Category Archives: Music Listings

Music Listings – 2/8 through 2/14/2016

1. Leni Stern

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time: 10pm
Venue: The 55 Bar (55 Christopher St., (Sixth/Seventh Avenue), New York, ( 212 ) 929-9883)
Ticket: $10
Genre: trad. West African arranged music

Acclaimed guitarist and vocalist Leni Stern brings her African music ensemble to Barbés. The music juxtaposes Stern’s trademark inventive guitar and vocal explorations with the indigenous sounds of accomplished African instrumentalists. The result is at once haunting, exuberant, cinematic, personal and resoundingly assured. Featuring Leni Stern on n’goni, electric guitar, vocals, and calabash/Alioune Faye on sabar and djembe,  James Genus and Leo Genovese.

2. Hungry March Band W.  Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Train and Baby Soda

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Music Listings – 2/1 through 2/7/2016

1. El Tryptophan

Date: Monday, February 1, 2015
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222)
Tickets: $10
Genre: singer-song writer/indie rock/electronics/noise

El Tryptophan who is celebrating the release of his debut album Guilt Vacation which is an  experimental ether of mellow distortion adaptations and arrangement edges.” (Impose Magazine). Gryphon Rue, the innovative voice behind El Tryptophan, comes from a legacy of visual artists and political activists. At age 18, Rue toured with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary in Vietnam to raise money for victims of Agent Orange. Peter Yarrow proclaims Rue’s music to be “as interesting as it is original. He’s going to make a big, wonderful splash.” Rue is a great-grandson of the artist Alexander Calder, who’s experiments with noise and percussion in mobiles helped shape 20th century avant-garde music. Having studied electronic music at Bard College with avant-garde composers Marina Rosenfeld, Richard Teitelbaum, and Zeena Parkins, Rue’s eclectic sound draws from his visual arts background, which includes jobs curating exhibitions and restoring sculptures. Rue has attracted the likes Grammy award-nominated songwriter Peter Himmelman, who declares: “El Tryptophan has in his blood what so many others want; a truly fearless creative spirit.”

Listen to “Syntax Static” 

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Music Listings – 1/18 through 1/24/2016

1. Arts For Arts Week Festival

Date: Monday, January 18 through Sunday, January 24, 2016
Time: 7pm
Venue: Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center (107 Suffolk St, New York, New York 10002)
Tickets: $10
Genre: free jazz/improv/dance/poetry

The Evolving Series has grown into a festival. The Music, Dance, Poetry and Art we make is important. It keeps us inspired and hopeful. It is our response to what is happening in the world. Evolving is great art in the context of social and spiritual responsibility. It is a shared experience and celebration of living art.
This is marks the Second year of the Artist Campaign. It is humbling to see the community of artists coming together to support each others visions.


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