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3/23/19 7pm, Hairpin Arts Center (Chicago)

2810 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL

The Music Memory Project

How do we remember through music?

Two years ago a group of Chicago musician/composers took on the challenge of creating music based on intimate memories from their lives. The resulting compositions have been stewing in an archive since then but will be on display, along with images and writings about these memories, at the Hairpin on March 23rd.

The event will include gallery viewing as well as live performances by participating artists: Ronnie Malley, Rashida Phillips, Ami Saraiya, 80 Foots (Chris Schoen, Emmy Bean, and T-Roy Martin), and Joey Spilberg.

Additional performers performing memory-inspired songs: Anna Soltys, as well as Jenny and Robin Bienemann!!!

Doors will open at 7PM for viewing/listening, followed by live performances starting at 8PM.

Cash bar

$10 suggested donation at the door

Past Shows

9/26/15 3-5pm at Green Mill (Chicago, IL)

4802 N. Broadway. Chicago, IL

Paper Machete featuring music by Ami Saraiya & The Outcome

The Paper Machete is a free, weekly “live magazine” covering pop culture, current events and American manners.  Part spoken-word show, part vaudeville revue, The Paper Machete features comedians, journalists, storytellers and musical guests performing in the back room of a north side bar.  It’s a salon in a saloon.

8/28/15 9pm at Cafe Mustache (Chicago, IL)

2313 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

The Weight of Rage featuring Marvin Tate w/Al Scorch, Alyson Lyon, and Ami Saraiya (solo)

$7-$10 suggested donation


6/7/15 7pm at The Hideout (Chicago, IL)

1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago, IL

GET OFF THE COUCH SERIESAs we enter our 6th year of showcases, we are very excited to welcome back one of Chicago's finest, Ami Saraiya & The Outcome, to headline our June showcase.

Joining Ami in the rounds will be the incredible talents of John Dutton Music, Claire Constance, & Sarah Eide Music  

Tickets: $10 - advanced ticket purchase HIGHLY recommended!

Dia De Los Tamales will again be selling Chicago's most delicious tamales, so show up hungry!

And of course there will be prizes... 

5/29/15 10pm at Bar 63 (Chicago, IL)

6341 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL

Pivot Arts Festival opening night after-party! The party follows a performance of RE Dance, The Neo-Futurists and About Face Theater at Loyola University's Mundelein Center.  The party is free for people who attended the performances and we'd have a $10 cover for anyone just coming to hear the music.