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