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    Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018

    Wish Wish, Sean Cronin & Julian Cubillos, June 21

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    WishWish is the band of Brooklyn-based drummer, singer, and songwriter, Rachel Housle.  An active side person, Rachel's music draws from a broad range of stylistic influences that find weird little homes in the twists and turns of song form.  Her songs are self-reflective and steeped in fractured dream-like images, anchored by melodies that are at once playful and tinged with emotion.  

    Sean Cronin plays and sings his songs. In a stripped down version of the ever-expansive and ambitious “Very Good”, Sean opts for a simpler and less theatrical presentation of his music. This reveals the bizarre imagination of a unique and honest songwriter, who is equally moved by the work of Leonard Cohen, the Pixies, Maurice Ravel, and Eugene Ionesco. These performances somehow always have an air of spontaneity, as though the pieces are springing forth from thin air, and could collapse at any moment. Sean Cronin will be joined by Adam Brisbin on guitar etc, Katie Lee on violin etc; and Rachel Housle on drums.

    If you’ve ever had a chance to see Julian Cubillos work, then you know his uncanny ability to play mastermind while embodying both warmth and calming cool. In May, the Brooklyn-via-Los Angeles singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer emerged with the follow-up to his 2015 punk rock glam party Evil in the form of a more stripped-down and direct rock record—and perhaps his most fully-realized to date—In Heaven.

    With production credits spanning dozens of projects across Los Angeles and New York, it is perhaps Cubillos' own music that best reflects his unassuming nice-guy genius sentiment. Time Out New York describes his production style as "somehow [blending] genres like garage-punk, electro-pop and jazzy lo-fi into a coherent, fresh sound.”

     

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    Fri
    22
    Jun
    2018

    Trouble Trouble / Lau Noa / Anthony Da Costa June 22

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

                         

     

    Lau Noah (Spain 1994)is a Brooklyn based storyteller.
    She has recently found the deepest way to express her tales
    in the harmonic tapestry that a guitar and a voice, intertwined, create. Through several musical influences and four languages
    that bring widely diverse qualities to the music,
    Noah travels from multi instrumentalist, film scorer,
    composer to writer, painter and teacher with the endeavor to use Art
    as a shelter where the colors of the dark and the light naturally reconcile.

     

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

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

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


    Sat
    23
    Jun
    2018

    Jonny Polonsky // Allegri Ragazzi // Julia Patinella

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

        

    Jonny Polonsky is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. Originally signed at age 21 by Rick Rubin to American Recordings via a demo produced by the Pixies’ Frank Black, Jonny has released several solo records, and has also worked as a side musician with a wide array of artists, including Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Puscifer (feat. Maynard James Keenan), the Dixie Chicks, and many others. His most recent release, Fresh Flesh, features Mark Lanegan of Queens of the Stone Age on vocals, and Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus on percussion. 


    Allegri Ragazzi: The Music of Ennio Morricone
    Adam Minkoff - bass, arrangements
    Dan Brantigan - trumpet
    Robbie Mangano - guitar
    Danny Fox - keys
    Yuval Lion - drums

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


    Thu
    28
    Jun
    2018

    Damon I Smith, Allegra Krieger and Immanuel Wilkins June 28

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

       

    https://www.damonisaacsmith.com/

     

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

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


    Fri
    29
    Jun
    2018

    Alexis Hightower June 29

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

     

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


    Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018

    Are Skwaird and Jeffrey Lewis June 30

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

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

    Native New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis is a comic book writer/artist and a musician. Jeffrey has had albums on Rough Trade since 2001, his comic Fuff has been running since 2004, and he's been featured by NPR, The History Channel, The NY Times and more. http://www.thejeffreylewissite.com

     


    Thu
    05
    Jul
    2018

    Emma Frank / Jim Black Jul 5

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Fri
    06
    Jul
    2018

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

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    Olivia Hally (Liv) is an Australian-born musician, currently residing in NYC. She has a degree in Classical Guitar performance and has spent her adult life as writer and performer of internationally-touring pop project, Oh Pep!. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, on NPR’s Tiny Desk and in Rolling Stone and has seen her tour and collaborate with the likes of the Mountain Goats, Billy Bragg, Valerie June, Ron Sexsmith and Martha Wainwright. In 2017, Liv began a community driven project called FUN with Oh Pep!, facilitating collaborative songwriting opportunities for like-minded people. More recently, she began performing under the moniker Fully Human, a project that shares the stories of the audience through song. She is currently a writer for Sony ATV, speaking at universities, working on music for a play, reading a lot about addiction to technology, and falling in love.


    Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018

    Renata Zeiguer / Ian Davis / Potted Plant Jul 7

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     
    Renata Zeiguer's debut album Old Ghost is the sound of someone finding and losing herself in the endless dance of fear and forgiveness. With secretly wise melodic constructions, she tempts the listener toward forbidden insights, resurrecting her childhood fascination with classical and jazz music. The ghosts of Ravel, Debussy, and Gershwin run through her veins, whirling with Billie Holiday, Os Mutantes, The Pixies, Yo La Tengo and The Beatles. Her music is stained with the brutality of battling oneself, and yet the pulse of love echoes throughout like a mystical wind.

    Sun
    08
    Jul
    2018

    Bram Kincheloe, Chris van Voorst's Two Trios, Ryan Power Jul 8

    7:00 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

    7:45pm Bram Kincheloe Band JJ Byars - alto Greg Paulus - trumpet Dov Manski - piano/keyboard Jesse Lewis - guitar Adam Chilenski - bass Bram Kincheloe - drums/vocals

    9pm Chris van Voorst's Two Trios 

    w/ Tara Hanish, cello, Jeremy Viner, clarinet, Zach Lapidus, piano, Kyle Wilson, saxophone, Allan Mednard, drums, Me, bass and compositions

    A program of chamber works and improvised responses. On stage at the same time, two trios perform original chamber works (clarinet, cello, piano), each followed with an improvised response (saxophone, bass, drums). visit chrisvanvoorst.com

    10pm Ryan Power's new band consisting of Noga Shefi, Jason Nazary and Evan Allen.


    Thu
    12
    Jul
    2018

    Ana Egge & Taylor Ashton Jul 12

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

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


    Fri
    13
    Jul
    2018

    Jessica Pavone // Life in a Blender Jul 13

    7:30 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

    Life in a Blender

     

    Called “an American Robyn Hitchcock” by The Big Takeover, Life in a Blender has been the canvas for singer and songwriter Don Rauf's blackly comic landscapes for more than three decades. The group has released nine albums ranging from screaming punk to orchestrated chamber pop, and has brought the theatrics of its live act to stages from Berlin to Austin to Toronto to Brooklyn and Seattle. The band’s latest album Happy Enough is out on Fang Records, and features the twisted clarinet of old friend Ralph Carney, who we miss like crazy. Jersey Beat called Happy Enough “an utterly engaging blend of joy and verve while the dynamic and harmonic arrangements keep things lively and stirring from start to finish.”


    Sat
    14
    Jul
    2018

    The Vallenato Kids (from LA)

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sun
    15
    Jul
    2018

    Open Ground Jul 15

    7:30 Doors $15.00 Admission


    Fri
    03
    Aug
    2018

    Melodie Stancato / Clebs / Secret Sibling Aug 3

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Secret Sibling is an experimental pop band featuring the music of Michael Sachs. Its got synths, saxes, clarinets, vocals, and drums. Lyrics range from sentimental emo to cold and absurd. Personnel includes Kim Mayo(voc), Tomas Cruz (voc), Michael Sachs (synths, winds), Sam Decker (synth, winds), Pete Moffett 



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