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    Thu
    24
    May
    2018

    BAT: Enamigxo Reciprokataj / Zosha Warpeha & Hans Bilger May 24

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

      

     

    Brittan Anjou's new Esperanto-named trio Enamigxo Reciprokataj  features Attis Clopton + Mali Obomsawin.

    Hans Bilger is a bassist, guitarist & songwriter originally from Brooklyn, currently based in Austin, TX. He grew up performing country and bluegrass music at local cafés and churches with his family band, the Charismatic Megafauna, and later pursued formal training in jazz and classical music alongside collaborating with artists including Cricket Tell the Weather and Odell Fox.  Joined  by Brooklyn-based Zosha Warpeha (violin & vocals) and Michael Beckett-Fedarko (electronics), Bilger will be performing songs off his forthcoming solo album, currently in production at Good Child Music in Brooklyn with engineer/producer Alessandra Roubini and GCM founder Lawson White. 

    Fri
    25
    May
    2018

    Kami Maltz / Ofir Ganon /Sessa (Brazil) May 25

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    Brooklyn based Kami Maltz brings the resonance of her native Israel, the passion of her second home, Argentina, and a decidedly New York electronic vibe to her performance. With a smooth voice and her autoharp, Kami conjures a sensuous combination of folk and indie elements, with an added touch of cotton-candy, pop embellishments.

     

    A long-time fixture of both the American and Brazilian music scenes, either as collaborator with NY guitar legend Yonatan Gat, or as co-founder of São Paulo rockers Garotas Suecas, Sessa debuts his solo work for the first time ever in the United States. His songs are sung in Portuguese, with visceral, sexual lyrics in the vain of Caetano Veloso and melodic flourishes not unlike those of Jobim. However, the music gets a deliberate minimalist treatment rarely found in contemporary Brazilian music, more reminiscent of the understated directness of Leonard Cohen or Devendra Banhart's early work.

    Sessa's concerts are already stuff of legend in Brazil, as he takes the stage accompanied solely by female background vocalists and Afro-Brazilian percussion. While the songs often deal with subjects such as the sensual body in times of digital excess, the music points to new, more subtle directions for Brazilian pop in 2018 – a deep, minimalist, understated, almost insinuated use of the endlessly rich textures and rhythms that defined the songwriting history of Brazil – one which Sessa now joins as one of the most promising new voices.

     


    Sat
    26
    May
    2018

    Falsa & Innov Gnawa May 26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Described as "the cure for alienation" and "music that's not about means to ends but about meaning and transcendence", Falsa is an amazing musical experience rooted in 14th century Sufi music of North India. The effect of listening to Falsa is to be transported both inwards and across centuries of joys, sorrows and longings.

     

    https://www.falsamusic.com

    www.facebook.com/falsamusic

    https://www.facebook.com/frank.deis/videos/vb.629567457/10155650139177458 

    http://thekey.xpn.org/2017/04/26/sounds-connection-umer-piracha-explores-intimacy-traditional-sufi-music-new-project-falsa/

     

    INNOV GNAWA IS A GRAMMY-NOMINATED MUSICAL COLLECTIVE DEDICATED TO EXPLORING MOROCCO’S VENERABLE GNAWA MUSIC TRADITION IN THE HEART OF NEW YORK CITY. FORMED IN THE SUMMER OF 2014 BY MOROCCAN EXPAT SAMIR LANGUS, THE GROUP DRAWS ON THE CONSIDERABLE TALENTS AND EXPERTISE OF HASSAN BEN JAAFER, A MAÂLEM, OR MASTER GNAWA MUSICIAN, ORIGINALLY FROM FEZ, MOROCCO. UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF BEN JAAFER, INNOV HAS DELVED DEEP INTO THE ROOTS AND RITUALS OF GNAWA MUSIC, AND MADE A BIG SPLASH IN NYC, FROM LINCOLN CENTER, TO THE STORIED BACKROOM OF BROOKLYN’S BARBÈS.

    HAILED BY BROOKLYN MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE "5 BANDS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN BROOKLYN'S ARABIC MUSIC SCENE", INNOV GNAWA MAKE GREAT USE OF THIS TRADITIONAL REPERTOIRE, AND ADD THEIR OWN, CONTEMPORARY SPIN WITH ADDITIONAL AFRICAN AND LATIN PERCUSSION. TAKEN AS A WHOLE, THIS EXCITING NEW OUTFIT WORKS HARD TO FUSE A CENTURIES OLD NORTH AFRICAN TRADITION WITH THE PULSE AND ATTITUDE OF NEW YORK CITY NOW.


    Thu
    31
    May
    2018

    Brent Arnold / Jean Rohe May 31

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     

    A sure-footed young singer-songwriter,” in the words of The New York Times, Jean Rohe writes one-of-a-kind narrative songs, concerned as much with the internal world as with the external. She is perhaps best known for her aspirational alternative national anthem, National Anthem: Arise! Arise!, which has now been performed by artists across the country and was published last year in the second edition of the popular songbook Rise Up Singing. Equally at home as a solo performer and bandleader/arranger, her award-winning 2013 release Jean Rohe & The End of the World Show found her at the helm of a 7-piece+ ensemble.  Her upcoming record as a bandleader, Sisterly, is a collection of songs about communication and missed connections, and tackles topics from love, lust, and longing to prisons, police violence, migration, and home. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

    VIDEOS:

    National Anthem: Arise! Arise!

    Long Lost You (solo, live in Ljubljana)

    Sisterly (full band, live in NYC)

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    Preorder Jean's new record, Sisterly, at PledgeMusic.
    Robinson & Rohe
    "We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and
    prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to
    include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our
    own." --César Chávez

     


    Fri
    01
    Jun
    2018

    Briggan Krauss's The Need and Sarah Manning Jun 1

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      
     
    The Need
     
    Briggan Krauss - alto saxophone and electric guitar
    Wayne Horvitz - piano and electronics
    Tony Scherr - electric bass
    Shahzad Ismaily - drums and percussion
     
    "I heard many phenomenal artists during the Texaco New York Jazz Festival in June ('98).  However, no group amazed me as much as Briggan Krauss's group ."  
    -Parry Gettelman,  The Orlando Sentinel
    "Briggan Krauss is the kid who brings in the electronics kit, the kind of toy they made in the '70s that makes mechanical beeps and squawks, except he makes these noises on an alto saxophone, not an erector set."
    -John Janowiak,  Downbeat.  Dec. 1998
     
    Sarah Manning - alto saxophone
    Allison Miller - drums
    Simon Jermyn - electric bass
     
     
    Sarah Manning is a saxophonist and composer. She fights for creative sustainability by building empathy between artist and fan through performing, writing, and speaking. She has released four critically acclaimed albums including her most recent release, Harmonious Creature (Posi-Tone 2014) which received 4 stars in Down Beat Magazine and was chosen as a top ten Jazz album of 2014 by the LA Times. In addition to a Fellowship in Composition from the MacDowell Colony in 2012, she has received grants from the Northampton Arts Council and the Puffin Foundation to support performance residencies that break down the barrier between artist and audience. 
     
    "Manning played her alto saxophone like a blade cutting into viscera." - Josh Jackson for WBGO.org on the 2018 Winter Jazzfest.               www.sarahmanningmusic.com

    Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018

    Jared Samuel Jana Horn // Yotoco June 2

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

        

     

    Jana Horn and Jared Samuel (aka Invisible Familiars) will be sharing their songs and an hour-long time slot before Yotoco this evening, from 8-9pm.

    in honor of the occasion they have done decided to rewrite each other's press biographies.

     
    Jared, according to Jana: You may like Invisible Familiars if you take boats anywhere. Where say, in the midst of your company, conversation breaks, and you notice something has been playing all along, a melody as open and ancient as the water itself, and taking no money. You wonder where it's been. And then a girl walks up to you from below the deck and says "How did you sleep?" And you say that you were up on the hour all night, because you slept beside her dog. She asks if you've ever seen such a beautiful dog and you say, "only intermittently, last night." You have to follow her, she says. "You have to listen to this song." She puts the needle to it and to your surprise, although you don't think you've ever heard it, you're singing along. You know all the words. She smiles because she knows. These are the songs of Invisible Familiars. Think Harry Nilsson, a little Sinatra, but with it's own groove. 

     

     
    Jana, according to Jared: 
    if genres are your thing then one could call Jana Horn “stripped-down pop” and if comparisons make you feel less afraid about the mysteries of life i would recommend her music to fans of Sybille Baier, Cowboy Junkies, and Slade. the latter, mainly because Slade fans are usually open and lively people.
    to further expand at my own peril: if Jana Horn’s music was a fully formed person it might be a Chanel-employed contract-model who has read a lot and has been thru perhaps a lengthy “awkward phase” before eventually becoming so aesthetically pleasing to the casual observer. and by this clumsy metaphor i mean that the songs are lean, intelligent but not pretentious, and even more full of character than even the elegant, at-times-almost-avian exterior would seem to suggest. 

     

    "Yotoco’s music defies categorization.  It isn’t salsa, son, cumbia, merengue or psychedelic rock; it isn’t rumba, funk, bomba or plena. It draws from all of those traditions, transcends them, and creates something unique, trippy, and danceable. Yotoco’s music may be hard to classify- but it is very easy to party to."

     


    Thu
    07
    Jun
    2018

    Maraliz Campos fundraiser (see below) / April Centrone CD Release

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    April Centrone and Maraliz Campos host the evening of Thursday June 7 at the Owl Music Parlor, celebrating the release of Centrone's debut album New Moon.

    Featuring:
    April Centrone oud, buzuq, percussion and drums
    Maraliz Campos percussion, loops and bowls
    Mariel Berger piano
    And many special guests

    730pm doors

    8pm- Maraliz Campos and friends 

    9:15pm- April Centrone: New Moon CD release

    $20 suggested donation

    50% of ticket sales fund a music therapy program for refugee youth in Lebanon this August 2018. 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/147093889477668/?ti=cl

    Photo by Eric Sager @ericsagerphotography


    Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018

    101 Crustaceans / Dustin Carlson's Air Ceremony June 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Composer Ed Pastorini, who leads the band 101 Crustaceans, is a New York singer/pianist with an unusual, sometimes circular, approach to the song form. His eerie ballads and more aggressive works walk the line between popular song, art song, jazz, and improvisation. He tells of being classically-trained, but he was turned to the pop side by Credence Clearwater Revival, Traffic, The Beatles and some of the Motown hits. Pastorini also draws on twisted 1950's jazz harmonies to write piano-based songs that sound like he once sang along with saxophone solos. 

    https://www.newsounds.org/story/4106-pianist-and-composer-ed-pastorini-studio/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dK6dARTqhI

     

    http://dustincarlson.bandcamp.com/album/shakes-the-noise-of-wings


    Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

    Her Crooked Heart with Humbird June 9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
    HER CROOKED HEART is the new music of Rachel Ries – multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, rock & roll choir director, sideman, singer. Her Crooked Heart’s debut EP, To Gentlemen, and forthcoming album, To Love To Leave To Live, feature members of Bon Iver, Shane Leonard and string arrangements by the inimitable Rob Moose.

    Along with numerous and diverse collaborators through the years (including Hadestown mastermind Anaïs Mitchell), Rachel has proven herself ever-curious to expand her sound, her scope, and sail on past the confines of ‘singer-songwriter.’ After all, sometimes what the heart wants is poetry and a syncopated horn line; a string section and a bass synth – all leaving exultation and devastation in their wake.

    Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches between experimental folk and environmental Americana to embrace the unexpected. This music invites a refreshing dissonance into the house, it leaves breadcrumbs along the path and reflects light back at the stars.

    But one thing has remained true since RR’s first homespun release: her sly and compassionate voice, excavating the depths of an all-too-human heart, armed with levity and a pen. It’s the messy humanity that’s of interest here. The trying and failing; the loving and losing and loving again. The choosing to be brave even when you’re shaking in your tattered boots. So please, make welcome: Her Crooked Heart. She’s been here all along.


    Sun
    10
    Jun
    2018

    Open Ground Curtis - Or Baraket / Curtis, Garabedian & Sperrazza June 10

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Open Ground Presents:

    8pm
    Or Baraket Quartet
    Joel Ross - vibraphone
    Eden Ladin - piano
    Or Baraket - bass
    Kush Abadey - drums

    9pm
    Curtis - Garabedian - Sperrazza
    Caleb Wheeler Curtis - alto saxophone
    Noah Garabedian - bass
    Vinnie Sperrazza - drums

    Sent from my iPhone


    Thu
    14
    Jun
    2018

    William Tatge June 14

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
    William Tatge is a pianist, composer and improviser. Born in Umbria, Italy, of American parents, he lived in Todi and Florence until moving to New York City in 2008. Tatge is active in jazz, classical, new and improvised music. He has performed widely throughout Europe, South America, Japan, Canada and the U.S. in solo piano concerts, leading his groups or as a sideman. He has released three records to his name and collaborated on two multimedia works with artist Christine Meisner which have been shown in major art institutions throughout the world. http://www.williamtatge.com/

    Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018

    Seyyah w Special Guests June 15

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018

    Rachel Housle, Julian Cubillos and Sean Cronin's Very Good June 21

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Fri
    22
    Jun
    2018

    Trouble Trouble / Lau Noa / Anthony Da Costa June 22

    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 to use Art
    as a shelter where the colors of the dark and the light naturally reconcile.

     

    Anthony da Costa’s songs don’t extend metaphors or spin yarns. They shoot straight. The singer-songwriter and guitarist speaks plainly, from the heart and the gut.

    With his latest work, including his recent solo album DA COSTA, he adds the musical force of some of American folk and roots’ seminal cities to his forthright style. “In the past few years, since I moved from New York to Austin and then to Nashville, I’ve found my voice as a songwriter,” muses da Costa. “I’ve honed my band, made strong musical friendships. I felt like I started over and found what I needed to say.” You can hear it clearly in his songs, whether they are steeped in rock-country grit or frank folk.

    A seasoned sideperson, he’s toured extensively with Grammy-winning performers (Joy Williams of The Civil Wars, Sarah Jarosz) and Americana darlings (Aoife O’Donovan). He’s shared the stage with everyone from Judy Collins to Kenny Loggins, played major festivals and late-night shows (CONAN), and written songs with hitmakers (Steve Poltz).


    Thu
    28
    Jun
    2018

    Damon I Smith, Allegra Krieger and Immanuel Wilkins June 28

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

       

    https://www.damonisaacsmith.com/

     

    Immanuel Wilkins is an American Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, and Band Leader. While growing up in the Philadelphia area, he played in his church and programs dedicated to teaching jazz music such as the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts. Immanuel has had the opportunity to play in Japan, Europe, South America, The United Arab Emirates, and the United States, working and/or recording with Jason Moran, the Count Basie Orchestra, Delfeayo Marsalis, Aaron Parks, Gerald Clayton, Gretchen Parlato, Lalah Hathaway, Solange Knowles, Bob Dylan, and Wynton Marsalis. He currently attends The Juilliard School where he studied with saxophonists Bruce Williams and the late Joe Temperley. By being emerged in the scene at a young age around various masters, he continues to pursue his goals of being a force in music and society today. His mission is to create a sound that has a profound spiritual and emotional impact and to become a great leader in the lineage of jazz musicians throughout history. Through studying the human pathos of the music and the culture of jazz, he aspires to bring people together through the commonality of love and belief in this music.

    w/ Micah Thomas on Piano, Daryl Johns on Bass and Kweku Sumbry on Drums, Alyssa McDoom on Vocals 


    Fri
    29
    Jun
    2018

    Alexis Hightower June 29

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alexis-hightower-live-at-the-owl-music-parlor-tickets-46074019633

     

    R&B singer/songwriter Alexis Hightower brings her band to The Owl Music Parlor for an evening of live music at Brooklyn's most exciting new venue. Described as "creative and imaginative" by Ebony.com, Alexis will play a set of original material with her four-piece band in this fresh and intimate setting. The line-up include Richie Goods (Chris Botti, Jean Baylor Project) on bass and Gintas Janusonis (Matt Garrison, Ghostface Killah) on drums.


    Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018

    Are Skwaird June 30

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Rebecca Tilles and Rachel Swaner are Are Skwaird, a duo that reimagines old folk tunes and outsider classics through sweet harmonies, curious instrumentation, and an appropriate mix of wistfulness, humor, and charm. https://areskwaird.bandcamp.com/


    Thu
    05
    Jul
    2018

    Emma Frank / Jim Black Jul 5

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Fri
    06
    Jul
    2018

    Eva Salina and Peter Stan // Olivia Hally's Fully Human Jul 6

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Thu
    12
    Jul
    2018

    Ana Egge & Taylor Ashton Jul 12

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Ana Egge was born in Estevan, SK Canada and grew up in North Dakota and New Mexico. She began her music career in Austin, TX at the age of 20 releasing her first album 'River Under The Road' in 1997, recorded with the legendary western swing band, Asleep At The Wheel. Over the following years and 8 albums she worked with producers Martin Terefe, Jason Mercer, Joel Plaskett, Steve Earle and Stewart Lerman.   "White Tiger", Ana Egge’s tenth album, has nine originals and one cover (John Hartford), and so amply displays her singularly articulate and affecting honesty and sensitivity as to once again deserve USA Today’s accolade, "[Ana] can write and sing rings around" her contemporaries. The CD features wind, string, and vocal arrangements by multi-instrumentalist/producer Alec Spiegelman (Cuddle Magic) and guest appearances by Anais Mitchell, Billy Strings, Alex Hargreaves, and Buck Meek (Big Thief). Like the tiger in the title song, Egge, herself, is near-miraculous, rare but real, and, as Lucinda Williams once told some friends, “Listen to her lyrics. Ana is the folk Nina Simone."


     

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