May 14th 2022

Side Yard Sounds presents Family Junket and Mad Myth Science!

Family Junket is the collective voice of Chicago-based musicians and brothers Max, Jonah, and Zach Lazarus, along with their extended family Alejandro Gallardo, Scott Daniel, Rahila Coats, and Clarence Young, and any other relatives that might be stopping through town. They are social workers, teachers, dancers, activists, writers, photographers, filmmakers, and engineers coming together to create healing spaces, community, and parties. In September of 2021, the family started performing live at venues such as Fitzgerald’s, Golden Dagger, and the Windy City Harvest Festival. Melding flutes, saxophones, trumpets, and violins, with unique vocal compositions and wavy electronic production, the family creates genre-busting music, best listened with the family.

Mad Myth Science is the creative meeting of Molly Jones, Julian Otis, Wilson Tanner Smith, and Ben Zucker, whose collective experience touches all corners of Chicago’s experimental music and performance scenes. Formed in early 2020, the group developed its voice in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, working together in live and virtual settings to develop spontaneous compositions and rituals for an increasingly unstable world. All kinds of instruments, voices, electronics, objects, language, and movement all play a part in their multifaceted, evolving performances.

Since being able to perform in public, the group has performed at a variety of notable Chicago venues, including Constellation, New Music Chicago’s Impromptu Fest, the Northwestern University New Music Conference, Café Mustache, and the Ragdale Foundation. They are currently planning further tours and performances outside of Chicago, as well as for their debut album.

BYOB This performance will be held outside, space is limited so please come early to reserve your seat!
$20 at the door, cash, Venmo and PayPal accepted, proceeds go directly to the artists!
Rain date TBD

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