Music Listings – 10/14 through 10/20/3013

1. Tam Lin

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Time:  6:30pm – 7:00pmpm
Venue: The Bowery Electric (327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: indie rock

Tam Lin joins forces with a lineup of amazing bands to kick off this year’s CMJ Music Marathon at The Bowery Electric. Tam Lin is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose sonically-ambitious brand of literate folk rock has earned him comparisons with Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, Daniel Lanois, and Talk Talk.


2. Sarah Bernstein/Andrew Hock & Jeremiah Cymmerman/BROWN WING OVERDRIVE/Mick Barr, Sturat Popejoy, Kid Millions

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue:  JACK ( 505 ½ Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 Between Fulton – Atlantic in Clinton Hill, C or G train to Clinton-Washington)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz/improv/electronics

Improvulatory outbursts is AURAL DYSTOPIA with an awe-spishous assembly:

SARAH BERNSTEIN ======== 8pm
BROWN WING OVERDRIVE (Chuck Bettis/Mikey IQ Jones/Derek Morton) ==== 10pm

3. Gino Robair 3 w. Jonah Rosenberg Trio

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: Douglass Street Music Collective (295 Douglass Street, between 3rd & 4th Ave., Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz/improv/elctronics/sound scapes

Gino Robair has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. He is one of the “25 innovative percussionists” included in the book Percussion Profiles (SoundWorld, 2001), as well as a founding member of the Splatter Trio and Pink Mountain. His opera, I, Norton, based on the life of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, has been performed throughout North America and Europe. Gino Robair’s only New York performance on a very short visit to the city!

Gino Robair – percussion
Steve Swell – trombone
James Ilgenfritz – bass

Jonah Rosenberg Trio
Jonah Joel C. Rosenberg’s Epicenter Team
– piano, compositions
Kevin Shea – drums
James Ilgenfritz – bass


4. Eric Fraser (bansuri) + Ehren Hanson (tabla) + Guest

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Venue: Rubin Museum (150 W. 17 St., NY, NY 10011,  212-620-5000)
Ticket: free
Genre: tabla music

Ehren Hanson began learning tabla when he was 15 years old under Misha Masud of New York City. In 2000, he was accepted as a disciple by the great Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and has developed into an exciting performer and a dynamic teacher.

5. NPR Music presents Pusha T , Omar Souleyman , Cults , and Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Time: 9pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: oriental dance/rap/dj/alternative pop

After putting on last year’s can’t-miss show, NPR Music presents another genre blending and mind blowing bill during the CMJ Music Marathon, on Wednesday, October 16 at 9pm (ET) from Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. The event will be available to everyone in a live video stream at, in the NPR Music mobile apps, and archived after the show at NPR Music.

Fans planning to be in New York City for the conference have the opportunity to attend the concert. Free tickets will be offered on Thursday, October 10 on a first come, first serve basis. Check the All Songs Considered blog, @NPRMusic and @NPRHipHop for more information.

Committed to giving audiences the best in live performance, the NPR Music showcase features appearances by four compelling acts: PUSHA T, OMAR SOULEYMAN, CULTS & ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD

As a proud supporter of NPR Music, Maker’s Mark will feature signature cocktails at the live showcase.

NPR Music collaborates with NPR’s newsmagazines, public radio Member stations and the passionate NPR community to celebrate great music in every genre. Visit at and via NPR Music mobile apps.


This is a general admission, standing event.


6. Marta Sánchez Quintet

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time: 9pm & 10:30pm
Venue: The Jazz Gallery (290 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013)
Ticket: $10 & $15
Genre: piano jazz

Marta Sanchez is a regularly requested musician and first call pianist in the Madrid jazz circuit, where she has acquired an impeccable reputation and impressive resume.

Marta Sanchez – piano, Roman Filiu – alto saxophone, Jerome Sabbagh – tenor saxophone, Desmond White – bass and Devin Gray – drums.

7. Celebrating the great John Tchicai

Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Venue: ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Pl, between Carroll St & 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, 646-820-9452)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz/poetry

Celebrating the great John Tchicai (April 28, 1936 – October 8, 2012)

Participating Artists:

Amiri Baraka, Alexander Weiss, Ben Young, Dmitry Ishenko, Garrison Fewell, Lou Grassi, Ches Smith, Alan Roth John Ehlis, Charlie Kohlhase, Adam Lane, Peter Apfelbaum, Steve Swell, Warren Smith, Steve Dalachinsky, Diane Moser, Charles Gayle, Larry Roland, Charlie Hunter, Golda Solomon, Will Connell, Phylisha Villanueva, E.J. Antonio Perry Robinson, Max Johnson, John O’Brien, Michael T.A.Thompson, Reggie Nicholson, Adam Rudolph, Rosi Hertlein and more…


Date:  Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time: 8pm
VenueThe Firehouse Space (246 Frost St., East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211)
Ticket: $10
Genre: liberation jazz, dissident swing and contemporary composition

THE RED MICROPHONE: John Pietaro (vibraphone, percussion), Ras Moshe (reeds, flute), Rocco John Iacovone (reeds), and guest bassist Philip Sirois

The Red Microphone is a NYC-based New Music/New Jazz quartet of rad musicians engaging in a repertoire drenched in liberation jazz, dissident swing and contemporary composition at once compelling and patently “downtown”. Call it post-Ornette, Post-Dolphy, post-Occupy music. The Red Microphone has performed at such New York City spaces as Shapeshifter Lab, ABC No Rio, the Brecht Forum, 17 Frost, ZirZamin and Downtown Music Gallery, among others. The ensemble’s debut CD, The Red Microphone Speaks! was released in April (Dissident Arts label). Self-produced but mastered by legendary producer Kramer, the disc features sweeping free improvisation, original works, unique adaptations of modernist sounds and protest song, and militant prose and poetry that recalls the New Objectivity, the New Thing and the No Wave.

HARMOLODIC MONK!: Matt Lavelle (alto clarinet, trumpet), John Pietaro (vibraphone)
Harmolodic Monk is the convergence of forward-looking visions in improvisational music conceived by noted multi-instrumentalist Matt Lavelle (known for his work in the Bern Nix Quartet and his own 12 Houses Orchestra). Expanding the expansionist repertoire of Thelonious Monk by way of the Harmolodic concept created by Ornette Coleman, the duet of Matt Lavelle (alto clarinet, trumpet, cornet) and John Pietaro (vibraphone, percussion) embarks on a new sound. Harmolodic Monk is now preparing for their debut CD.

9. Stephen Molyneux/Invisible Circle/Lazurite/Body Building/Trabajo

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: The Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11206)
Ticket: $7
Genre: experimental folk Nashville/electronics/drone/noise/ electronic world beats exotica experimental folk gamelan mash up sample-based sound collage

Stephen Molyneux (Nashville) –

Invisible Circle –

Lazurite –

Body Building –

Trabajo –

10. The Bern Nix Quartet

Date: Sunday,  October 20, 2013
Time: 9pm
Venue: Nublu (62 Ave C, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz

The Bern Nix quartet returns performing music from his new CD Negative Capability at Nublu. He’s a part of the month long tribute to Butch Morris..

Bern Nix, guitar and music
François Grillot, bass
Matt Lavelle, cornet, flugelhorn, pocket Trumpet and alto clarinet
Reggie Slyvester, drums

The record..

11. Carnatic Music performed by Bombay Jayashri

Date: Sunday,  October 20, 2013
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Carnegie Hall – Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage ( 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, 212-247-7800)
Ticket: from $25 to $55
Genre: Indian music

Trained by the Indian violin maestro Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman, Bombay Jayashri represents an emerging generation of musicians. While classically trained and established in the core tradition of her chosen genre of Carnatic music, she has proven herself to be at equal ease performing less traditional works such as the Oscar-nominated Pi’s Lullaby, or improvising with a 100-piece symphony orchestra from Finland.


Bombay Jayashri, Vocalist
H N Bhaskar, Violin
Patri Satish Kumar, Mridangam
Giridhar Udupa, Ghatam