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Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Brooklyn This Week - May 13-May 20

May 13, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Brooklyn This Week Photo: Vladimir/Flickr 


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.

John Melendez & Big Sur - Williamsburg Music Center
May 13, 2018 - Brooklyn

Led by pianist John Melendez, Big Sur is a contemporary jazz group that performs primarily original music inspired by artists such as Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau, Ambrose Akinmusire and Vijay Iyer. John Melendez is a New York-based Jazz pianist studying performance and composition at Columbia University. His main influences are Jason Moran and Wynton Kelly, as well as his teacher Bruce Barth. John Melendez

The Fratellis - Brooklyn Steel
May 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Glasgow based The Fratellis released their first album 'Costello Music' in 2006 which charted at #2 in the UK Album Chart with over 1million sales and received much critical acclaim, with the band winning the 'Best British Breakthrough Act' award at the 2007 BRIT Awards. They followed this with the release of their second album 'Here We Stand' in 2008 which won them 'Best British Band' at the 33rd Silver Clef Awards that year. The Fratellis third album 'We Need Medicine', recorded in Glasgow's West End and produced by Jon Fratelli and Stuart McCredie, who also mixed the record, is an 11-track record of bluesy rock anthems.

Nolatet Brian Haas, Mike Dillon, James Singleton, Johnny Vidacovich - Brooklyn Bowl
May 18, 2018 - New York

David Krakauer Presents Alicia Svigals: the Yellow Ticket - National Sawdust
May 19, 2018 - Brooklyn

The Yellow Ticket is a multimedia event featuring a rare 1918 silent film and an original score by renowned klezmer violinist/vocalist/composer Alicia Svigals, performed live along with Toronto's virtuoso new-music pianist Marilyn Lerner. Pre-eminent film scholar Tom Gunning said about the score: "I believe this accompaniment to The Yellow Ticket is one of the most powerful I have heard. It evokes not only a sense of the contemporary context of the culture in which the film took place, but our awareness of what was done to it afterwards. The sound of piano, violin and the human voice evoke passion, energy and a profound sense of mourning, bridging the historical distance between us and this film as eloquently as does Pola Negri's extraordinary face. The Yellow Ticket has garnered: The Foundation for Jewish Culture's annual new music commission A major grant from the Still Point Fund for Alicia to create a brand new digital restoration of the film A commission from Music of Remembrance in Seattle to write a new version of the score adding Seattle Symphony's clarinetist Laura DeLuca (the program is also available in this version) A Trust for Mutual Understand grant to bri... (read more)

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