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Date Time Event Description
Jun-22-18 07:00 PM Ike Reilly
Since his major label debut, the groundbreaking Salesmen and Racists, Ike Reilly has been making punk/folk/blues influenced rock n roll records that lean heavily on stories of outsiders with keen details and broad strokes that insinuate a crack in the American dream. Reillys band, The Assassination, has been called one of the best live bands in America, and the body of recorded work theyve turned out has been poetic, rebellious, wholly original, and critically acclaimed. Still, Reilly and co-producer Phil Karnats (Secret Machines, Tripping Daisy, Polyphonic Spree) felt that Reillys best takes had never been recorded. The lucidity and rhythm of Reillys performances that Karnats had witnessed in hotel rooms, backstage, and on tour buses had never been captured. I wanted to create a setting where lil Ike could sing and play guitar at the same time, with the band in the same room... no headphones and minimal isolation, says Karnats. There's always been a freshness to playing the songs together that's hard to harness when recording in the more common, modern, sense where you do rhythm tracks first, then overdubs and vocals last. This time, Ike did his thing and we developed the arrangements based on his vocal approach, cadence, phrasing, intensity and all that. I think, in the end, we ended up with some killer songs that have a strangely unique, slightly off-center, vibe. The resulting album, Crooked Love, is Reillys seventh studio album and comes out May 18, 2018 on Rock Ridge Music.From the apocalyptic playfulness of Missile Site, to the weary lets-get-it-on abandon of Dont Turn Your Back on Friday Night, to the escapist urgency of Boltcutter Again, to the gnarly, percolating groove drip of Clean Blood Blues, Crooked Love shows how Reilly has landed himself squarely in the raw, emotional zeitgeist of the times. Chasing that timeless feel in a time like 2018 can be a tall order but we did it, Reilly admits. Nobody sounds like this musically or sonically. Its fucking authentic. I never made a record before that sounds like this.Indeed, this collection of succinct, tight-but-loose songs reflects the continuing evolution of Reillys ever-visceral wordsmithing, as married with a Murderers Row of backing tracks forged out of the intuitive interplay of his longstanding Assassination bandmates guitarist Karnats, bassist Peter Cimbalo, drummer David Cottini, and guitarist/ keyboardist Adam Krier. Not to mention the input of a few special guests, too, including guitarist Tommy ODonnell, pianist Ed Tinley, and saxophonists Mars Williams and Bill Overton, as well as family legacies Mickey Reilly on vocals and Peter John Cimbalo on drums. One reason said vibe was so perfectly met on Crooked Love is how its content was ultimately born out of the core bands innate reaction to the material before them. The ability to not overplay is everything, Reilly feels. Its something thats hard to do, but these guys I play with they know what theyre doing. They hear my songs, they interpret and color them not with musical clichs but with interesting parts that help distinguish my songs from the run-of-the-mill singer/songwriter shit you hear. Theyre the best players, no showboat bullshit, and our collective musical knowledge and taste has evolved, for better or worse, in the same direction.One Crooked song that Reilly feels is the lynchpin to the record is Been Let Down, which moves from shuffle to backstab in the blip of a heartbeat. We had a loose structure to Been Let Down, but nothing written in stone, no exact measures to the instrumental parts, Reilly says. I had words but mostly images that I was gonna fit into spaces no exact lengths to choruses. On the surface its got a John Lee Hooker vibe, but slightly tweaked. We were all in the same room no headphones or any of that shit, and really all I could hear was the rhythm section and myself. When we listened to the playback I was blown away. It was so off-kilter, really fucking fresh. The guitar and keyboard parts worked in and around my harp and vocal like we had charts. I was blown away by this take and the beauty of the recording.The albums opener, Livin in the Wrong Time, also evokes a certain kind of real feel, with a cool, steely tone and a psychotically festive sonic twist during its ear-grabbing solo section. I had this melody for a horn part that I just sang during the instrumental section, so that I wouldnt forget it, Reilly recounts. Phil really deconstructed or distorted my vocal with some gizmo that had a tube in it, and Adam doubled the melody with a ratty keyboard. Its a really urgent sound its disarming and catchy. Reilly concludes with a hearty chuckle, That part always leads me to break into some kind of perverse dance! It seems to makes everyone who hears it want to do something kind of strange and jerky, like some kind of weird shuffle.What that track also shows is how much Crooked Love shares the timeless quality that records that stand the test of time are able to evoke. Ive always been trying to get that timeless sense all along, but I think this record actually does do that, Reilly concedes. I know Ive fallen into the modern trap a couple of times in my recordings and with some of my lyrics maybe being a little too in the moment at times, but I hope Ive been able to achieve something else with the direction and attitude of this one.Walking that fine line between being topical and universal is another goal Reilly wanted to attain with this album. Im not sure if all the songs reflect whats going on right now, Reilly says. You know, Trumps insane behavior, racism and classism out in the open, a new nuclear threat, the planets demise. The songs were written under the shadow of all of that, but most people still just need and want love, affection, sex, and the simple pleasures of human contact. I have optimism for society and for its survival, though I am pretty fatalistic in the sense of, This is what it is. Its right here, its right now, and this is it. That can either drive you crazy or motivate you to squeeze every last drop out of it, you know?We know it well, in fact, for Crooked Love is as haunting and straight-shooting into the heart as anything youll hear this year. And thats also how you know youre living in the right time.
Jun-22-18 08:30 PM Chris Trapper
"Since the split of the Push Stars, one of Bostons brightest pop bands of the past two decades, singer-songwriter Chris Trapper has developed into a prolific, captivating artist with a unique musical voice. His 10th solo record accentuates his unerring melodic instincts and thoughtful narrative skill. As the title suggests, the love songs here are postcards from the road, filled with yearning and devotion. The lyrics wounded soulfulness is grounded by the slightly weathered edge Trappers voice has acquired with age. The best songs (Symphonies of Dirt & Dust) are buoyed by his telling eye for details, wit, and subtly defined hooks." Ken Capobianco - The Boston GlobeCHRIS TRAPPER began his career as the front man for late-90s alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records). With four CD releases and several high profile national tours -- including a run with Matchbox Twenty -- The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent. As a singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his original song THIS TIME, the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures). His music can best be described as lyrically driven roots-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories.The New York Times has called his work classic pop perfection.The new CD SYMPHONIES OF DIRT & DUST is a collection of 12 songs written and performed by Chris Trapper and Produced by Jason Meeker at Silver Top Studios, Boston, MA. Guest musicians include Dan McLoughlin of The Push Stars on bass and NYC singer/songwriter Amy Fairchild on harmonies."I have to mention Jason, the producer of Symphonies of Dirt & Dust. He is my old friend, who not only worked the clubs in rock bands but also worked for Geffen records in their heyday, so he has a good sense of the music business as a whole. What I love about Jason is that he is absolutely obsessed with his craft and getting songs right. Every record tells a story. For me, much more than gimmicks, my albums are like diary entries, or truthful accounts of where I'm at in life. I suppose that might be the same for most songwriters, but in the spectrum of the music business, it's still an animal that's nearly extinct." Chris Trapper Chris has toured North America and the UK with multi platinum songwriter COLIN HAY. In the Spring of 2013 Chris performed a duet with his songwriting idol JOHN PRINE at the Portsmouth Songwriter Festival.Its an incredibly rare musician, particularly in the world of popular music, who is able to forge a career based on quiet dignity and steadfast integrity. The Buffalo NewsA prolific songwriter, Chris can boast high profile film placements including There's Something About Mary (Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz), The Devil Wears Prada (Meryl Streep), Say It Isnt So (Heather Graham) Gun Shy (Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson) and most recently, Some Kind of Beautiful *Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek) as well as significant television placements including All My Children, Women's Murder Club, Malcolm In The Middle, a coveted placement in George Clooney's final episode of ER, the theme song for WB Networks dramedy Pepper Dennis and a cameo on-screen appearance with the show's star, Rebecca Romjin.Chris has written 7 songs with/for Canadian band GREAT BIG SEA, including their #1 single "Sea Of No Cares" from the certified-platinum Sea Of No Cares CD. Great Big Sea covered Trapper's song "Everything Shines and their version served as the debut single off their certified-gold Road Rage CD album. Chris songwriting collaborations with Great Big Sea earned him two prestigious SOCAN awards. Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty and Antigone Rising have performed other notable versions of Trapper's songs.Trappers live show is a favorite among fans of altacoustic music. His onstage persona is warm and inclusive, his organic understanding of classic pop melody, infectious. Audience members seem to particularly appreciate the lighthearted moments with the ukulele."His humble sense of humility is what makes Trappers songs so strong... He makes you feel like you are the person hes singing about. PopdoseChris Trapper music can be purchased from iTunes or CDBabyYou can listen to the full Discography on Spotifywww.christrapper.com
Jun-22-18 10:30 PM Jaimee Harris, Graham Weber
Jun-23-18 07:00 PM Ike Reilly
Since his major label debut, the groundbreaking Salesmen and Racists, Ike Reilly has been making punk/folk/blues influenced rock n roll records that lean heavily on stories of outsiders with keen details and broad strokes that insinuate a crack in the American dream. Reillys band, The Assassination, has been called one of the best live bands in America, and the body of recorded work theyve turned out has been poetic, rebellious, wholly original, and critically acclaimed. Still, Reilly and co-producer Phil Karnats (Secret Machines, Tripping Daisy, Polyphonic Spree) felt that Reillys best takes had never been recorded. The lucidity and rhythm of Reillys performances that Karnats had witnessed in hotel rooms, backstage, and on tour buses had never been captured. I wanted to create a setting where lil Ike could sing and play guitar at the same time, with the band in the same room... no headphones and minimal isolation, says Karnats. There's always been a freshness to playing the songs together that's hard to harness when recording in the more common, modern, sense where you do rhythm tracks first, then overdubs and vocals last. This time, Ike did his thing and we developed the arrangements based on his vocal approach, cadence, phrasing, intensity and all that. I think, in the end, we ended up with some killer songs that have a strangely unique, slightly off-center, vibe. The resulting album, Crooked Love, is Reillys seventh studio album and comes out May 18, 2018 on Rock Ridge Music.From the apocalyptic playfulness of Missile Site, to the weary lets-get-it-on abandon of Dont Turn Your Back on Friday Night, to the escapist urgency of Boltcutter Again, to the gnarly, percolating groove drip of Clean Blood Blues, Crooked Love shows how Reilly has landed himself squarely in the raw, emotional zeitgeist of the times. Chasing that timeless feel in a time like 2018 can be a tall order but we did it, Reilly admits. Nobody sounds like this musically or sonically. Its fucking authentic. I never made a record before that sounds like this.Indeed, this collection of succinct, tight-but-loose songs reflects the continuing evolution of Reillys ever-visceral wordsmithing, as married with a Murderers Row of backing tracks forged out of the intuitive interplay of his longstanding Assassination bandmates guitarist Karnats, bassist Peter Cimbalo, drummer David Cottini, and guitarist/ keyboardist Adam Krier. Not to mention the input of a few special guests, too, including guitarist Tommy ODonnell, pianist Ed Tinley, and saxophonists Mars Williams and Bill Overton, as well as family legacies Mickey Reilly on vocals and Peter John Cimbalo on drums. One reason said vibe was so perfectly met on Crooked Love is how its content was ultimately born out of the core bands innate reaction to the material before them. The ability to not overplay is everything, Reilly feels. Its something thats hard to do, but these guys I play with they know what theyre doing. They hear my songs, they interpret and color them not with musical clichs but with interesting parts that help distinguish my songs from the run-of-the-mill singer/songwriter shit you hear. Theyre the best players, no showboat bullshit, and our collective musical knowledge and taste has evolved, for better or worse, in the same direction.One Crooked song that Reilly feels is the lynchpin to the record is Been Let Down, which moves from shuffle to backstab in the blip of a heartbeat. We had a loose structure to Been Let Down, but nothing written in stone, no exact measures to the instrumental parts, Reilly says. I had words but mostly images that I was gonna fit into spaces no exact lengths to choruses. On the surface its got a John Lee Hooker vibe, but slightly tweaked. We were all in the same room no headphones or any of that shit, and really all I could hear was the rhythm section and myself. When we listened to the playback I was blown away. It was so off-kilter, really fucking fresh. The guitar and keyboard parts worked in and around my harp and vocal like we had charts. I was blown away by this take and the beauty of the recording.The albums opener, Livin in the Wrong Time, also evokes a certain kind of real feel, with a cool, steely tone and a psychotically festive sonic twist during its ear-grabbing solo section. I had this melody for a horn part that I just sang during the instrumental section, so that I wouldnt forget it, Reilly recounts. Phil really deconstructed or distorted my vocal with some gizmo that had a tube in it, and Adam doubled the melody with a ratty keyboard. Its a really urgent sound its disarming and catchy. Reilly concludes with a hearty chuckle, That part always leads me to break into some kind of perverse dance! It seems to makes everyone who hears it want to do something kind of strange and jerky, like some kind of weird shuffle.What that track also shows is how much Crooked Love shares the timeless quality that records that stand the test of time are able to evoke. Ive always been trying to get that timeless sense all along, but I think this record actually does do that, Reilly concedes. I know Ive fallen into the modern trap a couple of times in my recordings and with some of my lyrics maybe being a little too in the moment at times, but I hope Ive been able to achieve something else with the direction and attitude of this one.Walking that fine line between being topical and universal is another goal Reilly wanted to attain with this album. Im not sure if all the songs reflect whats going on right now, Reilly says. You know, Trumps insane behavior, racism and classism out in the open, a new nuclear threat, the planets demise. The songs were written under the shadow of all of that, but most people still just need and want love, affection, sex, and the simple pleasures of human contact. I have optimism for society and for its survival, though I am pretty fatalistic in the sense of, This is what it is. Its right here, its right now, and this is it. That can either drive you crazy or motivate you to squeeze every last drop out of it, you know?We know it well, in fact, for Crooked Love is as haunting and straight-shooting into the heart as anything youll hear this year. And thats also how you know youre living in the right time.
Jun-23-18 10:30 PM Gnarbot, King Llama
Jun-24-18 07:00 PM Miriam Waks
New York based Miriam Waks made her performing debut at the tender age of 10 singing solo at the Sydney Opera House. Since that time she has developed into a highly original artist and vibrant performer who sings in 17 languages and a plethora of musical styles. She has performed at venues and residencies across the globe including New York, Buenos Aires, France, Cuba, Edinburgh, London, Italy, Brussels, India, Macau, Hong Kong & Australia.This year sees Miriam release her first originals album, Tales from a Room. Recorded in Nashville and New York, Tales from a Room features 11 songs penned by Miriam, marking her transition from song-interpreter to song-writer. In this album, Miriam traverses a wide range of musical and thematic landscapes including re-interpreting the feminist writings of Virginia Woolf, assuming the mythical identity of Achilles lover Patroclus, and playfully poking fun at her own whiteness.Miriam's other original music projects including experimental electronic music duo Metabards whose debut EP was described by the Huffington Post as "Full of mystique, potent soundscapes, and.. profound lyricism, (they) have tapped into a sonic spirituality that travels beyond the confines of stereotypical electronic music." Miriams comedic abilities are on full display through her alter-ego Mimi LaRue, whose satirical songs and music video performances have gained rave reviews and a YouTube troll.Miriam was featured vocalist & MC with Cuban modern dance company Danza Del Caribe (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 Full Season) with whom she performed the iconic Cuban dance piece Sulkary (sung in Yoruba). She is a MO and ACE Award nominee and was a recipient of the TDP Bound for Broadway Scholarship.Miriam performs with various outfits in NYC and is thankful to live in a place that nurtures the creative passion of so many artists.
Jun-24-18 08:30 PM Joy Ike Trio
Polished and precise, yet buoyed with an airy grace, Joy Ike paints with a broad palette that defies easy categorization. Born to Nigerian immigrants, the singer/songwriters music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Nina Simone, Laura Nyro, and Regina Spektor. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing.Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Joy has spent the last 10 years playing thousands of shows across the country. She has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Cody Chestnut, Allen Toussaint, Butterfly Boucher, and Tyrone Wells to name a few. A write-up on NPRs All Things Considered says The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of popa truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small.Joined by upright bassist, Jason Rafalak, and percussionist, Ryan Socrates, Ike hits the road this Spring in support of her new album Bigger Than Your Box (April 2018). Written over a four-year period that included a relocation from the comparatively small Pittsburgh to the gritty, thrumming metropolis of Philadelphia, the record is joyously defiant, standing proud and wrapped in blasts of exotic color. It dares us to believe in ourselves, to knock down the walls of fear and doubt we build around ourselves. This is an open-armed invitation to dive head first into the unseen, says Ike. Bigger Than Your Box boldly explores what Ike often refers to as divine discontentment; the restless middle ground between what is and what ought to be. The spiritual mystery of life and the ever-present Spirit of God that embraces us in our most helpless state.
Jun-24-18 10:00 PM Lilli Passero
Jun-25-18 07:00 PM Ike Reilly
Since his major label debut, the groundbreaking Salesmen and Racists, Ike Reilly has been making punk/folk/blues influenced rock n roll records that lean heavily on stories of outsiders with keen details and broad strokes that insinuate a crack in the American dream. Reillys band, The Assassination, has been called one of the best live bands in America, and the body of recorded work theyve turned out has been poetic, rebellious, wholly original, and critically acclaimed. Still, Reilly and co-producer Phil Karnats (Secret Machines, Tripping Daisy, Polyphonic Spree) felt that Reillys best takes had never been recorded. The lucidity and rhythm of Reillys performances that Karnats had witnessed in hotel rooms, backstage, and on tour buses had never been captured. I wanted to create a setting where lil Ike could sing and play guitar at the same time, with the band in the same room... no headphones and minimal isolation, says Karnats. There's always been a freshness to playing the songs together that's hard to harness when recording in the more common, modern, sense where you do rhythm tracks first, then overdubs and vocals last. This time, Ike did his thing and we developed the arrangements based on his vocal approach, cadence, phrasing, intensity and all that. I think, in the end, we ended up with some killer songs that have a strangely unique, slightly off-center, vibe. The resulting album, Crooked Love, is Reillys seventh studio album and comes out May 18, 2018 on Rock Ridge Music.From the apocalyptic playfulness of Missile Site, to the weary lets-get-it-on abandon of Dont Turn Your Back on Friday Night, to the escapist urgency of Boltcutter Again, to the gnarly, percolating groove drip of Clean Blood Blues, Crooked Love shows how Reilly has landed himself squarely in the raw, emotional zeitgeist of the times. Chasing that timeless feel in a time like 2018 can be a tall order but we did it, Reilly admits. Nobody sounds like this musically or sonically. Its fucking authentic. I never made a record before that sounds like this.Indeed, this collection of succinct, tight-but-loose songs reflects the continuing evolution of Reillys ever-visceral wordsmithing, as married with a Murderers Row of backing tracks forged out of the intuitive interplay of his longstanding Assassination bandmates guitarist Karnats, bassist Peter Cimbalo, drummer David Cottini, and guitarist/ keyboardist Adam Krier. Not to mention the input of a few special guests, too, including guitarist Tommy ODonnell, pianist Ed Tinley, and saxophonists Mars Williams and Bill Overton, as well as family legacies Mickey Reilly on vocals and Peter John Cimbalo on drums. One reason said vibe was so perfectly met on Crooked Love is how its content was ultimately born out of the core bands innate reaction to the material before them. The ability to not overplay is everything, Reilly feels. Its something thats hard to do, but these guys I play with they know what theyre doing. They hear my songs, they interpret and color them not with musical clichs but with interesting parts that help distinguish my songs from the run-of-the-mill singer/songwriter shit you hear. Theyre the best players, no showboat bullshit, and our collective musical knowledge and taste has evolved, for better or worse, in the same direction.One Crooked song that Reilly feels is the lynchpin to the record is Been Let Down, which moves from shuffle to backstab in the blip of a heartbeat. We had a loose structure to Been Let Down, but nothing written in stone, no exact measures to the instrumental parts, Reilly says. I had words but mostly images that I was gonna fit into spaces no exact lengths to choruses. On the surface its got a John Lee Hooker vibe, but slightly tweaked. We were all in the same room no headphones or any of that shit, and really all I could hear was the rhythm section and myself. When we listened to the playback I was blown away. It was so off-kilter, really fucking fresh. The guitar and keyboard parts worked in and around my harp and vocal like we had charts. I was blown away by this take and the beauty of the recording.The albums opener, Livin in the Wrong Time, also evokes a certain kind of real feel, with a cool, steely tone and a psychotically festive sonic twist during its ear-grabbing solo section. I had this melody for a horn part that I just sang during the instrumental section, so that I wouldnt forget it, Reilly recounts. Phil really deconstructed or distorted my vocal with some gizmo that had a tube in it, and Adam doubled the melody with a ratty keyboard. Its a really urgent sound its disarming and catchy. Reilly concludes with a hearty chuckle, That part always leads me to break into some kind of perverse dance! It seems to makes everyone who hears it want to do something kind of strange and jerky, like some kind of weird shuffle.What that track also shows is how much Crooked Love shares the timeless quality that records that stand the test of time are able to evoke. Ive always been trying to get that timeless sense all along, but I think this record actually does do that, Reilly concedes. I know Ive fallen into the modern trap a couple of times in my recordings and with some of my lyrics maybe being a little too in the moment at times, but I hope Ive been able to achieve something else with the direction and attitude of this one.Walking that fine line between being topical and universal is another goal Reilly wanted to attain with this album. Im not sure if all the songs reflect whats going on right now, Reilly says. You know, Trumps insane behavior, racism and classism out in the open, a new nuclear threat, the planets demise. The songs were written under the shadow of all of that, but most people still just need and want love, affection, sex, and the simple pleasures of human contact. I have optimism for society and for its survival, though I am pretty fatalistic in the sense of, This is what it is. Its right here, its right now, and this is it. That can either drive you crazy or motivate you to squeeze every last drop out of it, you know?We know it well, in fact, for Crooked Love is as haunting and straight-shooting into the heart as anything youll hear this year. And thats also how you know youre living in the right time.
Jun-25-18 08:30 PM Sidekickin It with Julian Velard
Julian Velards lifelong dream is to be a Late Night Talk Show Sidekick. The problem is he doesnt have a host. For four Mondays in June, Velard will play Paul Shafer to a different David Letterman in the hopes of finding his soulmate. Each week will be a completely new show with stand-up comedians, musical guests, in-depth interviews, and the occasional variety performance. At the end of each show, the audience will decide whether Julian has finally found the Johnny Carson to his Ed McMahon.