May 8, 2013 § Leave a comment
Last weekend we gathered a small group of friends and artists for the first of what we hope will be many live video sessions at Room 17, a warehouse recording studio in Brooklyn. We’ll be developing footage in the coming weeks, but for now check out some of the stills recently posted by HASH photographer Joshua Sarner.
Artists pictured included Bronx M.C. MaG, A Va Va—a Brooklyn three-piece releasing their delightfully raw, off-the-cuff debut later this month—and the subjects of our last two cover stories: Kelli Scarr and Rafiq Bhatia (whom you can catch tonight, opening for Colin Stetson at Le Poisson Rouge.)
April 1, 2013 § Leave a comment
Rafiq Bhatia adds another date to the string of buzzed-about performances begun earlier this year at Winter Jazzfest. Tonight, the protean composer-guitarist and his reliably adroit combo share a double bill at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) with the exciting, expansive Brooklyn jazz trio Dawn of Midi.
Bhatia is on the cover of the latest issue of HASH Magazine, which is available in a limited print edition at these locations. He’ll open for Colin Stetson next month, at Le Poisson Rouge. The video below was taken from a recent show at Glasslands, and recently premiered by Potholes In My Blog.
February 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
Two shows New Yorkers are encouraged to see tonight:
For the downtown crowd, the singer-songwriter stage at Rockwood Music Hall will feature Frances Cone, along with her usual band and some guests from the local acoustic folk label Handsome Lady. Earlier this week, Cone released “Come Back,” a debut album casting the vocalist’s intent confessionals with a fine balance of tangy Americana and soul-inspired flourish.
February 10, 2013 § Leave a comment
Dead Kennedys, the storied ’80s punk band of stinging wit and sawtoothed guitar punch, are in New York this week. Led for some time by original guitarist East Bay Ray (the band hasn’t recorded since 1986), they’ll stop at Gramercy Theater on Tuesday (tickets) before wrapping the current East Coast jaunt down in Washington D.C.
February 7, 2013 § Leave a comment
This Saturday, Feb. 9th, Irving Plaza will play host to a clutch of indie rappers headlined by Aesop Rock. Joining him is Rob Sonic, Busdriver and DJ Big Wiz, a compatible list of former Def Jux-affiliates and sometimes collaborators.