Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Joe McPhee
Cover of Joe McPhee

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

Mahmoud Ahmed
Trio X
Barker, Waters, Carter trio
Soldier / Kane
SAT, JULY 26 – 3:00-8:00PM
A verified legend of African pop music, Mahmoud Ahmed led the wave of Ethiopian music’s ‘golden age’ of the 60s-70s with a notoriously energetic combination of traditional Amharic music with soul, jazz & funk. His stunning multi-octave voice has made him an international star for 40 years, despite relative obscurity in the US. The afternoon sees performances by American free jazz giants in two trios: Joe McPhee, Dominic Duval and Jay Rosen as Trio X, and the Andrew Barker, Charles Waters, Daniel Carter trio. As Soldier / Kane, drummer Jonathan Kane and multi-instrumentalist David Soldier perform uprooted Americana.

Wreck and Reference
White Suns
Kyle Eyre Clyd
SAT, AUGUST 23 – 3:00-8:00PM
Crossing metal, noise and experimental electronics, Liturgy headline— in their first reunited show as a quartet since 2011— alongside Californian post-metal duo Wreck and Reference, extreme-noise group White Suns, and noise/electronic artist Kyle Eyre Clyd, alias Penny Royale. Anticipating a forthcoming full-length in 2015, self-christened “Transcendental Black Metal” band Liturgy make a long-awaited return to the stage with Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Bernard Gann, Tyler Dusenbury, and drummer Greg Fox .