Opening Wednesday, September 20th, at 8PM
We’ve got a great show planned for the September Dark Matter Series! Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and vocalist Sam Thousand will grace our stage with a TBA configuration. From maintaining years of performance residencies, curating special events throughout the city, and serving as a booking manager at multiple venues and spaces, Sam Thousand has become a fixture in Chicago’s performing arts scene. We’re so happy to welcome him here to Elastic Arts for his first show in our space in many years. Preceding Sam we’ll have the prolific Dark Matter Resident Sharon Udoh play a solo set for voice and piano. Sharon’s songwriting is ecstatic, emotional, and can shake the foundation of your soul. Opening the night we’ll have a DJ set from Sey Twila via The Blk.Room who brings a mix of house and post-club to their mix. It’ll be a beautiful Wednesday night!
SAM THOUSAND (formally known as Sam Trump) is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/writer, producer/composer and a 3Arts Recipient with 15+ years of experience in live performance art, curation, and self management. Since picking up the trumpet at age 7, his artistry has allowed him the opportunity to perform in all corners of North America as well as overseas.
From maintaining years of performance residencies, curating special events throughout the city, and serving as a booking manager at multiple venues and spaces, Sam Thousand has become a fixture in Chicago’s performing arts scene. He’s been a full-time artist & curator since 2014. He is co-founder of the Chicago-based arts organization ChiBrations, and is a business owner and entrepreneur. Everywhere he goes, he brings a sophistication that engages & uplifts.
Sharon Udoh is a gay, first-generation Nigerian-American composer, pianist, arranger, and vocalist. Her work abandons genre and is expansive, focusing on human complexity, order within chaos, and emotional connection. She sometimes takes the stage under the name Counterfeit Madison; her performances have been described as a warm bowl of soup, a tornado, a jalapeño pepper, a Jackson Pollock painting, a bulldozer, dangerous yet kind, and magnetic. She lives in the Midwest and has an absurd millennial addiction to sparkling water. Find out more at counterfeitmadison.com.
Sey Twila – Reflecting and unfolding their perception based on resurgence sounds and twists of house and post club, Sey unravels themselves through an imaginative orb of light.
$15 / $10 w/ Student ID – Tickets Available at the Door