Thursdays: FireSloth music series
Fire Sloths are medium-sized mammals belonging to the family Musiconychidae. They are part of the order creativia and are therefore related to anteaters, which sport a similar set of specialized claws, saxophones and teeth. Fire sloths are Brooklyn dwellers known for burning with passion while moving extremely slowly, hence named "fire sloths". They create beautiful and mysterious music while hunting for ants. The Fire Sloth Music Series is a weekly celebration of their existence in the form of two sets of creative music performed by local sloths and humans.
Adam Shneit/Zack Swanson, 8pm - Myk Freedmam and the Myk Freedmans, 9pm
Adam Shneit/Zack Swanson. “(Shniet's) music is immensely charming…infectious and inventive…a delight and quite unlike anything I’ve heard in a long while.” –Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery. Swanson and Schneit explore the complementary textures of clarinet and double bass, with melodies both elliptically searching and beautifully meditative. Adam Shneit-clarinet, Zack Swanson-bass
Myk Freedmam and the Myk Freedmans. “Lap-steel whiz Myk Freedman excels at intensely evocative instrumentals that draw on Dixieland, klezmer and avant-garde jazz. His aesthetic is wistful yet subtly surreal.” -Time Out New York. His ensemble consists of New York's top players from the next generation of the Downtown scene. Each Myk Freedman bringing their own expertise be it from the Balkans, backing the Dirty Projectors, trad jazz and the world of tiny improv. Their shows are a genre bending exploration of spontaneous arrangements of Freedman's melodic and mysteriously sentimental tunes. Myk Freedman-lap steel, Kenny Warren-trumpet, Patrick Breiner-reeds, Jason Vance-banjo, Michael Bates-bass, Carlo Costa-drums.
Adam Caine Ensemble, 8pm - Myk Freedman and the Myk Freedmans, 9pm
Adam Caine Band
"There are dozens of great guitarists who live and play in the New York City area; one of the most consistently creative is Adam Caine." -Bruce Lee Gallanry. Caine is a guitarist and composer. His albums have received rave reviews in the Wire, Cadence, and All About Jazz. As a composer for video art, Caine's music has been featured in over 20 international festivals. Caine's music draws inspiration from classic jazz, contemporary classical, psych-rock, prog-rock, punk rock, shred guitar, music of the Toba people, and almost everything else. On this night he will be performing high energy music with a lot of spontaneity. Electric jazz deconstructions.Adam Caine - guitar, Nick Lyons - alto sax, Adam Lane - bass, John Wagner - drums
Feb 18th -- Off for the week
COLLAPSE QUARTET, 8pm - Myk Freedman and the Myk Freedmans, 9pm
This group features the guitar acrobatics of Yoshie Fruchter, Eyal Maoz, Jonathan Goldberger and Ty Citerman. Collapse plays original composed and improvised music for 24 strings (with/without electronic toys), conjuring avant-jazz, rock, noise, whimsy, and delight. Yoshie Fruchter - guitar, Eyal Maoz - guitar, Ty Citerman - guitar, Jonathan Goldberger - guitar.