Two Sets, 10pm.
Anti-Beat Orquesta rocks the sounds of popular pan-Latin American dance genres—from cumbia to salsa. Their gritty, grassroots approach captures the “golden age” of streamlined tight-knit ensembles that shook sweatbox dance floors with raw and fierce energy throughout Latin America in the 1970s and 80s—honest dance music with no frills and no fear, anchored by piercing guitars, garage organs, and spirited percussion.
The group’s five members (Peter Vale, Alex Chavez, Daniel Villarreal-Carrillo, Jaime Garza, Nathan Karagianis) have their own storied careers in a diversity of styles—including jazz, R&B/soul, traditional Mexican folk, punk, cumbia, salsa, and electronica—in addition to a history of critical involvement in arts education and social justice organizing. Their visceral sound draws from this sonic, cultural, and political well of influence, and is guaranteed to make you move.
After making their debut in May of 2013, Dos Santos has been steadily making the rounds at Chicago’s premiere live music venues and festivals. They have made it their goal to provide a much-needed live artistic voice to audiences across the city, expanding the listenership, appeal, and general conversation about Latin@ music throughout Chicagoland and beyond.
In March of 2015, they released their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album Dos Santos and subsequently made appearances at SXSW, the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, and the Ruido Fest Latin Alternative Music Festival. Shortly thereafter, they hit the road on their “Corre Caballo Tour.” The band is currently working on an EP with producer Beto Martínez of Grammy Award-winning Grupo Fantasma to be released in 2016.
Joel Paterson & Jonathan Doyle Duo:
One Set, 8:30pm.
Joel Paterson is one of the most respected guitarists on the Windy City music scene today. The blues/country/rockabilly/jazz guitar wizard has spent the last 10 years touring and recording with acts like Dave ‘Honey Boy’ Edwards, Wanda Jackson, Carl ‘Sonny’ Leyland, Jimmy Sutton’s Four Charms, Deke Dickerson, and his own Joel Paterson’s Blues Roundup and the Modern Sounds (who were voted best Chicago Jazz Band in the 2009 Chicago Reader Poll). While Paterson can recreate the sound and feel of guitar greats like Django Reinhardt, Tiny Grimes, Chet Atkins, Wes Montgomery, and Merle Travis, he can also nail the Chicago and delta blues idioms of guitarists like Blind Blake, Robert Nighthawk, Jimmy Rogers, and Freddie King. If that wasn’t enough, this guy can also tear it up on a pedal steel. Plain and simple this cat can play.
Clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, and arranger Jonathan Doyle bases himself in Austin, TX and Chicago, while spending time in New Orleans and on the road. Jonathan briefly went to Depaul’s School of Music in Chicago and Studied under Mark Colby. He left school to pursue a full time career in music during the neo-swing movement of the mid-90s, playing with the Mighty Blue Kings and then the Four Charms. He also played with Chicago’s emerging improvisers such as Josh Berman, Jason Adasiewicz, and Design Flaw and developed an interest in country blues and jug band music with the Wabash Jug Band. In 2004, Mr. Doyle moved to Austin to pursue his love of acoustic and roots music afresh. After a brief stint with the Asylum Street Spankers, he went on to freelance in Central Texas’ vibrant traditional jazz, swing, and western swing scene, getting to play with well established acts such as Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel and Jim Cullum Jazz Band as well being a part of many fine local bands such as Jonathan Doyle Quintet / Swingtet, Thrift Set Orchestra, Albanie & her Fellas, Stan Smith, Aunt Ruby’s Sweet Jazz Babies, East Side Dandies, White Ghost Shivers, Hot Jazz Caravan, and the Giant Three. His time in New Orleans has brought him close to the wonderful band, Tuba Skinny, who he’s had the great pleasure of traveling with extensively. And 2016 has Jonathan spending a whole lot of time in Chicago playing with the amazing Fat Babies as well as guitar maestro, Joel Paterson.