Smile Politely

The Overture: Nov. 2 – 8

WHAT: Eoto, Famicom, Space Police and White Rabbit

WHERE: Canopy Club ($15)

WHEN: Wednesday, November 3 at 8 p.m.

Eoto is a drum duo that does a whole lot more than just play the drums. They advertise their sound as 100% live improvised dubstep, house and electronic. Which basically means they attempt to meld organic and electronic sounds into as live as possible electronic dance music. Expect a big party.

Sinfonia da Camera

WHERE: Krannert – Foellinger Great Hall (Prices vary)

WHEN: Friday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The Sinfonia da Camera consistently puts on some of the best classical shows at Krannert and this one should be no exception. The chamber orchestra will be performing three works from Pulitzer Prize winner William Schuman and conclude with Robert Schumann’s fourth symphony.

WHAT: Brothers Burn Mountain, Carl Hauck, Jesse Johnson

WHERE: Mike ‘n Molly’s ($5)

WHEN: Friday, November 5 at 9 p.m.

This is one of two CD release shows for former local Carl Hauck. His brand new album, Windjammers, will be reviewed on this site later this week. Jesse Johnson will be playing a solo set, and I think I might have heard he’ll be giving away copies of his excellent Home to Roast for free. Wisconsin’s Brother Burn Mountain fill the bill out with their driving blues-based mountain music.

WHAT: David Vandervelde, Brass Bed, New Ruins, Santah

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($7)

WHEN: Saturday, November 6 at 9:30 p.m.

Longtime Jay Bennett collaborator David Vandervelde will be in town to perform along local heavy-hitters Santah and New Ruins. Vandervelde has relocated to Nashville a couple of years ago, but lots of locals know him and his music well from his time hanging out at Pieholden. Lafeyette, LA happy-rockers Brass Bed will fill out the week’s best top-to-bottom lineup.

WHAT: Mark O’Connor

WHERE: The Iron Post

Sunday, November 7 at 7 p.m.

Chicago Saxophonist Mark O’Connor has a broad and playful style that relies heavily on the swing. And he has serious musical chops.


(Eoto photo by Derek Martinez, Nick Vanderveld photo by Nick Befort, Carl Hauck photo by Phil Hauck)

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