From New York’s Super Coda:
TUESDAY, 8/16. 8-11ish. Triple Bill featuring:
VUK: From Finland. She is a rare gem, people. http://www.myspace.com/vukmusic
Here’s the promo video she did for tomorrow’s show:
ME: Jonti Siman (bass), Rohin Khemani (tabla), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar) http://www.downhomelabs.com/index.htm
Jeremy Gustin/Ben Davis/Xander Naylor (3 of the most talented and generous musicians I have ever known, also all members of the Rex Complex).
WEDNESDAY, 8/17. 7:30-11ish. Jason Anthony Harris continues his August Residency. this week featuring:
Ruben Sindo Acosta – of Afuche. http://www.myspace.com/rubensindoacosta
and of course Jason – http://jasonanthonyharris.tumblr.com/
THURSDAY, 8/18. 8-11ish. Extreme Triple Bill. Featuring:
Danny Sher Quartet – Ravis Reuter (guitar), Evan Gregor (bass), Jeremy Viner (tenor sax), Danny Sher (drums) http://www.dannysher.com/html/itinerary.php
NOOK – http://nookband.com/
Jitensha – Omer Shemesh (piano), Nick Tardiff (bass). http://soundcloud.com/jitensha. FYI: In addition to composing polyrhythmic, oddly ambient free jazz loops for Jintensha, Omer tours as a Polka Singer. Come ask him about this.
FRIDAY, 8/19. 8-midnight. INSANE Night of Music featuring:
COOL MEMORIES (Chicago) – http://www.myspace.com/coolmemoriesmusic. These guys ROCK. FYI: Cool Memories is also the name of a book by Jean Baudrillard, a post-contemporary romp through America under the auspices of literary criticism. However when you google Cool Memories the musical version pops up first. Alright.
CHARLIE LOOKER – (of Extra Life, the Z’s). http://www.lookerland.info/
and for the second time in one week, RUBEN SINDO ACOSTA! See above.
SATURDAY, 8/20. 8-midnight. BOUNCE CAKE 2. A night of comedy, music, art, cake. Curated by Sabrina Beram. This girl goes all out. Here’s more info – https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=263040777042422
SUNDAY, 8/21. 7-10. Carpe Geekdom visits Brooklyn as part of a US Tour. This is a collective of young men and women who sing folk songs about historical figures and superheroes. They are all heavily involved in the wizard rock community.
- Aram Bajakian’s Kef (Tzadik, 2011) ****½ (freejazz-stef.blogspot.com)