Recommendation for Wednesday, February 22, 2006
If I had
to pick one show tonight it would definitely be Bloody Panda:
and Floriculture at Tonic.
Panda is either a metallic experimental band
or an experimental metal band – whichever you prefer.
With a whole lot more brains, taste, and musical sophistication
than the recent trendy crop of indie metalists and a whole
lot more balls than your average art band, they have a lot
more in common with either the sort of art-core lineage that
has over the years bridged New York jazzmen's forays into
heaviness with Japanese masters of abrasiveness – which
makes since because singer Yoshiko Ohara is from the Osaka
art scene, Dan
Weiss is an accomplished jazz drummer, Blake
McDowell’s played with a slew of forward-thinking metal
bands, and guitarist Josh Rothenberger and bassist Bryan Camphire
double on synths and samplers. Pure tooth-grinding paint-peeling.
play with openers Floriculture
who are celebrating the release of their new CD Between The
Lines. Led by composer/pianist Chris Maguire, Floriculture
also features a notable downtown avant heavies Chris Mannigan
on alto sax and Trevor
Dunn on bass.
Coleman plays Mordechai Gebirtig –
The Stone 8PM $10: Anthony
Coleman plays solo piano to celebrate the release
of his new Tzadik recording.
Ben-Simhon with the Sultana Ensemble – The Stone 10PM
Ben-Simhon (vocals, oud, guitar) leads his Jewish
Moroccan group which features Leanne Darling (viola) Emmanuel
Mann (bass) Harel Shachal (g clarinet, sax, zurna) Tomer Tzur,
Brahem Frigane (percussion).
on Trial - Knitting Factory Old Office $12: Upstate-via
Austin-back to New York anti-folk hero Hamell is intense and
has no shortage of memorable story-songs.
this week's New York Night Train show list -
go here. Click the names in bold to learn
more about the artists.
to NYNT's Live Archive here.