Day at the Gate is a new psychedelic lounge music project by Chicago musicians John Lennox (Panoramic & True) and Curtis Ruptash (Peabody & Sherman). The duo explores an eclectic range of music (pop, jazz, funk—anything), treating well-known tunes and original compositions to a fun wash of ambient tape loops and audio installation techniques. Inspired by minimalist composers like Philip Glass and Steve Reich, by more pop-based experimentalists Brian Eno and Syd Barrett, and by found sound, Lennox and Ruptash use Day at the Gate collaboration as a musical way to draw shapes in the clouds and to show the cloudiness of all shapes. Get dazed, get awakened.
Thrice Upon A Time is a new trio put together by Uruguayan born multi-instrumentalist and composer Elbio Barilari. The new outfit feels at ease in the outer limits of music, combining electronic textures and processed sounds produced by Barilari’s and Reid Karris’ guitars, with the abstract drumming favored by Kg Price with the most diverse influences from both jazz and European “experimental” music. Their set at The Whistler will mark the first time they make a public performance as a trio.