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Southampton: Open Mic Night at Hampton Coffee

June 03, 2016 at Hampton Coffee Company Southampton Coffee Experience in Southampton.


On Friday, June 3rd, students in grades 5 – 12 will have the opportunity to showcase their talents by performing live at Hampton Coffee Company located at 749 County Road 39, Southampton from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Previous performers have played acoustic music, sung karaoke, and performed acapella. From one man bands to aspiring poets, ALL acts are welcome! Come on out to perform or be entertained by some awesome local talent. Participants have the option of reserving a performance time slot. For more information on how to register, please visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau or call (631) 702-2425.

Address: 749 County Road 39A, Southampton
Open Mic Night at Hampton Coffee

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New York: Hyphen Hub Presents “Repurposed Technology – A Night of Invented Instruments and Hybrid Performance”

May 05, 2016 at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center in New York.


Hyphen Hub Presents

Repurposed Technology:
A Night of Invented Instruments and Hybrid Performance

at Creative Tech Week

Thursday May 5th 2016

Guest curated by Terry Dame

Hyphen Hub is directing the Arts Hub for Creative Tech Week and over two nights (Thurs 5th and Friday 6th) we will be showcasing some of the most innovative and interesting performers currently working in art and technology.

For this first special night we feature four artists reimagining musical instruments through the use of analogue and digital technology… and creating wondrous new audio-visual performances in the process.

Merche Blasco is an interdisciplinary artist and composer who builds new instruments for electronic music performance. For Hyphen Hub, she will showcase “Lobatus” an electroacoustic improvisation made with home-made gestural controllers, using repurposed technologies including wooden bowls, water, textured acrylic discs, blinking lights, and a blender!

Nadav Assor is an artist who creates videos, installations, performances, and objects via lo-fi, appropriated military-industrial technologies. Assor will perform “Tunneling” – a site-specific event during which he attempts to gain access to the inner layers buried in the walls of the performance space The tunnel is constructed in real-time, layer by exposed layer, using a green-screen set, power tools, microphones and surgery-like safety gear. Assor utilizes techniques derived from the breadth of the military-industrial-entertainment complex: from tactical wall probes to domestic demolitions, from live esthetic surgery to interactive cooking shows.

Terry Dame is a creative technologist, multi-instrumentalist, instrument inventor and educator. Dame will perform a live set on her interactive sensor-based sound controllers the Horn of Plenty, the CoinBox and Parisian Hammer Keys. Through interaction with light, motion, proximity and force sensors embedded into her sculptural object instruments, she triggers carefully crafted samples, synthesized sounds and funky grooves in unusual ways with unexpected results. Dame is also the curator and host of the monthly series “Weird Wednesdays” at Barbes featuring instrument inventors, players of objects and other musical oddities.

Ben Neill is a composer, performer and inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument, who is widely recognized as a musical innovator through his recordings, performances and installations. He will perform “Horizontal”, his most recent solo project for the mutantrumpet. Using the unique palette of sounds generated by his instrument, Neill incorporates elements of future garage and deep house while keeping an ambient, reflective vibe with jazzy overtones. The performance will include live interactive video generated from paintings by Los Angeles based artist Andy Moses that Neill then shifts using his mutantrumpet as a controller .

Video Artist Erin Greenwall will also be creating live visuals during the night and the event which will be rounded out with a guest DJ.

Hyphen Hub is a New York-based arts and technology nonprofit that explores, provokes and presents radical new visions of the future through the integration of Art, Technology and Business.

The night is curated by Terry Dame and produced by Hyphen Hub, the directors of the Arts Hub at Creative Tech Week.

Special thanks to Creative Tech Week.


The Arts Hub

Creative Tech Week

Flamboyan Theatre

Clemente Soto Velez Art Center

107 Suffolk St (corner of Rivington) Delancey subway stop

in the Lower East Side

Thursday May 5th 2016

Doors – 7PM
Performance – 8PM – 9.30PM
DJ/Drinks – 9.30PM – 10.30PM


$15 online

$20 door (cash only)

Free for Creative Tech Week pass holders

Address: 107 Suffolk St, New York
Hyphen Hub Presents "Repurposed Technology - A Night of Invented Instruments and Hybrid Performance"

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Brooklyn: Half-Day Sit for Beginners

April 24, 2016 at Brooklyn Zen Center in Brooklyn.


Please join us for a half-day introductory sit lead by senior practitioners Erica Essner and Terence Caulkins on Sunday, April 24th, from 10am to 1pm. The doors will open at 9:30am. This special sit is offered for beginners and those with beginners’ minds. Together, we will practice 30-minute meditation periods, and walking meditations. Erica and Terence will offer a short talk, and after there will be ample time for questions and responses. All are welcome.

Cost: Sustaining $40 / Base $35 / Member $20. Partial scholarships are available. You can find out more information and register here: https://brooklynzen.org/event/2016/4/24/half-day-sit-with-erica-essner-and-terence-caulkins-apr-24/

About Terence:
Terence Caulkins currently shares the role of Ino (head of the meditation hall) at Brooklyn Zen Center. He is an acoustic consultant and sound artist who has been training in yoga and meditation for 10 years. His formal meditation training began in Paris, France in a Tibetan lineage in 2006, the year in which he was also introduced to Shunryu Suzuki’s “Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind” for the first time. He moved to New York City in 2008 and sought out a place to practice Soto Zen, eventually finding his way to the Brooklyn Zen Center, where he was lay ordained by Soshin Teah Strozer in 2012.

About Erica:
Originally from New York, Mrs. Essner attended Bard College for Dance Composition and received her BA in Art & Social Change at New College in San Francisco with additional graduate studies in Dance/Performance at Mills College. Mrs. Essner was an artist-in- residence at ODC Theater (San Francisco) and has been commissioned by San Jose State University and San Francisco State University. Mrs. Essner is a recipient of the Bessie Schonberg Choreographers & Dancers Residency at The Yard, her company was commissioned by Alaska Dance Theatre and her work has been selected for Dance Theater Workshop’s Freshtracks.

Ms. Essner is a certified Pilates instructor with over 25 year experience working with all populations in both clinical, fitness and private practice settings. She currently is working as a teaching artist for Center for Arts Education NYC, and Arts Connection NYC. In 2012, Essner completed the DEL program at 92nd street Y which is based on the DOE NYC Dance Blueprint.

Address: 505 Carroll St, Ste 2A, Brooklyn
Half-Day Sit for Beginners

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Canisteo: Anton Flint & Adam Stack Live at Cider Creek

April 23, 2016 at Cider Creek Hard Cider in Canisteo.


Anton & Adam pair up for what’s promised to be an amazing performace!

Anton has been performing for 28 years in the Upstate NY area and has over 1000 performances in his musical career with many different bands and musician line-ups.

His true element of entertaining is as a solo acoustic guitar player/singer. He plays a wide variety of artists and styles as well as some of his own music.

Some of Anton’s biggest musical influences are Elvis Costello, Elton John, David Bowie, Martin Sexton and Billy Joel.

Adam grew up in Belmont, NY in a musical family. His mother was a music teacher and he was brought up playing trombone so Adam had a firm musical foundation. During his senior year of high school, his mother bought a guitar for Adam and he began to learn. Adam invested himself heavily in the instrument and 2 years later he enrolled at Houghton College to study classical guitar and music education. Adam graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in music education and currently teaches music all over Allegany County. Adam’s influences range from bluegrass to heavy metal to classical to classic rock, which is evident in my diverse repertoire.

Ray’s Mobile Food Truck will be onsite from 3pm – 11pm.

Address: 6459 Cunningham Creek Rd, Canisteo
Anton Flint & Adam Stack Live at Cider Creek

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Brooklyn: La Caye Musically Thursday presents Alegba & Friends!

April 21, 2016 at La CAYE in Brooklyn.


Alegba and Friends bring you their rootsy vodou jazz. Expected lineup: Alegba Jahyile on bass and vocals, Eddy Bourjolly on guitar, Chris Fletcher on keyboards, Sanba Kebyesou on drums.

There is no cover but please RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-caye-musicallythursdaypresentsalegbafriends-tickets-24756507380

La Caye brings authentic Haitian food and live acoustic music every Thursday to the heart of the BAM cultural district in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Address: 35 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
La Caye Musically Thursday presents Alegba & Friends!

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Cazenovia: Aztec Two Step

May 07, 2016 at Nelson Odeon in Cazenovia.


We are very pleased to have Aztec Two-Step back at the Nelson Odeon this Spring for their 45th Anniversary Celebration. Rex & Neal will perform their award-winning 1986 album Living In America in its entirety (plus other ATS classics)!
In 1972, Aztec Two-Step (whose name comes from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti) burst upon the scene with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. Since then Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime making music together as the folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step. Their first album, along with their subsequent albums for RCA Records were staples of progressive FM and college radio and helped to bring the folk/rock music of the 1960s into the 70s and beyond.

As their recording career continued, so did the critical acclaim. In 1987 Living in America received the New York Music Award for Best Folk Album and was named in Billboard’s year-end critic’s poll. They have been praised in countless major US newspapers and magazines, including Rolling Stone, and have appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, such as the David Letterman Show, the King Biscuit Flour Hour, and World Café Live.

Rex and Neal released their first live album Highway Signs on the PRIME-CD folk label in 1996 in celebration of their 25th anniversary. In 1999 they were the subjects of the documentary, “No Hit Wonder,” which aired on PBS. To commemorate their 30th anniversary in 2001, they released a double CD compilation entitled, Live & Rare and in 2005, released their career-defining Days of Horses CD to rave reviews. Of this release, the Boston Globe said, “Fans of the duo’s harmony-driven tunes and easygoing acoustic guitar riffs will recognize their James Taylor-meets-Simon & Garfunkel sound. What’s new is the mood. This album sits back on its haunches as Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman look back wistfully at American pop culture and their own ride through it.”

Their most recent studio album commemorates their 40th Anniversary year, Cause & Effect. The album is a combination of re-worked previously recorded songs and newly mined material. From John Platt of WFUV in New York, “The secret of Aztec Two Step’s longevity isn’t just the harmony between Rex and Neal, it’s also the quality of the songs. On “Cause and Effect” they revisit a lot of their repertoire with crisp acoustic arrangements. And while the songs were mostly inspired by a specific moment in time (Reaganomics, apartheid, John Lennon’s assassination), they resonate anew today.”
– See more at: http://www.nelsonodeon.com/calendar/aztec-two-step1/#sthash.8QsUh3MW.dpuf

Address: 4035 Nelson Rd, Cazenovia
Aztec Two Step

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Pearl River: Good Vibrations Open Mic Night

May 28, 2016 at The Parkside Tavern in Pearl River.


Back by popular demand !!
Good Vibrations is a Rockland Acoustic Guitar Group that is a combination of musicians, singers, songwriters that all get together and jam acoustically.
Grub Kitchen will be open serving up fresh, crisp culinary delights for your palate!
Come in & enjoy an evening of music & culinary delights at Parkside Tavern!!

Address: 9 W Central Ave, Pearl River
Good Vibrations Open Mic Night

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New York: Free Music Fridays

April 22, 2016 at American Folk Art Museum in New York.


Music featured at the Free Music Fridays series thematically reflects the spirit of the self-taught art on view at the museum.
During the run of “Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection”, discover fraternal art and enjoy live acoustic performances by acclaimed musicians. Support the proceedings with a donation-based cash wine bar. Admission is always free. Hosted by Lara Ewen.

Tonight’s performance includes:

Jeff Litman
Americana pop

Clifford Westfall and Barbara Endes
Southern folk

Tom Clark
Country roots-rock

Address: 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue at 66th St, New York
Free Music Fridays

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Troy: Brooks Strause / Extravision / Broken Field Runner / Carl Daniels at SMCo.

May 09, 2016 at Superior Merchandise Company in Troy.


Live tunes from four rad groups to make your Monday night way better! Weather permitting the show will be held on the back patio. Lots of beer + full coffee service will be available all night.

Brooks Strause is a prolific roots folk songwriter from Iowa City, regarded as one of Iowa’s top songwriters. He has released 7 diverse albums dating back to 2007, his latest, “The Chymical Wedding of Brooks Strause” was released on Cartouche Records in October. Strause has toured extensively, both solo and with his band The Old Scratch Revival Singers, and has shared stages with Dawes, William Elliott Whitmore, Simon Joyner, the Daredevil Christopher Wright, Kurt Vile, Greg Brown, Poison Control Center, Dax Riggs, Mac DeMarco, and Murder by Death.

Bio: cartoucherecords.com/brooksstrause
Music: brooksstrause.bandcamp.com
Daytrotter: www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/brooksstrause/20031028-111025

Extravision is trance-folk music that stems from an ongoing awakening, an invested interest in meditation and yoga, and a desire to see both more outside the self and deeper within the self. Extensive tour history across the Midwest and East Coast and has supported Warpaint, The Lumineers, Strand of Oaks, S. Carey, Maps and Atlases, Widospeak, Esme Patterson, Shook Twins, The Lone Bellow & Frontier Ruckus. Currently touring in support of their new EP and a custom coloring book!

Music: extravisionmusic.bandcamp.com
Daytrotter: www.daytrotter.com/extravision/daytrotter-studio-september-07-2015.html

Four Chords and the Truth out of Albany, NY.

Music: brokenfieldrunner.bandcamp.com

Acoustic folk rock. Sword Paw Music describes him as… “If you’re looking for honey-kissed vocals and angsty acoustic riffs or strings plucked straight from your heart, dynamically interwoven with dramatic melodies reminiscent of when Bright Eyes was still cool, you played The Shins on repeat, and were still in awe by Jack White – you’ve found your man.”

Music: carldaniels.bandcamp.com

Address: 147 4th St, Troy
Brooks Strause / Extravision / Broken Field Runner / Carl Daniels at SMCo.

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New York: PERLE LAMA (Acoustic Live) + CASA DO SEMBA – Friday April 15th 2016

April 15, 2016 at Tagine Fine Moroccan Cuisine in New York.




☞ SPECIAL ACCOUSTIC LIVE with the #1 Zouk singer :
★ ★ ★ PERLE LAMA ★ ★ ★

KIZOMBA, SEMBA, GHETTO ZOUK, ZOUK, TARRAXINHA, AND AFROHOUSE, with a Touch of Salsa and Bachata for our Latin dancers !!

What’s better than spending an evening with one of the most Talented ZOUK and SOUL singer : PERLE LAMA !!

FRIDAY APRIL 15TH, for a special ACOUSTIC LIVE (Guitar/voice) AT 11:30PM

The Showcase will be followed by our CASA DO SEMBA, Special ZOUK CARRIBEAN, without of course forgetting KIZOMBA & SEMBA

★ ★ ★ Spots are LIMITED ★ ★ ★

Online : $20 (More at the door)
Students (Id) : $15

➽ Get your ticket Here : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/showcase-perle-lama-1-intl-zouk-and-soul-singer-acoustic-live-casa-do-semba-tickets-23063601854

T a g i n e
221 West 38th Street
New York, NY, 10018
[7th & 8th Avenue]


➽ Contact info :
DAVID CAMPOS – (646) 734 8543

➽ Biography :

Perle Lama was born January 20, 1984 in Fort-de-France in Martinique. Since the age of 9 years old, she lives in Paris. Perle is the daughter of Jocelyne Béroard, famous singer of the group Kassav.

In 1999, the clicks. Perle won the first prize JM Harmony intended to reveal young talents in the West Indies, resuming the Queen hit “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Her success allowed her to record a first album in 2000 titled eight titles “Challenger”. The title “Akwarel the sé taw”, the first single from “Challenger” is crowned by the SACEM prize for best zouk 2000.

In the aftermath, Pearl recorded “Sere mwen” a duet with another Prince of zouk, Thierry Cham. In May 2001, the singer releases his second solo album, “Pearl etc.”.

In 2002 the young artist participated in the casting of the show Popstars on M6 but was not selected to participate in the final. This did not prevent him from being requested and give voice to many compilations ( “Zouk Sensations”, “More Vibes”).

Moreover, in 2003 and in 2006, Pearl received the award for best female performer of the SACEM. In 2006, the singer returns to the front of the stage with ” Mizikasoleil”.

In this third installment very bright, she mixes all her musical influences: soul, reggae and R’n’B.


☞ Singles:
– Tous Avec Les Filles (avec Moussier Tombola, Admiral T et Myriam Abel)
– La Fievre du zouk Love (2013)
– I’m Blessed (2015)
– Femmes du monde (2010)
– Baby ne t’en vas pas (2009)
– je te veux (2008)
– Elle et toi (2007)
– Aime-moi plus fort (2006)
– Emmène-moi avec toi (2006)
– Viens avec moi (avec Krys) (2005)
– Baby mwen inmew (avec Fukly) (2005)
– Maye (2005)
– Fò Kenbé (2004)
– Plus jamais seule (2003)
– Je sais (avec Princess Lover) (2003)
– Tournons la page (avec Singuila) (2001)
– Sweet Time (suite) (2001)
– Don’t stop (2001)
– Sweet Time (2000)
– Akwarel la sé taw (1999)
– Femmes Fatales 7 (avec Soumia) (2014)

☞ Albums:
– Zouk & Love (2013)
Perle l’Amazone (2010)
– Mizikasoleil (2006)
Perle etc (2001)
– Challenger’s (1999)

☞ iTunes Link :

☞ Official Page :

Address: 221 W 38th St, New York
PERLE LAMA (Acoustic Live) + CASA DO SEMBA - Friday April 15th 2016

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