Music Program

Friday, January 6, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

$12 general, $10 students/seniors, $8 members


Herculaneum Dylan Ryan (drums, vibraphone)
Nick Broste (trombone)
David McDonnell (alto saxophone)
Nate Lepine (tenor saxophone)
Patrick Newbery (trumpet)
Greg Danek (contrabass)

with special guests Bear Flames (previously known as "Bare Flames")
Jim Abramson (drums)
T. Andrew Trump (bass, guitar)
Scott Valkwitch (guitar, effects)

What began as drummer Dylan Ryan's side project between Icy Demons and Michael Columbia has, over four recordings, evolved into something of a Chicago mainstay. The Beefheartian angularity of the early records has given way to post-fusion Wayne Shorter style soloing over heavier Afro rhythms. The stripped down rhythm section of bass and drums allows plenty of space for the four-horn frontline to paint fluidly over the grooves. Over the past three years, these gentlemen have been seen jamming with the likes of everyone from indie big dogs Wilco, TV On The Radio, Cursive and Broken Social Scene, to east coast free-form fire-breathers Daniel Carter and Paul Flaherty. Somehow, six of the busiest players in Chicago found the time to record their fourth record, Olives & Orchids.

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David Schirm
All The Glad Variety

Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...