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Music ignites passion and inspires oneselves creative liberation. SONIC CREATIONS is a collection of artistry influenced by the soul touching sound of music.

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TAUK: Shapeshifter w/ EGi & Steady Flow at the Concord Music Hall
to Apr 14

TAUK: Shapeshifter w/ EGi & Steady Flow at the Concord Music Hall

Doors: 8PM  Tickets: $16 to $20  |   Ages: 18+ w/ govt issued ID


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An intense touring schedule and focused studio time have helped TAUK tap into
their singular chemistry to elevate and expand their all-instrumental blend of funk,
hip-hop, progressive rock, and jazz. Renowned for both their refined musicality
and unbridled creativity, the Oyster Bay, New York-bred rock-fusion four-piece
(guitarist Matt Jalbert, bassist Charlie Dolan, keyboardist Alric “A.C.” Carter, and
drummer Isaac Teel) push into new sonic terrain and build entire worlds within
each richly textured soundscape.

The band has returned to the studio to craft a follow up to 2016’s Sir Nebula
which found TAUK introducing a cosmically inspired element to their music. “The
album ended up taking on a more ambient kind of vibe than anything we’ve done
before—there’s a spaciness in the songs that lets you get lost in the sound,” says
Dolan. And while the album is endlessly hypnotic, TAUK also deliver the dynamic
tension-and- release jams that have helped earn them a devoted following while
drawing critical acclaim (the Washington Post, for one, praised TAUK for
“creating a hard-charging, often melodic fusion that—thanks to a penchant for
improv—offers limitless possibilities”).

As with their past releases, TAUK is creating the follow up to Sir Nebula in
collaboration with Grammy Award-winning producer/mixer/engineer Robert
Carranza (The Mars Volta, Ozomatli, Jack Johnson, Taj Mahal). The band has
been holed up in an abandoned house, turned studio on Long Island, NY a
region which traces back to childhood, when longtime friends Dolan, Jalbert, and
Carter formed their first band in seventh grade and held practice in their school
basement. After playing together in various projects over the years, the trio
brought Teel into the fold in 2012, cementing the final lineup. “We gelled pretty
quickly as friends and as musicians, and now there’s a connection onstage that’s
unspoken,” notes Teel. “You just feel it from the energy within the band and from
the response coming from the crowd—all these people in the same exact

Since their formation, TAUK have shared stages with an impressive list of bands
(including Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, and Tim Reynolds &
TR3), in addition to appearing at festivals like Electric Forest, Bonnaroo, and The
Allman Brothers’ Peach Music Festival. That rigorous touring schedule has gone
a long way in strengthening their chemistry, according to Carter. “We’re doing
over 100 shows a year and we pretty much live with each other, so there’s a
healthy respect and trust and love happening there,” he says. “We all have a
common goal and an understanding that this is something we’re compelled to do,
and that’s definitely brought us close together.” It’s also helped TAUK develop a
reputation as a masterful live act: “TAUK is unstoppable,” raved Live for Live
Music. “If you haven’t see them, dear God, go.”


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EGI (Ethereal Groove, Inc.) is an experimental funk group with a young and energetic spirit and feel. EGI pushes the limits of improvisation, writing and energy rich shows. The band displays great versatility with rotating multi instrumentalists and a progressive appreciation for many genres.

Experimentation is EGI's main forte, the band has always had a very level headed feel to writing which allows everyone to incorporate their ideas without hesitation. Young and driven, EGI is breaking musical ground with every turn.

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High Concept Labs and Constellation Chicago Host | Open House Spring 2018
6:00 PM18:00

High Concept Labs and Constellation Chicago Host | Open House Spring 2018

High Concept Labs: Open House Spring 2018 at Constellation
As temperatures rise this spring, High Concept Labs brings the people together for some of the hottest new art in town. Get right to the action at HCL’s Spring Open House, where you’ll meet & greet dozens of current and former Sponsored Artists as they share a mix of their innovative works in progress and entertaining final pieces with you. Make new friends at Constellation and Links Hall and enjoy beverages, light bites, performances, installations, music, and much, much more. #HCLOpenHouse

Jan Bartoszek (Hedwig Dances)
Aquil Charlton
Yoshinojo Fujima (a.k.a Rika Lin)
Amir George
Kristina Isabelle & Claudia Hart
Annie Kielman & Joshua Patterson
Meg Leary
Cat Mahari
Nicole Mauser
Margaret Morris
Andy Slater

Experimental Sound Studio
Gwen Smuda
Jackalope Theatre
Links Hall
Lucky Plush Productions
Sophia Forero Designs
Vin Chicago

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Mark Banks Art Presents | Queendom Come 2018
to Apr 8

Mark Banks Art Presents | Queendom Come 2018

The art and music events that we share at Alulu every month are focused on inclusion, empowerment, and communal joy. Discourses on equality and community only get us so far if we're not also engaging in the transformative power of communal celebration together in a regular way, at regular intervals of our being. We need rituals (parties) to anchor and materialize our collective affections and affinities!

The next monthly art and music show at Alulu will be a special kind of collective acknowledgment. We're happy to be welcoming to the stage the 4th installment of Queendom Come!! A Celebration of Women!!! We'll have the amazing R&B Songstress Lauren Eylise (from Cincinnati!) Awesome sounds of pop synth duo Pixel Grip, upbeat grooves from The Tomblands, and the one and only FURY HIP HOP! As always we'll have original artwork from 6 amazing local artists and a new craft beer making its debut on tap. Walter Santiago is co-curating this month, so come take a look at his collection! Get there before 10 pm when the kitchen closes for awesome food! SEE YOU THERE!! Stick around after the show for an open mic hosted by Gabe Sullivan until the bar closes!!

:: Visual Artists::

Aimee Caitlin Rusch

Alex Ortiz
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Kelly Reaves
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Dan Shukis

Madeline Spanier

Sonidos Collective

Guest Co-Curator: Walter Santiago

Musical Performances:

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Pixel Grip- [ ]

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FREE Event - $5 Suggested Donation

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Alternate Productions and SwampWoofer Present | Tales of the Deep 001: Sukh Knight, Distinct Motive, Dalek One @ Cairo Ale House - West Chicago
to Apr 8

Alternate Productions and SwampWoofer Present | Tales of the Deep 001: Sukh Knight, Distinct Motive, Dalek One @ Cairo Ale House - West Chicago

  • Cairo Ale House - West Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Doors: 7PM  |  Show: 10PM  |  Tickets: $20  |   Ages: 18+ w/ govt issued ID

Please join us for this haunting tale full of dark dubs, beautiful art, and the thickest of vibes.



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Sub.Mission/Navy Cut/Deep Dark & Dangerous

Dalek One: [ ]
Sub.Mission/Encrypted Audio/Deep Dark & Dangerous

Sectra: [ ]
Encrypted Audio/Deep Dark & Dangerous

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SwampWoofer Productions/Ghouls Crew/SubWorld Audio

Trikl: [ ]
SwampWoofer Productions

LED/Flow Friendly Event
Live Artists/Vendors: TBA (if interested please contact Paisley Indigo)

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Vertical Gallery 5-year Anniversary Show | Opening Reception
6:00 PM18:00

Vertical Gallery 5-year Anniversary Show | Opening Reception

:: Featured Artists ::

Ben Eine (UK), Blek le Rat (FR), Hebru Brantley (US), Ben Frost (AU), Tim Conlon (US), Martin Whatson (NO), Stormie Mills (AU), Andreas Englund (SE), Dot Dot Dot (NO), Super A (NL), Xenz (UK), Fernando Chamarelli (BR), Annie Aube (US), Copyright (UK), Pipsqueak Was Here!!! (NL), Philip Bosmans (BE), Mau Mau/Cyclops (UK), XOOOOX (DE), OakOak (FR), ROA (BE), Mr. Cenz (UK), and Collin van der Sluijs (NL).

Monthly Gallery: April 7 - 28, 2018  

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Paradigm CreatVe Group Hosts | ArtBeat Chicago
to Mar 31

Paradigm CreatVe Group Hosts | ArtBeat Chicago

Start: 7PM  |  Tickets: $10 to $75  |   Ages: All


Every other month, we handpick artists to create one of a kind pieces either paying tribute to legendary artists in the entertainment industry or that tie into a particular theme. We wanted to pull everyone out of the winterwoes and party Spring Break Style.


This Art Beat will be held on Friday, March 30th from 7:00pm-midnight. The event is focused on reliving Spring Break, highlighting what it means to us, and getting everyone ready for the Season change!


We will have LIVE performances, special SURPRISES, Hookah Lounge, and opportunities for people to not only view the artists at work, BUT be a part of creating art on their own. There will be an Arts & Crafts Creation Station, Canvas Painting, and painting of a Community Art Wall for all those who love to be hands on.

All in a SOCIAL PARTY ENVIRONMENT. Interesting right?

Art Beat was made to create a platform for artist to share their voices, visions and ideas with the world. By implementing "The Rising Stars" aspect into Artbeat, we not only spotlight the artist visual creations but we allow them to discuss their experiences on a panel at Art Beat Chicago. These artist completely expose the prize possessions that they hold dear to their hearts to everyone who listens, feels and relates to them at the Art Beat Social Art Party.

Giving you MORE ART, MORE FUN and MORE PARTY. Expect for nothing short of a good time as we celebrate the artist and the spectators alike. On March 30th at Baderbrau expect:

 :: What to Expect ::

Live Performances
Open Bar
Great Music
Live Painting
An artist roundtable
Live recording
Photo Booth
Hookah Lounge
Beer Pong Tournament

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The Art Institute and Empty Bottle Present | Gas by Wolfgang Voigt
7:30 PM19:30

The Art Institute and Empty Bottle Present | Gas by Wolfgang Voigt

Starts: 7:30PM  |  Ends: 9PM  |  Tickets: $10 Member or $20 Adult  |   All Ages

Experience a rare multimedia performance by Wolfgang Voigt, one of the most influential figures in contemporary electronic music, as he brings his project GAS to The Art Institute of Chicago. Drawing on Romantic landscape and classical music as much as ambient minimalism and techno, Voigt creates an uplifting and enveloping evocation of the wonder of the natural world.

Based in Cologne, Germany, Wolfgang Voigt has had a prodigious output under various aliases on many record labels, including Warp, Harvest, Raster-Noton and Force Inc, and the label he co-founded - Kompakt. The four GAS albums, originally released between 1996 and 2000, were reissued in 2008 to enormous international acclaim, and they have been widely recognized as the most important ambient music creations of the 1990s. After 17 years, Voigt returned to GAS with the release of Narkopop a new album of symphonic ambient music.

Support for Live Arts programming is provided by the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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 Journey Inward Through Art w/ Misty Soderholm
6:00 PM18:00

Journey Inward Through Art w/ Misty Soderholm

Arrive: 6-6:30PM  |  To: 9:30PM  |  Cost: $40 (includes supplies and food)

Join Misty Soderholm as she guides you on a journey inward in order to create a beautiful piece of art through connecting to your heart and spirit. This paint party will include a guided meditation and breath-work at the beginning, conscious music all evening, abstract painting, healthy snacks, and closing sharing circle to end. Connect with other like-minded individuals and create an expression of your spirit's energy on canvas. This adult party is open to all and requires no experience in meditation or painting. $40 per person includes all supplies and food.

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BUKU Music + Art Project 2018
to Mar 10

BUKU Music + Art Project 2018

Fri: 2PM to 1AM | Sat: 2PM to 11:59PM | Tickets: See link below | Ages: 18+ w/ ID

BUKU is so much more than music. BUKU has become a celebration of the creative, funky subculture of New Orleans. With the goal of creating a head-spinning immersive experience, the BUKulture curators handpick dozens of authentic street performers, musicians, artists, interactive exhibits and other awe-inspiring “special moments” and deliver them at the festival in an unscheduled “pop-up” fashion. So put your phone down, keep your chin up, and be ready to experience BUKulture!


:: A note from the BUKU Art Curator ::

BUKU was born in the dirty docks of the Mississippi and resides in its forgotten industry. Art emerges of its own accord, inspired by the festival’s post-industrial setting and the vibrant street culture found in the city in which it resides. BUKU is no Art Gallery, it is an Art Project, its landscape in a constant state of change. Through innovation and adaptation the site has been revived, featuring local favorites like Fort BUKU and the ever growing Live Graffiti Gallery, along with new additions that seek to bring avant-garde art with a heavy industrial focus, creating a functional and interactive playgrounds for everyone to participate, relax, and get #TOOBUKU.

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MindGlitchStudio Presents | MindGlitched - An Art and Music Showcase at The Studio
to Mar 4

MindGlitchStudio Presents | MindGlitched - An Art and Music Showcase at The Studio

      Doors: 6:30PM  |   $5 Entrance Fee (Includes refreshments and re-entry)  

This event will be a unique high vibe experience of an art gallery showing turned late night dace party. Showcasing loads of original fine art, prints and merchandise for sale, live musical performances, food/refreshments and a late night dance party to cap off the evening.

Things will start off slow, so if you're joining us mostly to appreciate and possibly take home some original art we recommend you come early in the night. This will be a great time to talk with the visual artists, enjoy some food/drink and browse the loads of visionary abstract art available for purchase.

:: Featured Visual Artists ::
Jade MindGlitch McCarty of Black Whole Tattoo & Mindglitchstudio
Tyler Balcerak aka Vizualnoize Vizual Noize
Rapha Torres of Artchaic

:: Live music starts at 8pm ::
We are going to kick off the night with a mellow and quite set by the multi-talented VizualNoize. This will provide plenty of good browsing and conversation time while enjoying some mellow melodics. Following that to get the energy rising will be a lyrically inclined set by the featured artist Ralph Reign. This is truly a unique act will bring all kinds of flow and funky beats. To finish off the night we have two high energy sets from the heavy hitting dub stylings of Knuck and Phydra. All art will be available for purchase through out the evening even once the loud music and dance party begins.

:: Musical Artists ::
VizualNoize - 8pm-9:30pm - Vizualnoize Vizual Noize
Ralph Reign - 9:30pm-11pm - Ralph Reign
Knuck - 11pm-12:30am -
Alex Knuckey
Phydra - 12:30-Close - Phydra

:: Thank you everyone for contributing to this community driven artist inspired event. We look forward to expanding some minds, raising some vibes and co-creating on the dance floor with all you beautiful beings ♥ ::

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Infiniteus Presents | Majestic Mushroom Art Show
6:00 PM18:00

Infiniteus Presents | Majestic Mushroom Art Show

You are invited to Infiniteus's first ever collaborative art show! You’ve heard of functional art......well this is FUNGUS-tional art! That’s right, an ode to the great mushroom! We are super excited to host 20+ NATIONWIDE artists, who will be contributing fungus inspired artwork for this Majestic Mushroom Art Show! The opening night of the show will be March 2 at 6pm and will run till 9pm. The juice bar and crystal shop will be open before and during, so feel free to arrive at anytime. Along with artwork, juice and crystals, Sound Sheperd, Neale Baldyga, will be supplying the space with majestic mushroom music! We are excited to bring you this alchemical concoction of majesty in our beloved space... where we unite to create the InfiniteUs!

 ::Featured Artists ::

                         Marilyn Grad                         
Sofia Strula
Paula Loomis
Rachel Lechocki
Tara Luther
Andres Rodriquez
Allison Molloy
Abbey Aura
Lauren Feece
Lisa Trunkenbolz
Caren Charles
Cheryl Casden
Simon Jay
Misty Soderholm
Kimi Sadanaga
Gabriela Mejia
Alexa Spaddy
Louie Izzo
Nik LaPelusa
Stephanie Pinsler
Matt Kania
Ryan Kozlowski
Katherine McCarthy




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 DePaul School of Design Presents | Experimental Graphics and Intro to VJing with Anne-Sophie Leens
11:00 AM11:00

DePaul School of Design Presents | Experimental Graphics and Intro to VJing with Anne-Sophie Leens

  • DePaul University, Maggie Daley Building, 3rd Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Doors: 11:30AM  |  DePaul University, LOOP CAMPUS  

:: Basic introduction to Resolume ::

Learn how to trigger clips / images, combine visuals and filters to create new content that goes with a beat.

Anne-Sophie is one of the 4 members of the South African-based Afro-punk-rap band DOOKOOM, for which she creates and performs live show visuals and all band artwork (including album covers). She also works as a Senior UX designer in the Digital Classified team of Mediahuis, a newspaper publishing and broadcast media company in Belgium where she currently resides.

Don't forget to register for her lecture which takes place after the workshop (same building).

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This Me Now at The Movement Gallery
6:00 PM18:00

This Me Now at The Movement Gallery

The Movement Gallery & Rah Marie Present:

~This Me Now~

This Me Now is a group show featuring Chicago based artists coming together in this self portrait event. Is our reflection what we really see ourselves as? Are we more than just our physical self? These artists answer these questions for you. 

Art by:

> Jane Georges
> Afrokilla
> Brain killer
> Chris Duran
> Rah Marie
> Alison Meaney
> Delisha Ren'ee McKinney
> Kao Ra Zen
> Leon Davinci
> Kevin Gamboa Ramirez
> Muhammad Naqee
> Joel Maxime Jr.
> Rachael Reuter

Smooth tunes by:

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