Dark Matter Coffee + Charles Mantis

Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of working on an original mix tape with Dark Matter Coffee.  The release pairs with their Datura Inoxia (Devil’s Trumpet) blend.  Download, stream and order the limited addition cassette at charlesmantis.comIMG_3990

Datura Inoxia Release Party

Charles Mantis will celebrate the release his full-length record Datura Inoxia in Chicago this coming Thursday June 29th at The California Clipper.  The night will feature The Nate Lepine Trio and Leslie Beukelman on vocals.  Drop in for a dark night of beats, jazz and a free copy of Datura Inoxia.

Beethoven Festival Chicago

 

 

 

Beethoven Festival Chicago 2012Last week on Friday September 14th the Chicago Beethoven Festival commissioned several producers and popular acts to write and perform music inspired by themes from Beethoven’s third symphony in a series called the Rocketelle Project. I was honored to perform my own music featuring myself on trumpet and electronics and saxophonist Anthony Bruno.  A long list of acts performed including Brighton MA, Stranger Lazy and electronic producer Cos of Push Beats.  The project was added to the festival in order to reach out to an audience that may not normally attend a festival featuring Beethoven’s music.

Charles Mantis and Everypeople Workshop at Transistor May 18th

by Doug Abram.

If you are in Chicago for the NATO summit or plainly would like to avoid it Charles Mantis will be playing Transistor Friday May 18th with Everypeople Workshop.  Transistor is located at 3819 N Lincoln Ave in North Center.  It’s just a short walk or cab ride from the Irving Park brown line stop.   The venue/shop is located in a perfect neighborhood to grab dinner before and drinks after.  A special thanks to Doug Abram of Black Bear Combo and Rat Snake Turbo Rat for all his work on this cat poster!  RSVP HERE!