Alternative Guitar Festival at Rockwood Music Hall Reviewed

From NYTimes.com:

Standard guitars weren’t the only stringed things heard on opening night of the Alternative Guitar Festival, a three-night series that started Friday at Rockwood Music Hall on the Lower East Side as part of the New York Guitar Festival. It was a concert that posited instrument as inspiration: the physicality of the instruments was at the heart of the music.

Upcoming Ratchet Series Shows

English: Jeb Bishop, moers festival 2010

From Chicago’s Ratchet Series at the Skylark:

The Ratchet Series at the Skylark
2149 S. Halsted St., Chicago
Tel: (312) 948-5275
all shows 10pm
donations

Monday, January 16
Jacob Wick – trumpet (Oakland)
Nick Mazzarella – alto saxophone
Jeff Kimmel – bass clarinet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Matt Schneider – guitar
Anton Hatwich – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
Tim Daisy – drums

Monday, January 23
TIM HALDEMAN/KEEFE JACKSON QUARTET

Tim Haldeman – saxophone
Keefe Jackson – saxophone
Jake Vinsel – bass
Mikel Avery – drums

Monday, January 30

JASON ROEBKE OCTET

Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Mars Williams – saxophones
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Matt Schneider – guitar
Jason Roebke – bass
Mike Reed – drums

All About Jazz Reviews

Rudresh Mahanthappa

From All About Jazz:

Samuel Blaser Quartet
Boundless (Hatology)

Marty Ehrlich‘s Rites Quartet
Frog Leg Logic (Clean Feed Records)

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Samdhi (ACT Music)

Soren Kjaergaard / Ben Street / Andrew Cyrille
Femklang (Ilk Music)

Ido Bukelman / Daniel Davidovsky / Ofer Bymel
EFT (OutNow Recordings)

Indigo Trio and Michel Edelin
The Ethiopian Princess Meets The Tantric Priest (Rogue Art)