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    Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018

    Akie Bermiss // Curtis Hasselbring 4/20

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    Curha is an oft-used nickname for trombonist/guitarist/composer Curtis Hasselbring. It is also his musical project involving a combination of his multi-instrumentalist skills and love of electronic music.  This show is a cd release show for his new recording (Curha I) on Chant Records. His music covers a wide swath of territory from atonal techno to minimalist garage rock and joining him will be Alec Spiegelmann and Peter Hess (bass clarinets), Ari Folman Cohen (bass) and John Bollinger (drums).


    Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018

    Ali Dineen & Oren Bloedow April 21

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation


    Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018

    PRACTITIONER play Steve Lacy's "Hocus Pocus 4/26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    PRACTITIONER: Michael Coleman and Ben Goldberg play Steve Lacy's "Hocus Pocus."  

    Kind of a "record release" concert.


    Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018

    Richard Sears Trio 4/27

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      

     

    Danton Boller has recorded and toured internationally with an array of amazing artists, and was a member of the Roy Hargrove Quintet. Leading a trio of stellar musicians, he will perform original compositions that borrow from Beethoven and Wayne Shorter and everything in between. In a world where electronics and Artificial Intelligence are taking over, as a composer and performer Danton is reaching for the most human understanding of sonics. With an all acoustic set of music featuring the upright bass, he will be joined by his longtime cohort and stellar musical collaborator Jeremy Wilms on nylon string guitar, and the incredibly multi faceted Yusuke Yamamoto on drums and marimba.


    Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018

    Relatives, Frankie Sunswept and Shape King April 28

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

      

     

    Relatives: www.relativesmusic.com

    Frankie Sunswept: https://frankiesunswept.bandcamp.com/

    Shape King: https://shapeking.bandcamp.com/


    Thu
    03
    May
    2018

    Tal and Almog play Nick Drake/ Dida Pelled May 3

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      
     
    Playing together over the past 7 years in various projects, musical settings and with collective-trio KADAWA, Tal Yahalom and Almog Sharvit present a new project which follows their sudden obsession with the music of English singer-songwriter Nick Drake. Drawn to the instrumental potential of Drake's music, with its rich melodic/harmonic vocabulary, powerful moods and engaging storytelling, the duo performs new interpretations of his music, arranged especially for this instrumentation. They seek to maximize and explore different textural, sonic and improvisational possibilities while treating these songs as open-ended compositions. 

    Tal Yahalom - Guitar
    Almog Sharvit - Double Bass
     
    New York-based Israeli guitarist and vocalist Dida has a particular talent for storytelling. Whether it be a jazz standard, a scorching blues number, an old country ballad, or a heartfelt original “Dida sings in a voice sometimes playful, warm, resonant, no frills. She sings the words, giving them their meaning, their weight, with perfect diction and charm." (Jazz Hot, France)

    Fri
    04
    May
    2018

    Allegra Krieger, Sam Tallmadge & Elliott Skinner May 4

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

      
     
    Sam Talmadge is a songwriter, fingerpicker, and occasional piano player living in Boston Massachusetts. Drawing from the guitar styles of John Hurt and Elizabeth Cotten, the compositional rigor of L.V. Beethoven, and the lyricism and narrative of a long list of writers, Sam has fused these influences together into a new kind of song; compact, sincere, and at times, hilarious. The subject matter in Sam's songwriting ranges from unrequited love to fairy tales of climate change denial to the cathartic release of vomiting on a Sunday morning. In addition to writing and performing solo in Boston and along the east coast, Sam is a co-founder of the Boston based folk-quartet Ruthless Moon and the guitarist in the new rock band, DOGART.
    Elliott:
    Soul/folk singer and songwriter Elliott skinner is 1 third of New-York based trio Thirdstory. After years of rising with the band, their first album, Cold Heart is out now as an ode to heartbreak and growth
    Allegra :
    “A considered, experimental, and emotional approach to folk which sees her incorporate self-reflective lyrics, avant-garde musical flourishes.“ Allegra Krieger is currently based in New York performing in the city with her ever rotating band of sensitive & diverse musicians. She also often travels across the country to play in tiny bar rooms & sleep in her car. Her first record Circles was released October 2017, and her follow up is in the works.

    Sat
    05
    May
    2018

    David J (of Bauhaus) and Paul Wallfisch May 5

    7:30 Doors $12 advance/$15.00 at door

    https://venuepilot.co/events/17438/orders/new

     

    artist: Alexis Price

    For this intimate solo acoustic performance David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, The Jazz Butcher) will be playing a career spanning set interwoven with stories and quite possibly the odd quip or two.

    A founder member of one of the highly influential and revered BAUHAUS. Bauhaus spearheaded the post-punk Alternative music scene of the early ‘80’s with a string of innovative albums and singles, including, for many, perhaps their defining moment, a song that is ranked as a classic and feasibly the pinnacle of the entire Gothic scene and beyond, the nine minute plus epic slab of industrial dub that is 'Bela Lugosi’s Dead', featuring the lyrics of David J.

    Two years after the demise of Bauhaus in1983, David regrouped with two of his former Bauhaus band mates, guitarist, Daniel Ash and drummer, Kevin Haskins to form the hugely successful Love And Rockets, whose debut single hit gold status in Canada, followed by a top three US single with 'So Alive' which the band capped with a million selling album and sold out stadium tours.

    A highly acclaimed songwriter, often personal, often observational, all of these qualities are evident on his nine solo albums. David has also written and directed various stage productions. His memoir, ‘Who Killed Mister Moonlight?’ (Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction) was published by Jarbone Press in 2014 to critical acclaim.

    ‘Vagabond Songs' is David J's ninth studio album and features a disarmingly charming and heart felt collection of acoustic songs written on the road and inspired by people and places encountered by the artist as he ventured on his ramblin' vagabond way and still those footsteps fall.

    http://davidjonline.com

     

    Paul Wallfisch has spent several decades staring out the windows of planes, trains and tour buses, occasionally cracking open a book. In between, he managed to produce eight albums with his band Botanica and perform and/or record with Firewater, Love & Rockets, Congo Norvell, Angela McCluskey, Syl Sylvain, Stiv Bators, Anne Pigalle and Johnny Halliday, among others. Paul's music can be heard on countless American TV shows and several feature films, including Dummy, (2003 Artisan)starring Adrian Brody and Milla Jovovich, which he scored and also appears in. Amorous, directed by Joanna Coates, won "Best British Feature" at the 2014 Edinburgh International Film FestivalHe is the long-standing writing, production and performance partner of underground tortured soul legend Little Annie. As Music Director at Theater Dortmund, Germany, his original productions included "Republic of Wolves" based on Anne Sexton's adaptations of Grimm's Fairy Tales. The music, performed live by "The Ministry of Wolves": Paul, Alexander Hacke, Mick Harvey and Danielle DePicciotto, was released on Mute Records in 2014. Paul joined Swans in 2016. (http://www.paulwallfisch.com)


    Fri
    11
    May
    2018

    RoHass String Band // Julia Patinella and Andreas Arnold 5/11

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Since its inception In early 2018, the RoHass string band, founded by award winning cellist Daniel Hass and creative music hooligan Eladio Rojas, has blown the lids off of anyone crazy enough to watch. With influences ranging from Thelonious Monk, to J.S. Bach, to John Zorn, to Robert Glasper, The RoHass String Band presents a Motley Crew of sound, which has something for everyone to enjoy.


    Sat
    19
    May
    2018

    Jamie Saft Quartet w special guest Rosita Kess 5/19

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     


    Jamie Saft- piano
    Bill McHenry- tenor saxophone
    Bradley Jones- acoustic bass
    Mike Clark- drums

    The Jamie Saft Quartet will premiere new music from their upcoming release "Blue Dream" (RareNoise Records) out in June, 2018. Tonight's concert will feature a number of Saft's original compositions as well as standards from the Great American Songbook. Four musicians move like ships in the night, circling one another. A tenor sax echoes over the water. That’s saxman Bill McHenry. Drummer Nasheet Waits stirs the waters beneath, splashing into the basswaves of Brad Jones while Jamie Saft slides effortlessly over the keys. It is when he lingers, teasing out perhaps the same several notes, that Blue Dream moves. Punk jazz. Like clouds in a rotation of sunlight and darkness, they're on a chess board, trading on, trading off. Who’s got the end game? Is none. This is communal jazz, something each of them is living, a new language. A conversation full of tension that gets worked out in the end, when the 1937 classic “There’s a Lull In My Life,” blissfully stretches out the last seven minutes like a long holiday party. The torch becomes buoyant in their hands, and revels in its ache. Shouldn’t we all?- Lance Scott Walker, 2018


    Sat
    26
    May
    2018

    Falsa & Innov Gnawa May 26

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Described as "the cure for alienation" and "music that's not about means to ends but about meaning and transcendence", Falsa is an amazing musical experience rooted in 14th century Sufi music of North India. The effect of listening to Falsa is to be transported both inwards and across centuries of joys, sorrows and longings.
     
    http://thekey.xpn.org/2017/04/26/sounds-connection-umer-piracha-explores-intimacy-traditional-sufi-music-new-project-falsa/
     

    INNOV GNAWA IS A GRAMMY-NOMINATED MUSICAL COLLECTIVE DEDICATED TO EXPLORING MOROCCO’S VENERABLE GNAWA MUSIC TRADITION IN THE HEART OF NEW YORK CITY. FORMED IN THE SUMMER OF 2014 BY MOROCCAN EXPAT SAMIR LANGUS, THE GROUP DRAWS ON THE CONSIDERABLE TALENTS AND EXPERTISE OF HASSAN BEN JAAFER, A MAÂLEM, OR MASTER GNAWA MUSICIAN, ORIGINALLY FROM FEZ, MOROCCO. UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF BEN JAAFER, INNOV HAS DELVED DEEP INTO THE ROOTS AND RITUALS OF GNAWA MUSIC, AND MADE A BIG SPLASH IN NYC, FROM LINCOLN CENTER, TO THE STORIED BACKROOM OF BROOKLYN’S BARBÈS.

    HAILED BY BROOKLYN MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE "5 BANDS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN BROOKLYN'S ARABIC MUSIC SCENE", INNOV GNAWA MAKE GREAT USE OF THIS TRADITIONAL REPERTOIRE, AND ADD THEIR OWN, CONTEMPORARY SPIN WITH ADDITIONAL AFRICAN AND LATIN PERCUSSION. TAKEN AS A WHOLE, THIS EXCITING NEW OUTFIT WORKS HARD TO FUSE A CENTURIES OLD NORTH AFRICAN TRADITION WITH THE PULSE AND ATTITUDE OF NEW YORK CITY NOW.


    Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

    Her Crooked Heart with Humbird June 9

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     
    HER CROOKED HEART is the new music of Rachel Ries – multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, rock & roll choir director, sideman, singer. Her Crooked Heart’s debut EP, To Gentlemen, and forthcoming album, To Love To Leave To Live, feature members of Bon Iver, Shane Leonard and string arrangements by the inimitable Rob Moose.

    Along with numerous and diverse collaborators through the years (including Hadestown mastermind Anaïs Mitchell), Rachel has proven herself ever-curious to expand her sound, her scope, and sail on past the confines of ‘singer-songwriter.’ After all, sometimes what the heart wants is poetry and a syncopated horn line; a string section and a bass synth – all leaving exultation and devastation in their wake.

    Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches between experimental folk and environmental Americana to embrace the unexpected. This music invites a refreshing dissonance into the house, it leaves breadcrumbs along the path and reflects light back at the stars.

    But one thing has remained true since RR’s first homespun release: her sly and compassionate voice, excavating the depths of an all-too-human heart, armed with levity and a pen. It’s the messy humanity that’s of interest here. The trying and failing; the loving and losing and loving again. The choosing to be brave even when you’re shaking in your tattered boots. So please, make welcome: Her Crooked Heart. She’s been here all along.



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