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Preview Thu Mar 14 2013

Preview: Wilco Drummer Glenn Kotche, Others Team Up for Improvised Set @ The Hideout, 3/16


Darin Gray and Glen Kotche (Photo by Nathan Kaye)

What happens when four musicians from some of Chicago's most experimental and forward-thinking bands come together for a night of improvised music at The Hideout?

Well, by nature, of course, not even the musicians should know. But if you're curious to find out, The Hideout hosts a rare evening of improvised music this Saturday from Califone multi-instrumentalists Jim Becker and Joe Adamik along with bassist Darin Gray and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche.

Becker and Adamik are both members of the most current lineup of Chicago experimental folk band Califone, which is known for blending experimentalism and post-rock tinkering with more traditional folk instrumentation. Gray and Kotche together are the rhythm-based project On Fillmore, which taps into Kotche's background as a talented composer with thoughtful, ambient explorations of percussion and rhythm.

Watch the video for "Master Moon" from On Fillmore's album Extended Vacation, which was released last year on Dead Oceans, but expect something entirely different on Saturday when Gray and Kotche team up with Adamik and Becker.


Jim Becker, Joe Adamik, Darin Gray, and Glen Kotche perform this Saturday, March 16, at The Hideout. Gray opens with a solo set at 9pm, followed by Becker and Adamik. Kotche joins the three for the improvised headlining set. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. This show is 21+.

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Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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