On September 8, the Chicago Underground Duo will take the stage. Earlier this year, Chicago Underground Duo released their fifth album, Boca Negra, on Thrill Jockey. Part of the larger Chicago Underground Collective, the Chicago Underground Duo,which is cornetist Rob Mazurek and drummer Chad Taylor, utilize improvisation heavily in their music. A lazy description of the Duo's sound would be just to say they play avant-garde jazz, but the pair aren't afraid to use ambient sounds, elements of folk, and repetitive grooves. Expect the unexpected from their live show.
The following night, Oval will be taking the stage. Oval is the brainchild of electronic pioneer Markus Popp, who has previously recorded under the Moniker SO. As Oval, the Berlin resident just released Oh, a two-disc, 70-track (!) album, also on Thrill Jockey. Disc one is comprised of ten longer pieces, while the second disc is 50 shorter pieces meant to reflect the age we live in, where we are constantly bombarded with snippets of information in various forms and demand instant gratification. His show in Brooklyn will be a rare chance to catch a virtuoso of the PC.
Issue Project Room is located at 232 3rd Street in Brooklyn. Visit their website for more info and show times.