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Monday June 23, 2014

Strobe Sessions is excited to present this speacal session featuring BONESHAKER on Monday, June 23rd at Strobe Recording in Humboldt Park. THERE IS LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND PLEASE RSVP TO STROBESESSIONS@GMAIL.COM


7:30pm: Doors open
8:00 pm: Set I
9:00 pm: Set II

Boneshaker is a trio made of great improvisers that have shown career-long interest in a wide span of music. Saxophonist Mars Williams was a student of Roscoe Mitchell and Anthony Braxton. His work has ranged from The Peter Brotzmann Tentet and The NRG Ensemble to The Psychedelic Furs and Ministry. Bassist Kent Kessler is a long-time associate of Williams’, dating back to the 80’s with NRG Ensemble. Also a veteran of Brotzmann’s large ensemble, Kessler has also frequently collaborated with Michael Zerang, as well as Joe McPhee, Fred Anderson and Misha Mengelberg. A top-three contender for most- frequently visiting performer, Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love has become a staple of the Chicago creative music scene and has performed with The Thing, Frode Gjerstad, Joe McPhee, OffOnOff, Powerhouse Sound and many more.

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE. RSVP ONLY: strobesessions@gmail.com
$10 suggested donation at the door, BYOB

Strobe Recording is located at 2631 W. Division Chicago, IL. Doors open at 7:30pm and music starting at approximately 8:00pm with 2 sets of live music. This is a BYOB event with a $10 suggested donation. Sets will be recorded and filmed live in front of a studio audience. Please plan to arrive on time. THERE IS LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND PLEASE RSVP TO STROBESESSIONS@GMAIL.COM

ABOUT STROBE SESSIONS are a performance series hosted by Strobe Recording since March of 2008. Strobe Recording invites musicians to perform in front of a live studio audience. Each performance is filmed, photographed, and recorded and made available to the artist. For more info go to www.strobesessions.com

This is a BYOB event with a $10 suggested donation. Sets will be audio and film recorded live in front of a studio audience. Please plan to arrive on time.

THIS EVENT IS INVITE ONLY AND THERE IS LIMITED SEATING. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, YOU MUST RSVP TO: strobesessions@gmail.com

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Strobe Sessions was excited to present one of Chicago’s most innovative composers and conductors for Strobe Session #56 featuring Brian O’Hern. Event was on Thursday, June 12th at Strobe Recording in Humboldt Park.

Fans of Brian OHern and the Model Citizens Big Band have been listening to Brian’s music since the band’s first show in 1996. This concert allows the listener the opportunity to hear Brian play original “serious” compositions for the piano and string quartet. Brian, of course, can only stay serious for so long and promises some entertaining surprises along the way.

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Strobe Sessions is excited to present Marvin Tate & the NowLatuhs for our June 6th Strobe Session at Strobe Recording in Humboldt Park.

The Now-Latuhs featuring the legendary Marvin Tate are a raw blues/soul and experimental quartet; featuring Rodney Anderson on guitar ( Theory on Blonds )Matt Lux, (Iron and Wine, Isotope 217)bass, Dan Bitney (Tortoise and the Tar-Babies) drums and Vocals by the legendary Poet, Marvin Tate. The quartet met twenty years ago while playing in the 90’s funk collective, Uptighty.

7:30pm: Doors open
8:00 pm: Set I
9:00 pm: Set II

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE. RSVP ONLY: strobesessions@gmail.com
$10 suggested donation at the door, BYOB

Strobe Recording is located at 2631 W. Division Chicago, IL. Doors open at 7:30pm and music starting at approximately 8:00pm with 2 sets of live music. This is a BYOB event with a $10 suggested donation. Sets will be recorded and filmed live in front of a studio audience. Please plan to arrive on time. THERE IS LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND PLEASE RSVP TO STROBESESSIONS@GMAIL.COM

ABOUT STROBE SESSIONS are a performance series hosted by Strobe Recording since March of 2008. Strobe Recording invites musicians to perform in front of a live studio audience. Each performance is filmed, photographed, and recorded and made available to the artist. For more info go to www.strobesessions.com

This is a BYOB event with a $10 suggested donation. Sets will be audio and film recorded live in front of a studio audience. Please plan to arrive on time.

THIS EVENT IS INVITE ONLY AND THERE IS LIMITED SEATING. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, YOU MUST RSVP TO: strobesessions@gmail.com

Click Here to Link to the Facebook Invite.

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Labors Recording Blue Funk at Strobe Recording

8:30pm: Doors open | 9:00pm Show | 2 Sets

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE. RSVP ONLY: strobesessions@gmail.com, $20 suggested donation at the door, BYOB

Strobe Recording is located at 2631 W. Division Chicago, IL. Please plan to arrive on time. Sets will be recorded live in front of the studio audience. THERE IS LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND PLEASE RSVP TO STROBESESSIONS@GMAIL.COM

ABOUT STROBE SESSIONS are a performance series hosted by Strobe Recording. Strobe Recording invites musicians to perform in front of a live studio audience. Each performance is filmed, photographed, and recorded and made available to the artist. For more info go to www.strobesessions.com.

ABOUT LABORS

Labors is the ever-evolving musical endeavor of Z. L. Melton, Sarah “Rose” Anderson, Jacob Hand, Alexis Dionissopoulos, and Addison Ashbaugh.
The group strives to create music that marries finespun melodies with commanding drone grooves, and haunted noisescapes that reanimate the lost soul of a wild frontier.
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Now a quintet, Labors can more aptly explore different dynamics and sounds it couldn’t in earlier lineups. The result is Blue Funk, the culmination of several years of composing and obsessive woodshedding. It was recorded by James Wagner at Strobe Recording in July 2013, mixed by Jim Becker (Califone, Iron & Wine) and mastered by Bill Alletzhauser (The Hiders, Ass Ponys) and Brian Moeller.
Vinyl production of Blue Funk was financed by a crowd-funding campaign in Fall 2013, hosted by GottaGroovebot and Gotta Groove Records.
Blue Funk is available to stream for free, and purchase in both digital and vinyl formats at LABORS.BANDCAMP.COM, or at a store near you.
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In early March 2014, Labors recorded a live session for Daytrotter at The Horseshack studio in Rock Island, IL. The session was released on March 17th, 2014.
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PERSONNEL
Z. L. Melton Words, Voice, Guitars
Sarah “Rose” Anderson Voice, Piano
Jacob Hand Bass, Organ
Alexis Dionissopoulos Guitars, Effects
Addison Ashbaugh Drums, Auxiliary Percussion

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Strobe Sessions is excited to present Frank Rosaly’s Green and Gold for Strobe Session #53


7:30pm: Doors open
8:00 pm: Set I
9:00 pm: Set II

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE. RSVP ONLY: strobesessions@gmail.com
$10 suggested donation at the door, BYOB

Strobe Recording is located at 2631 W. Division Chicago, IL. Doors open at 7:30pm and music starting at approximately 8:00pm with 2 sets of live music. This is a BYOB event with a $10 suggested donation. Sets will be recorded and filmed live in front of a studio audience. Please plan to arrive on time. THERE IS LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND PLEASE RSVP TO STROBESESSIONS@GMAIL.COM

ABOUT STROBE SESSIONS are a performance series hosted by Strobe Recording since March of 2008. Strobe Recording invites musicians to perform in front of a live studio audience. Each performance is filmed, photographed, and recorded and made available to the artist. For more info go to www.strobesessions.com

This is a BYOB event with a $10 suggested donation.   Sets will be audio and film recorded live in front of a studio audience. Please plan to arrive on time.

THIS EVENT IS INVITE ONLY AND THERE IS LIMITED SEATING.  IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, YOU MUST RSVP TO: strobesessions@gmail.com

About Frank Rosaly’s Green and Gold:

Cameron Pfiffner – alto saxophone and flute
Nick Mazzarella – alto saxophone
Tomeka Reid – cello
Anton Hatwich – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums

After rediscovering the music of Prince Lasha and Sonny Simmons, Frank Rosaly became obsessed with their music (both separately and during their collaborations). He 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, FRG&G 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, FRG&G hope to infuse their own ideas and sound into the great body of material given to them by Prince Lasha and Sonny Simmons.

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Strobe Sessions is excited to continue our Strobe Sessions for 2014 with the great pianist Angelo Hart.

Angelo Hart Strobe Session #51

7:30pm: Doors open
8:30 pm: Angelo Hart Set I
9:30 pm: Angelo Hart Set II

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE. RSVP ONLY: strobesessions@gmail.com
$20 suggested donation at the door, BYOB

Strobe Recording is located at 2631 W. Division Chicago, IL. Doors open at 7:30pm and music starting at approximately 8:30pm. This is a BYOB event with a $20 suggested donation. Sets will be recorded and filmed live in front of a studio audience. Please plan to arrive on time. THERE IS LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND PLEASE RSVP TO STROBESESSIONS@GMAIL.COM

ABOUT STROBE SESSIONS are a performance series hosted by Strobe Recording. Strobe Recording invites musicians to perform in front of a live studio audience. Each performance is filmed, photographed, and recorded and made available to the artist. For more info go to www.strobesessions.com

Angelo Hart, pianist, has always had a unique and expressive approach to his instrument. Angelo has spent personal time studying jazz legends such as Thelonius Monk, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea; Also, studying great classsical musicians and composers like Debussy, Liszt and Chopin. Time spent with the great educators and musicians in Chicago, along with his natural innovative musicianship has molded him into the great musician that he is today. He approaches the piano with command and finesse, displaying a unique relationship and connection between the two of them.

Angelo recently has been exploring the intricacies of classical music and infusing them with his love of jazz. The marriage between classical and jazz has birthed a new and innovated musical movement that Angelo has began to explore; mixing classical/jazz improvisation with classical/jazz melody and harmony. This has lead him to explore the limitless possibilities of solo piano. His recent release, Improvisations, available on iTunes, showcases his intimate relationship between him and the piano and shows his quest for creativity.

Along with playing in various city’s, Angelo is preparing for an expansive piano project in 2014 as well as a solo piano tour in 2014/2015

Strobe Recording is located at 2631 W. Division Chicago, IL. Doors open at 7:30pm, Angelo Hart will play 2 sets starting at 8:30 pm.  This is a BYOB event with a $20 suggested donation.   Sets will be audio and film recorded live in front of a studio audience. Please plan to arrive on time.

THERE IS LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, YOU MUST RSVP TO: strobesessions@gmail.com

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Strobe Recording is located at 2631 W. Division Chicago, IL. Doors open at 7:30pm, Wooden Wing: 8:30 pm, The Damn Choir 9:30 pm. This is a BYOB event with a $10 suggested donation. Sets will be recorded live in front of a studio audience. Please plan to arrive on time.

THERE IS LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, YOU MUST RSVP TO: strobesessions@gmail.com

Strobe Sessions is excited to have The Damn Choir with special guest Wooden Wing for our 50th Strobe Session, YES 50!!

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The Damn Choir (www.reverbnation.com/thedamnchoir)
The Damn Choir’s use of guitar, cello, bass, vocals and drums, along with Gordon Robertson’s introspective lyrics, create songs that range from meandering and melancholic to pulsing and vengeful.
“You’re My Secret Called Fire” is the bands sophomore release (April of 2012) and was produced and recorded by Jamie Wagner at Strobe Recording in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. The band has been playing some of Chicago’s best clubs (i.e. Links Hall, Schubas, The Hide Out, Empty Bottle) so don’t miss this one!

“The Damn Choir exhibits a compositional understanding that is so often absent in fledgling bands which sets them apart. If these acts continue to push themselves in this new direction, I think they could very well be signed in the next year.”
-The Vinyl District, May 2012

“Elegance. It’s the overwhelming quality that’s present in the music of The Damn Choir. Take the band’s lead single from their newest album, “Noah,” for example. An electric guitar line dances between the simple strumming of an acoustic rhythm.”
-Gaper’s Block, May 2012

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Wooden Wing (www.reverbnation.com/woodenwing)
With a California tang infused with a Wisconsin folk sensibility, Wooden Wing speaks with the woody hum sparking from the old Silvertone ax slung round the neck accompanied by electric guitar, synth elements, and vocal harmonies to remember. Where the road goes, no one knows. The ride is all that matters.
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Strobe Recording is located at 2631 W. Division Chicago, IL. Doors open at 7:30pm, Antony and The Tramps: 8:30 pm. This is a BYOB event with a $10 suggested donation. Sets will be recorded live in front of a studio audience. Please plan to arrive on time.
THERE IS LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, YOU MUST RSVP TO: strobesessions@gmail.com

Strobe Sessions is excited to have Antony and The Tramps (www.antonyablan.com) perform at our Strobe Session #49 on July 12th. Antony and The Tramps new album is set to be released on July 17th. The music is described as “American Gypsy” with the sound being both” wooden and electric”. Antony and The Tramps are Chris Palmerin (Drums), Daniel Huber (Electric Upright Bass), Erick Memmesheimer (Percussion), Mattie Livensparger (Hammond Organ), Joseph Messing (Acoustic Guitar and Vocals), Kedgrick Pullums Jr. (Woodwinds, Keyboards, and Vocals) and Antony Ablan (Guitars, Vocals).

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Strobe Recording is located at 2631 W. Division Chicago, IL. Doors open at 7:30pm, Physics for Listeners: 8:30 pm. This is a BYOB event with a $10 suggested donation. Sets will be recorded live in front of a studio audience. Please plan to arrive on time.
THERE IS LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, YOU MUST RSVP TO: strobesessions@gmail.com
Physics for Listeners

Physics for Listeners

Strobe Recording is excited to be hosting and recording Physics for Listeners. Strobe Recording will be audio and video recording Physics for Listeners live at Strobe Studios as part of our Strobe Sessions series. We invite you to join the session. Please RSVP to strobesessions@gmail.com. The event is BYOB and is a great chance to get an intimate look at some of Chicago’s best composers and musicians in the recording studio. This concert will debut commissioned pieces composed by some of Chicago’s best and most exciting musicians and composers. These composers include Matthew Dotson: guitar; Tim Daisy: drums and percussion; Jason Raynovich: cello; Katherine Young: bassoon; Tobin Summerfield: bass and guitar; and Dan Mohr: piano & voice.

The idea behind the concert is to bring together composers from across Chicago’s jazz/improv and contemporary classical scenes to write for a single ensemble. It is an opportunity for audiences to hear new work by a broad range of composers. The concert not only pays composers to write a new piece, but also introduces them to other composers working in Chicago.

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Strobe Recording is located at 2631 W. Division Chicago, IL. Doors open at 7:30pm, Derek Nelson & The Musicians: 8:15pm. This is a BYOB event with a $10 suggested donation. Sets will be recorded live in front of a studio audience. Please plan to arrive on time.

THERE IS LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, YOU MUST RSVP TO: strobesessions@gmail.com

DerekNelsonandtheMusicians

Derek Nelson and The Musicians will be playing Strobe Session #47 on April 26th. The band featuring Derek Nelson (acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica), Pete Falknor (electric guitars, drums, vocals), Cathy Starr (violin), Ryan Martin (bass), Sarah Jane Goldstein (vocals, percussion) will be performing songs from their new release Riders of the Tide. The band recently released the album to a sold out crowd at Schubas. The album has been described as haunting, driving and urgent, yet keeps in touch with the sound that led the band to headline Chicago’s largest clubs in its first year, and be named “a force to be reckoned with” (SPIN), the “Top band to see at Taste of Chicago,” (Metromix) and “Top 10 to watch in 2010″ (CDBaby), along with praise from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Red Eye, and more.

STROBE SESSIONS are a performance series hosted and curated by Strobe Recording. Once a month, Strobe Recording invites musicians to perform in front of a live studio audience. Each performance is filmed, photographed, and recorded and made available to the artist.

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