Music Listings – 2/2 through 2/8/2015

1. Ron Anderson, Chris Cochrane, Lucas Collins Trio

Date: Monday, February 2, 2015
Time: 9:30pm
Venue:  Tiny Montgomery inside Threes Brewing (333 Douglas Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Ticket: $t.b.a.
Genre: free style/noise/improv

Ron Anderson is a multi-instrumentalist intuitive music maker who plays traditional instruments like the electric guitar, but will also use anything that can make a sound – including the recording studio. He has over 60 recordings to his credit and has performed in 20 different countries in North America, Europe and Asia. – See more at: #sthash.7nYgXMWA.dpuf" target="_blank">

Line up: Ron Anderson (guitar), Chris Cochrane (guitar) and Lucas Collins (drums)


Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Sacred Arts Research Foundation (107 Green St #G55, Brooklyn, New York 11222)
Ticket: $20
Genre: percussion workshop

Join us in for a hands-on musical experience led by hand percussionist and musical messenger Adam Maalouf. The workshop will focus on rhythms and techniques for hand drums of the Mediterranean, including Frame Drums, Doumbek (goblet shaped drum), and Riq (Middle Eastern Tambourine). The workshop will also explore ways of approaching and composing on the Hand Pan (commonly known as the Hang Drum). No experience is necessary! Drums will be provided at no extra cost, and you are welcome to bring your own to play and share. Dust off your drum and Pre-Register today!

Multi-Instrumentalist Adam Maalouf is a performer, composer, educator and musical messenger. As a specialist in world percussion, Adam produces his own music live and in the studio, in which he incorporates instruments such as the Hand Pan, cello, vocals, drum set, world percussion, marimba, and electronics.

3.  Ben Tyree: Sonic Architectures LIVE – Feb Residency

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue:  Art Cafe (884 Pacific Street, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz/improv

NYC-based guitarist and composer Ben Tyree presents Sonic Architectures LIVE residency at Art Café in Brooklyn. Tuesday evening in February 2015. The residency will allow Tyree to present new works in solo, duet and larger ensemble configurations collaborating with previous as well as new partnerships.

Since 2007, Ben Tyree has released recordings of his original work on his own Sonic Architectures label. Sonic Architectures LIVE represents Tyree’s concepts of visual forms in music & vice versa. Creating music in a space where an audience can seethe construction of sonic forms is key in this next step of communicating the overall mission of the label. The residency platform will provide an entryway for collaborations that will result in spontaneous compositions as well as improvisation within a given musical framework. This setting will ideally take collaborators (as well as composer) out of their comfort zone as well as provide a gestation platform for new ideas and projects.

Guitarist Ben Tyree is a performer and composer of virtuosic ability, infectious groove, and eclectic tastes. All of those elements are placed on stunning display on his latest release, Burn It! LIVE, a blistering live set from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s prestigious BAMcafé Live series. That versatility has led to work with artists as diverse as Vernon Reid, Kyp Malone (TV On The Radio), Valerie June, Elliott Sharp, and Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber.

The Village @ Gureje is home to Art Café & Bar and Art Collective at The Village. Artists and entrepreneurs are encouraged through shared space and resources to provide a diverse spectrum of workshops, classes, gatherings, and events that serve the general community that work, play, create, and grow together. We expand possibilities into greater realities through the spirit of community and the arts.

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Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 9pm
Venue: Terraza 7 (4019 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, New York 11373, 718-803-9602)
Ticket: $7
Genre: classic boleros from the golden era of bolero trios.

“We are back this Tuesday to our monthly residency the first Tuesday of every month! Paying homage to the greatest trios of the golden era including Los Panchos, Los Tres Ases, Los Tres Reyes, Los Tres Diamantes and more. Their songs are concentrated gems, droplets of a deep and simple beauty. It somehow feels really special to fill the air with this music.

Repertoire from Los Panchos, Los Tres Ases, Los Tres Reyes, Los Tres Diamantes, and more.” -Sebastian Cruz-


Neha Jiwrajka / voice
Alejandro Zuleta / voice and guitar
Jonathan Gómez Cornejo / percussion
Edward Perez / double-bass
Sebastian Cruz /voice and guitar (requinto part)

5. Africa/India Series: Karavan Kosmiko

Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue:  Art Cafe (884 Pacific Street, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: African-Indian fusion?

The momentum continues in our Africa/India series, co-presented by NYC Radio LIVE, Afro Roots Tuesdays and Brooklyn Raga Massive. A spontaneous and joyful ensemble, Karavan Kosmiko plays global roots music. Under the leadership of vocalist Dana Hanchard, the All-Star group will feature Madeleine Yayodele Nelson, vocals and percussion; Babatunde Don Eaton, percussion, David Ellenbogen, guitar, Jimmy Cruiz, flutes and percussion, Salieu Suso, kora, plus many special guests including Neel Murgai sitar, Kevin Nathaniel Hylton, mbira and

… Kiran Ahluwalia who will appear as a sneak preview to her CD release concert on Feb 21st at Roulette!

6. The Velocity Duo

Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Tomi Jazz (239 E 53rd St, New York, New York 100220
Tickets: free
Genre: jazz/improv

The Velocity Duo with Lauren Lee on vocals & piano and Charley Sabatino on bass providing an evening of jazz classics and originals.

7. Henry Kaiser, Lukas Ligeti & Bill Laswell

Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Stone (Ave C @ 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009, (212) 473-0043)
Ticket: $15
Genre: jazz/free jazz/improv

As part of Henry Kaiser‘s residency at The Stone, Henry and Lukas Ligeti (drums) will play in trio with legendary bassist Bill Laswell, who needs no introduction. Henry Kaiser is one of the most original guitarists and innovators in improvised music; based in California, he  rarely performs in NYC. This will quite likely be the only performance ever for this trio.

8. Topography of the Spleen

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 10pm
Venue: The Stone (Ave C @ 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009, (212) 473-0043)
Ticket: $15
Genre: jazz/free jazz/improv

Topography of the Spleen is: Henry Kaiser (guitar), Chris Pitsiokos (saxophone) and Weasel Walter (drums)

9. Source

Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Times: 9:30, 11pm and 12:30am
Venue: Zinc Bar (82 West 3rd Street (between Thompson and Sullivan Streets)
Ticket: $10

SOURCE was founded by Quebecois flutist Sylvain Leroux as an improvisational group with a standard formation of bass, drums, keyboards and wind but was soon transformed into an explorative African Jazz unit with the advent of singer Abdoulaye Diabate.SOURCE delivers a message of human spirit, of individual and collective creativity demonstrating how different cultures can meet and communicate through their personal relationship to music.

Abdoulaye Diabate: vocal, guitar, percussion
Sylvain Leroux: Fula flute, flute, alto sax, vocal
Abdoulaye Alhassane: vocal, guitar
Emy Yabuno: piano, keyboards
Mamadou Ba: electric bass
Sean Dixon: drums

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10. Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra & Lee Renaldo

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 7pm 9:30pm
Venue: Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St, New York, New York 10002)
Ticket: $25
Genre: jazz/improv/guitar solo

… part of the 5th annual Alternative Guitar Summit, February 4-8, curated by Joel Harrison…

Adam Rudolph’s GO: Organic Guitar Orchestra
Damon Banks, Marco Cappelli, Tomas Doncker, Liberty Ellman,David Gilmore, Joel Harrison, Jerome Harris, Miles Okazaki and Kenny Wessel

…a uniquely creative ensemble of various bass and treble plucked strings; music composed and improvisationally conducted by Adam Rudolph

Also performing: Lee Ranaldo solo–the hugely influential member of Sonic Youth in a rare solo performance.

11. Peter Wolf and The Midnight Travelers

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: CITY WINERY (155 Varick Street, between Spring & Vandam, NYC)
Ticket: $45 – $65
Genre: rock

A City Winery favorite, Peter Wolf returns for a series of shows this February. When Peter last played the Winery he had a sold out three night run in New York and the Chicago Winery as well.

Peter Wolf has been known for decades as the dynamic lead singer and songwriter of the J.Geils Band, with whom he showcased his talents on such hits as “Centerfold”, “Freeze Frame”, “Love Stinks” and “Musta Got Lost”.

Wolf’s musical roots precede rock ‘n’ roll and are inspired by his friendships and performances with such distinguished artists as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Aretha Franklin and Van Morrison.

His solo career has produced critically acclaimed recordings that include duets with legendary performers such as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Merle Haggard, Steve Earle and Neko Case.

Together with his distinguished band, “The Midnight Travelers”, Wolf is known for his ability to create an intimate and personal connection with his audience.

12. PAS Musique / Psychic Book Club / rawmean / Mucho Maas / Chartruce Owens

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY, Phone: 917-515-5444)
Ticket: $5
Genre: electronics/free folk

Line up:

PAS MUsique – live visuals by Jim Tuite

Pas Musique is a group which creates musical output through the form of abstract sound. The term ‘Pas Musique’ translates to ‘not music’ in french, metaphorically negating everything that is established in music and starts from a clean perspective. The viewpoint fuels our creativity to create our own world of beauty. The aesthetic underpinnings are defined by the notion that music can be whatever the ear perceives. It’s a conception fueled by the love of life and art. It’s a desire for honest artistic self-expression.

Psychic Book Club – perform “Minimal Doom Folk”

rawmean perform electronica

Mucho Maas

Chartruce Owen


Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 7pm
Venue: TERRA BLUES (149 Bleecker Street, NYC  212.777.7776)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: nu blues/ New Orleans brass

One of New York’s most original bands, HAZMAT MODINE delivers a rustic, deliriously Dionysian blend of whorehouse Blues, Reggae, Klezmer, Country and Gypsy-tinged music.

14. Gamelan Dharma Swara

Date: Sunday, February 8, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $20
Genre: Balinese gamelan music and dance

Dedicated to the traditions of Balinese performing arts and committed to exploring new music, NewYork City’s Gamelan Dharma Swara is carving out a compelling niche.

Founded in 2000, Dharma Swara is one of the leading Balinese gamelan and dance groups in the United States and has performed at renowned NYC music venues including (le) Poisson Rouge, Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, Roulette, and BAM, as well as cultural institutions such as MoMA and Asia Society.The group toured Bali in 2010 with an invitation to perform in the Bali Arts Festival’s popular Battle of the Bands, and most recently, a stunning performance at Basilica Soundscape in Hudson, New York, was described by The New Yorker as feeling “straight-up religious” and provoked “perhaps the weekend’s most rapturous response (including a fair amount of crying.)”

While traditional repertoire is an honored part of Dharma Swara’s vision, they also value the exploration of new music for gamelan. This includes recent compositions, such as Joel Mellin’s Synesthesia, Andrew McGraw’s Sikut Sanga, Nerissa Campbell’s Legian 1983 (Breathe My War), and Putu Saptanyana’s Lingga Tangan. The group has also performed works by leading Balinese composers, including Made Subandi’s Kupu-Kupu Kuning and Dewa Ketut Alit’s Cecanangan and Geregel. Dharma Swara is also currently commissioning new works for gamelan.

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15. Dawood

Date: Sunday, February 8, 2015
Time: 7pm
Venue: BrandedSaloon (603 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238)
Ticket: $ t.b.a.
Genre: electronic sitar & dilruba music

Master mystic musician Dawoud, armed with his sitar (or dilruba: depends on his mood), his laptop, and other devices and instruments, will bring a beautiful, haunting, and otherworldy music to Branded. This music is quite heavy, and has been known to cause trances, visions, and out of body experiences.