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  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2024

    Oropendola • Rocketship • Abe Hollow Apr 18

    7:30 door 8:00 show $12 suggested donation

        

    Joanna Schubert, the Brooklyn-based musician behind Oropendola, creates eclectic alt-pop and winding piano-based singer-songwriter compositions. Her debut full-length album – Waiting for the Sky to Speak, released in March 2023 – is a kaleidoscopic ride partly influenced by Kate Bush, Alice in Wonderland, and deep limbo states. Her music has been called “at the meeting point between arms in the air pop perfection and something altogether more jarring and intriguing”. Joanna also sings and plays with a handful of NYC peers, including Beccs, Nicomo, Stephen Becker, and Samir Langus. She has also been a touring member of Half Waif and Barrie.

    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.

    Abe Hollow is the solo songwriting project of Los Angeles-based composer and recording engineer Adam Hirsch. By turns esoteric, serene, cerebral and simple, Abe Hollow songs wrestle with the irresolvable contradictions between having a mind and being alive. adamhirsch.site

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2024

    Here's That Rainy Day with Oren 0'Blivion Apr 19

    7:30 Dooors 8:00 Music $15.00 suggested donation

    Songs of the season.  MASSIVE Raffle drawing with free lost and found umbrellas to the first god-knows-how-many people. 

    With Tony Jarvis (Bass, Sax) and Sean Dixon (drums).  Special Guests including Evan Tyor, Camelia Hartmann, Camilla Ortiz, Elysse, Allan Pray and more!

    a % of profits will go to the International Rescue Committee’s efforts to stem the humanitarian disaster in Gaza.

     

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2024

    Slowspin • Rivulet • Grey McMurray Apr 20

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $15 suggested donation

       

    US-based Pakistani artist Zeerak Ahmed, also known as Slowspin, produces voice-based sculptures, sound installations and uniquely fragile sound collages. Slowspin has a distinct sound practice grounded in North Indian classical vocal traditions, dream-folk, ambient and experimental-electronic music. Her recent collaborative album, TALISMAN, opens a world of uncanny and heart-wrenching refrains. Songs of love, loss and longing are performed with her band, which includes Grey Mcmurray, Marlon Patton and Shahzad Ismaily. 

    Rivulet are Claire Dickson, Maya Keren, Henry Fraser and Henry Mermer.

  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2024

    Emma Frank • Kelly Schenk Apr 21

    7:00 Door 7:30 Show $15 suggested donation
     
    Emma Frank is a singer songwriter. Originally from a town outside of boston, she lived in Montreal for ten years, attending McGill for a literature degree and then staying on to write songs and have cheap rent. She moved to New York eight years ago and has much more expensive rent.  She has five albums of original songs.  Her most recent album, Interiors, uses the framework of being home all the time to explore lots of feelings.  She hopes you enjoy it.
     
    Kelly Schenk is a singer/songwriter from Portland OR, now based in Brooklyn. Thoughtful storytelling, indie-folk sensibility, and improvisational spirit are at the heart of her music. Kelly released her debut album “Something About You” in January and is set up to release a live EP in 2024.
  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2024

    New York Oud Festival with Bahar Badieitabar • Ertugrul Erkisi

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $25 adv/$30 door

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    Bahar Badieitabar is an Iranian Oud player and composer ad graduate of Berklee College of Music. At the ages of 16 and 17, she won first place at the Iranian Youth National Music Festival, and has performed at numerous venues including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and MCG Jazz. Her background in Iranian classical music, contemporary concert music, and jazz contributes to her authentic composition approach. She is a member of Danilo Perez’s Global Jazz Messengers and has shared the stage with world-renowned musicians such as John Patitucci and Bruno Raberg. This performance will feature solo oud as well as collaborations with guest musicians.
     
    Ertugrul Erkisi is an award-winning  singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer of traditional  Turkish classical and sufi music. Recognized for his talent at a young age, Ertugrul was a voice artist on the Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) station and hosted his own music show on television and radio for many years. He has published 14 albums of his own music in addition to his compositions for other singers and has performed throughout the US, Europe, Central Asia and Near East. For this concert, he will perform traditional Istanbul music and Anatolian folk music from the Caucasus to the Balkans.
     
  • Fri
    26
    Apr
    2024

    Julian Cubillos solo • Katie Vogel • Scree April 26

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

     

    Katie Vogel is a NYC-based songwriter who released her first solo EP, Make Space, in 2020. Many of her songs are a combination of dulcet melodies sung in a clear tone over crunchy chords and unusual song structures. Katie Vogel is a member of the bands Relatives and Mushfoot. (Photo by Sasha Arutyunova)

  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2024

    Katie Von Schleicher • Thanya Iyer Apr 27

    7:30 door 8:00 show $15 suggested donation

     

    Brooklyn based songwriter Katie von Schleicher layers lush instrumentation and wry lyrics on her third album A Little Touch of Schleicher in the Night

    Thanya Iyer is an enigmatic songwriter who crafts sparkling experimental pop music. Her live band, with Pompey, Shaina Hayes, Emilie Kahn, and Daniel Gélinas, wields acoustic and electronic instruments to flesh out these serene, spiritual compositions. Thanya and the band’s arrangements empower listeners to embrace mindfulness, aesthetic beauty and the interconnectedness of all things. After their 2020 Polaris long-listed, sophomore visual album “Kind”, they recently released their new EP, rest in the summer of 2022 (Topshelf Records).

    “…a lovely set of expansive, exploratory, earthy pop that’s characterized by spacious jazz and ethereal folk tendencies as well as a subtle experimental and improvisatory streak.” -KEXP, on KIND

    “The Montreal-based singer-songwriter and violinist’s music feels like an invitation to reflect. Each song recounts not just stumbling and uncertainty, but a sense of motivation.” -Pitchfork 

    Iyer writes songs that flow seamlessly across textures and styles, never staying in one place too long.” -NPR

     

  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2024

    Worldwide Seagull • Isaac Gillespie • Jesse In Grey Apr 28

    7:00 Door 7:30 Music $12 suggested donation
     
    Worldwide Seagull is a songart project brined in humility, solitude, and truth. A take on humanness, in an alternate verse. If you looked closely, you know we both drink fresh water. As an international pop star, she provides care and healing…living off her songs in an abundance of candles… with a high chance of having a hot tub in her apartment one day. 
  • Thu
    02
    May
    2024

    Danny Fox • Mike LaValle May 2

    7:30 Door 8:00 show $12 suggested donation

  • Fri
    03
    May
    2024

    otracami • Kitba • The Bird Calls May 3

    7:30 Dooors 8:00 Music $15.00 suggested donation

     

    otracami is the project of Brooklyn-based songwriter Camila Ortiz, whose intricate art pop combines shimmering arrangements, vivid storytelling, and sharp imagery. She released her debut full-length album touching the stove coil in November 2023. 
     
    kitba, the eponymous musical project of singer-songwriter and harpist Rebecca Kitba Bryson El-Saleh, is the culmination of a lifetime of musical and artistic development. Based in Brooklyn, El-Saleh makes exhilarating, deeply personal music that explores the nuances of interiority, self-acceptance, communication, mental health, and love. Kitba’s debut self-titled album, produced by El-Saleh and Zubin Hensler, was released in July 2023 via Ruination Record Co.
     
    the bird calls is the recording project of Sam Sodomsky, a songwriter and music journalist based in New York. Since 2022, he has released his music through Ruination Record Co. His latest album, Old Faithful, arrives this spring.
  • Sun
    05
    May
    2024

    Grace Bergere • Ric Royer • Joseph Keckler May 5

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

     

    Grace Bergere sings of love, loss, and redemption. Having cut her teeth on the streets and in the open mics of the East Village, this native New Yorker delivers songs that are atmospheric and dark, complimented by her floating ethereal voice. Eugene Hutz’s new label, Casa Gogol Records is set to begin releasing Bergere’s music this spring, and Bergere will open for Gogol Bordello on tour in May. For this show she’ll be joined by Vern Woodhead on harmonium. 
     
    Ric Royer is a writer of performance and a performer of writing.  He spins stories mordant and morbid, stages plays of absurd wonder, and sings songs of hope and disaster. His latest book, Niagara Falls, NY was published by Pig Roast Publishing
    in 2023. He currently lives in the Catskills where he runs Model City Books.
     
    Joseph Keckler is a singer writer who creates otherworldly ballads, epic arias, short films and stories. His work has been presented by NPR Tiny Desk, Lincoln Center, and many other venues, and his story collection, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World was published in 2018. He’s currently touring the U.S. and Australia with Lydia Lunch and is working on new recordings. 
  • Sun
    05
    May
    2024

    Sunday MATINEE! Alexis Hightower presents

    2:30 doors 3pm music

  • Thu
    09
    May
    2024

    Miles Hewitt • Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light May 9

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show

     

    Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light are shaking up the bluegrass world with their fresh take on traditional music. Led by Lennon Award-winning songwriter Sumner, the string band’s dynamic sound showcases bold chord progressions, unforgettable stories, and mesmerizing harmonies from fiddler Kat Wallace and bassist Mike Siegel. With their grassy roots, Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light create a sound that’s both timeless and utterly unique, captivating audiences with every note they play.

  • Fri
    10
    May
    2024

    Captain Tallen • Camille Schmidt • Elijah Berlow May 10

    7:30 door 8:00 show $12 suggested donation

    Camille Schmidt is a Brooklyn-based songwriter. 

    Elijah Berlow is a Chicago-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist folk musician. Originating from pastoral roots in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, Berlow is a playful story-teller with a narrative style grounded in the traditions of Americana music. As a vocalist, he emanates a sincere warmth through his thoughtful phrasing; and his diligent fingerpicking guitar-style leads steadily through the pulsing catharsis of any song. Berlow creates music that is complex, soulful and in conversation with a rich rhythmic history. His music can currently be found on all streaming platforms including the newly self-released EP “Put Out Fires”(2022).

     

  • Sat
    11
    May
    2024
  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2024

    Jesse Gelaznik with Britt Hewitt and Melisa Bonetti Luna Jun 1

    7:30 Door 8:00 Music $15 suggested donation

         

    Jesse Gelaznik is a composer, visual artist, and founder of the New York based performance art collective Dirty Churches. His new opera “MISCHIEF (Rathattan)” with a libretto by Britt Hewitt will be featured as one of the “FIVE WAYS TO DIE”, an Experiments in Opera production premiering at HERE Arts Center Summer 2024. Jesse has composed music for the Sembrich Opera Museum, HUB New Music, and installation artist Andrea Stanislav.  His soundtracks and soundart have premiered at Sundance, MoMA, Sharjah Art Foundation for their Biennale X, the Victoria and Albert Museum Friday Late series, La MaMa, Mattress Factory Museum, and White Box Gallery.

    Britt Hewitt is a performer/composer based in New York City. She has worked as a vocalist, actress, producer, songwriter, and librettist across the fields of opera, film, and theatre. She is a member of the New York Songwriters Circle and a graduate of The Juilliard School.

    Melisa Bonetti Luna is a classically trained vocalist who enjoys a highly versatile career. Melisa’s favorite types of projects include contemporary classical premieres and workshops in which she gets to be part of creating new characters vocally and dramatically, and gets to collaborate with other artists and musicians. She has worked with artists from Terence Blanchard to Vampire Weekend. Recent work includes the premiere production of “The Climate Opera Project” at BAM, performing as a soloist with orchestras at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as well as the Nashville Opera, Opera San Jose, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Theatre Saint Louis and others. 

    She will be at the Here Arts Center later this month with Experiments in Opera, a series of mini rock-fused operas, one of which was written by Jesse!

  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2024

    Andy Clausen Album Release Show with Alena Spanger and Ray Larsen's 'Wish' Jun 2

    7:00 Door 7:30 Show $12 suggested donation
     
     
     

    Marking the release of his new album, “Few Ill Words: Solo Trombone at The Tank, Vol. 1” on this night, Andy Clausen is a Brooklyn-based trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator. He is a founding member of genre-bending brass quartet The Westerlies, a frequent collaborator with artists including Fleet Foxes, Aoife O’Donovan, Haley Heynderickx, Conrad Tao, and Nico Muhly, and a prolific composer for visual media, audio storytelling, and concert music. 2024 marks the debut of Andy’s solo trombone project, a two-volume set recorded in the profound reverberation of a converted railroad water silo in rural Colorado. More info at: andyclausen.com

    Alena Spanger is a singer/keyboardist/songwriter based in Brooklyn. Weaving together angular art-pop songcraft, unorthodox vocalizations, and intricate arrangements, Spanger’s songs construct their own elaborate and immersive worlds. 
     
    Introducing “Wish”, a new band led by trumpeter Ray Larsen. The group premiered at the Owl Music Parlor last fall as a part of the 2023 Festival of New Trumpet Music. Featuring Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Andy Clausen (trombone) and Ryan El-Solh (guitar). This music is bicoastal: written with love in Seattle and brought to life in New York. 
  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2024

    Sabeth Perez • Nicola Caminiti June 6

    7:30 Door 8:00 Music $15 suggested donation

    Sabeth Pérez is a German-Argentinian Jazz vocalist and composer living in NYC. With her background in large ensembles and a Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, Sabeth’s talent has led her to collaborate with internationally respected conductors, arrangers, and instrumentalists in both concert and studio productions. Sabeth’s voice is characterized by its silky precision and crystal-clear sound, which she employs in folkloric interpretations of Argentine prose, her own compositions, and arrangements of classics from the Great American Songbook.

    Nicola Caminiti, a Latin-Grammy nominee and recipient of prestigious awards including the 2024 Jazz Gallery Commission Residency, is a New York-based Italian Saxophonist, Composer, and Arranger. Praised by All About Jazz as “clearly a name to watch,” he’s celebrated for his modern concepts rooted in interplay and rhythmic mastery while honoring musical tradition. Caminiti has graced renowned venues worldwide like Blue Note and Birdland, and collaborated with acclaimed artists such as Pedrito Martinez and Arturo O’Farrill. and D’Addario Woodwinds, he’s recognized for his exceptional talent and innovative contributions to jazz.

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2024

    Kurt Weisman • Theadoore • Ryan Power June 7

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

       

    New England singer and songwriter Kurt Weisman is known for his work in his band Feathers (s/t 2006) and his solo releases Spiritual Sci-fi (2007), Orange (2010). After a decade long hiatus from recording and performing, spent practicing and building sixteenth and seventeenth century wind instruments, he has returned to song craft with the self-released album Be Nice to Song (2023) and is performing solo.
     
    Theadoore, formed by Grace Ward and Tristan Munchel in itty bitty Rhode Island, makes experimental rock-ish songs for brothers to hold hands to. Theadoore is not jazz, but the band’s complex harmony and rhythmic freedom make passable fake-jazz for the indie music lover. Having relocated to NYC, the band’s line-up boasts Gabe Garcia on sax, Zuzia Weyman on cello, and Brian Culligan on bass vi and ‘The Box’. What is ‘The Box’???


    For fans of: fake-jazz, imitation folk-metal, indie rock, and good old counterpoint.

    It seems that Ryan Power is a highly sensitive, mid-life, jazz-influenced songwriter living in Queens. His band consists of Shane Simpson on keyboard, Jon Starks on drums and Henry Fraser on bass.

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2024

    Withe• Nicomo • Pip The Band June 8

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12 suggested donation

    Withe is the musical moniker for Brooklyn based singer/songwriter, Rubén Alvarado. His debut album, There Is Less Sun, is a psychedelic folk, art rock fever dream swirling with visions of sun lessons, whispering willows, and lightning storms that form where they don’t belong…hazy, emotive reflections on love, identity, and riding the winds of change.”

    Nicomo is a shot in the dark parallel park, a hole-in-one-in-a-million, needle in a full-stack flapjack of syrupy vocal lines and buttery fingerpicky guitar. Songs on your shoulder, impressionistic folk and strolling waves, shadows and conversations misunderstood. Nicomo is the songwriting project of Nico Osborne, Brooklyn-based musician and sound artist. Antiquated Future Records calls their first EP Views “An early-morning hangout album meets complex after-dark mood music.” Nicomo is working on an LP now, exploring brighter colors and tighter turns. 
  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2024

    Michael Bates’ Northern Spy • TBA June 13

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show

    Take one listen to the joy and energy of Northern Spy and try not to get caught up in the excitement.   This unpredictable band’s rough-and-tumble interplay makes everything an option.  They veer happily between wide open jazz, the swing tradition and heavy grooves.  An organic and soulful quintet of long time New Yorkers who play with intensity and fire; they take the blues and manhandle it into unexpected musical shapes.  
    Led by bassist Michael Bates, with Michael Blake-saxophone, Josh Deutsch-trumpet , Santiago Leibson-piano, and Michael Sarin-drums
     

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