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    Thu
    04
    Jan
    2018

    Jen Shyu's Nine Doors Jan 4

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     
    Jen Shyu's Nine Doors -- a solo ritual music drama
     
    Jen Shyu: Composition, vocals, Taiwanese moon lute, Korean gayageum and soribuk drum, Japanese biwa, piano, dance, sound design, choreography, percussion
     
    {Nine Doors} was inspired by the loss of Shyu’s friend Sri Joko Raharjo “Cilik,” who died with his wife and infant son in an automobile accident at the age of 30. Raharjo was a master of the Javanese art of shadow puppetry called wayang kulit. His 6-year-old daughter, who survived the crash, is the central character in Shyu’s piece. Time stops as she encounters powerful female legends—from the Wehali Kingdom of Timor to the Korean folkloric myth of Baridegi, the mother of all shamans—who become her guides. A mysterious phone booth in a gardener's yard in Otsuchi, Japan, which has become a comfort to the families who lost loved ones in the 2011 Tsunami, also enters into the story, with the gardener having given Shyu permission to compose a piece with his poetry titled “Phone of the Wind” (“Kaze no Denwa”). The work reflects the parallels that exist between life and death, different cultures, and the importance of empathy over destructive assumptions that divide humanity.
     
    More info on Facebook HERE
    Review in Theater Scene HERE
    Featuring music from Song of Silver Geese which is among The New York Times' Best Albums of 2017 HERE!
     
    Photo by Caterina di Perri

    Fri
    05
    Jan
    2018

    Cal Folger Day // Ron Shalom and ZRL Jan 5

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     
    Cal Folger Day is an American songwriter now based in Dublin. Her verbatim pop-opera The Woods & Grandma was awarded the Little Gem award at the 2017 Dublin Fringe. She will be touring solo in early 2018 with an audience-interaction version of the material. Two EPs, Adornament and Drom-d'reau, are available online. "A guitarist and chanteuse with jazz leanings, whose vocal control and stage presence command attention" (The New Yorker).
     
    Ron Shalom songs project for woodwinds and strings (featuring Alec Spiegelman, Dina Maccabee, Austin Vaughn and Michael Sachs, listenable here).
     
     

    ZRL is a Chicago-based trio featuring Ryan Packard, Zachary Good and Lia Kohl on percussion/electronics, clarinet, and cello, respectively.  Audio and more info for their ensemble at http://www.zrlmusic.com


    Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018

    Charming Disaster/ Aaron Frazer /Lord Youth Jan 6

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

     
    Brooklyn-based musical duo Charming Disaster was formed in 2012 by Ellia Bisker (of Sweet Soubrette and Funkrust Brass Band) and Jeff Morris (of Kotorino). Inspired by the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the noir storytelling of Raymond Chandler, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret, they write songs that tell stories, using two voices to explore dark narratives and characters with a playful sensibility.
     
    AARON FRAZER
     
    Aaron Frazer is a multi-instrumentalist living in brooklyn, known for his soul and hard gospel productions. When not singing behind the drums, Aaron also performs selections from decades of private-press country and outside folk.
     
     
    LORD YOUTH
     
    Lord Youth is a noir folk rock band based out of Queens, NY. It began as a recording project in an old Copehagen attic once inhabited by hundreds of Danish pigeons. If you listen closely, you can hear the crunch of feathers underneath the musicians' feet.

    Sun
    07
    Jan
    2018

    Rachelle Garniez // Serena Jost Jan 7

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    Serena Jost writes and performs songs that are at turns seductive, edgy, affecting, and otherworldly.  A dynamic singer and cellist with a hauntingly beautiful voice, she is a unique performer whose music evokes vivid emotional landscapes. Her album, A Bird Will Sing, was produced by Anton Fier, and her forthcoming solo cello and voice album, Up To The Sky, will be released in April 2018. Tonight she is joined by her band, Julian Maile (guitar), Rob Jost (bass) and Robert DiPietro (drums).

     

    Native New Yorker, genre-fluid multi-instrumentalist, performer and songwriter Rachelle Garniez is known as a "master of surprise" Entertainment Weekly and a "certified free spirit" The New Yorker.  At once optimistic and dark, accompanied by bassist Derek Nievergelt and violist Karen Waltuch,her tragicomic story-songs intermix with sonic and lyric improvisation creating a world of sweet wreckage.

     

    Thu
    11
    Jan
    2018

    Alec Spiegelman, Jeremy Udden and Anna Roberts Gevalt jan 11

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation


    Fri
    12
    Jan
    2018

    The Rhythm Method String Quartet and Longleash (duo) Jan 12

    7:30 $10.00 suggested donation

    The Rhythm Method presents:
     
    And Nobody Gets Everything Right
     
    The Rhythm Method presents works which bend, sidestep, or shatter the classical frame of the string quartet, from Dame Elizabeth Maconchy's concisely dramatic String Quartet No. 3 (1938) to violinist-composer Marina Kifferstein's extraterrestrial musings in An Alien with Extraordinary Abilities (2017), from Lewis Nielsen's anti-colonialist tour de force Le Journal de Corps (2010) to Kristin Bolstad's disruptive And Nobody Gets Everything Right (2012).
     
    Leah Asher and Marina Kifferstein, violins
    Miranda Sielaff, viola*
    Meaghan Burke, cello
     
    *guest artist
     

    Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018

    Rupe Shearns SOLD OUT 1/13

    7:30 doors $15.00 adv/$18.00 at door

    https://venuepilot.co/events/15552/orders/new

     
    A decade after releasing his first album with Earl Greyhound, singer and guitar player Matt Whyte, now known as Rupe Shearns, released his first collection of original music on 10/20/17. The album was 4 years in the making and prominently features members of Grizzly Bear and Inara George from The Bird and The Bee. A distinct departure from Earl Greyhound’s pared down and aggressive brand of rock, Rupe Shearns’ music is decidedly more layered and varied from song to song; at its most gentle paying subtle tribute to Pink Floyd’s “Meddle”, and at its loudest, drawing more overtly from Joe Jackson’s “Stepping Out”.

    In the intervening years between Earl Greyhound and Rupe Shearns, Matt has been working as a composer and producer out of Greenpoint, Brooklyn and touring as multi instrumentalist and singer with Joan as Policewoman. In addition, Matt performs samba and Bossa Nova music in Portuguese every other week in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
     
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