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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Monday
Oct 26
6:00PM  ALL-NUDE COLLEGE GIRL REVUE AND OTHER REASONS I COULDN'T PASS THE VETTING.
Lisa Faith Phillips
All-Nude College Girl Revue and Other Reasons I Couldn't Pass the Vetting. image
After a sold-out run of her popular, self-help parody musical 7 ½ Habits of Highly Effective Mistresses at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C., comedian Lisa Faith Phillips was sued for trademark infringement by the FranklinCovey Corporation, owner of the trademark "7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

Her answer is her new show The All-Nude College-Girl Revue, or why I can’t pass the vetting. Drawing on her colorful past, Lisa takes the audience on a hilarious journey - from growing up in a test site for cable television, through her jobs as a stripper and a voice on the Penthouse phone sex line, through jail and a lawsuit. Outrageous, poignant and laugh-out loud funny, it all adds up to an evening of sophisticated, fun entertainment.

Praise for previous shows

"This performer was outrageously funny and successfully cunning. Wildly entertaining...every line demanded a boisterous laugh. She exudes inherent fun like a bottle of champagne. Uplifting and unpredictable, Lisa Faith Phillips should have delivered the damn State of the Union Address this year." - Carolyn Smith, newyorkcool.com

"Part cabaret, part one-woman show, comedian and former stripper Lisa Faith Phillips gives you the 411 on getting the romance, love and security you think you deserve in this off-the-wall performance, which is structured like a motivational lecture and includes such original songs. About Town, Time Out New York

“The audience surrenders to her charm in the number “Let’s Just Keep Falling in Love”. Visit Dr. Faith for a session. Learning to be a mistress has never been more entertaining or effective! " - Andrew Gilchrist, Hi! Drama, MNN Cable Network


 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  21ST SCHIZOID MUSIC PRESENTS: MATTHEW WELCH AND BLARVUSTER
21st schizoid music presents: Matthew Welch and Blarvuster image
Regarded as "a composer possessed of both rich imagination and the skill to bring his fancies to life" by Time Out New York, composer and bagpipe virtuoso Matthew Welch (b.1976) holds two degrees in Music Composition, a BFA from Simon Fraser University (1999), and an MA from Wesleyan University (2001), having studied with noted composers such as Barry Truax, Rodney Sharman, Alvin Lucier and Anthony Braxton. After locating to New York City in 2001, he has worked with a host of other artists such as John Zorn, Julia Wolfe, Zeena Parkins, and Ikue Mori. The eclectic breadth of his interests in Scottish bagpipe music, Balinese gamelan, minimalism, improvisation and rock converge in compositional amalgams ranging from traditional-like bagpipe tunes to electronic pieces, improvisation strategies and fully notated works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, orchestra and non-western instruments. Since 2002, Mr. Welch has been running and composing for his own eclectic ensemble, Blarvuster, whose repertoire the New York Times has claimed as "border-busting music; original and catchy." Mr. Welch has recorded for the Tzadik, Mode, Cantaloupe, Leo, Porter, Muud, Avian, Newsonic and Parallactic record labels. more at www.myspace.com/matthewtobinwelch and www.myspace.com/blarvuster
 Cover $10
Tuesday
Oct 27
6:00PM  FOUR HORSEMEN OPEN MIC POETRY
Bob Quatrone, host


Bob's readers will include George Spencer, Liza Wolsky, Elizabeth Harrington, Frank Simone, Jay Chollick, Iris N. Schwartz, Farid Bitar, Michael Cook, Jane Ormerod, Evie Ivy, Robert Gibbons and Adriana Scopino.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  AMANDA MONACO’S DEATHBLOW – CD RELEASE (AND BIRTHDAY) PARTY
Amanda Monaco, guitar, compositions;  Michaël Attias, alto & baritone saxophone;  Sean Conly , bass ;  Satoshi Takeishi, drums
Amanda Monaco’s Deathblow – CD Release (and Birthday) Party image
Amanda Monaco’s Deathblow is a jazz and improvisational music quartet that combines free-bop sensibilities with through-composed pieces equal parts textural, adventurous, and whimsical. Deathblow performs a mix of Monaco's original compositions and modern twists on classic and obscure jazz repertoire. Their latest CD, I Think I’ll Keep You, was released by LateSet Records in Japan in January 2009; tonight’s concert is the CD Release Party for the US Release (as well as Monaco’s birthday!)

"Playfully restive compositions" - The New York Times "A cliché-free, inventive player" - Jazz Times   www.amandamonaco.com

Wednesday Oct 28 6:00PM  PERFECT SENSE
Alissa Heyman & Hila Ratzabi, co-host

Jean Valentine Elisabeth von Uhl Hila Ratzabi Carla Drysdale
A new poetry series hosted by an old friend.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  SOUL OF THE BLUES
Jon Sobel, host

Lisa Hearns Kings County Blues Band

8:30 - Lisa Hearns

9:15 - Kings County Blues Band Soul of the Blues' house band tops off the night with a tasty mix of Chicago blues, hard-hitting blues-rock, funk, and soul. The repertoire ranges from Freddie King to Bonnie Raitt, from Paul Butterfield to the Meters, and from Johnnie Taylor to Johnny Winter, plus a few punchy originals. Each set is a satisfying medley of authentic American sounds, distilled through a gritty New York City attitude.
 Cover $10   http://www.souloftheblues.com

Thursday
Oct 29
6:00PM  THE DREAM CATCHER'S SONG
Margarita Suarez, editor/host

The Dream Catcher's Song image
The Dream Catcher's Song is a anthology presenting five emerging Brooklyn writers. These five women bring you on an internal and external journey as they take turns sharing their words. One page you are in 1940's Baltimore, live jazz sounding in your ears; the next you are climbing Mt. Etna, ash staining your fingers. One page you are witnessing the vulnerable place of healing from abuse, another you are in a world where foxes speak. Another page shouts the praise of sisterhood.

Containing poetry, memoirs, fiction, short stories, and personal narratives, the book will reveal the importance of sharing and hearing each other’s stories as it gives you an inside look at one writer's group’s process from inspiration to final work.

Gabriella M. Belfiglio, Kim D. Brandon, Princene Hyatt, Olivia S. Taylor, and Rita REB Wilson will read short selections from this, their debut group publishing effort.

Book sale to follow.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   www.dreamcatcherssong.info/

8:30PM  JEREMY UDDEN'S PLAINVILLE & AOIFE O'DONOVAN BAND
David Devoe, host

Jeremy Udden, alto & soprano saxophones;  Pete Rende, pump organ, rhodes;  Brandon Seabrook, banjo, guitar;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Matt Wilson, drums;  Aoife O'Donovan, voice;  Ryan Scott, guitar;  Jim Whitney, bass;  Bill Campbell, drums
Jeremy Udden's Plainville & Aoife O'Donovan Band image
"With an uncommon instrumentation and a pluralistic stylistic orientation (rock, free, folk build upon the underlying jazz), Udden's group creates a resolutely new music where eclecticism and personal experience play an important role." - JAZZ MAN (FRANCE) Also described as "an appealingly dreamy roots-jazz combo" (Hank Shteamer, Time Out New York), the group, named for Udden's home town, will release it's first for Fresh Sound New Talent in March, marking Udden's second as a leader for the label.

Acclaimed vocalist Aoife O'Donovan has been turning heads all through the music scene for the past 8 years. Called "Americana's newest darling" by USA today, Aoife is a founding member of newgrass sensations "Crooked Still," with whom she tours the world for most of the year. She is also a member of the folk-noir trio, "Sometymes Why." 2009 has seen Aoife on stages from the Glasgow to San Juan Island to Copenhagen, with stops across Europe, Canada, and the USA in between. Though she doesn't often play shows featuring solely her own material, her quirky original songs have garnered praise worldwide. Originally from Newton, Massachusetts, Aoife has just made the big move to Brooklyn, NY.
 Cover $10   www.jeremyudden.com www.myspace.com/jeremyudden

Friday
Oct 30
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Jackie Sheeler, host

Ann Cefola
The ever popular fifth Friday of October brings our intrepid friend Ms Sheeler back to host a poetry open mic the day before Halloween. Who plans these things?

Tonight's feature is Ann Cefola, she rocks!
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

Son of Pony image
9:00PM & 10:30PM  OHAD TALMOR'S NEWSREEL
Shane Endsley, trumpet;  Ohad Talmor, tenor saxophone;  Jacob Sacks, piano;  Matt Pavolka, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums;  + guest Miles Okazaki, guitar
Ohad Talmor's NEWSREEL image
Ohad Talmor "NewsReel" - Ohad Talmor’s Newest and Most Exciting Project brings together 5 great musicians-improvisers based out of New York’s exciting new scene, all at ease in a wealth of different musical situations, genres and vocabulary, all giving you a “true update on the state of this world"! Ohad's original music mixes old and new medias, speeches and songs out of the mind of his iconoclastic universe: a repertoire which fuses seamlessly Contemporary Jazz mixed with Classical northern Indian music, Contemporary Classical and Funk

"Ohad Talmor's latest project, his aptly named "NewsReel" 5tet, is your answer if you ever had any doubt about what directions New York's current forward thinking generation of musicians is heading toward: beyond styles or genres, these five musicians own such a wide vocabulary, ranging from any form of Jazz to contemporary Classical or classical Indian music and deliver it with such mastery and honesty that you know the future is here, and it is exciting again !"
Corriere della Sera, Milano, Italy
 Cover $10   www.ohadtalmor.com www.myspace.com/ohadtalmor

Saturday
Oct 31
6:00PM  FRENCH NIGHTS
Lucinda Karter, host

Maylis de Kerangal Joy Sorman
We have a Halloween treat, two lovely French writers, hosted by the vivacious Lucinda; and the trick may be you won't ever want to leave, our dining rooms await.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  HALLOWEEN PARTY WITH ALICE
Seth Fruiterman, vocals, accordion;  Kyle Saulnier, woodwinds;  Leena Gilbert , violin;  Amali Premawardhana, cello;  Michael MacAllister, guitars;  Moppa Elliot, bass;  Rohin Khemani , tabla, percussion
Halloween party with Alice  image
Arriving mysteriously in New York City in 2005 with nothing but a suitcase full of sepia-toned memories and a short list of semi-lucid musicians in the hip pocket of her homemade skirt, alice. directed her near-psychotic obsession to find something new into the founding of what has come to be known as the elastic.hybrid.chamber.pop. movement. Calling in a lifetime’s worth of favors and rewriting the concept of Machiavellian coercion in the process, she assembled a mighty ensemble of people that were united in musical vision and inherent fear of saying no. Bringing a unique voice to a unique genre, alice. seeks to continually defy the boundaries of form, harmony, group improvisation, genre, and competitive performance art, delighting her multi-generational audiences with distinctive and memorable original compositions mixed with covers ranging from Beethoven to Spinal Tap. Truly, hers is a voice as extraordinary as it is assertive.
 Cover $10   www.myspace.com/alicethebandnyc
Sunday
Nov 01
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- SHAPES AND ENERGIES: LOVE AND HATE AMONG THE ATOMS
Roald Hoffmann

Entertaining Science -- SHAPES AND ENERGIES: LOVE AND HATE AMONG THE ATOMS image
SHAPES AND ENERGIES: LOVE AND HATE AMONG THE ATOMS

Molecules have shapes, and their geometries determine ultimately their every chemical, physical and biological property. Tiny electrons, scooting around the much bulkier atoms, and governed by the lovely logic of quantum mechanics, actually tell those big guys how to arrange themselves.

An expert on la liaison chimique, Odile Eisenstein of the University of Montpellier, France, takes us by the hand into the world of molecular shapes, from the simple tetrahedron of methane to the less intuitive world of molecules containing metal atoms. Gerard Parkin, who is rumored to make a living studying such molecules, will do some non-electronic magic. And making shapes, exploring different forms of holding energy together, sometimes in "nonintuitive" ways, will also be expressed in the music of Todd Capp and his quartet (Todd, Bryan Eubanks, Andrew Lafkas, and Joe Giardullo).
 Cover $10

8:30PM  ANDY MILNE & DAPP THEORY
Andy Milne, piano;  John Beaty, piano;  Chris Tordini, bass;  Kenny Grohowski, drums
Andy Milne & Dapp Theory image
Dapp Theory is a quintet that blends “contemporary funk, groove and hip-hop into jazz with such seamless, casual precision it’s almost freaky.” (LA Weekly) Recipient of Chamber Music America’s New Works commission, French-America Jazz Exchange award, and voted “Rising Star Keyboardist” by Down Beat Magazine, leader, pianist/composer, Andy Milne is one of the most important and respected voices in jazz today. With Dapp Theory, Milne combines the talents of percussive poet John Moon, saxophonist John Beaty, bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Kenny Grohowski, collectively helping to re-draw and extend the boundaries of jazz. Jazz Times Magazine describes the band’s “remarkable chemistry . . . [as] . . . so impeccable, it’s practically a musical Unified Field Theory”.

“Milne and his band Dapp Theory are masters of understatement. … there’s a balance to the music that is tenuous when considered intellectually, but just plain funky when considered physically.”
-Jake TenPas – Albany Democratic Herald

“There's an energy and a passion in their work that transcends genre…”
- Luciana Lopez – The Oregonian
 Cover $10   www.dapptheory.com

Monday
Nov 02
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  ANDREW RATHBUN
Andrew Rathbun, saxophone;  Nate Radley, guitar;  Gary Versace, piano;  Johannes Weidenmuller, bass;  Billy Hart, drums
Andrew Rathbun image
It is quite insouciant to categorize jazz musicians as either composers or players. But jazz devotees sometimes typecast artists as writers or inter- preters of music. With a mature talent such as composer/saxophonist Andrew Rathbun, categorizing him in one camp or the other is unwar- ranted. With Where We Are Now, his tenth disc as leader, he displays his growing maturity as a player and more of his acclaimed talents as com- poser/arranger. The music of Andrew Rathbun draws into the composi- tion, but requires you to stay for the performance.
All About Jazz
 Cover $10   www.andrewrathbun.com
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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