Monthly Archives: August 2010

Music listings – 8/23 through 8/29

1. Avram’s Electric Kool-Aid

Date: Monday, August 23, 2010
Time: 9pm
Venue: Nublu (62 Avenue C, East Village, New York, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Jazz/Funk

Avram’s Electric Kool-Aid is playing his original compositions, with improvisations by some of NYC’s most creative groove players. The music has a variety of influences, including Ornette Coleman’s Primetime, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, Moroccan Gnawa music, and Stanley Turrentine. The members are: Avram Fefer (sax), Kenny Wessel (gui),
Dave Phelps (gui), Chris Eddleton (dr) and Todd Isler (perc).

2. Merzbow w. MV Carbon and Philip White

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Butoh In NY: The NY Butoh Festival At The CAVE

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Text Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

By chance I found out that the The CAVE in New York runs a Butoh festival every two years. I searched for videos of this festival on YouTube and luckily I found three. I was soon really surprised to find out how much this Japanese art form is popular in New York and around the world.

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Okapi…is the only known mammal to wash out its own ears with its tongue: just to catch the weird melodies of nature! Mashallah!!!!


Artist: Okapi                                
Title: Love him
Label: Illegal Art
Cat.#: IA120
Genre: electronica/ sampling

Reviewed by Zack Prewitt


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Music listings: 8/16 through 8/22

1.  Ajda the Turkish Queen w. Thomas Simon, Pete Galub

Date: Monday, August 16, 2010
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: The Delancy (768 Delancy, NY)
Ticket: free
Genre: soft-goth/ singer song writer

Ajda the Turkish Queen performing solo for the first.  “My influences are both Western and Middle Eastern (Turkish mother but grew up in Texas).  The songs are alternative in the vein of Sonic Youth and the Cocteau Twins, I suppose, and I have been told I have a “commanding wail-like moan”.

2. Lee Scratch Perry w. Lionize

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TriBeCaStan: “…….are the Sex Pistols not folk music?”


 Interview by Jim Hoey – Photos by Marilyn Cvitanic ——————————This interview was conducted at TriBeCaStan’s West Side studio, with helicopters rising and falling along the riverside, and the three of us, John Kruth, Jeff Greene, and myself, surrounded by the instruments of their trade, culled from a lifetime of travel and exploration. Fresh from a sold-out CD release party at Joe’s Pub for their  latest offering, 5 Star Cave, the two offered insight into how they go about re-imagining folk  music from around the Middle East, Northern Africa, and other parts of the world. Based out of  the crossroads of NYC, they have the advantage of hearing some of the traditional  music they are inspired by pumping from cabs and bodegas, yet their embrace of the strange and  foreign in music goes above and beyond mere curiosity or dabbling, and passes into the realm of  living scholarship. Indeed, both have gone to the countries whose music they cherish, and have  played with the masters, so they’ve got the authenticity down, and when you hear them grooving along with their top-notch Folklorkestra, you don’t doubt that what you’re hearing is the real thing.

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