Music listings – 7/12 through 7/18

photo by Augusta Palmer


Date: Monday, July 12, 2010
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: THE LOCAL 269 (269 East Houston St, NY, 212-228-9874)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Nu World Trash

THE TEHRAN-DAKAR BROTHERS are back! Haven’t played for almost six months in NY. The band members are: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (Iran, leader, sax & voc), Derek Nievergelt (bass), Swiss Chris (drums) and Alejandro Castellano (guitar). Of course performing their hit song Welcome New Iran!

TT-DB  concert review.

2. Dafna Naphtali / Bora Yoon at Floating Points Festival

Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Issue Project Room (at the Old American Can Factory,232 3rd Street, Brooklyn)
Ticket: $10
Genre: multi media performance/contemporary music

Dafna Naphtali + Bora Yoon will present/perform/spatialize multi-channel audio works for Issue Project Rooms 15 speaker sound environment designed by Stephan Moore.

Dafna will perform a set of interrelated pieces building on work created during a residency at Diapason (Haas / Audio Chandelier), and work from the first Floating Points Festival and her years at Engine 27. She will also perform an excerpt of “Panda Half-Life”, her new new multi-channel vocal work written for the Magic Names vocal ensemble (American Composers Forum commission), which premiered June 2010.

Bora Yoon presents SPKR SPRKLE, a new work where sound is dynamically positioned and arranged to “shatter” and “sparkle” in stark sonic formations. Controlled through an x/y touch interface via Korg Kaoss pad, this custom controller and speaker system nimbly assigns and changes the directional formations of sound, making full dynamic use of proximity, tactility, and association to move beyond the two-speaker mindset. She will be joined by Luke DuBois’ unique video responses..

photo by Ren Udae

3. Dawoud

Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: The University of The Streets/ Muhammad Salahuddeen Memorial Jazz Theater (130 east 7th street, at avenue A, 2nd floor. NY)
Ticket: $12
Genre: contemporary/world

Joining Dawoud (sitar) will be Ravish Momin (drums / laptop) and Sohrab Sadaat Ladjevardi (sax).

Much of the music that will be performed has never been performed or recorded. This concert is sponsored in part by, and

More about Dawoud in DBDBD.

4. Deep Forest

Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: (212-505-3474)
Ticket: $25
Genre: Ambient/electronica/world/new age

Deep Forest is a musical group consisting of two French musicians, Michel Sanchez and Eric Mouquet. They compose a new kind of world music, sometimes called ethnic electronica, mixing ethnic with electronic sounds and dance beats or chillout beats. Their sound has been described as an “ethno-introspective ambient world music.”

5. Konono No.1 w/ Javelin , DJ Awesome Tapes from Africa , Just Wills andProfessor DJ Rainstick (Cool Places Soundsystem)

Date: Sunday, July 18, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: (212-505-3474
Ticket: $25
Genre: World/Congo/Afro Beat/experimental

Konono N°1‘s “Congotronics” album introduced the world to the strange and spectacular electro-traditional mixtures which are being concocted in the suburbs of Kinshasa, Congo. World music, electronica and avant-rock aficionados have all been equally amazed by this otherworldly music, which has driven the international press to come up with some surprising comparisons (from Can and Krautrock to Jimi Hendrix, Lee Perry and proto-techno!…).

About the opening acts.