Musique Machine Reviews

English: Xiu Xiu in 2010
English: Xiu Xiu in 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Musique Machine:

Jess and the Ancient Ones – Astral Sabbat
Furze – Psych Minus Space Control
Hexvessel – Iron Marsh
La Piramide Di Sangue – Tebe
P16.D4 – Passagen(boxset)
Chains – Dancing With My Demons
Grunt – Someone Is Watching
Dead Body Collection – I’d Fallen Before, But It Never Hurt Like This
Fan Service – Vixen
Circle – Golem/Vesiliirto
Xiu Xiu & Eugene S. Robinson Present – Sal Mineo

New Schedule for Out of Your Head Baltimore

From Baltimore’s OOYH:


1st set:

Kyle Vinton-keys; Kevin Gift-keys; Jon Birkholz-keys; Mike Gambone-drums

2nd set:

Blake Cramer-vibes; John Dierker-reeds; Patrick Crosslands-trombone; Mike Gambone-drums


1st set:

Liz Meredith-violin/viola; Janel Leppin-cello; Brian Brunsman-bass; Ethan Braun-Piano

2nd set:

Will Redman-drums; Anthony Pirog-guitar; Dan Ryan-guitar


1st set:

Chris Pumphrey-keys; Alan Munshower-drums; Peter Formanek-reeds; Jake Leckie-bass

2nd set:

Dave Ballou-trumpet; Alan Munshower-drums; Adam Hopkins-bass; Brent Madsen-trumpet


1st set:

Jarrett Gilgore-reeds; Jackie Pollauf-harp; Jon Lipscomb-guitar; Mick Ricerceto-reeds

2nd set:

Andrew Delclos-bassoon; Mike Cerri-trumpet; Jim Hannah-percussion; Tim Wolfe-bass


1st set:

John Dierker-reeds; Mike Kuhl-drums; Matt Frazao-guitar; Alex Weber-bass

2nd set:

Christina Blomberg-reeds; Brian Brunsman-bass; Blake Cramer-vibes; Savino Palumbo-keys; Mike Kuhl-drums


1st set:

Derrick Michaels-reeds; Kyle Vinton-trumpet/keys; Jason Cohen-drums

2nd set:

Jason Cohen-drums; Zack Branch-cello; Jon Lipscomb-guitar; Jaimie Branch-trumpet


1st set:

Will Redman-drums; Anthony Pirog-guitar; Mike Cerri-trumpet; Jake Leckie-bass

2nd set:

Janel Leppin-cello; Adam Hopkins-bass; Chris Pumphrey-keys; Will Redman-drums


Both sets:

Will Redman-drums; Steve Olson-drums; Mike Gambone-drums; Jason Cohen-drums; Jim Hannah-drums

Rudresh Mahanthappa on Tour

From Artistdata:

May 3, 2013 Rovinj
Croatia (Hrvatska) Avantegarde Jazz Festival

May 17, 2013 New York, NY
United States Tribeca Performing Arts Center

May 26, 2013 Atlanta, GA
United States Atlanta Jazz Festival

Jun 8, 2013 Pittsburgh, PA
United States Pittsburgh Jazzlive International Festival

Jun 17, 2013 Winnipeg, MB
Canada TD International Winnipeg Jazz Festival

Jun 27, 2013 Rochester, NY
United States Rochester Jazz Festival

Jun 29, 2013 Saratoga Springs, NY
United States Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival

Aug 31, 2013 Chicago, IL
United States Chicago Jazz Festival

May at Roulette

Wadada Leo Smith
Wadada Leo Smith (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Roulette:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

Wadada Leo Smith’s “Ten Freedom Summers” – Night 1 Night 1 of the 3 part New York premiere of Wadada Leo Smith’s epic cycle about the American Civil Rights movement, “Ten Freedom Summers”
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

Wadada Leo Smith’s “Ten Freedom Summers” – Night 2 Night 2 of the 3 part New York premiere of Wadada Leo Smith’s epic cycle about the American Civil Rights movement, “Ten Freedom Summers”
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

Wadada Leo Smith’s “Ten Freedom Summers” – Night 3 Night 3 of the 3 part New York premiere of Wadada Leo Smith’s epic cycle about the American Civil Rights movement, “Ten Freedom Summers”
MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

Craig Taborn Trio Pianist Craig Taborn of ECM Records leads his dynamic trio in an exploration of new dimensions in improvisational virtuosity
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

[INTERPRETATIONS] Marty Ehrlich “Plowshares People”: String Quartet & Woodwinds // Brandon Ross: “For Living Lovers” A New York premiere of Ehrlich’s new string quartet and a special performance by guitarist Brandon Ross’ exceptional acoustic ensemble
FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

Jennifer Choi in “European Night” w/ special guests Michael Nicolas & Pala Garcia An ethereal set of string duos and solo works by Jennifer Choi

[ROULETTE KIDS!] Brooklyn Phil Youth Orchestra Concert Directed and conducted by Nicole Federici, violinist/composer Jason Kao Hwang joins the Brooklyn Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, performing works by Butch Morris, Heinrich Biber, Charlie Chaplan, and others….

World Music Institute presents Gerardo Contino – Cuba to Brooklyn! An electrifying night of simba, a street-savy infusion of salsa, funk, R&B & Afro-Cuban jazz, led by the dynamic bandleader Gerado Contino
SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013 @ 7:30 PM

Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin // Co La A performance of a dynamic collaboration, “Instrumental Tourist,” a nexus of cutting-edge software programming, sonic explorations & post-jazz improvisation…
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013 @ 8:30 PM

Amy X Neuburg // Sideband The Bay Area’s ‘avant-cabaret’ songstress is joined by Sideband in an eclectic electronic, computer-based improvisational music
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

PRISM Quartet performs with Nick Didkovsky & Thomas Dimuzio Prism performs “Ice Cream Time” for electric guitar, an onslaught of saxophones & computer processing
MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

Doron Sadja “DON’T MAKE ME” An evening of highly-controlled chaos in an orchestration of lush synthesizers & dense noise with a high-intensity light show
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

[EAR HEART MUSIC] Build: Fugue A performance of Matt McBane’s new chamber opera, “Fugue,” for solo voice & chorus, feat. choreography by Laura Diffenderfer
THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

Sheri Wills w/ KHORIKOS – “King Lavra” A capella ensemble, KHORIKOS, join video artist Sheri Wills to perform Czech composer Jan Juirasek’s micro-opera, “King Lavra”
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013 @ 7:30 PM

Movement Research Spring Festival 2013 – In My House The Movement Research Spring Festival 2013 present “In My House”
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013 @ 7:30 PM

Movement Research Spring Festival 2013 – Burning Down the House The Movement Research Spring Festival 2013 present “Burning Down the House”
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

Andrew Lafkas – Jerome Commission A refreshing approach to collective intuition in ensemble music by composer & doublebassist Andrew Lafkas
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

SHOWPAPER Presents Showpaper curates another showcase evening of unique collaborations in text, sound & video
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

Rinde Eckert & Ned Rothenberg – Five Beasts Rinde Eckert & Ned Rothenberg present an expanded the vision of “Five Beasts,” wherein men & women are “seen as if by an animal”

DMG Newsletter April 26th, 2013

English: Thurston Moore at the 2008 Brooklyn B...
English: Thurston Moore at the 2008 Brooklyn Book Festival in New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog! Thurston Moore & Loren Connors! Steve Lacy & Joe McPhee! Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet DVD! Brotzmann/Lonberg-Holm/Nilssen-Love ADA Trio + Pat Thomas & Steve Noble! Robert Musso’s Axiomatic Quintet!

Cheryl Pyle Trio! Luc Ferrari! Daphne Oram LP Box! Maggi Payne! Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt! Michael Pisaro! Aaron Dilloway! Jandek LP Box! The Heliocentrics Plus Several Books on Homemade Records! Sun Ra! Leroy Jenkins! Lee Morgan! Makanda Ken McIntyre! Burton Greene and Erroll Parker! Missing Dog Head!


The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues in 2013 With:

Sunday, April 28th Double-Header:
6pm: LEO CIESA – Solo Drums!
7pm: JESSE DULMAN & JASON CANDLER – Tuba & Alto Sax with Electronics!

Sunday, May 5th Double-Header:
6pm: MICHAEL LYTLE / ROBERT DICK / EYAL MAOZ – Clarinets/Flutes/Guitar!
7pm: DOMINIC FRAGMAN – Solo Drums!

Sunday, May 12th:

Sunday, May 19th – No In-Store while the Victoriaville Fest Takes Place!

Sunday, May 26th Double-Header:
6pm: SANDY EWEN & WEASEL WALTER – Incredible Guitar & Drums Duo!
7pm: SHAYNA DULBERGER & YONI KRETZMER – Amazing Double Bass & Sax Duo!
Sunday, June 2nd:

Sunday, June 9th:

Sunday, June 16th – No In-Store During the Vision Fest!

Sunday, June 23rd:
6pm: KIRK KNUFFKE / CHRISTOF KNOCHE / SEAN ALI – Cornet/Trombone/Bass!

Sunday, June 30th:

Cha’ak’ab Paaxil Festival in Mexico, May 16-19

Remi Álvarez
Remi Álvarez (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cha’ak’ab Paaxil (“free song”, in Yucatecan Mayan) is a free jazz, electroacoustic improvisation and noise festival held annually in Merida, Mexico. Over the years, our festival has presented artists like: Burkhard Stangl, Paal Nilssen-Love, Dennis González, Blaise Siwula, Bhob Rainey, Bonnie Jones, Robert Piotrowicz, Alan Courtis, Vic Rawlings, Chris Cogburn, Reed Evan Rosenberg, Eric Laska, Lawrence Williams, Remi Álvarez, Germán Bringas, Blair Latham, Marcos Miranda, Wilfrido Terrazas, Angélica Castelló, Mario de Vega, Rogelio Sosa, Manrico Montero, Juanjosé Rivas, Carmina Escobar, Elías Puc, Enrique Rejón, Stalaktos, Amniosis, Misha Marks, Omar Tamez, Armando Martín, Fernando Vigueras, Juan Castañón, María Lipkau, Aimée Theriot, Aarón Cruz, Juan García, Carlos Maldonado, Itzam Cano, Alexander Bruck, Milo Tamez, Hernán Hecht, Gustavo Nandayapa and Gabriel Lauber.

Cha’ak’ab Paaxil
Free Improvisation, Free Jazz and Noise Festival
Sixth annual edition
May 16-19
Merida, Mexico

Video presentation of the festival:

Lineup of the 2013 edition:
Kevin Drumm (electronics)
– Jason Lescalleet (electronics)
– Sean Meehan (percussion)
– Bhob Rainey (soprano sax and electronics)
– Greg Kelley (trumpet)
– Elliott Levin (tenor sax)
– Blaise Siwula (alto sax and clarinet)
– John Blum (piano)
– Misha Marks (tin can guitar and baritone horn)
– María Lipkau (cello)
– Arturo Báez (double bass)
– Juan García (double bass)
– Armando Martín (electric guitar)
– Milo Tamez (drums)
– Darío Bernal Villegas (drums)
– Enrique Rejón (electronics)
– Camilo Solís (electric guitar)
– Elí Pinto (electronics)
– Javier Beci (electronics)
– José Luis Gil (electronics)
– Leonel Traconis (guitar)
– David Escalante (alto sax)
– Javier Jesús Cámara (flute)
– Gonzalo Cárdenas (accordion and voice)
– Alfredo Bojórquez (percussion and electronics)

Venues, dates and set list:
– Thursday May 16, 8:00 p.m.
Auditorio del Centro Cultural Olimpo, $50 pesos
Set 1: John Blum
Set 2: Sean Meehan + Juan García
Set 3: Elliott Levin + Armando Martín + Arturo Báez + Milo Tamez
Set 4: nmperign [Bhob Rainey/Greg Kelley] + Jason Lescalleet
Set 5: Blaise Siwula + Alejandro Folgarolas + John Blum + Misha Marks + Arturo Báez + Darío Bernal Villegas

– Friday May 17, 8:00 p.m.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Ateneo (MACAY), free entrance
Set 1: Blaise Siwula + Alejandro Folgarolas + Arturo Báez + Milo Tamez
Set 2: Greg Kelley
Set 3: Sean Meehan
Set 4: Bhob Rainey
Set 5: Elliott Levin + Misha Marks + Darío Bernal Villegas

– Saturday May 18, 9:00 p.m.
Delorean | Santuario Sonoro, $60 pesos (includes a drink)
Set 1: Blaise Siwula + Misha Marks + María Lipkau + Darío Bernal Villegas
Set 2: Jason Lescalleet
Set 3: Ensemble directed by Bhob Rainey and Greg Kelley [with Juan García + Enrique Rejón + Elí Pinto + Camilo Solís + Javier Beci + Alfredo Bojórquez + José Luis Gil + David Escalante + Leonel Traconis + Javier Jesús Cámara + Gonzalo Cárdenas]
Set 4: Kevin Drumm + Jason Lescalleet

– Sunday May 19, 6:00 p.m.
Auditorio del Centro Cultural Olimpo, $50 pesos
Set 1: Greg Kelley + Enrique Rejón + María Lipkau + Juan García
Set 2: Kevin Drumm
Set 3: nmperign [Bhob Rainey/Greg Kelley] + Sean Meehan
Set 4: Elliott Levin + Blaise Siwula + John Blum + Armando Martín + Arturo Báez + Milo Tamez + Darío Bernal Villegas