The Independent Promoters Alliance - March, 2020 Gig Newsletter:
Lists & Links from Bruce L Gallanter (DMG), Chris Stern (Eric’s House of Improv), Kevin Reilly, Sarah Vallee (www.tinyurl.com/nyconcerts), Jessica Hallock (nyc-noise.com), Kurt Gottschalk and Matt Vernon.
The Independent Promoters Alliance Presents:
NATE WOOLEY / LAUL PYTTON / COREY SMYTHE!
March 19th at 8pm
At Michiko Studios
149 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
VINNY GOLIA / SUSAN ALCORN / ROBERT DICK / SYLVIE COURVOISIER!
Thursday, April 23rd at 8pm:
At Michiko Studios
149 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
ERIC STERN’S HOUSE OF IMPROV SERIES CONTINUES:
Saturday March 28th at 8pm:
8PM: WILLIAM HOOKER & CHARLES BURNHAM!
9pm: WILLIAM HOOKER / MARA ROSENBLOOM / ADAM LANE!
At 244 Rehearsal Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 10th Floor Theater, NYC
The Downtown Music Gallery 29th Anniversary Celebrations begins in 2020 and Will Continue throughout the year! May 1st is our Actual 29th Anniversary! Every In-store throughout the Year Helps Celebrate the Spirit of Creative Music Performed Live.
Sunday, March 8th:
6pm: IMPLICIT ARCHES: KURT GOTTSCHALK - Guitar / MIGUEL FRASCONI - analog synth /
WILL GLASS - Drums
7pm: DARREN JOHNSTON - Trumpet / PETER HESS - Woodwinds / ADAM DOTSON - Flugel-Bone!
8pm: TOMCHESS - Oud, Ney, Morsing / ZACH SWANSON - ContraBass!
Sunday, March 15th:
6pm: TONED: TOM WEEKS - Sax / NATHAN CORDER - Electronics / LEO SUAREZ - Drums!
7pm: UNI: VINICIUS CAJADO - Acoustic Bass / KENJI HERBERT - Electric Guitar!
Tues, March 17th St. Patrick’s Day! Stone Cold Sober Celebration with:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN ALL-STARS: WILLIAM PARKER / DAVE SEWELSON / COOPER-MOORE!
Sunday, March 22nd:
6pm: DANIEL CARTER / KURT RALSKE / LELE DAI / FRANK MEADOWS / TODD CAPP!
7pm: BIG PICTURE: MATT LAVELLE / EVAN CRANE / LEONID GALAGANOV!
8pm: PRACTITIONER: BEN GOLDBERG - Clarinet / MICHAEL COLEMAN - Keyboards!
Sunday, March 29th:
6pm: JESSICA ACKERLEY - Solo Electric Guitar!
7pm: FRANCISCO MORA CATLETT / SAM NEWSOME / BOB STEWART!
8pm: MARK HANSLIP / FEDERICO REUBEN - UK!
DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy. You can check excerpts from the weekly in-store sets through our Instagram feed.
Since the turn of the new year, there have been even more interesting musicians contacting me to play at DMG’s weekly series than ever before. You will notice we now have several triple bills coming up in the next few months. This will continue for as long I find important New Musicians who need an outlet for their creative music making. Sets listed in the DMG weekly newsletter occasionally change from what we post since we do get the rare cancelation. Please come down to visit, these sets are FREE and we often have wine & other goodies.
BRUCE LEE GALLANTER Recommendations for March, 2020:
SOUNDS OF JUSTICE:
THE SUN RA ARKESTRA & WILLIAM PARKER’S INSIDE SONGS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD!
Wednesday, March 4th at 7pm at Town Hall
123 West 43rd St, NYC, NY
Tickets & info: artsforart.org/thetownhall
TIM BERNE'S SNAKE OIL - RECORD RELEASE SHOW!
FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020 - 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
Tim Berne - Saxophone
Oscar Noriega - Clarinets
Ches Smith - Drums
Matt Mitchell - Piano
Harry Covert - 6-string electric bass
I-Beam is located at 168 7th Street in Brooklyn, NY, 11215
JOHN ZORN COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS -
Performed by THE JACK QUARTET -
Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14th at 8pm
National Sawdust is located at:
80 North 6th in Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Take the L Train to Bedford
firstname.lastname@example.org / 646-779-8455
NATIONAL SAWDUST is in Brooklyn and is one the best places for Modern Classical and all sorts of New Music Beyond Categories. Check out their calendar here: //nationalsawdust.org/calendar/?posts_per_page=50&tagID=
Friday, March 13th at 7pm:
JANE IRA BLOOM / MARK HELIAS / MATT WILSON!
18 WHITWELL PL, Brooklyn, NY 11215
ZURCHER GALLERY is a Wonderful Place to Attend Creative Music Events
The Art Installations are always worthy of inspection and the music performances are Rare and Well Selected - This month features:
CLAIRE DE BRUNNER / KEN FILIANO / DANIEL CARTER!
Claire de Brunner (bassoon)
Ken Filiano (bass)
Daniel Carter (alto, tenor & soprano saxophones, flute, trumpet and clarinet)
At Zürcher Gallery on Saturday March 14 at 8:00 PM / Doors open at 7:30
World Music Institute Presents:
Gaurav Mazumdar, Rupak Kulkarni & Hindole Majumdar!
The Masters of Indian Music
Wednesday / March 25 2020 / 8 pm
MERKIN HALL - 129 West 67th Street (btw Broadway and Amsterdam)
New York, NY 10023 - 212 501 3330
KEVIN REILLY’S Shortlist will not appear in the IPA Newsletter in the future. If you want to subscribe to his list directly, please write to him at email@example.com. Those of you who like to be listen to Challenging Music live, you should certainly subscribe. If you still purchase CD’s, Kevin’s label Relative Pitch remains the guiding light for recorded music of this type.
Kurt Gottschalk's New (and Newer) Music Picks for March, 2020:
March 1, 7:00pm
Jennifer Walshe and Mivos Quartet: Everything is Important and An Gléacht
80 N. 6th St., Brooklyn
March 4, 7:30pm
Ensemble Échappé: The Truth is Curved
Works by Tania León, Lembit Beecher, Caterina di Cecca and Luciano Berio
The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University
1161 Amsterdam Ave., NYC
Free, no tickets required
March 5, 8:00pm
Composer Portrait: Dai Fujikura
International Contemporary Ensemble
Miller Theater at Columbia University
2960 Broadway, NYC
March 7. 7:30pm
JACK Quartet: Album Release
Works by Sky Macklay, Cenk Ergün and Oscar Bianchi
Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, I 400, Arnold Hall, The New School
55 West 13th Street, NYC
Free, register at: https://event.newschool.edu/jackquartetnew
March 10, 7:30pm
David Lang on How Words Become Music (with ETHEL and soprano Molly Netter)
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
March 10, 9:00pm
Sarah Weaver: Synchrony Series, Duplexity State
David Taylor and Daniel Pinheiro
224 Centre St. NYC
March 23, 8:00pm
PRISM Quartet with Tony Arnold and Arturo O’Farrill: Mending Wall
Roulette - 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn
March 25, 7:30pm (pre-concert talk at 6:30pm)
Michael Gordon: Travel Guide to Nicaragua
The Crossing with Maya Beiser:
Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave., NYC
March 26, 8:00pm
George Lewis: Recombinant Works 2014-2019
Lura Cocks, Seth Parker Woods, Dana Jessen, String Noise
Issue Project Room
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
March 27, 7:00pm
Mary Kouyoumdjian: They Will Take My Island
JACK Quartet, Silvana Quartet,
with films by Atom Egoyan and projection design by Laurie Olinder
The Metropolitan Museum Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC
KURT GOTTSCHALK writes about music for Bachtrack, the NYC Jazz Record, the Red Hook Star-Revue, the Wire and other outlets and hosts the Miniature Minotaurs show on WFMU.
SARAH VALLEE Recommendations:
Over the past few years, the weekly Sunday gigs at DMG, have become more musically diverse and attendance has increased with handful of diehards who attend every week or relatively often. I have made a number of new friends who are also inspired by Creative/Challenging music and have reached out to do something to help promote this music:
Another great gig-list calendar is provided by our pal SARAH VALLEE. Sarah is a big fan of Marc Ribot, John Zorn and dozens of other Downtown musicians. Here is link to her own recommended calendar with many links… www.tinyurl.com/nyconcerts
JESSICA HALLOCK Calendar:
Another good friend is JESSICA HALLOCK who runs a her own site/recommended monthly calendar. It lists a wealth of shows for nearly every day of the month, sometimes as many as 25 sets per day!!! With dozens of appropriate links. Here is her website address: https://nyc-noise.com/
The Independent Promoters Alliance is a loose-knit group of friends who attend many musical performances, organize shows and independently promote music that inspires them and hopefully others. Mostly we do word-of-mouth & relatively small e-mail lists. We have put together a monthly gig newsletter but time will tell if we can do this consistently. — Organized by Bruce Lee Gallanter, Eric & Chris Stern, Kevin Reilly, Sarah Vallee, Matt Vernon, Jessica Hallock and Kurt Gottschalk. You can often find us sitting upfront at The Stone, Jazz Gallery, I-Beam, etc. We are all friendly and opinionated and love to discuss music. Come join us. - BLG
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