Mon 10/20 at The Whistler: Glad Cloud Ambient Music Series presents DrmBt vs Kat Venus, Fee Lion

Glad Cloud is a monthly series that celebrates the rich landscape of Chicago musicians working with ambient music. Visitors can enjoy their cocktails and companions while the music envelops the room around them.

Fee Lion is an ever evolving solo project of Justina Kairyte. These experiments and drafts are a collection of melodic pieces devised, written, voiced, and exuded organically by Fee Lion, recorded at home with minimal technology.

Mon 10/13: CHIRP Night featuring Shelley Miller & the BCC

CHIRP Night is monthly fundraiser at The Whistler that features CHIRP-curated live musical performances. CHIRP Radio is a non-profit, volunteer-run, music-, arts-, and culture-focused radio station transmitting live 365 days a year at chirpradio.org. Headliner Shelley Miller and the BCC make music to rip the curtains between darkness and light. Hard, delicate, sinewy, soulful music, music driven as much by Miller’s skin-of-your-teeth storytelling as by the band’s carefully-crafted guitar lines and shake-your-teeth noise. Think Radiohead by way of Neko Case by way of Thurston Moore by way of Wilco by way of rusty bicycles and midnight thunderstorms and beer and sobriety and too much coffee and not enough sleep.

Showtime is at 9:30pm. No cover.

Sun 10/12: The Hydrothermal Vents & Bleach Party

The Hydrothermal Vents (John Tielli and Tessa Kautzman) reside somewhere between the brooding Black Marble and the primal thrust of the Kills: smart, almost deceptively simple synths, sweetened sing-a-longs to move the feet and stir the heart. The Montreal duo’s nervy, rhythmic tunes—bolstered by playful, symbiotic vocals—are sleek, euphoric, dance floor declarations, cut from the same sonic cloth as the Talking Heads, circa ‘83. Organic, binary bathed urban folk music for the masses.

Tonight at The Whistler: Volutes & DJ Jerome Derradji

Volutes is a musical project by Christina Dennaoui. Her sound is a mélange of Middle Eastern beats, deep house, jazz and bass music. “Like Nicolas Jaar’s Darkside at midnight at the bazaar, the EP builds from a stark, deep house foundation a translucent groove,” says Local Loop. “There’s still enough remnants of dance music here, albeit foreign, to qualify Elegant Grey as dance. Dennoaui’s ability to merge this deep house basis with a contemplative and nearly meditative quality that makes her EP a stand out electronic listen.”

Mon 10/20 at The Whistler: Glad Cloud Ambient Music Series presents DrmBt vs Kat Venus, Fee Lion

Glad Cloud is a monthly series that celebrates the rich landscape of Chicago musicians working with ambient music. Visitors can enjoy their cocktails and companions while the music envelops the room around them.

DrmBt is the audio and visual design output of Vincent Theodore, a Chicago based artist, musician, DJ and producer. Exploring the intersection of video, light, and sound, Vincent works with traditional and electronic instruments, DJ and controllerist processes, DMX and MIDI protocols, and projectors to create unique visual/acoustic textures, generative music, and video mapped environments. Employing a sophisticated multi-track looper and custom MIDI configurations, DrmBt creates uncommon textures and aleatoric atmospheres. In collaboration with Latvian-born, genre-bending violinist Katarina Visnevska, DrmBt will be performing an improvisitory set of acoustic/electric music accompanied by real-time projection-based visualizations.