Music listings – 10/25 through 10/31

1. Felabration 2010: A Tribute to Fela

Date: Monday, October  25, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Tel: 347-529-6696)
Ticket: $10 – 12
Genre: Afro Beat/ djing

W/ Ikebe Shakedown and guest Fela’s, including:, Kevin Mambo – star of FELA! on Broadway, Malik Yoba, Bajah of Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, DJs from the Fela Undustrial Complex: Dhundee, OP!, Dj.Aqbt, and more!!!

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2. Tiptons Sax Quartet

Date: Monday, October 25, 2010
Time: 7pm
Venue: Barbes (376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Jazz/Balkan/contemporary

THE TIPTONS have appeared at venues and music festivals worldwide. With a repertoire that ranges from New Orleans second – line to jazz, Afro-Cuban to Balkan, klezmer and beyond, the Tiptons create some of the wildest sounds ever to come out of a sax quartet. Their dynamic, playful concerts feature high-energy interaction between members, and a repertoire that touches on soulful music from around the world.

The Tiptones are:
Amy Denio (alto sax, voice)
Jessica Lurie (alto & tenor sax, voice)
Sue Orfield (tenor sax, voice)
Tina Richerson (baritone sax, voice)
Lee Frisari (drums)

3. Steve Lehman Octet

Date: Tuesday, October 26 , 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $15
Genre: Jazz

Representing a compelling new direction in contemporary music, The Steve Lehman Octet is a cutting-edge, New York-based ensemble that performs music unlike anything else. Drawing from underground hip-hop, contemporary chamber music and modern jazz, Steve Lehman’s compositions define a state-of-the-art sound world that is at once meticulously crafted and highly visceral. Their debut CD, “Travail, Transformation & Flow”, released by Pi Recordings in 2009, was heralded as a ground-breaking achievement by Newsweek, The BBC, and NPR’s “Fresh Air”, among many others and was cited as the #1 Jazz CD of 2009 by The New York Times.

Steve Lehman — Alto Saxophone, Jonathan Finlayson — Trumpet, Mark Shim — Tenor Saxophone, Jacob Garchik — Trombone, Chris Dingman — Vibraphone, Jose Davila — Tuba, Drew Gress — Bass and Cody Brown — Drums

4. Karlsson & Winnberg (Miike Snow DJ Set) w/ Mister Saturday Night (Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin)

Date: Wednesday, October 27 , 2010
Time: 10pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $10
Genre: electro pop/club music

Karlsson & Winnberg (Miike Snow DJ Set): Miike Snow is an electropop band from Stockholm, Sweden formed in 2007, consisting of American songwriter Andrew Wyatt and Swedish producers Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg. Their eponymous debut album was released in 2009 to much critical acclaim, with the lead single ‘Animal’ appearing on shows such as Gossip Girl. 

Mister Saturday Night (Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin): Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter are Mister Saturday Night. We know. It’s a funny thing, two guys being called one Mister, but think of it like the holy trinity. Or perhaps Voltron. That’s probably more accurate—certainly less offensive and conceited sounding.

5. Bongo Passion

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Leonard Nimoy Thalia/Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990)
Ticket: $34
Genre:  Caribbean music/Bongo music/percussion

Electrifying works with bongo by Roberto Sierra, Alfonso Fuentes, and Raymond Torres are core to this cross-over program bringing rich Caribbean culture into the realm of classical music.

6. Underground Horns 

Date: Friday, October 29, 2010
Time: 11:30pm
Venue: Nublu (62 Ave C, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: brass/ Balkan/Jazz

The Underground Horns are cooking audio gumbo… our special recipe includes some funk, jazz, hip hop mixed with brass band traditions, spiced up with african and other world rhythms…music for the people

7. Zakir Hussain w. Niladri Kumar

Date: Friday, October 29, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Town Hall (123 W.43rd St., NY)
Tickets: $35, $45, $55; $100 (includes reception)
Genre: Indian Classical music

Tabla legend Zakir Hussain, whose dazzling rhythms have brought him to the forefront of Indian music, has achieved worldwide fame with his inimitable performances. One of India’s most renowned cultural ambassadors, he has performed with India’s major classical musicians and dancers and held a prominent role in the world music movement. The young sitar virtuoso Niladri Kumar, son and disciple of Pandit Kartick Kumar, is one of his generation’s most brilliant musicians and toured with Zakir Hussain in 2008.

8. Susan McKeown’s new album release event

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: Leonard Nimoy Thalia/Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990)
Tickets: $48.00/$38.00/$30.00/$28.00
Genre: singer-song writer

The local singer Susan McKeown will release her new solo album Singing in the Dark with a coinciding release event at the Symphony Space.  Singing in the Dark is McKeown’s musical exploration of the link between creativity and mental illness, where she references poems from artists throughout history who’ve suffered from mania, depression, and substance abuse. Once heard, you would never take Grammy-award-winning vocalist Susan McKeown for anyone else. Hailed by Q Magazine as the surprise hit of Glastonbury 2000, the strong, richly-colored contralto and the enlivening intelligence of her songs mark her as a distinctive talent. Susan grew up in Dublin, Ireland, which she left in 1990 for Manhattan. Settling in the East Village she first gained attention as a singer-songwriter through her performances at Café Sin-é (Susan is featured in the film about the legendary informal Irish cultural center of the early 90s). 

9. Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

 Date: Sunday, October 31, 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Sullivan Hall (214 Sullivan Street btwn. Bleeker & W. 3rd, NY)
Ticket: $25
Genre: Jazz/free Jazz
Marshall Allen (born May 25, 1924) is an American free jazz and avant-garde jazz alto saxophone player. He also performs on flute, oboe, piccolo, and EVI (an electronic valve instrument made by the Akai company). Allen is best-known for his work with eccentric keyboardist/bandleader Sun Ra, having recorded and performed mostly in this context since the late 1950s, and having led Sun Ra’s “Arkestra” since 1993. Critic Jason Ankeny describes Marshall as “one of the most distinctive and original saxophonists of the postwar era.” Since the departure of Sun Ra and John Gilmore, Allen has led The Sun Ra Arkestra, and has recorded two albums as their bandleader. In May 2004, Allen celebrated his 80th birthday on stage with the Arkestra, as part of their performance at the Ninth Vision Festival in New York City. Allen gave another performance on his birthday in 2008 at Sullivan Hall in New York City.