Monthly Archives: October 2010

Music listings – 11/1 through 11/7

1. Tin Hat

Date: Monday, November 1, 2010
Time: 10:30pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $18
Genre: American Music/contemporary/nu folk/avant pop

Forging a new acoustic sound that defies categorization while striking universal chords, Tin Hat from San Francisco makes freewheeling chamber music for the 21st century. Garnering widespread critical acclaim for its six CDs, the group has also earned high marks for their captivating performances. Tin Hat’s international audiences have grown over the years through its many concert tours in the United States and Europe. Hailed by the press for “interweaving Old World Europe with post- modern America, south-of-the-border sensuality with concert-hall propriety, and odd-metered syncopation with deeply soulful grooves” (The New York Press), the ensemble has created an original American ethnic music of its own device.

2. Abdoulaye Al Hassane Toure

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Entertainment, information, inspiration…YouTube videos!!!

This a funny but informative video reg. digital tools for music artists. Martin and I enjoyed watching it when we talked about how to improve our music strategies a couple of days ago.

About this video

Are there too many digital tools for music artists today? Here’s a quick tutorial on a bunch of them. Or you can build the old fashioned way… direct human interaction! Up to you…. For more, visit

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Linebreak: Poetics of Iran in Brooklyn, New York.


Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Let me introduce a new Iranian-Turkish music and poetry project from Brooklyn, New York: Linebreak. 

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Hungry… for The Hungry March Band???!

The Hungry March Band
, a Brooklyn street brass march band has earned a reputation for mythical revelry having performed at a huge variety of fine venues and celebrated events. Such planned and spontaneous performances have included guerilla art events, mermaid parades, rural raves, subway parties, eccentric weddings, community affairs, protests, high art events, the Staten Island Ferry, Brighton Beach Boardwalks, MOMA, Lincoln Center, steps of the NYC Post Office, playing themselves in the final scene of John Cameron Mitchell’s recent film “Shortbus” and many other forays into the territories of free spirit.

Their repertoire consists of original compositions written by band members as well as scores selected from their multi-cultural world community. These songs range from New Orleans street bands, European brass traditions, Gypsy/Roma classics, wedding brass bands from India, the jazz world and the global community of NYC. The band is an ever evolving musical experiment influenced and inspired from Brooklyn’s backyard with Latin flavor, punk rock noise, hip hop beats and music of the streets.

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Live from Tokyo: Screening on Oct. 29 at Asia Society New York, Lewis Rapkin’s documentary takes viewers all over Tokyo as it explores the city’s innovative contemporary artistic culture.

Date: Friday, October 29, 2010
Time: 6:45pm
Venue: Asia Society and Museum (725 Park Ave.,at 70th Street, NY)
Tickets: $7 members; $9 students/seniors; $11 nonmembers.

Note: Q&A with film director after the screening.

Presented by Asia Society & New York-Tokyo

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