Posted in music | tour dates on June 1, 2009

by Andrew Frisicano

Gabriel Kahane

[Gabriel] Kahane is twenty-seven, and his listeners seem roughly the same age. He is well on his way to developing an original creative personality; his music absorbs everything from nineteen-twenties neoclassicism to blue-grass and modern indie pop, with potent melodies bridging the disparate styles. [New Yorker]
Kahane kicks off a residency at the Rockwood Music Hall on June 1st (tonight). He'll be there Mondays at 10pm through the rest of the month.

On June 12th, Kahane also performs at PS 139 Auditorium (330 Rugby Rd, Brooklyn) as part of the Ditmas Park Concert Series...

"Come hear the remarkably creative and talented singer-songwriter/pianist Gabriel Kahane, performing with a host of special and equally talented friends."
One of the singer's most well-known friends would have to be Sufjan Stevens, who appears on Kahane's eponymous 2008 disc. Kahane in turn is credited with "the piano cadenza on Sufjan Stevens' 'You are the Blood'" from the Dark Was the Night compilation.

Kahane's Craigslistlieder, a 2007 song cycle with lyrics compiled from Craigslist posts, has been re-released as a free download from Family Records. New single "LA" is streaming on MySpace.

All tour dates, with a video of Kahane performing Craigslistlieder material, below...

neurotic and lonely - gabriel kahane - craigslistlieder

Gabriel Kahane - 2009 Tour Dates
June 01 New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall #
June 08 New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall #
June 12 Brooklyn, NY - Ditmas Park Concert Series PS 139
June 15 New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall #
June 22 New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall #
June 29 New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall #
August 16-29 Orcas Island, Washington Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
# June Residency

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Comments (9)

That video is fucking brilliant.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 6:09 PM

he should be ashamed of himself, acting like that and dressing like that at 27.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 8:17 PM

have been listening to the album.. dare I say some of it is pretty great approaching genius at times? pretty awesome indeed.

Posted by prettycool | June 1, 2009 8:34 PM

This dude's dad was awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mfnsRA2EEw

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 9:57 PM

idk about this dude, but GaVriel Kahane is way better...
http://www.myspace.com/gavrielkahanemusic

Posted by HUD | June 2, 2009 10:00 AM

a little musical theater for my tastes, but you can tell the guy is super talented. good luck with the residency.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 10:19 AM

THIS GUY IS EVERYTHING WRONG WITH ALL OF YOU DO-NOTHING HIPSTERS. FUCK!

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2009 12:01 AM

the best part is he is wearing the same shirt in the video and promo photo

Posted by Tim | November 9, 2009 7:30 AM

I'm 60 years old and probably not Kahane's target audience. I first heard his music on NPR and was blown away, as I continue to be. "Charming Disease" may be the most heartfelt -- and heart wrenching -- composition I've heard in years. A brilliant artist.

Posted by Rhonda Cutler | June 2, 2012 2:30 PM

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