Tuesday, December 26, 2017

DEC '17

12.17.17 at The Owl w/ Mukqs, Winston Lasker and DJ Catieo

12.26.17 with Shantah Nurulla, Carlos Pride, Mikel Avery and Ben LaMar Gay

Monday, October 16, 2017


Milwaukee, WI
at After Gallery w/ Rio Turbo, QtheSun, Jay Anderson, and Storm Chaser

photos by Flow Johnson here

Flux Bikes and Storm Chaser in Chicago
at California Clipper 10.18.17

Thursday, September 28, 2017


w/ Ben Lamar Gay opening for Jeff Parker and The New Breed in LA

Bikes emerging from the Los Angeles River.  Rhythms and the sound of flutes.

Radius Etc
at California Clipper 
Thursday September 28th
with Ben Lamar Gay and Shanta Nurullah

Saturday, September 23, 2017


Inferno Mobile Recording Studio presents GROWTH our 2017 residency showcase
Saturday, Sept 23, 12pm-3pm
Humboldt Park Fieldhouse, 1400 N Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Free admission, food and refreshments served.

For 6 weeks over the summer, Inferno sent four artists-in-residence to parks all across Chicago. The selected artists work in a diverse array of disciplines, including experimental music, film, sound art, and performance, and are all extremely accomplished in their respective fields. In the parks, they led collaborations with and between young people and park patrons exploring music, field recording, therapeutic sound art, video, storytelling, digital media, and journalism. At GROWTH, the artists will present the work they’ve built from those sessions:

Emme Williams [Fastness, Organsm]: an audio/visual project presenting and reinterpreting recordings made with Arts XIII campers on the themes identity, community, and solidarity.

Ed Bornstein [Foul Tip, #WADDUPPSONN!?, Carpet Museum]: 2 short documentaries: one about the Fresh Moves bus, shot and edited by TRACE staff; another on the work TRACE did this summer concerning urban agriculture and food justice (with footage and testimonials from TRACErs).

Rob Frye [Bitchin Bajas, Flux Bikes, El Is A Sound Of Joy]: an interactive musical project inviting visitors to listen to, mix and layer loops of park sounds recorded or created by day campers.

Ben Lamar Gay [Bottle Tree, Juba Dance]: a performance in which the artist (and a special guest) reshape and improvise over sounds and music made with and by CPD special recreation participants.

GROWTH poster by Emme Williams

Friday, September 1, 2017


FLUX BIKES at BONGO BEACH // 63RD ST BEACH 6pm on 9.1.17

with Stephen Ptacek, Carlos Pride, and Ben Lamar Gay

Saturday, August 12, 2017


6.16.17 at Burnham Park with Marty Frye

6.29.17 at Cafe Mustache with Jeremy Freeze and Fran

8.12.17 at Situations 
w/ Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa, Bloodlicker and Mukqs*

Thursday, May 11, 2017


11 May 2017

video footage from Katharina Ritter

live in Berlin at 
Freie Internationale Tankstelle

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


10 May 2017 

Pierre Grasse

photos from Katharina Ritter

Monday, April 24, 2017



5.5 Saarbruecken @ Fasanerie
5.10 Halle @ Pierre Grasse
5.11 Berlin @ Full Service Station

more dates in Hamburg TBA

Rob Frye is Flux Bikes. With synthesizer, flute, saxophone, clarinet, guitar and drum, Rob Frye from Chicago is present in bands like Bitchin Bajas and El is a Sound of Joy. With Flux Bikes, he plays his bicycle as an instrument: his performance begins before the concert, he rides a bike to every appearance and continues to experiment with dynamics, poly rhythms and loops. The tires tell of the journey between melody, noise and sound intervention. His collaborative trips range from 5 km locally to more than 5000 km over annual tours. America and Spain are now followed by Germany this coming May. 

(text and flyer from Katharina Ritter)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017


1.5.17 at Hideout feat. Will Faber and Kyle Drouin (video)
w/Matchess and Banal ANML