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February 2013 at the Stone 
curated by Franklin Teagle / Vernon Reid

February 1—February 13
ADMISSION TO ALL SHOWS IN THIS SERIES WILL BE FIVE DOLLARS!
Franklin Teagle runs the Brooklyn-based labels Tranquility Tapes and Anathema Sound, documenting underground experimental music on cassette.

2/1 Friday (ICS)
8 pm
Grant Evans
Grant Evans (electronics)

10 pm
Motion Sickness of Time Travel
Rachel Evans (synthesizer, vocals)


2/2 Saturday (ICS)
8 pm
Afterlife
Ryan McGill, Franklin Teagle (synthesizers)

10 pm
Fossils from the Sun
Ray Hare (electronics)


2/3 Sunday (MJC)
8 pm
Imperial Topaz
Caroline Teagle (synthesizer, vocals) Zachary Zierden (synthesizer, electronics)

10 pm
Hex Breaker Quartet
Josh Millrod (trumpet, electronics) Jesse DeRossa (EVI, electronics) Mr. Matthews (synthesizer)


MONDAYS IN FEBRUARY and MARCH
Monday nights starting in February, The Stone will premiere Frank London’s latest, largest and most exciting project to date: the 21-piece Shekhina Big Band, featuring New York’s finest Klezmer, Jazz, and Latin musicians.
ONE SET AT 8PM—ADMISSION TEN DOLLARS
London co-founded the Klezmatics, the Hasidic New Wave, and other groups, and was called “the person most responsible for pushing the Klezmer revival in the direction of Rock and World Music.” Expanding from his work on the Tzadik release “Scientist at Work” (and his years with Jaki Byard’s Apollo Stompers), London’s Shekhina Big Band is the first group of its kind, radically fusing Jewish music and big band Jazz.

2/4 Monday (ICS)
8 pm
Frank London’s Shekhina Big Band
Greg Wall, Marty Ehrlich, Matt Darriau, Zach Mayer, Paul Shapiro, Doug Wieselman, Jessica Lurie (saxes) Justin Mullens, Steven Gluzband, Ronald Horton, Pam Fleming, Rob Henke (trumpets) Curtis Hasselbring, Jacob Garchik, Matt Haviland, Brian Drye (trombones) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Anthony Coleman (piano) Uri Sharlin (accordion) Brian Glassman (bass) Roberto Rodriguez (drums) Renato Thoms (percussion)


2/5 Tuesday (MJJ)
8 pm
Millions
David Suss (guitar, synthesizer)

10 pm
Husere Grav
Todd Watson (electronics)


2/6 Wednesday (ICS)
8 pm
Xanthocephalus/Parashi/Urkas
Russ Alderson (bass, electronics) Mike Griffin (electronics)

10 pm
Glass House
Eric Brannon (guitar) Ian Collier (synthesizer)


2/7 Thursday (ICS)
8 pm
Sound Out Light
Dave Doyen (synthesizer) Joe Breitenbach (synthesizer)

10 pm
Wether
Mike Haley (electronics)


CANCELLATIONS DUE TO BLIZZARD
Friday February 8 and Saturday February 9
Unfortunately both sets on Friday and the 8pm set on Saturday will need to be canceled since the artists are from Montreal and the driving conditions are too risky due to the impending blizzard.—Franklin Teagle

2/8 Friday (DM)
8 pm
CANCELED DUE TO STORM
JLK
Jane L. Kazowicz (guitar, vocals)

10 pm
CANCELED DUE TO STORM
Hobo Cubes
Francesco De Gallo (synthesizer)


2/9 Saturday (KM)
8 pm
CANCELED DUE TO STORM
Event Cloak
Nick Maturo (synthesizer)

10 pm
Jean-Sébastien Truchy
Jean-Sébastien Truchy (electronics, vocals)


2/10 Sunday (BE)
8 pm
Giant Claw
Keith Rankin (synthesizer)

10 pm
Henry Dawson
Seth Graham (synthesizer)


2/11 Monday (TY)
8 pm
Frank London’s Shekhina Big Band
Greg Wall, Marty Ehrlich, Matt Darriau, Zach Mayer, Paul Shapiro, Doug Wieselman, Jessica Lurie (saxes) Justin Mullens, Steven Gluzband, Ronald Horton, Pam Fleming, Rob Henke (trumpets) Curtis Hasselbring, Jacob Garchik, Matt Haviland, Brian Drye (trombones) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Anthony Coleman (piano) Uri Sharlin (accordion) Brian Glassman (bass) Roberto Rodriguez (drums) Renato Thoms (percussion)


2/12 Tuesday (CL)
8 pm
Christopher Merritt
Christopher Merritt (synthesizer, guitar)

10 pm
Bedroom
Michael Chau (synthesizer)


2/13 Wednesday (ICS)
8 pm
Emuul
Kyle Iman (synthesizer, guitar)

10 pm
Cliffsides/Cenote Glow
Ryan McGill, Franklin Teagle (synthesizers)


2/14 Thursday (ICS)
8 pm
THE ANNUAL VALENTINE’S DAY IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Ned Rothenberg (sax) Shayna Dunkelman (percussion) Brian Marsella (piano) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Erik Friedlander (cello) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Lander Gyselinck (drums) and special guests
COME AND SHARE THE LOVE! SUPPORT THE STONE AT ONE OF OUR MONTHLY RENT PARTIES! TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS


2/15 Friday (DM)
8 pm
Lafayette Gilchrist—A piano tribute to the Go Go Masters
Lafayette Gilchrist (piano)

10 pm
Lafayette Gilchrist
Lafayette Gilchrist (piano) Sabir Mateen (sax) Hilliard Greene (bass) William Hooker (drums)


2/16 Saturday (TO)
8 and 10 pm
Moist Paula Henderson
Moist Paula Henderson (sax) Brian “Willy B” Wilson (drums, tympani, bass pedals, synths) Michael Stark (keys)
TZAR feat. Moist Paula Henderson is a new collaborative project formed by the members of a mutual admiration society which dates back to the 1990s. It’s unclear to bari sax player Moist Paula, drummer/bass pedalist Brian “Willie B” Wilson and keysman Michael Stark exactly where and when they met but the general consensus is that it was around the turn of the century and possibly at The Cooler. Moist Paula and Willie B stayed in touch via email, friendster, myspace, then facebook, keeping abreast of each other’s musical exploits in Tzar, Moisturizer, Secretary and many other projects respectively. Finally they met in person again at the end of 2012 and Moist Paula jumped a megabus to Ithaca and played a show with Tzar. It was love at first jam and the three look forward many more live musical performances and much fun in the studio. Stay tuned for TZAR feat. Moist Paula Henderson in 2013!


2/17 Sunday (CL)
8 pm
Mazz Swift – Violin Works
Mazz Swift (electric violin, electronics)
New works for solo electric violin and electronics, including a tribute to recently transitioned Butch Morris as well as her new work “The Desert Can Be Lush” (recently commissioned by Neues Kabarett at the Brecht Forum). Violin/Vox/Freestyle Composition artist Mazz Swift, often performing under the name MazzMuse, combines elements of classical, folk, rock, jazz, free improvisational music and electronica to create a rich, unique and diverse musical experience. She is a singer and Juilliard-trained violinist (electric and acoustic) who has, over the years, performed and recorded with a diverse accumulation of artists including Whitney Houston, Perry Farrell, Dee Snider, James “Blood” Ulmer, Vernon Reid, DJ Logic, William Parker, Butch Morris, Jason Lindner, Kanye West, Common and Jay-Z. As a solo artist her performance highlights include a performance at the National Action Network’s 20th Annual Keepers of the Dream awards ceremony where President Barack Obama was the keynote speaker; a TODAY Show appearance; and a TEDx appearance during the TEDWomen Conference. Mazz sits on the Artistic and Executive Boards of Con Vivo, a chamber music organization that brings free chamber music to Jersey City, and is also a proud performing member of that organization.

10 pm
Home
Mazz Swift (violin) Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola) Marika Hughes (cello)
Home is a collective trio with violinist Mazz Swift (Matana Roberts’ Coin Coin, Burnt Sugar, MazzMuse), violist Tanya Kalmanovitch (Myra Melford, Turtle Island String Quartet) and cellist Marika Hughes (Charming Hostess, 2 Foot Yard). The three string players first met as students at the Juilliard School in the early 1990s, but each followed a very different path to their reunion in New York City some 15 years later. Tonight’s performance will trace some of those pathways, while blurring old lines between chamber music, experimental music, pop and jazz. Performing original songs, works by Charles Mingus and Anthony Braxton, Art Songs, folk songs, and African American spirituals.


2/18 Monday (BLG)
8 pm
Frank London’s Shekhina Big Band
Greg Wall, Marty Ehrlich, Matt Darriau, Zach Mayer, Paul Shapiro, Doug Wieselman, Jessica Lurie (saxes) Justin Mullens, Steven Gluzband, Ronald Horton, Pam Fleming, Rob Henke (trumpets) Curtis Hasselbring, Jacob Garchik, Matt Haviland, Brian Drye (trombones) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Anthony Coleman (piano) Uri Sharlin (accordion) Brian Glassman (bass) Roberto Rodriguez (drums) Renato Thoms (percussion)


2/19 Tuesday (ICS)
8 and 10 pm
Alex Skolnick Trio
Alex Skolnick (guitar) Nathan Peck (bass) Matt Zebroski (drums)
The legendary guitarist From Testament with his new trio.


2/20 Wednesday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Henry Butler—The Ghost Of Don Pullen
Henry Butler (piano)


2/21 Thursday (DDT)
8 pm
An Evening with Harriet Tubman Special Middle Passage Squad
JT Lewis (drums) Henry Grimes (bass) DJ Logic (turntables)

10 pm
Harriet Tubman Special Middle Passage Squad Meets My Science Project (Global Warming Slight Return)
JT Lewis (drums) Henry Grimes (bass) DJ Logic (turntables) Beans (rap) Leon Gruenbaum (samchillian tip tip tip cheeepeeeee, keys) Vernon Reid (electronics, loops, guitar)


2/22 Friday (HB)
8 pm
Liminal LLC
Danny Blume, D. James Goodwin (guitars) David Baron (synthesizers) Special guests
Liminal is the ongoing ambient synthetic collective, piloted by guitarist Danny Blume. Since the late ’90s, Liminal has been delighting audiences around the world with its unique amalgam of amorphous morphings, rhythmic arrhythmia and amelodic melodies. This night’s lineup will include David Baron on antique synthesizers. www.dannyblume.com

10 pm
Genes & Machines
Leon Gruenbaum (vocals, samchillian tip tip tip cheeepeeeee, keyboards, clarinet) Ava Farber (vocals, keyboards, bass) Shawn Banks (hand percussion) Adrian Romero (guitar) Leon Lamont, Gintas Janusonis (acoustic and electronic drums) and Special Guests


2/23 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Oliver Lake Trio
Oliver Lake (reeds) Bill McLellan (drums) Reggie Nicholson (bass)

10 pm
Tamar-kali: Psychochamber Ensemble
Tamar-kali (voice, composition, arrangements) Mazz Swift – String Mistress (1st violin) Charisa (2nd violin) Amelia Hollander (viola) Eleanor Horton ( cello) Emma Alabaster (contrabass) Hagar Ben Ari (electric bass) Lisala Beatty, Kendra Ross (voices)


2/24 Sunday (RJP)
8 pm
Jerome Harris
Jerome Harris (guitar, voice) Eddie Allen (trumpet) Mark Soskin (piano) Marco Panascia (double bass) Tommy Campbell (drums)
Instrumental and vocal songs from a broad range of composers, eras and locales.

10 pm
Jerome Harris
Jerome Harris (bass guitar, voice) Eddie Allen (trumpet) Mark Soskin (piano) Tommy Campbell (drums)


2/25 Monday (TY)
8 pm
Frank London’s Shekhina Big Band
Greg Wall, Marty Ehrlich, Matt Darriau, Zach Mayer, Paul Shapiro, Doug Wieselman, Jessica Lurie (saxes) Justin Mullens, Steven Gluzband, Ronald Horton, Pam Fleming, Rob Henke (trumpets) Curtis Hasselbring, Jacob Garchik, Matt Haviland, Brian Drye (trombones) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Anthony Coleman (piano) Uri Sharlin (accordion) Brian Glassman (bass) Roberto Rodriguez (drums) Renato Thoms (percussion)


2/26 Tuesday (SK)
8 and 10 pm
An Evening With Don Byron
Don Byron (Eb, Bb and tenor clarinets) Aruan Ortiz (piano) Rudy Royston (drums) Cameron Brown (bass)


2/27 Wednesday (ICS)
8 and 10 pm
An Evening with Free Form Funky Freqs 67 & 68
Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) G. Calvin Weston (drums) Vernon Reid (guitar, electronics)
The improvised power trio returns to The Stone.


2/28 Thursday (JR)
8 pm
Burnt Sugar Cinefhonic Strike Force Presents Music Inspired by Oscar Micheaux’ 1925 film Body & Soul Starring Paul Robeson
Carl Hancock Rux, Abby Dobson (voice) Latasha Nevada Diggs (voice, electronics) Luqman Brown (voice, electronics, trombone) Andre Lassalle (guitar) Micah Gaugh (alto sax) Avram Fefer (flute, bass clarinet) Gregory IRONMAN Tate (conduction)
“Body and Soul”, directed by the legendary African American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, is a direct critique of the power of the cloth, casting Robeson in dual roles as a jackleg preacher and a well-meaning inventor. Burnt Sugar's Cinethonic Strike Force will present a Conduction of the score they developed for the projects screening-and-live-scoring Paris debut at the Sons d' Hiver Music Festival, February 3, 2013.

10 pm
Tate debuts REBELLUM a tuneful collaboration with
Kim Hill (chanteuseI) Luqman’ Black Bolt’ Brown (beatmaster) Other musicians TBD


MARCH 2013
THE LAST MONTH OF THE STONE CURATOR SERIES
BEGINNING APRIL 2013—THE STONE RESIDENCIES!
Since April of 2005 The Stone has presented over 5,000 concerts and workshops booked by over 130 different curators from the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia, the Caribbean and beyond! Beginning April 2013 we will suspend the curator series to present a variety of distinguished cutting-edge artists in week-long Stone Residencies, performing their own work 6 nights a week, two sets a night.

3/1 Friday (ICS)
8 pm
killer BOB
Dave Scanlon (guitar) Max Jaffe (drums) Rob Lundberg (bass)

10 pm
Guerilla Toss
Kassie Carlson (voice) Ian Kovac (synth) Peter Negroponte (drums, electronics) Simon Hanes (bass) Arian Shafiee (guitar)


 

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