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    Thu
    18
    Jul
    2019

    tango pianist Pablo Estigarribia // Laila & Smitty Jul 18

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

     

     

    http://pabloestigarribia.com

    https://kennywarren.bandcamp.com


    Fri
    19
    Jul
    2019

    Alexia Avina, Laura Wolf & Alena Spanger Jul 19

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

          
     
    Alexia Avina
    Alexia Avina ( also of Best Fern) is a Montreal-based artist whose influence is rooted in ambient, folk, and dreampop traditions. Through the use of increasingly minimal, arrhythmic and tempo-based looping as well as ethereal melodic hooks, she balances between spaciousness and restraint. Her debut album Betting on an Island was released in February 2018 on Never Content, and will be followed by her sophomore release All That I Can’t See in March 2019.
    Press:
    Stereogum: It’s sometimes acoustic, sometimes electronic, often layered and always exceedingly lush. Betting On An Island is a cohesive soundscape that beckons listeners closer, and once you’ve listened to it a couple of times you’ll feel as if you’re sharing a secret.
    Gold Flake Paint: Evocative and tenderly paced, Avina’s new work offers glacial, spacious pop music, a drifting swirl of keys and gorgeous vocals that mostly wanders somewhat aimlessly but is occasionally held in place, little flutters of light that fix the focus momentarily like the unwavering sun suddenly catching on a wave.
     
    Alena Spanger
    Bio: Alena Spanger is a singer/pianist/songwriter from the balsam forests of Maine, now based in Brooklyn. Weaving together angular art-pop songcraft, unorthodox vocalizations, and intricate arrangements that turn from baroque complexity to visceral immediacy on a dime, Spanger's songs construct their own elaborate and immersive worlds. With her previous band—Tiny Hazard, and in her new music, Spanger explores the less familiar nooks and crannies of timbre and of psyche. As Dusted Magazine noted, "Spanger sings to provoke, not to comfort."
    Bandcamp: 
    Video: 
     
    Laura Wolf
    Cellist and singer Laura Wolf Schatz uses live looping,
    effect pedals and various instruments to weave a
    penetrating world of sound. Having dabbled in classical, ambient, and rock ensembles, her solo project is a playful tribute to her diverse musical roots, deemed "beautifully immersive" and "distinctly
    enchanting" by Gold Flake Paint.  Her live loop-based performances bridge spacious experimentalism with pop-driven hooks. 
    Bandcamp:
     

    Sat
    20
    Jul
    2019

    Samoa Wilson, Emma Claye and Ali Dineen Jul 20

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

     

    Since she was 12 years old, Samoa Wilson has been captivating audiences with a voice the New York Times calls a “sweet, effortless, old-timey” . Raised in the riverbed of traditional North American folk music, she came up in the Boston scene, under the wing of Jug Band and Folk legend, Jim Kweskin. Their latest collaboration is a record of New Orleans tinged jazz to be released in 2020. 
    The Four O’clock Flowers, Samoa’s duo with slide guitar maestro Ernie Papa Vega, has become a staple of the thriving New York City Folk community. Her choice of repertoire makes the difference : torchy and honeyed renditions of haunting little-known tunes, from a woman’s perspective. Drawing deep from the well of traditional material, she poses a modern complaint- saluting the transformation of women’s labor and suffering into triumph.  Look out for her newest duo, Fatboy Wilson and Old Viejo Bones, who will be releasing a record in late summer, of rollicking Jug Band chestnuts from the canon and brand new original protest songs.
     
     
    Emma Claye is an up and coming actress, singer, and songwriter based in New York City. As an actress, Emma has performed in various theatre and musical theatre productions in addition to television and film. She’s studied at The New York Film Academy, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and currently studies under Anthony Abeson. As a vocalist, Emma has performed at various venues from the Kennedy Center to Rockwood Music Hall. In addition to performing, she is also a songwriter. In 2014, she released her first EP, "Arts and Sciences", a compilation of original pop-soul and R&B songs. She recently released a new single entitled “I Imagine Love” on all major streaming platforms. Emma continues to write new music and perform in New York City, creating meaningful, honest art through music and acting.

    Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019

    Tica Douglas / Allegra Krieger Jul 21

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Thu
    25
    Jul
    2019

    Sincere Gifts Jul 25

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Sincere Gifts is an art-rock chamber ensemble led by a friendly hobbit with the voice of an angel. and accompanied by classical and exotic instruments. Sincere Gift's Ben Wigler has made music with artists as diverse as the Indigo Girls' Amy Ray and Gustav Ejstes of Swedish psych-rock legends Dungen. Sincere Gifts is rounded out by violin virtuosa Camellia Hartman, effervescent accordionist Erica Mancini, and is anchored on its 2019 summer tour by visionary percussionist Phil Kestra. Genre is one of our favorite playthings - fans of jazz, psychedelic and progressive rock, classical crossover, art pop and more will find much to be inspired by." 
     
    Praise for Ben Wigler's compositions:

    "Full of these loose-flowing drafts of languishing concerns and pleasing ribbons of ethereal majesty that all tumbles with sugar cubes and rose bushes, while still going to the gentlest corridors of psychedelia." - daytrotter.com

    “Deluxe, swirling indie odes… dense with instrumentation and unconventional percussion." - Stereogum.com

    Fri
    26
    Jul
    2019

    Out of Sight of Land, Dia Luna & Grey McMurray Jul 26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    California native, DIA LUNA, is a painter, songwriter, and seer. Raised by the light of visionary cultural icons like Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Anais Nin, and Bjork, DIA LUNA synthesizes her many parts to create haunting and soulful indie music. She has performed in dive bars and opera houses, Brooklyn venues and LA house parties. She has sat in ceremonies, read tarot on the road, and practiced magic in her railroad apartment. Her latest record, Camellia, is a coming of age story woven from tales of her ancestors, images from opposite coasts, American myths and personal dreams. Camellia explores the possibility of looking all ways at once, holding the self and the other with equal presence, and finding sovereignty in the struggle for wholeness.

    Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019

    Lacy Rose & Cassandra Jenkins w string quartet Jul 27

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Lacy Rose is a New York based classically trained vocalist, composer and poet. She collaborates regularly with choreographer Coco Karol and composers Sxip Shirey, Alaina Ferris, and John K. Stone. She has opened for and performed with such eclectic artists as Cocorosie, Baby Dee, Dave Malloy, Amanda Palmer, and Osso String Quartet. In August, she made her Mostly Mozart Festival debut in the Schubertiade Remix at Lincoln Center alongside members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. As a composer of neoclassical art songs, Lacy regales her audience with tales of magic, myth, tragedy and love. Maria, her six-part song cycle, explores the inner life and personhood of Gustav Klimt's muses, Maria “Mizzi” Zimmermann and Maria “Ria” Munk. Rose composed the score for a theatrical adaptation of Dylan Thomas' screenplay, The Doctor and The Devils, and is currently adapting Clarice Lispector’s The Passion According to G.H. into an opera with director Dara Malina.

    Lacyrosemusic.com 

    New York City based artist and musician Cassandra Jenkins’ vision and scope of influences are broad, idiosyncratic and ever-changing. Her first full-length album, Play Till You Win, released in 2017, followed by last year's Live in Foxen Canyon, showcase the clarity and smoldering sense of longing conveyed by her “smoky vocals” (NPR) and her ability to “leave an impression with elegantly celestial climaxes and emerald green-glowing guitar work,” (Pitchfork) or as Ben Seretan writes, "one shimmering voice, syrupy sweet as a televangelist on their knees, drawing a dotted line around a calamity you already feel to be happening."

    Thu
    01
    Aug
    2019

    Steph Richards Quartet // Last Kind Words Aug 1

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Trumpeter Steph Richards will appear with Joshua White (piano), Stomu Takeishi (Bass) , Gerald Cleaver (drums)

    “Richards is one to watch…” –NPR’s

    “Steph Richards proved herself a virtuoso of nonlinear trumpet playing”

    — Downbeat

    “boldly inventive…Steph Richards composes in ways that standard notation could never document…” –The New York Times

    “An avant-jazz force to be reckoned with” –Brooklyn Rail

    “Steph Richards has become a cutting-edge jazz star in a New York minute”

    –Jazz Times

    http://www.stephrichards.com

     


    Fri
    02
    Aug
    2019

    Fred Armisen and Seth Jabour Aug 2

    7:30 Doors $20.00 online/at door

    https://venuepilot.co/events/27035/orders/new

     
    Guitar Improvisation With Strict Parameters 
     
    Fred Armisen and Seth Jabour on guitars. They will keep a clock on stage to make sure that no song will go longer than 2:50.

    Sat
    03
    Aug
    2019

    Ana Egge, Taylor Ashton & Caitlin Pasko Aug 3

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Born in the last year of the 1980s, Taylor Ashton grew up surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the old growth rainforests of Canada's west coast. His songs are inspired by the crooked primeval funk of traditional old-time music, the humor and heartbreak of Randy Newman, the cosmic emotionality of mid-career Joni Mitchell, and the sage vulnerability of Bill Withers. Somehow, he finds a way to make this all work on the clawhammer banjo. He spent most of late teens and early 20s as the frontman of Vancouver-based five-piece Fish & Bird, releasing four albums of heady progressive folk and gracing stages like the Winnipeg Folk fest, the Vancouver Folk Fest, and Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival. In the past few years he has increasingly spent his days in New York City. His most recent release finds him swapping songs with Grammy-nominated songwriter and guitarist Courtney Hartman, on the pair's 2018 duo album "Been On Your Side". The album is an acoustic, stripped-down affair, which Rolling Stone had to admit, "packs a punch in today's mainstream".

    Between other projects, Taylor has also written or co-written songs on albums by Boston's Laura Cortese, Brooklyn's Benjamin Lazar Davis, and Nashville's Rachel Baiman. And after well over a decade of varied and fruitful collaborations, Taylor is excited to finally release his debut solo recording in 2019. Keep your ears peeled...

    "Taylor Ashton has a rich, compelling voice" - Exclaim! magazine (Canada)

     


    Thu
    08
    Aug
    2019

    Hank Roberts sextet // Zosha Warpeha & friends Aug 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    HANK ROBERTS Sextet  is HR - CELLO, BRIAN DRYE - TROMBONE, DANA LYN - VIOLIN, MIKE MCGINNIS - CLARINET AND SOPRANO SAX, JACOB SACKS - PIANO,  VINNIE SPERRAZZA - DRUMS

    Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, Roberts made his name in the 1980s legendary New York Downtown scene. Faced with a dearth of improvisational cellist mentors or peers, he carved his own path through that fertile ground alongside such frequent collaborators as Bill Frisell, Tim Berne, Marc Ribot and John Zorn as well as Sting, Jeff Buckley, David Sanborn, Mamadou Diabate, Andy Summers, Gary Burton, Marty Ehrlich, Arto Lindsey, Gerry Hemingway, Don Byron, and Julius Hemphill.

    He is currently a member of Bill Frisell’s 858 Quartet and Big Sur Quintet, and appeared on the guitarist’s Grammy-winning 2004 release Unspeakable.  He’s recorded 10 albums on the ‘Winter & Winter’ label, along with numerable self-released recordings. 

     

    Zosha is a violinist, vocalist, and songwriter whose music draws inspiration from a variety of folkloric and improvised traditions.


    Fri
    09
    Aug
    2019

    Bohio Music August 9

    $15 adv / $20 Door

    https://venuepilot.co/events/27037/orders/new

     

    Bohio music is a world music band comprising two Haitian artists, Riva Nyri Précil and Monvelyno Alexis, who joined forces in 2013.
     
    Like Riva and Monvelyno, their music is multidimensional -- an engaging mix of Haitian Vodou ritual and folk songs, their own elegant compositions infused with soulful jazz-inflected funky acoustic grooves, with breathtaking Racine, Caribbean and African polyrhythms.
     
    Ayiti Nan Kay La (Haiti in the house) consists of 17 original songs in Haitian Creole, English, and French. Each song is a thoughtfully curated combination of Haitian rhythms, traditional Haitian and African instruments, topped with electronic influences and conscious lyricism. 
     
    On a joint mission to illuminate Haitian culture, this duo's new album reflects the unique beauty of BOHIO, which means homeland and was the original name of the island of Haiti. Together they serve the world well as self-proclaimed cultural ambassadors “bringing Haitian culture into the light."

    Thu
    15
    Aug
    2019

    Jon Crompton Rec release Auh 15

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Jonathon Crompton's Intuit - Album Release Party
    Alto saxophonist Jonathon Crompton has formed a star-studded band that features contributions from Ingrid Laubrock and Patrick Breiner on tenor saxophone, augmented by a rhythm section made up of bassist Adam Hopkins and drummer Kate Gentile. On Inuit, his debut release, Crompton explores the expressive potential of his primary instrument within a program of diverse compositions. 
    The album is being described as nimble and rhythmically complex, showing a deft bandleader on the verge.


    Fri
    16
    Aug
    2019

    Shadows & Song: Ali Dineen, Marlee Miller and Kristine White Aug 16

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
     
    August 16th : Shadows & Song : A night of music and crankies!
    with joint performances by Ali Dineen, Marlee Miller and Kristine White
     
    Marlee Miller
    Marlee Miller is abundantly thrilled to be collaborating with her dearest friend Ali Dineen. Marlee makes art in many forms. She is a black queer performer, dramaturg, puppeteer based in Brooklyn.  She draws inspiration for her work from love, dreams, social justice, and the process of exploring identity. She also attributes a large part of her artistic influence to dancing with her chosen family, writing her signature love letters, Nikki Giovanni, and crying while drinking wine in the shower at 2am. She is currently working on a children's puppet show with Drama of Works, as well as writing a manuscript in which she responds to the work of Audre Lorde
     
    Kristi White
    Kristine White is a visual artist, puppeteer, and singer from Toronto, Ontario. She is compelled by stories that are timeless and universal, especially those that have been passed down by oral and musical traditions. 
     
    “Casting Shadows” is a series of live shadow animations created to illustrate interpretations of old Irish, English, and early settler-American folk ballads, sung by Kristine and accompanying musicians. 

    Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019

    Ilusha Tsinadze & Eva Salina Sept 6

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       

     

    Singer and guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze was born in Soviet-era Georgia and emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 8. His second album, Yes & No, is a musical conversation between the contemporary sounds of Brooklyn and the traditional music his family left behind in Georgia.

    Ilusha has become recognized for his distinct interpretations of Georgia folk music following his first album, Deda Ena (Mother Tongue), the wildly successful single, Mokhevis Kalo Tinao, and tours across the U.S., including a 2018 performance at Carnegie Hall. With a background in jazz and many years spent playing in the NYC music scene, he has found his own voice in the rich musical traditions of his ancestors.

    Eva Salina is a renowned singer, interpreter, and teacher of traditional and traditionally-based Balkan music. Nurtured through years of mentorship by some of the greatest living Balkan musicians, Eva has devoted her life to the longevity and evolution of East European musical traditions.  Born in California and based in Brooklyn for the last 9 years, in addition to her performance projects Eva is an experienced, devoted educator working internationally as a vocal instructor and consultant.  Eva’s latest record, LEMA LEMA: Eva Salina sings Šaban Bajramović, a tribute to the legendary Serbian Romani singer, was released on Vogiton Records (February 2016) to great critical acclaim.  


    Fri
    13
    Sep
    2019

    Charlotte Cornfield, Taylor Ashton & Cole Kamen-Green Aug 3

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       

     

    You free yourself when you take away the script,” says Toronto songwriter Charlotte Cornfield. “That’s where this record came from, dismantling patterns and embracing the process.” Cornfield’s third full length, The Shape of Your Name, came out on April 5, 2019 via Outside Music imprint Next Door Records. The critically acclaimed album, which has been nominated for the 2019 Polaris Prize, has a more honed studio sound than her scrappier 2016 release Future Snowbird, and for good reason: it was recorded in 5 different sessions over the course of 3 years. The songs are her strongest and most striking to date - contemplative and contemporary, funny and heart-wrenching - and they’ve got that stuck-in-your-head-for-days quality that Cornfield is known for. TheShape of Your Name features a star-studded cast of collaborators including (but not limited to) Grammy-winning engineer Shawn Everett, Broken Social Scene members Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin, and Montreal songwriter Leif Vollebekk.
     

    Born in the last year of the 1980s, Taylor Ashton grew up surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the old growth rainforests of Canada's west coast. His songs are inspired by the crooked primeval funk of traditional old-time music, the humor and heartbreak of Randy Newman, the cosmic emotionality of mid-career Joni Mitchell, and the sage vulnerability of Bill Withers. Somehow, he finds a way to make this all work on the clawhammer banjo. He spent most of late teens and early 20s as the frontman of Vancouver-based five-piece Fish & Bird, releasing four albums of heady progressive folk and gracing stages like the Winnipeg Folk fest, the Vancouver Folk Fest, and Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival. In the past few years he has increasingly spent his days in New York City. His most recent release finds him swapping songs with Grammy-nominated songwriter and guitarist Courtney Hartman, on the pair's 2018 duo album "Been On Your Side". The album is an acoustic, stripped-down affair, which Rolling Stone had to admit, "packs a punch in today's mainstream".

    Between other projects, Taylor has also written or co-written songs on albums by Boston's Laura Cortese, Brooklyn's Benjamin Lazar Davis, and Nashville's Rachel Baiman. And after well over a decade of varied and fruitful collaborations, Taylor is excited to finally release his debut solo recording in 2019. Keep your ears peeled...

    "Taylor Ashton has a rich, compelling voice" - Exclaim! magazine (Canada)

     

    On any given day you may find Cole Kamen-Green improvising in a small club in Brooklyn, circuit-bending a Speak And Spell, or arranging horn parts for pop stars.  He is a trumpet player, electronic musician, and composer living in NYC. Kamen-Green is currently involved with a variety of projects including indie band Cuddle Magic, the pop duo mmeadows with Kristin Slipp of Dirty Projectors, and  People’s Champs . He, along with The Superpowers Horns, arranged and recorded the horn parts for Beyonce Knowles’ two albums (and Beyonce.)  Cole will be presenting new solo pieces that feature sounds of choirs, drum machines, obscure synthesizers, soft brass, silence, and sampled city scapes. 


    Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson duo 9/26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation



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