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  • Kurt Ronsenwinkel’s Bandit65
    8:00 PM
    01/06/2020

    416 Green Street Philadelphia, PA

    416 Green Street Philadelphia, PA

    Please join us for a performance by the electrifying trio Bandit65, featuring the otherworldly guitar tandem of Kurt Ronsenwinkel and Tim Motzer.
    Bandit65 is a mesmerizing post-jazz sonic trio of breathtaking virtuosity, great power, boundless breadth, and astounding beauty. Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Motzer, and Gintas Janusonis explore the intersection of guitars, rhythms, electronics, soundscapes, experimentalism, psych-rock, free improvisation, and telepathic interplay. The trio explores a wide open canvas, searching and pushing the envelope live and discovering captivating mind-blowing multidimensional landscapes of sound in their improvisations.
    Beside being two of the most inventive and adventurous guitar wizards in modern music, Rosenwinkel and Motzer both boast deep Philadelphia roots – Rosenwinkel a native who was a member of the miraculous CAPA class that also included Christian McBride, Joey DeFrancesco and members of The Roots; while Motzer has long called the city home, using it as a base for his expansive sonic explorations and all-encompassing collaborations.
    “The closely worked textures and supple rhythms that infused this intriguing gig were conjured on the fly from two guitars, a drum kit and a battery of pedals and effects,” described The London Financial Times about a 2018 gig. “Each piece opened with a wash of electronica and evolved into a body-shaking groove, cued by a just-invented riff or a repeated beat. But though even the core of this multi-layered gig was left to chance, it had the clean lines and sense of order of pre-composed music.”
    Rosenwinkel needs no introduction in jazz circles: one of the most influential musicians of his generation, he is a defining master, trailblazer, and preeminent international jazz guitarist-composer with a career spanning almost twenty-five years. With over 70 albums of credits, Motzer continues to traverse manifold territories in music and has developed a distinct textural guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques. Janusonis is a NYC-based, Grammy-nominated, internationally-acclaimed drummer, composer, and producer who has worked with a diverse range of world class artists, groups, and producers during a 20-plus year career, including Angelique Kidjo, Branford Marsalis, Lee Scratch Perry, RZA, Wu-Tang Clan, Bill Laswell, David Murray, Bilal and many more.
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  • Sonic Sunsets Presents Jupiter Blue + Borbs
    4:30 PM-6:30 PM
    01/11/2020

    3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Come out to the avian paradise that is The Discovery Center as Jupiter Blue joins us for the 3rd Sonic Sunset of the winter! Don’t worry we’ll keep you nice and warm with Fresh Sourdough and Sublime Sounds.
    Suggested Donation- $5-10, No soul turned away for lack of funds,
    About Sonic Sunsets
    Sonic Sunsets are a dream where everything you love comes together. It’s some of the finest musicians in Philadelphia, playing for some of the most passionate and knowledgeable lovers of sound in Philadelphia. It’s an ode to Strawberry Mansion. It’s an ode to the Reservoir, to a new beaten path on the very ground that John Coltrane walked. Sonic Sunsets exist with the intent of honoring African American history, music, and ecological justice. Restoring our environment, humanity, and our common spaces.

    Every concert comes with freshness: fresh music, fresh fruit, fresh sourdough bread to be consumed in the cozy confines of our great room (with a generous slap of garlic butter). These musicians come from all over Philly, west, south, north, inspired by the past, inspired by the birds, inspired by a future in which each and every one of us is filled with bliss. The birds, our constant accompaniment, from songs, to chirps, to squawks, also come from all around, year-round residents and snow birds from Canada and Miami, all ancestors of a once colossal Pangea.

    About the Performers
    Jupiter Blue
    From the Arkestra’s engine room, Jupiter Blue’s tone scientists D.Hotep and Jupiter Girl (Tara Middleton) emerge to reveal elements and precepts of another kind of language, another tomorrow, learned through years of discipline to be given freely in the present. Hotep’s own ARP (Akimbo Research Projects) develops through-composed and free-improvised performance based on sonification of pitch-sets derived from elemental particles. Expect the never-expected as electronics, electric guitar, celestial vocals, percussion, and violin call forth shadows of unseen worlds.
    Borbs, an open ensemble of people trying to be birds. All are welcome to join our flock.
    is an mystery, borbs are flying, borbs are everywhere, borbs sings, borbs destroy, borbs eat plastic, borbs eat joy, borbs live between your floors, borbs eat ya bugs, borbs are chaos, borbs want justice, borbs want freedom, borbs are not property, borbs are providence, borbs for earth, borbs for love, borbs tap trees, borbs sip sap, borbs fly into your soul.
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  • Tufan Derince – Kurdish Electro-Folk Trio w/ Agent Zero Live
    8:00 PM-11:00 PM
    01/17/2020

    2126 The Highway, Arden, Wilmington, DE

    2126 The Highway, Arden, Wilmington, DE

    Tufan Derince on their first USA mini-tour, Arden has them! At Kurdish weddings, they deliver long high energy sonic explorations, join us!

    Agent Zero Music Live will open the show with dance beats and guitar riffs. Philly based electronic artist
    #chillstep #psybass #fusion #magic

    Kurdish news stories have been prominent in the past few months which makes this concert feel especially important.

    Tufan Derince on their first USA mini-tour, Arden has them! At Kurdish weddings, they deliver long high energy sonic explorations, join us!

    Tufan Derince, at the crest of a wave of young Kurdish musicians who have swept over the corridor linking Diyarbakır—the capital of Kurdish culture in Southeast Turkey—with urban centers of Kurdish migration along the Eastern Mediterranean, has performed at hundreds of weddings across Turkey. Recently relocated to the Netherlands he has already made a major impact on Kurdish music scenes in Europe, collaborating with refugee Kurdish musicians from Syria, creating a novel blend of electronic pop and heavy electrified Kurdish folk music. Having been outlawed for more than a decade, Kurdish music, culture, and language was gradually decriminalized in Turkey through the 1990s. An explosion of creativity resulted in new interpretations of traditional Kurdish folk music central to Kurdish community life and cultural identity. The most influential new genre is called ağır delilo (slow, heavy delilo—a Kurdish folk dance) or in a more, pure Kurdish expression—granî (slow and heavy), characterized by heavily distorted elektrobağlama—an electrified long necked lute, which bridges the sonic aesthetics of the shrill reed pipe traditionally used to accompany folk dances with hard rock sounds.

  • Ikue Mori + Charmaine Lee
    8:00 PM
    01/17/2020

    4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States

    4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States

    Since her emergence in New York’s No Wave scene in the late 1970s as a percussionist in DNA, Japanese native Ikue Mori has used auto didacticism to forge one of the most singular aesthetics in contemporary music. Since switching from a richly intuitive approach to drums to electronics during the 1980s she’s refined an elusive, liquid sound that translated her rhythmic vocabulary into a shape-spilling mass of daydreaming gurgles, bloops, smears, rattles, and fractals that’s at once serene and unsettling. She’s a master improviser, adapting a recognizable sonic palette from real-time processing according to the needs and variables of each situation. Over the years she’s formed inextricable bonds with musicians like John Zorn, Zeena Parkins, Craig Taborn, and Sylvie Courvoisier, among others, steadily enhancing within and adapting to each disparate context.
    New York improviser and composer Charmaine Lee has quickly become a force in experimental music circles in the last few years, parlaying her voice with staggering extended technique and electronics to create a forceful, elusive practice that shares more in common with noise and experimental approaches than conventional singing. Her wordless, cacophonous improvisations viscerally transmit ultra-high- pitched frequencies, manic vocal fry, and guttural shrieks manipulated with distortion, feedback, and objects like glass and water to deliver an unsettling attack that is simultaneously brittle and violent. Mori and Lee will each perform solo, followed by a duo set—a young partnership marked by exquisite tension, piercing timbre, and quicksilver exchange.
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  • Sonic Sunsets Presents Chaka Benson + Yiddish Labor Leider
    4:30 PM-6:30 PM
    01/25/2020

    3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Come out to the avian paradise that is The Discovery Center as Chaka Benson joins us for the 4th Sonic Sunset of the winter! Don’t worry we’ll keep you nice and warm with Fresh Sourdough, Electronic Imagining, Righteous Riotous Anger.

    Suggested Donation- $5-10, No soul turned away for lack of funds,

    About Sonic Sunsets

    Sonic Sunsets are a dream where everything you love comes together. It’s some of the finest musicians in Philadelphia, playing for some of the most passionate and knowledgeable lovers of sound in Philadelphia. It’s an ode to Strawberry Mansion. It’s an ode to the Reservoir, to a new beaten path on the very ground that John Coltrane walked. Sonic Sunsets exist with the intent of honoring African American history, music, and ecological justice. Restoring our environment, humanity, and our common spaces.

    Every concert comes with freshness: fresh music, fresh fruit, fresh sourdough bread to be consumed in the cozy confines of our great room (with a generous slap of garlic butter). These musicians come from all over Philly, west, south, north, inspired by the past, inspired by the birds, inspired by a future in which each and every one of us is filled with bliss. The birds, our constant accompaniment, from songs, to chirps, to squawks, also come from all around, year-round residents and snow birds from Canada and Miami, all ancestors of a once colossal Pangea.

    About the Performers

    Known mostly for performing in art galleries and small, funky venues…These days you can find Chaka Benson and the awesome powerful sounds of his Eurorack machine almost anywhere!
    Always on the move…maybe he’s coming your way soon!
    Check his FB and Instagram @chakabenson to find out.
    https://cmbperformance.blogspot.com/2019/07/chaka-benson.html?m=1

    Aaron Pond is your host and opener for the evening, performing improvised melodies with the poetry of the early 20th century Yiddish Labor Movement. Special thanks to the Robert and Molly Freedman Sound Archive for helping me find a treasure trove of songs!

  • Sonic Sunsets Presents Chaka Benson + Kate/Aaron Duo
    4:30 PM-6:30 PM
    01/25/2020

    3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Come out to the avian paradise that is The Discovery Center as Chaka Benson joins us for the 4th Sonic Sunset of the winter! Don’t worry we’ll keep you nice and warm with Fresh Sourdough, Electronic Imagining, Righteous Riotous Anger.

    Suggested Donation- $5-10, No soul turned away for lack of funds,

    About Sonic Sunsets

    Sonic Sunsets are a dream where everything you love comes together. It’s some of the finest musicians in Philadelphia, playing for some of the most passionate and knowledgeable lovers of sound in Philadelphia. It’s an ode to Strawberry Mansion. It’s an ode to the Reservoir, to a new beaten path on the very ground that John Coltrane walked. Sonic Sunsets exist with the intent of honoring African American history, music, and ecological justice. Restoring our environment, humanity, and our common spaces.

    Every concert comes with freshness: fresh music, fresh fruit, fresh sourdough bread to be consumed in the cozy confines of our great room (with a generous slap of garlic butter). These musicians come from all over Philly, west, south, north, inspired by the past, inspired by the birds, inspired by a future in which each and every one of us is filled with bliss. The birds, our constant accompaniment, from songs, to chirps, to squawks, also come from all around, year-round residents and snow birds from Canada and Miami, all ancestors of a once colossal Pangea.

    About the Performers

    Known mostly for performing in art galleries and small, funky venues…These days you can find Chaka Benson and the awesome powerful sounds of his Eurorack machine almost anywhere!
    Always on the move…maybe he’s coming your way soon!
    Check his FB and Instagram @chakabenson to find out.
    https://cmbperformance.blogspot.com/2019/07/chaka-benson.html?m=1

    Aaron Pond and Kate Mcguire are two singers. They improvise and breathe and love drones and doo dads. They both utilize throat singing and other multiphonics techniques. They will do whatever is necessary to be funky, fresh, and free. Things might get messy.

  • Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom
    8:00 PM
    01/25/2020

    320 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102

    320 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Performing “In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change”
    Featuring
    Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom
    • Myra Melford – piano
    • Jenny Scheinman – violin
    • Ben Goldberg – clarinet
    • Kirk Knuffke – cornet
    • Todd Sickafoose –  bass
    • Allison Miller – drums + compositions
    • Claudia Rahardjanoto – tap dance
    Please join us for the Philadelphia premiere of In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change, the new multimedia work by drummer and composer Allison Miller, teaming her singular ensemble Boom Tic Boom with acclaimed tap dancer Claudia Rahardjanoto.
    Over the past ten years, Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom has established itself as one of the most consistently inventive and hardest working bands in modern jazz. Miller’s music for the sextet makes surprising and inventive use of the full palette of its unique instrumentation, simultaneously challenging and infectious, witty and emotional, joyous and richly layered, drawing on a range of inspirations embracing modern jazz, indie rock, and globe-spanning rhythmic traditions. Miller has been named one of the “Top 20 Jazz Drummers” in Downbeat, and her composition “Otis Was a Polar Bear” was on NPR’s list of “The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women.”

    “Boom Tic Boom has a razor-sharp precision that recalls classic drummer-led ensembles of 50 years ago—the music of Art Blakey, Art Taylor and Max Roach come to mind—but Ms. Miller’s band works from a diverse sonic palette that is unmistakably contemporary.”
    The Wall Street Journal

    This performance will add tap dancer Claudia Rahardjanoto to the band for the Philadelphia premiere of Miller’s new work, In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change. Rivers are the lifelines of America, according to Miller, and this multimedia suite centers around five American rivers—the Susquehanna, Delaware, James, Hudson, and Schuylkill—and the social and environmental changes they inspired in the 19th and 20th century.
    Check out the video below in which Allison Miller describes the process of Boom Tic Boom’s latest album, Glitter Wolf, released in 2019.
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  • Here We Go Again : 4 sets
    7:00 PM-11:30 PM
    01/27/2020-02/01/2020

    607 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

    607 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

    J GUY LAUGHLIN (Cleveland) & JAMES MCKAIN & T.J. BORDEN

    First time outing for this trio, though mutual respect and admiration combined with past collaborations involving 2 out of the 3 in other settings only solidifies the status of this performance as inevitable.

    Midwest-via-Manhattan reedsman James McKain is looking towards greener pastures with his first gig as a Philadelphia resident (he’s moving to town the day of this gig). Blurring the line between the avant virtuosity of the downtown scene and the dank scuzz of the midwest basement skronk, McKain pushes the limits of his saxophone as a tool for discovery, yielding a cornucopia of auditory textures, from guttural gurgles and psycho jazz slosh and slurps, to dog-whistle polyphonic overtones and queasy microtonal explorations of the altissimo-range.
    https://jamesmckain.bandcamp.com/

    J Guy is a seasoned free jazz/noise rock drummer from Cleveland.

    J Guy & James duo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRdwqcNAtGg

    T.J. Borden is a musician working within and around the constraints of the cello. Formerly from western NY, he now splits his time between Philadelphia and NYC, where he focuses most of his efforts towards exploiting the strengths and failures of himself and his instrument.

    www.tylerjborden.com

    YUREKA CASH

    pretty bad, but pretty good

    https://youtu.be/axtj-u-r0pg

    SHANE RILEY

    #1 purveyor of AI Generated Crappola in Philadelphia

    https://shaneriley.bandcamp.com/

    LEO SUAREZ

    A recent transplant from Tampa, FL to Philadelphia, drummer/improvisor Leo Suarez has been performing, recording and touring within various rock contexts, as well as in many different experimental and improvised settings. Suarez is well-known in FL for his work with MeatWound, Career, and Glass Tongue Trio, and since moving to Philadelphia, has collaborated or performed with Jack Wright, Dan Blacksberg, T.J. Borden, Madam Data, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Taiwan Housing Project. Suarez has toured the U.S. and Europe extensively with 4AD rock group Merchandise, and continues to stay active on the road with Nude Tayne, Carnivorous Bells, and his new improvisational power trio TONED (with Nathan Corder and Tom Weeks). In late 2018, Leo Suarez released “Marbles On Tile”, his first release for solo drum-set which explores colors, overtones and melodic development through the vehicle of improvised percussion, and has recently been touring the States in this context, as well as duo concerts in Eastern Europe with Paulina Owczarek. Suarez has performed at such festivals as SXSW, Cropped-Out, ReSound, Out of Crowd (LU), and many more. On top of being an active musician, Suarez also books and organizes small-scale improvised music events in Central Philadelphia.
    https://leosuarez.bandcamp.com/

    Doors at 7PM
    1st set at 8PM
    $5-$15 sliding scale

  • Earth Tongues & Unseen Rain
    8:00 PM
    01/27/2020

    1542 E Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA

    1542 E Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA

    Earth Tongues:
    An ensemble dedicated to exploring the scope and scale of experimental improvised music, Earth Tongues approaches each performance as a chance to build new, challenging work that take silence and ambient sound into full account. Consisting of Carlo Costa on percussion, Joe Moffett on trumpet, and Dan Peck on tuba, the trio creates immersive pieces that weave through a Venn diagram of music, noise, and quiet.
    “Ohio, Earth Tongues’ second release on Neither/Nor Records, is their most ambitious work to date. A long-form piece that stretches the very fabric of improvised music to the limit, Ohio envelopes the listener with intensely quiet textures, glacial build-ups and surprising, thunderous moments of noise. It is a double-album inspired by the sonic extremes found in the natural and industrial worlds, and an ode to the inescapably human desire to come to terms with those worlds.”-Peter Margasak/Bandcamp
    Unseen Rain:
    Unseen Rain is an experimental ensemble from Philadelphia. Delving into the sound worlds of places beyond human reach, the music evokes the echolocation of ocean floors, the bustling of anthills, and the cosmic reverberations of extra-terrestrial life. Comprised of strings, vibraphone and modified drum kit, The group’s instrumentation lends itself to an intimate, quieter aesthetic that embraces space and slow-building forms. Unseen Rain was formed by violinist June Bender in 2017. Recent projects include film scoring for the documentary Queer Genius (directed by Catherine Pancake), and the upcoming fall release of their debut album, Out Beyond. The group’s name pays homage to the Sufi mystic Rumi, whose poems inspired Bender to write some of her first compositional sketches.
    June Bender violin/composition
    Alban Bailly cello/electronics
    Ashley Tini vibraphone
    Matt Stein double bass
    Mike Szekely percussion
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  • Here We Go Again : 4 sets
    7:00 PM-11:30 PM
    01/28/2020-02/01/2020

    607 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

    607 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

    J GUY LAUGHLIN (Cleveland) & JAMES MCKAIN & T.J. BORDEN

    First time outing for this trio, though mutual respect and admiration combined with past collaborations involving 2 out of the 3 in other settings only solidifies the status of this performance as inevitable.

    Midwest-via-Manhattan reedsman James McKain is looking towards greener pastures with his first gig as a Philadelphia resident (he’s moving to town the day of this gig). Blurring the line between the avant virtuosity of the downtown scene and the dank scuzz of the midwest basement skronk, McKain pushes the limits of his saxophone as a tool for discovery, yielding a cornucopia of auditory textures, from guttural gurgles and psycho jazz slosh and slurps, to dog-whistle polyphonic overtones and queasy microtonal explorations of the altissimo-range.
    https://jamesmckain.bandcamp.com/

    J Guy is a seasoned free jazz/noise rock drummer from Cleveland.

    J Guy & James duo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRdwqcNAtGg

    T.J. Borden is a musician working within and around the constraints of the cello. Formerly from western NY, he now splits his time between Philadelphia and NYC, where he focuses most of his efforts towards exploiting the strengths and failures of himself and his instrument.

    www.tylerjborden.com

    YUREKA CASH

    pretty bad, but pretty good

    https://youtu.be/axtj-u-r0pg

    SHANE RILEY

    #1 purveyor of AI Generated Crappola in Philadelphia

    https://shaneriley.bandcamp.com/

    LEO SUAREZ

    A recent transplant from Tampa, FL to Philadelphia, drummer/improvisor Leo Suarez has been performing, recording and touring within various rock contexts, as well as in many different experimental and improvised settings. Suarez is well-known in FL for his work with MeatWound, Career, and Glass Tongue Trio, and since moving to Philadelphia, has collaborated or performed with Jack Wright, Dan Blacksberg, T.J. Borden, Madam Data, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Taiwan Housing Project. Suarez has toured the U.S. and Europe extensively with 4AD rock group Merchandise, and continues to stay active on the road with Nude Tayne, Carnivorous Bells, and his new improvisational power trio TONED (with Nathan Corder and Tom Weeks). In late 2018, Leo Suarez released “Marbles On Tile”, his first release for solo drum-set which explores colors, overtones and melodic development through the vehicle of improvised percussion, and has recently been touring the States in this context, as well as duo concerts in Eastern Europe with Paulina Owczarek. Suarez has performed at such festivals as SXSW, Cropped-Out, ReSound, Out of Crowd (LU), and many more. On top of being an active musician, Suarez also books and organizes small-scale improvised music events in Central Philadelphia.
    https://leosuarez.bandcamp.com/

    Doors at 7PM
    1st set at 8PM
    $5-$15 sliding scale

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  • Here We Go Again : 4 sets
    7:00 PM-11:30 PM
    01/29/2020-02/01/2020

    607 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

    607 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

    J GUY LAUGHLIN (Cleveland) & JAMES MCKAIN & T.J. BORDEN

    First time outing for this trio, though mutual respect and admiration combined with past collaborations involving 2 out of the 3 in other settings only solidifies the status of this performance as inevitable.

    Midwest-via-Manhattan reedsman James McKain is looking towards greener pastures with his first gig as a Philadelphia resident (he’s moving to town the day of this gig). Blurring the line between the avant virtuosity of the downtown scene and the dank scuzz of the midwest basement skronk, McKain pushes the limits of his saxophone as a tool for discovery, yielding a cornucopia of auditory textures, from guttural gurgles and psycho jazz slosh and slurps, to dog-whistle polyphonic overtones and queasy microtonal explorations of the altissimo-range.
    https://jamesmckain.bandcamp.com/

    J Guy is a seasoned free jazz/noise rock drummer from Cleveland.

    J Guy & James duo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRdwqcNAtGg

    T.J. Borden is a musician working within and around the constraints of the cello. Formerly from western NY, he now splits his time between Philadelphia and NYC, where he focuses most of his efforts towards exploiting the strengths and failures of himself and his instrument.

    www.tylerjborden.com

    YUREKA CASH

    pretty bad, but pretty good

    https://youtu.be/axtj-u-r0pg

    SHANE RILEY

    #1 purveyor of AI Generated Crappola in Philadelphia

    https://shaneriley.bandcamp.com/

    LEO SUAREZ

    A recent transplant from Tampa, FL to Philadelphia, drummer/improvisor Leo Suarez has been performing, recording and touring within various rock contexts, as well as in many different experimental and improvised settings. Suarez is well-known in FL for his work with MeatWound, Career, and Glass Tongue Trio, and since moving to Philadelphia, has collaborated or performed with Jack Wright, Dan Blacksberg, T.J. Borden, Madam Data, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Taiwan Housing Project. Suarez has toured the U.S. and Europe extensively with 4AD rock group Merchandise, and continues to stay active on the road with Nude Tayne, Carnivorous Bells, and his new improvisational power trio TONED (with Nathan Corder and Tom Weeks). In late 2018, Leo Suarez released “Marbles On Tile”, his first release for solo drum-set which explores colors, overtones and melodic development through the vehicle of improvised percussion, and has recently been touring the States in this context, as well as duo concerts in Eastern Europe with Paulina Owczarek. Suarez has performed at such festivals as SXSW, Cropped-Out, ReSound, Out of Crowd (LU), and many more. On top of being an active musician, Suarez also books and organizes small-scale improvised music events in Central Philadelphia.
    https://leosuarez.bandcamp.com/

    Doors at 7PM
    1st set at 8PM
    $5-$15 sliding scale

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  • Here We Go Again : 4 sets
    7:00 PM-11:30 PM
    01/30/2020-02/01/2020

    607 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

    607 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

    J GUY LAUGHLIN (Cleveland) & JAMES MCKAIN & T.J. BORDEN

    First time outing for this trio, though mutual respect and admiration combined with past collaborations involving 2 out of the 3 in other settings only solidifies the status of this performance as inevitable.

    Midwest-via-Manhattan reedsman James McKain is looking towards greener pastures with his first gig as a Philadelphia resident (he’s moving to town the day of this gig). Blurring the line between the avant virtuosity of the downtown scene and the dank scuzz of the midwest basement skronk, McKain pushes the limits of his saxophone as a tool for discovery, yielding a cornucopia of auditory textures, from guttural gurgles and psycho jazz slosh and slurps, to dog-whistle polyphonic overtones and queasy microtonal explorations of the altissimo-range.
    https://jamesmckain.bandcamp.com/

    J Guy is a seasoned free jazz/noise rock drummer from Cleveland.

    J Guy & James duo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRdwqcNAtGg

    T.J. Borden is a musician working within and around the constraints of the cello. Formerly from western NY, he now splits his time between Philadelphia and NYC, where he focuses most of his efforts towards exploiting the strengths and failures of himself and his instrument.

    www.tylerjborden.com

    YUREKA CASH

    pretty bad, but pretty good

    https://youtu.be/axtj-u-r0pg

    SHANE RILEY

    #1 purveyor of AI Generated Crappola in Philadelphia

    https://shaneriley.bandcamp.com/

    LEO SUAREZ

    A recent transplant from Tampa, FL to Philadelphia, drummer/improvisor Leo Suarez has been performing, recording and touring within various rock contexts, as well as in many different experimental and improvised settings. Suarez is well-known in FL for his work with MeatWound, Career, and Glass Tongue Trio, and since moving to Philadelphia, has collaborated or performed with Jack Wright, Dan Blacksberg, T.J. Borden, Madam Data, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Taiwan Housing Project. Suarez has toured the U.S. and Europe extensively with 4AD rock group Merchandise, and continues to stay active on the road with Nude Tayne, Carnivorous Bells, and his new improvisational power trio TONED (with Nathan Corder and Tom Weeks). In late 2018, Leo Suarez released “Marbles On Tile”, his first release for solo drum-set which explores colors, overtones and melodic development through the vehicle of improvised percussion, and has recently been touring the States in this context, as well as duo concerts in Eastern Europe with Paulina Owczarek. Suarez has performed at such festivals as SXSW, Cropped-Out, ReSound, Out of Crowd (LU), and many more. On top of being an active musician, Suarez also books and organizes small-scale improvised music events in Central Philadelphia.
    https://leosuarez.bandcamp.com/

    Doors at 7PM
    1st set at 8PM
    $5-$15 sliding scale

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  • Here We Go Again : 4 sets
    7:00 PM-11:30 PM
    01/31/2020-02/01/2020

    607 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

    607 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

    J GUY LAUGHLIN (Cleveland) & JAMES MCKAIN & T.J. BORDEN

    First time outing for this trio, though mutual respect and admiration combined with past collaborations involving 2 out of the 3 in other settings only solidifies the status of this performance as inevitable.

    Midwest-via-Manhattan reedsman James McKain is looking towards greener pastures with his first gig as a Philadelphia resident (he’s moving to town the day of this gig). Blurring the line between the avant virtuosity of the downtown scene and the dank scuzz of the midwest basement skronk, McKain pushes the limits of his saxophone as a tool for discovery, yielding a cornucopia of auditory textures, from guttural gurgles and psycho jazz slosh and slurps, to dog-whistle polyphonic overtones and queasy microtonal explorations of the altissimo-range.
    https://jamesmckain.bandcamp.com/

    J Guy is a seasoned free jazz/noise rock drummer from Cleveland.

    J Guy & James duo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRdwqcNAtGg

    T.J. Borden is a musician working within and around the constraints of the cello. Formerly from western NY, he now splits his time between Philadelphia and NYC, where he focuses most of his efforts towards exploiting the strengths and failures of himself and his instrument.

    www.tylerjborden.com

    YUREKA CASH

    pretty bad, but pretty good

    https://youtu.be/axtj-u-r0pg

    SHANE RILEY

    #1 purveyor of AI Generated Crappola in Philadelphia

    https://shaneriley.bandcamp.com/

    LEO SUAREZ

    A recent transplant from Tampa, FL to Philadelphia, drummer/improvisor Leo Suarez has been performing, recording and touring within various rock contexts, as well as in many different experimental and improvised settings. Suarez is well-known in FL for his work with MeatWound, Career, and Glass Tongue Trio, and since moving to Philadelphia, has collaborated or performed with Jack Wright, Dan Blacksberg, T.J. Borden, Madam Data, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Taiwan Housing Project. Suarez has toured the U.S. and Europe extensively with 4AD rock group Merchandise, and continues to stay active on the road with Nude Tayne, Carnivorous Bells, and his new improvisational power trio TONED (with Nathan Corder and Tom Weeks). In late 2018, Leo Suarez released “Marbles On Tile”, his first release for solo drum-set which explores colors, overtones and melodic development through the vehicle of improvised percussion, and has recently been touring the States in this context, as well as duo concerts in Eastern Europe with Paulina Owczarek. Suarez has performed at such festivals as SXSW, Cropped-Out, ReSound, Out of Crowd (LU), and many more. On top of being an active musician, Suarez also books and organizes small-scale improvised music events in Central Philadelphia.
    https://leosuarez.bandcamp.com/

    Doors at 7PM
    1st set at 8PM
    $5-$15 sliding scale

  • Variant 6: New Suns
    8:00 PM
    01/31/2020

    719 Catharine Street Philadelphia, PA 19147-2811

    719 Catharine Street Philadelphia, PA 19147-2811

    Philadelphia’s favorite vocal sextet Variant 6 presents world premieres by Joanne Metcalf and Klaus Sandvig on a program that brings light in the dark of winter.  Joanne Metcalf’s music draws inspiration from Renaissance and medieval polyphony, ancient Georgian music, and contemporary extended techniques. Her new work will set a poem by Denise Levertov: “The Sea’s Wash in the Hollow of Your Heart”.   Norwegian composer Klaus Sandvig’s music attempts to make a substantial impact on the listener and is based upon a wide understanding of possible listening experiences. His interest for formalized structures and their intrinsic qualities are often combined with a strong intention to create an organic and at the same time challenging development. Klaus will be setting brief excerpts from Washington Irving’s “Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. Also on the program will be Metcalf’s “Il nome del bel fior” which she wrote for Singer Pur and the Hilliard Ensemble, as well as music by Donna McKevitt and Philadephia-based composers Benjamin C S Boyle and David Shapiro.
    PROGRAM
    – Joanne Metcalf: TBD (world premiere)
    – Klaus Sandvik: TBD (world premiere)
    – Joanne Metcalf: Il nome del bel fior (excerpts)
    – Donna McKevitt: Translucence
    – Benjamin C S Boyle: Supplice
    – David Shapiro : It is enough
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