Music Listings – 6/23 through 6/28/2014

1. Are We Already Gone? Artists On the Art of Leaving

Date: Monday, September 22 through Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time: 11am to 7pm
Studio: FlickerLab (78 Crosby Street, Suite: #203, NY, NY 10012)
Ticket: free
Genre: exhibition and music

Animation and technology studio FlickerLab is leaving their studios in SoHo and headed to Dumbo, Brooklyn. In celebration of this transformation and farewell, FlickerLab is sponsoring the exhibition Are We Already Gone? Artists On the Art of Leaving, a Time-Mark after their 15 years in Manhattan. Read more here:

2. New York Gypsy All-Stars

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 11pm
Venue: Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St, New York, New York 10002)
Ticket: free
Genre: Gypsy Soul with funky refinement/jazz

New York Gypsy All-Stars jump the turnstiles of Balkanalia, Turkish Roots, and Gypsy Soul with funky refinement

Ismail Lumanovski / Clarinet
Tamer Pinarbasi / Kanun
Panagiotis Andreou / Bass
Jason Lindner/ Keys
Engin Kaan Gunaydin / Drums

“Frontman clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski is an extraordinary player in his own right, leading the group through a blistering series of haunting dance numbers and a couple of one or two-chord jams that the players used to show off their sizzling chops.” – Alan Young, Lucid Culture Blog

3. 75 Dollar Bill / Arrington de Dionyso & Greg Saunier & Elliott Sharp / Oceans Roar 1000 Drums  & Objeto Amarelo

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 9pm
Venue: The Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11206)
Ticket: $8
Genre: Wood / Metal / Plastic. Pattern / Rhythm / Rock

Rick Brown was born in San Francisco, CA and is a clerical worker at a law school in NYC. And Che Chen was born in New Haven, CT and works for a cancer diagnostics company in Stonybrook, NY. They met via myspace and started playing together as 75 Dollar Bill approximately eight years later.

Other attending bands:

Arrington de Dionyso & Greg Saunier & Elliott Sharp
Oceans Roar 1000 Drums (Bryan Eubanks, Andrew Lafkas and Todd Capp)
Objeto Amarelo (Sao Paulo, Brasil)


Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 9pm
Venue: Union Pool (484 Union Avenue, corner of Union & Meeker, Brooklyn, NY, 718-609-0484)
Ticket: $8
Genre: Western African roots music

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, American guitarist Raja Kassis is an integral part of the greater music community in New York City. Best known for his work recording and touring with Blitz The Ambassador and Antibalas Raja Kassis can also be heard on countless albums, soundtracks and live stages all around the world. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Raja Kassis cut his teeth for 15 years in the Senegalese underground scene in America touring with the likes of Senegalese luminaries Fatou Guewel, a.o..

The music of the AJOYO is designed to make you feel good and dance. Rhythms from West and North Africa are put together in a surprising way with one and only goal: dance. Guitar lines and horn patterns over a rhythm section that is like a groove machine: a locked drum groove, solid bass lines and lots of space for the dancers to take off.

5. SoSaLa

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: FlickerLab (78 Crosby Street, Suite: #203, NY, NY 10012)
Ticket: $8
Genre: nu world trash

SoSaLa consists of Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on tenor ans soprano sax plus vocals, and Baba Don (of The Last Poets) on djembe, congas and other percussion instruments. For Sohrab and Baba Don to play at this event is kind of a reunion.

Harold Moss – founder of the award-winning transmedia animation and live action production for broadcast TV, feature film, & digital multi-platform FlickerLab – and his colleagues are moving out to Dumbo, Brooklyn after their 15 years in Soho, Manhattan. In celebration of this move and as a farewell, FlickerLab is sponsoring a one week multimedia art exhibition: Are We Already Gone? Artists on the Art of Leaving. Featuring many artists from around the world with their works, such as sculptures, paintings, music and short films.

The curator of the show, Negin Sharifzadeh, invited SoSaLa to perform in the spirit of this exhibition’s title and theme and give some life to the art works at FlickerLab.

6. Music Now! Music For John Coltrane and An Imagined Revolutionary Film

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 6pm-8pm
Venue: The Commons Brooklyn (388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217)
Tickets: $11
Genre: jazz/improv

Featuring following musicians:
Bill Cole-Nagaswarm,Hojok,Piri,Didgeridoo,Flutes
Ras Moshe-Tenor & Soprano Saxes,Flutes,Bass Clarinet
Lee Odom-Soprano Sax,Clarinets
Larry Roland-Bass
John Pietaro-Vibes,Percussion
Adam Matlock

7. Söndörgő

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Graduate Center, Elebash Hall (365 Fifth Avenue, bet. 34th and 35th Streets, New York, NY
Ticket: $25
Genre: Lost Music of the Balkans – Hungary, Serbia & Croatia

Fast, furious, and virtuosic, Söndörgö is one of the most exciting bands in Europe today. Unlike traditional violin-led Hungarian bands, Söndörgö’s (pronounced shunderger) tamburitza music features the signature stringed tambura, a mandolin-like instrument. With delicate beauty and sizzling power, the band combines respect for tradition with a desire to innovate. Söndörgö preserves the Southern Slavic music of the Serbs and Croats that can be found in various settlements in Hungary.

“Their music sparkles with virtuosity and foot-tapping joie de vivre.” – London Evening Standard

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8. Baraka

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Bhakti Center Rooftop (25 1st Ave, b/w 1st and 2nd Streets)
Ticket:  $20 at the door or
Genre: film screening w. music

Baraka is an epic visual and aural journey around the earth. Filmed in 24 countries, it examines the intersections of modern and traditional cultures and how they affect the natural world. Screened on a NYC rooftop and set to a live original score played by Adam Ahuja, Srikala Kerel Roach, Ben Harris and Tyler Sussman.

Featuring live beatmaking, percussion, horns, flutes, keyboards, digeredoo and more.

About The Musicians

Adam Ahuja is an NYC-based keyboardist (primary instrument), guitarist, drummer, and vocalist who draws jazz, rock, funk, electronic and hip-pop styles into a fluid approach. Performing both as a soloist using live-looping and with groups, Adam’s music highlights textured harmonies, a strong sense of groove, singing and rap vocals and inspired improvisations, building fresh energy from moment to moment.

Srikala (SriKaloGY) is an Emcee, DJ, producer, and percussionist. As a DJ, Srikala uses Ableton Live to perform his original music, improvising live with Indian percussion and ambient vocals. His projects incorporate dub, hip hop, reggae, world beats, and sacred mantras. His mission is to uplift, open hearts, and move bodies.

Ben Harris is a multi-instrumentalist and singer who has toured nationally and internationally playing everything from rock, soul, and funk to Afro-Latin, Mariachi, and Colombian medicine music. His latest project is a fusion of medicine music with electronica.

Tyler Sussman is musician specializing in saxophone, flute, clarinet, and didgeridoo. Born in California, Tyler attending the University of California, Santa Barbara and studied psychology in addition to music. He became fascinated with the mind/body connection and music’s impact on the psyche.

9. Rhythms of Africa w. Kevin Nathaniel

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Studio: Golden Drum (97 Green St Apt G24,Brooklyn, New York 11222)
Ticket: $15
Genre: African traditional music and dance

We will be exploring the rhythms of Africa through traditional music and dance. This is an environment for your spirit to relax and expand. A space to raise conscious awareness about the various traditions spanning though Africa.

Guest presenter:
Morgan Zwerline

Kevin Nathaniel Hylton
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Kevin Nathaniel is a pioneer on the world music scene for NYC, He was one of the early musicians to introduce New York audiences to the magical sound of the mbira. An internationally celebrated musical inspiration for the new age, meditation, and yoga world, his recordings are available on iTunes and CDbaby. He produces live music events weekly in NYC that encourage peace and global harmony.

10. Oleg Kireyev

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Leonard Nimoy Thalia/Symphony Space (2537 Broadway @ 95th Street, NYC,  212-864-5400)
Tickets: $17; Seniors, Students $15; Children $10; Day of Show $20
Genre: ethno-music to jazz rock and world music

As the contemporary music scene expands in multi-culturalism, artists like Russian tenor saxophonist-bandleader-conceptualist Oleg Kireyev grow ever more expansive in their cross-cultural expressions. Oleg’s current project Orlan – which is being presented for the first time outside of his Russian homeland – is the latest illustration of the unique depth and reach of an artist who is eternally inquisitive in his creative perspectives. Kireyev is one artist who is always striving to break down the artificial boundaries man has erected between diverse cultures.

Hiscreative imagination is vast, bringing the sonic gamut from mainstream and ethno-music to jazz rock and world music. “Incredibly good” “soft & enthusiastic” and “stylish and top notch” are terms music cristics use to describe the tone and timber of his saxophone.

Oleg Kireyev (saxophone, vocal), Oleg Yangurov (bass), Rustem Galiullin (trumpet), Yuri Pogiba (keys) and Rustem Karimov (drums)

11. Tomas Doncker BAND

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Milk River (960 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238)
Tickets: $15
Genre: blues, funk, afro-beat

Milk River in association with True Groove Global SOUL presents a weekly Global Soul Celebration. Kicking off this collaboration will be the Tomas Doncker BAND in an evening of blues, funk, afro-beat featuring special guests. Tonight is the celebration of the release of Funky World a True Groove Club/Dub/Dance Compilation. NO COVER NO MINIMUM (but please support Milk River as you can)

12. Don Conreaux

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Studio: Golden Drum (97 Green St Apt G24,Brooklyn, New York 11222)
Genre: gong sounds and music

The Gong is an ancient healing tool from the east with the capacity to bring deep relaxation and healing to those who open themselves to it. Join us for a special evening filled with gongs, singing bowls, and many other healing instruments with a true master.

Don Conreaux has brought the mystical and entertaining sounds of the ancient bronze gong (tam tam), bells, bell bowls, shofar and the spiral sea horn (conch) to millions of listeners around the world for the past 40 years. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs as a performing artist and talk show guest and worked as an actor, writer and director. Conreaux teaches the art and science of the gong, sacred conch playing, archaic polyphonic chanting and several other ancient tone producing instruments with The Mysterious Tremendum School of Sacred Sound and Intuitional Gong Yoga. He was formerly Baba Don/ Guru Jagat Singh Khalsa, one of the five original Kundalini Yoga Teachers designated by Yogi Bhajan in 1969.

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13. Telvin

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time:  8pm
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: $25
Genre: Turkish jazz

Telvin’s Erkan Oğur is an indescribable talent of the music world. His vision is wide ranging, from ethnic folk music and traditional Turkish themes to rock, blues and contemporary jazz. Erkan plays traditional lutes and various types of guitar, acoustic and electric, fretted and fretless, all with the same sense of perfectionism. He has mesmerized music lovers with the fretless guitar he designed and built nearly 30 years ago. An E-bow synthesizer is frequently used to produce unique and evocative sounds chillingly similar to the ney and other flutes indigenous to Turkish music.

Telvin rarely gives live concerts. Yet, Turkish jazz lovers have talked about the band for years. Fans have eagerly awaited an album. The band’s bassist, İlkin Deniz, has been living in the USA for some years and guitarist Erkan Oğur and drummer Turgut Alp Bekoğlu felt they couldn’t go into the studio with any other bassist than İlkin. Telvin had given successful concerts in the USA, had always played collaboratively, and felt they could only realize their pieces as a unit.

14. The Music of John Lurie w/ The Lounge Lizards + Guests

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Town Hall (123 W.43rd St., NY)
Tickets: $30, $35 and $40
Genre: jazz/improv/free style

This concert will feature a star-studded litany of guests including John Zorn, Flea (of Red Hot Chili Peppers), John Medeski, Marc Ribot, Evan Lurie, Billy Martin, Michael Blake, Calvin Weston, Steven Bernstein, Curtis Fowlkes, Mauro Refosco, Doug Wieselman, Smokey Hormel, Tony Scherr, Jesse Harris, Sofia Rei, Jane Scarpantoni, Kenny Wolleson, EJ Rodriguez, Tony Garnier, Bryan Carrott, Shanir Blumenkranz, Todd Clouser and many more to be announced in the coming weeks. This night will be a knockout evening that is sure to be one of the most memorable nights of music in New York this fall.

15. Paul Bollenback Trio CD Release Party for “Portraits In Space and Time”

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $15
Genre: jazz

Guitar master George Benson, a long-time supporter, has described Bollenback’s work as “bona-fide playing, unambiguous, up-front and powerful,” calling him “a versatile dynamo on guitar. His approach to jazz and blues has a uniqueness unto itself”. That comment has special resonance in that Bollenback counts Benson high among his wide range of influences; these also include Carlos Santana, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, John McLaughlin, Johnny Winter, and Jimi Hendrix (among guitarists), as well as such giants of improvisation and composition as pianists Herbie Hancock and Bill Evans, and saxists Wayne Shorter and John Coltrane.

Paul Bollenback – guitar
Marcus Strickland – Tenor Sax
Joseph LePore – Bass
Rogerio Boccato – Percussion
Jeff “Tain” Watts – Drums


Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time:  8pm
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: $25
Genre: Iranian indie folk-rock

Being the pioneer of Iran underground music movement, Kiosk is praised for its quite unprecedented yet unpretentious lyrics – described by BBC as “stinging political satire hidden within the blues and folksy sound” – that highlight the paradoxes of Iranian society and the incompetent political system. Its unique blend of musical styles, from rock n’ blues to gypsy jazz to Iranian folk, keeps Kiosk an inexhaustible force of the alternative in contemporary Persian music.

Catch Kiosk’s 2014 north American tour premiere on Sunday Sep 28th where you will have the chance to experience the band’s live performance of their fresh released album, Call a Cab (Zang Bezan Azhans).

Ali Kamali (bass)
Arash Sobhani (vocals, guitar)
Ardalan Payvar (accordion, keys)
Mohammad Talani (guitar)
Tara Kamangar (violin)
Yahya Alkhansa (drums)

17. Recommended Fall Festival: FIAF’s “Crossing the Line” from September 8 through October 20, 2014