Joe's Pub Hosts Canada Day Bash, 7/1
Ingar Zach - sruti box, tabla machine, drone commander, percussion
The Sound Wiz - sounds
Norway's Huntsville delves further into an adventurous crossbreed of rock, drones, country, jazz and electro-acoustic improvisation. After their 2006 debut "for the middle class" (Rune Grammofon) Boston Weekly wrote: "armed with a banjo, a double bass, a pedal steel, a bizarre tabla machine, shruti boxes and a fondness for freeing folk from its folk songs - from Santa Fe to Bombay." Huntsville's unexpected sounds and textures, allied with echoes of traditional genres in a radical new conceptual language have been described as abstract drone Americana and yoga country.
On their second album, the double release "eco, arches & eras" (Rune Grammofon, 2008), they dig even deeper into their striking and original sound world - this time with riffing electric guitars, hard-hitting drums and their secret weapon: a drone commander...Huntsville had special guests during the making of "eco, arches & eras". Norwegian singer Sidsel Endresen joined in on one track, while guitarist Nels Cline and drummer Glenn Kotche (both of Wilco) visited Huntsville on an hour-long track captured live in 2007. $15
STRAIGHT UP VAMPIRE
Friday and Saturday, July 2 & 3 at 9:30 PM
music and lyrics by Paula Abdul,
music direction by Michael Iannantuono,
with music performed by Dr Steam Whipple and the Prescriptions
It's 1763 and there are vampires in Philadelphia.
Paula Abdul Blackwood is a beautiful young quaker girl being forced into marriage with the wheelwright's son.
Jack Sheridan, a politically idealistic young vampire, is the man she loves.
Everywhere there is dissent. Fractious parties debate the future of the colony.
MC Skat Kat and Benjamin Franklin vie for power in the Assembly.
Crystal Monee Hall: CD RELEASE
Saturday, July 3 at 7:00 PM
"Singing the octave-leaping solo in "Seasons of Love," Crystal Monee Hall offer(ed) a stirring breakout moment." - Peter Marks, Washington Post
"CrystAl Hall embodies everything you want in a soul singer. It's not just the runs and riffs...it's not just the warmth of her voice..it's what she is SAYING that is so stirring!" - Tituss Burgess, star of Broadway's 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Guys and Dolls'
Crystal Monee Hall is a world class singer whose voice has often been compared to the jazz gospel styling of Kim Burrell. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Crystal now splits her time between Oakland, California and New York city as a voice in high demand, both as a session singer and vocal arranger, recording with such amazing artists as Spencer Day, Jason Mraz and Elton John. She has performed with Disney Entertainment as well as starred in lead role in the Tony-Award winning musical RENT. The singer/songwriter's much sought after compositions have been presented at Rivers of Honey, The Laurie Beechman Theatre's "After Party," and The Triad Theatre's "Just a Piano" series hosted by Lee Summers. Also a member of the acclaimed Jazz Mafia Symphony, Ms. Hall will be touring as they perform their suite Brass, Bows & Beats at major jazz festivals nationwide this summer 2010 including the Newport, Montreal, and Monterey Jazz festivals. Crystal Monee Hall is set to release her highly anticipated debut album River Train on June 22, 2010. $18 in advance / $20 at the door
BAMBI & WATERWELL: GOODBAR
Monday, July 5 at 7:30 PM
Reviving the lost art of the Live Concept Album, Waterwell teams up with NYC rock band, Bambï, to tackle one of the most controversial pop culture artifacts from the '70s, Looking for Mr. Goodbar. Taking inspiration from both the film starring Diane Keaton and the novel by Judith Rossner, Bambï and Waterwell explore the timeless themes of sexuality, independence and persona as seen refracted through a disco ball. Join us for this special first look as we take on this dark classic, celebrating New York in all its grim glamour. $15
Monday, July 5 at 9:30 PM
Niia is a classically trained pianist/vocalist originally from Boston. Niia moved to New York to attend New School for Jazz where she met Wyclef Jean. Niia was featured in the Wyclef song "Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)" (peaking at #12 on Billboard Hot 100, and #10 on Billboard Pop 100) with Lil' Wayne and Akon. The success of "Sweetest Girl" landed Niia with appearances on "VH1 Soul Stage," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," " The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," the "BET Awards" among others and a worldwide tour with Wyclef. Perez Hilton called Niia "a singer whose voice is as sultry as she looks." Niia is currently working on her debut album which explores a darker side of electronic pop music. $14
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