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Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Brooklyn This Week - March 17-March 24

March 17, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Brooklyn is as happening as cities get, with live music in the bars and clubs from Williamsburg to Park Slope to downtown. With a younger crowd taking to the always trending burough, you can bet that great shows can be found all over Brooklyn. Whether you're more into a rock scene or music that's an eclectic mix, check out places like Brooklyn Steel, Barbes, and the Pine Box Rock Shop all around Brooklyn.

Too-Rye-Ay - a St. Patrick's Day Tribute to Dexys Midnight Runners Feat. Ted Leo - The Bell House
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Get ready for a Celtic soul celebration this St. Patrick's Day as Too-Rye-Ay performs the music of Dexys Midnight Runners. Best known in America for "Come on Eileen" -- #18 in VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980s -- Dexys was revered in the U.K. for their punk-infused-soul music, distinctive fashion sense, and leader Kevin Rowland's unique lyrical perspective. Too-Rye-Ay will perform two sets, featuring smash hits and deep cuts from Dexys' late '70s/early '80s albums and singles. The band features members of Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Gramercy Arms, Elk City, and Nova Social:

Ham Rodeo - Skinny Dennis
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ham Rodeo

Jeff & Suzie's Country-Oke - Skinny Dennis
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Jeff & Suzie's Country-Oke

Cecilia Lopez: Bifurcations/Dos (tres) - Roulette
March 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Cecilia Lopez — electronics, feedback Aki Onda — feedback, custom light system More TBA For the first concert of her 2019 Roulette residency, artist/composer Cecilia Lopez will present a two-part program, which explores different scales of sound spatiality in Roulette's theater. The program will begin with Dos (tres) written for brass trio and electronics. By conjuring a very subtle atmosphere and focusing on the directionality of sound, timbre, and specific frequency material, this piece investigates the outcome of a very intimate encounter between instruments/instrument players. The second part of the evening will feature Bifurcations, the first collaboration between Lopez and composer/artist Aki Onda. Sharing a trajectory based on the use of acoustic feedback and the exploration of space through amplification, this concert is an opportunity for both artists to join forces and present an improvised feedback duet. Lopez will be playing her handmade instruments, weaved from speaker-wire; Onda will wield multiple amplifiers and his custom lighting system which responds to the aural environment, expanding the perception of space visually.

Secret Science Club - The Bell House
March 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Underground Shrouded in mystery Chock-full of brainiacs The Secret Science Club features: mind-bending lectures volatile experiments chemical libations star-gazing sounds

Cecilia Lopez: Dos (Tres) / Bifurcations with Aki Onda - Roulette
March 18, 2019 - Boerum Hill

For the first concert of her 2019 Roulette residency, artist/composer Cecilia Lopez will present a two-part program, which explores different scales of sound spatiality in Roulette's theater. The program will begin with Dos (tres) written for brass trio and electronics. By conjuring a very subtle atmosphere and focusing on the directionality of sound, timbre, and specific frequency material, this piece investigates the outcome of a very intimate encounter between instruments/instrument players. The second part of the evening will feature Bifurcations, the first collaboration between Lopez and composer and artist Aki Onda. Sharing a trajectory based on the use of acoustic feedback and the exploration of space through amplification, this concert is an opportunity for both artists to join forces and present a duo feedback composition. Lopez will be playing her handmade instruments, weaved from speaker-wire; Onda will wield multiple amplifiers and his custom lighting system which responds to the aural environment, expanding the perception of space visually.

Jason Loughlin - Skinny Dennis
March 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Jason Loughlin

Talking Gong and Burmese Drum: Alex Peh with Kyaw Kyaw Naing, Susie Ibarra, and Claire Chase - Roulette
March 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Pianist Alex Peh teams up with percussionists Susie Ibarra, Kyaw Kyaw Naing, and flutist Claire Chase to perform a new trio inspired by Southeast Asian gong chime music. Talking Gong, written by Susie Ibarra for Alex Peh and Claire Chase, explores traditional Philippine Kulintang cipher scores, reimagined for piano, flute, and mixed percussion. Premiered at the Look and Listen Festival and SUNY New Paltz in 2018, this performance celebrates the release of their new single, recorded at Dreamland studio in Woodstock NY. Burmese percussionist Kyaw Kyaw Naing, teams up with pianist Alex Peh to perform new improvisations and compositions for piano and pat waing, a traditional combination that developed when the Italian ambassador gifted King Mindon of Burma a piano in the mid-19th century. The Burmese incorporated the piano into their traditional ensembles, utilizing it in ways totally different from the typical Western-style of piano playing. Kyaw Kyaw Naing made his American debut at Brooklyn Academy of Music with Bang on a Can, performing original and traditional Burmese works with the ensemble that The New York Times called "an exhilarating tease." Alex Peh, piano Kyaw Kyaw Naing... (read more)

Talking Gong: Alex Peh, Claire Chase, Kyaw Kyaw Naing, Susie Ibarra - Roulette
March 19, 2019 - Boerum Hill

Pianist Alex Peh teams up with percussionists Susie Ibarra, Kyaw Kyaw Naing, and flutist Claire Chase to perform new works inspired by rhythm—both interior and exterior, ancient and contemporary—written for percussion, piano, and flute by composers Susie Ibarra, Kit Young, Kyaw Kyaw Naing and Phyllis Chen. Talking Gong, written by Susie Ibarra for Alex Peh and Claire Chase, explores traditional Philippine Kulintang cipher scores, reimagined for piano, flute, and mixed percussion. I am excited to write this special composition for Alex Peh, inspired by the gong chime culture of Southeast Asia and particularly the rhythms and language of the Philippine Maguindanaon talking gongs, the gandingan, which were originally used not only to play music but also to speak language.

The Last Roundup Boys - Skinny Dennis
March 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Last Roundup Boys

Npr's Ask Me Another with Vip Guest: Greta Lee and Special Guest Leslye Headland - The Bell House
March 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton. For an hour, listeners can play along as Eisenberg puts questions to a rotating band of puzzle gurus, audience members and special mystery guests, who then takes a turn in the contestant's chair facing trivia games written especially for him or her. What you'll hear resembles the casual intimacy of game night at a friend's house: one where scores are forgotten in favor of hilarious gaffes.

Blues Bangers - Skinny Dennis
March 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Blues Bangers

Npr's Ask Me Another with Russian Doll's Greta Lee and Leslye Headland - The Bell House
March 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over

Npr's Ask Me Another with Russian Doll's Greta Lee and Leslye Headland - The Bell House
March 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over

María Grand: Music as a User's Manual - Roulette
March 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Music as a User's Manual seeks to functionalize the ritualized nature of the concert. It asks what is there to take home after one goes to a concert. Is there any real change that happens, and are there any actual tools offered to listeners that they can implement in their lives? In the first performance of her season-long Roulette residency, María Grand seeks to create self-contained music that is not a means to an end, rather is the means are the end – where sound illustrates, concretely and abstractly, something everyone can do. FIRST SET: María Grand solo, vocals and saxophone SECOND SET: Ganavya Doraiswamy, vocals María Grand, tenor saxophone Joel Ross, vibraphone Rajna Swaminathan, mridangam

María Grand: Music as a User's Manual - Roulette
March 21, 2019 - Boerum Hill

Music as a User's Manual seeks to functionalize the ritualized nature of the concert. It asks what is there to take home after one goes to a concert. Is there any real change that happens, and are there any actual tools offered to listeners that they can implement in their lives? In the first performance of her season-long Roulette residency, María Grand seeks to create self-contained music that is not a means to an end, rather is the means are the end – where sound illustrates, concretely and abstractly, something everyone can do.

The Bar Band - Skinny Dennis
March 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Bar Band

Bumpin Uglies, Rude Boy George - Knitting Factory
March 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

For nearly a decade now, Bumpin Uglies have been playing their brand of groove-heavy jams – a curiously fun mix of ska, Reggae and good ole' punk rock – all while putting strong lyrics at the forefront of the music. It's a formula that quickly took them from local favorites, playing around Annapolis, to a national stage. With a wildly infectious sound, tattoo-worthy lyrics and an itch to take their music to the masses, the band piled into the van years ago and have rarely seen home since. When they aren't on the road, they've been camped in the studio, churning out four full-length albums, two acoustic albums, three EP's and a Live record. Their latest, 2018's Beast From The East came out on Space Duck Records and is proof that the band has found their groove. The album consists of a dozen stand-out tracks, any one of which could be considered instant classics for the band. The album also features some big names in the East Coast reggae-rock community including Ballyhoo!'s Howi Spangler, the Movement's Gary Dread, Passafire's Ted Bowne, Tropidelic's Derek McBryde, Matthew Roads & Young James, Zach Fowler of Sun Dried Vibes and Oogee Wawa's Jesse Lee. Buzz magazine raves "Beast Fro... (read more)

Brantley Brice: Works At Actor - Cobra Club
March 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Few have embraced the insanity of New York City like Brantley Brice—a stand-up/actor with past gigs as a nanny, taskrabbit, artist and maintenance man. At this multimedia memoir show, the high-wattage maverick looks back on his journey to self-actualization—from a closeted South Carolina childhood to a therapist’s office in Manhattan. You’re in for a comedic voice that’s raw, original and impossible to pin down. Produced by Jamie Rabinovitch

T-Pain - Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

With 60 hit songs under his belt and two Grammy trophies on his mantle, T-Pain has cemented himself as one of the most influential artists of all time. But even he needed a bit of time to himself to reload. After a successful run of #1 hits, albums, tours and a plethora of cameo appearances, T-Pain took some time off to enjoy the fruits of his labor and perfect his craft. In 2018, T-Pain has returned and he is back and better than ever. He launched an "Everything Must Go" campaign in August to clear out his vault of unreleased music as a gift to his dedicated fans, he is currently the star of the hit television show on Fuse titled "T-Pain's School of Business", the dean of his very own university-Wiscansin University, and has an album slated to come out in early 2019. T-Pain is showing no signs of slowing down and has proven that he only gets better with time.

Jonathan Mcreynolds : Makemoreroomtour - Knitting Factory
March 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ultimate VIP Make More Room Package Early access to venue and sound check experience Exclusive pre-show meet and greet with Jonathan McReynolds One commemorative tour laminate Pre-show merchandise shopping One limited edition Make More Room gift item Signed gift item (Make Room Journal) Premium Make Room Package Early access to venue One commemorative tour laminate Pre-show merchandise shopping One limited edition Make More Room gift item

Natasha Leggero And Moshe Kasher - The Bell House
March 22, 2019 - Brooklyn,

This event is 21 and over Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian whose garnered attention across film, television and the web. Leggero created, wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central sitcom, Another Period, after stealing the public eye with her appearances on the Comedy Central Roasts of James Franco and Justin Bieber. On the big screen, Leggero starred in two comedy films including Neighbors alongside Seth Rogen, as well as Let's Be Cops opposite Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr. She had a role in the 2009 romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You. She also starred opposite Andrew Dice Clay in Showtime's Dice. Her Netflix special The Honeymoon Standup Special, performed alongside her husband Moshe Kasher, premiered in 2018. She currently resides in Los Angeles. Moshe Kasher has quickly become one of Hollywood's most in demand and highly regarded talents. He is the author of the 2012 memoir Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16. This year Moshe and his wife Natasha Leggero debuted a three-part comedy special for Netflix, "The Honeymoon St... (read more)

Homeshake - Brooklyn Steel
March 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Homeshake Pink Siifu, Yves Jarvis

Osceola - Skinny Dennis
March 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Osceola

RBA: Derek Gripper: Hypnotic Strings of Africa - Roulette
March 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Derek Gripper's exploration of Mali's greatest instrumental virtuosos has created a new form of classical guitar music out of one of Africa's richest musical traditions. Derek, a master guitarist from South Africa, magically conjures anew a centuries-old ancient African musical heritage, interpreting kora (21-string harp-lute) compositions on solo guitar – a feat which the renowned classical guitarist John Williams said he thought was "absolutely impossible until I heard Derek Gripper do it." His hypnotic guitar renditions of Toumani Diabaté's elaborate compositions for the 21-string West African kora are without precedent. His recent work includes transcriptions and improvisations based on the work of other Malian composer/performers such as Ali Farka Touré, Ballaké Sissoko, Salif Keita and Fanta Sacko, as well as his own compositions based on the music of the Western Cape of South Africa. His recording, Libraries on Fire, explores kora duets on solo guitar.

A Drinking Game Nyc Presents 10 Things I Hate about You - The Bell House
March 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Classic movies – shaken, not stirred, and with a twist. What's "A Drinking Game"? Well, take your favorite 80s or 90s flick, mix in a live staged reading, add a dash of your favorite beverage, and you've got one hell of a cocktail. Talented actors perform cult classics for a live audience. One night only. A new show every month–comedies like The Princess Bride, Back to the Future, and Ghostbusters. Each movie comes with a list of buzzwords and phrases–when you hear one, a bell rings and everybody drinks! The actors are in on the fun, too. Plus, when someone says a name, the actor playing that character has to drink. So as the evening progresses, the show's bound to get a little wacky."

C.C. & the Boys - Skinny Dennis
March 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

C.C. & the Boys

Fenne Lilly - Union Pool
March 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Fenne Lilly

Hobo Pockets - Skinny Dennis
March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Hobo Pockets

The Bar Band - Skinny Dennis
March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Bar Band

Jawbreaker - Brooklyn Steel
Through March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Jawbreaker

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