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Gyan Riley
Gyan Riley

Terry and Gyan Riley have been performing together since the late 90's and have appeared in concert throughout the USA and Europe. The music has a connection to the improvising traditions of both Jazz and Indian Classical but more importantly depends on a synchronous intuition that has developed between a father and a son. Sometimes they begin with a structure where melodic, harmonic, modal and rhythmic elements are predetermined along with a flow chart of sequential events but one of their favorite forms is starting from a place where neither performer has an overview and they must find their way together. Terry on piano, keyboard and vocals, has been on the worlds stages for over 50 years. Gyan has generated a lot of excitement with his astounding guitar virtuosity and his brilliant compositions. In 2011 they appeared at All Tomorrow's Parties in Minehead England and at Moogfest in Asheville, North Carolina.
Terry Riley & Gyan Riley (with help from percussionist David Cossin and violinist Tracy Silverman) play a seated show at Le Poisson Rouge Sunday (5/13). Tickets are still available.

Gyan Riley can also be found this month at the Stone, where he curated the second half (May 17 - 31) of venue's May programming. (Buke & Gase handled the first two weeks.) Riley's run kicks off Thursday, May 17 with a solo performance by Tracy Silvermann who uses loop pedals to create soundscapes with her six-string violin. The late show that night is BLIXT aka Bill Laswell (bass) Morgen Agren (drums) Raoul Bjorkenheim (guitar).

Other highlights include Ian Williams of Battles on May 19, guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Scott Amendola on May 22; pianist Jenny Lin playing works from various Merce Cunningham composers on May 23; Riley and percussionist Dave Cossin performing as Superballs! on May 26; and Bang on a Can/Paul Simon cohort Mark Stewart on May 27.

Full schedule for the Gyan Riley-curated second half of May at The Stone is below.

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by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Don Caballero - "Lord Krepelka" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Don Caballero - "Bulkeye" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Poison Arrows - "Casual Wave" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Poison Arrows - "Lockaway" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Poison Arrows - "Trailer Park" (MP3)

Don Cab

Punkgasm is out now, and it marks record number two for the revamped Don Caballero lineup with members of Cretia Bourzia. Check out "Lord Krepelka" and "Bulkeye" above and check Don Caballero out on August 23rd (Saturday) at the Knitting Factory with An Albatross, Ponytail and WFMU DJ Marty McSorley. Tickets are still available.

Back in 2003, when original member Damon Che decided to reform Don Cab, he reached out to former members Mike Banfield and Pat Morris to see if they wanted to participate. Both declined. Both are showcasing their new bands at Mercury Lounge in NYC September 1st. Tickets are at the door. Tropic Of Nelson is also on board.

Pat Morris is in The Poison Arrows who are knee deep into EP number three (Casual Wave was released on August 19th on File Thirteen Records). Check out the title track above, as well as a track from each from their two previous EPs.

Knot Feeder, featuring Mike Banfield, haven't updated their MySpace blog in a while, but they made it known that they recorded six tracks with J.Robbins at his studio Magpie Cage for an upcoming full-length in December, and that they were finishing it some time in February.

Of course, Ian Williams was also a member of the pre-2003 Don Caballero. He is plugging away at a little band called Battles and they recently played Central Park Summerstage.

Don Cab dates HERE. PA & KF dates below...

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