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    Fri
    24
    Nov
    2017

    HANKSGIVING Nov 24

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation


    Sat
    25
    Nov
    2017

    Relatives Fall Residency: Last Saturdays with Vuyo Sotashe and Sara Lucas Nov 25

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Relatives - Ian Davis and Katie Vogel - met upon arrival to New York City in 2007 and have been singing and writing together since. Over the years, we have been paring down and turning inwards, exploring what can be done with less. This fall marks our ten year anniversary as a band and the release of our second full-length record, Weighed Down Fortune (November 7, 2017). In celebration we will be curating a series of four shows where we will perform duo alongside featured musicians/poets/performers at the Owl Music Parlor on last Saturdays this fall. 

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    Sun
    26
    Nov
    2017

    Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna / Kinan Azmeh

    8pm doors, $10.00 suggested donation

    http://danalynkylesanna.com/

     

     

    Hailed as “ground-breaking” by noted folklorist and NEA Award-recipient Mick Moloney and “bursting with creativity” by renowned fiddler Kevin Burke, Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna connect the dots between their experience as composers and improvisers in New York City’s rich musical community and their deep admiration for traditional Irish music. The duo has collaborated with some of the greatest living interpreters of Irish music, including Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Cillian Vallely, Kevin Burke, and Susan McKeown. Lyn and Sanna have brought their inventive arrangements and nuanced interpretations of traditional music to clubs, festival stages and concert halls throughout the US and Canada. They have taught workshops at the Old Songs Festival, the Catskills Irish Arts Festival, the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Wellesley College, the University of Eastern Carolina, The University of Oregon, West Virginia’s Augusta Heritage Center, and were 2015 and 2016 residents at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen, NH. Their second album, “The Great Arc”, is inspired by and concerned with extinct and endangered animal species. The Irish Echo called it "a deep musical work full of lavish, evocative textures" and Grammy-winning singer Susan McKeown called it "sublime".

     

    KINAN AZMEH

    Hailed as a “Virtuoso” and "Intensely Soulful" by the New York Times and "Spellbinding" by the New Yorker, and "Incredibly Rich Sound" by the CBC. His utterly distinctive sound across different musical genres has gained him international recognition as clarinetist and composer. Kinan was recently named composer-in-residence with Classical Movements for the 2017-2018 season.

    With this New York ensemble, Azmeh strives to reach a balance between classical music, jazz, and the music of his homeland, Syria. Azmeh's expressive clarinet meets Kyle Sanna’s rustic guitar, soaring at times over the dynamic and volatile backdrop of John Hadfield’s percussion and Josh Myers’ double bass. Each band member has come from varied backgrounds to add their personal flair to this ensemble, resulting in a thoroughly exciting and rewarding listening experience.
    Their recent album "Elastic City" has toured the US,Canada, France, England, Germany, Holland, Egypt, Lebanon,and Turkey.

     


    Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017

    Hands Free / Frikativ Quartet Nov 30

    7:30

     

    Frikativ Quartet: Sarah Bernstein, Scott Tixier, Mat Maneri, Tomeka Reid

    The Frikativ Quartet presents compositions by Sarah Bernstein for improvising string quartet. Four inventive and soloistic musicians create a sound that taps the orchestral power of string ensembles and the agility of the jazz quartet. With Scott Tixier, violin, Sarah Bernstein, violin, Mat Maneri, viola, Tomeka Reid, cello.

     

    New York based acoustic quartet The Hands Free inhabits a borderless region somewhere between folk song and free improvisation. Comprised of James Moore (guitar/banjo), Caroline Shaw (violin), Nathan Koci (accordion), and Eleonore Oppenheim (bass), all established performers and composers in their own right, The Hands Free brings together a unique and joyful combination of creative voices.


    Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017

    Dia Luna / Töth / Jofridur Dec 1

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    DIA LUNA is a Bohemian Brujita who plays with the alchemy of music and memory. 
     
    With simple song structures and a velveteen voice, DIA LUNA explores the sexy mess of being alive. Drawing on inspirations like Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, and James Blake, her elegant songs oscillate between lush vocal loops, piano, and electronic flourishes. She describes emotional landscapes through sound the way Anais Nin describes them in writing.The result is poetic and powerful pop music that cuts straight to the core of feeling. 
     
    She lives in a Brooklyn apartment full of altars and trinkets, and she's awaiting her newest adventure.
     
     
     
     
    Tōth is a new project of brooklyn songwriter Alex Toth.  He sings in a style reminiscent of Arthur Russell and plays trumpet and guitar. 
     
    JFDR, the latest project from Iceland's Jófríður Ákadóttir (Samaris, Pascal Pinon, Gangly), is a blend of cyclical guitar parts, soft minimal soundscapes, and poetic wonderings of a journey that ends where it began. Drawing from classical, folk, and electronic backgrounds, JFDR amalgamates the sounds of changing seasons, her voice a current that moves from rough seas to smooth waters. But perhaps JFDR shines the most in her capacity as a wordsmith, employing rich imagery to evoke the subtle emotions embedded in each song. Her first full length album, co-produced with legendary multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, was released March 17th 2017.

    Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017

    Dida Pelled Dec 2


    Thu
    07
    Dec
    2017

    Ben Goldberg Dec 7

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation


    Fri
    08
    Dec
    2017

    Christ Van Voorst / Kim Anderson Dec 8

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation


    Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017

    .michael.XL // Jessica Lurie Dec 9

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    .michael.XL is a Quartet 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. We have Michael on the guitar, Michael on the sax/clarinet, Michael (Sam Decker) on tenor sax, and Michael (Jason Burger) on drums.

     

    dotmichaeldot.bandcamp.com

     

     

     


    Thu
    14
    Dec
    2017

    Folk Fights Back for Racial Justice Dec 14

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     
     
    Folk Fights Back is a musician led organization that seeks to raise awareness for critical issues in today’s political climate and fund organizations actively fighting for social and political change through fundraiser concerts.

    Fri
    15
    Dec
    2017

    Levon Henry and Friends Dec 15

    7:30 doors $10.00 Cover

     


    Sat
    16
    Dec
    2017

    Allegra Krieger, Sam Reider and Rookin Band

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation


    Thu
    21
    Dec
    2017

    Harris Eisenstadt's Poschiavo 50

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    Poschiavo 50
     
    7-8 premieres, third Thursdays at the Owl Music Parlor, from a book of fifty short compositions for small ensembles, written during an August 2017 residency in Poschiavo, CH
     
    Sara Schoenbeck - bassoon
    Harris Eisenstadt- drums, compositions
     

    Fri
    22
    Dec
    2017

    The Balladeers Dec 22

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     

    The Balladeers is a newly formed group of longtime musical friends. Their music is an original take on 20s-30s era jazz as well as lesser known styles of music from the beginning of the 20th century. Featuring:
    Jared Engel - upright bass
    Aaron Jonah Lewis - violin
    Dennis Lichtman - clarinet
    Dalton Ridenhour - piano
    Jake Sanders - guitar

     

     


    Sun
    07
    Jan
    2018

    Rachelle Garniez // Serena Jost Jan 7

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    Serena Jost writes and performs songs that are at turns seductive, edgy, affecting, and otherworldly.  A dynamic singer and cellist with a hauntingly beautiful voice, she is a unique performer whose music evokes vivid emotional landscapes. Her album, A Bird Will Sing, was produced by Anton Fier, and her forthcoming solo cello and voice album, Up To The Sky, will be released in April 2018. Tonight she is joined by her band, Julian Maile (guitar), Rob Jost (bass) and Robert DiPietro (drums).

     

    Native New Yorker, genre-fluid multi-instrumentalist, performer and songwriter Rachelle Garniez is known as a "master of surprise" Entertainment Weekly and a "certified free spirit" The New Yorker.  At once optimistic and dark, accompanied by bassist Derek Nievergelt and violist Karen Waltuch,her tragicomic story-songs intermix with sonic and lyric improvisation creating a world of sweet wreckage.

     

    Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018

    Rupe Shearns * To A Deer Outside Ithaca* release show Jan 13

    7:30 doors $15.00 adv/$18.00 at door

    https://venuepilot.co/events/15552/orders/new

     
    A decade after releasing his first album with Earl Greyhound, singer and guitar player Matt Whyte, now known as Rupe Shearns, released his first collection of original music on 10/20/17. The album was 4 years in the making and prominently features members of Grizzly Bear and Inara George from The Bird and The Bee. A distinct departure from Earl Greyhound’s pared down and aggressive brand of rock, Rupe Shearns’ music is decidedly more layered and varied from song to song; at its most gentle paying subtle tribute to Pink Floyd’s “Meddle”, and at its loudest, drawing more overtly from Joe Jackson’s “Stepping Out”.

    In the intervening years between Earl Greyhound and Rupe Shearns, Matt has been working as a composer and producer out of Greenpoint, Brooklyn and touring as multi instrumentalist and singer with Joan as Policewoman. In addition, Matt performs samba and Bossa Nova music in Portuguese every other week in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
     
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    Thu
    18
    Jan
    2018

    Harris Eisenstadt's Poschiavo 50 Jan 18

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    Poschiavo 50
     
    7-8 premieres, third Thursdays at the Owl Music Parlor, from a book of fifty short compositions for small ensembles, written during an August 2017 residency in Poschiavo, CH
     
    Patricia Brennan - vibraphone
    Sylvie Courvoisier - piano
    Harris Eisenstadt- drums, compositions
     

     

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