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Kamra / Yaz Lancaster

March 31, 2024

7pm doors 8pm music

full dinner menu availabl, seating is first-come first-served

performing live in the back room

Kamra is a singer-songwriter raised in the dry desert of Arizona now living between their farm in the Western Catskill Mountains and Toronto. Their music fuses string instruments, experimental sensibilities, field recordings, and band jams. Kamra’s practice centers collaboration, painterly storytelling, and transfigurations that emerge after a spiritual experience. Their popular single “Hear My No” is a socio-cultural cry for more honest communication in relationships. They are also the author of Care Manual, a practical workbook which challenges fixed notions of care, consent, pleasure, and harm. Kamra’s songwriting derives wisdom from lived experience and surfs the waves of traditional African-American music with ethereal charm. Channeling the legacy of Black femme folk singers, Kamra puts their twist on the genre by blending the sentimental deep rich tones with soaring falsettos floating listeners off their feet.

Yaz Lancaster is a transdisciplinary artist residing in Lenapehoking (NYC). Their work as a performer, composer, poet/writer, and collaborator is grounded in queer, DIY, and liberatory frameworks. Their debut record AmethYst, comprising music for violin, voice, and electronics was released in April 2023 (ppr). Recent and upcoming collaborators include Black Mountain College/Hub New Music, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dorothy Carlos, Eliza Bagg, Massa Nera, Mingjia, Minnesota Philharmonic, Miss Grit, and Sean Pecknold. Yaz additionally works as the co-manager of people places records, a co-organizer of abolitionist music collective Sound Off, and a freelance (music) writer. They love powerlifting, horror manga, and summers down South.


Lao Dan, John McCowen, Charmaine Lee

March 27, 2024

7pm doors 

full dinner menu available 

seating is first-come, first-served 

8pm music 

performing solos, duos and as a trio:

LAO DAN is a classically trained Chinese flutist at Shenyang Conservatory of Music (SYCM), Lao Dan sticks to his own vision of and approach to the bamboo flute and its sounds. His playing continues to push the limits of artistic expression on this instrument, exploring the possibilities of free, energetic, and nonconformist ways of sound-making confined by neither Jazz nor traditional Chinese musical conventions. His improvisation often brings to the audience an overwhelming sonic experience in which the East and the West, the ancient and the modern clash dramatically on each other. Bandcamp

JOHN MCCOWEN‘s musical life has become an obsession with discovering a polyphonic language on a historically monophonic instrument – the clarinet. This has led him to a unique acoustic vocabulary that is akin to a shifting soundscape of electronic feedback. John’s multi-phonic approach is based in drones, difference tones, and beating harmonics as a means to showcase the compositional potential within a single, acoustic sound source. His work has been described by The New Yorker as “the sonic equivalent of microscopic life viewed on a slide” and by The Wire as “an astonishing demonstration of pure sound & human will.”

CHARMAINE LEE is a New York-based vocalist. Her music is predominantly improvised, and favors a uniquely personal approach to vocal expressed concerned with spontanaeity, playfulness, and risk-taking. Beyond extended vocal technique, Charmaine uses amplification, feedback, and microphones to augment and distort the voice.  


Soup & Sound at Sisters

March 22, 2024

Continuum Culture & Arts Presents

7pm doors 8pm music

full dinner menu available

seating is first-come, first-served

performing live in the back room

Judy Dunaway (Boston, MA)
“…is primarily known for her numerous works for latex balloons as sound producers, including sculptural sonic performances, sound installations, interactive pieces and acousmatic works. She has presented these works at premier venues, festivals, museums and galleries throughout North America and Europe.” Balloon Music Manifesto

Devin Gray
Devin Gray’s fresh approach to modern drumming has enabled him to play with many of the world’s great jazz musicians. He is interested in a multitude of musical directions and prioritizes sincerity.

TACTICAL MAYBE 

Tom Blancarte – bass

Nana Pi Aabo-Kim – saxophone

Louise D.E. Jensen – saxophone

Halym Aabo-Kim – drums & euphonium

$15 



Brooklyn Maqam Hang: New York Oud Festival

Tickets 

7:30pm doors 8pm music, full dinner menu available, seating is first come first-served

Brooklyn Maqam presents New York Oud Festival Day 1

The New York Oud Festival is a multi-day, multi-venue music festival that displays the oud and its versatility as it exists in New York’s diverse musical culture.

performing live in the back room 

Brandon Terzic has performed with everyone from rising Sudanese pop Diva Alsarah to master composer Henry Threadgill. Drawing on his blues guitar roots, he absorbed the wellspring of Malian griot and Moroccan Gnawa traditions, as well as the downtown NYC improv aesthetic, and forged it into the sonic calligraphy of the Arabic Oud. Alongside cellist Rufus Cappadocia and percussionist Matt Kilmer, Brandon leads the transcendental Trio Xalam.

Adam Good is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and composer working with contemporary modal music in the traditional styles of Turkey, Greece and Eastern Europe. His musicianship on guitar, Turkish ud, tanbur, and knowledge of Turkish makam has made Adam a fixture of the Balkan and Middle Eastern music scenes in the US and abroad. He plays with the ensembles Dolunay (Turkish music), Brenna MacCrimmon, Greek Judas (heavy metal Greek rebetika), Pontic Firebird (Greek Pontic), and with clarinet master Souren Baronian’s ensemble Taksim.

Brooklyn Maqam is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in January 2018. Its mission is: to foster community engagement with maqam-based music; presenting & promoting music from Middle Eastern (especially Arabic) musical traditions; preservation of the art form through education & mentorship; and providing performance opportunities for both established masters & emerging talents.




Watercolour Society

7pm doors 8pm music, full dinner menu available, table seating first-come first-served

improvisational painting in dialogue with improvisational music

Watercolour Society is a community art project that includes freeform drawing meetups, pop-up exhibitions, and an ethos of skill-sharing. The project brings people together in the spirit of making—born out of friends getting together to draw.

Gian Perez- guitar

gabby-fluke mogul – violin

Caroline Morton – bass

Shara Lunon – voice, electronics

Carmen Quill – bass

Sonya Belaya – voice

Tyrone Allen II – bass


Assembly #16 curated by Lester St. Louis & Luke Stewart

doors 7pm 

full dinner menu available 

seating is first-come, first-served 

performing live in the back room 

Music Research Strategies + andrea haenggi + Luke Stewart 

drums + movement + bass

WINDSCOUR 

Joe Moffett – trumpet

Zach Rowden – electronics

image by Peter Gannushkin / Downtownmusic.net

Jessie Cox 

expanded percussion

$20 at the door (cash/Venmo, no advance tickets) 


Theory of Change presents Sonic Luck

March 13, 2024

9pm-1am
$10 suggested donation 
100% of event profits will be send to Operation Olive
Branch which directly supports families in Gaza 
Theory of Change (TOC) is committed to community building through the creation of monthly sound room and music share events. TOC’s priority is to redistribute all event profits directly to local mutual aids and organizations, turning the joy of music into a powerful force for positive change.
Come hang out with us for an unforgettable night of music, great vibes, and a chance to support a meaningful cause through mobilizing funds! 100% of event profits will be redistributed to Operation Olive Branch – which directly supports families in Gaza!
in the booth all night
DEFI
You can catch DEFI (aka Lani) spinning lots of R&B, funk, UKG, some jersey club, house and much much more!
NISHÉVITHA
Nishévitha enjoys playing a melange of house, footwork, juke, hip-hop, Arabic, Afro-Portuguese, and South Asian, and more specifically South, and North Indian music. She likes to include special nods to the South Indian classical and film music that she grew up listening to.
DJ MOONSHINE
My name’s DJ Moonshine. I love spinning music that keeps you boppin your head, including afrobeats, House, R&B, and Bollywood!
CHARBABY
Hi I’m charbaby! I mainly play future beats, edits, rnb, hip hop, amapiano, and house. Excited to vibe with y’all