Music Listings – 5/5 through 5/11/2014

1. Evolving Music feat. Dave Sewelson

Date: Monday, May 5, 2014
Time: 7:30pm to 11pm
Venue: Clemente Soto Velez Center (107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002)
Tickets: $11 per set
Genre: jazz/improv

7:30 The Three Flats
Dave Sewelson – reeds
Daniel Carter – reeds/trumpet
Will Connell – reeds

8:45 Smooth Freejazz
Dave Sewelson – tenor sax
Mike Neer – steel guitar
Jesse Krakow – bass
Doug Wygal – drums

10:00 Orchestra Dave The Hallelujah Set
Double Conduction / Optional Audience Participation (OAP)
Jake Sokolov-Gonzalez-cello
Yoni Kretzmer-reeds
Leila Bordreuil – cello
Michael Foster – horns
Tristan Shepherd –steel guitar, electronics
Yaniv Kot- guitar
Lou Grassi-drums

2. Villalobos Brothers

Date: Monday, May 5, 2014
Time: 9:30pm
Venue: Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003, 212-967-7555)
Tickets: $20

Masterfully blending the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz, Mexico with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, the Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicating brew of musical brilliance, cadence and virtuosity that awakens the senses as it redefines the notions behind Latin music. The Villalobos Brothers have been acclaimed as one of today’s leading world music and classical crossover ensembles. A trio of virtuoso violinists, singer-songwriters, composers, and arrangers, they have performed at the Latin Grammy Awards, Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations, Rockefeller Center, the New York Mets field at Shea Stadium, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, New Victory Theatre, and the Apollo Theater among other historic venues.

3. Now vs Now

Date: Monday, May 5, 2014
Time: 9pm
Venue: Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St, New York, New York 10002)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz/fusion/instrumental

Now vs Now is a bAND featuring Jason Lindner (keys), Panagiotis Andreou (bass) & Mark Guiliana (drms).

Earth Analog – the second album by the virtuosic, analog art rock trio Now vs Now, featuring keyboardist Jason Lindner (“a musical universe!” – Chick Corea), electronica and dub-influenced drummer Mark Guiliana (“at the forefront of an exciting new style of drumming” – Modern Drummer) and bassist Panagiotis Andreou (“one of the bass guitar’s most original, unsung voices – Bass Player), “…an outfit singularly devoted to delivering an immersive mind-body experience through heavy groove.”
– New York Times

4. Something Else! An OutJazz Jam

Date: Monday, May 5, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Quinn’s Beacon (330 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508, 845-831-8065)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: jazz/improv

Join saxophonist Chris Kelsey, bassist Francois Grillot and drummer Enrique Haneine, as well as some of the Hudson Valley’s finest jazz musicians, for a night of outward bound improvisation, featuring original tunes, Ornette-icisms, Art Ensemble-ings, and Cherry-pickings. Musicians invited to sit in, so bring your instrument!

5. Renegade Sufi

Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Tomi Jazz (239 E 53rd St, New York, New York 100220
Tickets: $5
Genre: psychedelic-prog rock/sitar rock

Renegade Sufi plays a singular blend of sitar-based electronic jazz. Led by multi-instrumentalist and composer Dawoud—who has performed and recorded with such artists as Lauryn Hill, James Blood Ulmer, and Nona Hendryx—the group expands upon classical raga with otherworldly electronics, hypnotic drum loops, and free-jazz-style improvisation to produce deep, trancelike grooves.

6. Marta Sanchez 5

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 10pm
Venue: SEEDS (617 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY-11238)
Ticket:  t.b.a.
Genre: jazz

Marta Sanchez a well known oianist from Madrid, Spain takes her quintet to the SEEDS. Expect some multi-segmented oroginal tunes that weave complex and beautiful themes into collective improvisation.
The band is: Marta Sanchez: piano
Jerome Sabbagh: tenor saxophone
Roman Filiu OReilly: alto saxophone
Sam Anning: bass
Jason Burger: drums

7. Sundar Das & Anjana Roy

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 6pm-8pm
Venue: Rubin Museum (150 W. 17 St., NY, NY 10011, 212-620-5000)
Ticket: free
Genre: Indian music

Sundar Das is a bansuri flute player who has accompanied many Kirtan singers including Krishna Das, Shyam Das, Wah, David Newman (Durga Das) & Mira and Jai Uttal. Among his accomplishments, Sundar composes soundtracks for multimedia yoga programs and film and he has played flute on a recently Grammy Nominated album. Currently, Sundar plays live flute music for many yoga classes in NYC. He also performs at Buddhist benefits and retreats as well as other yoga gatherings. Sundar has been practicing Yoga and devotional chanting since 1971 and lived in an ashram for 16 years both in the U.S. and in India where music composing, playing and recording was his selfless service.

Anjana Roy comes from Delhi, India, where she had her early initiation in music under Shri Rebati Ranjan Debnath, her father and guru. Anjana studied instrumental music and earned her Masters in Arts from Banasthali Vidyapith of Jaipur, Rajasthan and a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of New Delhi. Ms. Roy eventually settled in New York, where she has taught sitar music at the Shikshayatan Institution in Queens. She has performed at the Queens Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn Public Library, International House, the Indian Consulate and in many private converts. Anjana Roy released an album of Indian classical music on sitar in 2006.

8. EverWhere

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Time: 7pm
Venue:  Golden Drum (97 Green St Apt G24,Brooklyn, New York 11222)
Ticket: $25
Genre: spiritual music

The Art of Spiritual Melodicism, MEDICINE MELODIES from EverWhere with Silvia Nakkach accompanied by Nacho Arimani and Thomas Amelio

Join Silvia Nakkach, Nacho Arimani and Thomas Amelio for a special evening of hovering overtone magic and singing along with divine melodies, Indian ragas, mantras, icaros from the Amazon, and beyond. Silvia carries training from many sacred music traditions and her interactive concerts are both lively and engaging.

Named by Utne Reader magazine as one of 40 cutting-edge artists that will shake the art world in this new millennium, she is one of the most respected music healers in the world today, Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, is an internationally known pioneer in the field of sound and transformation of consciousness, and has cultivated a voice that transports listeners into the heart of devotion and wonder. Her vocal work ranges from traditional chants to contemporary vocal improvisations. Visit her at

9. Sound Bites: Celebrating 35 Years of Roulette

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Time:  8pm
Venue: The Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Ticket: $25 & $35
Genre: contemporary music/modern music/jazz

On May 8th, 2014 Roulette will present a benefit concert that salutes 35 years of presenting and supporting experimental music, dance and Intermedia in New York. This special concert will feature six performances from emerging artists whose work Roulette has cultivated through residencies, commissions and presentations designed for emerging artists over the past five years and WNYC’s David Garland will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Jennifer ChoiWell-Spent for violin and electronics by Eve Beglarian

Mario Diaz de LeonThe Flesh Needs Fire (2007) for flute, clarinet, and electronics, with TAK Ensemble

Darius Jones, The Oversoul Manual, with The Elizabeth-Caroline Unit

Tristan Perich, Formations, for solo cello and 6-channel 1-bit electronics, with Mariel Roberts, cello

Jennifer Shyu, Excerpt from solo opera Solo Rites: Seven Breaths for vocals, dance, Taiwanese moon lute, piano, gayageum, er hu, and East Timorese lakadou

Varispeed, Love is a Good Example by the late Robert Ashley

10. Karsh Kale

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: BROOKLYN BOWL (61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-963-3369)
Ticket: $10 – $12
Genre: Indian tabla electronica

Electric Tabla Nights Karsh Kale w.DJ Zakhm, Max ZT, Brooklyn Shanti, Shaair aka Monica Dogra

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: Thursday, May 8 to Sunday, May 11, 2014
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: The Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11206)
Ticket: $50 weekend pass, $15 Thurs, $15 Fri, $20 Sat and $10 Sun
Genre: noise and video art

(note: we generally run on time, but times may vary)

Thurs @ Silent Barn
8:00 PM Limax Maximus
8:20 PM Philip White & Chris Pitsiokos
8:40 PM Lazurite
9:00 PM Phill Niblock
9:40 PM Worth
10:00 PM Taskmaster
10:20 PM Jean-Sebastien Truchy
10:50 PM Shredded Nerve
11:10 PM Developer
11:30 PM Slasher Risk
12:00 AM work/death
12:30 AM Blessed Thistle
12:50 AM Newton
1:10 AM Rat Bastard
1:30 AM ende

Fri @ Silent Barn
8:00 PM Grasshopper
8:20 PM Apetechnology
8:40 PM C. Lavender
9:00 PM Being
9:20 PM Mincemeat Or Tenspeed
9:40 PM Jeff Carey
10:10 PM Mesa Ritual
10:40 PM Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski
11:10 PM Pedestrian Deposit
11:40 PM MV Carbon & Bill Nace
12:10 AM Kevin Drumm
12:40 AM Damion Romero
1:10 AM R. Jencks
1:40 AM ende

Sat @ Silent Barn
8:00 PM KHF
8:20 PM Tom White
8:40 PM Don Haugen
9:10 PM Sharlyn Evertsz
9:30 PM Sharpwaist
10:10 PM Telecult Powers
10:40 PM Dog Lady Island
11:10 PM Andrew Coltrane
11:40 PM Dromez
12:00 AM Bastard Noise & SICKNESS
12:20 AM Clang Quartet
12:50 AM Hiroshi Hasegawa
1:20 AM Skin Graft
1:50 AM ende

Sun @ Outpost Artists Resources
6:00 PM video screenings
8:00 PM Al Margolis & KatherineLiberovskaya & Leslie Ross
8:20 PM Gay Shapes
8:40 PM Bhob Rainey
9:10 PM Maria Chavez
9:40 PM Jason Soliday & Jon Satrom
10:10 PM Ursula Scherrer & Bruce Andrews
10:40 PM Pete Swanson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
11:10 PM Jeff Donaldson
11:30 PM David Linton
11:50 PM ende

there will be surprises, very good ones

12. Prism House (EP Release Show) w. Ana Lola Roman, Headaches & Chrome Sparks (DJ Set)

Date: Thursday, May 8 to Sunday, May 11, 2014
Time:  8pm
Venue: Cameo Gallery (93 N 6th St  Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-302-1180)
Ticket: $5 – $10
Genre: electronica/club/avant-pop/soundscapes

Prism House is a Brooklyn-based audio/visual duo currently signed to Ceremony Recordings

Prism House

Ana Lola Roman


Chrome Sparks

13. Pyeng Threadgill

Date: Friday, May 9, 2014
Times: 9:30, 11pm and 10:15pm
Venue: Zinc Bar (82 West 3rd Street (between Thompson and Sullivan Streets)
Ticket: $15
Genre: blues/desert blues

A chance to take the American blues tradition and filter it through its African roots.

9:30pm –  The Desert Set: featuring Rabbit’s Foot (aka Pyeng Threadgill (voice), Brandon Terzic (oud/ngoni), Tim Keiper (calabash/percussion). 10:15 P.M. The Porch Set: featuring Pyeng Threadgill (voice), Ben Tyree (guitar), Kevin Louis (cornet/percussion), Derek Nievergelt (bass), and Evan Pazner (drums)

14. 75 Dollar Bill w. special guests

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 8:30pm & 10pm
Venue: Troost (1011 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: Wood / Metal / Plastic. Pattern / Rhythm / Rock

Che Chen and Rick Brown (75 Dollar Bill) are excited to be re-starting their monthly residency at TROOST. This Saturday they invited following guests: Sue Garner on electric bass and Andrew Lafkas on contrabass,

15. Contemporaneous: Seeing Is Believing Works by Michael Harrison, Nico Muhly and Shawn Jaeger

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Park Avenue Christian Church (1010 Park Ave, New York, New York 10028)
Tickets: $15 – $20
Genre: contemporary music

Contemporaneous is a New York-based ensemble of nineteen musicians dedicated to performing and promoting the most exciting music of now. Through concerts, collaborations, recordings, and outreach programs, they have created a thriving community of artists and audience members united by a shared love for the best music being written in our time. Their Arts at The Park debut will include the world premiere of a new large-scale work by the talented and versatile Michael Harrison, called “an American Maverick” by Philip Glass, as well as music by Nico Muhly and Shawn Jaeger.

About Contemporaneous: Founded in 2010 at Bard College, Contemporaneous has to date played over sixty shows at venues including (le) poisson rouge, Merkin Concert Hall, Roulette, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Galapagos Art Space, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and The Stone and has been featured as guest artist at the MATA Interval Series, Tribeca New Music Festival, Neighborhood Classics, Music with a View, Make Music New York, and in California at the Berkeley Arts Festival. The ensemble’s recordings have been featured on many radio programs, including WNYC’s “New Sounds” and WRTI’s “Now is the Time.” Contemporaneous supports the work of new and established composers, encouraging artists to take risks, challenge expectations, and defy constraints.