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    Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Ochion Jewell Quartet // So Brown Jan 19

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    With Qasim Naqvi, Sam Minaie and Amino Belyamani


    Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019

    Closed for Winter Schedule Jan 24


    Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    James Shipp, Taylor Ashton and Jean Rohe Jan 25

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     


    Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Andy McLeod & Rachel Meirs / Anna RG Jan 26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Andy McLeod is an experimental musician and gardener based out of Fredericksburg, VA. His primary instrument is the acoustic guitar, but he incorporates many instruments into his original tunes, improvisations, and interpretations of the works of others. With quite a bit of work under his belt already, including a record on the estimable Dying For Bad Music label, it will be exciting to see him continue to explore, expand, and refine his already heady sound and approach. In his own words, "Mug Hummies" is a mix of acoustic drone music and fingerstyle guitar adaptations of traditional gospel hymns (with a Hawaiian tune thrown in), with all instrumentation performed and arranged by Andy himself.


    Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Closed for Winter Schedule Jan 31


    Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Meshell Ndegeocello Presents: Ryan Sawyer, Otto Hauser and Tomas Fujiwara Feb 1

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    A night of drum solo concerts.


    Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Elysian Fields // Richard Sears Trio ft. James Watson Feb 2

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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    Pink Air, the eleventh album from the distinctive and idiosyncratic New York cult band Elysian Fields, is a post-apocalyptic rock & roll joyride, touching on themes as far-reaching as natural disasters and global warming (the menacing, carnal “Storm Cellar”), life under a narcissist would-be dictator (“Philistine Jackknife”), the loss of human heritage (the dystopian sci-fi of “Karen 25”), vulnerable families falling through the social safety net (“Household Gods”), and meditations on time, friendship, loss, and mortality (“Time Capsule,” “Star Sheen”). Despite its mordant tone, the record never feels heavy handed, its mood lightened with infectious hooks and doses of humor and satire.

     

     

    Richard Sears 
    Richard Sears - piano
    Masa Kamaguchi - bass
    RJ Miller - drums
    James Watson - visual projection

    Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019

    Danton Boller 5tet Feb 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Danton Boller - bass
    Josh Roberts - drums
    Seamus Blake - saxophone
    Yusuke Yamamoto - vibraphone
    Jeremy Wilms - guitar


    Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Arnan Raz, Caitlin Pasko, Julia Easterlin Feb 9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       

     

    Influenced by the legacy of jazz masters such as Lester Young, Stan Getz, John Coltrane, as well as Charles Lloyd and Joe Lovano, The Arnan Raz Quintet succeed to create an experience full of emotion and spontaneity. With deftly-constructed solos that are congruous to the compositions in both their melodic and intuitive nature, the audience is presented with a versatile sonic palette of emotions; at times tempestuous and stirring, at other times quiet and shy. 

    Arnan Raz - Sax
    Eyal Hai - Sax
    Scott Colberg - Bass
    Kofi Hunter - Percussion
    Joel Mateo - Drums
     
    Caitlin Pasko is a weaver of dreamy elegiac music for voice and piano. Musically her songs drift and float like the work of Satie or Debussy; lyrically they're clear, simple meditations on tenderness and heartbreak. Pasko's style is built on this tension: between the looseness of the Impressionists and the simplicity of modern songwriters.  The songs on her new album Glass Period came out of a headspace where different kinds of loss are collected and confused together: loss of love and loss of life. The album chronicles Pasko's shifting mental state as she lives through the sudden and unexpected passing of her father as well as a painful break-up, which took place not long after. On Glass Period, we find a small chapel to personal grief. 

    Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Sam Tallmadge, Allegra Krieger, Wendy Eisenberg Feb 15

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      


    Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    Green and Glass, Kim Anderson and Very Special Guest 2/16

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Kim Anderson] has cultivated a mix of of introspective songwriting, superbly composed orchestrations, pristine vocals and cross-genre influenced rhythms on her freshman album sure to please even the most discerning music listener...she offers unfiltered talent and her promise as an up-and-coming artist shines as brightly as the promise of summer, just around the corner." -Medium.com

    Watch 'Emily' music video

    http://kimandersonmusic.com

     

    https://www.facebook.com/greenandglass/

     

    https://greenandglass.bandcamp.com/


    Thu
    21
    Feb
    2019

    Sandy Bell / Alice Bierhorst Feb 21

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

    Sandy Bell is a songwriter, singer and musician who currently calls Woodstock, NY home. She has moved through a vibrant and textured musical constellation, playing most notably with the eternally brilliant Jeff Buckley, and contributed vocals on the Mercury Prize nominated ‘Bat for Lashes’ album. While Sandy’s music is expressionistic and lush, she is most interested in the ‘cathartic transmutation of grief into song’. 

    A review of her most recent record by music journalist Alex Green honored the album by saying:

    ‘When I Leave Ohio is beautiful, resonant work that’s stark and painful, oddly comforting and deeply, deeply sad. Sandy Bell’s songs have such poetic precision and crushing emotional exactitude, her work is nothing short of staggering.’

    Alice Bierhorst is a visionary singer and songmaker. Ethereal and earthy, tender and tough, her music draws upon classical music, 60's and 70's pop, roots rock, Tin Pan Alley, and dreamy indie folk. Debussy, Kate Bush, Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Nick Drake, Brian Wilson, Judee Sill can be discerned in the mix. A voice clear and plaintive, airy and grounded, full of wonder, tenderness and love.
     
    https://www.sandybell.com/

    Fri
    22
    Feb
    2019

    Gabriel Kahane Feb 22

    7:30 door $18 adv/ $20 doors

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    Singer-songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane takes over the Owl Music Parlor for a two-night residency with special guests, to be announced.


    Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019

    Gabriel Kahane Feb 23

    7:30 door $18 adv/ $20 doors

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    Singer-songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane takes over the Owl Music Parlor for a two-night residency with special guests, to be announced.


    Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019

    Lesley Mok's Living Collection Feb 28

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    "The living collection" is a phrase that describes the zoos, botanical gardens, and museums of the city. These places, made of tiny creatures and organisms, have inspired a sense of wonder and deep mystery in the way they collectively function to create a balanced ecosystem. The Living Collection aims to build an ecosystem of its own—one in which each member activates compositional material, learns to find a center within multiple relationships, and creates new forms and cycles as it unfolds.

    The band will feature:
    David Leon, flute/alto saxophone
    Yuma Uesaka, clarinet/tenor saxophone
    Kalun Leung, trombone
    Sonya Belaya, piano
    Florian Herzog, bass
    Lesley Mok, drums/compositions

    Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Lau Noah / Ryan Dugre Mar 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Lau Noah (Spain 1994)is a Brooklyn based storyteller. She has recently found the deepest way to express her tales in the harmonic tapestry that a guitar and a voice, intertwined, create. 

    Through several musical influences and four languages that bring  widely diverse qualities to the music, Noah travels from multi instrumentalist, film scorer, composer to writer, painter and teacher with the endeavor of using Art as a shelter where the colors of the dark and the light naturally reconcile.

    Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Will Graefe, Lau Noah, Ryan Dugre March 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Thu
    14
    Mar
    2019

    The Yale Slavic Chorus / Relatives / TBA Mar 14

    7:00 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    The Ives of March w Maya Bennardo and Karl Larson 3/15

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    The Ives of March is an annual event hosted by Maya Bennardo and Karl Larson to celebrate the exhilarating and eccentric music of Charles Ives. 

     
    Program:
     
    This year the artists will be presenting "the biggest one yet ... two sets with each set containing two sonatas, so that by the end of the evening you will have heard all four sonatas!"
     
    Violinist Maya Bennardo is an active performer and teacher living in Brooklyn, NY. Maya is passionate about opening the dialogue between composers and performers, and is devoted to performing music of the present. She is a founding member of the violin/viola duo andPlay, an ensemble that works to commission new works and perform lesser-known pieces for their instrumentation. She has worked with new music ensembles such as Ensemble Signal, ensemble mise-en, Nouveau Classical Project, Hotel Elefant, Contemporaneous, Mimesis Ensemble, and [Switch~ Ensemble]. She graduated from NYU with a Master of Music and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music. She studied with Gregory Fulkerson at both institutions.
     
     
    Brooklyn-based pianist Karl Larson is a specialist in the music of our time. Consistently presenting adventurous programs, Larson regularly performs across the United States. Recent performances of note include appearances at EMPAC, the Guggenheim Museum, and MoMA. Karl has collaborated with many highly regarded members of his field. He frequently performs with his trio, Bearthoven, and has also recently appeared with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Signal, and the American Composers Orchestra. Larson has released recordings on Cantaloupe Music, New Focus Recordings, and GALTTA Media, and he holds a DMA in Contemporary Music Performance from Bowling Green State University
     
    New England based cellist, Zan Berry, is a passionate and creative musician who weaves together diverse musical interests in his work as a performer and teacher. He tries to perform the works of living composers as much as possible.  He has participated in music festivals, including Bang on a Can, New Music on the Point, and Fresh Inc and has played with members of the JACK Quartet, Bang on a Can All Stars, and Fifth House Ensemble. Zan currently holds the Urban Musical Fellowship at Community MusicWorks, a non-profit organization based in Providence, RI that builds a cohesive urban community through free musical performances and educational programs.

     

     


    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
     
     
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