May at the Stone

John Zorn (cropped version)
John Zorn (cropped version) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New York’s Stone:

May 2012 at the Stone
curated by Buke and Gase / Gyan Riley

5/1 Tuesday (TD)
8 pm
Father Murphy
freddie (vocals, guitar) Chiara Lee (vocals, keyboards, percussion) Vittorio Demarin (drums, viola, vocals)

10 pm
Les Bonhommes
Greg Saunier (vocals, guitar, bass) William Kuehn (drums) Deron Pulley (bass, guitar)

5/2 Wednesday (JC)
8 pm
Sam Kulik
Sam Kulik (voice, bass trombone, guitar) Shahzad Ismaily (guitar, drums, voice)

10 pm
Why I Must Be Careful
]ohn Niekrasz (drums) 5eth Brown (rhodes piano)

5/3 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
Where Are They Now?
Steve Marion

10 pm
Chris Corsano
Chris Corsano (drums)

5/4 Friday (NY)
8 pm
Dan Friel
Dan Friel

10 pm
Bunnybrains
Bunnybrains (bunnybrains)

5/5 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Travis Laplante Quartet
Travis Laplante (tenor sax) Mat Maneri (viola) Michael Formanek (bass) Randy Peterson (drums)

10 pm
Little Women
Travis Laplante (tenor sax) Darius Jones (alto sax) Andrew Smiley (guitar) Jason Nazary (drums)

5/6 Sunday (JM)
8 pm
Otto Hauser and Anders Griffen
Otto Hauser, Anders Griffen (drums)

10 pm
Cracked Vessel
Ben Syversen (trumpet) Xander Naylor (guitar) Jeremy Gustin (drums) Special guest Don Godwin (tuba, electronics)

5/7 Monday (RK)
8 pm
A TONIC REUNION
Mephista with John Zorn / Steve Bernstein‘s MTO and several more special events

5/8 Tuesday (NY)
8 pm
Ofir Ganon
Ofir Ganon (guitar, electronics)

10 pm
Adam Schatz & Thomas Whites’ OPTIONCOPTER
The OptionCopter Players: Adam Schatz (workstation, whistle, sax)

5/9 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
Birthmark
Nate Kinsella (glass harmonica, electronics) Mivos Quartet: Davey Vassallo (guitar) Attiss Ngo (bass) Luke Bergkoetter (drums, marimba, vibraphone)

10 pm
Darius Jones, Tom Blancarte, Weasel Walter, Forbes Graham
Darius Jones (alto sax) Tom Blancarte (bass) Weasel Walter (drums) Forbes Graham (trumpet)

5/10 Thursday (LS)
8 pm
Nick Podgurski
Nick Podgurski (drums, vocals)

10 pm
Arts & Sciences
Matt Nelson, Jacob Zimmerman (saxes) Michael Coleman (keyboards) Jordan Glenn (drums)

5/11 Friday (BS)
8 pm
Charlie Looker
Charlie Looker (guitar) Greg Fox (drums) Jamie Saft (keyboard)

10 pm
Glass Ghost
Eliot Krimsky (vocals, keys) Mike Johnson (drums, electronics)

5/12 Saturday (DH)
8 pm
Greg Fox
Greg Fox (drums)

10 pm
Hubble
Ben Greenberg (electronics, etc.)

5/13 Sunday (KR)
8 and 10 pm
Ryan Sawyer, Colin Stetson, Nate Wooley, C. Spencer Yeh Quartet
Ryan Sawyer (drums) Colin Stetson (saxophones, reeds) Nate Wooley (trumpet) C. Spencer Yeh

5/14 Monday (SK)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA

5/15 Tuesday (CB)
8 pm
Matana Roberts and Ches Smith
Matana Roberts (sax) Ches Smith (drums)

10 pm
Arrington de Dionyso
Arrington de Dionyso (bass clarinet, throatsinging) Thollem McDonas (piano)

5/16 Wednesday (MM)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) and many special guests

5/17 Thursday (MM)
8 pm
Tracy Silverman
Tracy Silverman (6-string electric violin)

5/30 Wednesday (HB)
8 pm
Amy X Neuburg
Amy X Neuburg (voice, electronics)

10 pm
Tinklepotty/D-Bakl
Jason Branyan (voice, drums, sampling, tape)

5/31 Thursday (NY)
8 pm
Lukas Ligeti
Lukas Ligeti (percussion)

10 pm
Martin Philadelphy and Giant Dwarf
Martin Philadelphy (guitar) Jeremy Carstedt (drums, percussion)

Newsbits: Atomic / Malkki / Brutal Prog

Ron Anderson at the Silent Barn with PAK
Ron Anderson at the Silent Barn with PAK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The latest from Atomic is reviewed.

Conductor Susanna Malkki is interviewed.

On Sunday April 29 there is a Mega Brutal Prog Night in New York. Ruins Alone, PAK, Child Abuse, Behold…the Arctopus. Tatsuya Yoshida is back with Ruins Alone in New York for the first time in five years. PAK (Ron Anderson and Keith Abrams) are ready to blow your minds with new music, and Child Abuse and Behold the… Arctopus are two of New York City’s most amazing bands. Starts with Behold the…Arctopus at 9pm sharp. Death by Audio – 49 South 2nd St, Brooklyn, New York.

On May 16, 2012, the Portland’s Outset Series will present Jonathan Sielaff, solo clarinet and Zachary Schomburg, voice at Revival Drum Shop, 1465 NE Prescott, 8pm.

DMG Newsletter April 27th, 2012

Paul Dunmall
Paul Dunmall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From

DMG:

Bjorkenheim/Nilsson/Cleaver: Kalabalik! Three Paul Dunmall CDs! Nakatani/Tiner/Drake! Stabbins/Riley: St Cyprians! Steve Hubback/Tony Moore! Kenny Wheeler Big Band! Alex Ward/Tim Hill/Dominick Lash/Mark Sanders! O’Malley/Noble! Carrier/Lambert/Lapin!

Janene Higgins/Elliott Sharp DVD! Hanns Eisler/Peter Brotzmann 7″! Ted Nash/Ron Horton! Gluck/Bisio/Sharp! Brian Drye’s Four Bags! James Blackshaw! Big Blood! Gary Smith/Trevor Taylor! Robert Turman! Chris Watson! Sunwalker! Ian Watson/Susie Hodder-Williams!

Lee Hazelwood! Klaus Schulze! Ash Ra Tempel! Celeste box set! Picadilly Sunshine! World of Acid!

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The KALABALIK CD is NOW OUT!

so, Get Your Tickets to see them at DMG’s 21st ANNIVERSARY SHOW!

with

NELS CLINE & JULIAN LAGE
First appearance as a duo!

and

KALABALIK: RAOUL BJORKENHEIM, ANDERS NILSSON and GERALD CLEAVER
CD Release Party for Kalabalik’s debut CD on DMG/ARC Records!

Friday, May 25th, 7 – 10 PM
doors open at 6 PM

@ LE POISSON ROUGE
158 Bleecker St, NYC
212-505-3474

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of show
Students: $15 Day Of Show at ticket booth with valid school ID

Purchase tickets in advance here:
https://secure.gigmaven.com/events/8051/orders/new

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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

THIS Sunday April 29th at 6pm:
BIRDS IN THE MEADOW Featuring – DARIUS JONES – Alto Sax & MARTY McCAVITT – Electronics!

Sunday, May 6th Double-Header:
6pm: BONNIE KANE on Sax & CHRIS WELCOME on Guitar!
7pm: JAMES ILGENFRITZ on Bass & MIKKO INNANEN on Alto Sax!

Sunday, May 13th Double-Header:
6pm: SARAH BUECHI – Vocalist & CHRISTOPH KNOCHE – Bass Clarinet & Harmonica!
7pm: DANIEL LEVIN – Solo & Duo Cello(s)!

Sunday, May 20th – No In-Store During the Victo Festival!

Sunday, May 27th Double-Header:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN & JASON CANDLER – Great Tuba & Alto Sax Duo!
7pm: MARTIN PHILADELPHY’S PUZZLE WORKS – Solo Guitar!

Sunday June 3rd Double-Header:
6pm: ZOMBI JAZZ from Florida!
7pm: ALEX WEISS!

Sunday, June 10th at 6pm:
RAS MOSHE / ANDERS NILSSON / KYOKO KITAMURA!

Sunday, June 17th – Vision Fest – No In-Store Performance that night!

Sunday, June 24th at 6pm:
MATT LAVELLE & CO.

Sunday, July 1st at 6pm:
THE BROOKLYNITA TRIO Featuring: ERIKA DAGNINO (poetry), BLAISE SIWULA (reeds) & KEN FILIANO (bass)

Sunday, July 8th at 6pm:
Sohrab’s SoSaLa Featuring: SOHRAB SAADAT LADJEVARDI – Sax & Vocal / BRIAN PRUNKA – Oud / DAMON BANKS – Bass!

Sunday, July 15th at 6pm:
JACK WRIGHT Sax & JOHAN NYSTROM Drums!

Sunday, July 22nd at 6pm:
YAD Featuring JEFFREY SHURDUT / GENE MOORE / GENE JONAS / TODD CAPP!

Avant Music News: Nine Years On

On April 29, 2003, I started this site with a couple of posts.  Nine years later, over 14,000 posts have been published, we have north of 1,500 Facebook followers, and about 1,000 Twitter followers. I’m fairly amazed this many people are interested in weird music.

Over the years, things have changed up a bit. I get help these days from a handful of volunteers who contribute articles. However, I’m still doing this site as a hobby, On most days I get up a little early, read through submissions and select a few articles to post. Occasionally, throughout the day, I’ll add more. Sometimes I’m just too busy to do much with the site.

I constantly struggle with how to include as much information on AMN without it becoming overwhelming. I’ve settled on a general rule of providing 4-7 articles per day, some of which are “Newsbits” articles with a few unrelated nuggets of information. This means that, from time to time, I’ll miss or omit something.  This is not an ideal situation, but I need to be pragmatic about what I can and cannot accomplish.

Once of the fringe benefits of running a site like this is that I’m contacted on a regular basis by musicians who want to share their endeavors. In the past, this has taken the form of mailings of promo CDs as submissions for my “AMN Picks of the Week” articles. As the music world has evolved from physical to digital distribution, I’m now getting promo material via the Internet. A lot. In fact, I have whole directory of emails with links to such material that I haven’t had a chance to get to yet. So, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the musicians out there for sharing, and to apologize to these individuals for taking so long to get back to them. I will listen to and consider these releases, and I wish I had the time to do so more quickly.

Thanks for your continued support.

Chicago Underground Duo On Tour

Tour dates for the Chicago Underground Duo (Chad Taylor and Rob Mazurek):

05/09/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Kenny’s Castaways
Time: 8:00pm. Undead Jazz Festival

05/10/12 – Easthampton, MA – Flywheel
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 43 Main St, Easthampton, MA 01027. 43 Main Street (In the Old Town Hall

05/11/12 – New Haven, CT – Intercambio
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 756 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT.

05/13/12 – Washington D.C. – The Bohemian Caverns
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15. Address: 2001 11th Street, Washington, DC. Transparent Productions Presents

05/14/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Ars Nova Workshop/The Rotunda
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Address: 4014 Walnut Street. VENUE: Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA