Posted in music | tour dates on April 26, 2013


The improvisationally-oriented Undead Music Festival is back for another year, happening May 1 - 5 in NYC. The fest, which has expanded beyond its jazz beginnings, overlaps a bit with Red Bull Music Academy's NYC takeover that begins on Sunday (4/28). The first Undead event is the previously mentioned, now sold-out "Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets" happening at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on May 1 featuring Questlove, Andrew WK, James Chance, Julia Holter, Kim Gordon, Thundercat, Andrew Bird and more. More info on what this all entails:

The format? Simple. One musician starts a solo improvisation lasting five minutes. Another musician then joins him for five minutes of duo improvisation. After those five minutes, musician #1 leaves the stage and musician #3 joins musician #2 for another five minutes, and so on and so forth for two hours. The music? Expect the unexpected. A once-in-a-lifetime experience with 20+ artists from jazz, electronics and everything in between...
Then on May 2 - 4, it's "Three Nights of Dosh" at Shapeshifter Lab featuring drummer/multi-intrumentalist Martin Dosh collaborating with a host of other musicians (including pal/collaborator Andrew Bird for one of them):
MAY 2:
8pm Theo Bleckmann solo
9pm Martin Dosh + Jeremy Ylvisaker (Alpha Consumer, Andrew Bird band), Alan Hampton (Andrew Bird band), Mike Bloch and Pete Hale (from Here We Go Magic)

MAY 3:
8pm Aaron Parks solo
9pm Martin Dosh + Aaron Parks, Chris Morrissey, Jeremy Ylvisaker
("Due to some unique circumstances, Dosh will be participating in this night via skype. It's going to be wild.")

MAY 4:
8pm Shane Endsley / Todd Sickafoose / Ben Perowsky
9pm Martin Dosh + Andrew Bird, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Todd Sickafoose

Individual tickets are $15 for individual nights or $30 for all three.

Then on May 5 there are three separate events:Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog and Hubble will be at Le Poisson Rouge (tickets); Vinnie Sperrazza/Jeff Davis Duo, Jesse Stacken Group, Brian Drye Duo and Big Eyed Rabbit at IBeam; St. Helena, Surface To Air and Option Copter III at 35 Claver Place.

There are more Undead related events happening on May 5 in other parts of the U.S. and there's more info here. For more info, visit the Undead Music Festival's website. Flyer is below.





Comments (5)

is the only band in i like from this genre of music. More into RnB, Rap and HipHop, but this band has amazing songs

Posted by butler | April 27, 2013 12:24 PM

Aaron parks said he was trying to create a thunderstorm... He did just that

Posted by Kendra | May 14, 2013 5:02 AM

Obviously Nasheet is ill and I'd love to see him play this music but Flin is really bringing some other shit hear and I for one dig it as it's own thing!

Posted by Lohr | May 14, 2013 6:57 AM

Paloma Recio played at Sullivan Hall in NYC as part of the Undead Music Festival.
Tony Malaby, saxophone
Ben Monder, guitar
Drew Gress, bass
Flin van Hemmen, drums

Posted by Stockwell | May 14, 2013 6:58 AM

I can listen to this every day and never get tired of it. It actually gets BETTER. These are the kinds of songs that get into your blood, into your bones and heart. They walk around with you, they make you move. Haunting and gorgeous.

Posted by Fantonny | September 28, 2014 3:41 AM

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