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    Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019

    James Carney April 25

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Oscar Noriega, woodwinds
    James Carney,  piano/compositions 
    Mark Helias, bass
    Mark Ferber, drums

    Fri
    26
    Apr
    2019

    Los Mochuelos  Apr 26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    LOS MOCHUELOS. Los Mochuelos plays Vallenato music from the caribbean region of Colombia. Vallenato is the mix of African rhythms, American melodies, and Spanish poetry. Vallenato was the form for transmission of messages by traveling juglares and today is the mayor popular folkloric music of Colombia. Los Mochuelos is composed of Harold Rodriguez on Accordion/Vox (Alma Mia), Christian Rodriguez on Caja/Vox (Cumbia River Band, Cumbiamba NY), Sebastian Lopez Bass/Vox (Yotoco), Juan Pablo Gonzalez (Parada Vallenata) and Gabo Tomasini (Bioritmo/Yotoco)


    Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019

    Mi Mi Zhi Yin plays The Doors 4.27

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Mi Mi Zhi Yin ('Decadent Music') is a project dedicated to great exponents of decadent music, recreated by Owl Stalwarts Oren O'Blivion and friends.


    Fri
    03
    May
    2019

    J. Hoard, Arnan Raz May 3

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
     
    NYC based artist, J. Hoard, is a new stitch to the essential fabric of the city- its music scene. In one performance you are given the core of the Black church and allure of The Great White Way. His original compositions easily shift in genre to communicate his unlimited imagination in songwriting. His credits include Chance the Rapper, Brasstracks, and hip-hop royalty Jean Grae & Quelle Chris and a host of jazz/experimental artists such as Sonnymoon, Javier Santiago, and Meshell Ndgeocello.
     

    Influenced by the legacy of giants like Lester Young, Stan Getz and Warne Marsh, as well as the innovations of Mark Turner, Arnan Raz and his quintet create a refreshing fusion of the traditional and modern jazz. While clearly introducing/implementing elements of American and Israeli folk music, this band, in it's classic instrumentation of tenor sax, alto sax, piano, bass and drums, definitely has a 'New York' sound.

    With solos that successfully match the compositions in their extremely melodic and intuitive nature, the quintet delivers an energetic yet elegant performance, projecting both unity and harmony.


    Sat
    04
    May
    2019

    Lily Henley and Friends feat Dean, Elise Leavy and more May 4

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Thu
    09
    May
    2019

    Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves w Taylor Ashton 5/9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
      

    Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

     
    Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves, two women on the forefront of American traditional music, join forces in this powerful new duo.Their reverence for the people and music that has come before them provides a platform on which they build their own musical vocabulary. With banjo, fiddle, and voice, Allison (Molsky’s Mountain Drifters) and Tatiana (Laurie Lewis) seek out unusual repertoire that catches their ear and inspires them to explore the boundaries of the tune. Their debut album showcases a strong new voice that is both reflective and dynamic.  

    Allison has toured all over the world with various groups, performing at venues such as Trafalgar Square in London, Newport Folk Festival and other major festivals across the US and Canada.  She combines love and passion for old-time music, technical skill and a creative approach to the banjo. Allison has immersed herself in American roots music through festivals such as the Appalachian String Band Festival in West Virginia, making pilgrimages to musical communities in North Carolina and participating in the acoustic music scene in Boston, MA.  For more information about Allison, visit www.allisondegroot.com

    Since releasing her first solo album “Started Out To Ramble” in 2009, Tatiana has toured and performed with musicians such as Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, and Michael Daves. From being the second woman to place first at the Clifftop Appalachian Fiddle Contest, to her bluegrass fiddling on Laurie Lewis’ GRAMMY-nominated album The Hazel And Alice Sessions, Hargreaves shows a musical fluency that flows between old time and bluegrass worlds with ease. For more information about Tatiana, visit www.tatianahargreaves.co
     
     
    Best, 

    Fri
    10
    May
    2019

    Kami Maltz Record Release w Emma Frank & Josh Turner May 10

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Brooklyn based Kami Maltz brings the resonance of her native Israel, the passion of her second home, Argentina, and a decidedly New York electronic vibe to her performance. With a smooth voice and her autoharp, Kami conjures a sensuous combination of folk and indie elements, with an added touch of cotton-candy, pop embellishments.


    Sat
    11
    May
    2019

    Michael Rocketship and friends 5/11

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Lina Tullgren Solo
    Lina Tullgren lives in Queens. She makes songs, with 3 releases of varying sizes out in the world to date: an EP of sparse solo music, a full length of rock band music and a 7" of electronic pop songs written with friend and collaborator NTHNL. She's released all of this music via Captured Tracks, toured the US and Europe and continues on her quest with a new album in the works for 2019. 
     
    Eliot Krimsky Solo
    Best known for his work as the frontman and co-founder of the band Glass Ghost, Krimsky has performed extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Mexico. He has shared stages with Deerhoof, Dirty Projectors,and Sharon Van Etten and collaborated with the likes of Meshell Ndegeocello, Here We Go Magic, Shearwater and members of Xiu Xiu over the last decade. His new album Wave in Time features his distinctive falsetto voice—alongside sprawling, cinematic ambience and incisive, hook-heavy electronic pop—singing of fear, despair, humanity, and hope. These are powerful, affirmative anthems of and for this moment.  A Sundance Composers Lab finalist, Krimsky has written numerous film scores including Supergirl, which had it’s PBS premier in 2016.
     
    Michael Rocketship
    w/
    Renata Zeiguer/guitar
    Austin Vaughn/drums
    Nate Brenner/bass
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    Fri
    17
    May
    2019

    Damon Smith, Allegra Krieger and Drinking Bird May 17

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Damon Smith is a Northeast based pianist, songwriter, and improviser. He's a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and performs as a sideman and performer with the legendary "Losers Lounge" series at Joe's Pub (2014 onward). He started his career at the Paul Green School of Rock, performing and touring with artists such as Jon Anderson of Yes and Napoleon Murphy Brock of Frank Zappa's band. He recently self released his second album, “God of the Grid,” in March 2019. Listen here: https://damonsmithmusic.bandcamp.com/album/god-of-the-grid


    Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    Wayne Horvitz & Sara Schoenbeck // Hank Roberts May 23

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    WHSS DUO is Sara Schoenbeck (Bassoon) and Wayne Horvitz (Piano, Electronics).


    Sara Schoenbeck (Bassoon) and Wayne Horvitz (Piano, Electronics) first met as performers at the company style improvisation festival “Time Flies” in Vancouver B.C. in 2000.They have been frequent collaborators ever since in The Gravitas Quartet, Some Places Are Forever Afternoon, and numerous improvised collectives and performances. They are dedicating their long time collaboration to duo spaces of original music and improvisation. A study of the crossroads where texture and extended technique meet with and support the expression of melody and song.


    Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    Jean Rohe

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Thu
    30
    May
    2019

    Akie Bermiss May 30

    7:30 Doors $15 adv. /$18 door

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    Fri
    31
    May
    2019

    Elysian Fields 5.31

    7:30 Doors $15 adv. /$18 door

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    photo: Michael Lavine

    Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow are the writers who make up the critically-acclaimed, little known (at least in their own country) band that formed in New York in the late ’90s and went on to develop a cult following of faithful fans around the world. After a dalliance with a major label for their first album in 1996, Elysian Fields recorded their second full-length with Steve Albini, generating a response from the label that had the band asking to be released from their contract. They went on to forge a path outside of the mainstream, recording with a number of independent labels over the years, most recently for Microcultures in France and Ojet in the US.  Jennifer and Oren are also known for their work outside of Elysian Fields, recording two albums of Sephardic diaspora music on John Zorn’s Tzadik label under the name La Mar Enfortuna.

    Jennifer was part of the supergroup Lovage along with Dan the Automator and Mike Patton, and has appeared on countless recordings, including those of French stars Jean-Louis Murat and Wax Tailor, and experimental composer JG Thirlwell. She has also maintained a career in theater alongside music, with leading roles in numerous Off-Broadway productions over the years, including the Pultizer Prize-winning “Angel’s Bone” in 2017. Oren has served as a secret musical weapon for a host of artists, from Meshell Ndegeocello to Anohni. He was the bassist for the legendary New York band Lounge Lizards, and guitarist for the original Broadway production of Fela! in 2010. Jennifer and Oren have also composed together for theater and dance pieces, and their music has appeared in television, film, and commercials around the world. Elysian Fields regularly tours in Europe, where their most loyal following can be found in France. They are “musicians’ musicians,” attracting esteemed players from around the world to sit in with their live sets.  In late 2018, they released their 11th album Pink Air, a post-apocalyptic rock & roll joyride which New York Music Daily called, “Another dark lyrical masterpiece from Elysian Fields... One of the half-dozen best albums to come out in 2018.”

    With Sam Levin (drums) and Danton Boller (bass).


    Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019

    Markus Schwartz & Lakou Brooklyn Quartet CD Release Party June 1

    7:30 Doors $15.00 online/ at door

     

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    Lakou Brooklyn Quartet celebrate the release of their second Soundkeeper Recordings CD, “Kay Say”. Recorded in a church dating from 1864, the mesmerizing sounds of music from Haiti blend with the sophisticated jazz sensibilities of the players and soulful vocals to create sounds both heart-wrenching and life-affirming. Kay Sa was recorded "live" (for the microphones) in a single session. 
     
     
    Featuring: Markus Schwartz: Haitian Rada & Petwo drums, cajon, ride cymbal, miscellaneous hand and foot percussion, vaksinn (bamboo horn), vocals, Monvelyno Alexis: electric guitar, lead vocals, percussion, Bobby Raymond: contrabass, vaksinn, percussion, vocals, and Godwin Louis: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone
     

    Fri
    21
    Jun
    2019

    Charlotte Jacobs, Hannah Epperson and Ian Davis 6.21

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation



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