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    Sun
    25
    Sep
    2016

    Pamelia Kurstin Theremin Workshop 9/25

    12 Noon - 4

    One 'hands-on' spot left at $85.00!  Observer spots are $40.00.  Email pameliakurstin@gmail.com to reserve  (yak!)

     


    Sun
    25
    Sep
    2016

    Pamelia Kurstin & Susie Ibarra Duo 9/25

    8pm doors $10 suggested donation


    Fri
    30
    Sep
    2016

    Matt Kanelos // Marika Hughes Sept 30

    7:00 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Fri
    07
    Oct
    2016

    Locobeach Oct 7

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    Locobeach plays psychedelic cumbia pop with a dash of Ennio Morricone.  Dance music for you brain!  Featuring members of Chicha Libre and Los Crema Paraiso.


    Sun
    09
    Oct
    2016

    Elysian Fields and Secret Sibling Sunday Oct 9

    7:00 Doors $15 adv/$18.00 at Door

    https://www.venuepilot.co/events/10898/orders/new

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    Before heading once again to Europe in support of their latest record "Ghosts Of No", Downtown (when there still was a Downtown) cult heroes Elysian Fields play a special night of music, bringing their moody and artful sounds to The Owl. Their music is not easy to categorize, some call it art rock, some noir, dream wave jazz, or transgressive pop; Elysian Fields reflect the interior universes in the corners of the eye, and the bellows of the heart. Check out their latest music vid here, a pagan paean to nature - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv-yeHo_1vQ


    Wed
    12
    Oct
    2016

    Tredici Bacci // The Actual Trio Oct 12

    Tredici Bacci, a 14-piece group of musicians all under the age of 30, sounds, to the thoughtful listener, like a celebration. A celebration not of a genre of music, but rather of an era, and, more specifically, the aspects of an era which perhaps have been glossed over by conventional history. Tredici Bacci is celebrating the strange, somewhat seedy, schmaltzy and smooth aspects of 1960s-70s popular culture - our songs are cries in honor to the many artifacts which seem now to be the strange leavings of a recently liberated nation - nay, the sensuous oddities leftover from an entirely different world! Tredicci Bacci is a living homage to french pornography, to italian slasher films, to pop psychedelia! A musical shrine dedicated to bright colors! flugelhorns! sing-song and sexy dialogue! To the Mondo! Absurd romanticism! The sumptuous beauty of strings, to never-ending sambas, to the breakdown of western civilization! Up with Ennio! Up with Bacharach! Let our cries be heard and let no man nor woman forget that they were meant to be sexy! To be sultry! To cry tears of lost love over a backdrop of paisley and powder blue! Huzzah! 96_simon-0408

    Hailing from Berkeley, CA, guitarist Schott (T.J. Kirk, Junk Genius, Zorn, Waits), bassist Dan Seamans (New Klezmer Trio), and drummer John Hanes (Etta James, Chrome, Henry Kaiser) play original music that swings, falls apart, and then swings again. Their debut disc on Tzadik was praised: With a bright and bold, slightly twangy sound, Schott grazes rock, blues, Thelonious Monk and James “Blood” Ulmer with lithe, original, single-note lines full of swing, surprise and humor. If you like swinging jazz guitar with a zany, eccentric bent, see this threesome.” Paul de Barros, Seattle Times


    Thu
    13
    Oct
    2016

    GAVAGAI 10/13

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Screen Shot 2016-08-13 at 7.55.08 PMGAVAGAI is a monthly performance series curated and hosted by poet Danielle Blau that brings you poetry and fiction readings scored with original live music by composer-improviser-pianist David Cieri and composer-improviser-bassistMike Brown, with other skilled improvisers (horn-players, cellists, violinists, vocalists, who knows?) often dropping in onstage as surprise guest-musicians. 

    About the Curators (whose recent collaboration at Carnegie Hall can be seen here):

    David Cieri is a true artist. Fearless on the piano, a combination of virtuosity, sensitivity and curiosity, he is constantly discovering new ways to express complex emotions through music that has served as the backbone of our films.  - Ken Burns

    This is real music, not trapped by boxes, definitions and genres, but creating its own style. Cieri delivers beautiful moods…honest, imaginative, fearless.  - John Zorn

    David Cieri began playing the violin at the age of three, but switched to the piano at the ripe old age of six. He has studied with members of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra and with ECM recording artist Art Lande, and he has performed his original compositions at such venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Cieri’s film-scoring work includes Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War (with Trent Reznor and Yo-Yo Ma, Florentine Films, in post-production), The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (Florentine Films, 2014), The Address (Florentine Films, 2014), Prohibition (with Wynton Marsalis, Florentine Films, 2011), Baseball: The Tenth Inning (Florentine Films, 2010) and the Emmy-winning National Parks (Florentine Films, 2008), Barak Goodman’s Emmy-nominated The Emperor of All Maladies (Ark Media, 2015), and a short directed by George Lucas for The Academy of Arts and Sciences called “The Heart of the Matter” (2014). His original score for Raymond De Felitta's Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story was listed for an Oscar nomination in 2013.

    Danielle Blau’s Rhyme and Reason: Poets and Philosophers on the Questions that Matter is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. She won first place for her poetry in the 2015 multi-genre Narrative 30 Below Contest, and her chapbook mere eye was selected for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Award and published in 2013 with an introduction by D.A. Powell. Blau's poems, short stories, articles, and interviews have also appeared and are forthcoming in such publications as The Atlantic online, The BafflerBlack ClockThe Harvard ReviewThe Literary ReviewNarrative Magazine, The New Yorker’s book blog, The Paris ReviewPloughshares, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Wolf, and the Argos Books poetry anthology Why I Am Not a Painter. A graduate of Brown University with an honors degree in philosophy, and of NYU with an MFA in poetry, she teaches at the City University of  New York. 

    This Month's Guests:  

     

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    14
    Oct
    2016

    Charlie Burnham and Sky Steele Oct 14


    Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016

    Forgetter // Secret Lake Oct 15

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    Thu
    20
    Oct
    2016

    Sylvie Courvoisier Trio with Kenny Wollesen & Drew Gress Oct 20

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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    Fri
    21
    Oct
    2016

    The Floodlight Revue with Levon Henry and Friends Oct 21

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    Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016

    an evening of storytelling and puppetry w Ali Dineen and friends Oct 22


    Thu
    27
    Oct
    2016

    Sparkler

    sparkler-newport-by-john-abbott-7_29_16-1Saxophonist/pianist/composer Peter Apfelbaum presents his newest band, Sparkler. This vocal-heavy and electronica-driven sextet offers the kind of densely layered, polyrhythmic music which Apfelbaum has long been known for with his world music big band, Hieroglyphics, but with generous helpings of silence and more of an emphasis on songs - songs which cover such subjects as the ambidextrous nature of the universe, lucky numbers, the continual disappearance of things and the secret oils that drive the grass.

     
    "Sparkler... shakes the night sky free of its galactic mess... an extreme in and of itself." - Tyran Grillo, ECM Reviews
     
    "Experimental and joyful music by one of jazz's hidden treasures" - Dan Ouellette, Zeal NY

    Peter Apfelbaum (piano/organ/tenor sax/vocals)
    Natalie Cressman (trombone/bass/vocals)
    Jill Ryan (alto sax/flute/vocals)
    Will Bernard (guitar)
    Kyle Sanna (synths/guitar/bass)
    Charlie Ferguson (drums/percussion/loops)

    Fri
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    Oct
    2016

    Jean Rohe, Anna Tivel and Jeffrey Martin Oct 28




    Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016

    Sounder w Jay Rodriguez Oct 29

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    Nov
    2016

    Gemma Ray November 16

    7:30 Doors $15 Adv/ $18.00 at the Door

    https://www.venuepilot.co/events/11020/orders/new

    exodus-suite-press-shot-fredrik-kinbom-small Berlin-based British artist Gemma Ray has been busy since her debut album in 2008 (The Leader, Bronzerat Records), calmly clocking up a cool reputation on the international independent scene.  A self-styled musician/songwriter/producer, she skirts somewhere between pop-noir, sideways blues, gothic folk, 60s girl-group and cinematic soundscapes. MOJO magazine declared Gemma to be “one inspired music machine”, NME describe her as “untouchable”, and Paste magazine pronounced her to be “blazing her own silvertone trail”.



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