Get Out! :: 09.12.07

Get Out! is indierocket!'s guide to getting down in the Soda City.
Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens :: The Whig :: 9 p.m.
For those of you who missed the Chicago avant-jazz sextet — and shame on those of you who did — now is the chance to redeem yourselves. Jackson's horn work is very reminiscent of fellow Chicago horner Ken Vandermark — both in tone and compositional approach — and has made him one of the foremost up-and-comers in the modern avant-jazz world. His accompanying players are equally badass: saxophonist Aram Shelton comes from Dragons 1976; bassist Anton Hatwich and drummer Frank Rosaly come from the Rempis Percussion Quartet; cornetist Josh Berman also comes fom Jackson side-project The Lucky 7s. The secret weapon, though, might be electric cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, who fleshes out the ensemble with virtuoso playing and walls of gnarly fuzz. The horns pipe about in unison only to collapse from within and devolve into dissonant skronk; Rosaly's drumming is equally volatile, at times tender on twinkling bells and tom fills, at times as chaotic and violent as an imploding building. Seriously — if you missed them the first time, don't make the same mistake again. (Should you need more incentive, we should remind you that it's $2-pint night at The Whig.)

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