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    Fri
    22
    Feb
    2019

    Gabriel Kahane Feb 22

    7:30 door SOLD OUT

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    Singer-songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane takes over the Owl Music Parlor for a two-night residency with special guests, to be announced.


    Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019

    Gabriel Kahane Feb 23

    7:30 door SOLD OUT

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    Singer-songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane takes over the Owl Music Parlor for a two-night residency with special guests, to be announced.


    Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019

    Lesley Mok's Living Collection // Tomoko Ozawa Feb 28

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

      

    "The living collection" is a phrase that describes the zoos, botanical gardens, and museums of the city. These places, made of tiny creatures and organisms, have inspired a sense of wonder and deep mystery in the way they collectively function to create a balanced ecosystem. The Living Collection aims to build an ecosystem of its own—one in which each member activates compositional material, learns to find a center within multiple relationships, and creates new forms and cycles as it unfolds.

    The band will feature:
    David Leon, flute/alto saxophone
    Yuma Uesaka, clarinet/tenor saxophone
    Kalun Leung, trombone
    Sonya Belaya, piano
    Florian Herzog, bass
    Lesley Mok, drums/compositions
     
    Tomoko Ozawa quartet
    Yoav Eshed - guitar
    Rob Taylor - bass
    Noam Israeli - drums
    Tomoko Ozawa - vox & piano 

    Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Grey McMurray/ Shahzad Ismaily and Timo Andres 3/1

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       


    Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Steph Richards and James Carney Mar 2

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      
    Steph Richards Take The Neon Lights
    After her "spellbinding" (NPR) debut trumpeter Steph Richards follows up with Take The Neon Lights  (Birdwatcher records).  An avant/jazz expedition of grit and brilliance, this project is takes sounds of NYC and explores a spontaneous prose of ugly beauty. Featuring Steph Richards (trumpets) Oscar Noriega  (sax, bass clarinet) James Carney (piano), Sam Minaie (bass) and Andrew Munsey (drums).
     
    Steph Richards is a trumpeter whose “skillset explodes every category,” (Take5, WBGO), having “steadily established herself as one of the most engaging experimentalists” (Free Jazz Collective). She has recorded with pioneering artists ranging from Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton and John Zorn to St. Vincent and Yoko Ono and her own works have premiered on stages at Carnegie Hall, the Blue-note and Lincoln Center and been featured across the US, Mexico, Canada and Europe. Her debut record Fullmoon (Relative Pitch Records) was hailed as a “bold pronouncement” (New York Times) and voted on multiple “Best of 2018” year end lists. Her much anticipated upcoming record, Take the Neon Lights (Birdwatcher Records) comes out in March 2019 and has been included in the 2019 New York Times Playlist, and categorized as “ingenious” by Nate Chinen’s Take Five. Richards is a Yamaha artist.
     
    James Carney, piano/compositions 
    Dezron Douglas, bass
    Gerald Cleaver, drums

    Mon
    04
    Mar
    2019

    Jim Black Trio MONDAY March 4

    6:30 door, $12.00 suggested donation

    With Elias Stemeseder and Thomas Morgan


    Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019

    Mike Robinson / Emma Frank 3/7

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    Depending on when you walk in on a song, Emma's music might sound like folk, jazz, even R&B. It's music that never stays put, full of moving parts, shifting tempos, and winding melodies. Her songs are journeys of self-discovery, framed by insightful lyrics and her warm, gossamer voice that songwriter Leif Vollebekk described as "like leather on silk."

    Born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Emma Frank moved to Montreal in 2006 to study literature at McGill University. It's there that she began performing regularly, releasing two critically acclaimed albums under her own name on the Montreal-based label, The 270 Sessions and performing with art-pop ensembles like She's Got a Habit and Malcolm Sailor's Songs for Voice and Brass. After coming to New York in August of 2015 to perform in Franky Rousseau and Dominic Mekky's chamber opera "April", Emma decided to move to Brooklyn. It's there that she penned the songs on her latest release, "Ocean Av". The music was realized by collaborating and working with the pianist Aaron Parks, and features Rick Rosato on bass, Jim Black on drums, Franky Rousseau on guitar and production.  Her fourth album, Come Back, on Montreal label, Justin Time, features Aaron Parks, Franky Rousseau, Tommy Crane and Zack Lober, and is due out early 2019.

     

    Written and recorded in moments on and off the road, Clevidence exudes the on-the-go nature of its maker, Mike Clevidence Robinson. An in-demand collaborator, Robinson is rarely in one place for very long; when not on the road as a former member of The Jeff Austin Band, he can be found performing throughout NYC, producing, or recording for others out of his home in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. A testament to Robinson’s multifaceted-ness, Clevidence showcases his many forms on guitar, pedal steel, mandolin, banjo, and bass while also delivering his recorded debut as a vocalist and songwriter. 

    The record spans as wide a breadth lyrically as it does sonically, exploring transition and growth while embracing influences from and features an all-star list of fellow Brooklynites Emma Frank, Alex Hargreaves, Dave Speranza, John Fatum, Zosha Warpeha and Libby Weitnauer. It was produced by Joseph Valentine and recorded at Robinson’s home in Brooklyn, NY. 

    Growing up for the first five years of his life on a sailboat in The Caribbean, Robinson is no stranger to a life in transit. His parents would dock at the various islands, exposing him to a vast array of cultural influences that have underpinned his work and provided a unique perspective that few of today’s songwriters can call upon. At age six, the family migrated to Boulder, Colorado where was introduced to “mountain” music, citing Tony Rice as an early influence. Robinson began learning guitar from his father, an active local musician, and eventually joined his band for weekly performances around Boulder, adopting the lifestyle of a professional musician at an early age.  At eighteen, Robinson moved to New York City to study music and soon became ingrained in the city’s vibrant acoustic music scene where he has become an in-demand multi-instrumentalist. His debut EP, Clevidence, is a bold step forward as a songwriter and frontman.


    Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Ryan Dugré / Lau Noah / Will Graefe Mar 8

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     
     
    Ryan Dugré is a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, NY. March 8th is the album release show for The Humors, his second record under his own name. Recorded once again with Sam Owens (Sam Evian) at Figure 8, this follow up to his 2016 debut Gardens takes his minimal, precisely arranged webs of fingerpicked guitar and incorporates layers of synthesizer, piano, drums, and strings.

     

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

    Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019

    Scree, Adeline Hotel, Alena Spanger 3/9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    The members of Scree are like ripples in the water, mostly still with one motion setting off every other motion. It’s beautiful because like ripples, the sounds don’t care about being pretty or constructive, but they’re always true. Truly following their own consequences. A band can only do this if all the musicians are mostly still, mostly quiet, always listening, always with courage to follow the ripples where they lead.

    Alena Spanger is a singer/pianist/songwriter from the balsam forests of Maine, now based in Brooklyn. Weaving together angular art-pop songcraft, unorthodox vocalizations, and intricate arrangements that turn from baroque complexity to visceral immediacy on a dime, Spanger's songs construct their own elaborate and immersive worlds. With her previous band—Tiny Hazard, and in her new music, Spanger explores the less familiar nooks and crannies of timbre and of psyche. As Dusted Magazine noted, "Spanger sings to provoke, not to comfort."


    Mon
    11
    Mar
    2019

    Nandi Rose Plunkett, Hannah Epperson, Zubin Hensler March 11

    7:00 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       

     

    Nandi Rose Plunkett is a singer, songwriter, and producer who leads the project Half Waif. Over the past six years, Half Waif has created a bold and unique sound that melds pop and folk songwriting styles with experimental production and arrangements rendered in electronic brushstrokes. Influenced by Nandi’s Western Massachusetts upbringing as the daughter of an Indian refugee mother and an American father of Irish/Swiss descent, Half Waif’s songs are forever searching to understand what it means to be truly “home.” The project has released two EPs and three albums, the most recent being 2018’s Lavender, released via Brooklyn-based label Cascine. Since its release in April, the album has received widespread critical acclaim, with Pitchfork calling it “A striking album of beautifully rendered and deeply layered synth-pop” and NPR commenting that "Plunkett writes songs that travel profoundly inward - asking questions about who we are and how we relate to each other - over beds of electronic instrumentation that expand and recede like ocean tides." It’s that kind of reflection of nature that has led Nandi to relocate from Brooklyn to the Hudson Valley, where she finds inspiration in the nature around her every day. Maybe she’s found a home after all. (photo by Tonje Thilesen)

    With her violin, loop pedal and voice, Hannah Epperson arranges musical landscapes without indulgence or over-saturation.  Touring as a solo artist for the past three years, Hannah has performed more than 140 shows across Europe in support of her conceptual records "Upsweep" (2016) and "Slowdown" (2018).  More recently, Hannah has sought out the kind of rich collaborative relationships that first drew her to New York City, and in so doing has welcomed Jason Burger and Zubin Hensler into what is becoming a haltingly dynamic, genre-bending and deeply thoughtful ensemble. 

    Zubin Hensler is a composer and recordist living in Brooklyn, NY. He spends his time working on albums, designing sounds for various forms of media, and performing with his brilliant friends. For this show he’ll be sharing some new personal music for analog synthesizers, recorded samples, and his voice. (photo by Michael George)


    Thu
    14
    Mar
    2019

    The Yale Slavic Chorus / Relatives / Carmen Rothwell Mar 14

    7:00 Doors, $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

        

     

    The Yale Slavic Chorus is a performance group comprised of women from a variety of cultural and academic backgrounds who share a common passion for Slavic music. The Chorus sings a diverse repertoire that spans the traditions of Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia, among others. Though many members of the Chorus are not native speakers of Slavic languages, the Yale Slavic Chorus works extensively with native folk musicians and vocalists to practice accurate pronunciation and style. Founded in 1969, we are Yale’s oldest women’s vocal ensemble. Although primarily an undergraduate group, the Slavs, as we are affectionately known around Yale’s campus, also include other members of the Yale community. The Slavic Chorus has always been dedicated to maintaining musical vigor and excellence, seeking to empower women through song.

     

    Relatives - Ian McLellan Davis and Katie Vogel - met upon arrival to New York City in 2007 and have been singing and writing together since. In August 2018, they released their latest record, Strange We Fall, on Figure & Ground Records. For this performance, they will be playing as a full band, joined by bassist, Dandy McDowell (b o t) and drummer, Jason Burger (Witchduck). 

     

    Carmen Rothwell is an upright bass player whose current musical projects include Brooklyn-based bands Scree (with Ryan Beckley and Jason Burger), TRIO (with Andrew D’angelo and Allan Mednard) and VALES (with Asa Horvitz). She also has a solo recording project called Parenthetical Girl.


    Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    The Ives of March w Maya Bennardo and Karl Larson 3/15

    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. 

     
    Program:
     
    This year the artists will be presenting "the biggest one yet ... two sets with each set containing two sonatas, so that by the end of the evening you will have heard all four sonatas!"
     
    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
     
    New England based cellist, Zan Berry, is a passionate and creative musician who weaves together diverse musical interests in his work as a performer and teacher. He tries to perform the works of living composers as much as possible.  He has participated in music festivals, including Bang on a Can, New Music on the Point, and Fresh Inc and has played with members of the JACK Quartet, Bang on a Can All Stars, and Fifth House Ensemble. Zan currently holds the Urban Musical Fellowship at Community MusicWorks, a non-profit organization based in Providence, RI that builds a cohesive urban community through free musical performances and educational programs.

     

     


    Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Carlos Truly, Elysse, Cale Hawkins 3/22

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Elysse is a Brooklyn-based vocalist and composer who crafts cinematic, genre-bending songs. While pursuing an MA in Culture Studies at NYU, Elysse discovered her penchant for songwriting, taking cues from such artistic influences as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stevie Wonder, and Joni Mitchell to cultivate a panoramic yet intimate style spanning a vast spectrum of idioms from psychedelic soul to chamber pop, all anchored in her passion for poetics and the written word. 

     

    Carlos Truly is Carlos Hernandez

    Brooklyn native, writer, singer, producer.

    Toured the world with his band Ava Luna

    "A soul man deconstructing soul men" -NY Times

    "An intelligent, almost-too-ambitious maestro who over time has learned how to embrace playfulness." -Pitchfork

    "The glasses, the non-flashy threads, the meek geek look still works, kind of in a McLovin kind of way" -Fader


    Produced, Arranged, or Co-wrote for: Sneaks, Mr Twin Sister, Wiki, Nadine, Frankie Cosmos, Eartheater, Speedy Ortiz.

    Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019

    Martin Nevin and TBA 3/28


    Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019

    .michael and Buck Meek (& tba) Mar 30


    Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019

    The Westerlies, Typical Sisters and Secret Sibling April 5

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      


    The Westerlies are a New York-based brass quartet comprised of childhood friends from Seattle: Riley Mulherkar and Chloe Rowlands on trumpet, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone. Formed in 2011, the self-described “accidental brass quartet” takes its name from the prevailing winds that travel from the West to the East. “Skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers” (NPR’s Fresh Air), The Westerlies explore jazz, roots and chamber music influences to create the rarest of hybrids: music that is both "folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous” (NPR Music). Sought-after collaborators, The Westerlies are featured on recordings by Fleet Foxes, Common, Vieux Farka Touré, and Dave Douglas, and have performed at such wide ranging venues as Coachella, The Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks, Newport Jazz Festival, Newport Folk Festival, and Carnegie Hall.

     
    westerliesmusic.com
     
     
    Hungry Ghost, the title of Typical Sisters’ new album from Outside in Music, refers to the Chinese Buddhist idea of a being whose appetites cannot be sated. In 2019, when smartphones are essentially a human appendage, governments are corporatized and the media cycle never rests, it’s a concept that all but defines our reality.

    Consider, then, this thoughtful, immersive music by guitarist Gregory Uhlmann, bassist Clark Sommers and drummer Matt Carroll as a kind of antidote—the yang to our 21st-century yin, or, as Carroll puts it, “optimism amidst impulse.” With the melodic and structural focus of rock or folk, a sense of musicianship and interplay rooted in jazz, and production aspects that pull from experimental music and DJ culture, Hungry Ghost is equally distinctive and evocative. In these reflective soundscapes, one can hear the maverick jazz guitar of Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Jakob Bro; the krautrock of Can and the post-rock of Tortoise; the ambient fusion that begins with Miles’ In a Silent Way and ’70s ECM LPs; the sun-faded scores of Ennio Morricone and Ry Cooder; the psychedelic funk of Khruangbin; Reich-ian minimalism; and more.

    “Throughout the process of making this music, we intended to establish a kind of balance within each atmosphere,” Sommers explains. “In life, our goal is to find these systems of balance.”
     
     
    SECRET SIBLING
     
    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), Peter Moffett (drums)
     

    Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019

    Ilusha Tzinadze, Ali Dineen and Eva Salina Apr 13

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     


    Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019

    Michael Rocketship and friends 4/19

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019

    Fieldings & Caitlin Pasko April 20

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

     

    Fieldings is Lu, Paulie & Alex  

     
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    Thu
    09
    May
    2019

    Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves w Taylor Ashton 5/9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
      

    Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

     
    Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves, two women on the forefront of American traditional music, join forces in this powerful new duo.Their reverence for the people and music that has come before them provides a platform on which they build their own musical vocabulary. With banjo, fiddle, and voice, Allison (Molsky’s Mountain Drifters) and Tatiana (Laurie Lewis) seek out unusual repertoire that catches their ear and inspires them to explore the boundaries of the tune. Their debut album showcases a strong new voice that is both reflective and dynamic.  

    Allison has toured all over the world with various groups, performing at venues such as Trafalgar Square in London, Newport Folk Festival and other major festivals across the US and Canada.  She combines love and passion for old-time music, technical skill and a creative approach to the banjo. Allison has immersed herself in American roots music through festivals such as the Appalachian String Band Festival in West Virginia, making pilgrimages to musical communities in North Carolina and participating in the acoustic music scene in Boston, MA.  For more information about Allison, visit www.allisondegroot.com

    Since releasing her first solo album “Started Out To Ramble” in 2009, Tatiana has toured and performed with musicians such as Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, and Michael Daves. From being the second woman to place first at the Clifftop Appalachian Fiddle Contest, to her bluegrass fiddling on Laurie Lewis’ GRAMMY-nominated album The Hazel And Alice Sessions, Hargreaves shows a musical fluency that flows between old time and bluegrass worlds with ease. For more information about Tatiana, visit www.tatianahargreaves.co
     
     
    Best, 

    Sat
    11
    May
    2019

    Michael Rocketship and friends 5/11

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation



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