Showing posts with label Mars Williams. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mars Williams. Show all posts

Monday, June 9, 2014

TOMORROW: Liquid Soul and March Fourth at Lincoln Hall (21+) #HighlyRecommended

Chi, IL Live Shows on Our Radar Tues 6/10 at Lincoln Hall
8:00 PM   21+  $14.00

ChiIL Live Shows will be there shooting stills. It's our 14th wedding anniversary and we're way beyond jazzed to get to spend it with two of the most fun bands to see LIVE. We can't wait!  Highly recommended.

Here's some crazy cool partner acro on STILTS that we shot when March Fourth played Martyrs last year!  Check it out. Then go see them LIVE already.

Click the links below for loads of our past original photos, videos and coverage on BOTH bands.

A kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy mere “mortal” bands cannot compete with, Aside from their marching band themed costumes, and multi member drum and brass corp, M4 is far from a “marching band” in any traditional sense (though this group of about 20 has been known to parade down Main Street before taking the stage). The show will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe and through the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers. They’ve headlined too many major festivals to name, multiple times, as well as playing prestigious venues from The Kennedy Center to a cultural exchange tour of China.

(We've been huge Mars Williams fans since back in the Psychedelic Furs days.   Here's Mars in orbit at Chicago Folk and Roots Fest 2011 with Soul Sonic Sirkus.)

Liquid Soul, the Grammy-nominated combo that has built its reputation on a compelling mix of jazz, hip-hop, funk and hard-bop, makes its Telarc debut with the release of One-Two Punch.

Pioneers of the acid-jazz movement during their early days in the Chicago club scene of the mid-1990s, Liquid Soul has evolved over the past dozen years into a musical compendium of sounds and styles that starts with jazz and embraces hip-hop, R&B, dance, funk, techno, world, spoken-word and much more. 

Led by innovative saxophonist/composer Mars Williams, the eight-piece collective has conquered nearly every corner of the U.S. and is looking to turn up the juice in Europe and other parts of the world via their Telarc debut.

2014 US Tour Dates 

Fri. Jun 6 Omaha, NE Omaha Summer Arts Fest  

Sat. Jun 7 Wichita, KS Wichita River Fest  

Sun. Jun 8 Madison, WI Marquette Fest  

*Tue. Jun 10 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall  
with Liquid Soul

Wed. Jun 11 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Center  
with The Brass Messengers

Thu. June 12 Davenport, IA River Music Experience
with The Winter Blues All-Stars

Fri. June 13 St. Louis, MO 2720 Cherokee
with Hellzapoppin

Sat. Jun 14 Kansas City, MO Boulevardia   

Sun. Jun 15 Columbia, MO The Blue Note   

Thu. June 26 Durango, CO Animas City Theater 

Fri. June 27 Louisville, CO Steinbaugh Pavilion  

Sat. June 28 Salt Lake City, UT Utah Arts Festival 

Sun.  June 29 Salt Lake City, UT Utah Arts Festival 

Fri. July 4 San Rafael, CA Marin County Fair 

Sat. July 5 Reno, NV Cargo  
with Diego's Umbrella

Wed. July 9 Seattle, WA Westlake Park   

Wed. July 9 Bellingham, WA Downtown Sounds  

Fri. July 11 Veneta, OR Oregon Country Fair   

Fri. July 18 Chico, CA Sierra Nevada Big Room   

Sat. July 19 Chico, CA Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

Sun. July 20 San Diego, CA Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

Tue. July 22 Vail, CO Bud Light Hot Summer Nights

Wed. July 23 Glenwood Springs, CO Summer of Music

Thu. July 24 Frisco, CO Concerts in the Park

Fri. July 25 Denver, CO Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

Sat. July 26 Ames, IA DG's Tap House
with Dead Larry

Sun. July 27 Chicago, IL Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

Tue. July 29 Hamden, CT Spaceland Ballroom

Wed. July 30 Wilmington, DE World Cafe Live at the Queen
with Zach Deputy

Thu. July 31 New York, NY Watermark
with Philly Bloco + Brother Joscephus & The Love Revolution

Fri. Aug 1 Portland, ME Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

Sat. Aug 2 Philadelphia, PA  Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

Sun. Aug 3 Mills River, NC  Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

Fri. Aug 8 Nevada City, CA Miner's Foundry Cultural Center

Sat. Aug 9 Ashland, OR Ashland Armory
with SambaDa

Fri. Sept 12 Walla Walla, WA Gesa Power House Theater

Sat. Sept 13 Spokane, WA Bing Crosby Theater

Mon. Sept 15 Portland, OR Mondays on the Mall

Here's the latest Via March Fourth:

My, what a busy summer!
MarchFourth is on a mission to visit each and every one of you this year it seems (more info about the US fall tour coming soon). Seriously. It will take a lot of scrolling to get to the bottom of this show list! From San Diego, California to Portland, Maine to Tampa, Florida, and from the mountains of Telluride, CO (8700 ft) to the streets of New Orleans, LA (0 ft) and everywhere in between, there's a pretty good chance we're headed your way (except maybe the southwest, since we just returned from there). Let's hope the A/C in the bus is fixed for good this time, because this summer is going to be HOT!!!

For a little taste of life on the road with M4, I suggest you check out stilter/stunter Phill's blogHe's kind of new to M4, joining after stilt veteran Sid Simpatico retired last summer due to a knee injury. Phill's been writing these great tour recap posts on Facebook for a while, but now he's taken to the blogosphere. I'm sure there will be much to write about this summer, so keep an eye there to follow our adventures! Here's a video from our birthday show this year of Phill and the gang doing stilt acro to "Surfunk" (a newish song by Taylor Aglipay). 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Liquid Soul 20th Anniversary at Double Door 1/20/13

We've been huge Mars Williams fans since back in the Psychedelic Furs days.   Here's Mars in orbit at Chicago Folk and Roots Fest 2011 with Soul Sonic Sirkus.

The Grammy-nominated Liquid Soul is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a show at Double Door on Sunday, Jan. 20. The show will feature all original members and some very special guests.  (21+).   ChiIL Live Shows will be there...will YOU?!   We'll be shooting stills and we'll have a photo filled recap for you shortly thereafter.

Double Door Welcomes
Liquid Soul 20th Anniversary Show!
Sun, January 20, 2013
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Double Door
$10.00 - $20.00

Having exploded from a small underground street-jazz sound in Chicago in the mid-1990s, the Liquid Soul universe continues to expand at a dizzying pace. Founded and led by innovative saxophonist/composer Mars Williams, the ensemble has developed a trademark mixture of jazz and urban dance music that incorporates everything from R&B to hard-bop to hip-hop to world music and more. 

Downbeat proclaims that Liquid Soul “sweeps the mold and mildew out of jazz-funk and breathes it back to glorious life.”

Liquid Soul have opened for Sting at Madison Square Garden and Central Park, played at the Bill Clinton inaugural parade and 21st century ball, and twice rocked South By Southwest, where they were heralded by the Austin American-Statesman as “the single hottest showcase of the festival.”

The band’s impressive discography includes Make Some Noise (1998), Evolution (2002), and One-Two Punch (2006).

Click here for ChiIL Live Shows past Mars Williams related coverage including Liquid Soul, Soul Sonic Sirkus, and Midnight Circus collaborations.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

CHI, IL LIVE SHOWS--Milwaukee Ave. Arts Fest 7/20-22

We love our hood and when it comes time for the 
annual Milwaukee Ave. Arts Fest, so does everyone else.

Check out the sweet line up below with some of ChiIL Live Shows top picks in red.
Festival Center Main Stage
at Milwaukee & Logan
Friday July 20
9:00 - Disappears
7:45 - The Mutts

6:30 - This Is Cinema
5:15 - Shannon Hayden
Saturday July 21
9:00 - NOMO
7:45 - Loyal Divide
6:30 - Cains & Abels*
5:15 - Del Rey*
4:00 - Unicycle Loves You*
2:45 - Los Vicios De Papa*
1:30 - Rambos*
12:00 - Pinkalicious The Musical (Family)
Sunday July 22
8:00 - Ana Tijoux
6:30 - My Gold Mask
5:15 - In Tall Buildings
4:00 - Eastern Blok
2:45 - Speck Mountain *presented by saki
1:30 - Las Guitarras de Espana
12:00 - Rhythm Revolution (Family)


Ana Tijoux

* Chicago Mixtape
Cole's Stage at Milwaukee & Belden
Friday July 20
9:00 - Yolks
8:00 - Rabble Rabble
7:00 - Big Colour
6:00 - VILLAGE
Saturday July 21
9:00 - The Runnies
8:30 - Ruby yo
7:15 - Tyler Jon Tyler
6:45 - Trinity
5:45 - Moritat
4:45 - Blizzard babies
3:45 - Swimsuit addition
2:45 - Charming People
2:00 - Shugga Shug
1:00 - squish
Sunday July 22
9:00 - Al Scorch
8:00 - Weepin Willows
7:00 - Laurance Peters
6:00 - Mike Musikanto
5:00 - Deadbeat
Hairpin Arts Center at 2800 N. Milwaukee
presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka
Friday July 20
9:45 Vocalo DJ Collective After-Party Featuring Trancid with Shazam Bangles
Saturday July 21
6:30 - 7:15 Josh Berman - cornet, Matt Schneider - guitar
7:45 - 8:30 Guillermo Gregorio - reeds, Jason Roebke - bass, Brian Labycz - electronics
9:00 - 9:45 Cameron Pfiffner - saxophone, Anton Hatwich - bass
9:45 Vocalo DJ Collective After-Party Featuring Jesse De La Pena with Charlie
Sunday July 22
4:00 - 4:45 David Hernandez & Street Sounds
6:30 - 7:15 Jason Adasiewicz - vibraphone, Nate McBride - bass
7:45 - 8:30 Jim Baker - piano, Josh Abrams - bass
9:00 - 9:45 Mars Williams - saxophone, Kent Kessler - bass

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