Music Listings – 6/9 through 6/16/2014

1. Evolving Music: 2nd week of Steve Swell Residency

Date: Monday, June 9, 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

7:30PM – 8:30PM – Steve Swell/Reggie Nicholson
Steve Swell – trombone
Reggie Nicholson – drums
8:45PM – 9:45PM – Davis/Ishenko/Spanos
On Ka’a Davis – guitar, violin
Dimitry Ishenko – bass
George Spanos – drums
10:00PM – 11:00PM – Steve Band
Steve Swell – trombone
Rob Brown – alto sax
Larry Roland – bass
Reggie Nicholson – drums


Date: Monday, June 9, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Pl, between Carroll St & 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, 646-820-9452)
Ticket: $15
Genre: jazz/jazz orchstra improv

Composer Adam Rudolph returns with another series of Go: Organic Orchestra to Shapeshifter. In concert he will conduct between 20 – 35 musicians in a spontaneous way, using a newly created score of music/letter grids, language themes, tone rows, traditional and synthetic scales, diadic and intervalic harmonies, The compositions will also utilize Rudolph’s rhythm concept of “Cyclic Verticalism” to generate form and weave what he calls an “audio syncretic music fabric”. The music is “organic” in the sense that the compositions and conducting exist as an inspiration and context for the musicians to express themselves by using their instruments as an amplifier for their inner voice.

3. Katherine Young’s Pretty Monsters with opener Jessica Pavone

Date: Monday, June 9, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Quinn’s (330 Main Street, Beacon, New York 12508)
Tickets: donation
Genre: jazz/improv

Katherine Young (bassoon), Erica Dicker (violin), Owen Stewart-Robertson (guitar), Mike Pride (percussion)


Jessica Pavone
Jessica Pavone (viola)


“Having studied with iconic composer Anthony Braxton and recorded with members of Faust and Einstürzende Neubauten, Young’s vanguard aesthetic is anything but conventional; her non-linear compositions follow their own quixotic logic.” – All About Jazz

Read more here:

And here:

Pavone’s recent works for solo viola and voice stem from years of concentrated long tone practice and an interest in repetition, song form, and sympathetic vibration. She combines her long tone rituals with delay, understated melodies and sparse lyrical content while continuously experimenting with new forms.

4. Vision Festival 19

Date: Wednesday, June 11 thru Sunday, June 15, 2014
Venue: The Roulette (509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets: Daily Admission: $30 per day / $20 students & seniors
5-day pass: $140 / VIP Pass $270
At the door or online
INFO: Email / Call (212) 254-5420

Read more here: Recommended Event: VISION FESTIVAL 19 – STUDIES IN FREEDOM!

5. Adam Schatz & Friends

Date: Wednesday, June 11 , 2014
Time: 10pm
Venue: Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 1122)
Ticket: donation
Genre: indie rock ?

It’s happening again. Lots of dear friends making music with me, some of my songs, some of theirs and lotsa songs by people you’ve never met but have surely heard of including:

Jonathan Richman, The Talking Heads, Donny Hathaway, Cate Lebon, George Harrison and moooore.

featuring friends: Ian Chang, Booker Stardrum, Ian Davis, Will Graefe, Isaac Gillespie, Rafiq Bhatia, Mike Montgomery Aaron Rockers, Jared Lacasce and a few more probably.

6. Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey, Full Moon in Sagittariuis

Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue:  Golden Drum (97 Green St Apt G24,Brooklyn, New York 11222)
Ticket: $20
Genre: Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos

Dream Seed is a two-hour sound bath hosted by members of Golden Drum and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

This month’s Dream Seed happens under the Full Moon in Sagittarius.

Dream Seed is a sound bath meditation hosted by members of Golden Drum and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

7. Celebrate Ornette: The Music Of Ornette Coleman Featuring Denardo Coleman Vibe

Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time: 7pm
Venue: Prospect Park Bandshell (9th St. and Prospect Park West entrance)
Ticket: free, but $3 donation
Genre: jazz

The pioneering saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman “expanded the jazz idiom more than anyone except perhaps Louis Armstrong,” (All About Jazz) but his influence reaches far beyond jazz. His son Denardo Coleman, an outstanding drummer who debuted on record with his father at the age of 10, convenes a deep and surprising lineup of special guests for a long-overdue exploration and celebration of Ornette’s music and spirit, with his own band (Al Macdowell, bass; Tony Falanga, bass; Charles Ellerbe, guitar; Antoine Roney, sax) at the core. Special guests include Bachir Attar and The Master Musicians of JajoukaBill Laswell, Bruce Hornsby, Flea, David MurrayGeri Allen, Henry Threadgill, James Blood UlmerLaurie AndersonPatti Smith, Ravi ColtraneThurston Moore and many more.

8. Joe Hertenstein’s HNH

Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Greenwich House Music School (46 Barrow Street, New York, New York 10014, 212-242-4770)
Ticket: $15
Genre: jazz/improv

Joe Hertenstein, drums; Pascal Niggenkemper, double-bass; Thomas Heberer, quarter-tone trumpet

Joe Hertenstein, Pascal Niggenkemper and Thomas Heberer are HNH, a rare trumpet trio; they’ll be playing music from their forthcoming second Cleanfeed album.

NY Times also listed this show:

9. James Chance/Marla Mase/True Groove All-Stars

Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St, New York, New York 10016)
Tickets: $20
Genre: funk/Afro Beat/blues

True Groove Records presents Downtown/”No Wave” icon James Chance live at The Cutting Room backed by True Groove founder and former bandmate Tomás Doncker and his band The True Groove All-Stars. Chance will perform music representing a career retrospective that will follow on the heels of True Groove Records’ official re-release of James Chance and The Contortions debut album, Buy (available through iTunes and all digital music stores June 8). With True Groove label-mate performance artist/rocker Marla Mase opening with music from her latest album, Half-Life, called ‘the first great album of 2014 by rocknyc” and “a masterpiece” by Skope Magazine and iaemagazine,


Date: Friday, June 13 through Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Brookfield Place New York, Winter Garden (220 Vesey Street at the Hudson River)
Tickets: free
Genre: various world music

This festival explores music from around the world befitting the stunning acoustics of the magnificent, 10-story glass-vaulted Winter Garden. Each night pairs two groups from different traditions: opening night the stage is shared by two superb singer-songwriters France’s Mélanie Pain (of Nouvelle Vague (official)) with Haitian-Canadian chanteuse Mélissa Laveaux; night two brings one of the world’s greatest living artists Jivan Gasparyan from Armenia for his final New York performance together with the distinctly creative Iranian artist Kayhan Kalhor. Night three couples the quirky indie rock of Pakistan’s Poor Rich Boy with Kiev’s visually and sonically theatrical punk-folk quartet DakhaBrakha and closing night brings Istanbul Live back to New York with Mercan Dede’s Sufi electronica together with the exceptional The Secret Trio.

Line up:

6/13: Mélanie Pain / mélissa laveaux
6/14: Jivan Gasparyan / Kayhan Kalhor
6/16: dakhabrakha / Poor Rich Boy (and the toothless winos)
6/17: Mercan Dede / The Secret Trio


Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Time: 10:30pm – 12:00am
Venue: Nublu (62 Avenue C , East Village , Manhattan, New York, New York 10009)
Ticket: $10
Genre: North Indian classical and folk music

TONGUES IN TREES is: Samita Sinha – vocals, Grey Mcmurray – guitar/vocals and Sunny Jain – drums

Inspired by ragas, mantras and forces of nature, Tongues in Trees is the project of vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer Sunny Jain, and guitarist Grey Mcmurray. Drawing from North Indian classical and folk music, sonic texturing, propulsive beats and multiple languages, the group blurs the line between East and West, traditional and experimental, acoustic and electronic. Each a lauded composer in their own right, longtime collaborators Sinha and Jain bring their distinctive musical voices as Indian-Americans alongside Mcmurray’s avant new music textures. File as: Sonic Youth meets Sufi trance.

12. Concert / Fundraiser / Party for NANNERL Mozart

Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Spectrum (121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York, NY, 650-400-5100)
Ticket: $20
Genre: classial music

On the auspicious day of Friday the 13th (June) – a benefit function at Spectrum for an other Mozart!

THE OTHER MOZART is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus – a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.

We are bringing Nannerl’s story back, to HERE Arts Center, for a 3-week theatrical run: June 22 – July 12.

On Fri, June 13th, come hear some other composers (whose works have not been lost), and enjoy Nannerl’s presence – with drinks!

Performances by:

– Margaret Leng Tan
– Dan Lippel (of ICE)
– Idith Korman (of Ensemble Pi)
– Stephanie Griffin (of Momenta Quartet)

(music by Ursula Mamlok, Laura Kaminsky,
Orianna Webb and Phyllis Chen)

– Julia Rosa Stockl
– Sylvia Milo
(playing tea cups by Nathan Davis and Nannerl Mozart, and music box by Phyllis Chen)

Become a Mozart NOBILITY / watch a little video (featuring the play’s composers: Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen):

More about the play:


Date: Saturday, June 14 through Monday, June 23, 2014.
Venues: Harvestworks, REVERSE, Silent Barn, Outpost Artists Resources, Spectrum, MakeMusicNY, The Firehouse, Eyebeam and Shapeshifter Lab.
Genre: contemporary electronic music

Hans Tammen’s DARK CIRCUITS FESTIVAL features performers who work in contemporary electronic music practices such as circuit bending, no-input mixers, laptops, turntablism, analogue circuitry, network sniffers, live coding and soldering, plus other instruments we may have never heard of yet.

[Jun 14/15] Workshop: Pure DatrocessorduinoMOS at Harvestworks with Phillip Stearns

[Jun 16] Concert: Joker Nies & Miguel Frasconi’s Omnichord Madness at Harvestworks.

[Jun 17] Concert/Lecture/Screening: Michael Vorfeld’s Light Bulb Music at REVERSE

[Jun 18] Concert/Party: Dark Circuits Festival Party at Silent Barn, with Andrea Parkins, Phillip Stearns, Joker Nies, Dafna Naphtali, Jane Rigler, Maria Chavez, Philip White, RADIO WONDERLAND, Lars Graugaard

[Jun 19] Concert: Andrea Parkins / Matthew Ostrowski, Vortex, and the littleBits Quartet at Spectrum

[Jun 20] Concert: Die Schrauber, wPaul Geluso, Michael Vorfeld and Satoshi Takeishi at Outpost Artist Resources

[Jun 21] Workshop/Concert: MakeMusicNY and Dark Circuits Festival at The Firehouse, Shoko Nagai, Miguel Frasconi, Mario DeVega, Philip White.

[Jun 22] APHERESIS: littleBits Monster Synth & Third Eye Dark Circuits Orchestra at Eyebeam’s CT-SWaM

[Jun 23] Concert: Lars Graugaard, Jean-Michel Pilc, Philip White at Shapeshifter

[Jun 23] CT-SWaM at Eyebeam: The Last Picnic (Goodbye Chelsea)

All events are part of Dark Circuits Festival June 14 – 23 ( organized by Hans Tammen, at venues such as Harvestworks, REVERSE, Silent Barn, Outpost Artists Resources, Spectrum, MakeMusicNY, The Firehouse, Eyebeam and Shapeshifter Lab. The festival culminates on June 22 in the performance of APHERESIS at Eyebeam, a large multi-movement piece by Hans Tammen for 14 laptop and electronics performers. APHERESIS was commissioned by Harvestworks with funds from The Multi-Arts Production Fund. The MAP Fund is a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This work is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Wave Farm Fiscal Sponsorship. littleBits Electronics supports MakeMusicNY and the Dark Circuits Festival by providing their LittleBits x Korg Synth Kits. Eventide supports MakeMusicNY and the Dark Circuits Festival by providing their Eventide H9 Stompboxes.

Special thanks to Emilio Vavarella, Digital Media Strategist and Photographer: – and to Wayne Ashley for his invaluable contributions to the concept:

14. DecaDence

Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time: 8pm-10pm
Venue: PIANOS (158 Ludlow St., New York, NY 10002
Ticket: free
Genre: raggae mixing it with French style and Tex-Mex accordion, some tango, ska and samba.

Brooklyn girl (and Registered Nurse) with a different kind of reggae, mixing it with French style and Tex-Mex accordion, some tango, ska and samba. Her years in Senegal and France sparked her love for world fusion music.

Band Members: Dahlia F. Dumont (Vocals, Keys), George Saenz (Accordion, Guitar, Trombone), Diego Cebollero (Guitar), Yoshiki Yamada (Bass), Chris Hansen (Drums), S. Thompson

15. DOOMSDAY STUDENT+Guerilla Toss+Microwaves+Chat Logs

Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time: 9pm
Venue: Death By Audio (49 S. 2nd St @ Kent Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211)
Ticket: $7
Genre: indie rock/psychedelic noise/free-style

Doomsday Student descend on Death By Audio
with fellow New England murder suspects Guerilla Toss,
Pittspunk puke-punkers MICROWAVES
and Brooklyn butt-brutalists Chat Logs
in a cage match to decide everything once and for all.

16. The Road to Jajouka featuring The Master Musicians of Jajouka w/ Bachir Attar , Billy Martin , Marc Ribot , Shahzad Ismaily , and DJ Logic

Date: Sunday,June 15, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $22 (Special offer: two pairs of give away tickets. Please mail the names to by Friday 12 noon)
Genre: Baraka music, electronica, prog-rock, jam

Medeski, Martin & Wood drummer Billy Martin has partnered with the Master Musicians of Jajouka and a number of notable western musicians to produce The Road to Jajouka, A benefit album with an all star international line up of some of the best cutting edge musicians of over the last 3 decades.

The Rif Mountains of Morocco hosts a small collection of tribal musicians dubbed the Master Musicians of Jajouka by western artists, but despite their obscurity, this small group has influenced popular musicians from the Rolling Stones to Ornnette Coleman. The sufi trance music they perform stretches from more than 1,000-year-old tradition, and is endangered with some of the musicians having died off and younger generations of Moroccans moving away from their mountainous home.

The Road to Jajouka live performance features the Master Musicians of Jajouka, led by Bachir Attar, along with MMW drummer Billy Martin, guitarist Marc Ribot, Dj Logic and Shahzad Ismaily on Bass.

Proceeds from the record’s sales will be used to preserve the century-old community and musical culture of the Master Musicians of Jajouka.

Detailed info here: