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    Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018

    Julia Patinella, Ali Dineen & Miriam Elhajli Sept 27

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Ali Dineen is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist based in New York City. She performs original music as well as songs from U.S. folk traditions, incorporating historical and sociopolitical commentary into her shows. She believes in the power of narrative to connect people to their histories, themselves and one another. Ali's music is personal and also political, and explores the intersections of personal stories with larger histories. She has given her musical talents to various projects including the Bread and Puppet Theater. She performs regularly in New York City.

    Julia Patinella is a multilingual singer currently living between Sevilla, Spain and Brooklyn, NY. After years of immersion as a Flamenco singer in southern Spain, as well as a life-long dedication to the oral traditions of her ancestor's native Sicily, Julia has developed several original musical projects  in Spanish, Italian / Sicilian and English, that draw from her roots, her experience as a first-generation American female, and urgent socio-political themes. In her performances, she brings forth an expansive repertoire steeped in history and Mediterranean folk traditions, and a rich, guttural voice that carries the raw emotions of protest, the longing for freedom, and the uncompromising commitment to sing every note with soul. 

    Miriam Elhajli is a Venezuelan-Moroccan-American composer and vocalist whose work is influenced strongly by Latin American folk, modern jazz, and contemporary classical music.  A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she currently lives in a canoe near Brooklyn. Elhajli is set to release her debut LP "Observations" in November.


    Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018

    Lau Noah // Yotoco Sept 28

    7:30 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation

      


    Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018

    Timo Vollbrecht's Fly Magic / Oscar Noriega’s Boss Tenor Sept 29

    7:30 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation

      
     
    Timo Vollbrecht’s FLY MAGIC
    Timo Vollbrecht - sax / Keisuke Matsuno - guitar / Chris Tordini - bass / Jason Burger - drums
    Listen: Spotify 
     
    Faces in Places. 
    FLY MAGIC performs music from their new album “Faces in Places”, where each song is inspired by a human encounter that took place in different countries all over the world. Through a confluence of influences, this ensemble tells a story that transcends the limitation of musical genre. Combining elements from jazz, post-rock, experimental and folk, their music is as visual as it is sonically beautiful. 
     
     
    Oscar Noriega’s BOSS TENOR
    Chris Speed - sax / Nate Radley - guitar / Oscar Noriega - drums / Jesse Quattro - vocals
     
    Playing jazz standards and country songs.
    Multi-instrumentalist Oscar Noriega pairs Jesse Quattro’s spellbinding voice with Chris Speed’s lyrical tenor playing. Together with Nate Radley, they perform songs with the most beautiful melodies, delicately orchestrated, with a feeling of coziness and with a tinge of melancholy.

    Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018

    Serena Jost / Matt Kanelos & Ben Gallina (w/ Marie Lewis) Sun Sept 30

    6:30 door $10.00 suggested donation

      

     

    7 pm 
    Serena Jost w/Julian Maile, Rob Jost & Robert DiPietro
     
    New songs, a few surprises and favorites by singer/cellist/songwriter Serena Jost. Jost's new album, Up To the Sky, has been getting great reviews, "the Elizabeth Barrett Browning of avant-classical folk" Stereo Embers Magazine
     
    Serena Jost - vocals/cello/guitar
    Julian Maile - guitar
    Rob Jost - bass
    Robert DiPietro - drums
     
    8 pm
    Matt Kanelos & Ben Gallina (w/ Marie Lewis)
     
    Description:
    Matt Kanelos - piano
    Ben Gallina - bass
    Marie Lewis - vocals
     
    Three old friends come together for some music making. 
    Some improvisation, some covers, some standards. 

    Thu
    04
    Oct
    2018

    The Rhythm Method // Gaya Feldheim Schorr & Kat Lee Oct 4

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

      

     

    The Hidden Mothers Project is an initiative by The Rhythm Method to bring the music of historical women composers into the public consciousness. This inaugural Hidden Mothers performance will present little-known works by Florence Price, Amanda Maier-Röntgen, Amy Beach, and Elizabeth Maconchy, as well as a premiere performance of The Rhythm Method’s “Suffragette Songs,” which reset song texts from the early 20th century women’s movement.

    With “stunning displays of fearsome extended technique and fearless programming” (New York Music Daily) and “uncompromising and unreserved . . . intense, and sensuously gestural” performances (examiner.com), The Rhythm Method strives to reimagine the string quartet in a contemporary, feminist context. The four performer-composers of The Rhythm Method continually expand their sonic and expressive palette through the use of graphic notation, vocalization, improvisation, and performance.  They are slated to release its debut album, featuring new works by Leah Asher and Marina Kifferstein, on SCRIPTS Records in 2019.

     

     

    I Have Considered The Lilies - Gaya Sings Connie:
     
    Disappearing in 1974, folk musician and songwriter Connie Converse left behind a unique, wistful and haunting body of work that for many years remained unheard. Gaya found Connie earlier this year, and sat with her songs as they delicately unfolded. Amidst stories and melodies beautifully interwoven, it is an immense pleasure to relive Connie's enigma through Gaya's blooming reimagination. Born in the heart of Tel Aviv, New York based musician and vocalist Gaya Feldheim Schorr creates and performs jazz and creative contemporary music, deconstructing her wide array of musical influences to conjure up her enchanting original voice.
     
    “Kat Lee writes transportive songs that penetrate and linger. Otherwise found fronting the Brooklyn rock band Tiny Gun, here she conversely performs a batch of songs in their stripped down and raw forms, adding to the imbedded intimacy of their compositions. She is joined by multi-instrumentalist Jesse Bielenberg on semi-baritone guitar and vocals."

     

     

    Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018

    Sami Stevens & Bobby Spellman // Mikayla McVey Oct 5

    7:30 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation

         

     

    Mikayla McVey writes acid cowgirl music from the beating, blistered, blissed out heart of the West. Born in Virginia and raised up in the holy golden Northern California hills, McVey has made homes in rural South America, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and the 35ft cavern of a 1986 International School bus named Splendor. Music is always home and probably her best hope for giving beauty back to the world. 


    Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018

    Lacy Rose & Alaina Ferris Oct 6

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     


    Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018

    Allegra Krieger // John Elliott Oct 11

    7:30 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    http://thehereafterishere.com


    Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    Peter Stampfel's Atomic Meta-Pagans / Ether Frolic Mob Oct 12

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

     
    Peter Stampfel's Atomic Meta-Pagans Eat the Ether Frolic Mob.

    “We stick our hands up the ass of American music, grab it by the throat, and pull it inside-out. It’s 21st century 19th century American music played in a vast variety of 20th century styles.”  --Peter Stampfel
    Peter Stampfel first came to prominence in 1964, as the singing, banjoist-fiddler co-founder of the Holy Modal Rounders, who were in turn the backing band of the Fugs at the time of their 1965 debut. These alone would have secured his place in history as a founder of Freak Folk.  But Peter has never stopped playing or innovating, and currently leads two bands, exuberance undimmed.

    The Ether Frolic Mob is  Peter Stampfel (fiddle, banjo, lead vocals), Sam Werbalowsky (banjo, guitar), Eli Hekto (banjo, mandolin), Steve Espinola (piano), Heather Wagner (drums), and the Stampfel Sisters (Lily and Zoe Stampfel, vocals and percussion).

    When improvisatory vocalist-composer Shelley Hirsch joins the Ether Frolic Mob, they become the Atomic Meta-Pagans. They have recently completed their second album, soon to be released on Don Giovanni Records, with a third album already in progress. Peter and Shelley will duet their way through an unconventional take on standards of the 1930's and 40's.  http://www.shelleyhirsch.com/shelley/

    The other members of the Ether Frolic Mob will be spotlighted in short sets featuring their other music projects, rounding out an eclectic revue.

    Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    Lily Henley, Hannah Read & Taylor Ashton Oct 13

    7:30 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation

       
     
    Hailing from Scotland and now based in Brooklyn, Hannah Read is a versatile multi-instrumentalist widely recognized on the International stage. She’s best known for her fiddle playing, songwriting and was recently described as one of “the finest singers of the day” in the UK’s MOJO Magazine. Hannah leads her own band and is an in-demand collaborator on both sides of the Atlantic, including one part of the critically acclaimed British folk super-group ‘Songs of Separation’, winners of ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her original songs are largely influenced by the people, places and landscapes she has encountered along the way, as well as musings of home, travel, love and loss - as can be heard on her critically acclaimed new album Way Out I’’ll Wander (Hudson Records) which is compiled of "nine gorgeous originals” (The Guardian).
     
     

    Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018

    GAVAGAI // Dolunay Oct 18

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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    GAVAGAI 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-bassist Mike Brown, with other skilled improvisers (horn-players, cellists, violinists, vocalists, who knows?) often dropping in onstage as surprise guest-musicians.  Danielle Blau’s Rhyme or Reason: Poets, Philosophers, and the Problem of Being Here Now 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:  

     

    Jenny Luna - voice, percussion

    Adam Good - ud

    Eylem Basaldi - violin

    Special guest:

    Paul Brown - bass

    With a musical vision that is at once ethereal and grounded, Dolunay flirts with the soundscape of the ancient Ottomans, tracing its migration through Balkan villages, coaxing it across seas and oceans, and grafting it onto a Brooklyn-based backdrop. The trio infuses classic and contemporary traditions with an urban grit that can only be found in New York City’s confluence of musical and cultural forces. With an array of original compositions offered alongside renditions of Turkish and Rumeli standards, the music of Dolunay (Turkish for “full moon”) offers listeners an escape from the press of city life.

     

    Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018

    Relatives Oct 20

    7:30 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    Threeds OCt 26

    7:30 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    Scree, Dida Pelled and TBA Oct 27

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018

    .Michael, Joanna Sternberg & Zach Onett & James Gentile Nov 2

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

      
     

    michael. is a clarinet/guitar duo that plays sometimes instrumental love songs and sometimes non-instrumental love songs, often about or told from the perspective of a person named Michael, no relation to the band or its members.

     

    Joanna Sternberg lives in New York City and plays instruments, writes songs, sings and draws.  Joanna writes songs about the span of human emotions with the hope that it will make someone feel less alone.  This is the reason Joanna creates all of their art.  Joanna does not like to think of music in terms of style or genre, and thinks that everyone can draw.

     
    Pianist Zach Onett and guitarist James Gentile are a duo exploring melodic narrative through instrumental music. Their compositions tinker with the traditional aesthetics of their instruments by blending genre and creating theatrical soundscapes. Onett is a composition graduate of CalArts and resides in Haverhill, MA. Gentile holds his BFA in photography from Pratt and resides in Brooklyn. They are currently working towards releasing their first collection of music.

    Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018

    Lohai and TBA Nov 3

    7:30 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_99Cv3BCVI


    Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018

    GAVAGAI // DPCD Nov 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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    GAVAGAI 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-bassist Mike Brown, with other skilled improvisers (horn-players, cellists, violinists, vocalists, who knows?) often dropping in onstage as surprise guest-musicians.  Danielle Blau’s Rhyme or Reason: Poets, Philosophers, and the Problem of Being Here Now 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:  TBD

     

    DPCD is the work of Illinois-based musician Alec Watson. The music embraces the American song tradition with quiet intensity, offering warm repetitions on daily routine, memory, family history, and grey areas of belief and doubt. 
     
    DPCD released their first album, "Good Visions," in 2017.  
     

    Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018

    Hayley Sabella and Keenan O'Meara Nov 10

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      


    Thu
    15
    Nov
    2018

    GAVAGAI Nov 15

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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    GAVAGAI 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-bassist Mike Brown, with other skilled improvisers (horn-players, cellists, violinists, vocalists, who knows?) often dropping in onstage as surprise guest-musicians.  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:  

     

    Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018

    Alec Spiegelman & Andrew Dimola JE Sunde Nov 17

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    Alec Spiegelman & Andrew Dimola
     
    JE Sunde (from Minneapolis)

    Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018

    Closed for the holiday 11/22

    The Owl wishes a happy holiday to you and your loved ones.


    Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018

    HANKSGIVING Nov 22

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation


    Fri
    30
    Nov
    2018

    Akie Bermiss Nov 30

    7:30 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation


     

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