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2024

  • Thu
    04
    Jan
    2024

    Charlotte Greve • Emma Frank • Sylvester Germaine Trio Jan 4

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

         

    Charlotte Greve has developed a beautiful and original solo set merging her unmistakable alto saxophone sound, ambient electronics and the singing of songs. A seamless texture of music and words, the world viewed through a singular artistic lens.

    Emma Frank is a singer and songwriter living in Brooklyn.  She has released five studio albums of original songs and performs regularly in New York.  This evening, she’ll be performing songs from her most recent album, Interiors, with her band: Gregg Belisle-Chi – guitar, Sam Weber- bass, Simon Jermyn – guitar, Pedro Barquinha- drums.

    Luke Marantz, Jeff Davis and Sylvester Germaine perform original compositions by each member of the group. A band in the tradition of the jazz piano trio with nods to many other genres and artists, their performances are exciting and unpredictable.

  • Fri
    05
    Jan
    2024

    Stephen Becker • Chelsea Crabtree • SHUTTER Jan 5

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    Stephen Becker lives in the cracks between blissful and odd, writing songs about love, life, happiness, unhappiness, and whatever else comes to mind in the endless stream of consciousness. When he’s not out playing with bands like Rubblebucket, Katie Von Schleicher, Strawberry Runners, and Market, he can be found front and center in his own project. With an obsessive background in jazz, an amatuer affinity for classical music, and a fluency in indie rock, Steve can be found honing in on an art and craft that somehow looks like all and none, balancing songwriting with improv, counterpoint, and sound design. His latest instrumental album, Phosphenes & Allegories, was released on Atlantic Rhythms in 2023. 

    Chelsea Crabtree is a Brooklyn based singer-songwriter originally from Seattle, WA. Growing up in a very musical family, she has been singing with her 8 siblings from a very young age. After studying jazz voice in college, she has now been inspired to write her own songs. Her music draws from elements of folk, pop, soul and 90’s rock music.  She will be joined at The Owl by Gregg Belisle-Chi, Sam Decker, Chris Parker and Sam Weber. 

    Andy Clausen is a Brooklyn-based trombonist, composer, and arranger. He is co-founder of new music brass quartet The Westerlies, and collaborates with artists across the musical map, including Fleet Foxes, Joanna Newsom, Chris Thile, Aaron Dessner, Aoife O’Donovan, Haley Heynderickx, Nico Muhly, Theo Bleckmann, Celisse, and John Zorn.

    His SHUTTER project presents chamber music inspired by the poetry of Mary Oliver. Recently released as SHUTTER, Vol. 2: https://andyclausen.bandcamp.com/album/shutter-vol-2
    Featuring:  Andy Clausen – Trombone •  Riley Mulherkar – Trumpet • Gregg Belisle-Chi – Guitar, Ryan El-Sohl – Guitar • Carmen Rothwell – Bass •  & Special Guest Zosha Warpeha – Hardanger Fiddle
  • Sat
    06
    Jan
    2024

    Alena Spanger solo • Scree Jan 6

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

     

    Scree – Ryan El-Solh (guitar), Carmen Rothwell (bass), and Jason Burger (drums)  – have developed a distinctive group sound over their 7 years as a band, delivering song-like free improvisations and improvisational interpretations of El-Solh’s compositions. They will perform two sets as part of a live recording session

  • Sun
    07
    Jan
    2024

    Dan Loomis's Mycellium Trio • Kenneth Jimenez

    7:00 Doors 7:30 Show

     

    Hailed as “The best trio you never believed could exist,” Dan Loomis’s Mycelium Trio delivers songs from the American heartwood inside a groovy, infectious, heart-breakingly nostalgic neighborhood potluck of soul. Stacked with icons of the creative and Americana music scenes, Adam Levy on guitar and Tony Mason on drums. Come spiritually hungry and leave full. 

    Brooklyn-based bassist/composer Kenneth Jimenez presents his new work “Sonnet to Silence”, available on We Jazz Records. The band will also feature Hery Paz on saxophone and flute, Angelica Sanchez on piano and Tom Rainey on drums. Sonnet to Silence echoes the original fire of New York free jazz while stepping into a terrain of its own, boldly forward-thinking. Jimenez, originally from Costa Rica, has a knack at composing pieces that breathe naturally and take flight on the wings provided by the first-rate quartet, joining scene stalwarts and newcomers together as a coherent unit.

    Listen: https://wejazzrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sonnet-to-silence

  • Thu
    11
    Jan
    2024

    Dustrider • Cassandra Jenkins • The Mops

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation
     
     
    Dustrider is the recording project of Oliver Hill, a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, and string arranger based in Los Angeles.   He has written string arrangements for artists such as Dirty Projectors, Helado Negro, Kevin Morby, Wet, Broken Bells, Cassandra Jenkins, Benjamin Booker, Sam Evian, and Vagabon, along with touring regularly as a violist, pianist, and guitarist.  His former band Pavo Pavo released two records to critical acclaim: 2016’s Young Narrator in the Breakers (“a real gem … undoubtedly hip yet simultaneously geeky,” AllMusic) and 2019’s Mystery Hour (“a quietly poetic record that explores the stuff of life, love, and loss with a clear head,” Pitchfork). 
    Oliver is currently one-third of the songwriting collective Coco, whose 2021 debut amassed millions of Spotify streams and was described as “bold, striking pop that seems to be filtered in from another dimension” (CLASH).
     

    Cassandra Jenkins, deemed “one of our great working songwriters” by Rough Trade is a critically acclaimed musician born and raised in New York City. Her 2021 breakthrough album An Overview on Phenomenal Nature was praised by NPR as “stunning” & Rolling Stone as “ subtle magic,” and the album’s highlight “Hard Drive” was declared a “perfect song” by Pitchfork. In 2021 she was featured amongst Year End lists from the New York Times and Stereogum to the Guardian, and in 2022 she brought her poetic lyrics and signature blend of folk and ambient pop on tours to festival stages around the world with Mitski, The National, Courtney Barnett, and others. She is currently working on her next album, and lives in Manhattan, NY.

     
    The Mops’ folk-forward output is eclectic, winding its way from noisy indie rock to introspective chamber pop.  Recently reunited in NY, The Mops love playing shows with friends. Their discography includes an eponymous cassette (2016), a heartbreak LP (2019), a streak of biweekly bandcamp singles (2020-2021), and a contemplative EP (2022). Their latest record, “Honeycomb,” was released in 2023 on Blissed Out Records. It’s the band’s most ambitious collection of songs to date, with odes to new love and apocalypse angst placed alongside reflections on loss and addiction. 
  • Fri
    12
    Jan
    2024

    Lyd Marie • R.O. Shapiro • Jean Rohe Jan 12

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    Co-founder and percussionist of Austin’s beloved all female world folk band Ley Line, Lyd Marie steps into uncharted territory in her solo project Lyd Marie. She brings a world of experience to her debut self-produced album tying together lyrical storytelling with her background in west african and brazilian percussion. A developed songwriter who has worked as a mentor with refugees, young mothers, war veterans and everyone in between, Lydia’s songs are defined by their honest vulnerability. Her album LOVE COMES//LOVE GOES will be released in two parts that intimately explore relationships and grief while shining a glimmer of hope on life’s most challenging moments. Themes of acceptance and self-inquiry tie together the two complimentary projects as they move through a range of genres and sonic landscapes.

    R.O. Shapiro is a purveyor of original Americana music, carefully crafted and soulfully sung. Originally from the very east end of Long Island, NY, he spent several years touring and recording with the acoustic trio Odell Fox. When the members of the group went their separate ways in 2017, R.O. settled down in Austin, TX, where he developed a full-band, electrified sound, as heard on his 2021 release King Electric Sessions. A powerful performer of original heartfelt songs, and with a little bit of New York swagger and Texas twang, he’s drawn comparisons to Josh Ritter, Ray LaMontagne, and Nathaniel Rateliff. R.O. is a winner of the 2022 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk songwriting contest, and recently recorded with producer/instrumentalist Phil Cook (Bon Iver, Hiss Golden Messenger.) He is currently based in California’s Bay Area, and regularly tours solo in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest. (www.roshapiro.com)

    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 Depression

  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2024

    Nina Ryser • Samuel Boat • Turbo World Jan 13

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    Nina Ryser is a Philadelphia-based musician. Her solo experimental synth-pop project consists of lush synth compositions, vocals and electronics, and has featured a rotating cast of different instrumentalists throughout its existence. As well as DIY home-recording and songwriting, Nina has a background in composition, working with and scoring for a variety of ensembles including the American Symphony Orchestra. She has played in a number of bands throughout the years, including Palberta – a DIY art-punk/weirdo pop trio of 10 years that released 8 full-length records, receiving reviews by the New York Times, NPR Music, Rollingstone, and Pitchfork, toured prolifically across the US/Canada/Mexico, and opened for Bikini Kill and Deerhoof. Nina is currently working on her seventh full-length solo album, as well as a synth-based score for her friend’s feature length sci-fi film.

    Turbo World is the sunny and shady brainchild of co-conspirators Stephe Cooper (of avant-prog boppers Cloud Becomes Your Hand) and Caroline Bennett (of digital hardcore duo Stice).  Their debut album, My Challenger, is a surreal, animated prog-opera inspired by a 1973 interview with a mafia hitman.  They are joined live by Ryan Power (Ryan Power), Jake Lichter (Stice), and Calvin Grad (Big French).

    Releasing his fuzzy home recorded music since 2015, and touring the haunted DIY spots of New England mostly solo, Sam Boat finally presents his family band. Samuel Boat is the moniker of Hudson Valley based multi-instrumentalist Sam Lisabeth– long time member of art rock/synth pop band Guerilla Toss. 

     

  • Sun
    14
    Jan
    2024

    Tyrone Allen Quartet • Alex Hamburger Jan 14

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

    The Tyrone Allen Quartet plays selections from their upcoming album, a selection of covers, and songs from Tyrone’s experimental project, TY.000 (ty-thousand).

    Alex Hamburger, flutist, vocalist, and composer from the Washington, DC area recently released her highly anticipated sophomore album “What If?” (Unit Records, June 29th, 2023), exploring perception, transition, and the boundaries of human experience. The album continues to stir up glowing testimonials as she continues to perform globally, just finishing the year with a month long tour in Europe, and receive with backing from grants including Jazz Roads South Arts, Pathways to Jazz, Chamber Music Americas Performance Plus and the Levedo Foundation. 

  • Thu
    18
    Jan
    2024

    Isaac Gillespie • Jefferson Hamer • Elise Leavy Jan 18

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    Jefferson Hamer is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Brooklyn, New York. He has toured and recorded albums with Anais Mitchell (Child Ballads, winner of a BBC2 Folk Award), Sarah Jarosz (as guitarist and harmony singer on her Grammy-nominated Blue Heron Suite), and Session Americana. The Murphy Beds, his long-running traditional folk duo with Eamon O’Leary, has released two self-produced albums, about which the Huffington Post wrote, “[the album] bears repeated listening from start to finish, with ten beautiful, crystalline songs.” His original songs and lead guitar work are featured on Alameda, an acoustic and electric collaboration with bassist Jeff Picker and drummer John Fatum, featuring special guests from the NYC folk community and beyond.

    Raised on the central coast of California and currently living in Lafayette, LA, Elise Leavy has a distinctly unique voice as a singer and songwriter. Often likened to Joni Mitchell and Judee Sill, Elise has been writing songs since she was 8 years old, and has studied the art of singing and harmony for the better part of her 25 years. After graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music, and living in New York, and then Nashville, she is now thrilled to be touring her first big record, titled ‘A Little Longer’, recorded in Brooklyn, NY with a full band.

  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2024

    Kim Anderson • Good Intentions • Market Jan 19

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

     

     

    Kim Anderson’s music walks the line between many genres, incorporating the lyrical intimacy of folk songs with the delicate, detailed instrumental arrangements of chamber music. Storytelling through poetry and lyrics are central to her craft. Mythology from around the world is woven into the fabric of the eight unique and genre-bending songs on her sophomore album, “Asphodel”. Her set of music will feature Damon Shadrach Hankoff (Out of Sight of Land). 

    Good Intentions is a Brooklyn based instrumental rock band that plays unabashedly emotional music, nostalgic and new, heartfelt and heavy. The debut record, “Devotion Comes Easy to Me”, reads like a mix-tape made for a high school crush, starry and warm.

    On his debut for Western Vinyl, Nate Mendelsohn and his band Market use lyrical maximalism for the powers of good. Where his previous home recorded releases shifted genre restlessly, on “The Consistent Brutal Bullshit Gong” Mendelsohn and his band carve out space for his words to speak through with humor and intensity. Guitars and synthesizers tangle fluidly over top of the rhythm section’s tight bedrock, evoking the clarity of Elliott Smith or Big Thief. Market’s live form currently features Stephen Becker, Natasha Thweatt, and Duncan Standish.

     
  • Sat
    20
    Jan
    2024

    Kitba • Wish Wish • Dig Nitty Jan 20

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    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.

    WishWish features the songs of drummer and vocalist Rachel Housle.  Reaching into the space between the abstract and the familiar, pop melodies mingle with country-inflected slide guitar and a punk spirit.

    Erin, Nardo, Maddy, and Mikey will be playing Dig Nitty songs. 

     

  • Sun
    21
    Jan
    2024

    Alta Quartet • Alexandra Saraceno • Theresa Rosas •

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

     

    Alta4tet / Alexandra Saraceno and Theresa Rosas
    Prokofiev String Quartet No. 2 /  Messiaen and Chopin Preludes for Piano 
     
    ALTA 4TET is a collaboration of four committed and curious musicians based in Brooklyn, NY who perform and premiere a wide range of music for string quartet. Founded in 2021, the group has been praised for their “fiery” and “faithful” performances (New York City Jazz Record) of contemporary repertoire, and regularly performs music both old and new.
     

    Pianist Alexandra Saraceno has established herself as an avid soloist, chamber musician, and sought-after teaching artist. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in piano performance at Western Connecticut State University as a student of Russell Hirshfield, Alexandra completed her master’s degree and advanced certificate in piano performance and pedagogy at New York University as a student of Marilyn Nonken. Past engagements include “Expectation, Emancipation, Eternity: Exploring Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen” a lecture-recital featuring the music of Schoenberg, Debussy, and Messiaen; “Hommage à Messiaen”, a recital in association with Spectrum’s Modern Piano Festival; and Mark Mothersbaugh’s Music for Six-Sided Keyboard at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Alexandra has cultivated a comprehensive approach to teaching through her work at the Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University, the School of Visual and Performing Arts at WCSU, and the Steinhardt School at NYU. In addition to her private studio, Alexandra teaches at the 92nd Street Y and Greenwich House Music School. www.alexandrasaraceno.com

     
    Theresa Rosas is a pianist and songwriter based in Brooklyn, currently working towards a full recording of Chopin’s 24 preludes, Op. 28 and her project, Rocks and Rivers, an album of original songs and compositions. 
  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2024

    Lily Talmers • Jason Burger / Joshua Crumbly / Jesse Bielenberg / Alena Spanger Jan 25

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    Jason Burger / Joshua Crumbly / Jessse Bielenberg / Alena Spanger
    This ensemble will meet in this configuration for the first time on the evening of January 25 and will spontaneously compose a set informed by the energy of that particular time and place.

  • Fri
    26
    Jan
    2024

    Calder The Destroyer • Aggie Miller • Little Cliff Jan 26

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    Calder Mansfield is a musician from Phoenicia, NY.

    Aggie Miller is a 4 piece band from New York. The music is kind of like Sondheim, kind of like St Vincent. Mostly she just really hopes you know what she means by all of it.

    A ‘new york based folk rock band; friends sharing new sounds and ideas’,  little cliff is neil stiskin, brennan zaff, storey littleton, and matt kleitz. 

  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2024

    Jackie West, Jesse in Grey and friends Jan 27

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

     

  • Sun
    28
    Jan
    2024

    Minnie Jordan Quartet • Nora Stanley Trio Jan 28

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12.00 suggested donation
     
    Minnie Jordan is a contemporary jazz violinist hailing from Texas and living in Brooklyn. Her compositions draw inspiration from the jazz tradition, but also are informed by the distinctive flavor of Texas roots music, as well as diverse non-musical sounds such as birdsongs and the occasional printer or leaking faucet. She will appear with Evan Main on piano, Willis Edmundson on drums, and Charlie Lincoln on bass.
     
    Nora Stanley is an improviser and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Stanley primarily uses saxophone, flute and synthesizer in her work which spans jazz, rock and experimental music. She leads a quartet featuring her original compositions and co-leads a duo with drummer and sensory percussionist Jon Starks. Stanley is also one half of a duo with Los Angeles-based keyboardist and producer Benny Bock exploring sounds both acoustic and electric. Their debut record, Distance of the Moon, was released in 2023 on Colorfield Records to acclaim from the New York Times, Fader and Downbeat Magazine. Stanley has performed and toured with The New Pornographers, Beth Orton and Dayna Stephens and recorded alongside Jeff Parker, Mark Giuliana and Jerry Gonzalez.  
    Here she performs with guitarist Wendy Eisenberg and violinist Ledah Finck
     
     
  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2024

    Kelly Schenk • Elora • Koa Ho Feb 1

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

    Born in Portland, Oregon, and formerly based in Miami, Kelly Schenk is a versatile singer/songwriter making her home in Brooklyn. Known for her warm vocals and contemplative compositions, her music mindfully combines elements of folk story-telling, indie-pop finesse, and improvisational spirit to create a compelling and inviting act.
     
    Elora grew up in a household of artists where creativity was valued above all else (thank god cause she sucked at school). Her original songs from childhood were often about food but as a young adult she prefers writing about getting scammed on the phone, the growing pains of getting older, and middle school love. Elora co-produces her music with her synth wizard partner, Theo Walentiny and together they have crafted a unique indie/dream pop sound. Her music is characterized by psychedelic sonic landscapes, soaring melodies and crunchy slide guitars.
     
    Koa Ho is a Honolulu-born, Dallas-raised, and Brooklyn-based songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As a sideman, he performs on bass and guitar with a diverse array of artists; in his solo output you’ll find him somewhere in between – on the baritone guitar attempting to glue together a diverse sonic collage of jazz and emo and folk and whatever else that someone with an attention deficit disorder might add to a longer multi-hyphenate buzzword list. His most recent project Now That I’m Older, I Don’t Look The Same (2023) explores the diffusion of identity, as marked by the passage of time.
     
     
  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2024

    Aliya Ultan • Charlie Burnham Trio Feb 2

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $15.00 admission

       

    As a classically trained musician turned free improviser, Aliya’s sound is particularly unique as it presents contrasting styles, ideas, and approaches to the instrument resulting in a kind of maximalist minimalism, energy-based music. Her playing reads as both playful and cathartic through her physicality and use of preparations such as fishing line, glass, aluminum, chains, and more. For more information visit www.aliyaultan.com and/or follow @nocturnal-cellist

    The Charlie Burnham trio will feature Brandon Ross, guitar, and Pheeroan akLaff, drums

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2024

    Ali Dineen • Dallas Ugly Feb 3

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

      

    Ali Dineen is a songwriter, visual artist and teacher born and raised in Queens. Ali has performed at the Museum of Art and Design, the Caramoor American Roots Music Festival, the American Folk Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Folk Festival, among other wonderful venues, and was awarded the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency in 2020. Ali is also the music director for local puppet troupe extraordinaire The Boxcutter Collective, arranges music and sings with Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir, and is part of a duet with the inimitable Feral Foster. Ali released a third album, Hold On, in 2020, and is currently working on a new piece about Joan of Arc.

    As Nashville-based band Dallas Ugly gears up to record their second album with Grammy-award winner Justin Ryan Francis (Madison Cunningham, John R. Miller, Orville Peck), they have settled into a sound that is equal parts playful and mature. Their 2022 debut album, Watch Me Learn, was described by critics as “full of shimmering magic” (Under the Radar Magazine), “as unique as it is dreamy” (Glide Magazine), and “a record that deserves a lyric sheet” (Nashville Scene). Those elements have persisted, deepened even, but with two more years of experience writing and performing together, the seeds that Eli Broxham, Libby Weitnauer, and Owen Burton planted in 2021 have flourished into a lush garden of sound.

  • Sun
    04
    Feb
    2024

    Eliana Glass • June McDoom • Katy Pinke Feb 4

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12 adv/$15 door

    Eliana Glass (b.1997) is a singer, pianist and visual artist. Born in Australia and raised in Seattle, she began singing and playing piano from a young age. Her music dedicates special attention to sparseness and sensuality, and she draws from such influences as Agnes Denes and Annette Peacock. Currently based in New York, Eliana pursues her passions of music and visual art, continuously gaining insight into each medium through the other. On February 4th at The Owl she will play a solo organ set. Photo by Jules Muir. 

    June McDoom is an emerging singer-songwriter based in New York City. Her unique approach to folk music incorporates influences of early soul, reggae, and vintage analog experimentation into a new world all its own. 

    Katy Pinke is a singer-songwriter, actor, and multidisciplinary artist based in New York. Fault Magazine writes, “Drawing inspiration from her background as an actor, Pinke skillfully constructs immersive worlds within each song, intertwining herself with the music like an actor with her characters.” Pinke’s debut album, coming out in April, was recorded in a single day without overdubs — capturing the honest, heart-opening experience of hearing her perform live. She has released two singles from the album so far and will celebrate the release of a third single at this show.

     

     

     

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2024

    canteenkilla • Ian Davis: Rock Band • Joshua Crumbly Feb 8

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

    canteenkilla is an American born Ghanaian musician, producer, and artist who embraces the experimental and avant-garde spirit of music with a focus on electronic production & design, while also working towards boundary-pushing compositions, innovative soundscapes and mesmerizing live performances that can captivate audiences.

    Ian Davis: Rock Band is an outlet for composer/guitarist/singer Ian Davis. The music is part carefully constructed, part free with sections of intricate counterpoint devolving into playful, noodly noise. The set features songs about Star Trek, debt, and love. ID:RB released their first album *Passing Phase* in January 2020. ID:RB will feature Jason Burger, Michael Coleman, Julian Cubillos, and Dandy McDowell. 

    In a world divided, the music of Joshua Crumbly takes the listener to a place that is uniquely unified, not just in the styles he blends but in the commonality of the emotions and ideas his songs suggest.

  • Fri
    09
    Feb
    2024

    Stuart Bogie • Chris Morrisey Feb 9

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

    During the pandemic lock-down, Stuart Bogie performed a daily series of improvised solo clarinet pieces using the accompaniment drone tracks sent to him by over 50 different collaborators including Arcade Fire, Richard Reed Parry, Colin Stetson, and James Murphy. Began in the second week of lock-down, the series ran for over 150 days consecutively and has been collected into four volumes, with more volumes in the works. An LP, Morningside, presenting 2 of the pieces made with James Murphy was released on October 27 on DFA records.

    Chris Morrissey has played bass in the bands of Mark Guiliana, Norah Jones, Chris Thile, Sara Bareilles, Boy George, Jim Campilongo, Dave King and others. This year, his 6th record “Grey Like The Color” comes out on Snarky Puppy’s Ground Up Music label. He is reportedly thrilled to return to The Owl with his longtime band, Charlotte Greve: saxophone&voice, Bill Campbell: drums, Ryan Dugree: guitar, and Marco Bolfelli: guitar

     
  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2024

    Gregg Belisle-Chi bday bash with Kitba and Ryan Dugre Feb 10

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

    Ryan Dugre is a New York based guitarist and composer. His newest EP “Look See” is an exploration of the tenor guitar, out on Ruination Records.

    Gregg Belisle-Chi: guitar/vocals Chelsea Crabtree: vocals Sam Decker: Piano/synths Luke Bergman: bass/pedal steel Sean Mullins: drums/keys

    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

  • Sun
    11
    Feb
    2024

    Michael Sarian • Timo Vollbrecht Trio Feb 11

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

     

    Trumpeter and composer Michael Sarian has been praised for his “unique compositional and instrumental voice” (Friedrich Kunzmann, All About Jazz) and his “endlessly renewable strain of lyric improvisation regardless of context or material.” (Peter Margasak, Downbeat Magazine).  Born in Toronto and raised in Buenos Aires, Michael relocated to NYC in 2012, and has performed at some of the most iconic international stages, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, Teatro Colón in Argentina, Blue Note Jazz Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, BRIC JazzFest, and Central Park SummerStage. He has appeared on WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer, NPR’s World Cafe, and many more.  With Santiago Leibson: piano Marty Kenney: bass Nathan Ellman-Bell: drums

    Timo Vollbrecht (sax), Luke Marantz (keys), Jason Burger (drums): three friends coming together to present new music that merges  jazz, indie, post-rock, and song. Their music weaves together delicate textures and create a pastoral trio-sound at the intersection of acoustic resonance and otherworldy electronic sonorities of orchestral width.
  • Wed
    14
    Feb
    2024

    Valentine's Day with Eric Burns's The Point! and Caleb Curtis Feb 14

    7:00 Door 7:30 Show $15.00 cash at the door

    Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Wheeler Curtis is a musician known for his “intensely focused and garrulously inventive” style, which draws from a wide range of influences including progressive bop and post-Coltrane/Ornette free improvisation. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Caleb is a leader and core member of several bands, including Ember, Orrin Evans & The Captain Black Big Band (2x GRAMMY Nominated), Walking Distance, and the Fat Cat Big Band.
    His third album as a leader, HEATMAP received widespread critical acclaim, with All About Jazz calling him “one of the more interesting alto saxophonists to emerge since 2000,” and Jazzwise describing it as “exhilarating post-Ornette free-jazzmaking.” DownBeat Magazine said HEATMAP “radiates with brilliance,” and Musica Jazz (Italy) described it as “a masterpiece.”
    With Sean Conly-Bass • Michael Sarin-Drums
     

    The Pointless Forest presents Harry Nilsson’s THE POINT

    Matt Robbins-Keys, Vox • Rachel Therrien-Trumpet • Caleb Curtis-Alto Saxophone • Lynn Ligamari-Tenor Saxophone • Eric Burns-Guitar, Narration • Dan Stein-Bass • Peter Manheim-Drums

    The Point! is a tribute of our admiration to the film, the music, and the man himself: Harry Nilsson. To us, The Point! represents the most concentrated examples of what makes Nilsson Nilsson as well as the pinnacle of George Tipton’s inspired and original arrangements of Nilsson’s songs. The Pointless Forest will perform a live version of their original arrangements and edit of the movie, bring a date or two!

     

     
     
  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2024

    Devin Hoff solo • The Blump Band • Katythekyng (trio) Feb 15

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

     

    Devin Hoff is a bassist and composer who’s spent most of their career as a collaborator, working with bands and singers such as Julia Holter, Sharon Van Etten, Sean Ono Lennon, and more.

    Dev’s first solo record, Solo Bass, was named by Laurie Anderson as one of her top 5 favorite records of all time. In 2021 Kill Rock Stars released Voices From the Empty Moor, an exploration of the work of folk artist Anne Briggs. Mendoza/Hoff Revels, co-led by long time besties Dev and guitarist Ava Mendoza, released its debut record on Aum Fidelity in late 2023, which was featured in many end of year best-of lists, including NPR and The New York Times.
     
    The Blump Band plays music that sounds like blumps. Low, soft thumpy sounds, but also beautiful and tuneful melodies. Conceived by local synth sorcerer Michael Rocketship, the band features some of NY’s finest improvisors.  Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon, Sam Kulik – bass trombone, Ivan Arteaga – bass clarinet, Sarah Galdes – drums and of course, Rocketship himself on his favorite instrument, the Korg Mono/Poly. Besides making blumpy music, Michael can be heard backing up a wide variety of musicians, from Ben Goldberg to Sam Evian, as well as performing his own songs both in NYC and around the country. 
    https://michaelcolemanmusic.bandcamp.com/

     
    Katy the Kyng & the Dyng-a-Lyngs are a power trio who play jazz-from-hell and rock’n’roll songs about love, death, and reality T.V. They are: Katie Battistoni on guitar & vocals, Andy Cush on bass, and Mike Gebhart on drums. Katy’s debut album, Selfies of You, will be released on Husky Pants records in the summer of ‘24.

     

  • Fri
    16
    Feb
    2024

    Kristin Daelyn • Katy Rea • Miles Hewitt Feb 16

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

    Kristin Daelyn is a songwriter and guitarist from Philadelphia.  Daelyn creates a tender world of melancholy and warmth, weaving intricate fingerstyle guitar with poetic, intimate storytelling.
     
    Born in Houston, Texas, Katy Rea’s debut album, The Urge That Saves You (2022) is a hook-filled, fully live record that provides plenty of stories to cling to while splitting off into cinematic, dark psychedelia. Craving creative independence, Katy learned the art of recording and mixing and is now an engineer at Bushwick’s Black Lodge Recording. Her production co. is called Dying is Done. She is in the depths of creating her second album of originals. Make Your World! Covers & Demos, is out now.
     
    Miles Hewitt is a singer-songwriter and poet residing in Brooklyn, NY. His debut record, Heartfall, drew critical raves, including from The Boston Globe, who named it one of the 50 Best Albums of 2022 and wrote: “A simply brilliant debut . . . by turns intimate and epic, lush with strings and delicate fingerpicked guitar, languid psychedelia and dreamy pedal-steel painted soundscapes.” Heresiarch proclaimed that “Hewitt is truly in league with the likes of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen” and named it their favorite album of 2022.
  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2024

    Felice Belle • Chase Elodia's Perennials • Alejandra Sofia Feb 17

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

     

    Felice Belle’s debut collection Viscera (Etruscan Press, 2023) is quirky, accessible, pop-culture obsessed poetry for fans of 90 Day Fiancé and Ntozake Shange. As a poet and playwright, she has performed at the Apollo Theater, Joe’s Pub, TEDWomen, and TEDCity2.0. Felice is a lecturer in the low-residency MFA program at St. Francis College and Artists Network Director for the global nonprofit Narrative 4. She spends her free time solving fictional crimes. 

    Chase Elodia’s Perennials is a Brooklyn-based ensemble. The band combines a collaborative and improvisational sensibility with an aesthetic orientation that has been nourished by singer-songwriters and electronic artists like Meshell Ndegeocello, Norma Winstone, and Becca Stevens. The group frequently tours across the US and abroad; in the past few years, they have performed at the San Teodoro Jazz Festival (Sardinia, Italy), DC Jazz Festival, Bird’s Eye (Basel, Switzerland), Lakehouse Jazz (San Francisco), The Muse (Boulder, CO), Rudy’s Jazz Room (Nashville, TN), Fulton St. Collective (Chicago, IL) and Rockwood Music Hall (New York, NY). The band was featured at the 2023 Winter Jazz Festival, has received accolades from the Café Royale Cultural Foundation and South Arts, and is set to release their next album in Spring 2024.
     
    Through a blend of electric and acoustic piano, vocal harmonies and percussion, Alejandra Sofia, Celine, and Matt create an inviting and eclectic listening experience for their audience. Drawing upon their unique musical influences and cultural backgrounds, this trio explores jazz, French pop, Latin songs, folk ballads, covers, and original compositions, to name a few. Similar to a listening session among friends, this trio bounces between songs of different languages and grooves, with a common thread connecting them all.
  • Sun
    18
    Feb
    2024

    Mednard Noriega & Lightcap • Alexandra Ridout Duo Feb 18

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

       

    Mednard Noriega & Lightcap is
    Oscar Noriega, Sax and winds; Chris Lightcap, bass; Allan Mednard, drums.
     
     
    UK trumpeter Alexandra Ridout received the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016, British Jazz Awards ‘Rising Star’ 2018, was a Parliamentary Jazz Awards nominee 2020 and recently received ‘Best Soloist’ at the ‘Keep an Eye International Jazz Award 2023’. Alexandra’s exquisite playing is sought out by many revered international musicians including Renee Rosnes, Pablo Held, and

    Dayna Stephens.  She performs around NYC with Jochen Rueckert and Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.
    “Pretty much from the first note you know that you’re dealing with an original voice” – Matt Penman

    with Yvonne Rogers, Piano.
  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2024

    Old Feels • Evan Tyor Feb 22

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

      

    Old Feels is the solo project of guitarist and producer Asher Kurtz. Folk songs, IDM beats , cassette tape loops, and found sound sample chops create a comfy bed of nostalgic ambient texture and deep groove.  The upcoming album “Each Day” set to be out later this year, reflects on and explores the microcosms of childhood and how those memories impact everyday life. 

    Evan Tyor writes contemplative songs with soaring melodies, careful chords and good humor. He is a multi-instrumentalist, producer/engineer and composer with a diverse background in folk, rock and roll, punk, rnb, indie and classical music. This set will include friends from various music projects – past, present and future.

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2024

    Leila Adu Trio • Oren 0'Blivion Feb 23

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

      

     
    Grammy-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.

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    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.

     

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2024

    David Leon and Yuma Uesaka • Kenny Warren & Bobby Avey duo Feb 24

    7:30 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.

  • Sun
    25
    Feb
    2024

    Kayla Williams • Katie Martucci Feb 25

    7:00 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. 

  • Thu
    29
    Feb
    2024

    Jules Olsen • Madeleine McQueen • Rachel Rose Feb 29

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

     

    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.

    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.

    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.

     

     

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2024

    Otracami • Alexia Avina • Jae Soto Mar 1

    7:30 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. 

    Alexia Avina writes and records her own music and sometimes travels the world to various DIY spaces, venues, churches, and galleries to play for people. She is also a biodynamic craniosacral therapist in training. 

    Jae combines traditional songwriting and processed sounds and marries them into a playful symbiosis.

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2024

    Deer Scout • 0 Stars • Ian Davis Mar 2

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

    Ian Davis writes/performs regularly with a few different musical outlets; Relatives, Ian Davis: Rock Band, and Mushfoot. This iteration, billed as “Ian Davis”, stems from a collection of songs that were released on two solo EP’s, Dull Care (2020) and Night Thought (2022), made in collaboration with Adam Brisbin as producer/engineer. He’ll be joined by Erin McGrath on bass and Adam Brisbin on guitar and perhaps the 0 Star himself, Mr. Mikey Buishas, on drums

    0 starsis a giant melting smiling snowman on the hill. Memory/loss, kindergartener art, crinkling/tiptoeing/wiggling, and guitar solos that last less than 10 seconds is the vibe. Key pals for life in this enterprise are Mikey Buishas, Adam Brisbin, Erin McGrath, and Stephen Becker.

    Deer Scout’s Dena Miller recorded their earliest songs on a toy cassette player, and spent their teen years at DIY shows in New York and Philly. Their first EP, Customs (2016) and 2017 single “Sad Boy” introduced Miller’s studied sparseness and pointed songcraft. Woodpecker (2022), the project’s debut full length, brought together trusted friends and collaborators Ko Takasugi-Czernowin (bass), Zuzia Weyman (cello), Henry Munson (pedal steel), and Max Rafter (drums). With primary engineering and mixing from Heather Jones at Philly’s So Big Auditory, Woodpecker was eventually completed at home by Miller, whose piecemeal approach results in the record’s lush intentionality.

     

  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2024

    Madeline Reddel • Miwa Gemini • Seaside Pumpkins Mar 3

    7:00 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.

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2024

    Brian Prunka with strings featuring Eric Allen and Ljova Mar 7

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

     

    Eric Allen: Suite for solo cello (Ernest Bloch)
    Eric Allen is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger living in Brooklyn.
    Allen’s arrangements have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, and have featured artists Regina Spektor, Cynthia Erivo, Diana Ross, William Shatner and Ben Folds, among others. As an instrumentalist, he has performed in venues all over New York City, including Carnegie Hall, Dizzy’s Club, National Sawdust, Nederlander Theatre, and Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with such artists as Courtney Love, LCD Soundsystem, and many others.  Allen has studied Arabic music with oud and violin master Simon Shaheen and sarangi with the late Ramesh Mishra and was also member of both the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop.
     
    Ljova is a New York-based composer, fadolínist and collaborator. Among others, he’s worked with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silkroad Ensemble, Brooklyn Rider,  Osvaldo Golijov, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Natalia Lafourcade, and, of course, La Mar Enfortuna.   He’s the co-founder of the group Trio Fadolín, and leader of Ljova and the Kontraband. Enter The Fadolín is Ljova’s solo acoustic performance project, an ongoing development of new repertoire exploring the fadolín, a unique string instrument encompassing the full range of the violin, viola, and most of the cello.  The new collection of repertoire began as a travelogue, and continued through the pandemic via social media livestreams, on-street busking and house concerts –– Ljova’s premiered over an hour’s worth of recital and training material for myself and a future generation of fadolínists.    
    Website: https://Ljova.com.    On The Socials: @Ljovadotcom
     
     
    Brian Prunka: works for oud and string quartet
    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 Sarah Mueller, violin; Insia Malik, violin; Ljova, fadolín; Eric Allen, cello; Philip Mayer, percussion; Brian Prunka, oud
     
  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2024

    Emma Frank • Cilla Bonnie • Lake St.Daniel • TBA Mar 8

    7:30 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. 

    Cilla Bonnie is a working bass player, singer and songwriter. Over the past 15 years she’s played, toured and recorded in numerous projects in Maine, Boston and Los Angeles.

    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.

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2024

    Gabriel Chakarji • Martina Liviero Mar 9

    7:30 door 8:00 show $20.00
     

    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).
     
  • Sun
    10
    Mar
    2024

    Kenny Warren's Sweet World • Anna Webber Matt Mitchell duo March 10

    7:00 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.

  • Tue
    12
    Mar
    2024

    RE:duo TUESDAY Mar 12

    7:00 Doors 7:30 Show

    Cover Charge $15 // No One Turned Away For Lack of Funds

    RE:duo (“Reply Duo”) engages audiences with innovative programming that blurs the lines between performance disciplines. Consisting of saxophonist, Wilson Poffenberger, and violist, Elsie Bae Han, the duo formed following an interdisciplinary collaboration exploring the intersection between sound and movement. RE:duo has since expanded its repertory to include works that feature theater, improvisation, movement, and speech. Both duo members founded and hold executive positions with New Music Mosaic, a collective dedicated to the dissemination of resources to artists. Recognized nationally and internationally, RE:duo has performed most recently at conferences and institutions such as the International Saxophone Symposium, the Cortona Sessions for New Music, and the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference.

  • Thu
    14
    Mar
    2024

    No Lands • Adam Brisbin • Eamon Fogarty Mar 14

    7:30 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.

  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2024

    Seymour Augusta duo • Zoe Kiefl • Mike Robinson Mar 15

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

     

    Gabriel Seymour and Nick Augusta have been performing together for the better part of six years. Weaving together jazz, folk, and the avant-garde, Gabriel and Nick seek to trouble the divide between composition and improvised music”

    Zoe Kiefl creates intimate pop music with folk and post punk influences.  She began recording and playing music in Montreal, has performed under different monikers in New York and has an EP coming out on DAY END records this month.

    Mike Robinson is a Brooklyn based Musician specializing in guitar, pedal steel guitar, banjo and voice. He is currently a member of Railroad Earth and co leader of progressive acoustic group, The Freewheel Trio, and formerly a member of the Jeff Austin Band.
    Mike has rarely been without guitar in his hands since he was six years old. Raised on a thirty-five foot sailboat, he was surrounded by music as his family traveled throughout the Caribbean for nearly half a decade. the Robinsons then moved to Boulder, Colorado where the vibrant acoustic music scene opened his ears to a new world of mountain music. He was soon performing weekly in his father’s quintet, getting him further immersed into the professional musical world. At age eighteen, Mike moved to New York City to study at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music where he graduated with a BFA in Jazz Studies. The aggressive, urban nature of New York brought out the audacious side of Mike’s playing; the perfect foil to his calm transcendental musical roots. By combining these disparate influences, Mike has created his own uniquely personal sound

    with DJ Ruby closing the night

     

     

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2024

    Beth Orton March 16

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show Tickets $35.00 online

    Sold Out - please join us for some of our other programmed events.

     

  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2024

    Lowpines • Nora Meier • Jess Kerber Mar 17

    7:00 Door 7:30 Show $12 adv/$15 door

    https://www.venuepilot.co/events/98210/orders/new#/

     
     
    Lowpines 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 Depression
     
    Jess 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.
  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2024

    4th Annual Tabaret: Tapestry Choir's Cabaret Fundraiser

    7:30pm

     

    The Tapestry choir is thrilled to announce their 4th Annual Tabaret: Tapestry’s Cabaret Fundraiser, featuring solo and group performances by their wonderfully talented choir members. After several years on Zoom, this year’s Tabaret will be *live in person* at The Owl, as well as live-streamed via Zoom link! To attend, please see our donation link here https://www.pledge.to/tabaret-live, and for information about Tapestry, please see our website here https://www.tapestrychoir.org/.

     

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2024

    Marcellus Hall • Pete Galub • Bold Forbes March 22

    7:30 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.”
     
     
  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2024

    Miriam Elhajli • Ali Dineen's 'The Loneliness of Either Or' Mar 23

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $17 adv./ $20 door

    TICKETS HERE

     

    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 Arc
    written & composed by Ali Dineen
    featuring Amy Carrigan, Eleonore Weill, Benjamin Marcus, Miriam Elhajli, Hannah Sassoon & other surprise guests
    A 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?
  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2024

    Kristina Teuschler • Andy Clausen • Levi Gillis Mar 24

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

    Clarinetist 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 solo EP, Don’t Hide – reuniting with his old musical compatriots Ryan Beckley (guitar), Carmen Quill (bass) and Mike Gebhart (drums).

  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2024

    Heather Eatman • Adam Levy and the Mint Imperials • Jim Keller Mar 28

    7:30 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.”

    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 Philip Glass, Rufus Wainwright and others; playing gigs in New York and Nashville that draw the best players in town; and recording five well-received solo albums. One of those, By No Means (2021), was the first of three in “The Tres Caminos” trilogy with Mitchell Froom. Soon he’ll release the second record of the trilogy, Daylight, which he willl play tonight with backing by Adam Levy and the Mint Imperials.
  • Fri
    29
    Mar
    2024

    Moby Tex, Juliet Garrett and Sweetbreads. Mar 29

    Door 7:30 Music 8:00 Suggested Donation $15.00

    Moby Tex is a folk duo comprised of Sarah (“Small Chucks”) and Jesse (“Joe Piano”). Formerly of the Kentucky-based folk band, Beady, Jesse and Sarah grew up making music together, and are very excited to be collaborating again years later! Growing up together, their bond imbues every note they play together with a shared history and deep understanding. Their earnest lyrics explore growing up and engaging with the loveliness of living while acknowledging and contending with the hardships of life.

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2024

    Doree • Sun V Set • Analea March 30

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

    Dorée is a Brooklyn based artist and band. Playing solo or in band formation, they regularly gig at venues and DIY spaces in New York as well as surrounding and nearby states. Playing with Guy Paz (drums) and Ayin Villagra-Brown (piano).

    Brooklyn-based composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Analea creates neo-soul jazz funk paired with introspective lyrics. Analea is crafting a new project and performing locally with their personal outfit featuring Alzena Bell Gilbert (keys) and Dandy McDowell (drums).

    Sun V Set is the musical expression of Linnea Morgan (vocals, guitar, violin) with the collaboration and co-creation of Ethan Johnstone (drums, production) and Ethan Kuhn (bass) with the recent addition of Tristan Brennis (clarinet).

  • Sun
    31
    Mar
    2024

    Lindsay Stone • Jean Rohe • Paper Wings Mar 31

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

    Long-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 Depression
     
    Lyndsay 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.
  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2024

    Alisa Amador Apr 4

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

    Alisa Amador’s music is a synthesis of the many styles she’s voraciously absorbed: rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR’s Cyrena Touros calls her “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams,” and NPR’s Bob Boilen calls Alisa “a powerful voice whose tender performance commands attention and fosters connection.” The winner of the 2022 NPR Tiny Desk Contest, the bilingual singer-songwriter has opened for such artists as Hozier, Brandi Carlile, Lake Street Dive, Madison Cunningham, Watchhouse, Hiss Golden Messenger, and countless others. Alisa’s soulful singing, poetically incisive lyrics, and syncopated rhythms are likely to make you cry, laugh, and dance all within one set. Her debut album, Multitudes, will be out June 7, 2024.

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2024

    Akie Bermiss and friends Apr 5

    7:30 $15.00 suggested donation

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2024

    Katie Martucci • Ellie MacPhee • Angus Watt • April 6

    7:30 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.

     

  • Sun
    07
    Apr
    2024

    Matt Munisteri & Jake Eddy duo • Charlie Burnham & Joanna Sternberg Apr 7

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

    Jake Eddy is a native of West Virginia, a true phenom on most things with strings, but most acclaimed for his staggering bluegrass guitar playing, which has turned heads and propelled him to the top echelon of his craft in only a few short years. Matt Munisteri is a native of Brooklyn New York, ostensibly a jazz guitarist, but with a bluegrass boyhood he wears on his sleeve, and an improvising sense that betrays enough of a checkered musical past to keep ‘em guessing. Matt and Jake first crossed paths in 2023 when they were both teaching at Bryan’s Sutton’s Blue Ridge Guitar Camp, and each thrilled at suddenly finding himself in hot water when first playing together. With chops and passion, Jake and Matt go straight to the deep end of a long tradition of American acoustic guitar duets – one formed of Bluegrass and Stardust in equal measure. 

    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!

    Singer, songwriter, visual artist and multi-instrumentalist Joanna Sternberg released their debut full-length album, Then I Try Some More, on Team Love Records, later picked up on Fat Possum Records.[3][4]. Sternberg went on their first tour opening for Conor Oberst in North America in July 2018.[5]  Sternberg’s second album, I’ve Got Me, was released in 2023, on Fat Possum Records; it was produced by Matt Sweeney.[6] 

     

  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2024

    Selba • Jolie • Paraphrase April 11

    7:30 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 – drums
     
    Paraphrase (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. 
  • Fri
    12
    Apr
    2024

    Carmen Quill • Panther Hollow • The Cradle • Apr 12

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

    Panther Hollow is the name under which Colombian-American singer-songwriter, composer & multi-instrumentalist Bernardo Ochoa (he/him) creates. Moving semi-frequently throughout his childhood, Nardo’s work consciously & subconsciously interrogates notions of belonging and grapples with self-love & identity in an ocean of seemingly opposing perspectives. Nardo currently tours with Daisy the Great and Charlotte Rose Benjamin and frequently plays in a slew of other bands in the Lenape land known as Queens NY, where he currently lives and works.

    Carmen Quill (formerly Carmen Q. Rothwell) is a double bassist, composer, singer and interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is recognized for her sound and versatility on the double bass, her captivating performances as a solo artist, and her intuitive sensitivity as an improviser. Her debut solo recording, Don’t Get Comfy / Nowhere (2020), “thrives on the meeting of reservation and vulnerability, and its songs feel as emotional and virtuosic as a power ballad yet are sparse and withholding as a Rembrandt” (Pitchfork). 

    The Cradle is the musical project of Paco Cathcart. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Cathcart has been a fixture in the New York underground for a decade now, having cut their performance teeth at house shows and DIY strongholds like The Glove, Palisades, Chaos Computer, Silent Barn, etc. Often the lone “singer-songwriter” on bills featuring the less traditional- performance artists, noise musicians, puppeteers, clowns- Cathcart’s eclectic recorded output and performance style reflects their locality in a thriving experimental arts scene, as well as their root interests in folk music, story-telling, history and poetry. Cathcart has something like

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2024

    Hour 'Ease The Work' release show with more eaze • Justin Felton + Ryan El-Solh

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show $12 suggested donation
    Conceived 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)
  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2024

    Levon Sings • Yasmine Seale • Derek Weaving April 14

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

     

    Levon sings for feeling disembodied across instruments. Levon sings for music having language and language having music, the voice as the bridge, in embodied relativity. Levon sings to join other voices, as ones attention is a line the voice alone can reproduce. Levon sings because memory is interpretative, and that too is creative practice. Levon sings because everything is collaborative, ownership is isolating, and nothing is original. Levon sings because they always have.
     
    Yasmine Seale is a poet, critic, artist, and translator. Among her books are Agitated Air: Poems After Ibn Arabi, written with Robin Moger, and The Annotated Arabian Nights, described by the New Yorker as “an electric new translation”. She is currently a fellow of the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library.

    Songs about love written by bassist/multi-instrumentalist Derek Weaving, brought to life by a trio featuring long time friends and collaborators Alena Spanger and Ivy Meissner.

  • 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

    TICKETS

     
    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

    Alexia Avina • Katie Von Schleicher • Thanya Iyer Apr 27

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

      

    Alexia Avina is an experimental ambient folk artist based in Queens who blends minimalism and restraint with lush sonic landscapes and ethereal melodic hooks. 

    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.
  • Sat
    04
    May
    2024

    Rocketsnail #3

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

    ROCKETSNAIL LIVE #3, hosted by MICHAEL ROCKETSHIP & SNEAL, is a multimedia variety series featuring music, video & all manner of miscellany. this edition features a new suite of music from the truly amazing CARMEN QUILL, backed by the resident rocketsnail house band, plus a video exclusive from preeminent songwriter CHRIS COHEN, some poems from laureate BROOKE HARRIES, remote woodwork from HARRY BOLLES and so much more! Oh plus a whole new set of SNEAL songs and my father will read my tweets to you!

  • 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 Singers Cantina May 5

    2:30 doors 3pm music tickets $20.00

    tickets:

    https://singerscantina.eventbrite.com

  • 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 • Elijah Berlow • Camille Schmidt May 10

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

    Captain Tallen is

    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. 

     

  • Sat
    11
    May
    2024

    Elysian Fields record release SOLD OUT May 11

    https://www.venuepilot.co/events/102402/orders/new#/

    sorry no more tickets!  please join us next time. <3

  • Sun
    12
    May
    2024

    closed for OUTER SPACE reasons

    for reasons pertaining to OUTER SPACE, the OMP is closed this night – see you next week!

  • Thu
    16
    May
    2024

    The Choir Invisible • Grey McMurray May 16

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

     

    Comprised of saxophonist Charlotte Greve (Lisbeth Quartet, Wood River), bassist Chris Tordini (Tyshawn Sorey, Chris Speed), and Vinnie Sperrazza (EMBER, Michael Formanek), The Choir Invisible takes their name from a hymn-like Sperrazza composition. Founded in Brooklyn in 2018, the group’s combination of haunting melodies, visceral improvisations, and earthy grooves brought them to Intakt Records, who are releasing their second album, Town Of Two Faces, on February 16th. The group will be on tour in the US and Europe in 2024. 

    Born in August at sea , perusing the sky for answers, asking repetitively, Grey McMurray sings songs with an electric guitar and some boxes at his feet, songs of love and fear and redemption and confusion, of the morning sun, a hopeful oblivion, and nights that ask for extra hours.

  • Fri
    17
    May
    2024

    Griffin Brown • Caroline Says • Mutual Benefit May 17

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

    Griffin Brown is a composer, poet, songwriter+vocalist, drummer, producer, and photographer. The Wire has described his music as “impressive” and “original”: it spans electronic, experimental pop+rock, jazz and improvised music, concert music—and often amalgams of the above. He has performed/premiered music at venues and festivals throughout the US, Europe, and Canada, and his poems appear in The Paris ReviewPlume, Poetry Northwest, Prelude, and elsewhere.

    Mutual Benefit is the sprawling chamber folk project of Brooklyn songwriter Jordan Lee. For over a decade, he has crafted pop experiments that are uniquely comforting but willing to stare down life’s more difficult existential quandaries. His lush songwriting is often pieced together over several years, inspired by the hellos and goodbyes and blurred landscapes of life in flux. As a writer for The New Yorker heard it, “Bells and flutes and strings blend with basic rock instruments; vocal arrangements pulse and flow, and the result shimmies beyond the fence of the familiar.” 

    Caroline Says is the moniker of Brooklyn based songwriter Caroline Sallee. One of her songs plays in restaurant chain Chipotle, or at least it used to. There is a rumor going around that she might have a new album coming out this year. She’s exited to play brand new songs you’ve never heard before with her multitalented band!

  • Sat
    18
    May
    2024

    Storey Littleton • Dorée • Aggie Miller May 18

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

       

    Storey Littleton is a songwriter from Woodstock, NY. She grew up on the road with a family band, singing and playing the recorder in libraries and dive bars across America. She is currently anticipating the release of her debut solo album, which she co-produced last year. She also recently put out an EP with her side project, M0NOGAMY, a trio featuring Livia Reiner & Matthew Danger Lippman. Storey lives in Brooklyn and plays with a live band including members of The Bobby Lees and Dogs On Shady Lane. She also plays guitar with Little Cliff, Luella, Calder the Destroyer and Ida, and keyboards for Matthew Danger Lippman. 

    Dorée is a Brooklyn based artist, songwriter and musician. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, they regularly play shows in venues and DIY spaces throughout NYC and have toured through states in the US, in both solo and band formation. Dorée’s songs combine folk, alternative, math, experimental and other elements to create a variety of unique sounds.

    Aggie Miller is sincere. The music sounds kind of like if St Vincent and Sondheim went to Waffle House for midnight breakfast.

    Debut Album out now.

  • Sun
    19
    May
    2024

    Caleb Curtis HEATMAP • James Carney quartet May 19

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

     

    Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Wheeler Curtis is a musician known for his “intensely focused and garrulously inventive” style, which draws from a wide range of influences including progressive bop and post-Coltrane/Ornette free improvisation. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Caleb is a leader and core member of several bands, including Ember, Orrin Evans & The Captain Black Big Band (2x GRAMMY Nominated), Walking Distance, and the Fat Cat Big Band.
    “one of the more interesting alto saxophonists to emerge since 2000…Heatmap’ reveals a power source previously uncovered, and a broader connection with the music itself.”    ★★★★½- All About Jazz.  
    HEATMAP is  Caleb Wheeler Curtis – stritch, trumpet, sopranino saxophone  • Leo Genovese – piano • Vicente Archer – bass • Eric McPherson – drums

    Named ‘a sharp pianist and a broadly imaginative conceptualist and composer’ by The New York Times, James Carney is a fearless improviser with a reputation for an original, polystylistic approach to making music – a philosophy that respects and explores both tradition and the avant-garde.  Recording as a leader for prestige labels including Sunnyside, Clean Feed, Jacaranda, and Songlines, James Carney regularly fronts bands featuring some of the finest musicians working today including Ravi Coltrane, Tony Malaby, Chris Lightcap,  Josh Roseman,  Stephanie Richards,  Tom Rainey, Nels Cline, Tyshawn Sorey, Kris Davis, Ches Smith, and many others. 

    With Oscar Noriega, Allan Mednard and Mark Helias

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2024

    Fleur Geurl • Minnie Jordan Quartet • Where's Beth May 23

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

     

    Fleur Geurl, the stage name of Danielle McConaghy, is a singer-songwriter whose music is described as a “soft, atmospheric folk sound,” and “lush in its imagery and composition.” Taking notes from artists such as Florist, Haley Henderickx , and Sufjan Stevens, Danielle has gathered some of the cutest musicians in town to help bring her vision to life. Together they are currently recording new music and plan on releasing a single within the year. 

    Where’s Beth is the folk-pop project of songwriter Sarabeth Weszely. Characterized by buoyant melodies and strikingly tender lyrics, her songs have a raw devotional quality that draws on longtime influence Sufjan Stevens, while her unconventional approach to rhyme and phrasing recalls the likes of Joni Mitchell and Connie Converse. Devotion, out May 15, is the first single from her upcoming record Bone Broth.

    Minnie Jordan is a contemporary jazz violinist hailing from Texas and living in Brooklyn. Her compositions draw inspiration from the jazz tradition, but also are informed by the distinctive flavor of Texas roots music, as well as diverse non-musical sounds such as birdsongs and the occasional printer or leaking faucet.

    The Minnie Jordan Quartet is Minnie, Charlie Lincoln bass, Evan Main piano, Eliza Salem

  • Fri
    24
    May
    2024

    Rose Stoller • Autofictions • Rain Johannes May 24

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

     

    Rose Stoller is a New York based multidisciplinary artist. In her original music, she is a delicate songwriter who merges an influence of contemporary jazz, R&B, Laurel Canyon folk rock, Brazilian Popular Music, and ambient soundscapes into a corner of her own. Sometimes whimsical, romantic, often somber or daring, Rose crafts her music like a mandala to be softly swept away. Live acoustic EP with Guava Records is out now.

    autofictions is the new project of Brooklyn-based songwriter Josh Davidoff in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist producer Carl Michnovicz. citizen softboy, autofictions’ debut EP, is 60% chamber folk and 40% emo rock. out May 24 on Bear Camp Records.

    With soul-stirring lyrics & gently intricate acoustic guitar, NYC native Rain Johannes brings his inner world out into the open. His emotionally rich songwriting & carefully constructed compositions owe their inspiration to poetic folk greats like Nick Drake & Joni Mitchell. By day, Rain serves as owner & head engineer at recording studio Goose Room on Staten Island.

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2024

    Devon Gates• Veronica Leahy Quartet May 25

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

    Devon Gates is a bassist-vocalist-composer from Atlanta, GA. With pianist Eden Mastriani-Levi, she presents a duo set of her lyrical, imaginative compositions, improvisations, and arrangements in this uniquely intimate setting.

    Veronica Leahy is a New York-based composer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Charlotte, NC. Having performed with artists ranging from Tony-winning singer/songwriter Stew to Grammy-winning jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, Veronica’s strength is her versatility. She believes in the power of improvisation to unify these different musical worlds — as a way to bring one’s whole self.

     

  • Sun
    26
    May
    2024

    Charlotte Jacobs • Catherine Brookman May 26

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

     

    Brooklyn-by-Belgium vocalist Charlotte Jacobs transposes her world into music. Sights, movements, sounds and places coalesce, reflecting the artist’s surroundings in lush electronic unison. Born and raised in her parents’ art gallery in a small village in the Flanders countryside, Jacobs’ dense avant-pop arrangements pull influence from visual art, poetry and contemporary dance, converting one artistic medium into another.  Merging styles and backgrounds with the floating, free improv techniques of avant garde percussionist and composer Raf Vertessen, Jacobs’ pieces incorporate an element of free-form abstraction. Jacobs seeks to grasp her environments with empathy and understanding, reclaiming the feminine strength of softness in a world calcified by ignorance and confusion. 

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2024

    Elijah Shiffer's City Of Birds • A Glassy Ruckus May 30

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

    City Of Birds is a collection of jazz songs by alto saxophonist Elijah Shiffer, inspired by all the birds of New York City. The first album of these songs was released in November 2023, with many more coming soon. Tonight Elijah will be joined by Kevin Sun, tenor sax; SeaJun Kwon, bass; and Colin Hinton, drums.
     
    A Glassy Ruckus (Jesse Greenberg and Naeemah Maddox) present Diary Of A Squirrel, a folk operetta based on a Yiddish folktale from 1920. It was first performed at the 2023 Asheville Fringe Festival; this will be the New York premiere.
  • Fri
    31
    May
    2024

    Youbet album release celebration with DJ No Intimate May 31

    7:30 Door

    “Dear friends, come celebrate the release of Way To Be with us. Tunes from DJ No Intimate, some cake, and big hang!”

  • 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. 
  • Sun
    09
    Jun
    2024

    closed for National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day June 9

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

    please use this opportunity to share a tangy treat with old friends and new.

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2024

    Harish Raghavan solo • Michael Bates’ Northern Spy • TBA June 13

    7:30 Door 8:00 Show

     

    Harish Raghavan is the sound architect for myriad original projects, from Ambrose Akinmusire’s to Eric Harland’s. Born in Chicago, the New York-based artist transitioned from Mridanga to bass at age 16. His appetite for mingling lineages has allowed him to craft an inclusive, deeply personal artistry. His debut album Calls for Action reflects his development as a composer and band leader. Fifteen original tracks serve as a cohesive narrative for the album, as well as standalone suites on either side of its vinyl release. Raghavan is a highly sought educator, with teaching credits including Stanford Jazz Workshop, The New School, Siena Jazz Workshop, Banff and Centrum Jazz Workshop. He also appears regularly on the international festival circuit.
     
    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
     
  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2024

    Mushfoot • Borey Shin • .michael June 14

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

     

    Mushfoot is Grey Albert (Spite Fuxxx), Ian Davis (Relatives & Ian Davis Rock Band), Erin McGrath (Dig Nitty), and Katie Vogel (Relatives). Their debut album, Time Before Land—a collection of homemade demos that gradually blossomed into a record—came out on Moone Records in Fall 2022. 

    Composer, improviser, and visual artist Borey Shin makes synth ballads, ambient music, animations, chamber music, and moody songs. He works with minimal means to create delicately undulating soundscapes using pianos, synthesizers, and other keyboard instruments.
     
    .michael. is a clarinet/guitar duo that writes songs, often with words, often weird and playful and sad. Most songs are less than 2 minutes. This show will be a complete performance of their new album: The Puddle.
  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2024

    Kitba • Winston CK • Good Intentions June 15

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

         

    Winston C.W. (Winston Cook-Wilson) is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and pianist. He is the leader of the art-rock band Office Culture. Influenced by the uncanny mood pieces of Scott Walker, the sophisticated pop of the Blue Nile, and the conversational melodic phrasing of Joni Mitchell, his work was described by Pitchfork as “sleek music for a cursed place, opulent like a ritzy hotel lounge.” Along with his three albums with Office Culture, Cook-Wilson has released two stripped-down, jazz-inflected solo albums of original songs: 2017’s Thirty and 2020’s Good Guess (a collaboration with Ryan El-Solh and Carmen Quill of Scree).

    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.

     

    Good Intentions is a Brooklyn based instrumental rock band that plays unabashedly emotional music, nostalgic and new, heartfelt and heavy. The debut record, “Devotion Comes Easy to Me”, reads like a mix-tape made for a high school crush, starry and warm.

     

  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2024

    closed for special event

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2024

    Physical Kids • Brent Arnold Quintet • Caroline Davis & Wendy Eisenberg Jun 20

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

     

    A contemplative and poetic approach to the folk genre with braiding vocal harmonies — Physical Kids is Brooklyn musical duo Alaina Ferris (performances with Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley, César Alvarez, Sxip Shirey) and Matt Schlatter (Mother Juniper, Loren Berí, Io & Titan). 

    The Brent Arnold Quintet is a new ensemble consisting of Arun Ramamurthy on violin, Zosha Warpeha on Hardanger d’amore, Brent Arnold on cello, John Murchison on contrabass, and Alaina Ferris on harp. Five stellar, idiosyncratic musicians with distinctive voices building on Brent Arnold’s compositional structures with their own improvisational brilliance.

    Caroline Davis and Wendy Eisenberg wrote “Accept When” between 2022 and 2023, after a long, beautiful period improvising together intimately in the safety of a friend’s practice space. The deepening of our musical friendship, the affordance of space we give to the possibility of synchronicity, the reminders we write of the preciousness of our existence – all of this we put into these songs for you, to help us all accept these miracles and metaphors, in our lifeboats.

  • Fri
    21
    Jun
    2024

    Serpa/Matos/Manski • Schegelmilch/Schneit • Dow/Germaine/Marantz/Davis Jun 21

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

     

    The combination of the voice and guitar of Sara Serpa and André Matos is magic, dazzling and calm. After a 7 years hiatus, they released Night Birds, a new album exploring songs, improvisation and reflections on parenthood and climate change. The Portuguese native and New York based artists have been working together since 2005. They achieved a unique sonic world, drawing upon pure and contemplative sounds through a personal approach to melody and poetry. Their musical identity reveals both their Portuguese culture as well as the artistic environment of New York. Serpa and Matos have performed their music in countries like Portugal, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and the United States.
    With special guest Dov Manski, piano.

    JP Schlegelmilch and Adam Schneit are well into their second decade of making music together. Over the past few years of performing as a piano/clarinet duo they have developed a repertoire of music that moves freely between their many shared interests: tuneful songs, blues and boogie-woogie, hypnotic minimalism, bebop, gospel music, Thelonious Monk, and George Harrison.

    Frequent collaborators Andrew Dow, Sylvester Germaine, Luke Marantz, Jeff Davis, with a common sense of passionate abandon, will present a set of music mostly penned by electric bassist Andrew Dow.

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2024

    Zosha Warpeha Album Release with Webb Crawford and Jonathan Kaiser June 22

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

    Zosha Warpeha celebrates the release of silver dawn, her solo debut on Relative Pitch Records. Zosha is a Brooklyn-based composer working between the worlds of contemporary improvisation and folk traditions. She performs on Hardanger d’amore, a sympathetic-stringed relative of the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, and her current work is informed by the cyclical forms, rhythmic elasticity, and physical momentum of Nordic folk music.

    Webb Crawford is a guitarist and instrument-builder. They like playing free-improvised music, Piedmont-style fingerpicking, and percussive/noisy stuff. They have built stringed instruments ranging from electric guitars, basses and mandolins to modern reconstructions of historical instruments and instruments made from recycled materials or found objects.

    Jonathan Kaiser is an interdisciplinary artist, composer, and cellist. His compositions explore perceptions of time and physical presence through simple repetitive motifs and evolving soundscapes, reflecting musical styles both ancient and contemporary – minimalism, early folk music, ambient. Past collaborations include the band Dark Dark Dark, soundtracks and live-score projects with post-punk band Brute Heart and string trio Pyrrha, and artists ranging from indie songwriter Mirah to experimental composer Elori Saxl.

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2024

    Old Pup • Ben Ben •Johanna Rose June 23

    7:30 Dooors 8:00 Music $15.00 suggested donation
     
     
     
    Old Pup (Milwaukee, WI) plays warmly haunted folk songs that float between surrealism, absurdity, and lyrical nods to the poets who can say it all more potently. The project is led by multi-instrumentalist/producer Will Hansen, who plays pedal steel with a growing list of artists in the Midwest and beyond (Sleepy Gaucho, Johanna Rose). 
     
    Meet BenBen, the enigmatic artist reshaping the contours of indie art rock. Based in New York City, BenBen, a.k.a. Ben Wigler, is a polymath — a filmmaker, frame-by-frame animator, and singer with an unconventional voice. BenBen’s songs blend infectious melodies with rock’s angular edge and a touch of folk mystique. In the studio, he meticulously crafts intricate sonic tapestries, a testament to his devotion to musical detail. Dwelling in the deeply authentic waters of outsider art, BenBen’s music is untouched by music scene trends.
     
    Unconfined by genre or medium, Johanna Rose is an Artist, Musician, and Street Poet based in New Orleans. Her music floats like a hummingbird through the spaces between Jazz, Folk, Country, and Punk, drinking from each, but possessed by none. A songwriter and bandleader as well as an accomplished instrumentalist, she can often be found in the French Quarter on the corner of Royal and St. Peter playing with the gutter jazz band, The Dirty Rotten Vipers.

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