Music listings – May 17 through May 23

1. Roberto’s invites you to “Ellery Eskelin Trio and Hayes Greenfield Trio ”

Date: Monday, May 16, 2010
Time: 8pm Ellery Eskelin Trio (Ellery Eskelin – Tenor saxophone, Gary Versace – Organ and Tyshawn Sorey – Drums)  – 10pm Hayes Greenfield Trio (Hayes Greenfield – Sax, Dean Johnson – Bass and Rob Garcia – Drums)
Venue: Rosie O’Grady’s (149 West 46 Street, New York, NY 10036)
Ticket: $10 each set
Genre: Jazz

2. Debapriya Adhikary & Samanwaya Sarkar premier in NY!

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: St. John’s Lutheran Church (81 Christopher Street, corner of 7th Ave., NY 10014)
Price: $25
Genre: World/India

HARMONYOM, in association with World Music Institute and WKCR 89.9 FM, is celebrating its first anniversary and it is proud to present first time in New York, Debapriya Adhikary (vocal) & Samanwaya Sarkar (sitar), for a very special North Indian concert to all music lovers! They will be accompanied by talented Nitin Mitta on tabla.

3. Public Image Limited (PiL)

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: Terminal 5 (610 W 56th St., Between 11th and 12th Avenues, New York, NY 10019)
Ticket: $40
Genre: post-punk/dub/experimental rock

Date: Wed, May 19, 2010
Time: 7pm
Venue: Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 North 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211)
Ticket: $37.50
Genre: post-punk/dub/experimental rock

After fronting the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed PiL in 1978 and with their experimental sound fusing rock, dance, folk, ballet, pop, and dub, the band is regarded as producing some of the most diverse music of the 70s and 80s. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of their first U.S. tour as well as their U.S. TV debut on “American Bandstand”, where Lydon invited the audience onstage to dance with the band and host Dick Clark famously introduced their appearance as “a memorable moment in rock n roll, something special and interesting.” PiL recently returned to U.S. television for the first time in 18 years when they performed on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” outdoor stage. On this spring trek—which featured a stellar performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival–PiL are showcasing the unique sounds of tracks such as “Public Image,” “This Is Not a Love Song,” “Rise,” and “Disappointed,” with many further surprises in store.

4. Special Live Event –“Return to the Pleasure Dome”, a benefit concert event for Anthology Film Archives with a Life Achievement Honor for Kenneth Anger.

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: Hiro Ballroom (88 9th Ave., NY)
Price: Benefit Ticket Options: $99 – Mezzanine tickets available through Ticketweb, Tables–$500 / person (4 people per table), available through PayPal.
Genre: various

Featuring Technicolor Skull (Kenneth Anger and Brian Butler), Lou Reed, Sonic Youth, The Virgins, Moby & other special guests.

5. Fuck Buttons w/ Oneohtrix Point Never

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010
Time: 7pm
Venue: Le Pisson Rouge ( 158 Bleeker St., Ny, NY 10012, Phone: (212) 505-3474)
Ticket: $15
Genre: contemporary, experimental, noise

Fuck Buttons was conceived by Andrew Hung & Benjamin John Power in the winter of 2004. Initially the group was born as an outlet for their nihilistic-noise tendencies but quickly, the two Fuck Buttons realised they could harness the use of noise as a tool to immerse and evoke. No longer afraid of melody or rhythm, the group started fusing all these elements to the point when drone becomes melody becomes rhythm.

Tribal beats and subtle beautiful melodies weave amongst contorting Technicolor drone-scapes while preaching distorted-vocals scream for dear hope herself… Fuck Buttons straddle you between the wall of sound that lies between the beginning of destruction and the end of birth. This grand noise will fondle you into a state of immersed euphoria.

6. Marc Ribot and a live score for Charles Chaplin’s The Kid
w/ a part of The Unsilent Film Series

Date: Sunday, May 23, 2010
Time: 10pm
Venue: Le Pisson Rouge ( 158 Bleeker St., Ny, NY 10012, Phone: (212) 505-3474)
Ticket: $20
Genre: avantgarde, experimental, Jazz

The Unsilent Film Series is a new monthly series taking place at (le) Poisson Rouge. The Unsilent Film Series brings classic films back into the live music realm with new scores from prominent musicians. The combining of live music with films pre-dates actual sound technology for film. From the end of the 19th century on filmmakers and theatres have hired pianists, organists, and small ensembles to accompany silent films. The Unsilent Film Series takes this tradition and modernizes it combining silent films (and sometimes not-so-silent films) in a live music venue, with a variety of genres – ambient, indie-rock, jazz, classical – and a variety of cocktails. And Marc Ribot is the first artist of this series to do a rendition of Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid.