Music Listings – 11/3 through 11/9/2014

1. Marc Ribot Trio

Date: Monday, November 3, 2014
Time: 10pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $20
Genre: free/punk/jazz

Marc Ribot Trio w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor – European Tour kickoff and Henry Grimes 79th Birthday Celebration!
Marc Ribot’s experimental trio with Henry Grimes (bass) and Chad Taylor (drums) draws on the improvising telepathy developed performing together in the years working together as Spiritual Unity to reach new heights and depths of free/punk/jazz. The trio format allows for greater compositional flexibility.

2. Terry Riley’s “In C” (50th birthday concert)

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $20, $25 & $30
Genre: minimal music

California Composer Terry Riley launched what is now known as the minimalist movement with his revolutionary classic IN C in 1964. This seminal work provided a new concept in musical form based on interlocking repetitive patterns. It’s impact was to change the course of 20th Century music and it’s influence has been heard in the works of prominent composers such as Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams and in the music of rock groups such as The Who, The Soft Machine, Tangerine Dream, Curved Air and many others. Terry’s hypnotic, multi-layered, polymetric, brightly orchestrated eastern flavored improvisations and compositions set the stage for the prevailing interest in a new tonality

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Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Barbes (376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: idiosyncratic take on Mauritanian music

75 DOLLAR BILL. Rick Brown and Che Chen play an idiosyncratic take on Mauritanian music using homemade percussion and electric guitar. Their music doesn’t strive to any sort of authenticity, yet conjures up the best of African desert music. It is both beautiful and hypnotic. Read what Ben Ratliff had to say about them in the NY Times, including the fact that Rick Brown’s “equipment looked as if it cost no more than a pretty good sandwich.”

4. Dream Seed

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue:  Golden Drum (97 Green St Apt G24,Brooklyn, New York 11222)
Ticket: $20
Genre: Shamanic chanting, 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.

5. Roshni Thompson

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 6pm
Venue: Rubin Museum (150 W. 17 St., NY, NY 10011,  212-620-5000)
Ticket: free
Genre: Indian classical tabla

Roshni Thompson is a NY based tabla player who hails from the West Indies, where she was initiated into the ancient tradition of Indian classical music by her vocalist father. She has continued her tutelage in the Benares style of tabla playing under Shri Tapan Modak and is currently a student of the epic Farukhbad exponent, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee. While her passion is Indian classical tabla, she has played in folk, jazz and multi-genre modalities. Roshni has performed at notable local venues such as Pianos, Knitting Factory, The Bitter End, The Shrine and Tea Lounge.

6. Oran Etkin

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Venue: Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St.
New York, NY 10019)
Ticket: $30
Genre: jazz

With Oran Etkin, bass clarinet/clarinet/saxophone; Lionel Loueke, guitar; Yoed Nir, cello; Alvester Garnett, drums; Ben Allison, bass

“Gathering Light is a gloriously global musical mélange that finds Etkin in good company, creating alternately gripping and grooving performances with some of the most distinct personalities on the scene… firm evidence that the world is Etkin’s oyster, palette, and muse. This is global jazz done the right way.” –

The past two years have been an exciting time for Etkin, beginning with a GRAMMY® Award for a benefit CD featuring his music, followed by tours to Indonesia, Japan, China, Israel, Belgium, France, and Germany. His music is influenced by frequent collaborations with musicians from different traditions and cultures, and the rich material featured on Gathering Light is inspired by these spontaneous musical exchanges as well as traditional melodies and rhythms.

7. Couch Slut/Bangladeafy/Bassoon & Ambiguity

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Times: pm
Venue: Black Bear Bar (70 N 6th St, Brooklyn, New York 11249)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: metal, noise, electronics

Couch Slut Official: punishing noise-rock drenched in fuzz, with a little tip of the hat to some metals, some hardcore and all that furious sex danger love action the kids love so goddamned much.
–Debut LP out 10/13, available at

Bangladeafy (Bangladeafy is a truly unique band in every way possible. The Brooklyn-based two piece is comprised of bassist Jonny Germ, who happens to have sensorineural hearing loss, and drummer Atif Haq, who is a Bangladesh native – hence the name Bangladeafy. Together they create some really twisted compositions with just the use of bass and drums! Check out our video profile on the band.)

Bassoon (Brooklyn’s Sean Moran – guitar, John Mettam – drums and Stuart Popejoy – bass, keyboards perform metal, butt rock, instrumental math rock, post-rock, and stoner metal)


Harold Davis Jr. a.k.a. FRO performs in both trio and quartet settings. FRO’s current band lineup includes Dan Asher on bass and Mike Nappi on drums. Jamie Finegan plays keys & trumpet on FRO quartet performances.
FRO also has a rock/metal duo called, Ambiguity. The duo has released an EP called “Strum & Drum.”

8. Kosi (Video Premier)

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Venue: The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, NY)
Ticket: donation
Genre: singer-song writer

She’s more than just a drama queen. She’s got piercing eyes and a voice that’s larger than her body. But, small as she is, she won’t fit in a box. She switches styles more quickly than you can follow. First she’s jazz, then she’s blues, then she’s rock, but always powerful. You definitely want to hear this girl sing… if you can handle it.  

Jazz standards and originals w Aron Marchak, Christopher Hall and Isaiah Pierce

Premiering video for I Already Knowstarring Ian Koranek

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Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Time: 10pm
Venue: Nublu (62 Ave C, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Indie dream pop and Indian rhythms

TONGUES IN TREES: Samita Sinha – Sunny Jain – Grey McMurray

“Indie dream pop and Indian rhythms collide in the band Tongues In Trees” – John Schaefer, Soundcheck (WNYC)

The band draws from North Indian classical and folk music, sonic texturing, propulsive beats and multiple languages to create a musical vocabulary of their own. Free and noise elements serve taut lyrical images, through-composed forms grow out of improvised structures, old traditions are draped with new shapes, not to throw either into stark relief, but rather because both new and old are always wearing each others’ clothes, asking for entry from the other. 

File under: Sonic Youth meets Brian Eno meets Sufi trance.

10. Soulbleed East meets West

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 8:30pm to 11pm
Venue: Williamsburg Music Center (367 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211)
Tickets: $10
Genre: jazz and dance

A night of master jazz musicians coming together from Japan to Brooklyn. They will perform a song of Roy Campbelland Seiki Yukimoto’s compositions.

Seiki Yukimoto (tp, quena)
Andrew Lamb (sax)
Ryoju Fukushiro (sax)
Tetsuya Nakamura (g)
Takaaki Otomo (pf)
Gerry Eastman (b)
Newman Taylor Baker (dr)
Yuriko Miyake (dancer)
Naoko Nakamura (vo)

11. Three Stitches for Mother Earth

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 10:30pm
Venue: Whynot Jazz Room (14 Christopher Street, New York, New York 10014, 646- 756-4145)
Ticket: $12
Genre: jazz

Three Stitches for Mother Earth are:
Joe Hertenstein – drums
Sean Conly – bass
Todd Neufeld – guitar

12. Lauren Lee “Space Jazz” Trio

Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014
Time: 8pm 
Venue: PIANOS (158 Ludlow St., New York, NY 10002
Ticket: free
Genre: jazz

With influences ranging from bebop and free jazz to glam rock and romanticism, Lauren Lee‘s “Space Jazz” Trio takes you on a whirlwind, abbreviated tour through music history with a very modern, sophisticated, and exciting flavor palate sure to please even the most discerning music lover. Featuring Charley Sabatino on bass and Andy O’Neill on drums.