Opening Saturday, July 9th, from 7PM - 9PM
Please join us at Compound Yellow for Side Yard Sounds 2022 featuring the creative music of MEGA LAVERNE & SHIRLEY (巨拉夫恩和謝莉)
Saturday July 9th at 7pm:
#244 Lake street
Oak Park, IL
This performance will be held outside, space is limited so please come early to reserve your seat!
$15 at the door, cash, Venmo and PayPal accepted, proceeds go to the artists!
Rain dates TBA
MEGA LAVERNE & SHIRLEY (巨拉夫恩和謝莉) is a band birthed from the fictitious art scene known as big TEEN. big TEEN bands revel in aesthetics of distraction, multiplicity, and metatheatrics.
MEGA LAVERNE & SHIRLEY (巨拉夫恩和謝莉) embrace this artistic framework with monolithic performances that incorporate synthesizers, MIDI, multilingual declamations, choreography informed by Chinese calligraphy, baked goods, and LED light worship. That is, MEGA LAVERNE & SHIRLEY (巨拉夫恩和謝莉) overwhelm their audience in the hopes of bringing them into a new kind of focus; a transcendence through multitasking and confusion. It’s like witnessing a monumental event happen in two parallel universes simultaneously, or watching an episode of Laverne & Shirley in two languages.
Side Yard Sounds:
We are so excited to continue our Side Yard Sounds Series in 2022 with a bevy of creative musical artists who traverse diverse forms: from the intriguing waters of experimentalism and the avant-garde to forward-reaching jazz and other modes that are expanding our vision of music both in and outside of Chicago.
Compound Yellow, in Chicago’s Oak Park neighborhood, has long been a site for visual art exhibitions of all kinds. Its emphasis on the artist as a protagonist who incites our impulses to challenge the status quo, and considers brighter alternatives, reminds all that taking risks and new steps is what keeps our arts and social circles truly alive.
Join us then as we embark on bold new adventures in sound & space with a series of outdoor concerts held safely in our colorful, art-adorned yard.