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Take An Adventure In Modern Music With The Wire

By Sarah Cobarrubias in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 20, 2011 3:00PM

John Maus headlines the first night of Adventures in Modern Music
For the ninth year running, the Empty Bottle and London’s The Wire magazine are presenting Adventures in Modern Music: A Five Day Celebration of Outsider Sounds. Following closely behind the World Music Fest, this multi-day event celebrates experimental music with an eclectic array of rare performances.

The whole thing kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 28 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 2. While the Bottle will play host to most of the shows, there will also be a couple of performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Wicker Park’s Heaven Gallery. Tickets aren’t cheap - ranging from $15 to $20 per night - but the lineup certainly is tempting.

The fest’s opening and closing nights at the Bottle are of particular interest; Wednesday night features the ambient synth-pop of John Maus and a nostalgia-loaded collaboration between lo-fi rockabilly soloist Dirty Beaches and retro rocker Frankie Rose, among others. Sunday night features Chicago rockers Pelican, supported by electro-pop local Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross, psych-pop soloist Ducktails, and drone minimalist Nicholas Szczepanik.

We also have our sights on the MCA’s show with Berlin’s Markus Popp, who goes by the moniker Oval and pumps out gorgeously glitchy, ambient noise soundscapes. Check out AIMM’s full schedule below and keep your eye on the Empty Bottle’s Tumblr for updates.

AIMM Schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Empty Bottle
- John Maus
- Liturgy
- Dirty Beaches & Frankie Rose
- Chandeliers

Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Empty Bottle
- Carlos Giffoni
- Grouper
- Starlicker
- Vockah Redu & The Cru

Friday, Sept. 30 at the Museum of Contemporary Arts
- Oval
- Peaking Lights
- Plus a screening of collected visions from Deep Magic

Saturday, Oct. 1 at Heaven Gallery
- Sun Araw
- Oneohtrix Point Never
- Plus an edited screening of ‘Staring Into The Sun’ by Olivia Wyatt

Sunday, Oct. 2 at the Empty Bottle
- Pelican
- Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross
- Ducktails
- Nicholas Szczepanik