Music Listings – 10/26 through 11/01/2015

1. Guy Mintus Trio and Zolaband

Date: Monday, October 26, 2015
Time: 7pm
Venue: ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215, 646-820-9452)
Ticket: $10
Genre: folk-rock-jazz-world

7pm – Zolaband is a super-comfy folk-rock-jazz tea party.  They’re led by vocalist, songwriter, catlover, and self-proclaimed culinary genius, Rebecca Felice Zola.  Born and raised in the super-patriotic town of Lexington, Massachusetts, Rebecca is currently a working musician and student in New York City. 
Rebecca Zola – voice
Coleman Hughes – trombone
Joe Vilardi – guitar
Nick Dunston – bass
Connor Parks – drums

8pm – Guy Mintus Trio. Guy Mintus, Israeli rising pianist, improvisor & composer. At 23, Guy has performed on stages such as the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theater, Symphony Space, Red Sea Jazz Festival and the Israel Festival with Grammy winning artists such as Howard Levy, Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra as well as Jazz legends Sheila Jordan, Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Owens and more. Guy’s Interest and passion to world music and to connecting people through cultural understanding has led him to interact with masters of several musical traditions: Persian Santur Master Qui Hagigi, Turkish Neyzen Volkan Incüvez, Greek Bouzouki master Yannis Loulourgas  African Kora Icon Yacouba Sissoko, Azerbeijani Kemança Master Arslan Hazreti, Pandit Samir Chatterjee and many more.
Guy Mintus – piano
Tamir Shmerling – bass
Philippe Lemm – drums

2. Funkaholics Anonymous feat. NEGROS AMERICANOS

Date: Monday, October 26, 2015
Time: 9pm
Venue: Silvana (300 W 116th Street, between Manhattan Ave & 8th Ave, New York, NY 10026)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Afro-funk / Hip-hop / Reggae

THE SATURATORS came together in March of 2015 to spark up some vicious New York funk. Anchored by drummer Josue “Sway” Guillien’s cutting blend of Hip-Hop and Latin drums, and Misha “Silky Savage’s” bombastic stage persona & frantic funk guitar playing- the duo set to build a hybrid of the most intense musicians in NYC. With the addition of longtime Brooklyn mastermind MC Reddaz, pocket powerhouse Aiman Radzi, and secret weapon keyboard wizard Takahiro Izumikawa, the band has come into its own.
The Saturators play aggressive, full-bodied party music bathed in the likes of P-Funk, J Dilla, Fela Kuti, Erykah Badu, and Lee-Scratch Perry.

Negros Americanos is a bilingual hip hop collective comprised of mc enigma and Bishop The Eastside Nappyhead hailing from NJ and formed after a year of living in Panama. These two emcee /songwriters are dedicated to raising the bar in music, experimenting with international blends and exploring topics often overlooked or ​
taboo in hip hop.


Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Venue: 647 Columbus Ave near W 92nd st (Goddard Riverside)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz

Akua Dixon on cello and voice, Richard Padron (guitar), Calvin Hill (bass), and Orion Turre (drums).

Born and raised in New York City, Akua Dixon grew up in a family suffused with music. She started playing with her sister, the late violinist Gayle Dixon, shortly after the cello came into her life in the 4th grade. After graduating from the prestigious “Fame” High School of the Performing Arts, Dixon studied at the Manhattan School of Music at a time when the only track available focused on European classical music. She describes her post- graduation gig in the pit band at the Apollo Theater as an essential proving ground. Backing a disparate array of stars from Rev. James Cleveland and Barry White to James Brown and Dionne Warwick, she developed a vast idiomatic repertoire.

4. Ron Anderson and friends

Date: Tuesday, October 27 through Sunday, November 1, 2015
Time: 8pm & 10pm
Venue: The Stone (Ave C @ 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009, (212) 473-0043)
Ticket: $15
Genre: free rock/improv

Ron Anderson Stone Residency Oct 27~Nov 1 (detailed schedules here:
A retrospective spanning a 40 year music career. Two different bands each night.

These concerts will present new and improvised music that spans styles from rock to experimental. Ron Anderson will perform with two different groups each night featuring musicians that he has worked with from his formative days in the 1980’s till present.

8 pm – Ron Anderson, Ava Mendoza – Electric Guitar Duet

Ava and Ron have performed as an electric guitar duet a number of times the past two years, always with surprising and interesting results. They are both masters on their instruments and wizards on effects pedals.

10 pm – Ron Anderson (guitar), Chris Pitsiokos (sax), Max Johnson (bass), and Mike Pride (drums).
Ron teams up with two of New York’s most innovative young musicians: Chris Pitsiokos, Max Johnson and everybody’s favorite drummer Mike Pride.

5. Matthew Aidekman and Hans Tammen Duo & David Grubbs

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time: 8:30pm – 11pm
Venue: Freddys Bar (627 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 718-768-0131)
Ticket: $10
Genre: sound scapes/improv/avant-garde/jazz

8:30pm –  Matthew Aidekman and Hans Tammen Duo

Matthew Aidekman- flower vase and Hans Tammen-synthesizer

             Together, they set out on flower vase and synthesizer to create music of an intricate beauty. This is not hellish music, but music of a place in space where sonic pleasures are strong, intense and dangerous, but also mesmerizing and at times irresistible. The non-human sounds and melodic gestures are counter-balanced by construed, yet strangely natural, rhythm patterns where beats drift in and out of time, mutate and wash away, only to be reeled back in, dressed up for more adventures. This gives the music a warm and structured feel, like analogue patina on what is not really such a hard and impenetrable surface.

Matthew Aidekman smacks, bows, clicks, works with, and wildly waves his hands in front of whatever and whoever he possibly can to make sounds that range from heart warming to gut wrenching.  One outlet for this obsession is his collection of store bought vases which he plays musically as if they were built with this purpose in mind.

Hans Tammen creates sounds that have been described as an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations. He produces rapid-fire juxtapositions of radically contrastive and fascinating sounds, with micropolyphonic timbres and textures, aggressive sonic eruptions, but also quiet pulses and barely audible noises. —

10pm –  David Grubbs– solo electric guitar David Grubbs is Professor of Music at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.  At Brooklyn College he also teaches in the MFA programs in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) and Creative Writing.  He is the author of Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, The Sixties, and Sound Recording (Duke University Press). He has released twelve solo albums and appeared on more than 150 commercially-released recordings.  He is known for his cross-disciplinary collaborations with writers Susan Howe and Rick Moody, visual artists Anthony McCall, Angela Bulloch, and Stephen Prina, and choreographer Jonah Bokaer.  His work has been presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, the Tate Modern, and the Centre Pompidou.  Grubbs was a member of the groups Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait, and he has performed with the Red Krayola, Will Oldham, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, and Loren Connors, among many others.  He is a grant recipient from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; a contributing editor in music for BOMB Magazine; director of the Blue Chopsticks record label; and a member of ISSUE Project Room’s Board of Directors.



6. (R&R) Revolution Resurrection – Patricia Nicholson Parker

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time:  8pm
Venue: The Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Ticket: $20
Genre: jazz/improv/video

Revolution Resurrection R&R
TA Thompson & Jason Kao Hwang: Music
Patricia Nicholson / Jason Jordan: Dance
Bill Mazza: Live Video Painting

R&R first performed in January 2015 as a quartet, under the title ‘Challenge Listening’ with Patricia Nicholson, Jason Jordan – dance and music – Jason Kao Hwang, TA Thompson. The quintet came together at Judson Church on Saturday July 12 2015 at the 20th Vision Festival with the addition of Bill Mazza’s live art projections. This will be the most complete presentation.

Resurrection Revolution (R&R) is a unique quintet with 2 dancers, 2 musicians and a visual artist. The unique idea is that the band is built on an aesthetic and a social common, rather than a single artistic discipline.

The aesthetic might be called FreeJazz utilizing improvisation as the base and employing clear structures that are built in rehearsals and in the course of living. All members share a sophisticated and highly developed understanding of what improvisation is as well as a common social understanding that we share responsibility for our world.

7. Brooklyn Raga Massive feat. Rohan Krishnamurthy & Payton MacDonald, and Sandip Chatterjee & Subho Guha

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215, 646-820-9452)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Indian classical music

8:30pm set: Rohan Krishnamurthy & Payton MacDonald – South Indian Carnatic & North Indian Dhrupad

Rohan and Payton explore historical connections between the two art forms, while simultaneously breaking new ground. Rohan was groomed by mridandam maestro Guruvayur Dorai. Rohan has been performing internationally since a young age. The Times of India called him the “Musical ambassador . . . the pride of India.” Payton MacDonald is learning Dhrupad vocal from the acclaimed Gundecha Brothers. He has performed in India, the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The Hitaveda wrote: “Dr. Payton MacDonald with his melodious voice spread the beauty of Dhrupad, its subtle finer points and the way he sang seemed to be spiritualistic. His solo Dhrupad performance was encouraging and not less than any young Indian Dhrupad singer.”

9:45pm set: Sandip Chatterjee & Subho Guha – Hindusthani Classical Santoor with Tabla

Sandip Chatterjee, a disciple of Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya and vocal maestro Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, is a rich and accomplished Santoor player. Sandip has been extensively performing in many music festivals and concerts all around the globe and has also collaborated with many overseas musicians across genres such as Jazz, Rock, Contemporary and Fusion. His expertise has also been utilized by renowned music directors like A.R.Rahaman, Jatin Lalit, Gulsan Kumar, Rabindra Jain, Pt.V.Balsara etc.His ethnic aesthetics had also won him many awards and laurels such as, “President of India Award”, “Jadubhatta Award” and “Sangeeth Ratna Award”.

Sri Subhajyoti Guha, a highly talented, young tabla player from Kolkata. Subhajyoti’s intense dedication and love for his art has won him quite a few laurels, including the President’s Award from All India Radio in 1989, The Dover Lane Talent Search Award in 1990-91, and many more. At present he is a grade ‘A’ tabla player of All India Radio & T.V.

8. Music Meditation with Dawoud

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time:  8pm
Venue: Jivamukti Yoga School NYC (841 Broadway, Fl 2nd, New York, New York 10003)
Ticket: $10
Genre: sitar/dilruba/electronics

About 10 years ago, Dawoud developed a method of music performance for yoga and martial arts classes. The idea was to both harmonize the music with the energies invoked in the class, and to invoke energies needed.

One of the inevitable results of this was obvious. Dawoud has begun to use the techniques he developed to conduct guided meditation. The difference here is that while guided meditations have traditionally used words, suggestions, imagery, etc. to guide the individual’s and group’s meditation, Dawoud’s method uses musical form.

Attendees of past sessions have reported experiences ranging from simply emerging refreshed and relaxed, to having had trance induced visions and even out of body experiences.

The music for these sessions is completely improvised. No recordings are available, as the unique energy and “vibe” of the individual session cannot be reproduced.


Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Barbes (376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: music-sounds by instrument inventors and players of found objects and other musical oddities

WEIRD WEDNESDAYS (on Thursdays). Terry Dame presents an ongoing monthly music series dedicated to instrument inventors and players of found objects and other musical oddities. Dame is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and instrument builder and leader of the invented instrument ensemble Electric Junkyard Gamelan. Terry Dame’s Weird Wednesdays did start on a Wednesday, but to make it weirder, it will be now happen every last Thursday of the month…because Thursday is the weirdest Wednesday of all. The October edition brings weird duos:
Siaubus – featuring Daniel Jodacy and Dalius Naujokaitis-Naujo and Horn Of Plenty – featuring Terry Dame and Lee Free
All new original music on handmade instruments, electric contraptions and surprises.Plus another installment of “60 seconds of Weirdness” and more.

10. Brandon Bain and the J.C. Hopkins combo

Date: Friday, October 30, 2015
Time: 9:30pm
Venue: Gin Fizz (308 Lenox Avenue (125th Street), New York, NY 10027)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz

Brandon Bain and the J.C. Hopkins combo
Grammy nominated pianist JC Hopkins leads his sizzling combo for a night of high energy jazz featuring the debonaire vocalist extraordinaire Brandon Bein and the virtuosistic vibraphonics of Joseph Doubleday.
Brandon Bain – vocals
JC Hopkins – piano
Joseph Doubleday – vibes
Adi Meyerson – bass
Carl Moritz – drums

11. Bobby Previte

Date: Friday, October 30, 2015
Time: 9pm
Venue: Quinn’s (330 Main Street, Beacon, New York 12508)
Tickets: donation
Genre: jazz

Bobby Previte is a composer and performer whose work explores the nexus between notated and improvised music. One of the seminal figures of the 80’s New York ʻDowntownʼ scene, Previte is the winner of the 2015 Greenfield Prize for music. as well as a 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. He has received multiple awards for composition from the NEA, NYFA, NYSCA, NY State Music Fund, and the American Music Center. Mr. Previte has been an artist-in-residence at the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy, Civitella Ranieri, The Montalvo Arts Center, and nine times at the MacDowell Colony.

His original compositions have been recorded and released on Sony, Elektra, Rykodisc, Palmetto, New World, Ropeadope, Thirsty Ear, and Cantaloupe. Leading a plethora of diverse ensembles from his instrument, the drums, he has collaborated with many of the leading lights in and beyond the world of music – master composer John Adams, rock icon Tom Waits, and legendary filmmaker Robert Altman.

His music has been labeled as “utterly original,” by the New York Times, while The New Yorker says his ensembles “speak in visionary tongues,” and the Village Voice calls him “a serious composer with the heart of a roadhouse rocker.”

His newest work, TERMINALS, Five Concertos for Percussion Ensemble and Soloist, was released October 28th by Cantaloupe Music.

12. Richard Lloyd (Television), New York Junk & Faith

Date: Friday, October 30, 2015
Time:  7pm
Venue: The Bowery Electric (327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003)
Ticket: $12
Genre: indie rock

RICHARD LLOYD is one of the most celebrated iconic musicians of today for his unique contribution to the expansion of rock’n roll. Former Television guitarist, Lloyd’s solo work is extensive with at least six solo records released since 1979.

“Born of the 70’s primitive music scene on New York’s lower east side – NEW YORK JUNK are ex ‘B’ Girls Cynthia Ross and Joe Sztabnik Dragons plus Gary Barnett ex Zabnik – getting down to business with a healthy dose of New York rock and roll the way it was once played. Taking cues from the Heartbreakers, raunchier Rolling Stones and a little smack of Doll’s subway train all rolled up into one healthy syringe of NY Junk.” -Sugarbuzz

Faith: “One of the most promising bands…the trio mixes hard rock, funk and reggae into exhilarating pop as its bassist, Felice Rosser, sings in a voice both plangent and wailing. – The New York Times

13. Brazilian Samba and Bossa Nova: Márcio Faraco

Date: Friday, October 30, 2015
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Graduate Center, Elebash Hall (365 Fifth Avenue, bet. 34th and 35th Streets, New York, NY
Ticket: $25
Genre: Samba music

Live@365 presents Brazilian Samba and Bossa Nova: Márcio Faraco
Singer, composer, and guitarist Márcio Faraco is a quietly enthralling performer whose soft voice echoes João Gilberto. Faraco integrates samba and bossa nova with tinges of African music and Portuguese fado, and his latest record fused Brazilian tradition with the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt.

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14. Mashrou’ Leila

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $30
Genre: alternative Arabic music

Born of a nocturnal encounter, Mashrou’ Leila fuses the craftiness of a music workshop with the punch of stadium rock. With their distinct approach to storytelling and orchestration, they have crafted some of the most melancholic ballads and raucous anthems in contemporary alternative Arabic music, and went on to perform them live at sold-out venues worldwide: Beirut, Paris, Amsterdam, Montreal, Tunis, Geneva, Amman, Serbia, Dubai, Barcelona, and international festivals such as Byblos, Paleo, Baalbeck, BabelMed, Exit…The band has released three studio albums, Mashrou’ Leila (2008), El Hal Romancy (2011), and Raasük (2014), a third album recorded at Hotel2Tango Studios in Montreal and released in 2014 in Europe with Pias.

15. Brode-DeBlase-Shea / Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood / Yeonathan Shachar Improv Matinee!

Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Time: 2pm
Venue: Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, New York 11211)
Ticket: $5-10 suggested donation
Genre: improv/noise

Excitingly improvised afternoon sounds!

3PM: Lucas Brode – Johnny DeBlase – Kevin Shea
3.45PM: Holy Ghost of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood (David Grollman, Michael Evans, Andy Haas)
4.30PM: Yeonathan Shachar’s Newton
(Yeonathan Shachar, Nathan Blankett, Brady Custis, Nick Horner, Bobby Spellman)