Entries tagged with: Brandee Younger
by Andrew Sacher
Nate Kinsella, who used to be in Joan of Arc and is a current American Football member, also has the solo project Birthmark. Last month, Birthmark followed 2012's Antibodies with a new album, How You Look When You're Falling Down, on Polyvinyl. It's bright, rhythmic art pop, not much like the music he plays/played with his cousins Tim and Mike in their respective bands. It's got horn arrangements courtesy of Antibalas and TV on the Radio members, strings by Mivos Quartet, and harp by Brandee Younger. It's quite an interesting record, and you can stream the whole thing below.
Birthmark has an album release show in NYC coming up on December 13 at Rough Trade. Tickets go on sale Friday (11/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (11/18) at noon. It's his only upcoming date at the moment.
In other news, American Football have a possible new album in the works.
Brainfeeder-signed jazz musician and Kendrick Lamar/Thundercat collaborator Kamasi Washington is on tour now, and begins his two-night stay in NYC tonight (8/24) with 8 PM and 10:30 sets at the Blue Note and does it again on Tuesday (8/25). Tables for all four are sold out, but you can still reserve a spot at the bar.
His tour continues into the fall, and includes a return to NYC for a CMJ on October 15 at BRIC House. It's the first night of the venue's JazzFest Marathon, and also features Dessy Di Lauro's Neo-Ragtime, Dawn of Midi, Nir Felder, Kris Bowers, Brandee Younger, Takuya Kuroda, Ben Williams & Sound Effect, Donny McCaslin, and DJ Rich Medina. Tickets are on sale now, and the first 25 CMJ badge-holders will be admitted.
Updated dates are listed, with a video of a recent KCRW session, below...
Greenwich House Music School's "Uncharted" series will return this year every Thursday from March 12 to April 30 at the venue's 100-cap Renee Weiler Concert Hall. The series features "high-profile local artists debuting first-time performances of new work or new collaborations."
Highlights include guitar great Marc Ribot on March 26 where he'll debut a collaboration with Haitian songwriter Emeline Michel which pays tribute to one of Ribot's mentors, Haitian classic guitarist Frantz Casseus. Also, the following week (April 2) features Dap Kings guitarist Binky Griptite interpreting the music of of Muddy Waters with special guests.
Tickets for all shows in the series are on sale now, and come with complimentary beer and wine before and during the show. Full "Uncharted" lineup below...
The 11th annual NYC Winter Jazz Fest will happen January 8 - 10 at ten different NYC venues. This year's line-up includes Marc Ribot & The Young Philadelphians, So Percussion, Robert Glasper Trio, Kneebody + Daedelus, Strange and Beautiful: The Music of John Lurie and The Lounge Lizards, and lots more. Tickets and festival passes are on sale now.
Speaking of Marc Ribot, he's got a few other dates coming up, including a show at South Street Seaport on January 24 with his band Ceramic Dog. More details on that are still to be announced but all upcoming dates are listed below.
Nels Cline at Winter Jazz Fest 2011 (more by Andrew Frisicano)
As mentioned, Winter Jazz Fest is returning to NYC and it begins today (1/11) and continues through Saturday (1/12) across multiple NYC venues, including Le Poisson Rouge, Sullivan Hall, Zinc Bar, The Bitter End, Culture Project Theater, and The Bowery Electric with many artists including Colin Stetson, Rafiq Bhatia, Nels Cline, Debo Band, Vijay Iyer, Toshi Reagon, and more. Two day passes and single day tickets are on sale now.
Full schedule below...
Sax wizard Colin Stetson is working on his new solo album which will be out at some point in 2013, but before that you'll get a chance to see him at an intimate NYC show with many guests at Zebulon on December 6. The show includes Colin doing a solo set, along with sets by Holly Miranda and her band, Sarah Neufeld on solo violin (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre), and Lone Wolf (aka Ryan Saywer). Then Colin, Sarah and Ryan will do a collaborative set with Stuart Bogie, Adam Roberts, and Ryan Ferreira. No advance tickets for this show.
Colin Stetson is also part of the lineup for the 2013 Winter Jazz Fest which goes down across multiple venues in NYC on January 11 and 12. Colin will be playing The Bitter End on 1/12. Other artists on this year's tentative lineup include Nels Cline, Rafiq Bhatia, Debo Band, Vijay Iyer, and many many more. The full tentative lineup (with still more TBA) is below.