Music Listings – 8/11 through 8/17/2014

1. Weasel Walter w. Bob Crusoe, Bukkake Moms & Load-in

Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11222
Tickets: $10
Genre: jazz/improv/free style

Weasel Walter (first name, last name) is a Brooklyn, New York based multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser best known for leading the seminal punk-jazz/no-wave/brutal-prog band The Flying Luttenbachers between 1991 and 2007 on 16 full-length releases.
Seamlessly uniting the intensity and abstraction of improvised music with the nihilist aesthetics of extreme rock forms, Walter is committed to violent momentum, idiomatic unpredictability and rapid articulation.

2. Food Will Win The War

Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211)
Tickets: no  cover
Genre: accordion-infused, violin-tinged glockenspiel rock

Food Will Win the War performs a special weekly series of concerts at Pete’s Candy Store every Wednesday in August 2014

Wednesday, August 20th – 10:00 PM

Wednesday, August 27th – 10:00 PM

Food Will Win the War is comprised of: Rob Ward (Lead Vocals and Guitar), Jeffrey Young (Violin and Vocals), Kyra Michelle (Vocals, French horn and Glockenspiel), Scott Stein (Keyboards, Vocals and Accordion), Matt Epstein (Bass), Dan Barman (Drums).

“…tastefully layered alt folk with a chamber rock slant… from uplifting danceable odes to dreamy melodic and drifting soundscapes.”
-Creative Loafing

3. Sweetcane

Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: BRIC Arts Media Bklyn (647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11201)
Ticket: free
Genre: reggae

Sweetcane delivers REGGAE & AFROBEAT rhythms in innovative MODERN BLENDS. Masterfully crafted songs come charged in a highly dynamic performance, from REGGAE SOUL BALLADS to UPTEMPO AFROBEAT JAMS with melodies that keep you humming days after!
Fronted by lead guitar playing singer-songwriter MARKO PANKOVICH, Sweetcane features NYC premier afro jazz drummer HARVEY WIRHT (from Angelique Kidjo, Hassan Hakmoun etc…) & deep Reggae bass from Rochester’s rootsy jam band scene, the incomparable ANCELMO JAMES (quickly quietlySoSaLa), with ADO COKER‘s sultry female presence doubling on vintage keyboards and melodica while singing harmonies – quite a feat!

Join Brooklyn Independent Media for a live in-studio performance and interview with Brooklyn-based Reggae band Sweetcane.

Sweetcane‘s distinctive vocal and innovative Reggae blends draw from a diverse background highlighting musical nostalgia in the afro cultural experience. From vintage beginnings in Jamaican group Waterhouse/Chicago, rocking an early guitar skank, to the depths of the Haitian “Racine” movement, where the debut classic ‘Roots Carnaval’ is embraced by the Vodoun intelligentsia, Sweetcane continues notching a belt that includes major events like the New Orleans Voodoo and Montreal Jazz festivals and Central Park Summer Stage. After meticulously streamlining a mélange of hip, afrocentric rhythms into a signature pop Reggae formula, Sweetcane stands ready to deliver, in 2014, a new body of work entitled “The Green album” that exudes the spirit of urban poet, earth-concious, roots culture and philosophy.

B-Side, Brooklyn Independent Media’s live in-studio music series, features performances from emerging and established musicians on Thursday evenings. These performances are open to the public, however our studio space is limited.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Guests who would like to be part of the in-studio audience are encouraged to arrive early. Guests are also invited to watch a live simulcast from the BRIC House Stoop, right outside of the studio. Show starts around 7:45pm and it’s first come, first served.

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4. FANTUZZI & Mama Crow

Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Ark (107 Green St. Apt G55, Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $15
Genre: from Reggae, Latin Rock, East Indian Kirtans, Niabinge, Salsa, and Afro-Caribbean/singer-song writer

FANTUZZI‘s blissful smile, laughter and penetrating gaze ignite audiences into jubilation. His African-Caribbean roots and phenomenal international travel experiences meld on stage into ecstatic, dramatic, transformational, interactive performances infused with a dynamic variety of musical styles from Reggae, Latin Rock, East Indian Kirtans, Niabinge, Salsa, and Afro-Caribbean which have inspired his unique chants, soulful songs and electrifying sensual dances. Fantuzzi’s best-selling CDs include the upbeat “Tribal Revival”, sublimely spiritual “Divine Inspiration” and his latest eclectic and joyous release “Ease & Grace”.

Carmen Marie Gutierrez, aka MAMA CROW is truly a rare bird. A New York native and East Bay transplant, this self-taught guitarist and soulful songstress evokes listeners on a deep, soul level. Her sound is a mix of rhythmic, funky finger picking and string slapping, guttural blues belts, quick lyrical flow with insidious phrasing.


Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Spike Hill (184 & 186 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, NY)
Ticket: t.b.a.

BT3 – 8:00pm

Guitarist Ben Tyree is a performer and composer of virtuosic ability, infectious groove, and eclectic tastes. All of those elements are placed on stunning display on his latest release, Burn It! LIVE, a blistering live set from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s prestigious BAMcafé Live series. That versatility has led to work with artists as diverse as Vernon Reid, Kyp Malone (TV On The Radio), Valerie June, Elliott Sharp, and Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber.


Rootless trio is Mike Stingone on drums, Mark Sposato on upright bass and Jeremy Hurewitz on guitar and sampler. With two feet planted in jazz, the band’s music reflects the experimental music scene in Williamsburg, where the band is based as well.

TERRAPLANE – 10:00pm

Elliott Sharp’s TERRAPLANE synthesizes the intersection of country and urban blues with Mississippi fife & drum bands, post-Mingus/Ayler jazz, the sonic innovations of Sharp’s long-running ensemble CARBON and the rhythmic force of the groove, from the shuffle to contemporary dance music. Begun in 1991, Terraplane has been through many permutations with a number of guest artists including HUBERT SUMLIN, the legendary guitar innovator and sideman to Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, as well as singer/poets ERIC MINGUS and TRACIE MORRIS.


Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
Time: 9pm & 11pm
Venue: The Jazz Gallery (290 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013)
Ticket: $22
Genre: jazz


Adam Rudolph (handrumset (kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba) thumb pianos, sintir, multiphonic vocal, percussion) 

Ralph M. Jones (flute, bass clarinet, husli, ney, alto flute, soprano and tenor saxophones, bamboo flutes) 
Graham Haynes (cornet, flugelhorn, bamboo trumpets, electronics, percussion)

Alexis Marcelo (fender rhodes, percussion)  

Kenny Wessel (electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, percussion)
James Hurt (stick and hand drums, bells, keyboards, melodica, percussion)  
Tim Keiper (dusu’ngoni, percussion)
Damon Banks ( bass)

Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures was formed in 1991 and has performed in both Europe and the United States. In addition, each member has concertized extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, Japan, Africa, and Australia. Their collective background spans an wide range of musical experiences, including performances with world music ensembles, 20th century chamber groups and leading artists in the jazz and rhythm & blues fields. The concert repertoire consists of original compositions by Mr. Rudolph which serve as a basis for improvisational dialogue. The performance aesthetic of the ensemble reflects an ongoing search for new sounds and creative processes through which the players can express their thoughts and emotions.

7. The 9/11 Cultural Festival

Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: The Playroom Theater (151 West 46 Street, NY 10036, 212-967-8278)
Ticket: free
Genre: reading

8/16 – The Playroom Theater,, 10am – 2pm, Script in Hand Reading Series of The 911 Plays consisting of St. Mark’s Place, Naked Uncle Sam, 9/11 & The Youtube Tapes, Horrors of Cocaine and To Kill Eric Garner. As part of the 9/11 Cultural Festival.

9/11 – First Street Green Park,, 12pm – 6pm, Speakers Reverend Frank Morales, Paul DeRienzo, Occupy 911 Art Show, The 911 Plays consisting of St. Mark’s Place, Naked Uncle Sam, 9/11 & The Youtube Tapes, Horrors of Cocaine and To Kill Eric Garner, Bread and Puppet Theater Company World Premiere of a new play.

9/12 – The Playroom Theater,, 2pm – 6pm, The 911 Plays consisting of St. Mark’s Place, Naked Uncle Sam, 9/11 & The Youtube Tapes, Horrors of Cocaine and To Kill Eric Garner,
Medicine Show Theatre,, 8pm, The 911 Plays consisting of St. Mark’s Place, Naked Uncle Sam, 9/11 & The Youtube Tapes, Horrors of Cocaine and To Kill Eric Garner.

9/13 – First Street Green Park,, 1pm – 5pm, open mic, musicians, dance groups, variety performances

9/14 – Bowery Poetry Club, , 6pm – 9pm, Poetry Readings by Judith Malina, Lois Kagen – Minus, John Farris, Bob Holman, Carla Cubit, Exavier Wardlaw, Robert Hegger and Steve Canon.

We are open to any art and performance that may or may not be inspired by 9/11 and we will be encouraging dialogue about 9/11 at the Script in Hand Reading Series and throughout these events about peoples experiences from 9/11.
The 9/11 Cultural Festival is seeking artists with 9/11 tribute inspired artwork to display artwork and perform at The First Street Green Park, 9/11 – 9/14, New York City as part of the 9/11 Cultural Festival.
We are seeking artists, musicians and performers that send a message of hope, unity and healing
The 9/11 Cultural Festival is a festival for peace in which an honest dialogue about 9/11 is encouraged through the arts, theatre, dance, music, poetry and the visual arts and crafts. Artists will be performing independent, original plays, music, dances, and poetry reading to commemorate the 9/11 tragedy.

8. Dissident Arts Festival 2014

Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 6pm – 11:30pm
Venue: Taller Latino (2710 Broadway 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10025, 212-665-9460)
Ticket: $15
Genre: jazz/improv

New York, NY: The 9th annual Dissident Arts Festival, a celebration of revolutionary Free Jazz, New Music, World Sounds and radical Poetry, Performance Art and Film, moves uptown to the celebrated cultural space El Taller Latino Americano as it celebrates its 35th anniversary.
The Dissident Arts Festival serves as a showcase of radical arts commemorating the rich heritage of movement culture. The 2014 edition encompasses a tapestry of liberation jazz and new sounds including Festival headliner WILL CONNELL and VINCENT CHANCEY’S SADHANA Quartet, THE ANDREA WOLPER/KEN FILIANO DUO, THE RED MICROPHONE, BERNARDO PALOMBO, TRUTH TO POWER!, HARMOLODIC MONK (celebrating the release of their debut recording), UPSURGE!, performance artist CRYSTAL SHIPP, poets SANA SHABAZZ and CHRIS BUTTERS, and Festival house band, THE DISSIDENT ARTS ORCHESTRA, performing an improvised score to “BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN” (Sergei Eisenstein, 1926)

The Dissident Arts Festival 2014 is produced by Dissident Arts and El Taller.
Curator/host: John Pietaro.

6:00-6:30 TRUTH TO POWER! (Juan Quinonez-guitar, Michael Bisio-bass, Michael Wemberly-drum set)
6:30-6:40 CHRIS BUTTERS (poetry)
6:45 – 7:15 BERNARDO PALOMBO (Bernard Palombo-vocals/guitar, others TBA)
7:20-7:50 THE RED MICROPHONE (John Pietaro-vibraphone/percussion, Ras Moshe- reeds/flute, Rocco John Iacovone-reeds, Philip Sirois-bass)
7:50-8:00 SANA SHABAZZ (Sana Shabazz-poetry, Laurie Towers- electric bass)
8:00-8:30 UPSURGE! (Raymond Nat Turner-poetry, Ras Moshe-reeds/flute, Ken Filiano-bass)
8:35-9:05 SADHANA (Will Connell-reeds/flute, Vincent Chancey-French horn, Max Johnson-bass, Jeremy Carlstedt-drumset)
9:05-9:20 CRYSTAL SHIPP (performance art)
9:20-9:50 ANDREA WOLPER/KEN FILIANO DUO (Andrea Wolper-vocals, Ken Filiano-bass)
9:50-10:20 HARMOLODIC MONK (Matt Lavelle-trumpet/alto clarinet, John Pietaro-vibraphone/percussion)
10:25-11:30 THE DISSIDENT ARTS ORCHESTRA/“Battleship Potemkin” (John Pietaro-vibraphone/percussion/conduction, Nora McCarthy-vocals, Cheryl Pyle-flute, Rocco John Iacovone-reeds, Ras Moshe-reeds/flute, Matt Lavelle-trumpet, Gil Selinger-cello, Ken Filiano-upright bass, Laurie Towers-electric bass, others TBA)

The Dissident Arts Festival began life in 2006 in Beacon NY, where it remained for the first four years before moving to NYC in 2010. The Festival’s primary goal was the establishment of an annual showcase of radical protest music, poetry and performance art–perhaps the only such annual fest in the nation. The concept of an art as daring and bold as the participants’ world views soon shaped the Festival’s philosophy and the focus on liberation through free improvisation and post-modern sounds commanded the stage. Increasingly the Dissident Arts Festival has presented the New Music and Free Jazz statements it remains embedded in now, along with similarly outspoken arts of other disciplines. Over the years, performers and speakers included downtown jazz idol Roy Campbell, folk legend Pete Seeger, celebrated raconteur Malachy McCourt, world jazz icon Karl Berger, latter day Beat poet Steve Dalachinsky, spoken word artist Louis Reyes Rivera, political activist/satirist Randy Credico, free music mainstay Ras Moshe, international poet Erika Dagnino, noted filmmaker Kevin Keating as well as revolutionary hip-hop and rock artists, balladeers and many more. Festival house band the Dissident Arts Orchestra performs live, improvised scores to silent film classics. The Festival has also showcased sessions of free improv, militant poetry, punk-jazz, contemporary composition and tributes to Bertolt Brecht, Paul Robeson, Woody Guthrie, and Phil Ochs along the way. We have also screened relevant films including ‘Salt of the Earth’, ‘Giuliani Time’, ‘Cultures of Resistance’, ‘Battleship Potemkin’ and ‘Metropolis’. The Dissident Arts Festival has offered voice to labor legend Henry Foner, progressive political candidates of independent parties, IWW organizers, and social justice organizations such as Occupy Musicians and Local 802 AFM’s Justice for Jazz Artists. Now, in the midst of right-wing fear-mongering and teabag hysteria, radical artists continue to speak out for social change—and creative liberation!

9. Lauren Lee “Space Jazz”

Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 6pm-8pm
Venue: Silvana (300 W 116th Street, between Manhattan Ave & 8th Ave, New York, NY 10026)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz

A midwestern transplant, Lauren Lee (voc and keys) attributes her eclectic musical sensibilities to her rural roots and rapt fascination with harmony, rhythm, and “ear worms”. Her resume includes a diverse array of contemporary music. A graduate of NYU’s Graduate Program in Jazz Studies, she’s worked with some of the finest creative minds in the industry, including Gil Goldstein, Kenny Werner, Ralph Lalalma, Don Friedman, and Brian Lynch.

Concert Review: Lauren Lee Jazz Project – a boundary-pushing ensemble led by Lauren Lee, a highly skilled and very imaginative pianist and singer

10. The Kuehne Returns Show

Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Venue: Panoply Performance Laboratory (104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206)
Ticket: $5-15 suggested donation
Genre: multi-media

The amazing Valerie Kuehne ( (with guest violinists Storm Garner, Natalia Steinbach, and Jeff Young) returns to New York to perform for the first time since 2013, joined by some of the city’s best violinists and flanked by locals Jonathan Wood Vincent and Public Speaking. She’s a cross-pollinated work of chaos. Fusing together music, performance art, narrative, and experimental curation