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Leila Adu Trio • Oren 0'Blivion Feb 237:30 Door 8:00 Show $12 suggested donationGrammy-nominated composer Leila Adu (piano & organ), Jon Toscano (bass), and David Frazier (drums) play an intimate show at The Owl in advance of the release of their Moonstone and Tar Sands vinyl album. Over the last decade, Leila has firmly carved her name into a space where electro-pop, avant-classical and singer-songwriter meet. The composer-performer, who hails from New Zealand and Ghana but was born in London, has performed her original songs and improvisations at festivals and concerts across Europe, the US, Russia, Ghana and Asia. A Leila Adu performance is an intensely visceral experience, leading WNYC John Schaefer to draw parallels with Nina Simone and Joanna Newsom and describe her as “a genuinely good singer, with a velvety, soulful voice.” Leila has performed solo for the BBC’s World Service and produced soundtracks for films and documentaries. Her five highly acclaimed albums between 2005 and 2017 include two recitals for Italian National Radio and Dark Joan (produced by multiple Grammy winner Steve Albini). Leila’s performance credits include the Ojai Music Festival, Bang on a Can, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and Late Night with David Letterman. In 2022, Leila Adu–Gilmore was awarded a Charles Ives Composer Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Oren 0’Blivion is a cofounder of Elysian Fields and TOMP among other long-term commitments. His singing has been described as ‘increasingly effective’ in the Village Voice and he was Greil Marcus’s Artist Of The Year in 2000-something. Since then Mr. Marcus has not replied to any emails so the impression apparently wasn’t actually that deep. Over the decades Oren has recorded and toured extensively, often kind of at his own expense, but with substantial encouragement, like the guy who flew from Florida to San Francisco ‘to hear his favorite guitar player’ and the couple that drove eight hours in a blizzard to catch a show in Minneapolis, whom Oren, predictably, inadvertently insulted; one of possibly billions of blunders he lies awake regretting. Tonight he’s shooting for comparatively pleasant memories to displace those ouchy ones.
David Leon and Yuma Uesaka • Kenny Warren & Bobby Avey duo Feb 247:30 Door 8:00 Show $12 suggested donation
Building on their collaboration as the horn section for many bands, multi-reedists David Leon and Yuma Uesaka come together as a duo to explore their shared musical language.
A rare performance by iconoclastic pianist Bobby Avey and Brooklyn trumpet stalwart Kenny Warren. These old friends and collaborators present as set of improvisations and original compositions from their upcoming duo album.
Kayla Williams • Katie Martucci Feb 257:00 Door 7:30 Show $20.00 suggested donation
Kayla William’s Quartet explores a multidisciplinary approach to contemporary chamber music. The ensemble strives to bridge the gaps between classical, jazz, folk, and roots music, bringing each of these musical communities into conversation and collaboration. Kayla Williams, violist, composer, and the group’s founder, created the ensemble while looking for a way to get back to some of her earliest experiences in music, where the boundaries between genre and style were often much more permeable than they appeared during her classical training.
Katie Martucci is a Brooklyn based indie folk/pop songwriter whose presence and warmth leaves audiences spell-bound and renewed. Her latest release ‘Note to Self’ is a collection of songs about the “unspoken third thing in the room” — stories surrounding friendship, imposter syndrome, her own personal journey with epilepsy and more.
Rachel Rose • Madeleine McQueen • Jules Olsen • Feb 297:30 Door 8:00 Show $12 suggested donation
Rachel Rose, a Connecticut-born, Austin-launched, and Brooklyn-based folk singer/songwriter, has crafted a rich, nostalgic sound that incorporates elements of soul, blues, folk, and pop. Rachel’s notable accomplishments this year include the release of her sophomore EP And One More Thing in 2023 (produced by Charles Myers). She has collaborated with John Alagia (John Mayer, Lukas Nelson) and Tyler Chester (Grammy winner for producing Best Folk Record in 2022) and her original song, Back To The Beginning, was featured on Tiny Desk’s Top Shelf Segment. Rachel was also chosen to appear on The Tonight Show’s “Battle Of The Instant Songwriters” with Jimmy Fallon. Rachel is also an Official SXSW Artist and will be performing with her band in Austin for the festival.
Madeleine McQueen is a songstress with a quietly captivating and powerful presence. A California girl who was uprooted and moved to Upstate New York as a teenager- McQueen found a home in songwriting. Taking great influence from the Laurel Canyon and Hudson Valley music scenes, like the coasts she grew up on- her lyrics are deeply personal, her presence is commanding and surprisingly grounding for someone who has spent most of her life in a nomadic state.
Jules Olson is a songwriter and musician based in New York. Her music that weaves together elements of indie folk, alt-country, and soul. In recent years she’s shared the stage with artists like Pinegrove, Margaret Glaspy, and Shallow Alcove, and released her debut album “Heavy Hitter” in the fall of 2023.
Jae Soto • Alexia Avina • Otracami Mar 17:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation
Otracami is the project of Brooklyn-based songwriter Camila Ortiz. As Otracami, Ortiz creates patient and painterly art pop, combining shimmering, spacious arrangements with sharp imagery—a fork in the eye, a locked jaw, lovers in windshields, spit in coffee. She released her debut full-length album touching the stove coil in October 2023.
Ian Davis solo • Deer Scout • 0 Stars Mar 27:30 door 8:00 show $12 suggested donation
Madeline Reddel • Miwa Gemini • Seaside Pumpkins Mar 37:00 Door 7:30 Show $12 suggested donation
Madeline Reddel is a folk/jazz singer-songwriter based in Omaha, Nebraska. She has performed across the midwest showcasing her original music and jazz standards since 2018. This is her first mini-tour outside of her home-state performing in New York City, Montreal, and Toronto.
Miwa Gemini is a Japanese born singer/songwriter who now happily calls Brooklyn home. She has appeared in theatre productions as well as film productions and performs regularly in NYC. One of her favorite projects to date is collaborating with Steve Buscemi on his web series called Park Bench where she wrote the theme song and appeared as the house band leader. Her dream is to advocate for all dreams through her songs. She believes even lost and forgotten dreams have an important place in all of our lives.
Seaside Pumpkins are a folk pop duo consisting of Jannek Zechner & Natalie Mack. These melody makers draw you into their world with songs that tell stories straight from the heart and conjure sweet landscapes akin to their name . What began as a series of musical prompts sent back and forth against the backdrop of the pandemic, turned into a musical collaboration that stretched over the course of many months in isolation. With both members tucked away near natural wonders- Natalie in Niagara Falls, and Jannek in Newport Beach- the pair experimented with sounds and sentiments coming from feelings of love and longing, gratitude and uncertainty, playfulness and lessons learned. Seaside Pumpkins invite you into their warm realm of song.
Brian Prunka with strings Mar 77:30 door 8:00 show $15 suggested donationFirst Set: Megan Gould, violin, Insia Malik, violin, Marandi Hostetter, viola & Eric Allen, cello, performing Bagatelles for String Quartet (Alan Hovhaness, 1911-2000) and Divertimento for Strings (Leó Weiner, 1885-1960).Outstanding NY string players with experience in the classical, jazz and Arabic music world find dramatic possibilities in combining Arabic oud and percussion with a traditional string quartet, playing expansive arrangements of Brian Prunka’s original music. Described as “Mesmerizing, intricate, anthemic” and “one of New York’s most eclectic, interesting oudists” (NY Music Daily), Brian Prunka has performed nationally and internationally with both his own groups (Bil Afrah Project, Nashaz, Sharq Attack) and with artists including Simon Shaheen, the New York Arabic Orchestra, and Matt Darriau. His compositions and improvisational style reflect his personal musical journey through jazz and Arabic music.with Philip Mayer- percussion, Megan Gould – violin, Sarah Mueller – violin, Marandi Hostetter – viola, Eric Allen – cello
Emma Frank • Lake St.Daniel • TBA Mar 87:30 Door 8:00 Show $12 suggested donation
Emma Frank is a songwriter and singer living in Brooklyn. She describes her performances as Folk-Burlesque – no corporeal nudity, but revealing nonetheless. Are they funny? Are they sad? Are they life-affirming? She sure hopes so. Emma just recorded her fifth studio album with her incredible band and it’s going to come out soon.
Lake Saint Daniel is the project of artist/producer Daniel Radin (Future Teens). Growing up in Massachusetts, his dad would play James Taylor every night while making dinner and Daniel couldn’t stand it. However after years of making emo-influenced power pop with his band Future Teens, Daniel’s inherited love of gentle melodies began to peak through the cracks of his work. This eventually led to Good Things, Lake Saint Daniel’s debut, a record about nostalgia, sentimentality and reckoning with growing older. His new album Small Thoughts will be released March 8th on Hands In Records.
Gabriel Chakarji • Martina Liviero Mar 97:30 door 8:00 show $12 suggested donation
Gabriel Chakarji is a GRAMMY award-winning pianist and composer known for his unique blend of Venezuelan and New York City jazz music. Growing up in Caracas, Gabriel was exposed to a rich variety of musical styles, including Afro-Venezuelan folk, Caribbean, and Brazilian music, as well as jazz and gospel hymns. He eventually moved to New York City to explore new musical frontiers and has since performed at some of the city’s most iconic venues, including Carnegie Hall, Blue Note, and Dizzy’s Club.Gabriel has released two critically acclaimed albums as a bandleader: “Vida” and “New Beginning”. His composition “Enredadera” was nominated for best jazz single at the 20th edition of the Independent Music Awards in New York City. In 2022, Gabriel was awarded the prestigious Jazz Gallery Residency Commission and the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. With Ben Tiberio, bass.Martina Liviero is a composer, guitarist and vocalist from Argentina, currently based in New York City. Her sound organically blends the sophistication and intimacy of South American songwriting with chamber music, folk-pop and contemporary jazz. Her music and arrangements were performed by internationally renowned ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic Strings and the Army Jazz Ambassadors Big Band. She was the recipient of the 2020 and 2019 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards and the 2019 JEN Young Jazz Composer Showcase Award. Martina holds a degree from Berklee College of Music, where she majored in Jazz Composition.With Julian Shore (piano), and Martin Nevin (bass).
Kenny Warren's Sweet World • Anna Webber Matt Mitchell duo March 107:00 Door 7:30 Show $12 suggested donation
Kenny Warren’s Sweet World plays a set songs the trumpeter wrote for Christopher Hoffman on cello and Nathan Ellman-Bell on drums. The trio has a record coming out in May on Out of Your Head. The music is multifaceted, lyrical and rhythmically driven, jazz/noise/folk with it’s gaze toward the transcendental. “Kenny Warren’s playing is technical and elaborate; his sense of melody is remarkable” Jazzma.
Anna Webber (flute/tenor sax) and Matt Mitchell (piano) have been playing music together for over 10 years in various projects, including in Anna’s Simple Trio and Clockwise Septet, and Matt’s Pouting Grimace and Sprees. However, this is the first time that they have collaborated as a duo. They will be premiering a set of new music, with music written by both Matt and Anna.
No Lands • Adam Brisbin • Eamon Fogarty Mar 147:30 Door 8:00 Show $12 suggested donation
Since 2014, No Lands has been the musical outlet for songwriter and audio engineer Michael Hammond. The debut No Lands album was called “one of the most thrilling headphone experiences of this year” by Tome to the Weather Machine. More recently, Michael has been joined by Molly Kerker, who’s voice and songwriting have pushed the project from the electronic sounds of its earlier days into something more organic and reflective of the natural world.
Adam Brisbin is a Brooklyn-based guitarist whose collaborators include Buck Meek, Cassandra Jenkins, YouBet, Luke Temple, Jolie Holland, Sam Evian and many others. In 2021 he released his solo record Stable to Fire. ”
Eamon Fogarty is a composer, songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and audio archivist who was born in the state of New Hampshire. Aquarium Drunkard described his 2019 record Blue Values as “a remarkable piece of art-pop, exhibiting the low slung ease of Tim Buckley’s jazz-rock, the shambolic grace of Beck, the progressive grandeur of Scott Walker, and the mystic yearning of Talk Talk.” His new songs are concerned with the porosity of human categories, and the speed at which language erodes.
Zoe Kiefl • Mike Robinson Mar 157:30 Door 8:00 Show $12 suggested donation
Beth Orton March 167:30 Door 8:00 Show Tickets $35.00 online
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Lowpines • Nora Meier • Jess Kerber Mar 177:00 Door 7:30 Show $12 adv/$15 doorLowpines is a Brooklyn-based band led by British musician and producer Oli Deakin, and featuring a changing cast of performers. Lowpines has released several, the most recent ’Sun Down Over The East River Shore’ featured contributions from Josh Kaufman, Kate Davis, Elanor Moss and Swimming Bell. Prior to starting Lowpines, Oli wrote and records as a member of several bands including Bear Driver (ADA/Warner) and WALL/Lyla Foy (Sub Pop). Oli’s music has been featured BBC Radio and stations across the US and Europe, and also on hit shows such as Bojack Horseman, Bones and Catfish, and in several movies. Outside of Lowpines, Oli is best known for his production work, most notably having produced the award-winning debut record for CMAT, and two acclaimed EPs for Eleanor Moss.
“poised and mysterious as it contemplates oblivion” The New York Times
“A remarkable sense of intimacy” Clash
“a compelling listen ” No DepressionJess Kerber is a Nashville-based songwriter who hails from just outside New Orleans, LA. She picked up guitar at age 12 and quickly learned the instrument on an atypical path. Heavily inspired by the likes of Joni Mitchell and Susan Tedeschi, she was drawn towards alternate tunings, which led her playing to take on a unique color. Her voice grew to attain a deep purple heaviness, which enchanted her early recordings, all backed by the tasteful intricacy of her guitar playing, melodic and captivating enough to stand on its own. Her self-titled album was released in May of 2022.Nora Meier is a diehard music fan, a frequent moviegoer, a daughter of two English majors, an Oregonian at heart, a verbal processor, a big reader, and always writing. She was raised on her dad’s curated mixtapes and epic vinyl collection, which cultivated her deep love for the format of The Album and an obsession with Bruce Springsteen. She has a wide range of influences, from Randy Newman to Joni Mitchell and Feist, but her lyricism remains completely true to itself. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Her debut album will be released in the spring of 2024.
Marcellus Hall • Pete Galub • Bold Forbes March 227:30 door 8:00 show $12 suggested donation
Celebrating their newest LP entitled I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN Marcellus Hall and his band bring their particular literate, independent, danceable rock to the heart of Brooklyn this Friday 3/22 at the Owl. Years in the making, this album captures the band’s unparalleled chemistry involving one part Everly Brothers, another part Beyonce, and another part Johnny Cash. Hall’s existential lyrical acrobatics are on full display in this latest offering which bookends a legendary 20+ year history of home-spun urban folk-rock. Hall heads to Europe immediately following this show for a month of touring. Catch him now!
(preview and order the album here: https://marcellushall.bandcamp.com/album/i-will-never-let-you-down),
Author Rick Moody says ““Pete Galub is sort of an amalgam of things that are important to the last thirty years of rock and roll. You can hear Television in him, and The Replacements, and The Feelies, and The Clean, and The Individuals, and Freedy Johnston, and Pavement, and the dBs, etc. But his playing is so great and his songs so impassioned, that he transcends the density of influence and becomes totally his own.” You can hear Pete Galub’s songs and guitar playing in Hal Hartley’s films “Meanwhile” and “My America.”Bold Forbes is an acoustic trio based in New York City, made up of Nick Bloom, Reid Jenkins, and David Halpern. Their songs blend the structures of folk and country songwriting with imagistic lyrics and genre-busting arrangements for strings and voice. The New York Times has described their songs as “bouncy and earnest…taking palate-cleansing detours into both lyrical abstraction and dissonant instrumental noise, making for a result that resists cliches as much as it embraces tradition.”
Miriam Elhajli • Ali Dineen's 'The Loneliness of Either Or' Mar 237:30 Door 8:00 Show $12 suggested donation
Miriam Elhajli is a Venezuelan-Moroccan-American composer and vocalist whose work is influenced strongly by the folkloric musics of South and North America, modern jazz, and contemporary classical music. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she currently lives in Brooklyn where she performs (on the side of the road or otherwise), and is a researcher at The Association for Cultural Equity founded by Alan Lomax.Music from The Loneliness of Either Or: A Requiem for Joan of Arcwritten & composed by Ali Dineenfeaturing Amy Carrigan, Eleonore Weill, Benjamin Marcus, Miriam Elhajli, Hannah Sassoon & other surprise guestsA special performance of the music from The Loneliness of Either Or: A Requiem for Joan of Arc. This piece delves into the multifaceted layers of Joan of Arc’s story as well as the composer’s own life. The story unfolds through a rich tapestry of original music composed for piano, choir, and strings, providing a powerful vehicle for the themes of gender identity, feminism, betrayal, faith, and resilience. Drawing upon the works of scholars such as Sylvia Federici and Leslie Feinberg, as well as the songwriter’s own history, this piece asks us: where do we find hope and faith in a world full of contradictions and false prophets? Where do we turn when our heroes, myths and gods betray us? And what we can learn from the in-between places in our lives?
Kristina Teuschler • Andy Clausen • Levi Gillis Mar 247:00 Door 7:30 Show $12 suggested donationClarinetist Kristina Teuschler explores a complicated relationship to classical music through her project, “Mock Audition”. Trained in conservatory to perform orchestral music, she has made a career performing in prominent New York ensembles such as the West Point Band, Orchestra of St. Luke’s and International Contemporary Ensemble, as well as in collaborating and recording with many Brooklyn independent artists and bands. As a queer woman with blended identities (Jamaican, Brazilian, Austrian), Kristina has found the need to grapple with the classist and white supremacist structures that uphold Western classical music as ‘high art’ by recontextualizing the music. She creates these sound worlds with manipulated samples, clarinet improvisations with live electronic processing, a satirical DJ set, and song.
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, Nico Muhly, and Dave Douglas, and a prolific composer for visual media, audio storytelling, and concert music. 2024 marks the debut of Andy’s solo project “Heart of Tones: Solo Trombone at The TANK,” a two-volume set recorded in the profound reverberation of a converted railroad water silo in rural Colorado. More info at: andyclausen.com
Levi Gillis is a songwriter, saxophonist and producer living in Los Angeles. He is a founding member of The Dip and has collaborated and toured with Wayne Horvitz, Cassandra Jenkins, Robin Holcomb among others. His music is mercurial – weaving together fingerstyle guitar and wild saxophone improvisations, oscillating between popular and experimental worlds. Critics have called his music “fascinating” and full of “focused intensity” (KNKX) “summoning soulful, ear-worming melodies” (Seattle CityArts Magazine). He comes to The Owl in support of his new soloEP, Don’t Hide – reuniting with his old musical compatriots Ryan Beckley (guitar), Carmen Quill (bass) and Mike Gebhart (drums).
Heather Eatman • Adam Levy • Jim Keller Mar 287:30 door 8:00 show $12 suggested donation
Heather Eatman’s songs sparkle with cinematic stories, vivid characters and carefully crafted sonic soundscapes. Originally from East Texas, her distinctive voice and style were recognized by John Prine and his independent record label Oh Boy Records, who helped to launch her career. Her latest album, “Gorgeous Maze,” was released in 2020.
Guitarist/songwriter Adam Levy has created a remarkable body of work over the past 25 years. He’s been featured on recordings by Norah Jones, Amos Lee, Rosanne Cash, Tracy Chapman, Allen Toussaint, Vulfpeck, and many other artists. He has a dozen original recordings to his credit as a solo artist as well, and has authored several instructional books and video courses. No Depression says of Levy’s The Heart Collector: “It is a great album overflowing with warm and soulful songs that enchant the ears and captivate the heart.”“Listening to Jim Keller makes feel like I have big plans and all my hair” — Tom WaitsAs guitarist and chief songwriter for Tommy Tutone, Jim Keller is responsible for the most iconic seven digits of the eighties: “867-5309.” For the last three decades, though, Keller has been a notable music industry mystic — representing the publishing and management concerns for Philip Glass, Rufus Wainwright and others; playing regular gigs New York shows that draw the best players in town on stage with him; and recording five well-received solo albums filled with poetic lyricism and tough grooves: Sunshine In My Pocket (2009), Soul Candy (2011), Heaven Can Wait (2014) and By No Means (2021)and Spark & Flame 2023.
Doree • Sun V Set • Analea March 307:30 Door 8:00 Show $12 suggested donation
Lindsay Stone • Jean Rohe • Paper Wings Mar 317:00 Door 7:30 Show $12.00 suggested donationLong-time friends and collaborators Emily Mann and Wila Frank, known together as Paper Wings, dream up warm, pastoral folk songs suited to wandering through a forest or field, quiet contemplation, and long winding journeys. Furnished with delicate banjo and spellbinding harmonies so close you often can’t tell their voices apart, Frank & Mann deliver dynamic performances emboldened by the strength of their sincere songwriting.
Jean Rohe writes one-of-a-kind narrative songs, concerned as much with the interior lives of her narrators as with the sociopolitical forces that shape their lives. Her most recent album, “Into the Night,” with her songwriting duo Robinson & Rohe, came out on Righteous Babe this year. Current projects include a new animated single with illustrator Sakshi Jain and a performance memoir 74 Corridor, about her relationship with her father and the New Jersey cities where he lived and died. “Not only does she make astoundingly beautiful music but she is thoughtful, reflective, and courageous.” – No DepressionLyndsay Stone is an NYC-based singer/songwriter whose love for gut-punching lyricism, intricate fingerpicking, and unusual song structures keep listeners attentive and surprised. Anyone who appreciates original compositions and truth-telling will connect with her live performances, and she’ll probably share one or two anecdotes that will make you giggle.
Akie Bermiss and friends Apr 57:30 $15.00 suggested donation
Ellie MacPhee • Angus Watt • Eliza Edens April 67:30 Door 8:00 show $12 suggested donation
Ellie MacPhee is a Brooklyn-based violinist and singer-songwriter. She recently released her debut EP, ‘Cardinal Creek,’ which explores themes of growing up in South Carolina, blackberry pie, old love, and strange neighbors. Her writing is inspired by the small tragedies and comedies within our day-to-day lives.
Angus Watt is a songwriter from the west coast of Canada, currently living in Montréal. In January 2024, he recorded his debut full length album, produced by David Parry (Loving, Alice Phoebe Lou). Tracked live off the floor in 3 days in a barn nestled in the woods of Cedar on Vancouver Island, the songs are aided by musicians Austin Tufts (Braids) and Evan Cheadle.
On Eliza Edens’ sophomore album We’ll Become the Flowers, she seeks to understand what happens after the end. Whether grappling with heartache or a loved one’s mortality, the Brooklyn-based songwriter reimagines endings not as finite events but as devotional experiences that give way to new beginnings. Edens takes inspiration from folk luminaries such as Nick Drake, Karen Dalton and Elizabeth Cotten, sowing her compositions with introspection born from her own grief.
Matt Munisteri & Jake Eddy duo • Charlie Burnham Apr 77:00 Door 7:30 Show $12 suggested donation
Charlie Burnham is descended from a long line of musicians, Apollo, Nero, Stuff Smith, Leroy Jenkins, etc. He will be joined on this night by fabulous collaborators, playing material Charlie has either written himself or personally stolen from people he admires…should be fun!
Selba • Jolie • Paraphrase April 117:30 Door 8:00 show $12 suggested donation
SELBA (Hannah Selin and Concetta Abbate) ties together tentacles of strings and voice as a unified superstructure of sound. Like the radical nature of Pi, they intertwine in intricate shapes but never quite meet between. Violists and vocalists, authors of song, arrangers of sonic resolution and improvisers alike, they are excited to join together in this unique collaboration of live musical performance.The soundscape-jazz band known as JOLIE first began in Chicago in 2015 as a spur-of-the-moment home recording session. Over the years, it has taken on vastly different forms, adding and subtracting collaborators for performances in bars, music clubs, and festivals. Now, with all four core members living in NYC, JOLIE has returned to its roots as a tight-knit ensemble committed to exploring surreal sonic spaces through improvisation.Dan Pierson – keyboards / Paul Bedal – keyboards /Greg Tuohey – guitar / Mike Harmon – bass /Peter Manheim – drumsParaphrase (Michael Eaton, Nicki Adams) integrates divergent musical languages in a conversational style, integrating virtuosity, timbre and swing. Using modal and bebop vocabulary as a template, their arrangements draw on Ravel’s piano suites, Bartók’s piano etudes as well as Iranian Khush Rank rhythmic cycles. Their second album, The Transcendental portrays a thoughtful and musical duo rife with originals, imagining still closer integrations of jazz and classical music to come.
Hour 'Ease The Work' release show with more eaze • Justin Felton + Ryan El-Solh7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12 suggested donationConceived by composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Michael Cormier-O’Leary (Friendship, 2nd Grade, Dear Life Records) and delivered live by nine musicians in early 2023, Ease the Work is where breathy timbre and cinematic swoon factor meet in communion. Atmosphere and old school melody shake hands. Nice seeing you again. Formed in the flourishing underground of West Philadelphia in the latter half of the 2010s, Hour has fluctuated in size and scope around Cormier-O’Leary’s clear yet open-ended harmonic framework and ambitious ear. Cormier-O’Leary has contributed notably across the landscape of independent music, and Hour is living, breathing, deep listening proof of his community-minded ethos.more eaze is the project of brooklyn-based sound artist and multi-instrumentalist Mari Maurice. Ranging from ambient pop to deconstructed sound collage, her numerous solo and collaborative releases weave mundane, everyday sounds into adventurous textural compositions. Her music explores themes of intimacy, yearning, and the transformation of abstract feeling into intense living through sound design that moves seamlessly between the banal and the ethereal. She has recently released work with Longform Editions, Leaving Records, Ecstatic, and Orange Milk.Brooklyn-based improvised guitar duo featuring Ryan El-Solh (Scree, Office Culture) and Justin Felton (L’Rain)
Levon Henry • Derek Weaving • Yasmine Seale April 147:00 Door 7:30 Show $12.00 suggested donation
Oropendola • Rocketship • Abe Hollow Apr 187:30 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
Slow Spin • Claire Dickson • Grey McMurray Apr 207:30 Door 8:00 Show $12 suggested donation
Emma Frank • Kelly Schenk Apr 217:00 Door 7:30 Show $12 suggested donationEmma 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.
Julian Cubillos solo • Katie Vogel • Scree April 267:30 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)
Worldwide Seagull • Isaac Gillespie • Jesse In Grey Apr 287:00 Door 7:30 Music $12 suggested donationWorldwide 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.
Danny Fox • Mike LaValle May 27:30 Door 8:00 show $12 suggested donation
Jean Rohe • Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light May 97:30 Door 8:00 Show
Jean Rohe writes one-of-a-kind narrative songs, concerned as much with the interior lives of her narrators as with the wider world outside them. Jean recently won the 2022 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk songwriting contest with her deeply personal and timely song “Animal”. Her latest album as a bandleader, Sisterly, won best Adult Contemporary Album at the Independent Music Awards in 2019. Her writing and performance styles are the product of 20 years of experimentation and practice, learning on her feet as a side-person and bandleader in New York’s wide-ranging music communities. “I grew up in a household where music-making and storytelling––far from a rarified vocation for prodigies and professionals––was an act woven into the social life of our family and friends, ” she says. “I carry that spirit with me into the music I make today.”
“Not only does she make astoundingly beautiful music but she is thoughtful, reflective, and courageous.” – No Depression
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.
The Cradle • Elijah Berlow • Camille Schmidt May 107:30 door 8:00 show $12 suggested donation
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).
Camille Schmidt is a Brooklyn-based songwriter.
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