Jun 3rd 2023

Side Yard Sounds: Levinson/Mahlmeister + Douglas Andrew McCombs + Eli Caterer
7pm to 9pm
This event will be help outdoors, in the case of inclement weather we will be upstairs in the studio!
Suggested Donation of $15 to the artists!

Levinson/Mahlmeister: Comprised of Jamie Levinson & Donny Mahlmeister, the Chicago duo uses synthesizers in combination with tactile instruments (Levinson is a drummer/percussionist & Mahlmeister a guitarist) to create cinematic snapshots of sonance. While the duo absolutely gives glances toward artists like Eno, Lanois,Jamie Levinson & Donny Mahlmeister Reich, Riley & the kosmische places and spaces of Deuter, they are absolutely of the NOW, in step with ambient explorers like Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Panabrite, or locals Bitchin’ Bajas, TALsounds or Brett Naucke.

Douglas Andrew McCombs is one of the most highly regarded bassists/guitarists working today. He is known for his pioneering band Tortoise, his bass playing in Chicago’s Eleventh Dream Day, and his innovative instrumental group Brokeback. He has released albums with guitarist David Daniell, and collaborated with the likes of Tom Zé to Yo La Tengo, Stereolab to Daniel Lanois. In addition to being the touring bassist for The Sea and Cake, McCombs has somehow found time to form a new trio Black Duck with guitarist Bill MacKay, and percussionist Charles Rumback.

Eli Caterer is a founding member of the long-time Chicago greats The Smoking Popes. While he’s known for his impeccable melodic rock guitar playing in that outfit, he’s also an accomplished solo artist. Using elements such as Casio Sk-1, guitar and a myriad of pedals, Eli weaves intermingling sonic landscapes that never forget his melodic roots at heart.

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