Archive for August, 2005

New on Tzadik

Posted: August 31, 2005 by Mike in Releases

The next set of Tzadiks will be available shortly:

Davka : Davka Live
An exciting live set of new material from one of the most consistent and creative bands in the Jewish Music scene. Combining a deep knowledge and respect for tradition with a creative imagination, the music of Davka continues to delight music fans the world over with its lyrical passion and sweet sense of swing. Their fourth CD for Tzadik is perhaps their best yet, blending their meticulous craftsmanship with the exciting edge of a live engagement. Over seventy minutes of music including nine songs never before released.

Ni Hao! : Gorgeous
Another vivacious all girl band from Kansai, an area in Southern Japan that has been the home of some of the most exciting new rock bands of the past several decades (Boredoms, Afrirampo, OOIOO, Omoide Hatoba). Featuring the distinctive singer from Limited Express (has gone), whose first CD was released to great acclaim on Tzadik in 2002, Ni Hao is a trio of two basses and drums with all three girls singing in complex contrapuntal arrangements that Brian Wilson would have been proud of. Everything one would expect from a Kansai band is here—looping riffs, unexpected twists and vocals that stroke, caress, smash, stomp, scream and kiss. Ni Hao leaves you begging for more.

Painkiller : 50th Birthday Celebration Volume Twelve
A powerful and breathtaking meeting of masters. With the tight rhythm section of Laswell and Drake, who have a long history working together in a variety of bands and contexts, and the empathetic insanity of Patton and Zorn, this set was as much of a surprise to the musicians as it was to the pumped up crowd that were lucky enough to hear it that night. Although billed as Painkiller, this once in a lifetime unit was really something completely different. At times hilarious, exhilarating, outrageous and transcendent, this is music only the New American Underground could create. East Coast meets West Coast meets Midwest: New York, California and Chicago come together in this twisted, funky improviser’s paradise.

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Moog and the Muffins on Echoes

Posted: August 31, 2005 by Mike in General

Podcasts of radio shows featuring these folks are available.

Ivo Papasov On Tour

Posted: August 31, 2005 by Mike in General

Once again, Papasov is on tour in the US:

October 7-9
Richmond,VA 67th National Folk Festival – Free Admission
http://www.nationalfolkfestival.com – (804) 788-6466

October 11-12
Las Vegas, NV Magura Restaurant
1305 Vegas Valley, suite B-C
Oct. 11 & 12 – 8:30
Call for reservations (702) 693-6990
October 13
Los Angeles, CA 8pm at UCLA’s Royce Hall
info and tickets: (310) 825-2101

http://www.uclalive.org

October 14
B erkeley, CA UC Berkeley
Wheeler Auditorium at 8pm
Berkeley, CA 94720

http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu

Order tickets online, telephone: (510) 642-9988

October 15
Sebastopol, CA Sebastopol Community Center
Sponsored by Voice of Roma
390 Morris St. Sebastopol, CA
7:30 PM, (707) 823-7941
http://www.voiceofroma.com
tickets sold only at the door

October 18
Eugene, OR University of Oregon, sponsored by Cultural Forum

http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~cultural

Concert and dance workshop 7 :30 PM
lecture/demo 3:30 PM tel. (541) 346-4373

October 19
Seattle, WA Town Hall 7:30
Advance, reserved section tickets are $21/$18 Town Hall members,
seniors & students only at http://www.ticketweb.com. $23/$20 at the door.
at the corner of 8th and Seneca, one block east of the I-5 Freeway.
Make sure to bring your dancing shoes!!!

October 20
Port Townsend, WA http://www.centrum.org
Wheeler Theater, tickets – (360) 385-3102

October 22
Boston, MA Boston World Music, 8pm
Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville
http://www.WorldMusic.org

October. 23
Portland, ME Center for Cultural Exchange
One Longfellow Square
Portland, ME 04101
Box Office: (207) 761-1545,
http://www.centerforculturalexchange.org
Dance workshop at 6:00, concert: 7:30 pm

October 24-27
Ithaca, NY WICB Ithaca College Sonic Planet radio show and WVBR
Crossing Borders Radio show host a 3-day residency, Concerts,
workshops, Dances, Live radio broadcasts. Call or check website for
times. http://www.ithacaworldartsalliance.com (607) 277-0573

October 28
Philadelphia, PA Painted Bride Art Center, 7pm & 9pm
230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For tickets and info: (215) 925.9914
http://www.paintedbride.org

October 29
New York, NY 8:00 Symphony Space/ World Music Institute
95th and Broadway
http://www.heartheworld.org
(212) 545-7536

November 3
Williamsburg, VA Kimball Theatre
424 Duke of Gloucester St.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
http://www.kimballtheatre.com ,
tel. 1-800-HISTORY
Tickets – General admission $15, Seniors/Students $12

November 5
Wesleyan Univ. Crowell Concert Hall
Center for the Arts
Wesleyan University
Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT
Box Office: 860-685-3355,
http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

November 8
Minneapolis, MN 7:30 Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave. South
(612) 338-2674, ext 2 http://www.thecedar.org

November 9
Madison, WI 8:00 pm University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin Union Theatre
800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
Admission is free. For more information, please call:
(608) 262-3379 info@creeca.wisc.edu http://www.wisc.edu/creeca

November 11
Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625
7pm & 10pm For tickets call (773) 728-6000
http://www.oldtownschool.orghttp://www.ticketweb.com

November 14
Santa Barbara, CA UCSB Campbell Hall, 8 pm
(805) 893-3535
http://www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu
$35/UCSB students $17

November 16
Pittsburgh, PA Bulgarian Macedonian National
Educational and Cultural Center
449-451 W. 8th. Ave.
8:00 (412) 461-6188, http://www.bmnecc.org

November 17
Dearborn, MI The Arab American National Museum
World Music Concert Series 7:00
13624 Michican Ave.
Dearborn, MI
(313) 624-0200 – http://www.theaanm.org

November 18
Oberlin, OH 8 pm – Oberlin College Finney Chapel
(Corner of S. Professor and W. Lorain Streets)
To purchase tickets – (440) 775-8169

Village Voice Reviews

Posted: August 31, 2005 by Mike in Reviews

Though a couple of months old this set of reviews captures some of the best releases of 2005.

Akineton Retard on Tour

Posted: August 31, 2005 by Mike in General

The Chilean group is on a short tour to record for a live DVD.

São Paulo
Dia 3 de setembro (sábado), 19:00 h.
Centro Cultural São Paulo
Sala Adoniran Barbosa Rua Vergueiro, 1000 – Paraíso

COMPACTA TRIÔ
AKINETÓN RETARD (Chile)
Entrada: R$ 10,00 (Compra antecipada) / R$ 12,00

Dia 4 de setembro (domingo), 18:00 h.
Blackmore Bar
Alameda dos Maracatins, 1.317, Moema
Tel.: 11 5041-9340

ZUZO MOUSSAWER
COMPACTA TRIÔ
AKRATARKA (Chile) c/ part. especial do Akinetón Retard
Entrada: R$ 5,00 (apresentando o ingresso de sábado) / R$ 10,00 Rio de Janeiro Dia 7 de setembro (quarta-feira),
19:00 h. Feriado da Independência
Centro Cultural Justiça Federal
Av. Rio Branco, 241 РCinel̢ndia
Tel.: 21 3212-2550

AKINETÓN RETARD (Chile)
Entrada: R$ 10,00

Dia 10 de setembro (sábado), 20:00 h.
Teatro Municipal de Niterói
Rua XV de novembro 35, Centro, Niterói
Festival “Rock Symphony for the Record”

POÇOS E NUVENS
AKINETÓN RETARD (Chile)
Gravação de DVD do Akinetón Retard
Entrada: R$ 20,00

Edgefest 2005 Finally Announced

Posted: August 31, 2005 by Mike in Performances

Here we have the scoop on this year’s Edgefest:

Oct 19
EDGEFEST 2005: Educational Sessions — Ken Butler and Kevin Norton (4 pm)
EDGEFEST 2005: Kevin Norton’s Bauhaus Quartet & Hubsch’s Longrun Development of the Universe

Oct 20
EDGEFEST 2005: Educational Sessions — Nicole Mitchell (4 pm)
EDGEFEST 2005: Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Strings (8 pm)
EDGEFEST 2005: Ken Butler’s Ann Arbor Voices of Anxious Objects & Bright Out: Chamber (10pm)

Oct 21
EDGEFEST 2005: Educational Sessions — Billy Bang, Joe Fonda, and Ed Wilkerson, Jr. (4 pm)
EDGEFEST 2005: Nicole Mitchell/Ed Wilkerson Quartet (8 pm)
EDGEFEST 2005: FAB Trio & E3Q (10 pm)

Oct 22
EDGEFEST 2005: Sublingual Ensemble (2 pm)
EDGEFEST 2005: Educational Sessions — Henry Grimes (4 pm)
EDGEFEST 2005: Henry Grimes Trio (8 pm)
EDGEFEST 2005: Tobias Delius Quartet & Les Projectionnistes (10 pm)

Miles Davis' Cellar Door Sessions 1970

Posted: August 30, 2005 by Mike in Releases

The latest Miles boxed set will be released in about a month.