Recommendations for Saturday, February 4, 2006
this week's New York Night Train show list - go
Des Barres, I'm With the Band - Coliseum Books 6PM: The
Don Quixote of groupie books has been reprinted! This time
groupie legend-come-celebrated author
Pamela Des Barres provides an afterward to keep
it up-to-date. Sandra Bernhard and other guests will also
Branca Hallucination City: Symphony 13 for 100 Guitars - Montclair
State University Memorial Auditorium (NJ) - I picked
this one as the show of the week. Hear about it here.
Worrell & the WOO Warriors, DJ Ori Kaplan - Tonic $15/$18:
Worell, best known as the keyboardist for Parliament,
Funkadelic, and the Talking Heads, also has had quite a hand
in the production and composition with P-Funk. As responsible
as anyone for bringing synthesizer technology to the funk
early on, Worell still possesses no shortage of ability, creativity,
and booty. Kaplan is a great musician. Wonder what he'll spin?
The Boggs, Daylight's for Birds – Northsix $10/$12:
Calla’s fuzzyheaded downer-pop is finding
a more focused and cinematic edge and may be perfect for a
cold February night. But the really amazing news here is the
return of The
Boggs. If you remember them as an acoustic band,
you haven’t seen ‘em for some time. The Boggs
are now electrified and feature singer Jason Friedman, guitarist
David Lloyd of Cause for Applause, plus new members Sam Jayne
of Love is Laughter, and Matt Schulz of Enon - a supergroup
to say the least. Daylight's
for the Birds is a dreamy pop band featuring
former members of On!Air!Library!
Hooker, Roger Miller, Lonely Ghost, Electroputas, Olive and
Black Hair - Pianos $12/$15
An accomplished drummer, poet, and artist, William
Hooker whose musical career goes way back before
the 1970s free jazz loft scene, when he played the Isley Brothers
and Dionne Warwick, is one wild and crazy drummer. He will
be staging collaboration with an equally important underground
figure, Mission of Burma’s Roger
Miller. And I wouldn’t doubt if his frequent
collaborator Lee Ranaldo steps in. The band that exists where
krauty grooves and experimental fragments meetdowntown art
feature longtime +/- gang members Joe Frivaldi and dancer/DJ/filmmaker
Jaiko Suzuki. Lonely Ghost and Olive and Black Hair also play.
York Experimental Theremin Orchestra Series part II: an evening
of theremin – ISSUE Project Room $10: The
New York Experimental Theremin Orchestra, a who’s
who of the local and international theremin scene, includes
a talented and eclectic bunch that come a diversity of backgrounds
including indie rock bands, experimental music projects, art
instillations, drag performance, the New York Philharmonic,
and university lectures. Performers include
Dorit Chrysler, Michael
Dave Simons. If you are a fan of the this instrument,
this is definitely your event.
Sheiks, Ten Pound Strike, In Pencil, The Silent Years, Baker
the Band – Trash $10:
Heroine Sheiks have been around so long that
they’re often overlooked as being one of New York’s
finest underground institutions. Shannon Selberg, also of
the legendary Cows is, hands-down, among one of the best and
most unique rock frontmen of all time – and I don’t
just mean in the underground. And, from what I've heard so
far, the new LP is one of their best.
Vids, Mazinga Phaser II, Mr. Andersonic, JAWS -Tommy's Tavern
Vids is the sound of artfully assembled.keyboard
torture and drum machine malfunction with a dash of angular
Phaser is Wanz Dove'sr long-lived project that’s
been at the center of the Denton, TX space-rock scene since
the early 1990s. I had no idea they were still going! A Texas
boy myself, I think it’s my duty to pop in and see what
ol’ Wanzy’s up to… Mr.
Andersonic is total booty music with vintage
created live with a sampler and vintage drum machines and
synth. And Jawz
takes a great big psychotic digital dump – and I mean
that in a good way.
Golightly - Maxwell's $12: Ms
Golightly is a charismatic performer with a really
distinctive voice, strong songs, and a lot of soul. Totally
worth crossing the river and back.
Lonnie Smith Trio, Iridium, $25-27: Turban-topped
Hammond B3 master Dr.
Lonnie Smith is one of those rare artists who
has been able to cross effortlessly back and forth between
the jazz and r&b worlds without having to abandon his
style – which is a bit more subtle than Jimmy Smith
or McGriff, but every bit as soulful.
Battletorn, Drugs of Faith, Villians, Dimentianon, Goat -
Sin-e: Boston’s evil grind metal legends Watchmaker
make a return with Troubleman’s Battletorn
- the leading local proponents of a DRI-style thrash revival.
Definitely the place to be for the fast n’loud. P.S.
Don't you also love metal logos?
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