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    Sat
    18
    Jan
    2020

    Closed for a Private Event

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    see you tomorrow night for Bobby Previte!


    Fri
    24
    Jan
    2020

    Sweet Megg, Foster Power, Belle-Skinner Jan 24

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       

    Foster-Powell is a triangular neighborhood in Portland, Oregon, which sprang up around the construction of Portland's electric street car line in the 1890s. Meanwhile, Foster Powell is an indie rock band based in Boston. They sing from the gut and shoot from the hip. Their songs are astonishingly true, and hearty, and occasionally sound like lost Beatles cuts. ​Foster Powell, Amy Anders, and Daniel O'Connor met at Bennington College and in the fall of 2018 formed a formidable trio of electric guitar, octave "fiddle bass", drum kit (as played by a classical percussionist), and vocal harmonies. Carling Berkhout (Carling & Will, Surplus Daughters) has since joined on lead guitar.

    https://www.foster-powell.com/

    Belle-Skinner is a dark nostalgic singer-songwriter based in upstate New York and Brooklyn. With a hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano and innate sense of melody she crafts tales of songbirds, sirens and desert nomads - nuanced and layered stories which bridge the gap between past and present. Though her influences cover a broad range of genres - from French chansons and Russian folk to contemporary alt-pop and rock - her voice often draws comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, and Lana Del Rey. Opening for acts such as Mitski, Sean Rowe, Bill Ryder-Jones (Arctic Monkeys), Saint Saviour (Groove Armada) and Heather Maloney, she has performed at venerated venues and festivals including The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and the Roundhouse Theatre in London. "A hidden treasure...Belle-Skinner reflects the deepest flaws and the greatest beauties of human nature within her music, which is both charming and chilling, and a simple joy to listen to." -The Wild Honey Pie

    belle-skinner.com

    “When jazz was born it was exciting and made us laugh and cry. Jazz should be the most relatable of music because it is pure human improvisation being broadcasted in real time. Our goal with this group is to not recreate the past but to explore it and mix it with the future. I want to use our original music to create that theme.” - Sweet Megg Sweet Megg has been lighting stages around the across the eastern United States for the past 4 years. Her enthusiasm and honesty cuts straight through to the heart as she seamlessly transitions from an energetic Western Swing number to a melancholic French waltz. Sweet Megg was born and bred in New York City but her sound reaches far beyond the confines of Manhattan. Her voice is exceptional and is colored with the vast variety of influences she holds dear including Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, and Bessie Smith. Her recent excursions outside of the US were a huge success and she is now building up a following not only in New York, Nashville, Asheville, and other Eastern cities but also in cities like Moscow, Paris, Montpelier, and Kaliningrad. Her newest record comes out February 7th on Dala Records, a local Brooklyn record company. Her music is steeped in many traditional American musical styles but also allows for influence from the present era. Her music is American to the core in that it is ever evolving and reflecting the changes surrounding it.

    http://www.sweetmeggswayfarers.com/

     


    Sun
    26
    Jan
    2020

    James Carney / Matt Marantz Jan 26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    "Mr. Carney is a sharp pianist and a broadly imaginative conceptualist and composer." -The New York Times.

    “The James Carney Group...is an Ellington band for the new millennium. This, I suppose, makes Carney, the pianist and composer, a New Duke. I exaggerate not.”
    — Will Layman, PopMatters

    Pianist, keyboardist and composer James Carney is a Brooklyn-based award-winning improviser who draws inspiration from many different sources of music, and has worked with a wide variety of great musicians and artists throughout his career. He has cultivated a reputation for developing an original, polystylistic approach to making music - a philosophy that respects and explores both tradition and the avant-garde. Carney will be joined by saxophonist Michaël Attias with Richard Bonnet, guitar; Melvin Bauer, drums. The music will feature avant-garde improvisations and music by Carney & Bonnet.


    Thu
    30
    Jan
    2020

    James Tillman & Elysse Jan 30

    7:30 Doors $17.00 adv/ $20.00 door

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    Elysse is a Brooklyn-based vocalist and composer who crafts cinematic, genre-bending songs. Elysse discovered her penchant for songwriting while pursuing an MA in Cultural Studies at NYU, taking cues from such artistic influences as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stevie Wonder, and Joni Mitchell to cultivate a panoramic yet intimate style spanning a vast spectrum of idioms from psychedelic soul to chamber pop, all anchored in her passion for poetics and the written word. She released her debut single "Eve," to critical acclaim, and is poised to release her debut album project in 2020. 

    “Elysse herself most readily recalls Jill Scott, or better yet KING with slightly better chops, sipping at the waters of jazz and quiet storm soul, with a vulnerability that suits the lyrical arc of passion, lust, loss and regret.” - SoulBounce.
     
    Born and raised in Washington DC, singer-songwriter/producer James Tillman surfaced in early 2013. After spending some time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tillman self-released his notable Shangri La EP in 2014. Garnering comparisons to Marvin Gaye and Nick Drake, Tillman's Shangri La received praise from music and media sources around the world Tillman continued to grow his fan base touring as an opener for Tune-Yards and performing throughout North America. Tillman then released his debut album Silk Noise Reflex in 2016. The album saw a sold out special-edition physical release  and headline show in Tokyo, Japan. Tillman's song "Casual Encounters" expanded his reach and fan base after appearing in the Netflix Series Dear White People. Tillman is based in Brooklyn, NY.
     

    Fri
    31
    Jan
    2020

    Dig Nitty, rbke, Relatives Jan 31

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    rbke is the moniker of harpist rebecca el-saleh. rbke released her first ep in 2008 with lymbyc systym’s mike bell, and then made her way out to the west coast where she released another ep recorded at tiny telephone & produced by john Vanderslice in 2012. after a spell in toronto studying with judy loman, and a moment in southern california, rebecca moved to new york. in 2019, she began chipping away at a new ep with zubin hensler. “break through arrive here” is the result of a progression through darkness and into the light.

     


    Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    Lau Noah, Ambrose Getz & Emma Frank Feb 1

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
     

    Ambrose Getz is the project of Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Caroline Getz. Seeded in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury, Getz's songs wind their way from the West Coast through Ohio's rust belt farmlands to the flashing fire of New York City. Luck, lineage, and letters that never reach their destination find footing alongside characters from life and story.

    Emma Frank is a Brooklyn based songwriter. She has released four albums of original music. Her latest release, Come Back, came out on Justin Time Records in fall 2019, and featured pianist Aaron Parks and producer/guitarist Franky Rousseau. “The slightly tart tunes are complemented by literate lyrics that, nevertheless, cut to the center of the heart, addressing romance as poetry and yearning. Given that Frank and Parks manage to find original hooks amidst their mixture of songcraft and jazz, these love songs feel like they should be radio hits in some new era of grown-up pop music. Perhaps that's asking way too much of today's pop audience, but the music is good enough to work a miracle or two. Why not that one?” (Will Layman, PopMatters)

     
    Lau Noah's musical tapestry is a conversation between masterful storytelling, intertwined cultures and a limitless sense of imagination that provide the audience with the capacity to time-travel between their child self and the being they will become when the last song of the show comes to an end. 

    Wed
    05
    Feb
    2020

    Grey McMurray /Briars of North America Feb 5

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    "The Briars of North America are excited to be performing new and slightly-used music in anticipation of our new album to be released in May 2019!  We’ll be diving deeper into newer songs and visiting some old classics as well.
     
    The Briars of North America is a futuristic-chamber-folk group that find inspiration from both traditional and experimental sounds — shape note singing, old-timey string music, etc., and weirder free jazz, new classical, and electronic music.  We call the band “post-americana” because it reflects a desire to return to a life of simplicity, a way to reorganize human relations outside the context of apocalyptic capitalism, an affirmation of one of our mentor’s sayings: “Simplicity is the new wealth.”  
     
    Members of the Briars have played with Neutral Milk Hotel, Steve Coleman, Meredith Monk, The National, Becca Stevens, Jim Black, Steve Reich, and Helmut Lachenmann (to name a few).  Formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2008, the Briars is the brainchild of second cousins Jeremy Thal and Gideon Crevoshay, and quickly grew to include bassist Greg Chudzik, guitarist Simon Jermyn and drummer Tommy Crane.  Our first album “Orisis” was recorded in a drafty third floor apartment in Hudson NY and has found a small but devoted audience in the greater Columbia County area. The album reached a wider audience when we played an opening slot for Jeff Mangum’s solo tour in early 2013, and were described as “hushed chamber folk with classical precision and exquisite harmonies”, “pensive, existential, and thought-provoking”, and “Christian” (although the band is led by agnostic Jews).”

    Thu
    06
    Feb
    2020

    Atoosa Grey & Lori Carson Feb 6

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Atoosa Grey is a singer-songwriter and poet based in Brooklyn. She has released four independent albums: Out of the Jar, Sound Travels Up, Night of the Deep Bloom, and When the Cardinals Come. She began honing her craft at the Sidewalk Cafe's Anti-Folk scene and was a regular at The Living Room, in addition to shows at other great NYC venues including Joe's Pub and LPR. She is currently working on a new collection of songs entitled Dear Darkness, to be released in 2020. “Combining the open wound delivery of Patty Griffin with the breezy elegance of Deadstar’s Caroline Kennedy, Atoosa Grey is a singer/songwriter of tremendous talent. The New Yorker takes a long look at love, desire and all the closed-fisted miles the heart has to travel by itself before it can finally open.” - Alex Green, Caught in the Carousel

    www.atoosa.net

     

    Lori Carson is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and author whose albums include: Shelter, Where it Goes, Everything I Touch Runs Wild, House In The Weeds, and Another Year. A former member of the seminal band Golden Palominos, she has contributed to the soundtracks of Bernardo Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty, Kathryn Bigelow’s Strange Days, Keith Gordon’s Waking the Dead, and others. In 2013, her debut novel, The Original 1982, a story about a young musician and the daughter she might have had, was published by William Morrow/Harper Collins. Guitarist Paul Pimsler will join Lori for an intimate set of new songs and favorites.

    http://www. lifeandfiction.loricarsonmusic.com


    Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020

    Eliana Glass and Alyssa McDoom Feb 14

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Eliana Glass & Micah Thomas            Alyssa McDoom & Evan Wright

    Eliana Blurb: Eliana and her family moved to Seattle in 2000 where she began singing at a very young age. Currently based in New York, Eliana continues to pursue her passions of music, visual art and writing, continuously gaining insight into each medium through the other. Eliana finds the voice is unlike any other medium of expression because it goes straight to the essential. Where in many art forms we are constantly trying to "find our voice", with singing there is no mediator. This is an important part of her music and artistic expression.


    Sat
    15
    Feb
    2020

    Soft Fangs, Stone Irr, Melisande Pope, Glossolalia Feb 15

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Join Soft Fangs, Stone Irr, Melisande Pope and Glossolalia for a night of intimate songwriting, captivating storytelling, and intricate guitar work.

    https://softfangs.bandcamp.com/ -- https://stoneirr.bandcamp.com/ -- https://melisandepope.bandcamp.com/


    Thu
    20
    Feb
    2020

    Dan Seiden, tadzio, Nicomo, lover's almanac Feb 20

    7:00 Doors, $10 Suggested Donation

     

    Queens-born singer-songwriter Dan Seiden first played CBGB at age 14, and has been performing his tender, genre-defying originals ever since. Along the way, he’s done studio work for Jewel and Lisa Loeb. Find his recently released, self titled collection at Spotify.

    tadzio is an ensemble of Philadelphia/D.C. based musicians who share an interest in creating evocative sonic landscapes that blend warm acoustic tones (harp, piano, flute, percussion) with electronic instrumentation with an uneasy lushness that recalls both the soaring verticality of a symphony hall and the distorted hum of a basement noise show.

    Nicomo are the songs and spaces of Nico Osborne, with a band of the hands and hearts of Duncan Standish and Gerard Marcus. Views through windows and fields recorded, shadows and conversations misunderstood, sounds through walls, opaque reflections. 

    lovers’ almanac is dreamy & geometric vocal & instrumental music from dina maccabee & damon hankoff


    Fri
    13
    Mar
    2020

    Rema Hasumi / Ilusha Tsinadze

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Singer and guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze was born in Soviet-era Georgia and emigrated with his family to the U.S. at the age of 8, where his musical upbringing consisted of punk rock, jazz and American folk tunes. Playing traditional Georgian songs in new arrangements on electric guitar and electronics, along with bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Aynsley Powell, Ilusha’s music is a true expression of a contemporary multicultural identity.


    Fri
    03
    Apr
    2020

    Ruby, Jesse in Grey, Lina Tullgren & DPCD Apr 3

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       



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