Music listings – 10/15 through 10/21

1. On Ka’a Davis and his Famous Original Djuke Music Big Band

Date: Monday, October 15, 2012
Time: 7:30-open rehearsal & 9pm-performance
Venue: The Stone (is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Ticket: $10
Genre: big band jazz/improve

There are 5 Mondays this October,and every one of them will feature the On Ka’a Davis and his Famous Original Djuke Music Big Band  directed by  On Ka’a Davis. Drawing inspiration from the outer realms and more into the squat politics of the East Village basement jam…polyrhythmic complexity and primal passions…an incessant pulse beat that tears the roof off the cerebral avant garde…another world never imagined possible from the undying, ever growing counter culture crucible of downtown New York.

Featuring: On Ka’a Davis (director, guitar, violin, electro), Andrew Lamb (tenor sax), Avram Fefer and Nick Gianni (saxes, flutes), Nonoko Yoshida (alto sax), Matt Cole (baritone sax), Welf Dorr (bass clarinet), Cavassa Nickens and Albey Balgochian (basses), Peter Barr, Dalius Naujo, Kenny Wollesen and Eric Eigner (drums), Evans Thompson (piano), Naomi Watanabe (percussion), Brandon Terzic (ngoni) and Dave “Smoota” Smith (trombone).

2. Yellow Dogs w. Habibi & The Immaculates,

Date: Monday, October 15, 2012
Time: 8pm
Venue: BROOKLYN BOWL (61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-963-3369)
Ticket: $8
Genre: indie rock/soul

The Yellow Dogs formed back in Tehran, Iran in 2006, and are one of the youngest Iranian rock bands out there. The social restrictions in Tehran and the restrictions imposed by the Iranian government forced them underground, and to build their own tiny bohemian practicing room – the “Sagdooni-by their own hands on the rooftop of their drummer Sina’s house. SAGDOONI (farsi for kennel) was where they shaped their own style of independent music. As the Iranian environment cracked down on underground music, they continued making and playing music in their tiny abode shut off from the outside world.

Habibi is the brainchild of Rahill Jamalifard and Lenny Lynch. Together, the two Detroit natives started the all girl, Brooklyn based project in the spring of 2011. Growing up with the harmonious sounds of Motown and the punk attitudes of Quatro and Iggy, their music invokes the same simplicity and fiery spirit. Jamalifard’s Persian ancestry and Lynch’s love of Middle Eastern culture are evident in the bands name (Habibi’s translation is my love in Arabic), their mystical lyrics, and their eastern tinged melodies. In the short span of time since their formation Habibi has captured the interest of audiences and labels abroad, eager to hear more of their simple and catchy songs. The four piece featuring Erin Campbell, on bass and Karen Isabel on drums look forward to their upcoming single and their first full length album.

Brooklyn’s The Immaculates are a soul band stripped to the bare minimum, SST style — a rhythm section (drummer Cyrus Lubin and bassist Matt Conboy) and voice (wailer Jay Heiselman). It’s pretty much all you need. That and nice suits, which The Immaculates also have.  – Brooklyn Vegan

3. Hans Tammen & Third Eye Orchestra

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 8pm
Venue: Czech Center’s Bohemian Hall (321 East 73rd Street, New York NY 10021, 646 422-3399)
Ticket: free
Genre: modern music/electronics/improve/jazz

Hans Tammen uses Earle Brown’s open form composition idea as a starting point to create a large multi-movement piece, thoroughly composed and purely improvised at the same time, inspired by West African roots of Jazz, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, Steve Coleman, and Stravinsky’s layering or Steve Reich’s phase techniques. In ABIOGENESIS, written for the Czech Center’s beautiful Bohemian Hall, the conductor uses the orchestra as an instrument, while each performer shapes the music through virtuosic improvisation and the individual stylization of musical performance. “Everything about Third Eye  Orchestra… indicates mastery and control” (Howard Mandel / CD Liner Notes) —

Mari Kimura (vio), Jason Hwang (vio), Stephanie Griffin (vla), Tomas Ullrich (cello) Ned Rothenberg (clarinet, bass clarinet), Michael Lytle (clarinet, contra bass clarinet) Briggan Krauss (as, baritone sax), Robert Dick (flutes, contra bass flute) Dafna Naphtali (live sound processing, voice) Denman Maroney (p/kb), Ursel Schlicht (p/kb), Nick Didkovsky (g) Jonas Tauber (b), Satoshi Takeishi (perc) Hans Tammen (composition, conducting, concept)

4. The Gypsy West

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 8pm
Venue: Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan ave @ Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222)
Ticket: $10
Genre: indie rock

The Gypsy West, a trio fr om Brooklyn, blend progressive precision,om Brooklyn catchy grooves and heavy psychedelia. Their 2nd record ‘Accomplices’ has been labeled as “music for the revolution”. Accomplices is an album released as a series of EPs detailing a revolution. Above all things a live band they will make your mind sweat and your heart race. The band will be playing two official CMJ showcases this year, today at Bar Matchless and October 19 at Don Pedro’s.

5. IRON DOG with Billy Gomberg

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Tank (151 W. 46th St., b/t 6th and 7th Ave, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036)
Ticket: $7
Genre: electronics. soundscaapes

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Iron Dog creates spontaneous soundscapes where minimalist structures erupt into psychedelic onslaughts. The multiple roles of each performer are in full effect: Stuart Popejoy maneuvers synthesizer and bass collisions, Sarah Bernstein delivers distorted violin and enigmatic spoken word, and Andrew Drury commands a sonic sphere of drums and manipulated materials. In a collaborative process, the trio will perform alongside visuals by multi-media artist Billy Gomberg.

6. Avram Fefer Trio

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 10pm
Venue: The Stone (is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz/improve

Avram Fefer (alto and tenor saxes), Michael Bisio (bass) and Chad Taylor (drums). – A rare opportunity to see the Fefer-Bisio-Taylor trio in a local performance!! They will draw on material from Fefer’s recent highly-acclaimed CDs — “Eliayhu” (NotTwo Records) and “Ritual” (Clean Feed).

7. The Gypsy West

Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Time: 8pm
Venue: Don Pedro (90 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: indie rock

The Gypsy West, a trio fr om Brooklyn, blend progressive precision,om Brooklyn catchy grooves and heavy psychedelia. Their 2nd record ‘Accomplices’ has been labeled as “music for the revolution”. Accomplices is an album released as a series of EPs detailing a revolution. Above all things a live band they will make your mind sweat and your heart race. The band is playing today as an official CMJ showcase this year.

8. Ben Nix

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Stone (is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz/improve

Bern Nix (guitar), Matt LaVelle (trumpet), Gerald Feroux (drums) and Francois Grillot (bass). Perhaps best known for his long term stint with Ornette Coleman, Nix leads this quartet of equal parts!

9. Baay Bia

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 10:30pm
Venue: The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, NY)
Ticket: donation
Genre: Senegalese hip-hop

Baay Bia, composer and rapper, has emerged as one of the leading figures in the thriving hip hop scene in Senegal. Passionate about his country and faith, Baay Bia is deeply committed to making positive social and environmental change. He uses his voice to create compelling anthems that are quickly embraced by his fans. With hit songs regularly placing in the top of the charts in Senegal, his unique and appealing style has captured the attention of critics nationally and internationally. Combining his musical talents, honed in the traditions of the griot, with a fresh contemporary hip hop sound gives Baay Bia’s music a broad appeal. Baay Bia now splits his time between Dakar, Senegal and Seattle, Washington. His fan base in America is growing quickly and his collaborative efforts with U.S. based musicians has his sound evolving in some fresh and exciting new ways.

10. Yasmine Hamdan

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 8pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $20
Genre: Arabic pops

Yasmine Hamdan is one of the most iconical female singer in the middle-east following the success of her previous project Soapkills which was the leading figure of Lebanon’s undergrond scene. She has a new album recorded with Marc Collin from Nouvelle Vague, her previous project, Y.A.S was produced by Mirwais.

11. Sylvain Leroux/Max Johnson Duo

Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012
Time: 10pm
Venue: The Stone (is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Ticket: $10
Genre: African jazzy improve

Sylvain Leroux on the African fula flute and sax and  Max Johnson on bass performing African jazzy improve music.

12. East Winds Ensemble

Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012
Time: 5pm
Venue: Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement (MOSA) (178 Bennett Ave, NYC, NY 10040) – Take the 1 or A trains to 190th street
Ticket: free
Genre: Japanese koto and shakuhachi music

East Winds Ensemble presents a unique concert by two amazing masters of Japanese music Masayo Ishigure and Marco Lienhard. An afternoon of koto and shakuhachi music that will dazzle your senses. A concert of timeless Japanese music that you will not want to miss. This concert will celebrate the release of a new CD of music by Japanese composer Rando Fukuda. The concert will include traditional as well as modern compositions.