FIRST SET: 9:30 PM
$5 donation goes to the musicians
BOOR BAAR, Percussion Ensemble
According to BoorBaar, a Percussion Ensemble 's website, "BoorBaar would be a Contemporary Percussion Ensemble, if such a thing is possible...It was formed in 2005 by some "Jedi Rhythm Freaks", AKA Cory Beers, John Wash IV, and Mike Robbins, who compose and perform weird, complex yet groovy rhythms for drums and other objects meant for striking, as well as for some items not meant for striking (but struck anyways).
SK KAKRABA, Ghanaian Gyil
According to Drag City, who should know, "SK Kakraba Lobi is a Master Xylophonist from Ghana, the nephew of Master Xylophonist Kakraba Lobi. SK is a Master of the Gyil, which means he is both an instrument maker and a virtuoso performer. The Gyil is the Ghanaian Xylophone, and the primary instrument of the Lobi, Sisala, and Dagara people of Northern Ghana. It is constructed of 14 wooden slats suspended over calabash gourds that have been fitted with resonators. SK was an instructor of the gyil at the International Centre for African Music and Dance at the University of Ghana, but has recently moved to Los Angeles, CA. SK has performed at festivals in Europe and the Middle East, and he has toured West Africa and America."
DEVIN HOFF, solo upright bass
Wikipedia says that "Devin Hoff is a musician and songwriter born in Colorado whose main instruments are double bass and bass guitar. He has worked in many musical contexts and with a wide array of jazz, free jazz, avant-garde rock, and folk musicians, including Nels Cline, Vijay Iyer, Xiu Xiu, Carla Bozulich, Ben Goldberg, Howard Wiley, and Good for Cows."
(P.S. Devin, have you thought about updating your wikipedia entry? You have also played with Julia Holter and lots of other interesting people. You do not currently live in Chicago, IL. - DM)
Dina Maccabee Music does not have a wikipedia entry. However, you can find her work referenced on pages about Real Vocal String Quartet, Vienna Teng, Feist, and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. Her solo set doesn't have so much to do with any of that, though she spent a lot of time tweaking her effects while on tour with Julia Holter during 2015 and 2016.