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  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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special events
April 21

Join us for the 13th annual RIVERWEST FOLLIES variety show

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

exhibitions
April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
April 25

Reading: Toni Jensen

readings & workshops
April 26

Four Milwaukee Poets: Alix Anne Shaw with Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske & Bethany Price

readings & workshops
April 28

Wisconsin Reads: Reading with Louise Erdrich (video streamed to Woodland Pattern)

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest and Denise Low

readings & workshops
May 2

Craft Talk with Denise Low at UWM

readings & workshops
May 10

Birds in Poetry at Urban Ecology Center

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #11

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

performances
June 3

ACL presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

Archived performances
Nov 19 Thursday, November 19
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

 

PaVda


Linda Binder - viola d'amore, waterphone
Hal Rammel - musical saw, sound palette, waterphone

"One of the pleasures of this spring and summer was been the opportunityto develop a very focused duo project with string virtuoso Linda Binder. Linda chose viola d’amore for these improvised settings and, initially, I kept to amplified palette. Eventually, Linda encouraged me to take out musical saw and waterphone, instruments that I had put aside for the past few years. Linda began exploring the unique sonorities of the waterphone herself this year, so the opportunity to play bowed metal duets was irresistible. PaVda has offered an ever expanding vista this year. We’ve released two recordings on bandcamp as Fieldstone Recordings and, I assure, there is more territory to explore." (Hal Rammel)

 


 

Chris Weller's Hanging Hearts

 

Chris Weller - tenor saxophone
Cole DeGenova - keyboards
Devin Drobka - drums

Hanging Hearts is a free jazz trio with melodic roots dedicated to the fearless exploration of group improvisation. Described as "hammering the walls between genres," their music bridges the gap between jazz, rock, and experimental music. The band features Chris Weller on tenor saxophone, Cole DeGenova on keyboards, and Devin Drobka on drums. While Chris and Cole grew up in Chicago, playing professionally in jazz and blues clubs by the age of 15, the trio was completed at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where all three members graduated. The trio’s repertoire consists of their original compositions and free improvisations.

Members of the group have performed around the world and shared the stage with Joe Lovano, Jerry Bergonzi, Greg Osby, Tony Malaby, Tower of Power, Lettuce, Kurt Elling, Snarky Puppy, and Greg Ward, among others. Notable performances include the Chicago Jazz Festival, Jazzinec Festival, New York’s Carnegie Hall. Though they have been playing together for years, the group released their debut album in October ’14, with supporting US shows and European tour (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, & Romania).