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January 2018

Anbessa Orchestra at Bossa Bistro

January 4, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - January 5, 2018 @ 12:30 am
Bossa Bistro + Lounge, 2463 18th Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia, DC 20009 United States

First Thursdays of every month at Bossa Bistro are Ethiopian jazz nights featuring DC's Feedel Band but January 4th will be a special edition featuring Anbessa Orchestra - a 7 piece group based in NYC that draws it's inspiration from the beautiful music of Ethiopia. Playing arrangements of Ethiopian funk tunes from the 60's-70's as well as original music with Ethiopian influence. They blew the roof off of Bossa Bistro last time they were in town and we expect a…

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Drunken Foreigner / The Messthetics / STEFA / Mourning A BLKstar

January 12, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - January 13, 2018 @ 2:00 am

Every year I like to throw a 'Weird World' party in Brooklyn to coincide with the APAP music conference and the Winter Jazz Fest - two annual rites that, every January, brings musicians from around the world to Manhattan. This year it falls on my birthday! Dave Kadden and myself (Crown Vic) will DJ some 'weird world' records and we have some fine live music entertainment! Mourning A BLKstar Creating songs of both eulogy and revolution, the expansion of 21st…

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Barbes and Electric Cowbell present Secret Planet 2018

January 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 14, 2018 @ 2:00 am
DROM, 85 Ave A
New York, NY 10009 United States

For the 8th year, Barbès Records and Electric Cowbell Records present a Manhattan showcase timed to coincide with the APAP conference. APAP is an annual rite that, every January, brings musicians from around the world to New York. This year's Secret Planet's lineup continues our tradition of showcasing new talent unlikely to remain secret for very long. This year's edition includes artists playing their own version of music from Thailand, Ethiopia, India, West Africa, Colombia, The Middle East, and great…

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Michael Mwenso and The Shakes at Tropicalia

January 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tropicalia, 2001 14th St, NW, Lower Level - Corner of U & 14th (Enter From U St, Down Stairs)
Washington, District of Columbia, DC 20009 United States

Hailed by the NY Times as “intense, prowling, and ebullient,” the Shakes are led by frontman, singer, ring leader, and musical conjurer Michael Mwenso. Informed by classic jazz big bands, early James Brown & The Famous Flames, Cab Calloway and a slew of other African American musical legends, the Shakes pack vicious jazz and blues punch. 8PM Doors | 9PM showtime | $15 advance, $18 at the door | Vocalist Michael Mwenso, born in 1984 in Sierra Leone, began singing…

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February 2018

Adan Jorodowsky and Park Snakes at Tropicalia

February 8, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - February 9, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Tropicalia, 2001 14th St, NW, Lower Level - Corner of U & 14th (Enter From U St, Down Stairs)
Washington, District of Columbia, DC 20009 United States

Born​ ​in​ ​France​ ​October​ ​29,​ ​1979.​ ​Jodorowsky​ ​is​ ​the​ ​son​ ​of​ ​the​ ​renowned​ ​Chilean​ ​avant-garde​ ​film director​ ​Alejandro​ ​Jodorowsky,​ ​best​ ​known​ ​for​ ​his​ ​films​ ​​The​ ​Holy​ ​Mountain,​ ​Santa​ ​Sangre,​ ​El​ ​Topo​ ​​and more.​ ​Jodorowsky's​ ​first​ ​guitar​ ​lessons​ ​were​ ​given​ ​to​ ​him​ ​by​ ​​The​ ​Beatles​​ ​guitarist​ ​​George​ ​Harrison​. When​ ​he​ ​was​ ​sixteen​ ​he​ ​joined​ ​the​ ​punk​ ​band​ ​The​ ​Hellboys. In​ ​2011​ ​he​ ​released​ ​his​ ​solo​ ​album​ ​Amador​ ​and​ ​won​ ​the​​ ​UFI​ ​​award​ ​for​ ​"Best​ ​International​ ​Artist​ ​Of​ ​The Year"​ ​and​ ​"Best​…

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