Barry Bennett Impending News

FRI 12/12! Cigars & Stripes! electrify your holiday ritual season! you create your own culture…

hello beautiful...

my daughter is upstairs listening to the new Taylor Swift album...
i do not hold this against her. she is 9. shake it off IS infectious...
though --
sometimes i wonder, if you walked through a floating ghostwood door, would it take you to a strange land?
a land where my new project with Eric Klotz, GRAPE JUICE PLUS, was the Taylor Swift of this alien universe?
better for you that its not.
no united center. no $100 ticket. no... [more]

WIRE NEW SHOW TIME ON SUNDAY!

sorry about multiple messages, but wanted to give you a heads up:

Due to Bears game being pushed to 3pm instead of noon and Wire's weekely Bears event; LOCM'S 2+2+2: an evening of improvised duos will be pushed back by 30 mins. a very slight change, but hey, i'm thorough...

NEW TIMES:
DOORS @ 7:30
SHOW @ 8PM

i also wanted you to look at this flyer, and know the music sounds JUST like that... :)
click:... [more]

WIRE! Grape Juice Plus DEBUT! LOCM returns! OCT 12!! 2+2+2

HUMANS!!!

I am so EXCITED that i am using EXCLAMATION marks like STAN LEE riding piggy back on JACK KIRBY running down Galactus' FOREARMS!!

WHY!?!?

on SUNDAY OCTOBER 12TH, I'll be debuting my new post Dot collaboration with guitarist Eric Klotz ... GRAPE JUICE PLUS!!! part of 2+2+2: a night of improvised duos presented by LEFT OF CENTER MUSIC (which i happen to be curator) at the shiniest rock club in Berwyn town ... WIRE!!!

still not CONVINCED of EXCLAMATION... [more]

Mariposa drinks Grape Juice Plus with Fred at Jerry's….

Hey Beauties…

There a bit to tell you that you might be interested in, so I should get to it. First a word of advice: if you use Pandora or some such service, make a radio station with Gong as the keyword with Hawkwind as a variety word. Enjoy…

***** MARIPOSA NOCTURNA: A Puppet Triptych / 16TH STREET THEATER * 6420 16th Street Berwyn, IL/ AUG 15TH&16TH @ 7:30PM – AUG 17TH@3PM / *****

I was thrilled to compose the score for this special, individual work from the... [more]

Barry meets Jerry... BBS @ Jerry's Wicker Park!!!

beautiful peeps!!!

can you believe it?!?! summer...
on the count of threee, everyone leave the house. come on, your on this list because you left the house, and in much worse weather, soooooooooooo

i will see you on THURSDAY!?!?! one short week from when you received this...

THURS JUNE 5TH **Barry Bennett Sounds (solo electric) ** JERRY’S 1938 W. Division Chicago ** BBS @ 9pm sharp, followed by The Janitor & the Bum + Regifted Gold Cordurois ** $8

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neo-noir from outta space 5/17

hey beautiful creature...

have i thanked you lately for helping to make my dreams real? or is my reality more dreamy?
anyhoo... thanks.

**CHECK IT! A BarryBennettSounds performance... ***

SAT MAY 17TH **THE OUTTA SPACE presents: NEO-NOIR ** Friendly Tap 6733 W Roosevelt RD ** 9pm ** Featuring
FILMS by:
CINEMAW, BRETT O’REAR
PHOTOGRAPHY by:
TOJO
MUSIC by:
JOE POLICASTRO TRIO
BARRY BENNETT SOUNDS
Based in Berwyn,... [more]

1ST SOLO SHOW OF 2014?!? FRI 4/18! CIGARS & STRIPES!

HELLO BEAUTIFUL HUMANS....

it feels good to type those words. the chill is leaving the the air, and thing are starting to sprout up like THE URGE TO GO HEAR SOME LIVE MUSIC!

damn that polar vortex! we'll show ya!

come out FRIDAY APRIL 18TH for BarryBennettSounds' 1st SOLO show of 2014!
i know, its hard to believe...
i would love to see/hear/feel ya there.
details:

FRI APRIL 18TH **BarryBennettSounds **CIGARS & STRIPES 6715 W Ogden Ave,... [more]

being thankful..

hello sweet person...

no matter what Morrissey says, it is not thankskilling time, it is Thanksgiving time; and I am thankful for many things. One of them being thankful for are those of you who receive these emails. it means that you let my music into your life in some way, whether you've come to a show, or follow everything I do...
so...
for the holiday season, ALL of my albums will be available on my Bandcamp site for the price of NAME YOUR OWN PRICE! consider it a... [more]

new music - Mariposa Nocturna

Hello beautiful humans…

Hope all is good in your worlds.
It is good to be inspired. I’m fortunate to be part of an insanely inspiring community of artists. I’m even more fortunate when they want to make things with me.
I recently was asked to score Stephanie Diaz’s new tabletop show, Mariposa Nocturna … even luckier that it was to include a film by Jessica Mondres. I so was inspired by their work, and Steph’s direction in my process…
Now switch the scene to... [more]

some beating and hollerin for october time...

hey beautiful peeps...

here are some upcoming/ongoing goodies that i am involved with that hopefully will contribute to your cultural life the next few weeks!

as always, thank you being part of MY cultural life :)

TUES OCT 8TH ** SOUNDTRACK SERENADE performs THIS IS SPINAL TAP! ** QUENCHERS ** 9pm
in spinal tap fashion, a new drummer for every song! i am #4... good times...
info: https://www.... [more]

NEW SHOW TIME! BLACK DOT @ REGGIES 9/30

Humans! Take Note! Just got word that the touring band on the bill has cancelled with a dead van... so the SHOW NOW STARTS @ 9:30PM!
I REPEAT...
BLACK DOT will now go on promptly at 9:30pm!!
now you have no excuse not to make it :)
see you at Reggies' for Mr. Reardon's last American BLACK DOT ride!!!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

BLACK DOT ** FRI AUG 30TH ** REGGIES MUSIC JOINT 2105 S State Chicago ** 9:30pm ** DOT HITS FIRST! ** followed by Paper Angels, Doctor... [more]

Friday Night! BLACK DOT! Reggies Music Joint!

peeps!

a reminder that Ed Reardon's farewell to the USA show is THIS FRIDAY! BLACK DOT goes on 1st, so you can party down with the Reardon and bask in shredding aura. Can't tell you how much i'll miss having Ed around. i am sure many of you reading this feel the same way...
ALSO, another reason to come out is that BLACK DOT will be recording this show for release at a later date! We need your awesome DOT vibe to know it out of the park! so please, come on out and double dip... [more]

AUG. 30th! Black Dot!! Ed's farewell show...

hey there beautiful, bittersweet hUmaNs...

First of all, welcome to all the new friends we made at BLACK DOT's last show at Cigars and Stripes!
i am so glad we all like to behave together!
quickly, for the new humans, My name is Barry Bennett. i organize BLACK DOT and i perform solo and in other configurations --- all of which i'll tell you about from time to time in these notes.
i have a real live website, if you want to learn more:
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BLACK DOT - Ed goes ex-pat @ Cigars & Stripes

HUMANS!!!

The BLACK DOT keeps rolling, but now with a sense of urgency....
only 2 SHOWS left with the fantastic ED REARDON....
read on gentle reader....

BLACK DOT ** FRI AUG 9TH ** CIGARS & STRIPES 6715 Ogden Ave (between Wesley Ave & Euclid Ave) Berwyn, IL ** 9pm ** 2 SETS ** $5

Black Dot’s new home away from home, Cigars & Stripes! what a vibe in the room last time we were there! Sadly, one of the USA last performances for our Guitarist,... [more]

Barry Bennett Sounds @ Subterranean! 7/2/13!

Humans!

First of all, thanks to all of you who made it out Fitzgerald's for the Record Release show!
it was a great vibe and Fitzgerald's earns its reputation as a 1st class venue.
also, i discovered that by having your 8 year old daughter run the merch table makes your sales go WAY UP! :)

a reminder: Black Galaxy Sparkle Vol. 1 is available in CD and multiple download formats!
use this link as a portal to those portals :)
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