NYC jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson counts as a mainstay in both avant and contemporary jazz compositions for over a decade now, collaborating with experimentalist Anthony Braxton along the way. Her trio’s rhythm section is grounded by Michael Formanek’s double bass and Tomas Fujiwara’s drum work.
A 14-act bill of HITW regulars, beginning at 5pm, headlines Mike McCoy’s Trompe-l’œil and features a new 7-inch release from blue-collar weekend warriors the Service Industry – in which McCoy shares vocal duties with Julie Lowery – while straddling a 9:30pm record-swap start time. The two-stage night also includes Raul’s Royal Foot and Hungry Onions
As sure as Santa creeping into your house while you’re passed out, Wild Bill delivers his raucous musical drama for the eighth consecutive year with a sleigh full of local musicians and merrymaking degenerates. Art market and afterparty, too; proceeds benefit HOME: Housing Opportunities for Musicians & Entertainers.