“Western Mass’s Hollow Deck which include the partnership of multi-instrumentalists Mia Friedman and Andy Allen will bring their exciting and hard to categorize music to the Experimental Sound Studio for the first time. Come hear for yourself what Forced Exposure Magazine says “easily transcends any real or imaginary boundaries of what’s possible to do with just four hands.“ – Tim Daisy/Option Curator
Hollow Deck is the musical collaboration of Mia Friedman and Andy Allen. Their sound straddles the worlds of strange folk songs and experimental sound collage. Their sophomore album “All The Roots” was released on Feeding Tube Records in 2018.
Andy has written and performed in several bands including Guerilla Toss, Creative Healing and BANG! BROS. Mia has written and performed with Lichen, Creative Healing, Ari & Mia, and Human d’Scent.
“Western Mass’s most exciting live band… Using a large array of instruments — banjo, fiddle, tenor sax clarinet, flute, drum machine, etc. — the duo easily transcends any real or imaginary boundaries of what’s possible to do with just four hands. The results are as amazing as they are hard to categorize.” – Byron Coley
OPTION is a weekly music salon on Monday nights at Experimental Sound Studio. It’s programming explores contemporary perspectives on improvisation and composition in a ‘salon’ format, enabling local, national, and international artists to publicly discuss their practice and ideas as well as perform—all in the intimate environment of ESS’s Studio A. Organized by Chicago musicians Andrew Clinkman, Tim Daisy, and Ken Vandermark, the schedule of concerts represents an insider’s view of what is currently most exciting in music and the arts. Shows are professionally recorded by ESS staff, and are streamed live on YouTube.
at Experimental Sound Studio
5925 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
Tickets: $10 General /
$8 Students/ESS Members
Door at 7 | Music at 7:30