live set at The Scratcher
RSVP via the FB event link.
About Scratcher Sessions:
The Scratcher Bar, 209 East 5th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Ave) has been an East Village hang out for the last 12 years attracting locals, ex-patriots, musicians, actors, and a diverse range of NY visitors. Cozy, comfortable and affordable, The Scratcher has always been famous for good conversation and many impromptu sing-songs well into the night for many touring Irish acts, traditional and contemporary folk and rock musicians alike.
The Scratcher Sessions evolved out of these late night sing-songs and is an ongoing Sunday evening music series. Run by FairplayCollective member Brendan O' Shea, Scratcher owner Karl Geary, Pete Olshansky, Tara Gallagher and Mike DiSalvo III , every Sunday features two artists each playiing a 45 minute set. The room features good sound, an attentive audience, and is currently seeking to book artists who are promoting a record or have more than one to promote. Artists will be able to sell their CD's, along with any other available merchandise.
There is no admission fee or drink minimum but we do pass a tip bucket around half way though each set - This is what the artist leaves with at the end of the night; that and hopefully some new friends and fans.
Busker Ball hosts shows for NYC's busking (street and subway) musicians to perform on a stage, in a venue, without losing cell reception.
Migrant Center at St. Francis of Assisi
135 W 30th St, NYC
The International People's Tribunal is hosting an event in connection with the forced disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa in Mexico, and asked me to give a short performance to support the event.
"Fuerza Mundial, the ITCPM, the History Department and Hemispheric Center for Performance and Politics at New York University (NYU) and the National Lawyers´ Guild are joining together to host the first U.S. Tribunal hearings on the deepening human rights crisis in Mexico and Central America in all of its relevant dimensions including the role of U.S. aid and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its connections to mass incarceration and police violence in the U.S.
The Tribunal is timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the forced disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa in Mexico and with this year’s opening of the United Nations General Assembly and a concurrent visit by Pope Francis. The Tribunal will be dedicated in solidarity with the families of the Ayotzinapa students who have been touring the U.S. expressing their anguish and sorrow and seeking support and justice for their children and public attention to this critical human rights case. The Tribunal hearings will examine key cases of persistent human rights violations in Mexico, against immigrants of Mexican origin in the U.S., and against migrants in transit from Central America and Mexico and especially the continuing exodus of children and youth. The current human rights crisis in Mexico is unprecedented in that country´s history in terms of scale, depth, extent (over 140,000 dead and 26,000 disappeared since 2007, not including a still unknown number of disappeared migrants).
We are urgently seeking your help in bringing the Tribunal to the U.S. By holding this historic event in New York City at the time of the annual session of the UN General Assembly, we are showing that the people of the United States of America stand in solidarity with the nations of the world to hold our leaders accountable, to put an end to human rights violations and insure the safe movement of all people throughout the globe."
August 30, Friday
Afternoon - evening (event times approximate)
"Busking at 30" festival
Herbert Von King Park, Bed-Stuy
670 Lafayette Ave
[G train to Bedford-Nostrand]
BuskNY (buskny.com, facebook.com/BuskNY), which advocates for visual art and music in the NYC subway, is organizing a festival of busking artists to celebrate 30 years of legal subway performance and asked me to be a part. I will be one of the performers busking in the park throughout the afternoon.
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen St., LES, NYC
[F to 2 Av/ D to Grand or Broadway-Lafayette]
I have some new tools I hope to be working with for this show - provided I can streamline my set-up time. (Rockwood Stage I is crunch time world).
No cover / tip jar.
This will be the developmental showing for a live theater scoring project I am currently working on and very excited to be a part of. The name of the project is Port Cities: NYC, and this showing will be held at Dixon Place, located at 161A Chrystie Street, NYC. (LES) [ tickets here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10012173 ]
About the project:
"PORT CITIES is an international performance event linking five cities along Seventeenth century Dutch trade routes. From Western Australia to Cape Town South Africa, from Amsterdam and New York to the old port of Jakarta, each city will host a unique performance or installation event. PORT CITIES aims to explore our interconnected heritage and its after effects."
"Using a live score by looping artist Cameron Orr, visuals by Horus Vacui and an ensemble that move, morph and mix between early settler icons and current day characters caught up in a world of systems and structures, PORT CITIES NY investigates the ghosts of Wall Street in an absurd immersive tour. Examining the 2008 economic crash against the backdrop of 17th Century Dutch Tulip Mania, the archeological discovery of a slave burial ground against commercial investments that incentivise mass incarceration, Port Cities NY aims to link the echoes of the past with the agendas of today."
More info about the project can be found at www.talyachalef.com or publicworksdepartment.co.