Chicago Brass Band - Environmental Encroachment
Environmental Encroachment (EE) uses a mobile brass band, costumes, performance art and theatrics to create unique entertainment environments for any event.
|Upcoming Events: (updated June 26, 2017)
Tuesday, July 4
4th of July Party in Phylis' Musical Inn Beer Garden
EE plays at 5.
Music all Day. Lots of Fun Bands~!
Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 West Divison Street
Friday and Sunday Afternoons, July 7th and July 9th, 2017
The Taste of Chicago
EE leads the afternoon circus procession.
Parade times will be 3 PM.
More info soon.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
EE Opens The Bughouse Square Debates.
Location: Washington Square Park (aka Bughouse Square), 901 North Clark Street, across Walton from the Newberry
Noon-4 PM. Free and Open to the Public. All Ages.
EE Plays our Set at the Opening from Noon to 12:30.
The Newberry Library will also be having its once a year, Book Sale.
"The 2017 Bughouse Square Debates will take place Saturday, July 29, across from the Newberry in Washington Square Park.
Bughouse Square (bughouse is slang for mental health facility) is the popular name for Washington Square Park. Just south of the Newberry, this park was Chicago's most boisterous and radical free-speech space from the 1910s through the 1960s. Bohemians, socialists, atheists, and religionists of all persuasions mounted soapboxes, spoke to responsive, vocal crowds, and competed informally for attention and donations. The square's core contributors, however, came from the Industrial Workers of the World union members whose radical views and wit made them perennial crowd favorites. In the park's heyday during the 1920s and 1930s, as busloads of tourists ogled the scene, thousands of people gathered on summer evenings. World War II and a post-war crackdown against socialists and communists led to Bughouse Square's decline and, by the mid-1960s, it had all but ceased to exist. The Newberry and community activists officially revived the spirit of the park with the Bughouse Square Debates in 1986."
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Lollapalooza Bus Ride and After-Party
EE with Wild Jesus and the Devil's Lettuce at Reggie's
EE will be on the Reggie's Bus Fleet scooping up folks from Lollapalooza on Michigan Avenue. The free bus will then go to Reggie's for a fun rock show.
EE will be on the bus, also, on the stage after our friends from the awesome band: WILD JESUS AND THE DEVIL'S LETTUCE.
Reggie's Music Joint
2105 South State Street, Chicago
Sunday, August 20, 2017
MCA and Beastie Boys Tribute with She's Crafty (Brooklyn)
MCA DAY CHICAGO 2017
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF ADAM "MCA" YAUCH AND THE LEGACY OF THE BEASTIE BOYS FEATURING...
ROMEO DANCE CHEETAH
THE TINY NAYLORS
$15.00 [20.00 DOORS] 21+
Lincoln Hall - Chicago
2424 N Lincoln Ave
Sunday, August 20, 2017
EE at Glenwood Arts Festival
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Private Daytime Event
|EE Tour to France | September 29 - October 9, 2017
September 29 - October 1, 2017
The "11e Concours International de Fanfare" (11th International Brass Band Contest)
The International Brass Band Contest Festival - Marseille
15 Bands from around France and the world are chosen to participate.
This festival is being 'curated' by last year's festival winners, Le Pompier Pony Club, from Marseille.
LINK to The Festival:
|October 4-5, 2017
EE in Lyon for Fanfare Shows
2 nights of collaboartions with Fanfare Pustule, and other Fanfare Bands. More info TBA.
October 6-9, 2017
EE in Paris
Performances, Busking, and Picnics
Fanfare Collaborations and Performances with members of:
Les Villains Chicot, Les Muses Tangue, Les Fanfare Invisible
More TBA about our France Tour
CITIES ON TOUR INCLUDE:
*Marseille | September 29 - October 1
*Lyon | October 4-5
| October 6-9
Link to A Tribute Page for Sache Laurel Garret from EE
Link to Downloads thru Band Camp
Link to physical disc purchases thru CDBaby
NEW - Four Original EE Songs on our EP.
Check it out on bandcamp. 99 cents a song.
Support Don Rupert.
'Recording of Bunny XII' by Blake B. + Alyce H (YouTube)
A fun video! from our sessions at Wall to Wall Recording.
"Ya'll are Funky!" Bootsy Collins
"I know they have a great version of Amazing Grace" Joan Baez
veterans of street action and indomitable spirits" Mark Messing
"You make me want to dance with my six year-old." Alex
"Inimitable." Hungry March Band
"EE has a storied NYC underground history" geminiandscorpio.com
Environmental Encroachment (EE)