$1 Beer Night:
chinchano, matt gold
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$1 Beer Night is a weekly concert series that makes going out to hear great music more affordable. With a five dollar cover, discover upcoming artists and enjoy Pabst Blue Ribbon beer for $1.
Drummer/percussionist and composer Juan Pastor finds himself caught between two homes: his native Lima, Peru, and Chicago, where he has lived for the past thirteen years. The uniquely impassioned sound of his ensemble, Chinchano, draws life from both sources, blending nostalgic Peruvian melodies and electrifying South American percussion rhythms with North American jazz harmonies and the Chicago blues aesthetic.
Matt Gold is a guitarist and songwriter based in Chicago, IL. His work pulls from diverse traditions of electric and acoustic music. Matt has given his guitar a good strum or two in venues across North America, Europe, and Asia, and has written music for films as well. His work has been praised for being “accessible, yet healthily unconstrained by genre and sure of its own identity” (UK Vibe) and “embodying its own dialect – defined by varied, spacious soundscapes, innovative improvisational flourishes, and rich harmony (Downbeat Magazine). In May 2020 Gold released his first solo record, Imagined Sky (Whirlwind Recordings), displaying his penchant for concise melody and a nuanced, exploratory palette of abstracted Americana. He has released four albums as the instrumental duo Sun Speak (with drummer Nate Friedman) and one with the singer/songwriter duo Storm Jameson (with vocalist/guitarist Jim Tashjian). As a guitarist and collaborator, Matt performs and records with artists including Makaya McCraven, Greg Ward, Sara Serpa, Hood Smoke, and Jamila Woods. He co-curates the Flood Music concert series and record label.