It pains me that I won’t be able to make it to NY for this but any fans of modern guitar living in or around the city should be be in heaven (Thanks to Downtown Music Gallery for the listings):
Fri Dec 20th: FRED FRITH/JESSICA LURIE/ALLISON MILLER at Shapeshifter 7pm
Sat Dec 21st: FRED FRITH/IKUE MORI/LOTTE ANKER/JIM BLACK at 8 & 10pm!
Sun Dec 22nd: FRED FRITH & IKUE MORI at 10pm!
Mon Dec 23rd: DMG @ 23 Celebration & Guitar Marathon at Bowery Electric Feat:
NELS CLINE/Michael Leonhart/Devin Hoff/Michael TA Thompson at 10
RAOUL BJORKENHEIM/ANDERS NILSSON/Shanir Blumenkranz/Tim Keiper at 9pm!
ELLIOTT SHARP/Melvin Gibbs/Don Mackenzie at 8pm!
VAL OPIELSKI & Dee Pop at 7:15 – Val is a great new guitarist from Philly!
Mon Dec 30th:
Tom Rainey Trio with MARY HALVORSON & Ingrid Laubrock at Cornelia St.
Cafe at 8:30
Tues Dec 31st (New Years Eve) at The Stone:
THURSTON MOORE & John Zorn at 8pm!
THURSTON MOORE/Mike Watt/Ramond Pettibon Trio at 10pm!
THURSTON MOORE’S Chelsea Light Moving at 11:30!
Dec 31st, 2013 – Jan 5th, 2014 at The Stone:
THURSTON MOORE with Nate Wooley, Daniel Carter, Okkyung Lee, Tom
Surgal, Steve Shelley & more! Check out:
Thursday, Jan 2nd:
MILES OKAZAKI & Dan Weiss at Cornelia St. Cafe at 8:30
NELS CLINE Performances for January, 2014:
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8pm – (Le) Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
As part of Winter Jazzfest. w/ Bobby Previte on his Concerto for
Percussion and Turntables (feat. members of So Percussion, John
Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:45pm – NYU Law Space, New York, NY
As part of Winter Jazzfest. w/ Ben Goldberg’s Unfold Ordinary Mind
(Ben Goldberg, Rob Sudduth, Ellery Eskelin, Ches Smith)
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8pm – NYU Lounge, New York, NY
As part of Winter Jazzfest. 40 Washington Square South.
EYEBONE (Jim Black – drums; Teddy Klausner – keys; Nels Cline – guitar)
Friday 1/17 at 7pm & 9:30 & Saturday 1/18 at 7pm & 9:30
BILL FRISELL: Reflections on the Bristol Sessions
Featuring Buddy Miller and Carrie Rodriguez
At the Allen Room at Lincoln Center
Broadway and 60th Street, New York, NY 10019
4th Annual ALTERNATIVE GUITAR SUMMIT: co-sponsored by New York Guitar Festival
Jan. 17 – 19, 2014: A night of Rhythm, Frith and Cline and Paul Motian Music
Fri., January 17, 8 PM, SubCulture
Exploring evolving concepts of rhythm: MILES OKAZAKI with James Hurt
and Dan Weiss (percussion), and Sergio Krakowski, pandeiro (Brazilian
frame drum). LIBERTY ELLMAN, master of contrapuntal rhythms, with
Matt Brewer, bass, and Damion Reid, drums. DAVID GILMORE with Gene
Lake (drums), Brad Jones (bass).
Sat., January 18, 7:30 PM and 10 pm (2 shows), SubCulture
DAVE TRONZO with Stomu Takeishi, electric bass and Ben Perowsky, percussion.
FRED FRITH meets NELS CLINE!
Sun. January 19, 8 PM, SubCulture
Music of Paul Motian: Motian’s music lives on in duo performances by
STEVE CARDENAS and Jacob Sacks, Ben Monder and Bill McHenry (Motian
band alums) GILAD HEKSELMAN, BRANDON ROSS and Stomu, VIC JURIS and
MARY HALVORSON, the NELS CLINE/JULIAN LAGE Duo, and JOEL HARRISON and
Tyshawn Sorey. In addition all guitarists will participate in a
communal version of Motian’s beloved tune “It Should Have Happened a
Long Time Ago.” Alternative Guitar Summit master classes will take
place with trend-setting improvisers, on Saturday and Sunday (Jan
SubCulture is located at
45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
For tickets and information: (212) 533-5470, www.subculturenewyork.com
Jan. 17 and 19: $25 / Jan. 18 each set is $25 / Full festival pass is $60
The New York Guitar Festival 2014:
Monday Jan. 20 2014 2:00 PM | GUITAR MARATHON: LAS AMERICAS
Co-curated by William Kanengiser + Badi Assad – FREE for the first
time in our Festival’s history, this six-hour Marathon (taking place
on MLK Day) celebrates the classical guitar in North and South
America, contrasting rich traditions with bold experimentation.
Tuesday Jan. 21 2014 7:30 PM | Silent Films/Live Guitars
Marc Ribot + Chris Eldridge PREMIERE SCORES TO CLASSIC SILENT FILMS
Merkin Concert Hall
Thursday Jan. 23 2014 7:30 PM | SILENT Films/Live Guitars
BADI ASSAD + KAKI KING PREMIERE SCORES TO CLASSIC SILENT FILMS
Merkin Concert Hall | Event Details
Tuesday Jan. 28 2014 7:30 PM | SileNT Films/Live Guitars
Luther Dickinson + Alvin Youngblood Hart Premiere Scores to Silent Films
Merkin Concert Hall
Thursday Jan. 30 2014 7:30 PM | Silent Films/Live Guitars
Toubab Krewe + Joseph Arthur PREMIERE SCORES TO CLASSIC SILENT FILMS
At Merkin Concert Hall
For more info
Jan 28th – Feb 2nd – MARC RIBOT Residencies at The Stone!
Solos, Duos & Groups with: Francis-Marie Uitti , Jason Moran, Roy
Nathanson, Mary Halvorson, Henry Grimes and Chad Taylor!
For complete line-up
Last Tuesday in January will see the release of two great guitar
discs on the Cuneiform label:
THUMBSCREW (Debut Disc) Featuring Mary Halvorson/Michael
RAOUL BJORKENHEIM ECSTACY (1st release by Raoul’s killer new quartet)