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Adventures in Modern Music 

The collaboration between the Empty Bottle and the Wire continues with performances by Sleep, Rangda, Buke & Gass, High Places, Cloudland Canyon, Cave, and others.

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Stu Smith

Copresented by British music magazine the Wire and the Empty Bottle, Adventures in Modern Music began Wed 9/8 and overlaps with the inaugural Chicago version of the electronic-music festival Sonar, earning it the appellation "Edition Sonar." As in years past, most of the shows are at the Bottle, but a few happen elsewhere: the fest opened with a concert by the Rhys Chatham Trio, John Wiese, and Bill Orcutt at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Wed 9/8, and on Thu 9/9 psychedelic doom-metal masters Sleep headline a much-anticipated date at the Logan Square Auditorium (2539 N. Kedzie). The lineups of the three final shows, all at the Bottle, tend to juxtapose dissimilar acts, exposing listeners to music they may not have come to hear. Friday's highlights include Rangda, Efterklang, and Buke & Gass; Saturday's show features High Places, Wooden Shjips, and Ahleuchatistas; and Sunday's concert, headlined by locals Cave, also includes Cloudland Canyon and Krallice guitarist Mick Barr. All three nights the club will host installations by artist Seldon Hunt, best known for his work with the Southern Lord label. Tickets range from $10 to $25. For more info, call 773-276-3600 or visit

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