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Location: The Empty Bottle
(1035 N Western Ave, Chicago IL)
3/29 9:00 pm - 3/30 4:00 am
WHPK Benefit feat Blacker Face / VIOLET / Pete Willson and The Rooks

$10 // 21+


Location: Logan Center Penthouse
(915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637)
3/16 6:30 pm - 3/16 9:00 pm
Mute Duo / Eli Winter
WHPK presents Mute Duo and Eli Winter in the beautiful Logan Center Penthouse. Doors at 6:00, show at 6:30 FREE Mute Duo is Skyler Rowe (drums/percussion) and Sam Wagster (pedal steel). Building on simple composed melodies, Mute Duo explores an atmosphere ranging from sparse chimes to pummeling drone with a free, rhythmic fluidity. In 2017, they released their self-titled debut album featuring artwork by Chicago artist/writer Dmitry Samarov, and recently released the “Axially Grasp” EP on Lurker Bias. Mute Duo: Eli Winter is a guitarist and writer based in Chicago. His first full-length record, The Time To Come, is forthcoming this spring on Blue Hole Recordings, featuring rollicking 6-string jaunts, sweeping 12-string epics and a healthy serving of improvisation. Eli Winter: 
Location: Experimental Station
(6100 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago, IL 60637)
3/8 6:00 pm - 3/8 9:00 pm
Pictures and Sounds 2019
WHPK’s long-running Pictures and Sounds showcase of experimental music combined with visuals comes to Experimental Station and features prominent artists from Chicago’s free jazz/improvised music scene. Norman Long will read excerpts from Ida B. Well’s “The Reason Why The Colored American is not in the World’s Columbian Exhibition” over a live mix of field recordings from Jackson Park, 63rd St. Beach, and just outside of Experimental Station! Angel Bat Dawid will bring her band, the Brothahood, featuring Adam Zanolini on bass, fellow Participatory Music Coalition regulars Norman Long on electronics and Xris Espinoza on reeds, Julian Otis on vocals, Isaiah Collier on drums, and Le Givens. Marvin Tate will debut an original stop-motion animation of his relief sculptures set to his music, followed by his spoken word and anything else he wants to share with us. Artist/filmmaker Jonathan Woods will live-mix film and video for each of the performances. The evening will culminate with a jam between each of the musicians and the audience to one of Jonathan’s films.
Location: Doc Films
2/25 5:00 pm - 2/25 6:00 pm
Isao Tomita “Planets” Quadraphonic Screening
Isao Tomita "Planets" Quadraphonic SACD surround sound screening
Location: Old Town School of Folk Music
(4544 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625)
10/27 8:00 pm - 10/27 10:00 pm
WHPK Presents: Božo Vrećo at Old Town School of Folk Music
  Božo Vrećo, superb performer, author, and composer of Sevdalinka, a traditional genre of folk music from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is noted by the New York Times as a synonym of complete freedom.   For over 50 years, no one has ever dared to make changes to the existing Sevdah and to write a new lyrics inspired by the centuries-old Sevdah lyrics, but Božo Vrećo, a renown musician of the new generation, has been highlighted as the most interesting and best-known interpreter and songwriter of recent times.   This lyrical tenor with a huge vocal range, unusual voice and visual identity triggers storms of enthusiasm and inspires his audience. One the main proofs are his sold-out concerts in a well-known concert halls and theater venues all over the world.   Božo Vrećo is a man and a woman, and this duality can be seen in all segments of his creation.   “The artist of angelic voice, who heals the soul and opens the heart” - New York Times