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  • Thu
    02
    Dec
    2021

    Carrie Furniss/ Katie Martucci/ Damon Smith Dec 2

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $10.00 donation suggested.  proof of vaccination required

          

     

    Katie Martucci is a tall lady who likes to sing, write, and play guitar. Since graduating from the New England Conservatory in 2016, Katie has toured the US with her trio The Ladles, founded the Tucci Swing Orchestra, released several solo recordings, and scored the National Geographic film ‘Glen Canyon Rediscovered’. Her forthcoming EP, ‘Note To Self’ explores the world of what is left unsaid in relationships and celebrates the bravery in breaking old silences. Tonight she is joined by Jacob Matheus (guitar) and Christian Cepeda (bass). 

    www.instagram.com/ktooch

    www.katiemartucci.com 

    Carrie Furniss is a vocalist, songwriter, synth player, and improviser based in Ridgewood, Queens. After cutting her teeth in active bands like Pleaser and Dressage and dead bands like Birthing Hips (RIP), her first solo record entitled “Bitter and Sweet” was released on Topos Press on 11/26/21. On this record, the worlds of bedroom pop, improvisation, synthesizers, experimental music, and her tongue-in-cheek lyrics collide to make one big fun mess.

     

    Damon Smith is a pianist, songwriter, and improviser based in New York City. 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’s played his original music at Highline Ballroom, the Knitting Factory, CBGB’s, and Webster Hall, and as a sideman in festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Zappanale. His debut solo album, “Intimate Machinery,” came out on ERASED! tapes in December 2017. His second album “God of the Grid” came out in March 2019, which prompted NPR’s Here and Now to state, “excited for what he has next.” The “River of Regret” EP followed in November 2020. 

  • Fri
    03
    Dec
    2021

    Havaquinho / Yotoco Dec 3

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $10.00 suggested donation

    proof of vaccination required

     

    Havaquinho ( a play on Cavaquinho, the Brazilian Ukulele, and Guitarra Havaiana, the Portuguese name for Lap Steel) performs Brazilian music with a Hawaiian twist. Featuring the talents of Mike Lavalle (Cavaquinho/Bass), James Shipp (Vibes/Keys/Percussion) and Raphael McGregor (Steel Guitars/Percussion) Havaquinho presents a fresh perspective on Forro, Choro, and Hawaiian music with fluid improvisations, instrument switches, and inventive re-imaginings of the classic repertoire.

    Yotoco is a NYC-based band that plays original Latin-American music. Yotoco draws from the traditions of Cuban Rumba and Son, Colombian Cumbia and Puerto Rican Jibaro Music and Plena to create something unique and danceable.  Sebastian Lopez – bass and voice; Natalia Perez – Guiro, Clave and Voice; Gabo Tomassini – Congas; Ruben Coca (guest) – drum kit and Geovani Caldero – Puerto Rican Cuatro.
  • Sat
    04
    Dec
    2021

    Elanor Moss/ Will Stratton/ Lowpines

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $5.00 at the door!

    proof of vaccination required

     
     
     
    Lowpines
     
    Lowpines is the recording name of songwriter and producer Oli Deakin. Originally from the Lake District in the U.K. and now based in Brooklyn, Oli has released several records under the Lowpines moniker to much acclaim, and has produced records for several new artists including CMAT and Elanor Moss. His work has been heard across UK and US radio, and has also featured in TV shows including Bones, Pretty Little Liars and Bojack Horseman.

    “poised and mysterious as it contemplates oblivion” The New York Times
    “a compelling listen ” No Depression
    “weighty and wonderful” Goldflakepaint

     
    Will Stratton

    Will Stratton (b. 1987, Woodland, California) is an American musician living in Beacon, New York. His seventh album is The Changing Wilderness, released on May 7th, 2021.

    “I was stunned when I heard it, it’s such a beautiful album…the guitar playing is exquisite.”- Elton John, Rocket Hour on Apple Music

    “An understated delight, Will Stratton’s sixth album is beautifully written, beautifully played, and beautifully arranged, its gorgeous, cosseting sound masking a series of deeply uneasy songs in which even the most personal moments feel tainted by paranoia brought on by global events. ”- Alexis Petridis, The Guardian’s “Best Albums of 2021 So Far”

    Elanor Moss
     

    London-based alt folk songwriter Elanor Moss cut her teeth on the open mic circuit in York, U.K whilst studying an undergraduate in English Literature. Her dreamlike songs investigate themes of trauma, loss, recovery, and memory and employ a storytelling akin to Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and contemporary artists such as Phoebe Bridgers and Sharon van Etten. 

    Love, obsession, cruelty, tenderness, violence: London-based Elanor Moss feels this all and delivers it with a soft kind of intensity in her songwriting. Heartbreak is underlined by mercy, forgiveness is found from within, and the bars and streets of York are the stage where it all plays out. 

    Set to release her debut EP in February 2022, Elanor Moss will also be accompanying Benjamin Francis Leftwich on her first UK Tour.

  • Sun
    05
    Dec
    2021

    Wendy Eisenberg/ Amanda Ekery

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $10.00 donation suggested

    proof of vaccination required

     
     
    Wendy Eisenberg’s solo set will be featuring songs that are a meditation on work and love – how they intersect, how they interact with each other, how they drain, how they rehabilitate. It seems fitting for this meditation to take place on an instrument that is relatively foreign to Wendy; distance can offer perspective.
     
    Some (more) Short Songs is Amanda Ekery’s (voice) third release, is produced by Sylvie Courvoisier and was funded by Chamber Music America. The album highlights her whimsical avant jazz pop style and features Andrew Boudreau (piano), Wendy Eisenberg (guitar), David Leon (alto sax), and Lim Yang (bass). 
  • Thu
    09
    Dec
    2021

    In The Heat / Danny Fox Dec 9

    7:30 doors, 8pm show

    $10.00 suggested donation. proof of vaccination required

     

    Cellist Christopher Hoffman and drummer Nathan Ellman-Bell build on a set of compositions for improvisers written by trumpeter Kenny Warren. In The Heat released a debut LP on London’s Whirlwind Recordings in April 2020.

    Danny Fox is a Brooklyn-based pianist and composer.  Since 2008 he has led the Danny Fox Trio, hailed as “changing the sound and expectation of a jazz piano trio” (WNYC’s New Sounds).  The trio has released the critically acclaimed albums “The One Constant,” “Wide Eyed,” and “The Great Nostalgist. Called a “pianist of diverse accomplishment” (NY Times), Danny is active in a wide variety of settings, co-founding the New Orleans rock and roll group Tubby, playing in the Brooklyn roots and bluegrass scene, as well as performing on Broadway and TV/Film sessions.  He has performed with artists as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Cassandra Wilson, and Emmylou Harris. Most recently, he composed the music for the documentary “Searchers” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Festival.

    Tonight is the debut of Fox’s chamber group performing music composed during lockdown amid wailing sirens, background work calls, and the frequent sizzling of fried rice.  Featuring Christina Courtin- violin, Sam Sadigursky- clarinet, Mike LaValle- bass, and Nathan Ellman-Bell- drums.    

    www.dannyfoxmusic.com

  • Fri
    10
    Dec
    2021

    Michael Mayo / Julia Easterlin Dec 10

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $10.00 suggested donation. proof of vaccination required

     Julia Easterlin

  • Sat
    11
    Dec
    2021

    Opening The Gates

    7:30 doors

    proof of vaccination required

    Funded with the help of Brooklyn Council Arts, “Opening the Gates” is a project that narrates the stories of inspiring women throughout history with music. All the members of the band, a diverse group made up of only women, write and develop the music together, creating a storytelling format without musical pauses, where they connect and present all of the compositions with spoken-word narration. Both the music and the prose talk about the events and circumstances in which these brilliant women made a difference. Opening the Gates aspires to be an inspiration for young women, not only based on the content, but also by the presentation.

    The band includes Amirtha Kidambi on voice, Kalia Vandever on Trombone, Charlotte Greve on alto saxophone, Endea Owens on bass, Lesley Mok on drums and Marta Sanchez on piano.

  • Sun
    12
    Dec
    2021

    Isabel Crespo Pardo / Chase Kuesel

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $10.00 suggested donation. proof of vaccination required

          

    Isabel Crespo Pardo is an NYC-based latinx vocalist, composer, and improviser embracing creative music, experimental and chamber traditions to create poetic work. Drawing from the idea of music as the organization of people and ideas, they are interested in reimagining the construction of artistic spaces, and are committed to fostering collaborations devoid of oppressive dynamics. Crespo is inspired by Chabuca Granda, Ornette Coleman, Pauline Oliveros, and Kurtág, and their work is constantly evolving to reflect the intra/interpersonal spaces they inhabit.
    Chase Kuesel is a drummer and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. He will be playing at the Owl with his quartet, featuring Claire Dickson on Voice, Tyrone Allen on Bass, and Theo Walentiny on keyboards. The band’s approach combines a collaborative and improvisational sensibility with an aesthetic orientation that has been nourished by singer-songwriters and electronic artists. The group recorded at the Bunker Studio in June 2021 and will be releasing an album on Biophilia Records in May 2022. 
  • Thu
    16
    Dec
    2021

    Martin Nevin / Vanisha-Arleen Gould

    7:30 doors, 8pm show

    $10.00 suggested donation

    proof of vaccine required

     

    Martin Nevin is a Brooklyn-based composer and bassist. He has worked with notable artists such as Albert “Tootie”Heath, Greg Osby, Billy Hart, and Jason Moran. Martin’s debut album, Tenderness is Silent, was released in 2017. That same year, the American Composers Forum commissioned him to compose the song cycle, Scratch at the Same Table. Martin holds a B.M. from Manhattan School of Music and an M.A. from Columbia University.  He will be joined byJoel Ross- vibraphone
    Micah Thomas- piano
    Craig Weinrib-drums

    Vanisha Gould came to New York in 2015 from Simi Valley, California. Inspired by artists like Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald – Vanisha has successfully curated her own sound as a composer and band leader. Performing originals and music from the Great American Songbook on several groundbreaking stages both in New York and overseas, she aspires to continue sharing her voice with audiences in New York and beyond.

  • Fri
    17
    Dec
    2021

    Sheila Anozier/ Ali Dineen Dec 17

    7:30 doors, 8pm show

    proof of vaccination required

      

     

    Ali Dineen with Amy Carrigan & Oren Bloedow
     
    Ali Dineen is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Queens. She performs her original music regularly in New York City and across the so-called United States. Her lyrics are poetic and deeply personal, and highlight the intersections between personal experience, larger histories, and systems of power. Ali has performed at the Museum of Art and Design, the Caramoor American Roots Music Festival, the American Folk Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Folk Festival, and was awarded the Helene Wurlitzer Foundations Residency in Taos, New Mexico. She also works with local puppet troupe extraordinaire The Boxcutter Collective, and is part of a duet with the inimitable Feral Foster. Ali released her third album, Hold On, in 2020, and is currently working on a song cycle about Joan of Arc.
     
    Sheila Anozier with Rufus Cappadocia
     
    singer, dancer, choreographer, and visual artist, sheila anozier is a performer and artistic collaborator whose main focus and inspiration is the rich tradition of haitian art. her studies with master teacher pat hall and folklorist georges vilson, have guided her in integrating the modern with the ancestral traditions of her family and community. the joy that is released through her art has helped her and others express the intersection of cultures that is so important to the immigrant based communities that make up america.  join sheila anozier and rufus cappadocia as they present songs of vodou: lan gran chimen – a repertoire of haitian folk & vodou songs
  • Sat
    18
    Dec
    2021

    Tangled Up In Blue w guest Allegra Krieger

    7:30 doors, 8pm show

    proof of vaccination required

     

     

    The Owl’s TUIB series will focus on a single artist, with performances and conversation.  Hosted by Owl operator Oren O’Blivion.  Our inaugural guest will be Allegra Krieger.

     

  • Sun
    19
    Dec
    2021

    Haldeman / My Tree

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    proof of vaccination required

     
     
    My Tree is an eclectic musical collaboration that straddles the boundaries of R&B, indie rock, and jazz under a lush sonic landscape. When algorithms are decoding more music into homogeneous playlists, My Tree challenges this norm to bring music and people of disparate worlds together. Press from 2017’s full-length release After Glow described the music as “Seductive, interstellar funk” [Okayplayer] and an “experimental blend of indie rock, jazz, funk, and dream pop” [The Deli Magazine] with “the perfect mix of skill and energy to keep you hooked from start to finish” [Earmilk]. Featuring acclaimed alto-saxophonist and flutist Caroline Davis in a different role as a vocalist, and keyboardist Ben Hoffmann, this collaboration features songs that seek to uplift, while at the same time pointing to the current challenges we face in the United States. My Tree is the soundtrack for the inevitable ushering in of the new world order.
     
     
  • Fri
    24
    Dec
    2021
    Sat
    25
    Dec
    2021

    closed for the hols

  • Fri
    31
    Dec
    2021
    Sat
    01
    Jan
    2022

    closed for further hols


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