• Jun 8 2018 | 9:00 pm

    Christopher Dammann’s Restroy | Driving Fetish (Koury/Chavarria)

    $7 – $10
    Led by composer and bassist Christopher Dammann, Restroy is a sextet focused on using patterns and textures as forms for improvisation. Acoustic instruments are augmented and juxtaposed against electronic textures and noise. The result is a lyrical series of inflection points, layered sonic spaces and pulse driven music.

Doors 9 p.m.
$10/$7 (with student i.d.)



Clare Koury http://clarekoury.com/
Carlos Chavarria http://hausumountain.com/?page_id=3339


We’re excited to announce RESTROY’s Chicago release show for their fantastic s/t album. Featuring Bassist CHRIS DAMMANN, piano and synth by MABEL KWAN (Ensemble Dal Niente), percussion by AVREEAYL RA (Fred Anderson, Pharaoh Sanders, Lester Bowie, Sun Ra , Hamid Drake…) piano and synth by PAUL GIALLORENZO (Gitgo, Hearts and Minds) and trumpeter JAMES DAVIS (Beveled, Heyday Sextet). Yes! This group is beyond stacked with amazing players! Couldn’t be more stoked to hear this set! Their new album spans smooth cool sounds spiraling through synths and effected trumpets. RESTROY uses effects in subtle and infectuous ways while grooves take this spaced out team into orbit!

Local experimental artists CLARE KOURY and CARLOS CHAVARRIA will be debuting their new duo DRIVING FETISH. DRIVING FETISH will open the evening playing an improvisational set playing machines and loose grooves.


*photo by Jacob Hand www.jacobhand.com


Christopher Dammann’s Restroy
Tape Release Concert (1980 records)


James Davis – trumpet/electronics
Paul Giallorenzo – synthesizer/keyboards
Mabel Kwan – piano/synthesizers
Christopher Dammann – bass
Avreeayl Ra – percussion



Driving Fetish (Carlos Chavarria / Clare Koury)

Carlos Chavarria is a poet, a reedist, a noise artist, and all around eccentric artist. He’s performed at Trip Metal Fest, Chicago Psych Fest, Voice of the Valley, This Saxophone Kills Fascists and has been a regular at EAS having performed with numerous collaborations. Adhoc said that his trio, TCB, is a “reminder of Chicago’s free jazz history.” Sounds like these, so angular, moving, wild, and free – shape the world.





Clare Koury