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Environmental Encroachment - EE Marching Band - Chicago
Chicago performance art group Environmental Encroachment (EE) uses a marching band, costumes and theatrics to create unique entertainment environments for any event.

Upcoming Events: (updated October 5, 2015)

EE East Coast Tour
10 Year Anniversary of HONK!
October 8-17, 2015
Keep checking back for updates.

Link: www.honkfest.org

Thursday, October 8 - 2 Evening Events:
Kendall Square Day – part of Boston's Hub Week
"Fête de la Méduse, a block party on East Kendall to celebrate all our innovators and welcome our new tenants, the jellyfish."
EE hosted by Le Laboratoire Cambridge, just opened its newest exhibition – The Trouble with Jellyfish by Mark Dion

Location - 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge

Performance time: Between speakers, 7-9 PM.
EXIT TO AERONAUT Brewery for Part Two ~!


PART TWO: HONK~!~!~!~!
HONK Thursday at Aeronaut Brewery

Aeronaut Brewery
4 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143

Set Times:
9:30-10:15 - Artesian Rumble Arkestra (Olympia, WA)
10:15-11 - Party Band, (Lowell MA)
11-11:20 - Dead Music Capitol Band (Austin, TX)
11:20-Midnight - Environmental Encroachment (Chicago, IL)

Event Page:

Friday, October 9
Meet at 4 PM at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Killian Court
77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Saturday, October 10
HONK in Davis Square
Noon to Nine, 5 stages around Davis Square, Free.
Opening Ceremony at Noon sharp at the Davis Square T stop.

More than 20 activist street bands from around the world perform all day, outdoors, for free at venues around Davis Square. Opening ceremonies begin at noon. Band performances from 1pm – 9pm.

Sunday, October 11
HONK Parade: Reclaim the Streets with Horns, Bikes, and Feet
The HONK! Parade
12pm – 2pm down Mass. Ave. from Davis Square to Harvard Square

Parade from Davis Square down Mass Ave to Harvard Square to "Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet", featuring HONK! bands and community groups, from Davis Square to Harvard Square's Oktoberfest celebration.

HONK! in Harvard Square & All Band Concert
2pm – 6pm all around Harvard Square

The all band concert will be held on the Main Stage of Harvard Square's Oktoberfest. In addition, some bands will play sets on smaller stages around Harvard Square throughout the afternoon.

Monday, October 12
Morning Round Table Sesstions, then short one hour ride to:

Providence, Rhode Island
Monday, October 12
2:00pm - 10:00pm
at Burnside Park AKA The People's Park.

Activity begins at 2 PM at Burnside Park (AKA The People's Park)
Washington St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Music and other action start at Burnside Park at 2 and the parade steps off at 5:30.

FB Event Link for PRONK:

Oct 14-17
Wednesday, October 14: EE at MAPLE STREET SCHOOL
Daytime Private event at Maple Street School near Prospect Park.
21 Lincoln Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Wednesday, October 14: EE at ONE PENN PLAZA
Free outdoor EE show from
6 - 7:30pm.
Location: 1 Penn Plaza, Manhattan, NYC
This is an outdoor public space between 33rd/34th Streets and between 7th/8th Aves (though closer to 8th Ave.) It is the plaza next to the 1 Penn, the iconic black building with the red #1 on it. It's next to a bar/restaurant called Locals and Lucy's Cantina.

Thursday, October 15:
HONK Bands at WFMU Radio Station
in Jersey City for live recordings.
43 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ


WFMU-FM is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station broadcasting at 91.1 Mhz FM in Jersey City, NJ, right across the Hudson from lower Manhattan. It is currently the longest running freeform radio station in the United States.

Friday, October 16th
, (noon ferry?) Staten Island Ferry
then, The Staten Island Charter School, grades K-3, gig at 2 PM.

Staten Island Park Show at 5 PM - 6 PM,
with Black Lives Matter.

Friday, October 16th
TBA Circus night

Saturday, Daytime, October 17th
12:30 PM to 6:30 PM
La Plaza Cultural Community Garden
E 9th St & Avenue C, New York, New York 10009

The creative blood and spirit of NYC runs deep through the East Village, the LES, and its lifeline of community gardens. Join us as we parade to these oases and stay with us for a celebration--a crescendo of revelry, incantation, action & 15th anniversary memory of Esperanza--at one of NYC's great garden spaces.

This is a FREE event. All welcome.
Hosted by HONK NYC! & More Gardens!

12:30 -1 PM MEET TO MARCH at La Plaza Community Garden. Come costumed or as you are. Carry a flag or handmade puppet as you wish. The community is invited to join the bands on a 45-minute parade from La Plaza through the East Village visiting gardens enroute. The LES is poised to be zoned as a "GARDEN COMMUNITY DISTRICT." After years of sweat, love & vision, let's help bring this all the way HOME!

From 2:15 @ LA PLAZA. Join us for marvels of live full-bodied music, theater, arts & crafts and garden lore.

4 PM: "Hello Folly" by Pat Oleszko with music by Ken Field--20-person theater troupe brulesque costumed romp on the mad idea of not drilling in the Artic. www.patoleszko.com

Global and local featured acts:

The Human JukeBox Brass Band - soulful, smooth, just right
Seriously Noisy - the Lower Eastside Girls Club band!!!
Les Vilains Chicot - bringing funky grooves and beats from Paris
Kings County Pipes & Drums - an infusion of bagpipes fills the land
New Creations Brass Band - from New Orleans, bringing IT
Environmental Encroachment - Chicago's performance brass
Batala New York City - our own all female full power samba force

More Gardens! is rooted in community, arts, and education. They promote the enhancement and preservation of community gardens as well as the cultivation of fallow land in New York City. Learn more at www.moregardens.org

Event Link:

Saturday Night, October 17th
Rubulad & HONK NYC! present the 2nd annual Brasstasstic Blow Out
Location TBA.

HONK NYC! joins forces with Rubulad to create a night of unadulterated celebration featuring:

Les Vilains Chicot - http://lesvilainschicots.com/

Environmental Encroachment - http://www.encroach.net/

New Creations Brass Band - https://www.facebook.com/newcreationsbrass

Sxip Shirey & His JANK Band - http://www.sxipshirey.com/

Underground Horns - https://www.facebook.com/undergroundhorns

and Marcus Santos - http://www.grooversity.com/

FB event link:

Working Bike's Benefit and Party
at Lagunitas Brewery
October 20, 2015

Lagunitas Brewery
2607 W. 17th St. Chicago, Ill. 60608

6 PM to 10 PM

Millenium Park Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 24, 2015

2-10 PM
2-6 is pre-parade displays along route.
Parade starts at 6 at Balbo and Roosevelt, and goes north to Madison.

Stay tuned for more info.
Produced by Chicago Cultural Mile.

FB link:

EE with Jefferson Street Parade Band
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Jefferson Street Parade Band is another 'honk' style band travelling through Chicago from Bloomington, Indiana.

Come enjoy them with EE while on they are on tour.
Don't Miss This Show.

$7, 21+, Music starts 8.30........
Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 West Division Street

presented by Freak Easy

Saturday, October 31, 2015

MORE TBA - this will be an all-building event, including the side-lot stage and Smart Bar. Get tickets early, online. As with all Freak Easy Events, this will sell out.

3730 North Clark Street, Chicago

Announcing EE's Tour to Australia

January 6-9, 2016

This will be EE's SECOND HONK OZ festival in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. We will be touring to a few other cities including Sydney. Keep posted a dn Please: Visit our Go Fund Me Page and Link.

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Direct Link to EE's Go Fund Me Page:

More Info on EE's Australia Tour:

Help Keep EE's perfect HONK attendance alive~!


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
"EE, 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


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