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 July 16, 2017)
Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22nd, 2017
EE's third trip to CRASH Detroit, for community outreach through music, and seeing our friends and hosts from The Detroit Party Marching Band.
For Information and Bands playing: https://crashdetroit.org
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Fifolet Crawfish Boil
1942 West Divison Street
Crawfish, and all the fixins.
Live music from EE micro-crew at noon and at 3.
Link for more info: http://fifoletcajun.com
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
ACTIVATE ALLEY - Downtown Chicago
Location: Benton Place alley located next to the Chicago Theater.
175 North State Street, Chicago.
Times: Set times will be 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM.
Link to Official Site: http://loopchicago.com/activate
Wasteland: Dispose and Discover explores the alley as the space where we dispose of our unwanted stuff – and discover discarded objects that continue to hold value.Through a series of interactive art installations using discarded objects and trash receptacles as the primary materials, the event highlights the story of our trash and the alley's role as garbage hotspot.
The 2017 ACTIVATE theme, Off Street, invites the public to explore the pulse of daily life that the alley embodies. Art and programming will focus on a different aspect of alley life for each event.
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 Library.
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 xxx 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: xxxxx
Reggie's Music Joint
2105 South State Street, Chicago
Facebook Event Link:
Saturday, August 12, 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
Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/729782293890247
Friday, August 18, 2017
Something fun being planned~! Stay tuned.
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)