When: Fri., Oct. 7, 9 p.m. 2011
Over the years LA-based singer-songwriter and sound artist Carla Bozulich has brought a number of her projects to Chicago, including her great 90s art-punk band the Geraldine Fibbers, some of her other collaborations with Nels Cline, and the group that played her wonderful full-length cover of Willie Nelson's album Red Headed Stranger live. Though perennially underappreciated, in the mid-00s she found the fertile ground of the Montreal label Constellation; it's put out four of her records since, three of them under the name Evangelista, which refers to her ever-changing collective of collaborators. On the latest, the brand-new In Animal Tongue, Bozulich sings, speaks, and chants, using her rich voice to stretch out the spaces and push against the walls of the sparse, stark songs in a nearly shamanistic fashion—sometimes she shares turf with Patti Smith, sometimes with Patty Waters. Her collaborator on this tour is John Eichenseer, aka JHNO, a multi-instrumentalist and music-software designer who can generate any sound, any time—it's not easy to imagine someone better able to wrap the right frames around Bozulich's distinctive and mesmerizing creations. —Monica Kendrick The Charlie Hunter Duo headlines.