friday, August 12

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Bridge 61 Vandermark Ensemble

The Chicago Improvisers Series presents: Bridge 61 with Tim Daisy, Nate McBride, Jason Stein, Ken Vandermark at the Empty Bottle tonight. From the website: "The Chicago Improvisers is pleased – thrilled, really - to welcome the return of reedist Ken Vandermark to his usual Tuesday spot at the Bottle. Having been preoccupied for the last several months with a globe-trotting performance schedule, here Vandermark settles back in for a short stretch of Tuesday performances. Just as exciting, Vandermark will be introducing a new group, BRIDGE 61. The group will of course feature Vandermark, with contributions from percussionist Tim Daisy, bassist Nate McBride and bass clarinetist Jason Stein. A potentially important event in free music history, don’t miss this opportunity to witness the debut of a new Vandermark ensemble." Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door or online. The Emtpy Bottle is located at 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago.

String Theory @ Rodan

String Theory's final concert (as "String Theory") will be at Rodan (1530 N Milwaukee Ave. at Damen) tonight at 10 p.m. Free admission, 21+. String Theory are Joshua Davison and Nathan Tucker of Chicago.  They have been making electronic music together since 1996.  String Theory material has been released on Manchester England's Skam Records, Chicago's Consumers Research and Development, and Milwaukee's Wobblyhead Records. Their latest release is the Radiovalerian LP/CD on Wobblyhead Records. For more info or questions, please email stringtheory{at}thornytigers{dot}com.

XOJK @ Sonotheque

Looking for something interesting to do this evening? Well, look no further. Joel Kriske of Chicago-based experimental group Pulseprogramming and Suji Lee present another installment of their excellent XOJK series at Sonotheque. Tonight features a live performance from Daniel Givens in support of his new release on Aesthetics Records. Performing alonside Givens will be Josh Abrams of Town & Country on upright bass, Jeff Parker of Tortoise on guitar, and Nikki Mitchell of Black Earth on flute/vocals. Should be an excellent night of music. Opening DJ sets will be provided by Kriske and Monday's at Danny's creator DJ Bob. $5 Cover. Sonotheque is located 1444 W. Chicago Ave. 21 and up.



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