Music Listings – 10/6 through 10/12/2014


Date: Monday, October 6, 2014
Time: 10:30 – 11:30pm
Venue: Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St, New York, New York 10002)
Ticket: $10
Genre: progressive jazz/Gypsy music

Now Vs Now is a progressive-electro-jazz-rock trio headed by Jason Lindner (keyboards) & featuring Panagiotis Andreou (bass) & Mark Guiliana (drums).

2. Malawi Mouse Boys

Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Graduate Center, Elebash Hall (365 Fifth Avenue, bet. 34th and 35th Streets, New York, NY
Ticket: $25
Genre: gospel

In one of the world’s poorest nations, the self-taught Malawi Mouse Boys have defied adversity by making gospel-like music together since they were children. They craft songs of faith and love combining uplifting harmonies with rhythmic playing on four-string guitars, built from scrap metal, and on makeshift tin-can drums. Discovered on a road trip by Ian Brennan, award-winning producer of the Malian band Tinariwen, and subsequently brought to the Womad Festival to rave reviews, the Malawi Mouse Boys work around the clock whistling and waving their wares (mouse kebabs) to passing traffic. This program is a rare opportunity to see a band from Malawi in the US.

“Transcendent, pure and full of a moving spiritual simplicity. The year’s best – and most unusual – gospel album.” – Songlines Magazine

3. Ken Filiano & First Improv Meeting

Date: Tuesday,  October 7, 2014
Time: 8pm – 10:30pm
Venue: IBeam Brooklyn (168 7th St., Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: improv/jazz

An evening of improvisations in 2 sets.

8:00pm – solo Improvisations
Ken Filiano – double bass

9:30pm – First Improv Meeting
Miya Masaoka – koto
Jason Hwang – violin
Fay Victor – voice, text

Why are these improvisations more special than most? Because they are brand new and most likely never to be experienced again. A unique happening and configuration of space unique in its focus to never return again.

4. Tomas Doncker BAND

Date: Thursday, October 9, 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)

5. Nashaz

Date: Friday,  October 10, 2014
Time: 8pm – 10:30pm
Venue: Bronx River Arts Center (305 East 140th Street. #1A Bronx, NY 10454, 718-589-5819)
Ticket: $5 – $10
Genre: Arabic music/jazz

About the Arabic Jazz band, Nashaz
Transplanted to Brooklyn from New Orleans, Brian Prunka brings together jazz adventurousness, New Orleans rhythm, and years of experience with Arabic music as an essential voice in the band. Aside from leading Nashaz, he has performed internationally with Simon Shaheen, Michael Bates, Ravish Momin, the New York Arabic Orchestra, The Vancouver International Orchestra, Zikrayat, The Near East River Ensemble, and others. Joined by a coterie of top-notch NY jazz and world musicians like Kenny Warren on trumpet (Slavic Soul Party), and Vin Scialla (Snehasish Mozumder), expect an evening of seductively fascinating music.

Brian Prunka—Oud
Kenny Warren—Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Nathan Herrera—Alto Saxophone, bass clarinet, Alto Flute, Kaval
Apostolos Sideris—Bass
George Mel—Drums & Percussion, Cajon, Frame Drum, udu
Vin Scialla—Frame Drum, Percussion & Drums, darbuka, Riq


Date: Friday,  October 10, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Death By Audio (49 S. 2nd St @ Kent Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211)
Ticket: $8
Genre: indie rock/post punk/noise

It’s no surprise, I love Death By Audio. It’s been an extreme pleasure to get to book shows there and each one has been pretty damn awesome. Thankfully, the kind folks at DBA are allowing one last EIS show before the doors close and we’re really stoked to be doing it with some incredible bands!

JFK’S GEOGRAPHIC TONGUE [mem of Sediment Club]

7. Ancestral Duo w. Albey Balgochian & Jane Grenier B & John Hebert Duo

Date: Saturday, October 11 , 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue:First Street Green Cultural Park (33 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003)
Genre: jazz/improv/free style

These concerts are in support of Climate Action.
InGardens is an annual celebration of innovative artists in NYC’s community gardens. Weekend In Garden performances bring cutting edge creative music, poetry into their community gardens. In a city full of concrete venues, the performers and audiences too rarely have the chance to experience art in beautiful, open, green spaces.

2pm – Albey Balgochian & Jane Grenier B
Albey Balgochian (bass, poetry), Jane Grenier (poetry)
3pm –  Ancestral Duo
Luke Stewart (bass, winds, percussion), Jamal Moore (reeds, percussion)
and special guests : Bill Cole (double reeds), Thomas Stanley (recitations)
4pm –  John Hebert Duo
John Hebert (bass), Michael Attias (sax)

8. The Sarod Project: Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan & Ayaan Ali Khan with Issa Malluf and Anubrata Chatterjee

Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts (3 Spruce Street New York, NY 10038, 212-346-1715)
Tickets: $29
Genre: sarod music from different regions of India and the Middle East

A new project of sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, widely considered today’s greatest sarod (lute) player whose legacy goes back six generations and who’s ancestors have developed and shaped the instrument over several hundred years, and his sons. This concert in three segments features a sarod solo represeting music from different regions of India and the Middle East; a sarod duet by Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan; and a sarod trio joined by two consummate percussionists, Issa Malluf on Middle Eastern percussion and Anubrata Chatterjee on tabla.

The artists will perform North Indian classical ragas on the sarod, a stunning fretless stringed instrument able to produce swooping melismatic slides between notes by using strong pressure of the long metal fingerboard.

More info:

9. Khumariyaan

Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: 8pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Asia Society (725 Park Avenue, New York)
Ticket: $25
Genre: nu Pakistan/Pashtoon music

With its transfixing sound, rich and deeply rooted in Pashtoon tradition, Khumariyaan has reawakened a popular music scene in Peshawar, Pakistan, the ancient crossroads through the Khyber Pass where cultures have long come together. The traditional Pashtoon rubab is the meeting point for this instrumental jam quartet, which also includes guitar, the djembe-like zerbaghali (clay or wooden goblet drum) and Pashtoon sitar (long-necked lute). Khumariyaan’s rolling pulse and richly layered sound invigorates a tradition and reimagines folk music for a contemporary audience.

“…their smooth blend of the rubab and keyboards with a dash of the guitar will send you into a trance.”— The Express Tribune with the International New York Times

Can’t make it to the program? Tune in to at 8:00 pm New York time for a free live video webcast.

Farhan Bogra: rubab and Pashtoon sitar
Aamer Shafiq: rhythm guitar
Shiraz Khan: percussion (Zerbaghali)
Sparlay Rawail: lead guitar and Ghungro percussion


Women Voices Festival Flyer DooBeeDooBeeDoo10. WOMEN’S VOICES FESTIVAL

Dates:  October 10, 17 and 24, 2014 
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: St. Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York, NY 10022, Telephone 212 935 2200)
Ticket: (suggested donations) $30, $40 VIP (front rows); $20 Students & Seniors w/ID (cash only at door). EARLY BIRD… SAVE! Special discount for series concert (before October 4th)
Genre: Indian vocal classical music

HarmoNYom in collaboration with Robert Browning Associates, is presenting the WOMEN’S VOICES FESTIVAL at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City on OCTOBER, 10, 17 and 24, 2014. (See flyer attached). This is the first Women Festival ever presented in New York!
The Women’s Voices Festival is kindly supported by DooBeeDooBeeDoo.NY.
The series features a wonderful line up of two vocalists and two sitarists:

SATURDAY OCTOBER 4, 7:30PM:soulful Roopa Panesar, rising young sitar star in the UK’s Indian music scene who will be making her New York debut; Gurdain Rayatt – tabla making his USA debut
FRIDAY OCTOBER 10, 7:30PM: Hindustani vocal master Meeta Pandit, who has the distinction of being the first female musician in her famous musical family; accompanists: t.b.a.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 17, 7:30PM:versatile sitarist Anupama Bhagwat, one of the worldwide leading female instrumentalists in the gayaki (vocal) style; Nitin Mitta – tabla
FRIDAY OCTOBER 24, 7:30PM:the brilliant teenage vocalist Anandi Bhattacharya, daughter of slide guitar maestro Debashish Bhattacharya, who will be making her New York debut. 
Pt. Ramesh Misra – sarangi & Subhasis Bhattacharya – tabla

+ 7 PM pre-concert talk 
Each concert is preceded by a talk with Indian music specialist curated by author Kavita Das about the evolution of female artists in Indian classical music.


Date: October 2 through October 17, 2014
Time: check website
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: check website
Genre: Gypsy music

The NY Gypsy Festival celebrates its tenth year with another outstanding performance schedule and a total of six shows from October 2 – 17, 2014.
Highlights include the Desert gypsies from India, RAJASTHANI GYPSY CARAVAN, the eclectic Latin ensemble LAS CAFETERAS, the heavy Serbian brass orchestra BOBAN i MARKO MARKOVIC ORCHESTRA and the bluesy gypsy folk sounds of HAZMAT MODINE.
The festival will also feature Russia’s happiest band PAKAVA IT ORCHESTRA, local heroes ZLATNE USTE, RAYA BRASS BAND and FRANK LONDON’S KLEZMER BRASS ALL-STARS, Slovakia’s (via Baltimore) ORCHESTER PRAZEVICA, and Indian brass-bhangra specialists BLACK MASALA.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE (artists and showtimes here: and

Thursday, October 9
From the Desert of Rajasthan

Friday, October 17
Rocksteady, Calypso & Gypsy Folk

Friday, October 17
Russia’s Happiest Band

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