Chicago performance art group Environmental Encroachment (EE) uses circus theatrics and an artist marching band to create unique entertainment environments. Performances can include costumes, live music, parades, acrobatics, fire spinning, spontaneous appearances and audience interaction.
EE Marching Band’s music uses North African, Latin, and traditional American rhythms, fused with electric bass and a brass section. Melodies are folkloric fusions, and creations inspired from New Orleans, Jazz and Rock.
Black Bear Combo play a fractured, turbulent, high percentage brew inspired by balkan/mediterranean music, sixties free jazz, old hardcore, and many other things. They like when people Dance!!- which they have incited for the last few years at parties, weddings, rock clubs, and parades in Chicago, Michigan, New Orleans and famously, the White House.