Hot Pursuit Of Happiness is Thollem’s spanking new solo show forging a friendly onslaught of PunkWorldNoiseBlues through an unruly electronic beast of vintage keyboards, stomp boxes and a microphone. Always somewhere between being pursued and pursuing, healthy rage against it all, love and death, the time of our lives. New songs about now and from recent albums Machine In The Ghost, Conformity Contortion and Tsigoti.
Bill MacKay is a musician and a musician’s friend – a genial guitarist/composer/improviser. He has become a stealth fixture on the Chicago music scene over the last decade and has energized the experimental folk, rock and avant scenes around town with his polyglot approach to the guitar, combining the folk of Appalachia, the blues and gospel with rock, jazz, western-country and an array of eastern modes. In his band Darts & Arrows and has worked with everyone from Fred Lonberg-Holm and members of Bitchin’ Bajas to a blossoming creative partnership with with Ryley Walker — they released an album of guitar duets in 2015.