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  • Thu
    30
    Dec
    2021
    Sat
    01
    Jan
    2022

    closed for further hols

  • Thu
    06
    Jan
    2022

    Canceled: James Carney quartet / Noah Garabedian Jan 6

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    Sorry everyone – we’ll try to bring this programming back to you as soon as possible!

     

     

    with Ravi Coltrane, Allan Mednard and Kim Cass

  • Fri
    07
    Jan
    2022

    CANCELED: Sharq Attack // Simone Baron & Arco Belo Jan 7

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    Brian Prunka w Marandi Hostetter & John Murchison

    Sorry everyone – we’ll try to bring this programming back to you as soon as possible!

     

    Oudist Brian Prunka w Marandi Hostetter (violin), John Murchison (qanun) percussionist Philip Mayer and Arthur Kell (bass)

  • Sat
    08
    Jan
    2022

    CANCELED Havaquinho/ Mike Lavalle's Forro Party Jan 8

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    Sorry everyone – we’ll try to bring this programming back to you as soon as possible!

  • Sun
    09
    Jan
    2022

    CANCELED Ben Goldberg // Zosha Warpeha Jan 9

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    Sorry everyone – we’ll try to bring this programming back to you as soon as possible!

     

     

    with Michael Coleman and Hamir Atwal

    “Possibility of disappearing re-appearance with or without Bahamian Sea Chanteys. Michael Coleman, Ben Goldberg, Hamir Atwal are INVISIBLE GUY. Might include Invisible Guests.”

  • Thu
    13
    Jan
    2022

    Canceled: Issac Gillespie / Kyle Morgan Jan 13

    7:30 Door 8pm Show
      
     
    “Ransom The Captive Heart” Single Release Concert – January 13th, 2022
     
    Queens-based singer-songwriter Kyle Morgan grew up in central Pennsylvania, where he spent countless Sunday mornings amidst the broken strains and coffee breath of his church congregation.  His first album, Starcrossed Losers, became the alias under which he would release two more, each featuring his distinctive conglomeration of Americana styles, from stripped-down acoustic ballads and love-lorn parlor laments to roaring alt-country and throwback 60’s rock’n’roll.  Kyle returns to The Owl Music Parlor celebrating the release of “Ransom The Captive Heart”, the second single from a forthcoming LP, “Younger at Most Everything,” out on Team Love Records February 25th, 2022.
     
  • Fri
    14
    Jan
    2022

    Canceled: Mike McGinnis / Steph Richards Jan 14

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    Sorry everyone – will try to bring this programming back to you ASAP!

     

     

    Mike McGiniss will appear in trio format with bassist Lonnie Plaxico and Vinnie Sperrazza, drums

    Steph Richards is no stranger to challenging listeners’ expectations, but the trumpeter, composer and bandleader is pushing in a still more unusual direction with her new project Supersense. Touring with a group of brilliantly creative improvisers—Joshua White (piano), Stomu Takeishi (bass) and Max Jaffe (drums and electronics) —Richards taps acclaimed multimedia artist Sean Raspet to create singular, abstract scents embedded into concert programs using scent to prompt musicians and the audience in a way that avoids language and representation completely.

  • Sat
    15
    Jan
    2022

    Canceled: Tangled Up In Blue w Ian Davis

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    Tangled Up In Blue is our house-made music and conversation series, focusing on one artist’s work and thoughts.  Our guest is Ian McClellan Davis, composer, songwriter and co-leader of Relatives.  

    With host 0ren 0’Blivion

  • Thu
    24
    Feb
    2022

    Canceled: Anna Webber's Simple Trio & Yuma Uesaka Feb 24

    7:30 Door 8pm Show
    Please note this concert is canceled and will have to be rescheduled for later in the season.  Our regrets.
    Watch this space for the new date.
     
     
       
    Yuma Uesaka (b. 1991) is a reedist, improviser, and composer known for his work in modern creative jazz, avant-garde, and new classical music. 
    This performance at The Owl will mark the debut of his acoustic solo set on the Bb and contrabass clarinets, which was mainly conceived and developed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    New York-based composer, saxophonist, and flutist Anna Webber, called “one of the most exciting new arrivals on the New York avant-garde jazz scene” by Peter Margasak in the Chicago Reader, has been working with her Simple Trio since 2013. The trio features bandmates John Hollenbeck on drums and Matt Mitchell on piano. The music of the Simple Trio highlights what The New York Times called the “range of the group members: fulminous, intense collective improvisation” in songs that feel like living things and lead the audience in different directions on each listen. Their third album, Idiom, was released to significant critical acclaim in 2021, following on the heels of two albums on Skirl Records: Binary (2016) and SIMPLE (2014).

     
  • Fri
    25
    Feb
    2022

    Rbke / Adeline Hotel Feb 25

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

     

    RBKE is the moniker of harpist and singer-songwriter Rebecca El-Saleh. RBKE released their first EP in 2008 with Lymbyc Systym’s Mike Bell and then made their way out to the west coast. They released their second EP in 2012, recorded at Tiny Telephone and produced by John Vanderslice. After a spell in Toronto studying with Judy Loman, and a moment in southern california, RBKE moved to New York and released their most recent EP “Break Through Arrive Here” produced by Zubin Hensler. Their debut full length album, also produced by Zubin Hensler, will be released in late 2022 or early 2023. Their music draws from their classical background, as well as their folk and electronic interests. RBKE has recently transitioned to an electric harp to explore textures beyond what the harp can organically offer.

    http://www.rbke.bandcamp.com

    The Cherries Are Speaking is the sixth album by Dan Knishkowy’s Adeline Hotel, and second of 2021. Eschewing the intricate guitar work of Good Timing in favor of breezy piano lines inspired by Ethiopian jazz, Cherries is a series of miniature baroque pop songs and, quietly, his most ambitious work to date. The playing is often supported by just bass and drums, before pastoral wind and string orchestrations creep in, informed at turns by Judee Sill’s neo-classicism and the mystic woodwinds of ‘80s Van Morrison. The Cherries Are Speaking’s recapitulations of and daring shifts away from Knishkowy’s previous work feed into its musical and thematic depth, which speaks far beyond the real-world context of its writing. The album is a bold but unforced gesture from an artist whose creative lifeblood is the sense of constantly pushing forward, creating new links in a daisy chain of a discography which seems to compound upon itself in significance with each new entry.

  • Sat
    26
    Feb
    2022

    Kyle Morgan record release w Tica Douglas & Issac Gillespie Feb 26

    7:30 Door 8pm Show
           
     
    “Ransom The Captive Heart” Single Release Concert. **
     
    Emerging from the antifolk scene of the late 2000’s, Isaac Gillespie is a NY-based songwriter, performer and man-about-town. Blending folk-song storytelling with the energy of punk and the elasticity of gospel, the Gillespie-fronted The Due Diligence was a mainstay of 2010’s Brooklyn DIY. All the while, Gillespie continued to write and perform (and in 2019 release) the more delicate songs of his acoustic beginnings. Over the years he’s had the honor to write and record with everyone from Shakey Graves to Landlady’s Adam Schatz as well as members of BLEACHERS, Phosphorescent, Son Lux and Ava Luna.
     
    Tica Douglas is the musical moniker of TJ, a hospital chaplain and songwriter. Writing songs is an outlet for TJ’s emotions and observations, about themself and the world.  2015’s Joey (Pitchfork, Impose) explored the pains and blessings of being nonbinary; 2017’s Our Ladystar of the Sea, Help and Protect Us (MTV, Bandcamp) narrated TJ’s search for meaning as a non-religious person attending seminary; and 2020’s Lo was an unflinching account of struggles with addiction.

    TJ’s melodic sensibility and storytelling prowess, often sung through personal and relatable vignettes, keeps records with heavy themes feeling supremely listenable.

     
    **. Queens-based singer-songwriter Kyle Morgan grew up in central Pennsylvania, where he spent countless Sunday mornings amidst the broken strains and coffee breath of his church congregation.  His first album,Starcrossed Losers, became the alias under which he would release two more, each featuring his distinctive conglomeration of Americana styles, from stripped-down acoustic ballads and love-lorn parlor laments to roaring alt-country and throwback 60’s rock’n’roll.  Kyle returns to The Owl Music Parlor celebrating the release of “Ransom The Captive Heart”, the second single from a forthcoming LP, “Younger at Most Everything,” out on Team Love Records February 25th, 2022.
     
  • Sun
    27
    Feb
    2022

    Bergamot String Quartet / Sonya Belaya Feb 27

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

     

        

    Bergamot Quartet is an NYC-based ensemble specializing in contemporary music for string quartet; they aim to place this new, genre-bending music in meaningful dialogue with the histories that precede it. Comprised of Ledah Finck, Sarah Thomas, Amy Tan, and Irene Han, the group is currently graduate quartet in residence at the Mannes School of Music. They are delighted to reunite with Sonya Belaya after their collaboration on her residency at Roulette Intermedium, and will also be performing “Arcade” by Charles Peck, “The Answers” by Julie Zhou, “Pasemisí Pasemisá” by Christian Quiñones, and “Metamorphoses nocturnes” by György Ligeti. 

    Sonya Belaya brings a new band (Tomas Fujiwara – drums, Doyeon Kim – gayageum Adam O-Farrill – trumpet) to play music for the present moment – a workshop of songs and material for her upcoming Roulette commission “New Childhood”. After their initial performance got cancelled in March 2020, Belaya is over the moon to be finally convening with these incredible musicians. Some Soviet bard songs will emerge (but we aren’t surprised). 

  • Thu
    03
    Mar
    2022

    Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna / Danny Fox March 3

    7:30 doors, 8pm show

    $10.00 suggested donation. proof of vaccination required

      

     

    Danny Fox is a Brooklyn-based pianist and composer.  Since 2008 he has led the Danny Fox Trio, hailed as “changing the sound and expectation of a jazz piano trio” (WNYC’s New Sounds).  The trio has released the critically acclaimed albums “The One Constant,” “Wide Eyed,” and “The Great Nostalgist. Called a “pianist of diverse accomplishment” (NY Times), Danny is active in a wide variety of settings, co-founding the New Orleans rock and roll group Tubby, playing in the Brooklyn roots and bluegrass scene, as well as performing on Broadway and TV/Film sessions.  He has performed with artists as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Cassandra Wilson, and Emmylou Harris. Most recently, he composed the music for the documentary “Searchers” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Festival.

    Tonight features Fox’s chamber group performing music composed during lockdown amid wailing sirens, background work calls, and the frequent sizzling of fried rice.  Featuring Christina Courtin- violin, Sam Sadigursky- clarinet, Mike LaValle- bass, and Nathan Ellman-Bell- drums.    

    www.dannyfoxmusic.com

  • Fri
    04
    Mar
    2022

    Owls / Grey McMurray 3/4

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

     

    Drawing from a deep well of musical passions and backgrounds, Owls is a quartet collective that defies expectations and labels with original, visceral, and personal performances. Each an artistic force in their own right, violinist Alexi Kenney, violist Ayane Kozasa, cellist Gabriel Cabezas and cellist-composer Paul Wiancko share an uncommonly fierce creative spirit which drives the quartet to challenge the way meaningful concert experiences are conceived. While weaving together new compositions with original arrangements of music ranging from the 1600s to the present, Owls’ distinctive instrumentation allows them access to beautiful and exhilarating new sound worlds—effectively guaranteeing that each performance is uniquely them and without limits.

  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2022

    Sheila Anozier & Rufus Cappadocia/ Ali Dineen March 5

    7:30 doors, 8pm show

    proof of vaccination required

     

      

     

    Ali Dineen with Amy Carrigan & Oren Bloedow
     
    Ali Dineen is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Queens. She performs her original music regularly in New York City and across the so-called United States. Her lyrics are poetic and deeply personal, and highlight the intersections between personal experience, larger histories, and systems of power. Ali has performed at the Museum of Art and Design, the Caramoor American Roots Music Festival, the American Folk Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Folk Festival, and was awarded the Helene Wurlitzer Foundations Residency in Taos, New Mexico. She also works with local puppet troupe extraordinaire The Boxcutter Collective, and is part of a duet with the inimitable Feral Foster. Ali released her third album, Hold On, in 2020, and is currently working on a song cycle about Joan of Arc.
     
    Sheila Anozier with Rufus Cappadocia
     
    singer, dancer, choreographer, and visual artist, sheila anozier is a performer and artistic collaborator whose main focus and inspiration is the rich tradition of haitian art. her studies with master teacher pat hall and folklorist georges vilson, have guided her in integrating the modern with the ancestral traditions of her family and community. the joy that is released through her art has helped her and others express the intersection of cultures that is so important to the immigrant based communities that make up america.  join sheila anozier and rufus cappadocia as they present songs of vodou: lan gran chimen – a repertoire of haitian folk & vodou songs
  • Thu
    10
    Mar
    2022

    Music of Dmitri Shostakovitch: The Curiosity Quartet & Michael Bates' Acrobat March 10

    7:30 Door 8pm Show
     
     
     
    A night featuring two radically different takes on the music of the Russian composer, Dmitri Shostakovich.  
     
    8pm: The Curiosity Quartet, Shostakovich 3rd quartet Celebrating the string quartet as a wide-ranging medium for all types of music, the Curiosity Quartet embraces inclusive and inquisitive approaches to playing. Rooted in joyful collaboration, they explore music spanning all genres and styles; by composers and arrangers both new and past; with curiosity at the center of their performance.
    Gabryel Smith-violin 
    Rachel Hauser-violin
    Emily Bookwalter-viola 
    Ken Hashimoto-cello
     
    10 pm: Michael Bates’ Acrobat, a quintet featuring some of New York’s finest improvisers, reimagines several iconic pieces by one of music’s most mysterious personalities.   Led by bassist/composer Michael Bates, Acrobat features five fearless voices sharing a passionate commitment to creativity and artistic beauty. With literal themes by Shostakovich or themes composed with his spirit, “Acrobat” is full of music that is playful yet dark and swinging.  And while Shostakovich is clearly being channeled, the voices of these five fantastic improvisers will be on full display: Beautiful and vicious, elegant and dissonant, and humor laced with serene sarcasm.
    Marty Ehrlich-clarinet
    Mazz Swift-violin
    Sara Schoenbeck-bassoon
    Michael Bates-bass
    Michael Sarin-drums
     
     
     
     
  • Fri
    11
    Mar
    2022

    Rema Hasumi with Lathan Hardy / Ilusha Tsinadze March 11

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    8pm 
    Rema Hasumi (piano, synthesizers, vocal)
    Lathan Hardy (reeds, synthesizers, vocal)
     
    9pm 
    Ilusha Tsinadze (vocal/guitar) 
    Gocha Tsinadze (guitar)
    Chris Tordini (electric bass)
    Aynsley Powell (drums) 

    Rema Hasumi is a Brooklyn based pianist, vocalist, and improviser. The musicians she’s collaborated with for various recording and performance projects include Randy Peterson, Masa Kamaguchi, Todd Neufeld, Thomas Morgan, Darius Jones, Anais Maviel, Stomu Takeishi, and many more. She continues her pursuit in finding ways to create songs where abstraction and improvisation can coexist. “Those stories sound like tales drifting out of a dream land: untethered to time and place, free-flowing and graceful, strikingly pretty, sometimes spooky, and starkly rendered.” (Dan McClenaghan – All About Jazz)

    Singer and guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze was born in Soviet-era Georgia and emigrated with his family to the U.S. at the age of 8, where his musical upbringing consisted of punk rock, jazz and American folk tunes. Playing traditional Georgian songs in new arrangements on electric guitar and electronics, along with bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Aynsley Powell, Ilusha’s music is a true expression of a contemporary multicultural identity.

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2022

    Rich Saunders and Julia Easterlin Mar 12

     

    When Rich Saunders was a child, he and his family would spend long, relaxing afternoons sitting in a circle, singing together in the way that only blood relatives truly can: creating close harmonies whose naturally blending tones seem the result of some kind of inbuilt genetic code. Fast forward a couple of decades and, though much has happened in the interim – a period as one-third of Universal-signed group Thirdstory; a stint singing backing vocals for Chance the Rapper; a trans-Atlantic, more experimental duo going by the name Refs – it’s still those magical vocal moments that are at the crux, however now they’re coming primarily from the singer himself under new, voice-centric solo project Rich.
     

    Julia Easterlin is a singer, songwriter, looper and baritone ukulelist whose music draws from elements of chamber-pop, world-beat, folk and contemporary classical music. Julia has performed and composed in collaboration with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Jacob Collier , Vieux Farka Touré, Bill T. Jones and Kris Bowers, among others. Her most recent achievement came in 2020, when she won First Place in an internet talent show adjudicated by T-Pain. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her partner, her cat and her tortoise.

  • Sun
    13
    Mar
    2022

    The Ives of March w Maya Bennardo and Karl Larson // Gyan Riley 3/13

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    The Ives of March is an annual event hosted by Maya Bennardo and Karl Larson to celebrate the exhilarating and eccentric music of Charles Ives.  Tonight’s program will be Ives’s 2nd and 4th sonatas for violin and piano,

     
    Violinist Maya Bennardo is an active performer and teacher living in Brooklyn, NY. Maya is passionate about opening the dialogue between composers and performers, and is devoted to performing music of the present. She is a founding member of the violin/viola duo andPlay, an ensemble that works to commission new works and perform lesser-known pieces for their instrumentation. She has worked with new music ensembles such as Ensemble Signal, ensemble mise-en, Nouveau Classical Project, Hotel Elefant, Contemporaneous, Mimesis Ensemble, and [Switch~ Ensemble]. She graduated from NYU with a Master of Music and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music. She studied with Gregory Fulkerson at both institutions.
     
    Brooklyn-based pianist Karl Larson is a specialist in the music of our time. Consistently presenting adventurous programs, Larson regularly performs across the United States. Recent performances of note include appearances at EMPAC, the Guggenheim Museum, and MoMA. Karl has collaborated with many highly regarded members of his field. He frequently performs with his trio, Bearthoven, and has also recently appeared with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Signal, and the American Composers Orchestra. Larson has released recordings on Cantaloupe Music, New Focus Recordings, and GALTTA Media, and he holds a DMA in Contemporary Music Performance from Bowling Green State University.
     

    Gyan Riley is a one-man American-music machine, amicably ranging across the fields of jazz, world music, and post-minimalism.” (The New Yorker)  Gyan performs with Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, the Kronos Quartet, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Arooj Aftab, and and his father, the iconic composer Terry Riley.  “Beautiful and enigmatic”…”an alluringly intimate vibe created from the first note.” (The New York Times) 

     
     

     

     

  • Thu
    17
    Mar
    2022

    Good Intentions / Bobby Avey & Kenny Warren Duo March 17

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Good Intentions is an instrumental rock band, playing music by Gregg Belisle-Chi and Sam Decker. Following the lead from their favorite singers, songwriters, and composers, the music is warm, direct, and just a little emo.

    Longtime friends and collaborators Bobby Avey (piano) & Kenny Warren (trumpet) play a set of original compositions and improvisations.

     

  • Fri
    18
    Mar
    2022

    Sami Stevens / Emma Frank March 18

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

       

     

    NYC artist Sami Stevens harnesses Jazz, Singer-Songwriter, and classic RnB influences to create truly intimate original music. In writing songs, singing and accompanying herself on keyboard, she crafts a musical world based in silence, delivering dynamic, personal performances. Sami will be joined by a string quartet, playing arrangements of her music made by Simon Hanes of Tredici Bacci. Sami’s latest releases include I Insist by Kazemde George, And I’m Right by Sami Stevens and the Man I Love, the Make Your Mind EP with producer KG,B, and Amore Per Tutti with Tredici Bacci. Upcoming releases include a solo album which is currently untitled, and a new Tredici Bacci album.

    Emma Frank is a Brooklyn based singer and songwriter.  Her last two albums featured intricately arranged jazz-adjacent folk songs, with Aaron Parks on piano.  She’ll be heading into the studio again a week after this performance, with a whole group of new songs that lean more heavily into country and soul for inspiration.  The band features  Franky Rousseau, Dominic Mekky, Sam Weber, and Pedro Barquinha.  
     
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  • Sat
    19
    Mar
    2022

    James Carney // Be Best, featuring Oren O'Blivion, Gregg Belisle-Chi and Charlie Burnham

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    Ravi Coltrane, saxophone 
    James Carney, piano/compositions 
    Kim Cass, bass
    Tom Rainey, drums 
     
    The Oren O’Bli
  • Thu
    24
    Mar
    2022

    The Very Starcrossed WishWrays Mar 24

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    Finally resurrected after years of Covid delays, this long-planned night is dedicated to the four way musical relationship of Sean Cronin, Rachel Housle, Kyle Morgan and Frankie Sunswept, all of whom will be presenting their own songs and supporting the others throughout the night.

    Frankie Sunswept is a songwriter and artist based in Queens, NY. He draws inspiration from a myriad of genres including folk, blues, r&b, soul, garage, surf, and rock n’ roll, and crafts original “cosmic r&b”. The Sunwrays are:Frankie Sunswept- guitar, piano, vox Rachel Housle- drums, vox Sean Cronin- bass, vox Kyle Morgan- guitar, piano, vox

    Brooklyn-based songwriter Kyle Morgan grew up in central Pennsylvania where he began recording his first album while bussing tables at the local Olive Garden.  The name of that record, Starcrossed Losers, also served as the band name for the ever-changing line-up of musicians backing him up from PA to New England.  It was during his four years living in Portland, Maine that Kyle first crossed paths with Frankie Sunswept, then performing in his New Hampshire-based rock band Crushed Out.  After both had moved to NYC in 2018, Kyle joined Frankie’s new project The Sunwrays along with bassist Sean Cronin and drummer Rachel Housle.  Before long Kyle had incorporated all three musicians into the latest iteration of Starcrossed Losers, and begun playing in Housle’s band WishWish, and Cronin’s Very Good.

    WishWish is the full band expression of the songs of Brooklyn musician Rachel Housle.  With a background as a side person on drums for such acts as Invisible Familiars, the punk and no-wave band NoPop, and the Fahey-inflected rootsy chaos of Uncivilized, Housle brings a wide range of influences to her original composition.  Her recently self-released EP, “From a Ceiling” is an exploration into isolation, community, authenticity, and the haunted spaces in-between using nothing but voice, guitar and a four-track tape machine. 

  • Fri
    25
    Mar
    2022

    Allegra Krieger record release with Crosslegged & Miriam Elhajli March 25

    7:30 Doors Tix $15 adv / $18 door

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  • Sat
    26
    Mar
    2022

    Scree Record Release with Malang Jobarteh // Ian Davis: Rock Band March 26

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

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    Ian Davis: Rock Band is an outlet for composer/guitarist/singer Ian Davis. The music is part carefully constructed, part free; sections of intricate synthesizer and guitar counterpoint devolve into playful, noodley noise. The band is made up of Jason Burger, Michael Coleman, Julian Cubillos, Dandy McDowell, and Renata Zeiguer. ID:RB released their first album *Passing Phase* as a cassette in January 2020.

  • Thu
    31
    Mar
    2022

    Brian Prunka and strings// Ludovica Burtone TBA Mar 31

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

      

    Brian Prunka, oud
    Sarah Mueller, violin
    Eric Allen, cello
    Philip Mayer, percussion
     
    The emphatic, inescapable melodicism of Brian Prunka’s music is the thread that connects his jazz background and his nearly 20 years in NYC’s Arabic music scene.  Drawing on the Arabic maqam tradition, his original compositions are filtered through a deeply-rooted jazz sensibility and a resolute focus on the supremacy of melody.  Lending their talents to his music for this performance are musicians who likewise have a foot in two (or more) traditions: Award-winning cellist Eric Allen has a background in jazz and classical music, as well as Arabic and Indian classical music. Violinist Sarah Mueller has performed with with folk ensemble Forêt Endormie, Sicilian/Calabrian folk music with Malandrino, the New York Arabic Orchestra, as well as various Americana and Balkan music groups. Drummer Philip Mayer, a longtime collaborator in Sharq Attack as well as Prunka’s guitar trio and other groups, has an extensive resume from indie rock to jazz to Arabic and Turkish music, including such diverse artists as Natalie Merchant, Kishi Bashi, Nano Raies, and Hazmat Modine.  

    Ludovica Burtone Brazilian Trio feat. Leandro Pellegrino and Rogerio Boccato:

    Ludovica Burtone is a violinist, improviser, and composer based in Brooklyn. She has performed worldwide as both a soloist and chamber musician and she finds herself in a multitude of musical settings. From premiering new works for chamber ensembles to collaborating with theaters, to performing in a jazz quartet or big band, Ludovica’s ability to adapt to various creative musical scenery has led her to an eclectic and successful career.  Ludovica presents at The Owl a night of Brazilian music on violin, supported by two of the most prominent Brazilian musicians of the NYC scene: Leandro Pellegrino on guitar and Rogerio Boccato on percussion. The concert will spaciate from choro, to afro samba arrangements, to originals proposed in an intimate, yet captivating setting.

  • Fri
    01
    Apr
    2022

    Nyokabi Kariuki / Anna RG with Carlo Costa + Carmen Rothwell April 1

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    Please Note: This concert will be Vaxxed and Masked.  Please come prepared & we thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

     

      

    Nyokabi Kariũki (b. 1998, she/her) is a Kenyan composer and performer based between Kenya and the United States. Her sonic imagination is ever-evolving, with compositions ranging from classical contemporary & experimental music, to film, choral, pop, and explorations into sound art, electronics, and (East) African musical traditions. She embraces the title of composer-performer often, possessing a wealth of performance experience as not only a classically-trained pianist of 16+ years, but also as a vocalist and most recently as a player of several instruments from the African continent, including the mbira and djembe. Her art seeks to bridge her diverse influences — from her penchant for experimentation & improvisation, to her African upbringing and Western classical training — together into a mélange of accessible, evocative, and meaningful art.
     
    anna rg 
    is an artist working in brooklyn, moving outwards from her immersion in traditional music. Her project of 7 years, “anna & elizabeth” has performed at carnegie hall, big ears festival, newport folk festival, npr’s tiny desk. their third record, “the invisible comes to us” was recently released on smithsonian folkways, and called “a radical expansion of what folk songs are supposed to do” by the new yorker. She was 2018 guest curator of traditional music at the Big Ears Music Festival in Knoxville; was a fellow at The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Berea College Traditional Music Archive, Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation; and teaches fiddle and banjo across the country.
  • Sat
    02
    Apr
    2022

    Alexia Avina / Nighttime / Marjorie, April 2

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Alexia Avina is an experimental ambient-folk artist born and raised in Southeast Asia, previously based in Montreal and now living in Brooklyn. Her most recent album Unearth was released jointly by Topshelf Records (US) and Lost Map (UK) and captures much about what makes her so special – minimal, arrhythmic and tempo-based looping, ethereal melodic hooks, beauty, spaciousness and restraint. The follow up to Unearth, A Little Older, is set to release end of April on Lost Map Records.

    “As Nighttime, Goodman performs warm bedroom folk that sounds unearthed from the year 1970 alongside the likes of Sibylle Baier and Vashti Bunyan. Contemplative arrangements of acoustic guitar and violin; gossamer webs of vocal harmonies; and enigmatic lyrics feting the changing of the seasons are swaddled in gently reverbed production that sounds both intimate and expansive.” – Stephanie Barclay, Bandcamp 
     
    Marjorie is songwriter and vocalist Melodie Stancato and multi-instrumentalist Zachary Taube. The group’s debut EP, Doesn’t Exist, pours a silver substance down the ear, equal parts soporific and stimulant, a chemistry of torpor and turmoil. Low, slow, and spotted with reverb, the duo’s compositions have a delicate, music-box quality. As each note warps and decays, the listener is made woozy, pliable, susceptible to suggestion.

    https://marjoriemusic666.bandcamp.com/album/doesnt-exist

  • Sun
    03
    Apr
    2022

    Caleb Curtis duo / Noah Garabedian Quartet (Glenn Zalesky canceled) Apr 3

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Quartet: Noah Garabedian – bass, Dayna Stephens – saxophone, Elias Stemeseder – piano, Tim Angulo – drums. 

    Quartet: Noah Garabedian – bass, Dayna Stephens – saxophone, Elias Stemeseder – piano, Tim Angulo – drums. 

    “Bassist Noah Garabedian leads a six-piece through his funky, brassily ambitious charts, as featured on a new Brooklyn Jazz Underground release, Big Butter And The Egg Men.”
    – Time Out New York

    “Noah Garabedian’s sextet deals with concepts of polyphony, harmony, and counterpoint that embody the best aspirations of jazz from its beginnings.”
    – The New York City Jazz Record

    Glenn Zaleski regretfully cancels tonight’s performance and will be returning to The Owl soon!  watch this space.

  • Thu
    07
    Apr
    2022

    Sara Schoenbeck & Wayne Horvitz / Bobby Previte and Ray Anderson April 7

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    Sara Schoenbeck/Wayne Horviz: Cell Walk

    The pair operates here at the midpoint between chamber music and jazz, performing spare and often disarmingly lovely compositions that flow into free-roaming yet hyper-attuned improvisation, sometimes accented by subtle electronics. Recorded in summer 2019 and January of this year, this is music of otherworldly calm, filled with purposeful pauses, and built around the balletic coordination of two musicians sharing the same space. Put another way, it’s the sonic antithesis of 2020 — a memento from a simpler, more connected time. – Hank Shteamer Rolling StoneRay 

    One of the seminal figures of the 1980s New York ‘Downtown’ scene, Bobby Previte has received multiple awards including the 2015 Greenfield Prize for Music and a 2012 Guggenheim.  From his instrument, the drums, Previte has led a plethora of ensembles worldwide for forty years. “He can break your heart with one cymbal crash.”

    Named five straight years as best trombonist in the DownBeat Critics Poll and declared “the most exciting slide brass player of his generation” by the Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, Ray Anderson has led a daunting assortment of tradition-minded and experimental groups, big bands, blues and funk projects and even a trombone quartet.  On a series of acclaimed recordings, he has ranged from Ellingtonia and jazz classics to striking originals.

    This is their first duo concert.
  • Fri
    08
    Apr
    2022

    Dan Lyn's Baby Octopus // Eleanore Weill // Yotoco Apr 8

    7:00 Door 7:30pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    please note this event starts at 7:30 PM, with a 7pm door.  Don’t miss your act!

         

    Raised in a musical family in southern France, Eléonore Weill spent her youth surrounded by both classical and traditional music.
    She holds diplomas in Recorder, Piano, Music Theory and Chamber Music from the Regional Conservatory of Toulouse and the National Conservatory of Paris, and also learned from the “Street Music School” playing Mediterranean traditional music (mostly Occitane, Romanian and Jewish music) on wooden flutes, hurdy gurdy, and accordion. She then went on to complete a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from Sorbonne University in Paris and spent a year living and studying folk music in Romania. She has enjoyed a versatile career performing early, classical and contemporary music, klezmer and Yiddish song, Romanian folk music, Occitan folk music, and various other styles on wooden flutes, piano, and vocals throughout Europe and the New York metro area with the C.M.B.V. (Baroque Music Center of Versailles), Orchestre National de Toulouse, Les Saqueboutiers, Ensemble Oneiroi, Miquéu Montanaro, Jenny Romaine and Great Small Works, Joey Weisenberg, Shpilkes, Jake Shulman-Ment, Les Eclats and many others. 

    Brooklyn-based musician Dana Lyn is at home in a wide range of musical genres and has worked with Tony Award-winning musicians Stew and Heidi Rodewald, actor-directors Ethan Hawke and Vincent D’Onofrio, D’Angelo and the Vanguard, 2017 MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac, Bruce Springsteen, the Elysian Fields, Irish poet Louis de Paor, guitarist Kyle Sanna, Killer Mike and the Walkmen. She has received commissions from Brooklyn Rider, A Far Cry, Palaver Strings and the National Arts Council of Ireland. Also a visual artist, she has created album art for four of her albums and stop-motion animations in support of her music. Baby Octopus will play music from her most recent release, “A Point on a Slow Curve.” Joining Dana are Mike McGinnis (clarinet), Rob Morse (bass), Patricia Brennan (vibes) and Noel Brennan (percussion).

     

     

     

     

     

  • Sat
    09
    Apr
    2022

    Will Epstein + Michael Rocketship's Visuals Apr 9

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

      

    Will Epstein is a composer, songwriter and improvisor born in New York City. He has performed internationally, released records of songs and composed music for film, installation and dance performance. In addition to recently completing scores for the Martha Graham Dance Company and the HBO documentary Baby God, Will has worked with on major pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Joyce Theater and Jacob’s Pillow as well as collaborating on projects with renowned artists and institutions such as MOMA, Marilyn Minter and Laurie Simmons. He has released multiple collections of work with Nicolás Jaar’s label, Other People and will be performing a new unreleased set of songs at The Owl.

    Michael Rocketship is a Brooklyn native who works in a variety of musical settings, as an improvisor/composer and recording engineer/producer. He’s worked with a wide array of artists from Chris Cohen to Kenny Wollesen and enjoys finding himself in surprising musical situations.
    Michael’s Visuals band explores graphic scores written over the last year. The scores were created as a way to quickly articulate varied particular improvising landscapes and textures with minimal written material or instruction.  The group features a rotating cast of amazing improvisers. On April 9th, the band will include Katie Jacobson (voice), Jessica Pavone (viola), Carmen Rothwell (bass), Wendy Eisenberg (guitar) and Michael Rocketship (synth). 
  • Sun
    10
    Apr
    2022

    Eleanor Buckland, Robinson & Rohe April 10

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Since 2014, Eleanor Buckland has been one-third of Lula Wiles, the Boston-based folk-rock trio that has become an acoustic music scene favorite with their three critically hailed albums. For much of this time, however, Buckland was also working on another musical project – her own album. You Don’t Have To Know (released on October 29) spotlights a different side of Buckland’s musical interests as it sets her deeply personal songs against inventive indie rock arrangements. 

     

    “Buckland’s folksy drawl plays perfectly with this fresh set of pop tunes that are seemingly built for fans of contemporary FM radio acts like Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift, both nostalgically rustic and immediately modern.” – WBUR 
     

    Robinson & Rohe is the duo of American songwriters Liam Robinson (banjo, accordion, vocals) & Jean Rohe (guitar, vocals). Tonight they take the stage with bandmates Christopher Tordini (bass) and Tony Mason (drums) to share songs from their forthcoming record, “Wait & See,” due out later this year.

  • Thu
    14
    Apr
    2022

    Caverns, feat. Luke Marantz // Brightmares Apr 14

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

    “Among the best young american jazz pianists” (NPR) and “a pianist who paints at the keyboard with musicality” (Downbeat),  Luke Marantz of Caverns is a pianist, composer, photographer and person from dallas, texas currently living in brooklyn, new york. born to a musical family, his studies began at an early age with piano, voice, saxophone and visual art. he attended the booker t. washington high school for the performing and visual arts and upon graduating moved to boston, massachusetts to attend the new england conservatory of music and upon graduating moved to new york city. as a leader and a sideman he performed across america, europe, japan and South America with the likes of gilad hekselman, walter smith iii, dayna stephens, john ellis, jason palmer, jeff tain watts, nate wood, jochen rueckert, adam o’farrill and olli hirvonen among many others. he has played at the montreux, copenhagen, pori and monterey jazz festivals as well as jazz clubs in new york city and all around the world.  his debut recording, “embers”, a collection of original works for solo piano, was released in march of 2019.  Caverns are :

    Jonathan Goldberger – Guitar, Henry Fraser – Bass, Kenneth Jimenez – Bass, Jeff Davis – Drums

    The Brighmares is the musical project of NYC-based brothers Brendan and Damon Smith. Their first album is dropping in 2022.

  • Fri
    15
    Apr
    2022

    Leslie Graves & Toby Goodshank / Miles Hewitt / Anni Rossi Apr 15

    7:30 door 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

      

    An intimate acoustic collaboration between exploratory NYC musician Leslie Graves and antifolk singer Toby Goodshank (of The Moldy Peaches). Leslie crafts dreamy, luminous songs that expand our perceptions of rebirth and change. Leslie will also perform alongside Goodshank, augmenting his bricolage mosaic of cultural artefacts, lurid sexual outbursts and cryptic storytelling with mellifluous harmony vocals.  https://lesliegraves.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-water
    https://tobygoodshank.bandcamp.com/album/truth-jump-fall-10th-anniversary-remaster

    Miles Hewitt is a musician and poet residing in Brooklyn. His forthcoming debut, Heartfall, drawsinfluence from the green worlds of Vashti Bunyan, Can, Van Morrison, and others.
     
    Anni Rossi is a songwriter, comedic performer and multi-instrumentalist from Minnesota based in Brooklyn. Her work draws from the natural landscape within and has been called “experiential folk”. She often plays hybrid electric viola-tars built out of tree branches by collaborator Thor Harris (Swans).
     
  • Sat
    16
    Apr
    2022

    Sam Talmadge /The Cradle / Eliza Edens April 16

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Sam Talmadge is a guitarist and composer currently living in Brooklyn NY. His solo guitar music is rooted in traditional fingerpicking but has absorbed the influence of many different genres and styles. In addition to playing solo, he plays electric in several bands in NY including The Slide Stops, Whale Noises, The Ladles as well as backing up a handful of singer songwriters.

    Born and raised in rural Massachusetts and currently living in Brooklyn, NY⁠—via Colorado and then Philadelphia—Eliza Edens weaves together disparate influences of people and place into her work to create mesmerizing sonic tapestries with guitar and voice. With a love for tinkering with alternate tunings à la Nick Drake, a curious harmonic ear from years of childhood classical piano lessons, and an ever-expanding affinity for words and stories, Edens’ songs build a kaleidoscopic world that documents the parallels between hope and heartbreak. The resulting sound is a diverse palette of guitar-based, experimental folk-rock centered around Edens gently cradled voice and brimming at the edges with pockets of sonic whimsy. After cutting her teeth touring the DIY and folk circuits around the Northeast for the past few years⁠—playing everywhere from West Philly basements to folk mainstay Club Passim—Edens is currently putting the finishing touches on a new sophomore album.

    the cradle is the music of brooklyn born artist paco cathcart. they started putting out tapes in 2013 and have put out multiple albums per year since then. they’ve also toured extensively, solo and with accompaniment, and play frequently in new york.

  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2022

    Katie Cruel / Ryan Dugre / Jackie West Apr 21

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

     

     

    Jackie West is a Brooklyn based musician whose first EP was released in February 2022 on Westernesse Records a Paris-based sub label of New York’s 22twenty Records. Jackie writes songs that revolve around the sensation of perpetual longing and that playful sadness one may feel living within ancient and ever-expanding time. With the help of some friends, Jackie is in the process of recording her debut full length album.

  • Fri
    22
    Apr
    2022

    Elise Leavy, Eamon Leary & Foster Powell Apr 22

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    Raised on the central coast of California and currently living in Nashville, TN, singer and songwriter Elise Leavy has written more than 70 songs and has recorded two solo records of original material, accompanying herself on accordion, guitar, and piano. After graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music and living in New York City for three years, she is thrilled to be preparing to release her third solo project, a group of songs written and recorded in Brooklyn, NY with a full band of amazing local musicians.

    Eamon O’Leary, from Dublin, is a long-time resident of New York who writes and sings songs. His two most recent recordings All Souls and The Silver Sun are on the UK label Reveal Records.
     

    Foster Powell is a songwriter and composer born in Anacortes, WA and raised in Boston. His tightly arranged, wryly observed pop songs combine Nilsson-esque singer/songwriter classicism with spirited investments in lyrical communication. Powell’s band is made up of Amy Anders and Daniel O’Connor (and sometimes others); the three friends met as students at Bennington College in Vermont and bonded over a shared obsession with 60s-era songwriting as well as more recent “unpopular pop” troubadors like Aimee Mann and Prefab Sprout.

     

     

  • Sat
    23
    Apr
    2022

    Physical Kids EP release w Aviva Jaye, Lacy Rose & Brent Arnold Apr 23

    7:30 Doors Tix $18 adv / $20 door

    https://www.venuepilot.co/events/54379/orders/new

     
    Physical Kids is the folk duo of composers Alaina Ferris and Matt Schlatter. Their songs highlight a poetic lyricism, delicate harmonies, and instrumental arrangements — guitar, piano, cello, harp, and their two voices. “Our project is essentially our friendship manifest – we’ve been meeting once a week for over 10 years to talk about life, compose, and just hang out. Our songs are extensions of our conversations: what we’re reading, thinking, how we’re feeling, whether we’re running together, crying, or laughing. The music is a natural result of what feels like a simple (but, for us, profound) friendship and practice — an artistry in the quotidian, or magic in the everyday.  This show is celebrating the release of  their’ debut EP, In a Little House.
    IG: @physical_kids

    Aviva Jaye  is a performing artist & composer primarily creating music, wielding voice, keys, harp, guitar & ukulele. She combines acoustic & electronic elements to unlock a portal for listeners to venture, exploring the dimensions of empathy, self-awareness, social justice & futurism. Her interdisciplinary work includes theatre, dance, paper arts & poetry.  Recent projects include We Can Change the Country by Darius Jones (Roulette); featured artist for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit; composer for the play LORDES (New Ohio Theater); live music for [GET WELL SOON] you black + bluised by Nic Kay (Abrons Art Center); music direction & performance for “Four Questions”, a Pride production (LaMama); featured artist at The Public’s Civic Salon series and Artist-In-Residence at Guildhall (East Hampton).
    IG: @avivajaye
     
    Lacy Rose is a classically trained vocalist, composer and lyric poet based in New York. With her Starling Quartet, Rose has performed her Baroque Cabaret at venues such as the McKittrick Hotel (home of “Sleep No More”), National Sawdust, the TANK, Owl Music Parlor, and HERE Arts Center. She is adapting Clarice Lispector’s THE PASSION ACCORDING TO G.H. into an opera with director Dara Malina (first workshop production: Mabou Mines). “More and More” and “Sure as the Stars,” Rose’s surrealistic standards for the lost technicolor films of the 1940s, were recently recorded and produced by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile). 
    Lacyrosemusic.com
    @lacyrosemusic
     
    Brent Arnold, cellist, composer, producer. Studied with violinist Michael White (Pharoah Sanders, John Handy) and cellist Walter Grey (Kronos Quartet). A founding member of Ghost Quartet with Dave Malloy, Gelsey Bell, and Brittain Ashford. Musical director for Robert A.A. Lowe’s Candyman performances. Composer and cellist for Let The Crows Come (Ashwini Ramaswamy). 
    Ig: @brent_arnold
  • Thu
    28
    Apr
    2022

    Jackson Fitzgerald /Julian Shore April 28

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

  • Fri
    29
    Apr
    2022

    Rose Stoller, Emily Jeanne Brown & Katie Martucci,Apr 29

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Rose Stoller is an NYC based multidisciplinary artist. She merges her influence of Contemporary Jazz, R&B, Laurel Canyon Folk Rock, and Brazilian Popular Music (MPB) into a corner of her own. Rose has worked as an actor and collaborator in various theatrical productions. Recent involvement include The Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, Florida), The New Harmony Project (Indianapolis), The Puzzle Festival of New Works (NYC).

    A self-identified “singer-storyteller”, Emily Jeanne Brown has found deep expression through singing since early childhood. Growing up in northern California to the sounds of Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, Iris Dement and Lucinda Williams, her music recalls the Laurel Canyon folk of the 1970s peppered with Brooklyn indie-folk grit. Both intimate and cerebral, Emily’s songs explore themes of catharsis, confronting the inner child, and the power of place and memory.
 Her debut EP, ‘Nina’ will be released later this year.

    Katie Martucci is a performer (singer, guitarist & violinist), bandleader, composer and teacher living in Brooklyn, NY. Since graduating from the New England Conservatory in 2016, Katie has toured the United States with her trio The Ladles, founded the Tucci Swing Orchestra, released several solo recordings, and scored the National Geographic film ‘Glen Canyon Rediscovered’. Her forthcoming EP, ‘Note To Self’ explores what is left unsaid in relationships and celebrates the bravery in breaking old silences.

     

  • Sat
    30
    Apr
    2022

    Ali Dineen / Eva Salina & Peter Stan Apr 30

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

  • Sun
    01
    May
    2022

    Aviv Gilad / My Tree May 1

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

      
     
    My Tree is an eclectic musical collaboration that straddles the boundaries of R&B, indie rock, and jazz under a lush sonic landscape. When algorithms are decoding more music into homogeneous playlists, My Tree challenges this norm to bring music and people of disparate worlds together. Press from 2017’s full-length release After Glow described the music as “Seductive, interstellar funk” [Okayplayer] and an “experimental blend of indie rock, jazz, funk, and dream pop” [The Deli Magazine] with “the perfect mix of skill and energy to keep you hooked from start to finish” [Earmilk]. Featuring acclaimed alto-saxophonist and flutist Caroline Davis in a different role as a vocalist, and keyboardist Ben Hoffmann, this collaboration features songs that seek to uplift, while at the same time pointing to the current challenges we face in the United States. My Tree is the soundtrack for the inevitable ushering in of the new world order.
     
    Aviv Gilad is a songwriter and pianist living in Ridgewood, Queens with 10 roommates, 40,000 bees, and a small but comprehensive arrangement of kitchen appliances. When not leading the prog-soul outfit Valipala, he writes precise, lyrical songs informed by the last half-millenium or so of the short-form vocal tradition.
  • Thu
    05
    May
    2022

    Stuart Bogie solo clarinet / Nora Stanley May 5

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

     

     

    Original/ long time Antibalas saxist Stuart Bogie has also worked with The Arcade Fire, Iron and Wine,TV on The Radio Medeski Martin and Wood and dozens more world class artists.  Close collaborators over the years include Colin Stetson and current co-band-leader Joe Russo.

    Nora Stanley and Benny Bock form an electro-acoustic duo exploring sound worlds inspired by a wide range of musical traditions from Jazz to Gamelan to Blues. With an eye to the interdisciplinary, Benny and Nora have collaborated with digital-visual artists to release two videos and have featured guest artists such as Jeff Parker, Mark Giuliana and Abe Rounds. The project’s first full length record will be released on Colorfield Records in late 2022.

  • Fri
    06
    May
    2022

    Adam Bonomo's BONOMO //Momentum Single Pre-release Show May 6

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

     

    BONOMO is an Indie acoustic outfit that pulls at the heart strings with symphonic resonance and a distinct take on Indie-Folk music. Influenced by the sounds of Folk, Jazz, Gospel and Classical music. BONOMO is a melting pot of true artistry and the finest pioneering genres of all time. On a mission to unify musical tradition and audiences alike, the ensemble is set of visionaries inspired by the sounds of yesterday while simultaneously crafting a resonance all their own. 

    Momentum is a New York based collective united by the joy and freedom of jazz communicated through the sounds that pulse along the airwaves of today and tomorrow. Their sound is mystic, kinetic, clear and deep – uplifting and inspiring its listeners.

  • Sat
    07
    May
    2022

    Grey McMurray/ Chris Morrissey /Lau Noah

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Grey Mcmurray is a guitarist and singer from Brooklyn. He is a member of (k)nights on earth, The Exit, itsnotyouitsme, Beyondo, Bell, Naked Brunch, alligator eats fish and also occasionally plays with Sō Percussion, Lenka Dusilova, and among others. Grey can be heard on So Percussion’s Where (we) Live from Cantaloupe Music.

    Lau Noah (1994) is a Catalan self-taught composer, multi-instrumentalist and artist based in New York City.
    Praised by distinguished musicians for the astounding counterpoint work, her unique approach to music composition has made her a sought after act for workshops and master-classes for several music conservatories and universities all over the world. In February 2019 Noah performed a Tiny Desk Concert making her the first Catalan to ever perform in the prestigious series.

    Chris Morrissey is a bassist, singer and  songwriter. He has toured and recorded in the bands of Mark Guiliana, Dave King, 
    Magaret Glaspy, Trixie Whitley, Sara Bareilles, Chris Thile and Jim Campilongo. His 5th release as a leader, “Impact Winter Formal” was released in December 2021 on Edition Records. 
     
    Charlotte Greve-alto saxophone and voice 
    Marco Bolfelli-guitar
    Bill Campbell-drums

     

    chris-morrissey.com

  • Sun
    08
    May
    2022

    Kate Birch / Ambrose Getz May 8

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show
    $12.00 suggested donation

     

    The project “Kate Birch” was launched two years ago in New York when – inspired by the city- the artist released the album “Sound Of The City” . Her second album “The Fool” is released in April 2022 with the swiss indie lable Red Brick Chapel. 
    Back in New York, Kate Birch continues to create performances and play songs using the violin, her voice and some electronic effects. The resulting effect is strikingly personal and esoteric, as experimental, classical, folk and indie pop genres mingle.
     

    Seeded in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury, Ambrose Getz’s songs wind their way from the West Coast through Ohio’s rust belt farmlands to the flashing fire of New York City. Luck, lineage, and letters that never reach their destination find footing alongside characters from life and story.

     

  • Thu
    12
    May
    2022
    Sun
    15
    May
    2022

    closed for special event

  • Thu
    19
    May
    2022

    Max Johnson Quartet / Esthesis Quartet // Andreas Arnold May 19

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

    Esthesis Quartet plays original music with a reckless abandon that shakes the preconceptions of traditional instrumentation roles. The group approaches collaboration with understanding, respect, and a brave commitment to spontaneity and sonic exploration. Esthesis, by definition, means elementary sensations of touch. This is in reference to the missed human contact collectively experienced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Esthesis Quartet was formed during this time, initially as a composition support group to keep the creative juices flowing via remote recording projects. When it felt safe to connect in person, we gathered in Los Angeles to perform and record this album. 

    Elsa Nilsson – Flute, Dawn Clement – Piano, Emma Dayhuff – Bass, Tina Raymond – Drums

    Described as “an intrepid composer, architect of sound and beast of the bass…” (Brad Cohan, NYC Jazz Record) composer-bassist Max Johnson creates complex worlds of sound, challenging his listeners to engage deeply and be rewarded with an experience always crafted with love, care, and clarity. With nine albums and over two thousand concerts internationally with artists like Anthony Braxton, Mary Halvorson, Tyshawn Sorey, John Zorn, and Mivos Quartet, Johnson brings a wild energy and excitement. For this concert, Johnson will be presenting an exciting new quartet, featuring Alfredo Colon, Kazmende George, and Connor Parks performing new and revived works, imbued with an electrifying energy.

    Arnold/Fortia
    Flamenco takes on American jazz repertoire, from broadway tunes to music by Coltrane.
    Ten strings in perfect equilibrium, their players sharing melodic and percussive duties.
    Standards in a way you’ve never heard them.
    Andreas Arnold – flamenco guitar
    Manel Fortia – double bass

     

  • Fri
    20
    May
    2022

    Steve Nieve and Kessada “Stories of Love May 20

    7:30 Doors $30 adv/ $35 door

    https://www.venuepilot.co/events/53224/orders/new

    Please wear your mask tonight by artist's request!

        

    Steve Nieve, member of the rock and roll hall of fame, and a Grammy winning Artist, has been playing keyboards for Elvis Costello for more than thirty years, firstly as a member of The Attractions, and in more recent times with The Imposters. Perhaps the most intimate and riveting performances, however, were those where Elvis and Steve toured together creating a spellbinding tour de force of piano, guitar and voice. Anybody who has witnessed these or indeed any of Elvis Costello’s live shows will appreciate the special magic that occurs when Steve Nieve is let loose to solo on the piano.

    Get to experience a full evening of this magic as Steve and his incredibly talented friend, vocalist and drummer Kessada, bring you “STORIES OF LOVE” and transport the Immobile Tour to your home town. After one hundred plus shows since the pandemic began, on Facebook and Instagram, you already know to expect the unexpected from this musical pair of lunatics. For “Stories of Love” you will hear songs and anecdotes around Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and others. Naturally, Kessada and Steve will also dig deep into their own growing catalogue of songs.

    A great new concert to discover.

  • Sat
    21
    May
    2022

    Exquisite Drones by Wick Simmons & Laurie Olinder // Gyan Riley May 21

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $18.00 advance / $20 at door

    https://www.venuepilot.co/events/55692/orders/new

     

    Conceived and performed by Wick Simmons, Exquisite Drones is a work for cello, electronics with music composed by inti figgis-vizueta, Conrad Tao, and Jack McGuire, and with projections designed by Laurie Olinder.  Exquisite Drones takes its inspiration from the drawing game “Exquisite Corpse”, which was first played by surrealist artists to create bizarre and intuitive drawings. The collaborators here juxtapose drone compositions that were written in isolation by the three composers, each expressing their personal relationships to long-held tones with humming, growling, and de-contextualized words. Projections designed by award winning multimedia designer Laurie Olinder re-interpret the drone score and Wick’s cello lines to add a stunning visual component to the collaboration.

    Gyan Riley is a one-man American-music machine, amicably ranging across the fields of jazz, world music, and post-minimalism.” (The New Yorker)  Gyan performs with Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, the Kronos Quartet, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Arooj Aftab, and and his father, the iconic composer Terry Riley.  “Beautiful and enigmatic”…”an alluringly intimate vibe created from the first note.” (The New York Times) 

  • Thu
    26
    May
    2022

    Mariel Roberts/Tomas Fujiwara duo // Adam O'Farrill trio May 26

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $12 suggested donation

      

     

    Adam O’Farrill will perform with Ledah Finck, violin, and Dana Saul, piano.

  • Fri
    27
    May
    2022

    Diane Exavier /Damiel Kleederman // Los Mochuelos May 27

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12 suggested donation

       

    Diane Exavier is a writer, theatermaker and educator working at the intersection of performance and poetry. Her work has been presented with The New Group, BRIC Arts, The Bushwick Starr, Bowery Poetry Club, and more. Diane concerns herself with what she recognizes as the 4 L’s: love, loss, legacy, and land. Her book-length lyric, The Math of Saint Felix was recently published by The 3rd Thing Press. A 2021 Jerome Foundation Finalist, Diane lives and works in Brooklyn.  http://www.dianeexavier.live/who.

    Daniel Kleederman’s music straddles two worlds: the bucolic, rural northeastern US, and the frantic cosmopolitan centers that blast out of these wildernesses. Kleederman grew up in Western Massachusetts before moving to New York City,  where he spent years as a sought-after musical voice on the guitar, most recently and notably as lead guitarist for indie rock powder keg Bartees Strange. After almost a decade in NYC, and before heading out on national tours with Strange and the band, he returned and reconnected to his childhood home and past during the pandemic, self-producing his debut solo EP Grand Kid to capture the spirit of this homecoming.

    Los Mochuelos plays Colombian Cumbia de Acordeon. 
    Sebastian López – Acordeon
    Natalia Perez – guacharaca y lamador 
    Sebastian Angel – bajo
    Carlos Rienzo – Tambor Alegre

     

  • Sat
    28
    May
    2022

    Tim Berne & Gregg Belisle-Chi / Burnt Ends May 28

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

    Brooklyn native and stalwart of the creative music scene Tim Berne brings his powerhouse alto saxophone playing and relentless curiosity back to the Northwest, where he was first drawn to the power of R&B through the music of Julius Hemphill while attending Lewis & Clark College in the 1970s. Berne has been performing internationally since 1982 with various ensembles including Caos Totale, Fractured Fairy Tales, Bloodcount, and Snakeoil among others. He has made over 50 recordings as a leader for labels such as Soul Note, Sony, JMT, ECM, and Intakt Records. Through his collaborative approach to improvisation, his distinct angular and off-kilter melodies, catalog of compositions, and work as record producer at Screwgun Records, Berne has left an indelible mark on the modern jazz and creative music scenes.

    Asian-American guitarist and composer, Gregg Belisle-Chi, will be touring the West Coast with the saxophonist in March. A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, and now based in Brooklyn, Belisle-Chi embarks on a new collaboration with Berne on their debut duet record, Mars (Intakt Records). Belisle-Chi’s 2021 release on Relative Pitch Records, Koi, is Belisle-Chi’s solo acoustic guitar interpretations of ten Berne compositions, which were produced by David Torn and Berne himself. Described by the New York Times as “a subtle stunner,” his work draws from the spaces between the spiritual and the analytical, the ethereal and the tactile, inviting listeners to a place of pause and reflection; music that “oozes beauty both in concept and execution, making us luxuriate in its immersive sonorities” (Part-Time Audiophile). Berne and Belisle-Chi will perform works off the latest record during the second set of the night.

    In the silhouette of a distant desert sunset, The Burnt Ends come into view. Riding travel-worn steeds with musical paraphernalia strapped across their backs, they traverse the sonic desert with steadfast resolve. Stopping from town to town channeling ancient spirits through the brass, wood and skins of their instruments, they play for the people. Hard-working people. People connected with the sun and the earth. People that hear the coyotes call in the night.

    They came together from far and wide: California, Colorado, Texas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, New York and Germany. With a shared love of slow-cooked meat and the tales of heartache and wide-open spaces told by the songwriters of the old west, they knew they had an opportunity to create something special. Something that would transport people to a train crossing a snowbound canyon, or next to a fireplace in a creaky old rocking chair. They aim to help people forget about their troubles and dance to their driving rhythm and lush harmony.

    So put on your snakeskin boots, pull a swig of grandpa’s cough medicine and stretch out under the prairie stars with The Burnt Ends.

  • Thu
    02
    Jun
    2022

    Melissa Weikart record release with special guest Carmen Q. Rothwell June 2

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    Melissa Weikart is a French/American vocalist, pianist, and composer originally from Boston, US, currently based in Strasbourg, FR. Her musical approach is shaped by her passion for experimental vocal harmony and formative training as a classical pianist. Melissa’s Here, There (out on Northern Spy Records, May 27th) features fraught reflections on devotion, obsession, and doubt, delivered naturalistically and matter-of-factly despite the complexity of the musical setting. Weikart keeps this frenetic energy well in hand, grounding her gorgeous and discomfiting songs with refrains with a pop appeal reminiscent of forebearers like Judee Sill and Fiona Apple.

    Carmen Q. Rothwell is an upright bassist, songwriter and improviser living in Brooklyn, NY. With her 2020 solo debut recording, Don’t Get Comfy / Nowhere, Carmen “has created a unique work of art that is relatively experimental in its structure but musically seductive enough to win fans of all stripes” (Popmatters). “The album thrives on the meeting of reservation and vulnerability, and its songs feel as emotional and virtuosic as a power ballad yet are sparse and withholding as a Rembrandt” (Pitchfork). In addition to performing her solo songs regularly around NYC and elsewhere, Carmen is an active bass player in Brooklyn’s jazz/improvised, indie and experimental music scenes. She is one-third of the band Scree. 

     

  • Fri
    03
    Jun
    2022

    The Cradle / Wendy Eisenberg/ Youbet June3

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

         

  • Sat
    04
    Jun
    2022

    Harish Raghavan solo Matt Aronoff Quartet CD release June 4

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

    Harish Raghavan by Emra Islek

     

    Harish Raghavan – Solo Bass
     
    Matt Aronoff Quartet:
    Jason Rigby- Sax
    Yago Vazquez- Piano
    Ross Pederson- Drums
  • Sun
    05
    Jun
    2022

    Martin Nevin / Michelle Willis June 5

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Martin Nevin is a Brooklyn-based composer and bassist. He has performed and/or recorded with notable artists such as Albert “Tootie” Heath, Billy Hart, Greg Osby, Jason Moran, Ambrose Akinmusire, Ethan Iverson, and Aaron Parks, in venues across the U.S and abroad. Martin’s debut as a leader, Tenderness is Silent, was released in 2017. In that same year he was awarded a grant by the American Composers Forum to compose Scratch at the Same Table, a song cycle based on the poetry of Jonathan C. Creasy. Martin holds a B.M. from Manhattan School of Music and an M.A. from Columbia University.

    Michelle Willis is a Canadian singer, songwriter and keyboard player based in New York City. She is a member of David Crosby & Sky Trails, David Crosby & Lighthouse, and the Becca Stevens Band.  As a kid growing up, singing and playing was a way of communication; a pathway to self expression. She later grew to learn the vocabulary of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s songwriters, a sound she has grown quite close to given her fixed position in two bands led by American songwriting folk legend David Crosby.  Since moving to New York, Willis has cemented her place as an in-demand keyboard player and singer, touring and recording with a diverse array of artists such as the aforementioned Crosby, Becca Stevens, Zac Brown Band, Iggy Pop, Laura Mvula and Michael McDonald. Taking her unique style and adapting it to a band’s sound has fed the melting pot of harmony and melody that defines her music. 

    Despite touring schedules that placed her on the road for 200+ days a year, Willis sought to finish a sophomore record to follow her full length debut, See Us Through, 2016. The new album, out now on GroundUp Music, is titled Just One Voice. It’s an ambitious studio record with a live and filmed concert that showcases eleven new songs and features guest performances by Crosby, Michael McDonald, Grégoire Maret, Becca Stevens, and Taylor Ashton.

  • Wed
    08
    Jun
    2022

    Chris Cochrane Trio / FAithnyc / Karen Mantler Jul 7

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    Chris Cochrane Trio with Sulynn 

    Chris has been playing guitar in and around NYC since 1982.

    Sulynn Hago is a Brooklyn-based guitarist, composer, and instructor in rock, metal, classical, and improvisational music. In 2015 Hago was picked among 400 applicants as touring guitarist of Canadian band Propagandhi in which they still perform. Marlon Cherry is a multi-instrumentalist / composer who has worked with a variety of artists including Stew & The Negro Problem and the Stew side project, Baba Bibi, Eszter Balint, The Roches and others.

    Chris Cochrane Trio has formed a musical style, “Unlike virtually any other sound out there” (J. Lien – CMJ). “If Nina Simone had a power trio with a rock/soul and reggae flair, it would sound something like this” (Doug DeFalco, Talent Buyer).   Felice Rosser “Sings in a voice both plangent and wailing” (New York Times).  With sweet and powerful guitars from Nao Hakamada and funky polyrhythms from Fin Hunt, Faithnyc has developed an immensely colorful sound., “…tunes that are not rock, not funk, not r&b, so much as deeply soulful tone poems back by multiculti dream pop” (Village Voice).

    www.faithnyc.net

    Composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Karen Mantler returns to the stage with her collection of songs about the current times we live in. Her distinctive voice and chromatic harmonica playing are featured in these tales of woe offset by her deadpan humor and bluntly elegant compositions. Set in a fascinating minimalist context, she is supported by Doug Wieselman on guitar and bass clarinet and Kato Hideki on bass.  She  is the daughter of jazz musicians Carla Bley and Michael Mantler.  As a songwriter and a bandleader, her style has attracted a world-class list of musicians to her band throughout the years, including Steven Bernstein, Eric Mingus, Hiram Bullock and Arturo O’Farrill.  As an instrumentalist and vocalist, Mantler has shared the stage with the likes of Terry Adams, Jack Bruce and Elvis Costello to name a few. (http://www.wattxtrawatt.com/)

    Kato Hideki is a bassist, composer & producer. As a bassist, he has worked with Eyvind Kang, John King, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Christian Marclay, New York City Ballet, Billy Martin, Zeena Parkins, Marc Ribot, Nana Vasconcelos and John Zorn, among others.  (http://www.katohideki.com)

    Doug Wieselman is a composer, arranger and musician. He co-leads Kamikaze Ground Crew who have recorded 5 albums as well as leading his own ensemble – Trio S with Jane Scarpantoni and Kenny Wollesen. As a musician, he worked with Hal Willner, Bill Frisell, Eyvind Kang, Robin Holcomb, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Steven Bernstein, Martha Wainwright, CocoRosie and John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards, among many others. (http://www.dougwieselman.com/)

  • Thu
    09
    Jun
    2022

    Jean Rohe / Zoe Guigeno June 9

    7:30 Door 8pm Show

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

      

    Jean Rohe writes one-of-a-kind narrative songs, concerned as much with the interior lives of her narrators as with the wider world outside them. She is a 2022 Brooklyn Arts Council grant recipient and a neighborhood friend of The Owl. Her latest single, “Animal,” is out everywhere May 9. www.jeanrohe.com

    Zoe Guigueno is a bassist, singer, and songwriter. Most recently she has worked with avant-pop string band Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards, Americana ensemble Della Mae, and klezmer collective Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentshn. She has toured in over 20 countries, busked in a pink gorilla costume in the New York subway, slept in a bathtub, performed on CBS and the Grand Ole Opry, and played upright bass on a moving white-water raft. Her third solo album, We Were Radar Stations, will come out October 2022. She will play with Michelle Willis on keys, Jason Burger on drums & Adam Iredale-Gray on fiddle & electric guitar

  • Fri
    10
    Jun
    2022

    The Bird Calls / Katy Cruel / TJ Douglas June 10

    7:30

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

    The Bird Calls is the recording project of Sam Sodomsky, a singer-songwriter and music journalist who lives in Brooklyn. In general, Sam tries his best to make good decisions, speak clearly, and keep to himself. Performing on nylon string guitar and recording using ancient laptop technology, he writes carefully and makes music quickly, sef-releasing a large number of albums through Bandcamp. The most recent of those albums, Tarot, was recently reissued in a handsome physical edition by the label Ruination Record Co.

    Katy Cruel  is the solo project of New York based actress, artist and musician, Katy Pinke.  Under Katy Cruel Pinke writes impressionistic songs with incisive lyrics over clean, finger-picked guitar lines, focusing on interpersonal themes.

    Beach Plum Tapes is proud to announce the release of TJ Douglas’ Lo 2.0, Douglas’ fourth full-length LP, following 2015’s Joey (“a tender meditation on youthful malaise” — Pitchfork) and 2017’s Our Lady Star of the Sea, Help and Protect Us (“an exercise in attentiveness… explores that dance between belief and nonbelief with earnest curiosity” — MTV News). Lo 2.0 is an album of deep personal reckonings, slow-burn intensity, and unforgettable honesty about what Douglas describes as “this war between meaning and meaninglessness.” It’s a bold step forward from their earlier releases as Tica Douglas, embracing the full prophetic potential of rock music while simultaneously tapping into a new sense of personal truth.

     

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2022

    Matt Bachman / Katy Rea / Allegra Krieger June 11

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Matt Bachmann (b. 1988, Chicago) is a musician/composer/songwriter based in New York. Maybe best known for his bass plucking in Mega Bog, the Seattle-New York-anywhere fresh music nest of Erin Birgy, Matt’s also spent time on the road with Hand Habits, Happy You, and iji. Walking Preference is Bachmann’s most recent collection of passionate instrumentals, inhabiting an animated universe inspired by Miyazaki films and Nintendo fantasies — a world both natural and unreal. Air and space have been carefully manufactured. The playful drones and compositions within are full of bubbles and sharp turns while still adhering to the core tenets of Bachmann’s sound— that of beauty and space. Bachmann’s music is more sky than earth. Walking Preference zooms out.

    Allegra Krieger is a New York based songwriter and composer. With emotive lyricism and explorative harmony, her songs are at once cathartic and compelling. She will be releasing her second album with Northern Spy Records, “Precious Thing” on March 4th 2022. 
    At the heart of this album is a young, working woman asking “Do you see this right now? I can’t be the only one.” This is an album about looking, and Krieger fills up each lonely space she enters with her gaze. Krieger asks you to look, to really, really look, so that you can remember something, however small it is, when it’s all gone.”
    – Melissa Lozada-Oliva 

    Katy coats important messages in velvet coated enchanting vocals and wonderful guitar.” -Atwood Mag
    In the depths of making her own records, Katy put her savings into refurbishing an 80s 8 track reel to reel and has begun to record herself and friends out of Phil Weinrobe’s lower east side studio. Born in Houston, Texas, her mother sang Linda Ronstadt around the house and her father, a writer, played Leonard Cohen and Dylan. He would say, “you only need a few chords and the truth to write a good song.” But Katy took her time developing her truths and moved to New York for acting, where she found herself in other people’s stories. After working in tv and theatre, she drifted back to herself finding a home in songwriting. She set up her first U.S. solo tour, playing every dive and diy and soon after met her band. Back in Brooklyn, they recorded her debut LP live at Figure 8 Recording. Kind advice sought from Sam Evian and other industry friends has inspired her to learn the art of recording, thus becoming self reliant creatively. She engineered overdubs and mixed the album, leaning into the honest and soulful sounds that inspired her youth and brought her back to herself.
  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2022

    Sebastien Ammann Quartet / Richard Sears June 16

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

     
     
    Sebastien Ammann’s Quartet is:
    Adam Kolker (saxophones)
    Sebastien Ammann (piano)
    Pablo Menares (bass)
    Russ Meissner (drums
  • Fri
    17
    Jun
    2022

    Hohnen Ford / Good Intentions / Emma Frank June 17

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

    Ella Hohnen-Ford is inspired by jazz, folk and the great songwriters of the 20th century. Ella’s interest in a broad variety of styles has produced her unorthodox and genre-defying approach to writing and interpreting music.

    Emma Frank is a songwriter and singer living in Brooklyn.  She describes her performances as Folk-Burlesque – no corporeal nudity, but revealing nonetheless.  Are they funny? Are they sad? Are they life-affirming? She sure hopes so.  Emma just recorded her fifth studio album with her incredible band and it’s going to come out soon. 

    Good Intentions is an instrumental rock band that grew up in the 90s and hasn’t gotten over it. Following the lead from their favorite singers, songwriters, and composers, the music is warm, direct, and just a little emo.

     

  • Sat
    18
    Jun
    2022

    Joseph Keckler // Domino Kirke June 18

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

    The entertainment industries have served as a formative part of Domino Kirke’s existence since childhood. A graduate of the prestigious LaGuardia High School’s classical music program, she signed her first record deal at seventeen years old after producer Andres Levine (Chaka Khan, Tina Turner) saw her perform at Joe’s Pub in 1997. Kirke later formed the band DOMINO with songwriter Jordan Galland, and was signed to Mark Ronson’s Allido Records. The prominent indie pop band toured internationally for three years with various artists including Lily Allen and Gang of Four and was featured on Lena Dunham’s breakout film “Tiny Furniture. Over the years, Kirke has earned praisefrom TIME, Billboard, American Songwriter, NYLON, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, W Magazine, WWD, Bust and more.

    Joseph Keckler is a musician, writer and artist who often zeroes in on moments of daily life and spins them absurd and affecting underworld voyages. He recently released an NPR Tiny Desk concert and has appeared widely, having been presented by Lincoln Center, Centre Pompidou, and others. In 2019 he premiered Train With No Midnight, a dreamlike musical performance piece, with Prototype Festival and Let Me Die, an epic medley of operatic death scenes, with Opera Philadelphia, and was the national support act for rock band Sleater-Kinney. His debut essay and story collection, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World was published in 2018 by Turtle Point Press. He is currently touring and working on new film and music projects

    https://www.josephkeckler.com

  • Thu
    23
    Jun
    2022

    Schlegelmilch / Schnite / Freedman / Dow / Goldman / Warren // Danny Fox Trio June 23

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

    Schlegelmilch Warren etc

    In the spirit of reconnecting with old friends and with live audiences after the long pandemic lockdown, Brooklyn-based pianist and composer JP Schlegelmilch has assembled a new group featuring some of his longtime collaborators for a special northeast tour. The band features saxophonist Adam Schneit and drummer Max Goldman, JP’s bandmates from the Americana/Folk/Jazz group Old Time Musketry, which released two critically-acclaimed recordings and toured widely in the US; trumpeter and composer Kenny Warren (In the Heat Trio, Laila and Smitty, Slavic Soul Party), lap steel player Myk Freedman (The Mykfreedmans, The Sandcatchers); and electric bassist and composer Andrew Dow (Ressik). 

    Formed in 2008, the Danny Fox Trio, featuring pianist Danny Fox, bassist Chris van Voorst van Beest, and drummer Max Goldman, is a true working band hailed for reinventing the classic piano trio format with genre-defying, uniquely personal original music. Whether holed up in a Brooklyn basement rehearsing or touring around the country crammed into a sedan, the trio has spent countless hours developing a rapport that’s immediately palpable in their music.  Described as “cool, but not modish” (NY Times), the band mixes tight ensemble playing with highly interactive, attuned improvisation.  Drawing on influences as varied as Ellington, Bartok, and The Meters, the music can switch gears at any moment yet remains cohesive thanks to strong motivic development and rigorous arrangements that challenge the traditional roles of the piano trio instruments.  The trio is set to release its fourth album in the fall. 

    Danny Fox- piano . Chris van Voort van Beest- bass . Max Goldman- drums

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

  • Fri
    24
    Jun
    2022

    URI CAINE & LUTOSŁAWSKI QUARTET KAMIL PIOTROWICZ QUARTET feat. JAMIE BAUM {6th Jazztopad Festival NY} June 24

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    tickets $17.00 adv/ $20.00 door

    https://www.venuepilot.co/events/56617/orders/new

     

     
    Jazztopad Festival NYC presents:
     
    Uri Caine with the Lutosławski Quartet
    Kamil Piotrowicz Quartet with Jamie Baum

    The Space Kiss album is an invitation to meet the extraordinary musical personality of Uri Caine, an American classical and jazz pianist and composer, educated at the University of Pennsylvania, where avant-garde composer George Crumb was his mentor. From an early age Caine confronted different musical worlds (jazz, avant-garde, classics), which to this day results in an intriguing, specific style of his work.  He has released numerous albums, and in 2009 he was nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Classical Crossover Album” category for The Othello Syndrome, inspired by Verdi’s Otello.

    Kamil Piotrowicz is a pianist, composer, founder of ‘Idealistic Festival’ and independent label ‘Howard Records’. He is a leader and member of Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet, LAWAAI, Wojtczak / Piotrowicz, hałvva, Il Mare. Graduated with honours from the composition class of Professor Leszek Kułakowski at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk and from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. He is currently studying. at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Aarhus.

     Nominated for the Fryderyk 2019 and Fryderyk 2017 awards for his own albums Product Placement and Popular Music together with Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet. He received a number of cultural awards, including the West Pomeranian Cultural Award ‘Pro Arte’ and ‘Young Creator of Culture’ of the City of Gdansk. Kamil performed all over Europe or in Africa and his approach to the piano is characterised by meticulous technique, virtuosity and immersive sensibility.

     

    http://www.jazztopad.pl

  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2022

    Julia Easterlin // Innov Gnawa June 25

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2022

    Atoosa Grey canceled! June 26

    6:30 Doors 7pm Show

      

    Atoosa Grey’s concert is regretfully canceled.  Watch this space for her re-booking.  thanks!

  • Sun
    26
    Jun
    2022

    Serena Jost / The Landliners June 26

    6:30 Doors 7pm Show

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Serena Jost’s music evokes vivid emotional landscapes. Described as the “the Elizabeth Barrett Browning of avant-classical folk” by Stereo Embers Magazine, “It was as if she stepped off a cliff into the musical abyss–and lived to tell” WUSB Finn Miller. Performing new songs and favorites with her band, Julian Maile (guitar), Rob Jost (bass) and Robert DiPietro (drums)

    Delicious three-part harmonies, other-worldly twin fiddling, and lyrics that will break your heart and put it back together again better. The Landliners are a new songwriting power trio of Charlie Burnham, Jean Rohe, and Skye Steele, longtime friends and collaborators who have each achieved notoriety in their respective worlds of jazz, folk, and pop music, and now join forces to bring you an entirely new sound.
  • Thu
    30
    Jun
    2022

    Joanna Schubert's Oropendola / Sullivann June 30

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    Oropendola is the lyrical art-pop project of Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter-keyboardist Joanna Schubert. With a knack for emotional, whimsical storytelling, colorful, eclectic arrangements, and influences including Kate Bush and 90s/00s pop-R&B, Oropendola chassés through various genres with a playful theatricality and experimental indie sensibility. She recently completed her debut full-length record with Zubin Hensler at Studio 44 in Sunset Park, BK, release date TBD. Joanna is also a touring member of the band Half Waif, and has played keys and/or sung with various artists including Barrie, Elizabeth & the Catapult, Glenn Echo, and Emmerson & Her Clammy Hands.

    Sullivann is the project of Brooklyn-based performer and composer, Catherine Brookman. Her debut EP, Elements, will be released in Summer of 2021. Along with making her own work, Brookman is an active performer in experimental music and theatre projects, including recent appearances in Meredith Monk’s ATLAS with the LA Philharmonic, with jazz and pop acts Esperanza Spalding and Lorde, in Dave Malloy’s Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 off-Broadway and Hair on Broadway. She composes music for theatre, film, and opera and her work has been seen at Lincoln Center, The Public, Ars Nova, Nitehawk Cinema, and HERE Arts. Upcoming projects include a new multi-disciplinary work with choreographer, Lisa Fagan, called GIVE IT A GO and a new collaboration with experimental pop artist, Eliza Bagg (Lisel).

  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2022

    Charlie Burnham / Drinking Bird / Scree Jul 1

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Charlie Burnham is a Brooklyn violin player who has had the wonderful good/bad fortune to earn a living playing music.  He has done this with the help of some famous people who hired him to play and record their beautiful songs.  These famous people include James Blood Ulmer, Henry Butler, Wynton Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson, Nora Jones and many others who I’m leaving out with apologies. It’s a particular joy for Burnham to be playing at the Owl because it’s located right between the two schools where he got some early music training; PS 92 on Parkside and Rogers, and Lefferts junior high on Empire.  Joining Charlie tonight will be Fred Cash (bs) and Kirk Knuffke (trpt)

    Combining intimate jazz improvisation with cinematic melodies and rock-and-roll verve, DRINKING BIRD is a trio that draws from a liberally defined American Songbook to build a sound of its own. Comprising New Yorker Eladio Rojas on the drums, Norway-bred guitarist Jacob Matheus, and Pacific Northwest native Tree Palmedo on trumpet, the members of Drinking Bird have performed with folk singers, pop stars, rock bands, and a host of jazz greats. In addition to original material by its members, the trio tackles numerous jazz standards, country tunes, and pop songs reflective of the band’s eclectic taste; the sparse instrumentation lends a uniquely nuanced approach to Elliott Smith and Thelonious Monk alike. Several video projects and a debut album are in the works.

     

     

  • Sat
    02
    Jul
    2022

    Lau Noah and The Tether Trio Jul 2

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    Lau Noah (1994) is a Catalan self-taught composer, multi-instrumentalist and artist based in New York City.
    Praised by distinguished musicians for the astounding counterpoint work, her unique approach to music composition has made her a sought after act for workshops and master-classes for several music conservatories and universities all over the world. In February 2019 Noah performed a Tiny Desk Concert making her the first Catalan to ever perform in the prestigious series.

    The Tether Trio, Theo Bleckmann – vox / Timo Vollbrecht – sax / Ben Monder – guitar, derives its name from the intertwining of sonic landscapes and musical ideas that these 3, free-thinking, musicians merge into one. Together, Theo, Timo, and Ben weave together seamlessly intimate and delicate sonic textures into a highly personal and pastoral sound. By blending electronic and acoustic timbres, their music breathes and unfolds gradually and majestically. Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder (both multiple Grammy-nominees and ECM recording artists) have a long-standing collaboration of performing and recording (in duo and other ensembles) for over 25 years. The prolific saxophonist Timo Vollbrecht is a perfect extension of their aesthetic and integrates electronics and sonic space as an equal player. They first found together to perform for the Fajr Music Festival in Iran. Theo remembers: “We were astonished by how closely tethered our musical ideas were right from the beginning, and how we often could not tell one voice apart from another. Our name is a tribute to the magic of this musical merging.”
  • Thu
    07
    Jul
    2022

    Karen Mantler Trio / Chris Cochrane Trio / Felice Rosser Trio Jul 7

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Karen Mantler returns to the stage with her collection of songs about the current times we live in. Her distinctive voice and chromatic harmonica playing are featured in these tales of woe offset by her deadpan humor and bluntly elegant compositions. Set in a fascinating minimalist context, she is supported by Doug Wieselman on guitar and bass clarinet and Kato Hideki on bass.  She  is the daughter of jazz musicians Carla Bley and Michael Mantler.  As a songwriter and a bandleader, her style has attracted a world-class list of musicians to her band throughout the years, including Steven Bernstein, Eric Mingus, Hiram Bullock and Arturo O’Farrill.  As an instrumentalist and vocalist, Mantler has shared the stage with the likes of Terry Adams, Jack Bruce and Elvis Costello to name a few. (http://www.wattxtrawatt.com/)

    Kato Hideki is a bassist, composer & producer. As a bassist, he has worked with Eyvind Kang, John King, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Christian Marclay, New York City Ballet, Billy Martin, Zeena Parkins, Marc Ribot, Nana Vasconcelos and John Zorn, among others.  (http://www.katohideki.com)

    Doug Wieselman is a composer, arranger and musician. He co-leads Kamikaze Ground Crew who have recorded 5 albums as well as leading his own ensemble – Trio S with Jane Scarpantoni and Kenny Wollesen. As a musician, he worked with Hal Willner, Bill Frisell, Eyvind Kang, Robin Holcomb, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Steven Bernstein, Martha Wainwright, CocoRosie and John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards, among many others. (http://www.dougwieselman.com/)

    Chris Cochrane Trio with Sulynn 

    Chris has been playing guitar in and around NYC since 1982.

    Sulynn Hago is a Brooklyn-based guitarist, composer, and instructor in rock, metal, classical, and improvisational music. In 2015 Hago was picked among 400 applicants as touring guitarist of Canadian band Propagandhi in which they still perform. Marlon Cherry is a multi-instrumentalist / composer who has worked with a variety of artists including Stew & The Negro Problem and the Stew side project, Baba Bibi, Eszter Balint, The Roches and others.

    Appearing here with Marlon Cherry and Fin Hunt, Felice Rosser has formed a musical style, “Unlike virtually any other sound out there” (J. Lien – CMJ). “If Nina Simone had a power trio with a rock/soul and reggae flair, it would sound something like this” (Doug DeFalco, Talent Buyer).   Felice Rosser “Sings in a voice both plangent and wailing” (New York Times).  With sweet and powerful guitars from Nao Hakamada and funky polyrhythms from Fin Hunt, Faithnyc has developed an immensely colorful sound., “…tunes that are not rock, not funk, not r&b, so much as deeply soulful tone poems back by multiculti dream pop” (Village Voice).

    www.faithnyc.net

     

  • Fri
    08
    Jul
    2022

    Hermona / / Chris Conti / Grey McMurray Jul 8

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

         

     
    Hermona is an Ethiopian-American musician and songwriter from Washington, D.C., now based in Brooklyn NY. A classically trained pianist and multi-instrumentalist, her songwriting and performance is based in R&B but equally and seamlessly floats to folk, pop, funk, and alternative. She has performed in New York City at The Bitter End, DROM, and The Delancey.
    Hermona’s current and forthcoming work is instrumental rooted in variations and syncopated layering. Her work explores through the act of composition and improvisation the belief that (creative) expression is a necessity to the self-actualization of one’s humanity. She will be an artist in residence this September at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
     

    After several albums of acoustic based songs produced in a stark/lo-fi slant, Chris Conti’s growing explorations with tape loops led to his latest releases comprised of songs framed and inspired by this textural aesthetic. Tonight, he will be performing with a more improvisational approach to further dig into the existing material.

    Guitarist, singer and producer Grey Mcmurray has been called “sublimely odd” (New York Magazine) and “the world’s least obtrusive guitarist” (The Guardian). He will release his first solo album on Figureight Records in summer 2019. He has performed/recorded with Gil-Scott Heron, Meshell Ndegeocello, Tyondai Braxton, Alarm Will Sound, Olga Bell, Skuli Sverrissonn, Ali Sethi, Theo Bleckmann, Beth Orton, ACME, Colin Stetson, So Percussion, Shahzad Ismaily, Sam Amidon and John Cale, among others. He is a co-leader of the trio Tongues in Trees with Samita Sinha and Sunny Jain, and of the duo itsnotyouitsme with Caleb Burhans, with four releases on New Amsterdam Records.  He hopes everyday to provoke joyful tears in strangers’ eyes.

  • Sat
    09
    Jul
    2022

    Lip Talk ft. Justin Weaks / Infinite Coles / b o t / River Ramirez Jul 9

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

         

     

    This night curated by and features Dandy C. McDowell  (b o t),  a New York based multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and visual artist whose life-long obsession has been to investigate the boundlessness of emotion. With experience in the worlds of gospel, orchestral, and pop music, it has involuntarily become Dandy’s practice to create art that is heartfelt, appealing to the body, and at the same time, avoidant of easy categorization.  Their unique imagination for sonic possibility—realized in their personal project,  “b o t”—has brought them to work alongside such artists as Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange), Renata Zeiguer, Damon McMahon (Amen Dunes), and Kalmia Traver (Kalbells). In all of their work—collaborative and otherwise—Dandy aims to convey that the depth and breadth of emotion is limitless when accessed through sound and sight.

  • Sun
    10
    Jul
    2022

    Michael Attias Quartet / James Carney Quartet Jul 10

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Michael Attias Quartet will feature Tom Rainey (dr), Sean Conly (b), and Santiago Leibson (p)

    James Carney Quartet will feature Ravi Coltrane (ts) Mark Helias, (b), and Allan Mednard, (dr)

  • Thu
    14
    Jul
    2022

    Brittany Ann Traunbaugh / Kyle Morgan / Ali Dineen Jul 14

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

        

    Brittany Ann Tranbaugh (pronounced TRAN-baw) is an award-winning singer/songwriter based in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from the Lehigh Valley area in PA, she kicked off her music career as a teenager playing at Godfrey Daniels, one of the country’s only remaining bona fide folk listening rooms. She has since performed all over the US and Canada in theaters, living rooms, basements, bars, coffee shops, backyards, and on festival stages including Firefly and Philly Folk Fest. Accolades include a 2021 Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her song “Kiss You” and finalist spots in the Gems in the Rough, Kerrville New Folk, LEAF NewSong, and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists competitions. In April 2022, she debuted an EP entitled “Quarter Life Crisis Haircut,” her first official release in over a decade. In this new batch of memorable and thoughtfully crafted songs, she tackles a wide range of topics including her sixth grade queer awakening, an awkward run-in with an old acquaintance, and the impossibility of true folk music authenticity in this day and age. At times witty and sarcastic, at other times heartbreaking and raw, the EP undoubtedly showcases Tranbaugh’s finest work to date.

    Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Morgan grew up in central Pennsylvania, where he began writing his first album while bussing tables at the local Olive Garden. The name of that record, Starcrossed Losers, became the alias under which he would go on to release two more, Bind Us Anew and Strange Hesitations, each featuring his distinctive conglomeration of Americana styles, from stripped-down acoustic ballads and love-lorn parlor laments to roaring alt-country and throwback 60’s rock’n’roll. His latest album, Younger at Most Everything, was released in February on Team Love Records.

    Ali Dineen is a poet-composer born and raised in Queens, whose lyrics are poetic and deeply personal, and highlight the intersections between personal experience, larger histories, and systems of power. Ali has performed at the Museum of Art and Design, the Caramoor American Roots Music Festival, the American Folk Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Folk Festival, among other wonderful venues, and was awarded the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency in 2020. Ali is also the music director for local puppet troupe extraordinaire The Boxcutter Collective, arranges music and sings with Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir, and is part of a duet with the inimitable Feral Foster. Ali released a third album, Hold On, in 2020, and is currently working on a new piece about Joan of Arc.

  • Fri
    15
    Jul
    2022

    Eleanore Buckland/ Alec Spiegelman / Dallas Ugly Jul 15

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

    Since 2014, Eleanor Buckland has been one-third of Lula Wiles, the Boston-based folk-rock trio that has become an acoustic music scene favorite with their three critically hailed albums. Her own album You Don’t Have To Know spotlights a different side of Buckland’s musical interests as it sets her deeply personal songs against inventive indie rock arrangements. “Buckland’s folksy drawl plays perfectly with this fresh set of pop tunes that are seemingly built for fans of contemporary FM radio acts like Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift, both nostalgically rustic and immediately modern.” – WBUR

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    Alec Spiegelman is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer living in Brooklyn, NY. Lately, he’s produced albums for Ana Egge, The David Wax Museum, Taylor Ashton, Sadie Gustafson-Zook, Zoe Guigueno, and Dallas Ugly (sharing the bill this evening!) He’s a member of the band Cuddle Magic, who recently released a 6th full-length album (Bath), and are at work on a 7th. And he released his own debut full-length album, Airplane Mode, in the dark days of our first pandemic Autumn. He’ll be performing songs from that album, as well as newer material. 
     
    The music of Dallas Ugly shimmers with an iridescent nostalgia on their debut album, Watch Me Learn (produced by Alec Spiegleman). Built on a foundation of mellow interchanges of electric guitar and pedal steel, the rhythm and flow evoke an old-school country version of lofi hip hop radio. But combined with soaring fiddle and heartfelt vocals, it becomes something wholly new – a sound as unique as it is dreamy. Themes of change, loss, and growth, felt alongside the band members’ decade-long friendship, lend themselves naturally to the rolling country music vibes of their melodies and instrumentation. Together, Owen Burton, Eli Broxham, and Libby Weitnauer present a dreamy, last-call rendition of three chords and the truth. If you close your eyes, you can practically feel yourself slow dancing under the lazy orbit of a disco ball at midnight.
     
  • Sat
    16
    Jul
    2022

    Diego Joaquin Ramirez Quartet / Jake Sherman solo Jul 16

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 Suggested Donation

    Diego Joaquin Ramirez is an Irish-born drummer/composer based in NYC. He has played with many notable artists including Marc Cary, Melanie Charles, Jeremy Pelt, Wayne Tucker, Niwel Tsumbu, Endea Owens, Cyrille Aimee, and Grace Kelly. Diego is an ASCAP Composer Award winner and has performed on world renowned stages such as NPR Tiny Desk, The Blue Note NYC, and The Kennedy Center. In his latest project, Diego leads an exciting 4-piece ensemble with percussionists Marcos Lopez, Marcos Torres, and bassist Tamir Shmerling. Drawing inspiration from both traditional and current sounds of Latin America, Africa, India, and the U.S, this small ensemble delivers an explosive take on groove-based improvisation.

  • Sun
    17
    Jul
    2022

    Odara Trio (from Barcelona)/ Adam Good (oud) and John Murchison Jul 17

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

     

    Odara is a trio from Barcelona composed of Albert Ginestà (Spanish guitar), Sabela Simón (voice) and Mireia Clua (violin). They perform a repertoire of original compositions and Spanish folk songs with a flamenco and Mediterranean flavor. Their concerts are fresh and enjoyable, with moments ranging from deep tenderness to passionate energy and flamenco rhythms.

    Adam Good (oud) and John Murchison (qanun) play some of their favorite pieces from the Middle East and the Balkans.  
     
  • Thu
    21
    Jul
    2022

    Laurel / Bella Hayes / Boothe / Jackie West (Jul 21

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    “Laurel Levia is a Singer-Songwriter & Electronic Musician based in Baltimore, MD who has been carefully crafting her debut album for the past 5 years. Her combination of dreamy synth scapes & saturated vocals help create experimental pieces while still giving honest, heartfelt & relatable songs. Laurel’s debut album ‘glass half glass’ come out July 2nd through Shiny Boy Press.” – Collin Schnitker at Shiny Boy Press
     
    Bella Hayes is a Baltimore based musician, who uses a combination of electronic software and live instrumentation to create an assortment of meaningful, yet equally tranquil and vibrant sounds. Using voice, flute, and a tape recorder, Hayes transports the audience by infusing a  variety of genres, making exciting experimental pieces.
     
     
    Bulk Bin (Boothe)
     
    Jackie West writes with a strong magical realist approach. Inquisitive and architectural, her voice has been likened to a “house”
     
     
     
  • Fri
    22
    Jul
    2022

    Weeze / Rain johannes / Alena Spanger Jul 22

    7:30 door 8pm Show

     

  • Sat
    23
    Jul
    2022

    8pm Akie Bermiss // 930pm Belle-Skinner / Kirsten MaxwellJul 23

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    akie bermiss is affable, near-sighted, hirsute, and a nerd of the highest water. nevertheless, he has also somehow managed to cultivate and live a double-life as cool and *very* hip musician. his favorite thing to do is write (and, subsequently, sing) songs about aliens and spaceships and falling in love.

     

    Belle-Skinner is a dark nostalgic singer-songwriter based in upstate New York and Brooklyn. With a hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano and innate sense of melody she crafts tales of songbirds, sirens and desert nomads – nuanced and layered stories which bridge the gap between past and present. Though her influences cover a broad range of genres – from French chansons and Russian folk to contemporary alt-pop and rock – her voice often draws comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, Mary Hopkin, and early St. Vincent.

    Kirsten Maxwell is New York native, turned nomadic singer/songwriter. She got her start in the children’s chorus at the famed Amato Opera, where her parents met and performed. Although her cleverly poetic lyrics and heart centric performances have been celebrated in competitions and venues across the US, Maxwell is best loved for her voice. She was last seen touring with legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins who calls Maxwell’s performances a “sheer joy”.  
     
    w/s/g Jean Rohe and Mark Ettinger
     
  • Sun
    24
    Jul
    2022

    Stephen Becker / Crosslegged / rbke jul 24

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

      

     
    Stephen Becker (formerly Trees Take Ease) is a songwriter from Brooklyn, NY. With influences in indie rock and jazz, Becker strives to find a place somewhere between art song and folk, improvised and composed, weird and sublime. His debut album A Calm That Shifts arrives this fall on NNA Tapes. 
     
     
    Born in Norristown, PA and raised between Pennsylvania and California, Crosslegged (aka Keba Robinson), is a songwriter, singer and guitarist. Currently living in Queens, NY, she finds inspiration in magical guitar players, folk, experimental pop and soul.
     
    rbke is the moniker of harpist and singer-songwriter Rebecca El-Saleh. rbke takes an instrument typically adored for its lushness and strips it down, playing with minimal textures and simple vocal melodies. rbke’s debut full length album, produced by Zubin Hensler, will be released in 2023.
     
     
  • Thu
    28
    Jul
    2022

    Tomas Fujiwara & DoYeon Kim / Mary Halvorson: Clone Decay Jul 28

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation 

    Tomas Fujiwara (drums) and DoYeon Kim (gayageum) engage in a first time duo collaboration.

    Mary Halvorson: Clone Decay is Mary Halvorson (guitar), Kalia Vandever (trombone) & Weston Olencki (trombone & electronics)

    This project marks the first time meeting between these three musicians, featuring new compositions for two trombones and guitar, augmented by electronics and processing, to create a sound that begins as an acoustic trio and morphs into something else entirely.

    This performance features a Next Jazz Legacy Awardee, made possible by New Music USA and the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

    See https://newmusicusa.org/program/next-jazz-legacy/ 

  • Fri
    29
    Jul
    2022

    Michelle Willis / Julia Easterlin Jul 29

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    $12.00 suggested donation

  • Sat
    30
    Jul
    2022

    Katy Cruel, Little Mystery, Ian Davis: Rock Band Jul 30

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

  • Sun
    31
    Jul
    2022

    Ben Goldberg // Lea Lu (free show) Jul 31

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    PORCH CONCERT MATERIAL
    performed by
    Ben Goldberg – clarinet
    Michael Coleman – keyboards
    Ryan Ferreira – electric guitar
    Carmen Rothwell – bass
     
    After performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Singer-Songwriter Lea Lu was quickly signed to Sony Music. Together they released three albums. She opened for Coldplay, Morcheeba and Sinead O’Connor. Her songs encapsulate a longing for connection, while also embracing solitude in the form of nocturnal desert melodies. They are an empathic shout out to the world, showcasing the collective feelings that connects us all. 

    Together with Yago Vazquez (p) Matt Aronoff (b) and Jason Burger (dr) Lea will play previously unreleased material and songs from her latest album, ‘I CALL YOU’ that was released in October 2021 on her own label and features MOCKY (Feist), David Zincke, Nils Wogram and was mixed by Nico Quéré (Arctic Monkeys). LEA LU is currently in NYC working on her fifth album. 
     
    Lea’s set will be FREE to the public; no donations solicited.
     
    Yago Vazquez– p
    Matt Aronoff – b
    Jason Burger – dr
     
  • Sun
    07
    Aug
    2022

    Shahzad and Anika, Sarah Pedinotti, Young Jesus

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

  • Fri
    19
    Aug
    2022

    Isaac's Birthday w/ Isaac Gillespie, Addie Vogt & JS Bach! Aug 19

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    Emerging from the antifolk scene of the late 2000’s, Isaac Gillespie is a NY-based songwriter, performer and man-about-town. Blending folk-song storytelling with the energy of punk and the elasticity of gospel, the Gillespie-fronted The Due Diligence was a mainstay of 2010’s Brooklyn DIY. All the while, Gillespie continued to write and perform (and in 2019 release) the more delicate songs of his acoustic beginnings. Over the years he’s had the honor to write and record with everyone from Shakey Graves to Landlady’s Adam Schatz as well as members of BLEACHERS, Phosphorescent, Son Lux and Ava Luna.
     
    Addie Vogt plays drums but also other things too
     
    Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the late Baroque period. Since the 19th-century Bach revival he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music.
  • Thu
    25
    Aug
    2022

    Vireo / Field Guides / Eliza Edens Aug 25

    Doors 7:30 Show 8:00

    $12.00 suggested donation

      

    Vireo was born in 2015 out of band-lead Chris Beaulieu’s childhood home, the creative projection  of eight years spent with a band that was due for, but never got, their big break. Bringing together acoustic instrumentation, alternative percussion, and natural soundscapes, alongside lyrics rooted in themes of the natural world and human emotion, across all albums, Vireo’s intention is clear: create authentically.  Over the years, Vireo has released several homegrown recordings and collaborated with a community of artists in order to play in the Pittsburgh DIY scene and tour the east coast; Vireo is rooted in and represents the community that makes it a whole. With a lineup now consisting of Anthony Capozzi, Matt Hochberg and Suzanne Gomes, the gang is set to release their 4th LP, Moss Longing on August 19th.

    Field Guides is the ever-shifting project of Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Benedict Kupstas, accompanied by an expansive list of collaborators both on record and live. With Ginkgo, the band’s third album—after 2014’s Boo, Forever (which The Big Takeover called “sprawling, dense, and mysterious”) and 2019’s This Is Just A Place (which Gold Flake Paint called “one of the year’s most rewarding discoveries”)—Kupstas has created a “profoundly organic indie folk space” (PopMatters), a record “full of beautifully intricate details and crashing waves of melody” (For The Rabbits).

    Born and raised in rural Massachusetts and currently living in Brooklyn, NY⁠—via Colorado and then Philadelphia—Eliza Edens weaves together disparate influences of people and place into her work to create mesmerizing sonic tapestries with guitar and voice. With a love for tinkering with alternate tunings à la Nick Drake, a curious harmonic ear from years of childhood classical piano lessons, and an ever-expanding affinity for words and stories, Edens’ songs build a kaleidoscopic world that documents the parallels between hope and heartbreak. The resulting sound is a diverse palette of guitar-based, experimental folk-rock centered around Edens gently cradled voice and brimming at the edges with pockets of sonic whimsy. Edens is currently putting the finishing touches on a new sophomore album.  Her debut record Time Away From Time (2020) was called “… a mesmerizing 29 minutes of delicate finger picking and poetry in motion” by No Depression. 

     

  • Fri
    26
    Aug
    2022

    Are Skwaird / Emily Frembgen

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

    $12.00 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. A rare appearance now that Rebecca lives in Sweden!

    Emily Frembgen is a NYC-based singer-songwriter with “an angelic voice, ethereal songs, and a poetic sensibility that recalls the minimalism and genius of Emily Dickinson.” Her latest album, irreverently titled It’s Me or the Dog, is her most personal and fully realized offering to date. It’s indicative of everywhere she’s been and everywhere she still wants to go.

  • Wed
    07
    Sep
    2022

    Summer Night Sahra, Featuring Zahra AlZubaidi and Marwa Morgan Sept 7

    7:00 Doors 7:30 Show

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    An evening of classic Arabic music featuring songs by Umm Kulthum, Mohammad Fawzi, Farid El Atrache and others, performed by the duet Zahra and Marwa.
     
    Zahra Alzubaidi is an Iraqi vocalist based in NYC who performs a variety of Arabic styles, and has appeared with several ensembles throughout the US.
     
    Marwa Morgan is an Egyptian singer and journalist based in New York City. Grew up in Cairo, surrounded by classical Egyptian music. Since moving to U.S. 2015, music has become a way to connect her to home. She has performed with several ensembles in the U.S.
     
    Zafir Tawil  is an accomplished Palestinian musician and a virtuoso on ‘oud, qanun, violin, and Arab percussion. He performs across the U.S. and in the Middle East with such musicians as Sting as well as celebrated world music artists.
     
    Sami Abu Shumays is a violinist and vocalist performing traditional music from Egypt and Syria. He founded and directs the ensemble Zikrayat. 
     
    Johnny Farraj is a Lebanese-born musician and software engineer of Palestinian descent. His main instrument is the riqq; he also plays the ‘ud and sings. Johnny is the creator ofMaqamWorld.com
     
    John Murchison is a Brooklyn-based bassist and multi-instrumentalist.  He is known for his active role in several musical circles, performing primarily in pop and musical theater,  jazz and avant-garde, and traditional music from the Middle East and Africa.
     
    * Sahra سهرة :  An evening party, jam or soirée. 
  • Thu
    08
    Sep
    2022

    Festival Of New Trumpet Music:  Alexandra Ridout Trio / Sonny Singh Sept 8

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

         

    Sonny Singh: 
    • Personnel: Sonny Singh (voc/tp/dhol), Jonathan Goldberger (g), Mackenzie Shivers (harmonium/keys/voc), Yuka Tadano (b), Rohin Khemani (dr/tabla)

    Alexandra Ridout Trio: 

    “The trio is a relatively new project which is collaborative in nature. We all have similar avenues of influence in the music we like and write, whilst each having our own unique input. The sound of trumpet in the drumless trio is fairly rare and we have worked on making a trio sound that resonates with us. The trumpet can be so versatile and this trio explores a lot of that. We play a mix of original music written specifically for this trio sound as well as some of our favourite music that we play in our own way”
  • Fri
    09
    Sep
    2022

    Dead Gowns / Allegra Krieger / Little Mazarn /Sept 9

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation 

       

     

    Dead Gowns is the project of Portland-Maine-based songwriter Geneviève Beaudoin. Her latest single is called ‘How You Act.’ It’s the first from a series of new recordings that New Commute says will “turn the head of any Whitney or Cate Le Bon enthusiast” and For the Rabbits calls “the sound of a songwriter coming good on all her promises and then some.” 

     

    http://deadgowns.com

    www.instagram.com/voila_deadgowns/

    Allegra Krieger is a new york based songwriter and composer. With emotive lyricism and explorative harmony, her songs are at once cathartic and compelling. She will be releasing her second album with Northern Spy Records, “Precious Thing” on March 4th 2022. 
    At the heart of this album is a young, working woman asking “Do you see this right now? I can’t be the only one.” This is an album about looking, and Krieger fills up each lonely space she enters with her gaze. Krieger asks you to look, to really, really look, so that you can remember something, however small it is, when it’s all gone.”
    – Melissa Lozada-Oliva 

    https://allegrakrieger.bandcamp.com

    The music of Little Mazarn is a cool float a few feet from the ground through a dimly lit, almost familiar forest. It is quieter than silence, big as everything, still but always moving. If you’ve ever had flying dreams, or an amazing night time bike ride on LSD, this might be a world for you. Chords are made up of notes; Little Mazarn gives them all their own moment. There are NO superfluous notes played here. Lindsey’s kind and twisting voice ambles along over the spare sounds of Jeff Johnston’s saw bowing, Ralph White’s electric mbira wanderings, and her own slow banjo. Like DJ Screw, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, and anyone who chooses to walk instead of ride, Lindsey realizes the amazing power of slow… slow… slow music. Lindsey is at once a baby and a wise old man. Get in this canoe at dawn on some Texas river that remembers when Comanche slept under the stars.

    http://www.littlemazarn.net

     

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2022

    William Alexander, Brittain Ashford, Adam Lytle

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show Sept 10

    Coming fresh off of a national tour supporting Mndsgn – Brooklyn based singer songwriter William Alexander deconstructs his self produced songtape “The Uncut Tree” through the lens of thoughtful, acoustic soul.

    While Brittain Ashford has spent much of her career recording and touring in support of her original music, her unlikely appearance in the Broadway musical The Great Comet of 1812 took her a slightly different direction. Lin-Manuel Miranda once suggested that she could sing while he wept into a bucket and The New York Times said that she should have been nominated for a Tony. She will be performing songs from her forthcoming album, Trotter. 

    Adam Lytle is an American singer-songwriter known for his work with the band Quicksilver Daydream. A technician of the sacred, his songs paint symbolic landscapes, conjuring worlds that vibrate between the hallucinatory and nostalgic.

  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2022

    Marta Sanchez, Caleb Curtis Sept 11

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

  • Thu
    15
    Sep
    2022

    Michael Bates’ Acrobat / ALTA String Quartet Sept 15

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation
      
    Acrobat, the quintet led by bassist/composer Michael Bates, features five fearless voices exploring one of music’s most mysterious personalities, Dmitri Shostakovich.  With literal themes by Shostakovich or themes composed with his spirit, “Acrobat” is full of music that is playful yet dark and swinging.  And while Shostakovich is clearly being channeled, the voices of these five fantastic improvisers will be on full display: Beautiful and vicious, elegant and dissonant, and humor laced with serene sarcasm.
     
    (With Marty Ehrlich,clarinet; Mazz Swift,violin; Sara Schoenbeck,bassoon; Michael Sarin,drums)
     
    The ALTA String Quartet present radically different explorations of two dissident composers: Dmitri Shostakovich and Witold Lutoslawski.   This is music filled with hidden messages mocking a regime that willfully crushed people. With the war continuing in Ukraine, this is timely and vital music.  
     
    personnel:  Gabryel Smith-violin  Rachel Hauser-violin Emily Bookwalter-viola  Ken Hashimoto-cello

     Michael Bates’ Acrobat w/guests The ALTA String Quartet 
    Arrangements of Shostakovich and Lutoslawski

    with guest violinist Fung Chern Hwei
  • Fri
    16
    Sep
    2022

    Marcellus Hall and the Hostages / Chris Maxwell

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

     

    As a singer-songwriter Marcellus Hall has recorded with bands Railroad Jerk and White Hassle and has toured the US, Europe, and Japan. He continues to make music under his own name. The First Line was recorded with accompanying musicians and released on Glacial Pace Recordings in 2011. Afterglow was recorded and released with The Hostages (Damon Smith, Mike Shapiro, and Troy Fannin) via Bandcamp in 2013. Hall is at work on an, as yet untitled, album of new material. If it’s awesome, awe-inspiring, hip-shaking, intellectual, harmonica-tinged, heart-wrenching, tales of love and redemption you want, then look no further. Marcellus Hall’s new sound echoes his previous stints in Railroad Jerk and White Hassle, but takes it to another level. A level where all other bands blush in embarrassment. Questions? 

    Chris Maxwell made his name playing perhaps the furthest thing from wistful Americana — in the ’90s, he made catchy, jagged junkyard rock with the legendary New York band Skeleton Key. Before that, he was the principal songwriter and clever guitarist of Little Rock, Arkansas’ first band to be signed to a major label, the Gunbunnies, whose Southern Gothic jangle the L.A. Times characterized “…as if the Beatles met Faulkner on E Street.” These days, Maxwell works out of his new Goat House Studio in Woodstock, where he composes and records music for hit TV shows like Bob’s Burgers and Inside Amy Schumer, as well as having produced and written music for other artists (They Might Be Giants, Iggy Pop, Yoko Ono, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) as part of the celebrated production team The Elegant Too.

    “Chris Maxwell musically channels the heart of Americana-pop — Big Star, Freedy Johnston, Wilco and the like — in crafting a song-cycle as personal as home movies with X-rays included. A beautifully poised grown-up album in an age that still coughs one up from time to time.” — Jonathan Lethem

  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2022

    Anni Rossi / Katy Cruel/ Jae Soto Sept 17

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show

      

    Anni Rossi is a songwriter, comedic performer and multi-instrumentalist from Minnesota based in Brooklyn. Her work draws from the natural landscape within and has been called “experiential folk”. She often plays hybrid electric viola-tars built out of tree branches by collaborator Thor Harris (Swans).

    Katy Cruel is the solo project of New York based musician, actor, and artist Katy Pinke. 

    Jae Soto is the solo moniker of Brooklyn-based vocalist and producer Justina Soto. Initially trained as a vocalist, she studied modern production independently, and later developed into a self-described “computer musician”. Influenced by artists like Japanese producer Haruomi Hosono, American composers like John Cage and Steve Reich, and 80s synth-pop icons, she often uses a blend of experimental micro-sampling, multi-fx hardware, and synthesis to transform her sounds. While creating, Soto listens to her surroundings and places those abstractions into a familiar context, often using topically diverse lyrics and delivering a sardonic yet holistic view of her experiences.

  • Sun
    18
    Sep
    2022

    b o t with Maxi / María Argel / NIIKA & Syl DuBenion Sept 18

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

    Maximillion “Maxi” Hawkeye Canion (They/Them) is a Non-binary Queer Black & Latinx solo movement artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Desert raised & originally from El Paso, TX, they graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). As a freelancer, they have worked with Sidra Bell, UNA Productions, slowdanger, Annie Rigney, Kayla Farrish, BIRDHOUSE, Lior Lazarof & Fernando Melo. They attended Springboard Danse Montreal In 2019. They are also a certified Dance Church instructor and Reiki practitioner. Maxi has been pursuing a call to heal others and a desire to provide aid through bodywork to people in the Black Community as well as Black Queer/Trans/Non-Binary artists, organizers and activists.

    María Argel is a writer and poet originally from Montelíbano, Colombia.  Most essential to her process is the poetic nature of the unusual—the fact that the world does not express itself so clearly in genre or form. She is currently writing her first novel and a collection of poems that are variations on themes of adolescence, the multi-dimensionality of the femme, and the unnamed shapes of time, which she believes are at the heart of the poetry in everything.

    Syl DuBenion is a 31 y/o black American, born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He holds a love for water, art, and friends, while sharing his huge imagination, an infinity for color, and distrust of constructs via his modes of creativity.

    NIIKA, conceived and fronted by Russian-born Chicago-raised Nika Nemirovsky (guitar and voice), is an effervescent blend of intimate indie, soul, and jazz-tinged folk. Drawing upon the creative ethos of artists like Lhasa De Sela, Kate Bush, and The Dirty Projectors, her writing defies categorization and instead draws people in with an unwavering mystery. After releasing her first full-length album in March of 2020 which featured a full band, and sonically expansive arrangements, NIIKA shifted gears somewhat. Her new body of work, created with a stripped back performance in mind, reflects much of what sets her work apart- a sound that is distinctly, undeniably her own. 

    She is currently in the process of putting the finishing touches on her third release, an EP titled “Still a Soft One,” slated to be released this winter, with production assistance from Vivian McConnell (V.V. Lightbody) and Chicago avant jazz guitarist, Dave Miller. “Nemirovsky makes big music from a small space. From her hands, even only guitar and voice can perform the most mosaic duet, waltzing back and forth with one another in a dance that conveys not only playful novelty, but also an honest and undeniable heartache.” -Lyrah Fosl, Former Staff Contributor at Tiny Mix Tapes

    Dandy C. McDowell (b o t) is a New York based multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and visual artist whose life-long obsession has been to investigate the boundlessness of emotion. With experience in the worlds of gospel, orchestral, and pop music, it has involuntarily become Dandy’s practice to create art that is heartfelt, appealing to the body, and at the same time, avoidant of easy categorization.

    Their unique imagination for sonic possibility—realized in their personal project, 

    “b o t”—has brought them to work alongside such artists as Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange), Renata Zeiguer, Damon McMahon (Amen Dunes), and Kalmia Traver (Kalbells). In all of their work—collaborative and otherwise—Dandy aims to convey that the depth and breadth of emotion is limitless when accessed through sound and sight.

     

  • Thu
    22
    Sep
    2022

    Alex LoRe Quartet / Or Bereket Quartet Sept 22

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

      

    Alex LoRe has been praised by the New York Times as a saxophonist who is “…making the connections among about 70 years’ worth of contemplative, articulate and light-toned players.” He has recorded on over two dozen albums as a side musician and released three albums under his own name — “Dream House” (2014) and “More Figs and Blue Things” (2016) on acclaimed saxophonist Greg Osby’s Inner Circle Music label, and most recently “Karol” (2019) on Challenge Records International. LoRe is a Boston Sax Shop Artist and is on teaching staff at the New School College of Performing Arts in Manhattan. He currently lives in Brooklyn.

    With Glenn Zaleski on piano, Des White on bass, and Allan Mednard,drums

    Born in Jerusalem to parents of Moroccan, Iraqi, Argentinian, and Eastern European descent, raised between Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv, and based out of Brooklyn since 2011, Or Bareket is one of the most prominent bassists of his generation, as well as a composer and bandleader with an eclectic yet meticulously cohesive approach.  Winner of the 2011 International Society of Bassists’ jazz competition, Bareket’s distinct lyricism, rhythmic dexterity, and groove-centric approach are clearly present in his playing and writing alike. For this performance, He will be exploring some new compositions alongside a stellar band,
     
    with Godwin Louis – alto saxophone, Lex Korten – piano, Kayvon Gordon – drums 
  • Fri
    23
    Sep
    2022

    Levon Henry Presents Sept 23

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    After a long hiatus, saxophonist/songwriter Levon Henry returns to The Owl with a new monthly series (his prior “Night Fishing” was cut short by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic). “Levon Henry Presents” will be a collaborative residency, with a different cast and structure every show. For the inaugural show on Friday September 23rd, Levon will be joined by Alena Spanger, Julian Cubillos, Little Mystery, and Tony Vaz. 7:30 PM.

     
  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2022

    Jack Broza / Rema Hasumi Sept 24

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    Jack Broza is a Brooklyn-based guitarist, songwriter, and producer. His songs oscillate between sparse, intimate moments and richly textured explosions of sounds. In the past year he has shared a slew of new music under his own name, with bands he co-leads (FORAGER, Typo.buzz), and as a producer for other artists (Sarah Rossy, Nathan Reising, Altus). Under the Radar Magazine wrote of his recent EP, Some Slant Rhyme I Wrote, that “his composition and songwriting are sights to behold.”

  • Sun
    25
    Sep
    2022

    Timo Andres with Annie Hart Sept 25

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    Join Timo Andres and Annie Hart for an evening of minimal, ambient, and improvised music for piano, keyboards, and synthesizers, including works by themselves, Philip Glass, Ann Southam, and others.”

  • Wed
    28
    Sep
    2022

    Taylor Ashton with Katie Martucci Sept 28

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show

    https://www.venuepilot.co/events/61774/orders/new

     

    Taylor Ashton is a Canadian singer and songwriter living in Brooklyn. He spent the first half of his twenties on the road across Canada as frontman of the band Fish & Bird before moving to New York to work on a new set of songs and a new chapter of life. His music takes influence from the cosmic emotionality of Joni Mitchell, the sage vulnerability of Bill Withers, the humour and heartbreak of Randy Newman, and old-time and Celtic folk music. Alternately accompanying himself on clawhammer banjo and electric guitar, Taylor croons poignantly clever lyrical insights while effortlessly gliding between a Bill Callahan-esque baritone to a Thom Yorke-like falsetto.

    His full-length debut album The Romantic was released in early 2020, followed by a companion EP “Romanticize” featuring remixes, reimaginings, and new songs. His songwriting appears on albums by Watkins Family Hour, the Brother Brothers, Benjamin Lazar Davis and others, and he has released singles with Aoife O’Donovan, The Fretless, and Aerialists, as well as a moody acoustic duo record in 2018 with songwriter & guitarist Courtney Hartman. Much is in store for 2022, including at least one new album and more fruitful collaborations.

    Katie Martucci is a performer (singer, guitarist & violinist), bandleader, composer and teacher living in Brooklyn, NY. Since graduating from the New England Conservatory in 2016, Katie has toured the United States with her trio The Ladles, founded the Tucci Swing Orchestra, released several solo recordings, and scored the National Geographic film ‘Glen Canyon Rediscovered’. Katie has taught voice and songwriting at SUNY New Paltz, and leads several ensembles at the Jalopy School of Music in Brooklyn. 

     

    https://www.katiemartucci.com

     

  • Thu
    29
    Sep
    2022

    Dorée/ Jay Gandhi / Dustin Carlson Trio Sept 29

     

      

    Guitarist Dustin Carlson will appear with vocalist Sivan Arbel and Satoshi Takeishi, percussion. “Dustin Carlson just surprises me with each new project, f***ing genius “new music” composer/conceiver-cum-americanonical-singer/songwriter-lyrical noiseblaster-brilliant guitarist with his own voice, but a voice that keeps shifting around in further & otherly ways (wtf is a “brand”, anyway? he’s still in motion, oh yeah he is; music).” — David Torn 

    Dorée is a NYC based singer-songwriter whose work combines alternative pop, folk, classical & jazz. She’s taking a gap year from New England Conservatory to write, perform, and develop her craft. With an all original repertoire, Dorée has played in NYC & Boston at The Bitter End, Piano’s Lounge & The Corner Art Room. She is working at Big Orange Sheep Recording Studio in Industry City, Brooklyn

    Jay Gandhi’s music is a reflection of an eclectic array of musical influences and years of training under the inimitable legend of the bansuri, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia. He is a world traveling performer, educator and a founding member of the Brooklyn Raga Massive, a groundbreaking NYC musicians collective.
     
    Jay has been immersed in Hindustani classical music from his childhood, beginning with vocal training under Smt. Kum Kum Sanyal and bansuri training from Pt. Ronu Majumdar and other prominent players. He has performed with many renowned artists from India and beyond, including his Guru Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasiaji, the late Pandit Jasrajji, Pandit Nayan Ghosh, Reggie Workman, Ravi Coltrane, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Yacouba Sissoko (Mali), Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania), Amir El-Safar, Adam Rudolph, Abhik Mukherjee and many others. He has recorded with sarodist Alam Khan’s Grand Tapestry, Adam Rudolph’s “Ragmala” and Brooklyn Raga Massive’s “In D”, and for the upcoming Hollywood feature film “Prisoners of Paradise”.

     

  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2022

    Tree Palmedo, Oropendola, Wood River, Sept 30

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

        

    Tree Palmedo is a Brooklyn-based musician and an eager collaborator in the worlds of jazz, free music, pop, and indie rock. As a trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist, he has recorded and performed with an eclectic cast of musicians including avant-pop orchestra Tredici Bacci, singer-songwriter Ben Zaidi, Oscar-nominated songwriter Joshuah Brian Campbell, and acclaimed indie rock bands like The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Mild High Club, and Sloppy Jane. Tree’s contemporary jazz quartet project Earprint received four stars in Downbeat and was named #1 debut album on the NPR Jazz Critic’s Poll. He has also released work as a singer-songwriter with the band Peaceful Faces. He plays regularly in the Brooklyn bands Tredici Bacci and Drinking Bird .

    Wood River is a Brooklyn based band lead by multi instrumentalist Charlotte Greve.
    Expect back beats, through composed melodies, enigmatic lyrics and grooves, bathed in swirling synths, alto saxophone, electric bass and guitars – Music that is as un-categorizable as the musicians are versatile. A captivating blend of jazz, ambient and rock music with a rarely heard compositional rigour.

    Oropendola is the effervescent lyrical chamber-pop project of Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter & musician Joanna Schubert. The oropendola is a gregarious bird native to South and Central America ~ a feathery friend who enjoys a good silly swing on a branch. A golden pendulum. A call that conjures water droplets cascading and trickling through the air, only to suddenly crash upon a rocky shore… of figurative sorts.  With a knack for emotional and whimsical storytelling and colorful arrangements, a distinct chameleon-like voice that loves the song-speak, and a tendency towards the musically delicious and unpredictable, Oropendola chases through various genres with a playful theatricality and indie sensibility.  Influences range from and are not limited to: eclectic forces like Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, and Joanna Newsom; the melodic and chaotic arrangements of Sufjan Stevens and Of Montreal; French Impressionist piano music; musical theater; the proggiest of The Beatles and the most melodic of Prog; the 90s/early aughts pop, R&B, and pop-punk.

     

  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2022

    CANCELED FOR PANDEMIC SAFETY - Leila Adu / Ali Dineen Oct 1

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

      

    RESCHEDULING IN PROCESS

    Apologies for the late cancellation, your health is important!

    Ali Dineen is a poet-composer born and raised in Queens, whose lyrics are poetic and deeply personal, and highlight the intersections between personal experience, larger histories, and systems of power. Ali has performed at the Museum of Art and Design, the Caramoor American Roots Music Festival, the American Folk Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Folk Festival, among other wonderful venues, and was awarded the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency in 2020. Ali is also the music director for local puppet troupe extraordinaire The Boxcutter Collective, arranges music and sings with Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir, and is part of a duet with the inimitable Feral Foster. Ali released a third album, Hold On, in 2020, and is currently working on a new piece about Joan of Arc.

    Leila Adu is an astonishing force in the space where electropop, avant-classical and singer-songwriter meet. Exploring her roots in New Zealand, Britain and Ghana, Adu is an international artist who has performed at festivals and venues across the world. Compared to Nina Simone and Joanna Newsome by WNYC, Adu has released five acclaimed albums, and has given visionary solo BBC and WQXR performances. Adu’s credits include Ojai Music Festival, Bang on a Can, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Late Night with David Letterman, and composing for a Billboard charted album. Adu holds a Princeton University music composition PhD. In 2022, Leila Adu–Gilmore has been awarded a Charles Ives Composer Fellowship’s from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

  • Sun
    02
    Oct
    2022

    Margaux/ Landlady (solo) Oct 2

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    15 online / 18 at the door

    https://www.venuepilot.co/events/61220/orders/new

     

    Margaux is a singer-songwriter based in brooklyn. She is excited to share new and old songs with reimagined arrangements for a special and intimate night of music. 

    Adam Schatz (Landlady, Japanese Breakfast) is breaking in a brand new song cycle that will be the next Landlady album(s?). It’s a bit different every time to some hear the good and the bad unfold on the grand piano at the Owl. 

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2022

    Sylvester Germaine/ My Tree Oct 6

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    Sylvester Germaine-electric bass • Jonathan Goldberger-guitar • Luke Marrantz-fender rhodes • Jeff Davis-drums
    Playing original compositions by each member of the band, this is a group with connections that go back many years through many formations. Catchy melodies, vamps, and free explorations are some of the musical elements that can be expected.
     
    My Tree is an eclectic musical collaboration that straddles the boundaries of R&B, indie rock, and jazz. When algorithms are decoding more music into homogeneous playlists, My Tree challenges this norm to bring music and people of disparate worlds together. Their latest release, Where The Grace Is (2021), is a “well-intentioned, slow-burn rumination on the gripes of American social and economical plight, brimming with bops bulked-up on heavy instrumentation” {Flood Magazine]. Their sound has been described as “Seductive, interstellar funk” [Okayplayer] and an “experimental blend of indie rock, jazz, funk, and dream pop” [The Deli Magazine] with “the perfect mix of skill and energy to keep you hooked from start to finish” [Earmilk]. Featuring acclaimed alto-saxophonist and flutist Caroline Davis in a different role as a vocalist, and keyboardist Ben Hoffmann, this collaboration features songs that seek to uplift, while at the same time pointing to the current challenges we face in the United States. My Tree is the soundtrack for the inevitable ushering in of the new world order.
     
     
  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2022

    Greef/ Your Next Pie / Good Intentions Oct 7

    7:30 Doors 8pm Show
       
     
    Greef is a bedroom trash pop cassette DJ from sadville Maine.
     
    Katie McShane has been writing music for the past 10 years, with over 20 albums released in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  Her recent projects include rock band Spirits Having Fun and children’s show Draw Together.   Through her years of writing Katie has developed a strong musical language that is warm, present-minded, and full of spirit and laughter.  “Your next pie” is Katie’s first true solo project, supported by a band of her deepest collaborators.
     
    Good Intentions is an instrumental rock band, playing music by Gregg Belisle-Chi and Sam Decker. Following the lead from their favorite singers, songwriters, and composers, the music is warm, direct, and just a little emo.
     
     
     
  • Sat
    08
    Oct
    2022

    Elysian Fields record release Oct 8 SOLD OUT

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    https://www.venuepilot.co/events/60243/orders/new

    sorry, no tickets remaining for this concert!

     

    Presenting their new album ‘Once Beautiful, Twice Removed’.

     

  • Sun
    09
    Oct
    2022

    Trippers & Askers / No Lands, & special guest Oct 9

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Trippers & Askers is the folk / spiritual jazz project of musician, sound artist, educator and researcher Jay Hammond. The group’s latest album Acorn takes inspiration from Octavia Butler’s immersive and frighteningly prescient novel Parable of the Sower. As an intertextual work, Acorn brings together a wide array of collaborators that include members of Wye Oak, Califone, former Sun Ra member Ken Moshesh and comic artist John Jennings to explore the book’s narrative as it pertains to the very real political and emotional challenges of the present. The album was called “a shimmering homage to nature” by The Guardian. For this performance at The Owl, Hammond will perform solo with likely special guests and new material. 

    No Lands is the recording project of Brooklyn-based songwriter and audio engineer Michael Hammond. The debut No Lands album Negative Space was called “one of the most thrilling headphone experiences of this year” [Tome to the Weather Machine] and named the best electronic album of the year by the Brooklyn Rail. As a sound designer and audio engineer, Michael has worked with artists including So Percussion, yMusic, Shara Nova, the Kitchener‐Waterloo Symphony, Judd Greenstein, the San Francisco Symphony, Residentie Orkest, and Signal Ensemble. For this show, Hammond is joined by Molly Kerker on keyboards and vocals.

    https://nolands.bandcamp.com

     

  • Thu
    13
    Oct
    2022

    Theresa Rosas / Christopher Street Songwriters Oct 13

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    Theresa Rosas is a pianist and songwriter based in New York City since 1998. Alongside developing Heart Songs and Sounds (an album of original songs/improvisations/compositions,) she is currently recording Chopin’s 24 Preludes, op. 28. The Owl set is a combination of music from these two projects. With Alan Grubner and Sam Weber

    https://theresarosas.bandcamp.com/album/chopin-7-preludes

    Christopher Street Songwriters is a diverse group of solo songwriters lead by Brooke Lynn McGowan, Stephen Stavola, and Scott Konrad, who first met each other at the Christopher Street Open Mic at St. John’s Church in the West Village. Over the past two and a half years, the group has worked together crafting their individual songs in an inclusive, supportive, and musically bold spirit. This night is a showcase of these songwriters and their favorite songs, as well as a celebration of the open mic returning to Christopher Street and St. John’s this fall.

  • Fri
    14
    Oct
    2022

    Jaime Lowe/ Chase Elodia / Sillivan October 1

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    Catherine Brookman is a performer/composer based in Brooklyn. Originally from Baltimore, her art pop project is called Sullivann and she is currently working on her first solo effort, a double album, produced with Chris Botta at Figure8, called “If a song fades out, it’s playing forever somewhere” to be released in 2022 after her debut EP, Elements.

    Jaime Lowe is a writer living in Brooklyn. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine and her work has appeared in New York magazine, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Maxim, Gawker, The Village Voice,  LA Weekly, and on ESPN. Lowe is the author of Mental, a memoir about lithium and bipolar disorder, Digging for Dirt: The Life and Death of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and her latest book, Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California’s Wildfires.

    Chase Elodia’s quartet is a Brooklyn-based ensemble. Founded in 2020, the group released their debut album, Portrait Imperfect, on Biophilia Records in May 2022. Hailed as an “artful” and “ambitious” ensemble by Downbeat Magazine, the band combines a collaborative and improvisational sensibility with an aesthetic orientation that has been nourished by singer-songwriters and electronic artists like Meshell Ndegeocello, Norma Winstone, and Becca Stevens. The group frequently performs at venues around Brooklyn; in the past few years, they have performed at Scholes St. Studio, Pete’s Candy Store, and the Owl. They toured across the USA in 2022, with performances at Lakehouse Jazz (San Francisco), The Muse (Boulder, CO), Oberlin College and Conservatory, Rudy’s Jazz Room, Fulton St. Collective, and Rockwood Music Hall. Chase is a 2021 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award Winner as well as a 2022 MacDowell Residency Fellow. 

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2022

    Minivan / ID:RB (the Ian Davis Rock Band) Oct 15

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

    Minivan is the electropop drag show by Ron Shalom featuring multiple character transformations using costume, live-controlled custom lights, and instructional dance.

    https://ronshalom.bandcamp.com/album/creepysexycool

    https://ian-davis.bandcamp.com

     

  • Sun
    16
    Oct
    2022

    Isaac Gillespie / Tyrone Cotton / Joy Askew / Oct 16

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

     

  • Mon
    17
    Oct
    2022

    Shahzad and Annika/ David Pedinotti / Charles Spearin from Broken Social Scene MONDAY Oct 17

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2022

    Caleb Curtis / Chet Doxas Oct 20

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

     

    The Caleb Curtis Trio will be Caleb, Trevor Dunn and Mark Whitfield Jr.
     
    The Chet Doxas trio with Jacob Sachs and Thomas Morgan perform Doxas’s original compositions from their recent release on Whirlwind Recordings for saxophone, piano and bass.  “A truly personal work of art” – Downbeat Magazine *4 Stars*
  • Fri
    21
    Oct
    2022

    Strugglin / Scree With Horns Oct 21

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Brooklyn’s Justin Felton (Strugglin’) devised “Pitch Pine” as the first documentation of a new identity, to explore a fresh way of writing and recording music. He would wake up in the morning between April and June last year, and improvise using different tools in an attempt to capture a “semi-lucid” flow of sound. When he walked to work, he would collect artifacts from his route and record them as voice memos; later on, he’d collage these sounds using an SP-404, and dub the sounds to cassette, “subconsciously allowing the chance sound connections to follow new rhythmic modes and surprise their maker.”

    The result of the experiment is a series of sketchy ideas and dream forms that occupy a space between the bone dry minimalism of Mille Plateaux and the dusty sample-based collage of Los Angeles’ Madlib and Dilla inspired beat scene. 

    Scree is an instrumental trio featuring Ryan El-Solh on guitar, Carmen Rothwell on bass and Jason Burger on drums. Their music draws inspiration from the Jazz, European Classical and Arabic musical traditions  For this performance they will be joined by an expanded lineup of bass clarinet (Kristina Teuschler, Greg Sinibaldi) clarinet (Ivan Arteaga) and trombone (Willem de Koch) to perform a set of music inspired by the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish

     

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2022

    Rachel Angel/Wish Wish/ TJ Douglas

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

  • Sun
    23
    Oct
    2022

    Wildebeest Wind Quintet / Atoosa Grey Oct 23

    6:30 Door 7:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

      

    The Wildebeest Wind Quintet was formed eight years ago to bring to life the music of Sergei Prokofiev and Alec Wilder. Since then, they have expanded their repertoire to include original compositions as well as jazz, classical, and experimental music. With their extensive background in new music and improvisation, this group is bringing the traditional woodwind quintet into the 21st century.

    Michel Gentile, flute
    Katie Scheele, oboe
    Mike McGinnis, clarinet
    Christopher Foss, bassoon
    Rob Jost, French horn

    Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter and poet Atoosa Grey explores a dialogue of fearless confrontation on her fifth release, Dear Darkness (2021). Stitched Sound notes: “The 8-track album is a true testament to Atoosa’s love of poetry. Her lyrics are enticing, relatable, and create a wonderful sense of imagery and intimacy with her listeners.” She will be joined by her band, including James Mastro on guitar, Katie Scheele on oboe, & Rob Jost on bass.

  • Thu
    27
    Oct
    2022

    Levon Henry Presents, Oct 27

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show

    $12.00 suggested donation

    The saxophonist/songwriter Levon Henry hosts a collaborative monthly residency, with a different cast and structure every show. On Thursday October 27th, Levon will be joined by Carmen Rothwell, Connor Parks, Ian Davis, Kalia Vandever, and Linton Smith II. 7:30 PM.

     
  • Fri
    28
    Oct
    2022

    Jordan Glenn/ Katie Jacobson/ Michael Rocketship Movie Oct 28

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation
     
     
    Katie Jacobson is a human girl from New York City interested in the use of words, humor and
    visual narratives in music performance. Some of her past work includes The Aging Piece: a
    punk rock reflection on the passage of time, The Mirror: A piece about narcissism sung on roller
    skates, and Honey Noble’s Last Show Ever: an multi-discipline, multi-room meta-exploration of
    the many identities of the lead singer of a band. Katie is currently reading a book by Will
    MacAskill called “What We Owe The Future” and has two cats named Micho and Pacha. Right
    now she has “long” hair.

    On this night, the 28th of October, Katie will play vocals, Robby Bowen will play drums, Michael
    Coleman will play keys, Ivan Arteaga will play woodwinds, and Carmen Rothwell will play bass.
    Sierra Hendrix and Katie will be co-directing movement and visual story-telling for the
    performance. Some themes might include: quiet and silence, care pedagogy, teleology at the
    mall, Michael Coleman, exposition of an event, what we hate about gigs, cereal = soup of the
    morning, effective altruism, and not knowing much of anything about outer space.
     
    Oakland based drummer Jordan Glenn has worked closely with Fred Frith (FF Trio, Gravity Band), William Winant, Zeena Parkins (The Adorables), Roscoe Mitchell, Ben Goldberg, Todd Sickafoose, John Schott, Lisa Mezzacappa, Kyle Bruckmann, Michael Coleman, Matthew Welch and bands Jack O’ The Clock, Secret Chiefs 3, The Rova Sax Quartet, tUnE-yArDs and the collective Sifter with Rob Ewing, Beth Schenck and Lisa Mezzacappa. He composes/conducts the large, percussion heavy band BEAK, and since 2007 has led the sax/drum trio Wiener Kids. He also has been commissioned to create scores for evening-length dance pieces by Sharp & Fine and Liss Fain Dance. His solo work distills what he values most… spontaneity, space, texture and groove. A document of this work can be heard on his first solo recording “Flustered”, released this past May on Full Spectrum Records. For this performance he will be highlighting some home-constructed instruments in conjunction with the traditional drum set and acquired junk.
     
    Michael Rocketship is a Brooklyn native who works in a variety of musical settings, as an improviser/composer and recording engineer/producer. He’s worked with a wide array of artists from Chris Cohen to Kenny Wollesen and enjoys finding himself in surprising musical situations. For his latest project, he’s teamed up with legendary weirdo SNEAL to co-write an album of songs. The process was this: SNEAL would send lyrics in the form of a text to Michael and Michael would compose to the words. Once complete, they decided that it might be fun to create a visual element to accompany the music. They set out to create a feature film and ended up with a series of short videos that fit together and create a special feeling.
  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2022

    Piano music and Pickling with Phillip Golub. Afternoon show -Oct 29

    2pm - 5pm!
     
    Phillip Golub comes to The Owl to celebrate his debut solo piano release on Greyfade. A beautifully meditative and architectural set of loops for solo piano, “Filters” approaches the concept of endless repetition through the prism of his radiant pianism. Golub’s loops unite the austerity of the systems-based with the infinite variety & imagination of live performance. More at Greyfade: https://www.greyfade.com/releases/filters.
     
    This unique afternoon (2-5pm!!) release show will feature long-duration performances of the loops plus an opportunity to take home a special long-duration object of your own making. For a voluntary donation, assorted vegetables, jars, and vinegar will be available at The Owl bar for you to prepare a pickle jar to take home and contemplate alongside the music. Hot-off-the-press vinyl will also be available for purchase.
  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2022

    Noele Flowers and Randle Browning / Catey Esler / Aviv Gilad Oct 29

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

       

    Catey Esler is a singer-songwriter, pianist and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, Catey grew up studying classical piano and voice and later attended Berklee College of Music for jazz voice and composition. She is the front-woman of indie-jazz band, Jade Collective, that has toured with and performed alongside Grammy-nominated artist, Becca Stevens. Under her own name, Catey has independently released an EP of her original music in 2018 as well as her debut album, Hall of Mirrors, in March 2022. 

    Aviv Gilad is a songwriter, pianist, and arranger based in Ridgewood, Queens. At first classically trained but then tossed through the death metal, yacht club jazz, and reggae circuits, Aviv’s songs are informed by just about the whole last 500 years of the short-length vocal form. When not writing cat songs, he also leads the NYC-based prog soul group Valipala

    Instagram ~ Spotify

    Noele Flowers and Randle Browning are two songwriters and besties. Noele lives in Upstate New York, and Randle lives between Brooklyn and Waco, TX. Noele’s songwriting style mixes folk and indie rock; Randle’s draws on country and Americana. They used to be in a band together, and even though they’re both solo artists now, they mostly still play shows together, alternating songs in conversation with one another. 

    https://www.instagram.com/noeleflowers/

    www.randlebrowning.com

     

  • Thu
    03
    Nov
    2022

    Lost Leaders / Morley & Chris Bruce / Oren 0'Blivion Nov 3

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

      

    Morley and Chris Bruce create global, earthy, ethereal stories in praise of courage, vulnerability, resistance, dignity and love. Joined by bassist Ross Gallagher.

    Westchester singer and guitarist Peter Cole from Lava Baby, along with Brooklyn bassist Byron Isaacs from The Lumineers and Ollabelle, are the duo Lost Leaders. Their new EP Jealous Sun is their most personal effort yet, exploring falls from grace, disability, fatherhood and ego. They both write tunes and trade main vocal duties, and their spot-on harmonies weave the weird magic that has won them radio success with songs such as “Long Way Down,” “I’m Gonna Win” and “Volunteer.”

    Oren 0’Blivion is a sucker for the slow, sad and spacious; enjoys the eerie, emotional and evanescent; incidentally, he itches after the  intimate, intelligent and instinctual.  

     

  • Fri
    04
    Nov
    2022

    Quarterly / Hannah Frances / Adeline Hotel Nov 4

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

       

     

    Quarterly make instrumental music influenced by American folk and classical traditions, with a secret black metal heart. Imbued with a vivid depth of field and cinematic, quiet intensity, Christopher DiPietro and Kristen Drymala create lyrical vignettes built on intricate guitar-work and soaring cello lines.
  • Sat
    05
    Nov
    2022

    Leila Adu / Ali Dineen Nov 5

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

      

    Ali Dineen is a poet-composer born and raised in Queens, whose lyrics are poetic and deeply personal, and highlight the intersections between personal experience, larger histories, and systems of power. Ali has performed at the Museum of Art and Design, the Caramoor American Roots Music Festival, the American Folk Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Folk Festival, among other wonderful venues, and was awarded the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency in 2020. Ali is also the music director for local puppet troupe extraordinaire The Boxcutter Collective, arranges music and sings with Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir, and is part of a duet with the inimitable Feral Foster. Ali released a third album, Hold On, in 2020, and is currently working on a new piece about Joan of Arc.

    Leila Adu is an astonishing force in the space where electropop, avant-classical and singer-songwriter meet. Exploring her roots in New Zealand, Britain and Ghana, Adu is an international artist who has performed at festivals and venues across the world. Compared to Nina Simone and Joanna Newsome by WNYC, Adu has released five acclaimed albums, and has given visionary solo BBC and WQXR performances. Adu’s credits include Ojai Music Festival, Bang on a Can, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Late Night with David Letterman, and composing for a Billboard charted album. Adu holds a Princeton University music composition PhD. In 2022, Leila Adu–Gilmore has been awarded a Charles Ives Composer Fellowship’s from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

  • Sun
    06
    Nov
    2022

    Dierk Peters / Falsa’s Umer Piracha Nov 6

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

      

    At the end of August 2021, Dierk Peters assembled an outstanding cast of musicians to record his new project ‘Spring’ for Sunnyside Records. The incredible quintet includes trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, alto saxophonist Caleb Wheeler Curtis, bassist Walter Stinson, and drummer Buz Donald. Their wide range of expression can be heard augmenting the fascinating pieces Peters wrote. 

    Dierk Peters – vibraphone • Adam O’Farrill – trumpet  • Caleb Wheeler Curtis – alto saxophone  •Walter Stinson – bass • Buz Donald – drums

    Featured on NPR and at Carnegie Hall, with a contemporary solo arrangement of 14th Century Sufi music (Developed during the pandemic lockdown; Voice accompanied by Ukulele played in the style of “Ngoni” (West African Strings) and a Tanpura Drone), Falsa invites meditation, conversation, and transcendence. 

    WWW.FALSAMUSIC.COM

     
  • Thu
    10
    Nov
    2022

    Film Screening: Buster Keaton's The General with music by $körched Ëarth 10

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

  • Fri
    11
    Nov
    2022

    Conor C Elis, Charlotte Jacobs, Xena Glas and Nov 11

    7:30 Doors 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Brooklyn-based composer Conor C. Ellis organizes everyday sounds, small melodic fragments, and fluid electronics into enveloping electronic music.

    Belgian vocalist and producer Charlotte Jacobs transposes her world into music. Sights, movements, sounds and places coalesce, reflecting the artist’s surroundings in lush electronic unison. Charlotte merges vocal manipulation and unorthodox song structure with the floating, free improv techniques of avant garde percussionist and composer Raf Vertessen. 

    Xena Glas is a producer, musician, artist, and writer based in Brooklyn. Xena loves experimenting, pushing boundaries, and creating interdisciplinary and thought-provoking art. Her music flows through different styles including experimental electronica, folk, and contemporary classical.

  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2022

    Miles Hewitt / Jana Horn / Andrew Daly Frank Nov 12

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

    Miles Hewitt is a musician and poet residing in Brooklyn. His debut full-length, Heartfall, arrived in August 2022 and was hailed by The Boston Globe as “A simply brilliant debut record . . . by turns intimate and epic.” A dark green dream of life and death, it features an all-star cast, including members of the bands of Devendra Banhart, Aldous Harding, Kevin Morby, and more.
     
    Jana Horn writes: “Optimism seemed to come about indirectly, almost in passing, a feeling of being in-between things. I was really mobile at that time, living wherever. Half the songs came through in a week. “Jordan” perhaps the most out of the blue… sitting there as I was on my brother’s couch in Austin. But I guess I don’t think that anything comes from nowhere. Everything is writing to me. A grad professor once told me that masturbation is writing, as long as you’re looking out a window.  I had just discovered, late, Raymond Carver Broadcast, Sibylle Baier (which “Tonight” is more or less dedicated to), Annette Peacock, Richard & Linda Thompson, a short story called “Car Crash While Hitchhiking” by Denis Johnson. I had “Heart Needs a Home” in mind, “The Great Valerio;” I was just really moving through the world, hanging in the shadows of the people I wanted to be. Hoping, looking out, this is Optimism. I was looking for anything.  In 2018, I took these ten songs into a studio in Austin with some members of the band Knife in the Water. I’d been singing with them at the time and it felt right. My friend Ian, who I’d been performing with as a duo for a few years, was with me on drums. “Friends Again” and “Jordan” were written in the process. “Jordan” was such an outlier, I thought: I can’t put this on the album. Then at some point in the recording process, decided to embrace it—the question of whether spiritual themes should be a part of my work—which wouldn’t even be a question now. It’s in everything. But at the time, you know, it was the first time, and so the song kind of scared me, like I was a mule for it instead of its owner.”

    Andrew Daly Frank is a guitarist and songwriter based in Philadelphia, PA. He performs in the Charlie Kaplan Band and in various improvisation-focused ensembles, and crafts lush guitar pop in his home studio. His debut full-length album is forthcoming in 2023. 

  • Sun
    13
    Nov
    2022

    Noam Weisenberg // JK Kim Nov 13

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

    “Strong and fresh” (Jazz Weekly)     “…his way with melody is as fun as his knack for clever arrangements… It all adds up to a very colorful debut full of promise and heart. Whatever roads Noam Wiesenberg chooses in the future, we should have great pleasure in hearing him tell all about them.” (All About Jazz).   “…Being about the power of choice and making choices, “Roads Diverge” shows enough assertiveness for us to conclude that Wiesenberg has made the right ones. His upright bass holds down the desirable amount of esprit to make each listening experience a gratifying, fun ride.” (JazzTrail)

    with Charles Altura (Guitar), Gabriel Chakarji (Piano), JK Kim (Drums)

     
    J.K. Kim Trio

    Lex Korten, piano; Or Bareket, bass; JK Kim, drums.  
    ‘Acoustic vibe’

     

  • Thu
    17
    Nov
    2022

    Bill Waters, Out Of Sight Of Land, Kim Anderson Nov 17

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

     

    Bill Waters is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, residing in Brooklyn, NY. Sonically departing from previous releases of 70’s AM radio easy listening, Bill has crafted a unique and potent tone of pop music to introduce his new EP, ‘Colt Classic’, set for release in January 2023 via Unisex Records. https://www.billwatersmusic.com/

    Out of Sight of Land is the “beautiful & hypnotic music” (Weird Canada) of New York-raised, Montreal-matured composer Damon Hankoff, which treads lines between minimalist textures, ancient choral sonorities, and folk sensibilities. Out of Sight of Land’s third album, Solitary Sits the City, will be released in 2023. This special show at the Owl will feature a full band with Kim Anderson (voice), Peter Moffett (drums) and Will Smith (bass). ~instagram~

    Kim Anderson is a singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist based in upstate NY. Her songs bend genres and walk the line between folk, jazz, and chamber music styles, with  special attention to poetic lyrics and warm, lush timbres. Her debut album ‘Yarrow’ is out on Biophilia Records. 

  • Fri
    18
    Nov
    2022

    Relatives 15th Anniversary! w Mike Mok Nov 18

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

    Relatives – Ian McLellan Davis and Katie Vogel – met upon arriving in New York City in 2007 and have been singing and writing together since. Over the years, they have been paring down and turning inwards, exploring what can be done with less. On November 18th, 2022 they will be celebrating their 15th anniversary as a band and as dear friends. They will dig through their catalog and play a duo set before being joined by Jason Burger (drums) and Julian Cubillos (bass) for a full-band set.
     
    Mike Mok fronts his rock and roll trio in partnership with Greg Albert and JJ Murphy. After a two year hiatus, the band toured Germany and Switzerland this past July. Last month their song “My Baby Is a Wino” had a featured segment on el sotano, a weekly rock and roll show broadcast on the Radio 3 channel of RTVE, the national radio network of Spain. Mike owes his musical existence to Link Wray and Chuck Berry among others.
  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2022

    Foreshadow Puppetry, Eliza Edens, Dirty Bird Nov 19

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $15 adv/$20 door

    tickets:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foreshadow-eliza-edens-and-dirty-bird-at-the-owl-tickets-445574674847

       

    Born and raised in rural Massachusetts and currently living in Brooklyn, NY, Eliza Edens weaves together disparate influences of people and place into her work to create mesmerizing sonic tapestries with guitar and voice. With a love for tinkering with alternate tunings à la Nick Drake, a curious harmonic ear from years of childhood classical piano lessons, and an ever-expanding affinity for words and stories, Edens’ songs build a kaleidoscopic world that documents the parallels between hope and heartbreak. The resulting sound is a diverse palette of guitar-based, experimental folk-rock centered around Edens gently cradled voice and brimming at the edges with pockets of sonic whimsy. Edens released her sophomore album We’ll Become the Flowers on October 14th.

    Dirty Bird hails from the concrete woodlands of New York City, and consists of Christie Woods-Lucas, Melissa Escudero, Natasha Thweatt, Nick Katz, Eli Greenhoe, and Blake Suben. Each member has spent his or her life grounded in music. With roots going back to New York’s renowned arts school LaGuardia High School, the members of Dirty Bird reconnected in 2016 and in true New York style bring a wide variety of musical backgrounds—from jazz to bluegrass to classical—together in one vibrant and wholly original folk sound. Dirty Bird brings both new and long-devoted audiences intimate, poetic lyrics charged by three-part harmony and lively, distinct arrangements. Soulful, harmonious, and ever-evolving, Dirty Bird’s music redefines what it means to be a folk band.

    Foreshadow is a shadow puppetry company that hurtles through space and time with four hands, a manual overhead projector, and original scores. Forged in the flames of middle school friendship and polished during the pandemic, Foreshadow is the love child of Rosalind Lilly and Gaby FeBland, two lifelong Brooklynites and theatremakers. The duo has performed at venues such as Dixon Place, Jalopy Theatre, and the 2022 Coney Island Mermaid Parade. On November 19th, they’ll be debuting their second original shadow play, a haunting retailoring of mythology.

  • Sun
    20
    Nov
    2022

    Martin Nevin / Julia Easterlin Nov 20

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

    Martin Nevin’s band for the 20th will be:
    Sam Harris – piano
    Craig Weinrib- drums
    Martin Nevin- bass and compositions

    Julia Easterlin is an American musician and composer whose work has been recognized by the GRAMMY Foundation, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the TED Organization, and, through an unexpected series of events, T-Pain.

    She has collaborated with internationally renowned artists, from Jacob Collier and  Vieux Farka Touré,to Bobby McFerrin, among others Her early work entails extensive use of a BOSS RC-50 loop pedal to compose and perform wide-ranging a’capella music for a single voice. She departed from this style briefly in 2015 with the release of Touristes, her collaborative project with Malian guitarist and singer Vieux Farka Touré.  In 2017, Easterlin set her loop pedal aside to release her first full-length solo album: an acoustic chamber-pop work  Light of a Strange Day, under the moniker Hite.  In 2021, she joined Taylor Ashton’s band as bassist and background vocalist. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Fri
    25
    Nov
    2022

    Hanksgiving!

    7:30 pm, two sets

    Suggested Donation $15.00

    Please join us for this annual tradition!  Hosted by Rachel Swaner & Oren Bloedow and featuring returning champions  Jared Engel, Raphael McGregor, Gus Rodriguez, Charlie Burnham and others TBA.

     

  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2022

    Havaquinho // The J-J. Dessaline Appreciation Society Nov 26

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

       

    Mike Lavalle and Raphael McGregor have been playing Brazilian music for years in bands such as Scott Kettner’s Nation Beat, Mike Lavalle’s Forro Party, and Rob Curto’s Forro for All. Their latest project, Havaquinho, (ha-va-keen-yo) presents Brazilian classics in a stripped-down setting featuring steel guitar and cavaquinho, which highlights the melodic and harmonic intricacy of forro, samba, and choro. 

    the J-J.D.S. is an ad hoc group that presents improvisations inspired by Dub Reggae.

  • Sun
    27
    Nov
    2022

    Isaac Gillespie, Eamon Fogarty, Larkin Grimm Nov 27

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation

    Emerging from the antifolk scene of the late 2000’s, Isaac Gillespie is a NY-based songwriter, performer and man-about-town. Blending folk-song storytelling with the energy of punk and the elasticity of gospel, theGillespie-fronted The Due Diligence was a mainstay of 2010’s Brooklyn DIY. All the while, Gillespie continued to write and perform (and in 2019 release) the more delicate songs of his acoustic beginnings. Over the years he’s had the honor to write and record with everyone from Shakey Graves to Landlady’s Adam Schatz as well as members of BLEACHERS, Phosphorescent, Son Lux and Ava Luna.

    Eamon Fogarty is a singer, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist from New Hampshire. His songs, often cryptic and candid in equal measure, conjure the contradictions and disjunctures of history, ideology, and language that animate American life. He has appeared on recordings alongside Will Stratton, Matt Kivel, and Psychic Temple in collaboration with The Dream Syndicate. His sound was once described by Michael Krassner (leader of Chicago experimental collective Boxhead Ensemble) as “Timbre of Scott Walker with the harmonic sense of Robert Wyatt.” He currently lives in Austin TX.

    Larkin Grimm is a singer and songwriter of dramatic, Appalachian folk-influenced indie fare that’s difficult to label but consistently idiosyncratic. With production by Tony Visconti, Soul Retrieval arrived via Bad Bitch Records in 2012. She was picked up by Northern Spy for her fifth full-length. Featuring Visconti on bass and a breezier tone than her prior works, Chasing an Illusion was captured live in a recording space in Gowanus, Brooklyn and released in 2017.


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