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    Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019

    Ilusha Tsinadze / Eva Salina & Peter Stan 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 & PETER STAN are a small and mighty duo of accordion & voice, traveling through Vintage Pop sounds of Balkan Roma communities. Eva & Peter present soulful, expressive and intimate performances full to the brim with stories, history, insight, humor, melancholy and friendship.  
     
    In their collaboration, Eva Salina & Peter Stan continue and fortify an interrupted legacy of empowered female voices in Balkan Romani (gypsy) music. Amplifying voices of past generations of Romani women musicians while evolving living traditions, Eva & Peter employ tenderness, grace, passion and a commitment to keeping these songs vital and relevant, while inspiring and teaching young people in the Balkans & Balkan diaspora to participate in their heritage. Featured artists at globalFEST 2018 ( “poised, lustrous”—NY Times, 1/15/18), Eva & Peter released their first duo album, SUDBINA 3/30/2018 on Vogiton Records.

    Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019

    Damon Isaac Smith & TBA Sept 7

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Damon Isaac Smith is a Northeast based pianist, songwriter, 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 performing and touring with artists such as Jon Anderson of Yes and Napoleon Murphy Brock of Frank Zappa's band. He's played his original music at the Stone, Highline Ballroom, the Knitting Factory, CBGB's, and the Bitter End, and as a sideman in festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Zappanale. Damon is a founding member of two bands: The Jacobins and Cricket. His debut solo album, "Intimate Machinery," came out on ERASED! tapes in December 2017.


    Sun
    08
    Sep
    2019

    Market / Little Arcs Sept 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    The songwriting project of Nate Mendelsohn, currently accompanied by Natasha Thweatt, Stephen Becker, and Duncan Standish. Songs about family, friends, therapy, Watergate, the NBA, scars from tick bites, bus and train rides, the Spanish Civil War. New album out fall 2019.

     

    Early in 2017, Zach Giberson, Derek Sup and Hannah Levy put their heads together with the intention of creating something new. Coming from backgrounds in jazz, songwriting, classical composition, and folk singing, the three shared a curiosity about using the voice as an instrument. What could they create if the vocal texture took the lead, instead of being a decoration or afterthought? Little Arcs was born. They have since played in venues and living rooms up and down the West Coast, and are currently working on their sophomore EP.


    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. 


    Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019

    Richard Sears Sept 14

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019

    Humbird w Paul Spring Sept 15

    7:30 Doors


    Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019

    Adeline Hotel, Courtney Hartman & Alec Spiegelman Sept 19

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Adeline Hotel is Dan Knishkowy and friends - described as "wonderfully ragged", Adeline Hotel is curious blend of adventure and nostalgia, drawing influence from Bert Jansch and Jim O'Rourke. The band is currently working on their 4th LP, "Solid Love".

    With her upcoming release, Ready Reckoner, Courtney Hartman provides the listener with a conduit for self-exploration—a factor that fulfills one of her greatest hopes in sharing the album with the world. “If you listen to any of these songs and step away feeling lifted or carried to a different place, that is a real and true honor,” she says. Born from purposeful self-examination, Ready Reckoner finds Hartman taking the helm as producer transforming her most private ruminations into songs both bracingly intimate and magnificently vast. In that process, the Loveland, Colorado-based artist worked in collaboration with co-producer Shahzad Ismaily (a multi-instrumentalist known for his work with Lou Reed and Tom Waits) and assembled a close-knit community of musicians, including guest appearances from Anais Mitchell and Bill Frisell. Recorded mainly at Figure8 in Brooklyn and mixed by Tucker Martine (Neko Case, My Morning Jacket), Ready Reckoner unfolds in extraordinarily detailed textures, a nuanced yet wholly unpredictable sound equally given to moments of hushed simplicity, improvisatory freedom, and flashes of symphonic splendor.

    Alec Spiegelman is a multi-instrumentalist/producer/songwriter in Brooklyn, NY.  He stays busy, as a member of Cuddle Magic (“the East Coast's coolest avant-pop group” - The New Yorker), as an in-demand woodwind player and arranger (on records by Okkervil River, Kevin Morby, Darlingside) and as a sympathetic collaborator with smart songwriters like Ana Egge, Jennifer Kimball, David Wax, Taylor Ashton, and Zoe Guigueno. He keeps up with the news, not for fun, but out of a sense of civic duty. And while concerned about our country, he is cautiously optimistic about the resiliency of our democratic institutions. You can expect songs about that, and girls, on his forthcoming debut solo album, and at this live solo performance, at which he will accompany himself with idiosyncratic finger-style guitar playing on his mother’s old Guild nylon-string.


    Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Sebastian Amman, Twig Twig and Timo Vollbrecht Sept 20

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Sebastien Amman 's personnel will be:

    Thomas Heberer - trumpet
    Robin Verheyen - saxophones
    Sebastien Ammann - piano
    Michael Bates - bass
    Jeff Davis - drums


    Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Michael Rocketship, Jordan Glenn & TBA 9/21

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson duo 9/26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Levon Henry and Friends Sept 27

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    Pamelia Stickney's Transcendental Dissonance Quartet / Odes and fragments OCt 3

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
    Transcendental Dissonance Quartet - Sarah Bernstein,violin; Stuart Popejoy,piano,keyboard,bass; Danny Tunick,vibraphone; Pamelia Stickney, theremin.  Interwoven arrangements of Messiaen, Bartok, Boulanger, Ravel, and original work...
     
     
    Transcendental Dissonance, Haptic Harmony in duos, and then the epilogue:
    ODES & fragments  (Chris Mannigan, alto sax;  Danny Tunick,marimba; Pamelia Stickney, electronics)
    perform  JATAKAS SUITE.   Jatakas are stories that recount the Buddha's lives in previous incarnations.

    Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019

    Arc Iris •acoustic concert• Oct 4

    7:30 doors $15.00 online / 18.00 at door (Cash Only)

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    Providence, RI art pop trio Arc Iris fuses story-based songs with dense electronic and orchestral arrangements. The group, which began as the solo project of Jocie Adams, formerly of The Low Anthem, includes keyboardist and sample artist Zach Tenorio-Miller and drummer Ray Belli. Arc Iris released its acclaimed self-titled debut in 2014 on ANTI/Bella Union. Subsequently, the band toured with artists such as St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The group’s sophomore record, “Moon Saloon,” released on Bella Union in August 2016, represents a natural progression from the first album’s whimsical explorations and energetic diversity. Produced by the group and mixed by electronic producer David Wrench of FKA Twigs and Jamie xx fame, “Moon Saloon” showcases beat-heavy melodies and textural, groove-riding rhythms. Following the release of “Moon Saloon,” the band toured a complete re-imagination of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’. In late 2017, Arc Iris teamed up with Guster’s lead singer, Ryan Miller to form the offshoot band, Bwahaha, and in early 2018, Arc Iris joined Kimbra on her North American tour. Later that year, the trio released back to back records, “Icon of Ego”, on Brooklyn label Ba Da Bing Records, and “Foggy Lullaby”, their re-imagination of Mitchell’s ‘Blue.


    Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019

    Evan Vidar, Ivy Meissner & Relatives Oct 10

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Fri
    18
    Oct
    2019

    Emma Frank / Simon Jermyn Trio / SiMoN Oct 18

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Emma Frank

    Simon Jermyn will appear with Chris Lightcap, bass and Jim Black, drums.

     

    Osaka-born SiMoN’s music is described as “inspired music,” by Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier, and is a delightful addition to the local bill. Tamada’s work is a lo-fi mashup of different elements of stylistic pop. Recent single, “Beautiful Love” (2018) is a slow, ballad-esque jam with jazzy guitar chords and filtered vocals. Yuichiro Tamada has been actively pursuing music his whole life. In his early teens, he played in numerous alternative rock bands, and eventually began SiMoN in 2004. Since then, he has played over 900 shows, all over the world. Tamada has shared stages with artists likes Dinosaur Jr.,Phoenix,Cloud Nothings,The Raveonettes,Rhye,Nina Persson of The Cardigans, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.


    Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019

    Ruth Garbus with Kalbells Oct 19

    7:30 doors; $12 advance/ $15 door

    https://venuepilot.co/events/27315/orders/new



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