What We’re Seeing Saturday: The Quin Kirchner Group

Featuring members of NOMO, Silences (Sumire), Zing! and Eastern Blok, this newly formed improvisational outfit features four young standouts in Chicago’s jazz, rock, and electronic scenes, relying less on freeform contrast and more on repeated melodies and apparent sections.

What We’re Doing This Weekend: Friday

After a few days celebrating 2009 with iPod mixes and the Hum reunion shows, a few of us will head out to another awesome local show, this one featuring the eccentric electro-rock of Volcano!, the no-nonsense horn-tinged rock of Cougars, and the avant-garde fusion of math rock and free jazz of Zing!.