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    Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017

    Adam Schneidt / Jeremy Udden Oct 19

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    Adam Schneit Band
    Adam Schneit - tenor saxophone, clarinet, songs
    Sean Moran - guitar
    Eivind Opsvik - bass
    Kenny Wollesen - drums
     
    The Adam Schneit Band combines the freewheeling, improvisational spirit of jazz with the visceral energy and melodic directness of rock and folk music. The band released its first album, “Light Shines In,” on Fresh Sound records in December 2016. 

    “…like songs without a singer…seeking emotional communication, giving space to lyrical ideas.” --Downbeat
     
     
    Jeremy Udden's Plainville
    Jeremy Udden - alto saxophone, songs
    Steve Cardenas - guitar
    Eivind Opsvik - bass
    Kenny Wollesen - drums

    "A richly engrossing project from the Brooklyn-by-way-of Boston saxophonist that finds new ground between jazz, instrumental rock and folk...jazz fans should be taken with this caliber of invention."
    (LA Times)
     
    "Melodic, ruminative, nostalgic and fresh at the same time."
    (SEATTLE TIMES)
     
    "Jazz for Wilco fans-a rural vibe that has a dash of a New England starkness to it, even when the aggression takes over."
    (VILLAGE VOICE)
     

    Fri
    20
    Oct
    2017

    Lucinda Hearn/ b o t /CLEBS Oct 20

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    b o t  is a brooklyn-based musical collective created in early 2016. in all of its various permutations, b o t  is led by an unnamed, enigmatic character of ambiguous gender who appears to be perpetually apprehensive and cynical. being heavily influenced by the contemporary gospel of the late nineties and oughts.

     


    Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017

    Erik Sanko Oct 21

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    https://venuepilot.co/events/15140

     

    Erik Sanko 

    "..could be Paul McCartney's depressive twin, with a similar reedily sincere voice and ear for tunes"
    Jon Pareles, New York Times

     


    Sun
    22
    Oct
    2017

    Open Ground: Greg Belisle-Chi Quartet // Ben Monder solo Oct 22

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
    A musician in the New York City area for over 30 years, Ben Monder has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, George Garzone, Paul Motian, Guillermo Klein, Maria Schneider, and Marshall Crenshaw. He also contributed guitar parts to the last David Bowie album, “Blackstar”. Ben conducts clinics and workshops around the world, and has served on the faculties of the New England Conservatory, NYU and the New School. He was the recipient of a Doris Duke Impact Award in 2014, and a Shifting Foundation grant in 2013.  Ben continues to perform original music internationally in solo and trio settings, and in a long standing duo project with vocalist Theo Bleckmann. He has appeared on over 200 CDs as a sideman, and has released 6 as a leader: Amorphae (ECM, 2015), Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013), Oceana(Sunnyside, 2005), Excavation (Arabesque, 2000), Dust (Arabesque, 1997), and Flux (Songlines,1995).​​
     
     
     
    Gregg Belisle-Chi is a guitarist and composer in Brooklyn, NY. 
    The Book of Hours is a through-composed piece based on the five movements of the Mass Ordinary, inspired by the history, text, and musical settings throughout western music history. Originally composed for a nine piece chamber ensemble, the piece was re-orchestrated for four improvisers, Belisle-Chi on guitar, Matt Aronoff on bass, Dov Manski on keys, and Michael W. Davis on drums. 

    Thu
    26
    Oct
    2017

    Innov Gnawa - Oct 26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

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    Thu
    26
    Oct
    2017

    DPCD // Innov Gnawa

     

    DPCD is the work of Chicago singer-songwriter Alec Watson. The music is warm, repetitive meditations on daily ritual, memory, family history, and grey areas of belief and doubt. DPCD is on tour in support of their first full length record "Good Visions."

     

    Innov Gnawa


    Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017

    Ryan Power w Tredici Baci and Matt Mitchell Oct 27

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Over the last 1.5 decades, Vermont to Brooklyn based songwriter/producer Ryan Power has tirelessly embarked on the quest to write the definitive song-based music, full of accuracy, refinement, deliberation, and perfectly-placed shifting harmonic puzzles.  This show will be in celebration of his new NNA release: They Sell Doomsday.  Ryan will perform two sets:  one with Matt Mitchell, one with Tredici Bacci.  Ryan is looking forward to this.


    Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017

    Relatives Fall Residency: Last Saturdays at the Owl Oct 28

    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. 

     


    Sun
    29
    Oct
    2017

    Are Skwaird and Jeffrey Lewis

    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.


    Fri
    03
    Nov
    2017

    Norma // Stratus Quartet, Du.0, Theo Walentiny Nov 3

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    "Norma was born in 1990 in the south of France, from a harmonica-playing Springsteen-worshiping father and a Beatlemaniac mother. Never picking a side, she refined her growing taste by watching MTV for hours after school, falling in love with Fiona Apple and RnB divas. 

    Following her 2016 debut EP «Badlands», a fierce introduction to her songwriting, Norma is currently recording her debut album, to be released early 2018. 
    On stage, Norma appears under her dark curly mane, shifting gracefully from her faithful Firebird to the piano: each song comes unexpected, led by her heady melodies and heartfelt vocals. "

     


    Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017

    Cassidy Andrews & Very Special Guest

    7:30 doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

     

    Cassidy Andrews released her debut EP "Through the Dark" in October 2016. Intricate production based on acoustic guitar create texture and dimnesionality that take the listener through a haunting dream. Songs with lyrics such as "Love is only as love does" reveal the honest writing you can expect from Andrews. She can be found sipping whiskey, strumming her electric guitar or picking her acoustic, or even sitting at the piano in all the most intimate New York City venues. Her witty banter onstage draws in the audience with the same authenticity found in her music. Expected to new release new single "What Was Wrong" November 2017.

     

     
    Cassidy will be joined November 4th by a special guest for a night of music at Brooklyn's own Owl Music Parlor, someone who's became a "household name" for those paying attention to the NYC music scene. Details to come.

    Wed
    08
    Nov
    2017

    Jenifer Jackson Nov 8

    7:00 $10.00 suggested donation

     

    "Her strong melodies, subtle arrangements and pure vocal approach
    render her recordings almost instantly classic."
    Time Out! New York

    "A definitive record for our time ...
    Jackson has made a career out of pushing the envelope."
    NY Music Daily

    "I want to live in the world where she's a big star."
    Puremusic

    Jenifer Jackson is an American songwriter, singer and guitarist known for crafting intimate, understated pop songs. Critically-acclaimed releases include Slowly Bright, The Outskirts Of A Giant Town, Birds, and her most recent effort, Texas Sunrise.

    Her songs have appeared on television and film soundtracks and been covered by a wide variety of artists, including country artist Laura Cantrell, lounge-pop band Swandive and alternative rock icon Chris Brokaw.


    Wed
    08
    Nov
    2017

    Howe Gelb Nov 8

    8:30pm $15.00

    https://venuepilot.co/events/15141/orders/new

    Howe Gelb’s Future Standards
    Began in Amsterdam
    ended in New York City
    and in between,
    was all Tucson
    These are ‘Future Standards’ by The Howe Gelb Piano Trio, taking an outsider view of early
    gospel and rhythm and blues both part of the American musical socialization that he touched on
    with 2006’s ‘Sno Angel’. Now he’s on a jazz-tinged trip, bending the genre, taking it back to his
    shack, giving an innovative fine tune in the lean-to garage.
    Don’t forget, Gelb is a man who’s done acoustic sets where he sings into the pick up of his
    guitar, he’s rocked out with Giant Sand, re-shaped alt-country and has a back catalogue that’s
    nothing short of “im-press-ive”. He knows a melody when he plays it.
    Now, he’s searching for a way to re-imagine an important genre in the history of song

    construction and, as ever he’s throwing a spanner in the works, making up words “un-em-
    barkable” and coming off like Mose Allison on downers, touching on Brubeck’s hand patterns,

    holding court as a Django-like strummer – Naim Amor – drifts by on an abandoned caboose
    almost just out of earshot.
    In places on ‘Future Standards’, Gelb duets with the equally laconic Lonna Kelley, it’s Parton and
    Porter (Wagoner) at the last chance saloon, all done up in stuffed shirts, uneasy but perfectly
    alluring. Gelb’s piano sinks to a pedal-depressed ambience as his cavalier vocal boasts of new
    love and faded times, all in the best tradition of the American Songbook that he’s pretty damn
    cleverly adding a new volume to.
    T'was something less than coincidental that in the same burg Chet Baker ended it, these
    sessions began. There in Amsterdam with JB Meijers at the helm, co-producing the first tracks
    written for what was about to become a standard practice, assembling a brilliant rhythm section
    as well as offering his own signature guitar, JB aptly provided Howe the gumption to spring
    board into such uncharted waters with actual charts.
    In the end, and only fitting, New York City, concluded these sessions via a visit with Tucsonian
    drummer, and Village Vanguard bartender, Arthur Vint.. just spittin' distance from the original
    ripple effect of a cherished Thelonious Sphere Monk.
    "This is an attempt at writing a batch of tunes that could last through the ages with the relative
    structure of what has become known as "standards". The likes of Cole Porter and Hoagy
    Carmichael done up by Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday," suggests Howe. "Julie London had a lot to
    do with it."
    These moments of melody framed in rhythm and rhyme along the pathway reproducing the
    species, if only to remind us, to validate, to assure; We never choose to fall in love... It's always
    love that chooses us.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ0S-AzLp7k
    Video and link for streaming “Terribly So” a single from Howe’s new release "Future Standards” (Fire Records)
    http://www.firerecords.com/howe-gelb-reveals-video-for-terribly-so/
    https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/howe-gelb-terribly-so