Music listings: 8/16 through 8/22

1.  Ajda the Turkish Queen w. Thomas Simon, Pete Galub

Date: Monday, August 16, 2010
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: The Delancy (768 Delancy, NY)
Ticket: free
Genre: soft-goth/ singer song writer

Ajda the Turkish Queen performing solo for the first.  “My influences are both Western and Middle Eastern (Turkish mother but grew up in Texas).  The songs are alternative in the vein of Sonic Youth and the Cocteau Twins, I suppose, and I have been told I have a “commanding wail-like moan”.

2. Lee Scratch Perry w. Lionize

Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Time: 9pm
Venue: Highline Ballroom (431 W.16th St., NY, NY 10011, 212-414-5594)
Ticket: $30
Genre: Dub/Reggae

Lee “Scratch” Perry (born Rainford Hugh Perry, on March 20, 1936, in Kendal, Jamaica) is a Grammy award-winning reggae and dub artist, who has been highly influential in the development and acceptance of reggae and dub music in Jamaica and overseas. He employs numerous pseudonyms, such as “Pipecock Jaxxon” and “The Upsetter”. Arguably the first creatively driven, “artist-producer” in modern recorded music, Lee “Scratch” Perry occupies the highest level of music making – standing comfortably next to pioneers like George Martin, Phil Spector, and Brian Wilson.

3. NYC Women in Rock! W. Hypodive , Jennings , Lily Sparks , Anna Rose and Kendra Morris

Date: Wednesday, August 18 , 2010
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $12
Genre: rock

About the participating bands: read more

4. Ras Moshe’s Power Of Creation

Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Brooklyn Lyceum (227 4th Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn) 
Ticket: $10
Genre: contemporary Jazz/improve

Ras Moshe’s Power Of Creation with Ras Moshe-Matt Lavelle-Andrew Drury-Satoshi Takeshi-Ingrid Laubrock-Dafna Naphtali-James Keepnews-Tom Zlabinger-Francois Grillot

5. Janka Nabay and the BuBu Gang

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2010
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn NY 11211)
Ticket: donation
Genre: the horn-fuelled traditional sound of Sierra Leone/Bubu music

Ahmed Janka Nabay is the father of BuBu music in Sierra Leone. Until now this music hasn’t yet been recognizes by the west. Read more: #ixzz0whpRrcnk">

6. Myron Walden COUNTRYFIED CD release party

Date: Friday, August 20, 2010
Time: 8:30pm
Venue:  SULLIVAN HALL (214 Sullivan Street, between 3rd and Bleeker)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Southern roots music

Myron Walden (tenor sax); Oz Noy (guitar); Ron Oswanski (organ); Kenneth Salters (drums)

Myron Walden COUNTRYFIED celebrates the release of its debut CD. Fans of Daptone, Soulive and Booker T. will want to be on hand to enjoy Countryfied’s down home sound, a blend of country-fried soul with blues, funky rock’n’roll and a dash of gospel on the side.

7.  Dave Soldier with Sean Hagerty performing Chopin’s Minute Waltz (piano/electronics) and Gasoline Silver, Jonathan Kane’s February

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $12
Genre: alternative, blues, folk

Dave Soldier
Dave Soldier played violin in Western swing bands and guitar in rhythm and blues groups, including Bo Diddley, and studied composition with Roscoe Mitchell before moving to New York City in 1981, where he studied with Otto Luening. In 1985, he founded the seminal punk chamber group, the Soldier String Quartet, followed by the punk Delta blues band, the Kropotkins, and the Andalusian band, the Spinozas. Soldier co-founded the Thai Elephant Orchestra, consisting of 16 elephants in Northern Thailand, for which he built giant musical instruments. Read more.

Sean Hagerty
Sean Hagerty is an independent musician, passionate about artistic collaboration in a variety of capacities and settings. From dirty LES rock clubs to Broadway, sleek Chelsea dance-halls to introverted studio projects, Sean continues to explore new territory in New York City. As an electic violinist, he plays and sings with the Freedom Haters, an experimental rock trio based in Brooklyn. Stepping to side-man,..Read more.

Gasoline Silver is a three-piece combo from Minnesota… Gasoline Silver is their debut LP– 11 tracks of subterranean wordplay scored with electro-psych panoramas and biker-movie guitars.

Jonathan Kane is a Downtown NYC legend — as co-founder of the no-wave behemoth Swans, and the rhythmic thunder behind the massed-guitar armies of Rhys Chatham and the rock excursions of La Monte Young — and one of the hardest-hitting drummers on the planet. With his solo work, Kane summons Swans’ concussive wallop, Chatham’s dense guitar strata, and the perpetual propulsion of 70s krautrockers Neu, then steers it all head-on into… the blues. Make no mistake about it: Kane is a bluesman, and beneath the high-decible bombast, he’s powering guitar-driven minimalism into the blues, and the blues into guitar-driven harmonic maximalism. So roll with Jonathan Kane down his Highway 61 of the mind — it’s the shape of blues to come.

8. Warm Up at MoMA PS1 Peter Zummo Ensemble, Glissandro 70, Peter Gordon & Love of Life Orchestra and Tim Sweeney

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010
Time: 2pm – 9pm
Venue: MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue, at 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY  11101, Tel: (718) 784-2084)
Ticket: $15
Genre: contemporary Jazz/elctronics/Dj

This week’s Warm Up engages the city as specific site by incorporating New York’s downtown avant-garde, including performances by Peter Gordon’s Love of Life Orchestra and a live rendering by Peter Zummo of his legendary album, Zummo with an X.  Also included are DJ sets by Glissandro 70 (Toronto) and Tim Sweeney (New York).