Music listings – 9/13 through 9/19

1. STONE SEMINAR 37: Gary Lucas’ Beefheart Symposium

Date: Monday, September 13, 2010
Venue: The Stone (located at Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Genre: music seminar

Gary Lucas performed on stage during the 1980/81 Beefheart tours and played lead guitar on the album Ice Cream For Crow. For this symposium he presents a lecture/demonstration about the music and methodologies of rock legend Captain Beefheart, followed by a Q&A.

2. Avant Ghetto Presents : Greg Davis And Ben Vida + Geoff Mullen + Lussuria + Brad Loving

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn NY 11211)
Ticket: donation
Genre: experimental music/electronics

Read more about this event: The lineup is: Greg DavisBen VidaGeoff MullenLussuria and  Brad Loving

3. Marc Ribot – “Silent Movies” CD Release

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time: 7pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $17
Genre: experimental/jazz/guitar

Silent Movies, the new release from guitarist Marc Ribot, finds him taking another surprising step in a career filled with unexpected turns. One might expect a program of solo guitar music from Ribot to be filled with bracing atonality or studies in texture. Instead, Silent Movies is filled with performances of gorgeous contemplation that linger on the mind long after they are over. The album reflects Ribot’s fascination with movies and contains pieces intended to function as music for films: some are adaptations of music he has actually written for films, others for classic silent movies that he scored for his personal amusement, still others for films of his own imagination. His goal is to explore, as he says “the strange area between language and spatiality that exists partly in between music and visual image, and partly as a common property of both.” Whatever the inspiration, Silent Movies is replete with beautiful melodies and quietly wistful playing of a sort seldom heard from Ribot and delivers a program filled with gentle, haunting songs that evoke the feel of a different time. As he says in the CD’s liner notes, the recording project “did indeed have the feeling of having walked backwards into the beautiful frame of a silent movie.”

4. Revive Music Group Presents: Marcus Baylor (of The Yellowjackets) with his band Free Day w/ special guest Jean Baylor (of Zhane)

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: Sullivan Hall (214 Sullivan Street, between 3rd and Bleeker)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Jazz/funk/fusion

During his 10 year tenure with The YellowjacketsMarcus Baylor recorded “Mint Jam,” “Times Squared,” “Peace ‘Round: A Christmas Celebration,” “Altered State,” and “25” commemorating the groups’ 25th year anniversary. Upon his departure from the Yellowjackets, 2010 marks a new beginning for Marcus as he delves into several music and business ventures including his solo debut recording, music production and managing his company, Be A Light. Marcus adds, “Music is a special gift from God. As it has blessed me, I pray that it will be used as a light to reach, touch and inspire lives all over the world.

5. Randy Weston

Date: Friday, September 17, 2010
Time: 7pm
Venue: Rubin Museum (150 W. 17 St., NY, NY 10011,  212-620-5000)
Ticket: $20
Genre: Jazz

After contributing six decades of musical direction and genius, Randy Weston remains one of the world’s foremost pianists and composers today, a true innovator and visionary.  Encompassing the vast rhythmic heritage of Africa, his global creations musically continue to inform and inspire. This concert marks the publication of his autobiography.

6. The Tehran-Dakar Brothers (and Sister)

Date: Friday, September 17, 2010
Time: 9pm – 11pm
Venue: Nublu (62 Avenue C, East Village, New York, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: nu world trash

The  Tehran-Dakar Brothers (& Sister) line up: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (sax & voc), Piruz Partow (bass and tar),  Alejandro Castellano (guitar), and April Centrone (drums & daf).

This band is something special. No band in NY sounds like this band: original-eclectical music with a clear and straight message. This band is not just about entertainment but also to open up questions. Dub, 6/8 middle Eastern rhythm, blues-jazz, some noise is what you are going to hear and feel. Check this band out and don’t go alone!

8. Ruben Gonzalez

Date: Saurday, September 18, 2010
Time: 8pm – 9pm
Venue: The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, NY)
Ticket: donation
guajira blues/Argentinian singer-song writer

Rubén “Flaco” González is a composer and guitarist from San Juan, Argentina, where he studied classical guitar and was also part of the Rock en Español movement in the ’80’s as a guitar player and a songwriter. With songs about Mother Earth, alcoholism, and pixilated love on the Internet, among others, Rubén’s performances are an excellent opportunity to taste original music with Spanish words in an intimate and rhythmic environment

Don Babatunde Eaton: conga, surdo, percussion
Michael Wimberly: djembe, percussion, voice
Michael J. Campbell: electric guitar
Ruben Gonzalez: guitar, voice

9. Hahn-Bin

Date: Sunday, September 19, 2010
Time: 6pm
Venue: Rubin Museum (150 W. 17 St., NY, NY 10011,  212-620-5000)
Ticket: $20
Genre: classical music

The 22-year old Izkhak Perlman protégé and virtuoso Hahn-Bin from Korea  follows his Carnegie Hall debut with an unconventional concert more akin to a performance art interpretation of Buddhist themes inspired by a visit to the museum. The program, The Five Poisons, ranges from Debussy’s La Plus Que Lente to Penderecki’s Cadenza.