Music Listings – 9/28 through 10/4/2015


Date: Monday, September 28, 2015
Time: 7pm
Venue: Broadway Comedy Club (318 West 53rd , & 8th, NYC)
Ticket: $25
Genre: comedy

Amber North, Beverly Bonner, Cameron Shapiro, Constance Cooper, Evonne Walton, Janice Silver, Jonathon Horton, Jordan K. Dusenbury, Laura Costagliola, Matt Salomon, Michelle Fawn, Rick Reid, and Sheila Thomas.

Comedy, Horror, Sexy Twisted Characters? That’s Casey—30 Year Later! The play that will have you running for your Prozac! After shocking you with our naughty Ladies of the Evening and Casey’s no holds barred dialogue, we’ll scare the crap out of you with our very own wicked serial killer living in Casey’s lower East Side bar lurking in a mysterious Basket-Box, then when we have finished shocking you senseless, we’ll finish you off by killing you with laughter! WHAT A WAY TO GO!!!

CASEY—-30 YEARS LATER!!, written by, directed and starring Beverly Bonner, is based upon her “Casey” character in Frank Henenlotter’s cult horror film classic, Basket Case. Released in 1982, this horror film tells the story of a young man who carries his deformed conjoined twin brother in a large basket while seeking vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will. Written and directed by Frank Henenlotter, Basket Case became a cult hit and spawned two sequels.

2. Karolina Cicha and Bart Palyga

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: $15
Genre: Polish trad/gypsy/world

The wildly clever project of Karolina Cicha and Bart Palyga, 9 Languages, features songs in the minority languages of the Podlasie region of northeast Poland bordering Russia, Lithuania and Belarus: Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Russian, Romani, Belarusian, Yiddish, Polish, Tatar and Esperanto. Karolina and Bart perform traditional folk instruments, such as the morin khuur, dotar, Jew’s harp, duduk, accordion and mandolin joined by modern samplers and loopers, as well as ancient overtone singing. 9 Languages was awarded the Grand Prix of the Polish Radio New Tradition Festival and has been performed at the most prestigious folk festivals. Part of New York Gypsy Festival

3. Robert Poss, Glockabelle featuring Kid Millions & Kaki King, Brian Chase – Ron Anderson Duo, diNMachine, and JOHN 3:16

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $20
Genre: avant pop/electronics/noise/dance

ROBERT POSS was a founding member of Band Of Susans, which Rolling Stone Magazine described as “adamantly arty, brainy, visceral and bracing.”

Glockabelle is Annabelle Cazes. She plays two Casio VL-Tones, a lyre-shaped glockenspiel with eight thimbles and sings in both French and English.

In May 2015, she released her first EP which was described by SPIN as “Anarchic Enchantment” and the Onion’s A.V. Club as “[showcasing] her art-punk, synth-pop provocateur with gleeful abandon, while still highlighting her exquisite musicianship.”

She has toured with the Fiery Furnaces and in March 2015 was featured on the Go! Team’s latest album with the song “Catch Me on the Rebound.” She just completed a European tour opening for them in June.

John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions) is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and writer who is perhaps best known as the drummer for Oneida.

Brian Chase is the drummer/percussionist from Brooklyn, NY. Projects include: Yeah Yeah Yeas, Kid Millions, Seconds, & many more.

Ron Anderson was born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1959. He is a self-taught rock composer who starting experimenting with new rock concepts, noise, free improvisation while in high school in the mid 1970’s.

diNMachine makes amoebic dance-rock that references the twitchy funk of the no-wave movement, the transcendent and glitchy textures from every era and strain of electronic music, the compositional qualities of classical music, with exotic flourishes from music across the globe.

JOHN 3:16 is a unique experiment relying on the broad culture of its solo composer. Heavy and aerial, the music is leading here. No rules to follow as no genre wide enough to encompass all the elements in JOHN 3:16. In between soundtrack, ambient electronic and drone, each track is a piece of space somewhere, far away from here.

4. Ali Moini Lives

Date: Tuesday, September 29 and Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: New York Live Arts (219 W 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 )
Ticket: $15
Genre: multi-media

Lives is an observance of oneself from three different points of view. It is a revisitation, unraveling and reworking of Moini’s 2008 work My Paradoxical Life, presenting a single blueprint from a multifaceted self. Trained as a musician and singer in his native Iran, Moini is known for works that tackle themes like the fragmentation of identity, the mutability of existence, and the search for selfhood, many of which are present in Lives. Featuring video, design and props, the work uses meticulous amplification to multiply Moini’s voice, words and narratives, encouraging an exploration of the myriad possibilities for self-dialogue. Lives is the second of three co-presentations in the fall of 2015 between Live Arts and the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line Festival.

5. Palett

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $55 seated & $35 standing
Genre: Persian pop

Pallett has gained iconic status as one of the most influential and groundbreaking bands to emerge from Iran in recent years.The seven-piece band fosters an eclectic approach to their music ; a unique blend of Western instruments and Persian lyrics creating a distinct style.

In a country where creating music can be an insurmountable challenge, Pallett persists in incorporating commentary about their love of culture with hopes for a brighter future. Their 2013 debut album Mr. Violet, broke sales records in Iran and following their world tour created a buzz bringing them to the attention of international audiences around the globe.

In Spring of 2015, Pallett released its second highly anticipated CD Tehran, Smile! (Shahr Man Bekhand ) whose lyrics convey the voice of their generation.

Omid Nemati (Vocal), Darius Azar (Double Bass & Back Vocal), Rouzbeh Esfandarmaz (Clarinet & Bass Clarinet), Kaveh Salehi (Guitar & Vocal), Mahyar Tahmasbi (Cello), Amin Taheri (Percussion)

6. Maarja Nuut

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Graduate Center, Elebash Hall (365 Fifth Avenue, bet. 34th and 35th Streets, New York, NY)
Ticket: $25
Genre: nu Estonian trad music

A US debut! Maarja Nuut is a fiddler and singer from Estonia who creates inventive arrangements of traditional songs from her homeland. Incorporating modern electronics, dance tunes, and stories, Nuut builds her performances layer by layer into a hypnotic cascade, taking listeners on a soundscape journey.

7. Kavita Shah

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time: 7;30pm &10pm
Venue: Club Bonafide (212 E 52nd St, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10022)
Ticket: $15
Genre: jazz

An “amazing” new voice in contemporary music (NPR), Kavita Shah is gaining a reputation as a visionary young singer, composer, and arranger. Hailed by Downbeat Magazine as the “Best Graduate Jazz Vocalist” (2012) and winner of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award (2013), Ms. Shah–a native New Yorker of Indian origin fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French–incorporates diverse musical elements into her jazz-based repertoire. Her debut album VISIONS (co-produced by guitar virtuoso Lionel Loueke) combines the sounds of the traditional Indian tablas and West African kora with those of a jazz quintet.

Glenn Zaleski – piano
François Moutin – acoustic bass
Ross Pederson – drums

8. BRM Weekly Concert Series: Jay Gandhi & Ehren Hanson

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time: 9pm
Venue: The Living Room (134 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11249)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Indian classical music

Ken Shoji – violin
Sebastian Noelle – guitar
Michael Gam – bass
Shiva Ghoshal – tabla

Once Kensuke Shoji discovered the Brooklyn Raga Massive, he quickly became a staple in the jam sessions. His jazz sensibility and fiddle chops easily conversed with IMC music theory, raga improv and tala cycles, . This musical conversation is the subject of tonight’s set when Ken collaborates with other phenomenal raga regulars like Shivalik Ghoshal (tabla), Michael Gam (bass) and Sebastian Noelle (guitar).

Kensuke Shoji began playing violin at age 7 and some of his earliest musical memories are of playing with his father’s bluegrass band in Japan. After hearing the French Jazz violin legend, Stephane Grappelli, Ken decided launch into studying jazz and has since studied with Matt Glaser and Christian Howes. Recently his music style has been influenced by Indian Classical music and improvisation. Ken currently studies with Neel Murgai, one of the founding members of Brooklyn Raga Massive.


Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time: 10:30pm
Venue: Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 1122)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: electronics/noise/jazz/minimal/drone

Zachary Pruitt‘s THE SHED release event. Listen to CD here:

Line Up:  10 30PM – ZACHARY PRUITT


10. Marc Cary’s Weekly “Harlem Sessions” w. Jessica Care Moore

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: Gin Fizz (308 Lenox Avenue (125th Street), New York, NY 10027)
Ticket: $t.b.a.
Genre: jazz/r&b/soul

Marc Cary’s “Harlem Sessions,” which takes place every Thursday night at the New York City speakeasy Gin Fizz, continues to gain ground in the community that the keyboardist-composer-bandleader calls home, and where he’s emerging as a leader committed to the values of the Harlem Renaissance pioneers such as Langston Hughes and Duke Ellington, in the spirit of providing fresh lifeblood to Harlem’s unique and vibrant cultural scene.

Cary began hosting the late night jam session in May, opening it to musicians, poets, rappers, dancers and comedians, and announcing the song menu in advance via social media, to develop an organic and crucial cutting ground for artists. It’s a celebration of local artists, groups and composers who truly brought a melting pot of influences together; take a song like “Harlem River Drive” (by pianist Eddie Palmieri‘s super group), cultivate it, and that typifies what this session is about and how deeply its local roots grow.

Cary’s longtime rhythm section features Rashaan Carter on bass and Sameer Gupta on drums/tabla.

“Very special week this week. We mark the start of our new early night set at 8.30pm with a truly auspicious guest. She graced the stage of Gin Fizz at The Harlem Sessions in only our 2nd week. Detroit’s FINEST Jessica Care Moore will be celebrating her album launch with us this week with a very special live set. Doors open at 7pm. We continue with our usual 10.30 set and the jam session later.”

11. Weasel Walter + Chris Pitsiokos / Grex / Andrew Barker Trio / Seabrook.Dahl.Jaffe

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time: 9pm
Venue: Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY, Phone: 917-515-5444)
Ticket: $7
Genre: free jazz-rock/improv

A rare of evening of sounds exploratory, heavy, and raw: visiting art rock/psych trio Grex (Oakland) is joined by the explosive Weasel Walter/Chris Pitsiokos Duo, new improvised music from the Andrew Barker trio, and the dynamic free music of Max Jaffe and company.

Weasel Walter:


Brandon Seabrook/Tim Dahl/Max Jaffe:

12. Quickly Quietly w/ Archaic Orchestra

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time: 9pm
Venue: Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY, Phone: 917-515-5444)
Ticket: donation
Genre: edgy indie rock

Quickly Quietly formed in 2011, at the end of the year they released their debut Seven EP. The band first played together in prospect-lefferts garden and continued grinding out improv sessions into a fresh sound from analog drum machines, deep guitar and heavy rhythms. The new sound, exemplified by the track “Nothing But Air,” is very electric and very live. Lautaro on drums and samples, Paul on bass and keys, Aaron on guitar and vox. Each member serves double duty to the music creating a eclectic sound and a wide palate, uncharacteristic of a rock trio. If there was an ethos to the band it would be song, texture, rhythm, electrified. Quickly Quietly are:  Aaron Hyzen (guitar,vocals/leader), Paul Sikivie (bass & synths), Lautaro Burgos (SoSaLa, drums ), Greg Zweiben (SoSaLa, synths & percussion)- This band plays edgy indie-esque rock.

13.Todd Capp’s Mystery Train / 75 Dollar Bill / Fox-Dorji Duo

Date: Friday, October 2, 2015
Time: 10pm
Venue: Freddys Bar (627 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 718-768-0131)
Ticket: $10
Genre: free jazz/dream pop/sounscape/improv

10:00 pm – Todd Capp’s Mystery Train

An eletcro-acoustic improvising ensemble, blending free jazz & dream-pop. The Mystery Train is contemplative, unpredictable, and hallucinatory. “It is not so easy to take a successful snapshot of ghosts in flight but this is what we have here. … one of the best examples of cosmic music I’ve heard in recent memory.” — DMG

11pm – 75 DOLLAR BILL.

Rick Brown and Che Chen play an idiosyncratic take on Mauritania’s 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 and is equally relevant performed in concert form, in a bar, or in an art gallery. Press has been very generous in its praise of the band, but our favorite is still the Paper of Records’ remark that “Rick Brown’s “equipment looked as if it cost no more than a pretty good sandwich.” NY Times.

12am – Tashi Dorji

The Bhutan-by-way-of-North Carolina guitarist creates improvised solo guitar pieces made up of skittering runs, buzzing strings, gamelan-like harmonics and other possibly unnameable sounds. Dorji’s unusual approach translates into something positively magical — and extremely listenable. (

14. Psychic TV, Haribo, Shilpa Ray, and WETWARE

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Venue:  Pioneer Works (159 Pioneer Street (between Imlay & Conover streets)
Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York 11231
Ticket: $20
Genre: experimental psychedelic, punk, industrial rock

Pioneer Works is honored to presentgenre/gender defying night  of performative, experimental psychedelic, punk, industrial rock with Psychic TV, Haribo, Shilpa Ray, and WETWARE.

Psychic TV Born from industrial music behemoth Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV is fronted by Throbbing Gristle’s founder: anti-hero, artist, and Pandrogenist, Genesis P-Orridge.Psychic TV is particularly known for its intense and visceral live performances and for a creative lineage that includes cultural luminaries such as William S. Burroughs, Derek Jarman, and Timothy Leary, among others. The band will perform old and new favorites including songs from their latest album, Snakes. 

Haribo A performance group of artists Raul De Nieves, Jessie Stead and Nathan Whipple. A blend of punk installation, improvised narratives and original music, Haribo presents unruly cross-genre operettas to sold out crowds in New York and internationally. Recent performances include Performa 13, Issue Project Room, Akershus Kunstsenter, among many others. 

Shilpa Ray The New Jersey-born and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter has recorded under several guises, including the Happy Hookers, and Beat the Devil. Her most recent solo album, Last Year’s Savage, featured lyrics that challenged dominant male hierarchies. The album was accompanied by a satirical online news site, Savage Times, which published biting cultural commentary and humorous fake news pieces.

WETWARE is the collaborative project of Matthew Morandi (Jahiliyya Fields) and Roxy Farman. Morandi says of the project: “fried punk weirdness….a(nti)-techno. Warped vocals and synth-trails a la the Screamers and the more agnostic characters in ‘Sword of Doom’. Post NY confrontational personality disorder.


Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: New York Insight Meditation Center (28 W 27th Street 10th floor New York, NY 10001, Phone: 212-213-4802)
Ticket: $20
Genre: Indian classical sitar music

1st Half

Ms. Priya Phadke – Vocal (Disciple of Ms. Manjiri Asnare – Jaipur gharana) with Anil Khare on Tabla


Kunal Gunjal – Santoor (Disciple of Pt Shivkumar Sharma)
Jay Gandhi– Flute (Disciple of Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia)
Suryaksha Deshpande on Tabla (Disciple of Pt Arvind Mulgaonkar)

16. Paula Jeanine

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: BWAC c/o OHM (76 Degraw St., Brooklyn, NY 11231)
Ticket: free
Genre: jazz

BWAC longtime friend Paula Jeanine sings and swings with her top-notch classic jazz ensemble – guitarist Masami Ishikawa, Red Hook bassist Adam Armstrong and pianist Richard Bennett.

17. MUMBAI MASALA – American Debut

Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015
Time: 4pm
Venue: University of Rhode Island (45 Upper College Rd.,South Kingstown, RI 02881)
Ticket: free
Genre:  nu Indian music/Indian jazz/West meets East?

Dhanashree Pandit Rai – vocals, Richard Bennett – piano with Paula Jeanine – percussion.

Pianist / composer  Richard Bennet is one of the forefront musicians who are blending Indian raga with jazz. He released several groundbreaking recordings (including New York City Swara, Raga & Blues, Rhapsody in Yaman, etc.), and performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Guggenheim Museum, BAMcafe, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and NJPAC. He has toured the world with various jazz and blues ensembles….Read more in the CD review below.

CD Review: “Mumbai Masala,” Richard Bennett and Dhanashree Pandit Rai Take a Foray into Raga Fusion