Entries tagged with: Ian Williams
photo: Julia Holter at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
NYC's annual Ecstatic Music Festival returns to the Merkin Concert Hall this year with various shows happening from February through April, following the two free concerts at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place in January. As always, it includes collaborations between indie and classical artists, and this year's lineup features Julia Holter, Xiu Xiu, Kaki King, John Zorn, Ikue Mori, Helado Negro, Emily Wells, Bang on a Can All-Stars (premiering works by Glenn Kotche, Jace Clayton and Ben Frost), and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Full lineup and schedule below...
How to Dress Well at Flow Festival 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
As discussed, How to Dress Well is playing one of the last-ever Glasslands shows on December 16, and it's since been revealed that he'll be appearing live in NYC the day after that too. On December 17 at Verboten, HTDW will take part in SPIN and Microsoft's The Connect Sessions, which "pairs groundbreaking artists across the worlds of music, digital design, and visual art to build one-of-a-kind, collaborative pieces of content."
The pairings include Ian Williams of Battles/Don Caballero with visual artist Ron Amstutz, How to Dress Well with multi-media artist Melissa Matos (TRUSST), and electronic musician Com Truise with videographer Deborah Johnson (aka CandyStations). The show goes from 8 PM to midnight, and is 21+. To get in, you have to RSVP.
Watch a video from How to Dress Well's 2014 album, below...
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.
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)
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.
Don Cab dates HERE. PA & KF dates below...