Music Listings – 7/8 through 7/14


Date: Monday, July 8, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Bowery Electric (327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003) Get Directions
Ticket: $ 12
Genre: nu jazz/electronic jazz

In Now vs. Now, pianist-bandleader Jason Lindner pushes beyond jazz and into sleek modern grooves influenced by electronica and hip-hop. Tonight the band headlines in the East Village, with a supporting cast that includes the bass-playing son Felix Pastorius of four-string legend Jaco Pastorius.

2. Anthony Coleman & John Zorn

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Stone (is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Ticket: $20
Genre: jazz/improve

Anthony Coleman (piano) and John Zorn (alto sax) performing whatever they want to play.

3. Leni Stern

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Time: 8pm – 9pm
Venue: The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, NY)
Ticket: donation
Genre: Malian and Senegalese traditional music

A SPIRITUAL CURRENT always powers Leni Stern’s recordings, especially on “Africa,” an album inspired by her immersion in Malian and Senegalese culture. Clearly the German-born, New York-based singer-songwriter-guitarist has found another home. Recorded mostly at singer Salif Keita’s studio in Bamako, Mali, “Africa” is a cross-cultural prayer meeting of sorts.

4. The Super Coda presents PERFORMANCE MUSIC (Day 2)

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Time: 2pm till late night
Venue: Goodbye Blue Monday (1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York 11221)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: performance art and music

The Second in a Series of 4 performances presented by The Super Coda for the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival. These events will take place at goodbye blue monday ( on July 6th, 10th, 15th, and 21st, 2p-2a.

2:30 – mariana luna (NYC/Montreal) (durational) –

3:15 – Matti Havens (Netherlands/NYC) –

4:30 – kalan sherrard (everywhere) (durational) –

5:15 – dr lisa levy (NYC) –

6 – anya liftig (NYC) –

6:45 – baxton alexander (NYC)

7:30 – Tess Miller (Detroit) (durational)

8:15 – Virgina Warwick (Baltimore)

8:30: Coralee Lynn Rose (NYC) (durational) –

9 – jonathan wood vincent (NYC) –

10:45 – boxing dreams with… (sean noonan) (NYC) –

11:30 – mr transylvania (NYC) –

12 – andrew drury/dan peck (NYC) –

12:45 – dennis sullivan/radical 2 (NYC)

Macklen Mayse – durational in back starting at 11

5. Luciano

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: B.B.KING (237 West 42 St., New York, NY 10036)
Ticket: $30
Genre: reggae

Called “The Messenjah” by many, reggae artist Luciano has been building his career internationally for the past 20 years. After bursting onto the music scene with numerous hit songs in Jamaica, he rose up as one of the dominating reggae voices on today’s global scene, making waves with a sound whose influences include Stevie Wonder, Frankie Paul, and Dennis Emmanuel Brown. Luciano has toured the world extensively, reaching Africa, Australia, Europe, and Asia, as well as undertaking numerous North American tours, performing in festivals and clubs across the country. Over the course of his career he has released over 45 albums.

6. Tsering Phuntsok + Tenzing Kelsang

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Venue: Rubin Museum (150 W. 17 St., NY, NY 10011,  212-620-5000)
Ticket: free
Genre: Tibetan music

Phuntsok and Kelsang will be performing traditional Tibetan tunes as part of the festivities for TormaFest.

7. Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra–Season Finale

Date: Thursday,  July 11, 2013
Time: 7:30pm public rehearsal/workshop, 9pm concert
Venue: ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Pl, between Carroll St & 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, 646-820-9452)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz/ improve

Free Jazz/World Music giant Karl Berger leads his 25+ improvisational music ensemble through the final concert of this season. Who knows who will turn up for this blow-out? The usual group of suspects are hot enough but season closers for this band have always been extra special!

Karl Berger developed an innovative orchestra comprised of 25+ professional string, horn, reed and percussionist soloists. The KBIO takes the principles of CMS Orchestra Workshops to a professional level, with astounding results. Through an open ‘rehearsal’ that precedes each performance, audiences can listen and watch as Karl transmits the “Music Mind” concepts he developed at CMS. Audiences can see how Karl shapes the sound and feel of the orchestra and how he gets the musicians to harmonize and blend orchestral sounds in an improvisational setting. Conducted in Karl’s inimitable style, this orchestra of extraordinary improvisers explores original themes, melodies from the world’s folk traditions and compositions written by legendary improvisers such as Don Cherry or Ornette Coleman, as well as musical ideas that arise spontaneously. One of the orchestra’s trademarks is Ingrid Sertso’s uncanny vocalization and poetry. The Improvisers Orchestra completed an eight-month residency at The Stone followed by three months at the Jazz Gallery, and then ongoing work at both El Taller Latino Americano and Shapeshifter Lab, all in various parts of NYC.

8. Karsh Kale

Date: Friday, July 12, 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: BROOKLYN BOWL (61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-963-3369)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Indian electronic music

Karsh Kale returns to NY w a live show featuring his long time partners Tony Grey (bass) and Chris Buono (guitar) and some special guests. DJ Zakhm will be spinning a killer opening set so come down early….

Described by Billboard Magazine as a “visionary composer and producer”, Karsh Kale is one of global music’s brightest stars. In the past 12 years as a solo recording artist, producer, composer, live performer and DJ, Karsh has set the world of electronic fusion on fire and has helped to create a genre of new music and culture that continues to influence an entire generation. His body of work has been cause for fans and critics alike to claim Kale as a pioneer and a trail blazer, not only opening doors for his own career but for an entire scene to emerge in the world of electronica and fusion music. Karsh Kale has also developed a reputation as a genre bending collaborator and a world renowned tabla player and musician, exploring the worlds of electronica, Indian classical music, rock, jazz fusion and hip hop which has led him to work with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe. Kale continues to reinvent his ever-evolving sound and has established himself as one of the worlds most sought after fusion artists.


Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013
Time: 11:30pm
Venue: The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd St. New York New York 10010, 212-206-0440)
Ticket: $ 15
Genre: jazz

John Pietaro: vibes, percussion, drumkit/Ras Moshe: reeds, flutes/Rocco John Iacovone: reeds, piano/Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic: bass
The Red Mic rophone is excited to be a part of noted cabaret the Metropolitan Room’s Late-Night Jazz series. They will be offering some of the music from The Red Microphone Speaks as well as some of our reconstructions of jazz standards, poetry and more.

10. Yellow Dogs w. DaPuntoBeat

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013
Time: 11:55pm
Venue: The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Tel: 347-529-6696)
Ticket: $7
Genre: indie rock

The Yellow Dogs, a post- punk band integral to the creation of the underground music scene in Tehran,  were first exposed by the Cannes Festival award winning film “No One Knows About Persian Cats” which shows the underground music scene in Iran. Now 3 years since their arrival, they’ve sought asylum from government persecution in the throes of Brooklyn and established themselves in their new home while earning recognition from Rolling Stone, and Spin to Oyster Magazine and The Huffington Post. Releasing 2 EPs , “In the Kennel” and “Upper Class Complexity” via their own label, Neverheard Inc in which their sound was described by eMusic as “a little out-of-step with the current Brooklyn-scene moment, but in the best possible way”.  Consistently playing in their now home,  Brooklyn  they have also traveled through out 36 states,  and even opened for bands such as The Black Lips, The Oh Sees, and Chk Chk Chk.  It seems that the Yellow Dogs “crackle with more life, wit, tension and imagination than most of their peers….maybe there’s
something to be said for having to work for it.”

11. Batterie-en-Valise

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013
Time: 7pm
VenueBarbes (376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: percussion music and soundscapes

Batterie-en-Valise is new music for two percussionists and six suitcases from Brooklyn-based found-percussionist Eric Farber (The Lisps, Foundry’s Good Person of Szechwan, FUTURITY), featuring Dylan Thurston (Physics of Meaning, David Karsten Daniels).

Six gutted-out vintage suitcases – each housing a quirky collection of curated found objects – transform into a cacophonous jungle gym of mounted percussion assemblages and dangling curiosities.

Inspired by the composer’s own fraught relationship to technology, the music superimposes a long history of traditional rhythms onto an unstable contemporary frame, telling the story of a world that is losing its connection with authentic meaning.

12. Occupy Music Art Show w. Carla Cubit

Date: Sunday, July 14 through July 21, 2013
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Music Building @ space 505 (584 8th Ave @ 39th Street, #505. New York, NY 10018)
Ticket: free
Genre: art and music
Carla Cubit‘s artworks are small mixed media assemblage pieces using many found objects and are highly visionary in nature. The materials used are often discarded hardware and recycled objects. My Devil, Revelation XII and Sacrifice sculptures are small colorful sculptures made of driftwood, shells, toothpicks, feathers, beads, wire, paint and other materials. Spiritual God depicts the progression of humanity in sculpture form. She loves the arts in whatever medium it may be; music, theater, dance etc; and she believes in religion, mysticism and the secret meaning of the unknown and art as a universal means of communication.
I would like to invite you to “Occupy Music Art Show”, a one week solo art show of my Occupy artwork. This exhibition, art show and reception is to be held at The Music Building on Sunday, July 14th from 7pm until 10pm @ space 505. There will also be an Occupy Music open mic for all who want to perform. Bring your music instruments and check out The Music BuildingThis event is inspired by Occupy Wall Street. There will be music, lots of food, refreshments and art. Please come join me to begin and/or continue the discussion of Occupy Wall Street and its off – shoots in a variety of media, painting and art. Hope to see you there. Bring your Occupy Music and Art dancing shoes. Occupy Art Worldwide.

13. Fanfare Ciocarlia Afterparty

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Time: 9pm
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: $1o
Genre: Gypsy music

Fanfare Ciocarlia are one of the world’s greatest live bands, their energy and ingenuity having won them fans from Melbourne to Memphis, Tokyo to Toulouse. Having learnt their craft at the feet of their fathers and grandfathers Fanfare’s members proudly approach every concert as a challenge to both entertain audiences and keep the true spirit of Gypsy music alive.

14. Elio Villafranca Quartet with Terrell Stafford

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Time: 8pm & 10pm
Venue: Iridium (1650 Broadway New York, NY 10019, 212-582-2121)
Ticket: $25
Genre: cuban jazz

Elio Villafranca is at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable Cuban pianists, composers and bandleaders that for several years has been making major creative contributions to the international development of modern jazz. In the 2010 Grammy Awards he was nominated in Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year, for his performance, composition and coproduction in the album Things I Wanted To Do by Chembo Corniel.