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

Jason Stein In Europe With Kyle Bruckmann’s Wrack

From Improvised Communications:

Bass clarinetist Jason Stein is in Europe for the next week touring with oboist/composer Kyle Bruckmann’s quintet, Wrack. The group, which also features violist Jen Clare Paulson, bassist Anton Hatwich and drummer Tim Daisy, is celebrating its third release, Cracked Refraction (Porter Records).

April 28th
Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon 2012
Ulrichsberg, Austria

April 30th
Musik Kultur St. Johann
Sankt Johann, Austria

May 3rd
.HBC
Berlin, Germany

May 4th
Overtoom301
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

May 5th
Kunstencentrum Belgie
Hasselt, Belgium

Upcoming New York Shows

From the Vision Festival folks:

Monday Evolving Series

LES Gallery
1st floor @ Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center,
107 Suffolk Street (between Delancey & Rivington)

tickets: $11 per set / $16 for 2 sets / $20 all night
Students/Seniors : $8 per set / $12 for 2 / $18 all night

Monday april 30
WE STAND STRONG IN THE EPHEMERAL NOW

7.30 Charles Downs / Centipede
Ras Moshe – tenor sax
Matt Lavelle – trumpet and bass clarinet
Billy Stein – guitar
Francois Grillot – bass
Charles Downs – drums
8.30 Roy Campbell Trio
Roy Campbell composition, trumpet, cornet
William Parker bass
Michael Wimberly drums
9:30 Fay Victor Ensemble Reconfigured
Fay Victor – voice, compositions
Anders Nilsson-electric guitar, effects
Ken Filiano-double bass, effects

Monday May 7
Remembering Jimmy Lyons

7.30 Karen Borca Quartet
Karen Borca – bassoon
Hilliard Greene – bass
Jackson Krall – drums
Warren Smith – perc
8:30 FATE Hooker / Parker
William Parker – bass
William Hooker – drums
9:00 Sound Band / led by Karen Borca (music of Jimmy Lyons)
Tor Snyder – guitar
Nicole Federici – violin
Matt Lavelle,Kirk Knuffke – trp
Pete Dragotta- tuba
Ras Moshe, Zak Sherzad, Yoni Kretzner – sax
David Moss, Max Johnson – bass
Bernard Myers, Tiffany Chang – drums

Monday May 14
A Warranted Confluence

7.30 Maryanne deProphetis Trio
Maryanne deProphetis – composition, voice
Frank Kimbrough – piano
Ron Horton – trumpet
8.30 Daniel Levin / Gianni Mimmo
Daniel Levin – cello
Gianni Mimmo – soprano
9:30 Mike Pride‘s FROM BACTERIA TO BOYS
Jon Irabagon – alto sax
Alexis Marcelo – piano
Peter Bitenc – bass
Mike Pride – drums, compositions
+ special guest Jonathan Moritz – tenor sax

Monday May 21
Creative Sounds of Dissension

7.30 AZARES
Ryan Ferreira & Joe Morris – guitar
Darius Jones – alto sax
Jean Carla Rodea – voice
Gerald Cleaver – drums
8.30 Katie Bull Group Project
Katie Bull – vocals/compositions
Landon KNOBLOCK – fender/synth/electronics
Joe FONDA – bass
Jeff LEDERER – reeds
Deric Dickins – drums
9:30 The Chonto / Tamura Sonic Insurgency
Joe Chonto – drums
David Tamura – saxes, keyboards
Martin McDonald – guitar
Pete Mattheissen – guitar

Monday May 28
Eastern Fluence

7.30 Tiffany Chang’s Free Association
Jonah Parzen-Johnson – baritone saxophone
Ross Edwards – piano/keys
Evan Crane – bass
Tiffany Chang – drums
8:30 Pet Bottle Ningen
Nonoko Yoshida – alto saxophone
Dave Scanlon – guitar
Dave Miller – drums
9:30 Rema Hasumi Trio
Rema Hasumi – piano
Darius Jones – sax
Carlo Costa – drums

Bang on a Can Hosts Tatsuya Yoshida Tonight in New York

Tatsuya Yoshida playing as RUINS ALONE in Broo...

From Capital New York:

The stylistic diversity on offer at the yearly Bang On A Can marathon—which usually clocks in at between 12 and 24 hours of music performed in dozens of acts—is reliably one of the high points on the “new music” calendar. But this weekend a Bang event is doing something particularly audacious (and even more surprising than putting on Anthony Braxton’s piece for 100 tubas). On Saturday night, as part of a residency at Lincoln Center, the organization is sneaking a noise-rock concert into Alice Tully Hall—if one by another name.

Tatsuya Yoshida is the drummer of the long-running Japanese noise-rock duo Ruins. For three decades, his principal band has pounded its gospel of rhythmically complex, quasi-improvised thrash across the globe. (The duo collaborated memorably with British free-improvisational guitar hero Derek Bailey in the late 90s.) But it would take the Asphalt Orchestra—the Bang On A Can house “marching band”—to commission a suite of music by Yoshida to bring into Alice Tully Hall’s Starr Theater.