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An Undead Music Festival 2012

And so on this blogging day I find myself blaghing about music festivals to be found in that city of New York again in an attempt to maintain content for this blog and my other blog whenever web 2.0 social media user generated content bloggers block possible. And so this is another one of those music events that I came across throughout my travels in internetland on this blogging day. And this Undead Music Festival seems as if it Undead Music Festival Facebook event invite rocks.

The Undead Music Festival with MMV and hundreds more!

May 9 at 6:00pm until May 12 at 11:30pm

Various Venues

FOUR NIGHTS celebrating the incredible, dynamic, explosively creative jazz, instrumental, and adventurous music being made in New York City.

May 9th: A Marathon of Concerts in Greenwich Village (25+ bands!)

May 10th: Medeski, Martin & Wood & ? at Brooklyn Masonic Temple

May 11th: Night Of The Living DIY in Brooklyn, Seattle, Norway & more…

May 12th: Improvised Round Robin Duets at 92Y Tribeca

Lovingly and tirelessly organized by Adam Schatz of Search & Restore and Brice Rosenbloom of BoomCollective.

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Before they’re gone!!

Full Festival Pass $55 (access to all four nights of the Undead Music Festival!! The biggest bargain of the year!)

May 9th: Music Marathon in Greenwich Village Advance- $25 Day of Show-$30

May 10th: Medeski and Martin & Wood at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple $30-55

May 12th: Improvised Round Robin Duets:


MAY 9th:
A Marathon of Concerts in Greenwich Village, one ticket gets you into all three venues. Set times forthcoming:

Le Poisson Rouge: A TONIC Reunion show! Curated by Melissa Caruso Scott & John Scott

Ted Reichman
Vinicius Cantuaria
Dougie Browne’s Peninsula
Ben Perowsky’s Moodswing Orchestra with TK Wonder and Danny Blume
Jamie Saft’s New Zion Trio
White Out w/ Special Guests
Sex Mob
Yuka C. Honda

Sullivan Hall:

Positive Catastrophe
Stabbing Eastward (Ryan Sawyer & Tunde Adebimpe)**
Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense (w/ Shane Endsley, Miles Okazaki, Keith Witty, Damion Reid)
Gerald Cleaver’s Black Host (w/ Darius Jones, Brandon Seabrook, Cooper-Moore, Pascal Niggenkemper)
Chris Dingman’s Waking Dreams (w/ Loren Stillman, Fabian Almazan, Ike Sturm, and Jared Schonig)
Kris Davis Trio (w/ Michael Sarin, Eivind Opsvik)
Tony Malaby’s Paloma Recio (w/ Ben Monder, Drew Gress, and Flin van Hemmen)

**of TV On The Radio!

Kenny’s Castaways:

Secret Architecture
Joe Sanders
Nate Wooley Quintet (w/ Josh Sinton, Matt Moran, Eivind Opsvik, Harris Eisenstadt)
Greg Ward Trio (w/ Joe Sanders, Damion Reid)
Ohad Talmor’s Newsreel (w/ Dan Weiss, Miles Okazaki, Shane Endsley, Jacob Sacks, Matt Pavolka)
Chicago Underground Duo (Rob Mazurek, Chad Taylor)



Medeski and Martin & Wood & ?….a unique night of MMW + guests, featuring 1 set of the trio, 1 set with each member of the band being replaced by a guest for a song, and 1 set of special guests sitting in with the group, featuring:

Marco Benevento
Anthony Coleman
Marcus Rojas
Oren Bloedow
Vernon Reid
Charlie Burnham
Chuck Campbell
Miho Hatori
G Calvin Weston

Taking place at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in Ft. Greene, this WILL sell out, so grab a festival pass now to ensure entry into this, the Marathon show AND the Round Robin on May 12th.



A celebration of the artists running the asylum, cutting out the middle man and presenting dynamic instrumental, improvised, jazz and otherwise music in the homes, warehouse and artspaces that suit the music, truly allowing anything to happen. Performances will be happening in select DIY spaces in New York City as well as all around the country. If you run, perform at, or love an artist run space anywhere in the world and would like to organize a show on May 11th, please let us know at

A full festival pass will get you in, but a donation at the door for any of these shows will get you a free Sixpoint beer, generously donated by our favorite brewers in all the land. Come engage with the community at the ground level and be floored by this amazing music.

Lineups being announced soon, but here are the participating spaces in New York City:

Seeds (in Prospect Heights)

ShapeShifter Labs (in Gowanus)

IBeam (in Park Slope / Gowanus)

The Freedom Garden (in Bushwick)

Big Snow Buffalo Lodge (in Bushwick)

more TBA!!!


Austin, TX // Houston, TX // Seattle, WA // Portland, OR // Chicago, IL // Madison, WI // Milwaukee, WI // Richmond, VA // Copenhagen, Denmark // Oslo, Norway // MANY MORE TBA!!



Improvised Round Robin Duets

17 artists enter. Arranged in a random order. Artist #1 improvises for 5 minutes solo on stage, and is then joined by #2. After 5 more minutes, #3 enters, and #1 leaves. So on. It’s a beautiful method for collective spontaneous composition, removing the ego and presenting the community in a seriously fun way.

Featuring: Mark Helias (bass), Brandon Seabrook (banjo / guitar), Hilmar Jensson (guitar), Allison Miller (drums), Amir Ziv (drums, 1st hour), Mike Pride (drums), Bob Stewart (tuba), Cooper Moore (piano), Miles Okazaki (guitar), Marika Hughes (cello), and more TBA!!
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An Evolvefest , Jibberjazz 2011

Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blog. And even in the midst of some weird wacky Babylon of a New York City and east coast earthquake, hurricaneageddon like weather that finds itself visiting that place in North America these days and times, I still find myself blaghing phrases like an Evolvefest 2011 is happening. And I know this seemingly end all of the be all consciousness and joy, new age hippie free love back to Woodstock lets save the world with yoga, meditation, chanting and more or something like that event is happening because all of those facebook event invites I have received for this festival says so. And one of those facebook event invites for this festival finds itself in Vernon, New Jersey located in what seems like right next door to that other festival that’s happening next week also that calls itself Jibberjazz Meeting Of The Minds IV. And I know that this Jibberjazz Meeting of the Minds IV music and camping festival is happening also because some friends who are playing there says so. And so it seems that one can camp out and evolve into nirvina at the Evolvefest in Vernon, New Jersey September 2nd-5th on Rickey Farm and then go right door seemingly a mile or so away I think when that festival ends and camp out for some more music at Jibberjazz in Poyntelle, Pennsylvania , September 9th-11th, or something like that again. And so those facebook event invites for these events are as follows. Have a great music festival and more day.

Evolvefest 2011

Friday, September 2 at 12:00pm – September 5 at 10:00pm

Rickey Farm

442 State Route 94

Vernon, NJ

Get ready-we are on the verge of something massive! Experience the JOY of Open Air Culture at the 5th annual Evolve Music and Yoga Festival- Sept. 2-3-4-5 2011 in Vernon NJ

Experience life-changing hands-on workshops! Activate your personal creativity! Learn to survive and thrive in Nature! Make do-it-yourself art, music, clothes, tools and foods. 50+ Bands! 25+ Yoga classe…s! 25+ Workshops! Enjoy 4 days of group camping, good vibes and happy people!


Tantric Yoga, Reiki Gong Attunements, Butterfly Tent, Crystal Bowl Healing, Live Painting, Sacred Altars, Kirtan Chanting, Meditation, Pranayama, Appalachian Trail Hiking, Glass-Blowing, Sacred Geometry, Body Painting, Sweat Lodge, Holistic Living, Kundalini Yoga, Fire Ceremonies, Water Blessing, and a whole lot more.

Come, Connect and be an Evolutionary Force for Positive Change- Form Friendships, Create Alliances, Build Bonds and Deep Spiritual Connections.

2011 Bands

The Heavy Pets – Telesma – HuDost – Tony Vacca World Rhythms – Juggling Suns – Turtle Soup – Lucid – FiKus – Capital Zen – Timbre Coup – The Folkadelics – BuzzUniverse – Laser Sex – Jounce – Igor’s Egg – The Jack – Michael Bellar’s As-Is Ensemble – Mystery Fyre – The Juicy Grapes – Rogue Chimp – Jungle Jazz Initiative – Subcommittee – Insignya – Karmic Juggernaut – Unexplained Bacon – MIXXTAPE – Elastic Pyramid – MeatPLanet – Josh Olmstead Band – Nick Gianni’s EVOLUTION – Unit 1 feat. Mark Egan – Technicolor Lenses – Rinse,Repeat – Big Funk – Wakah Chan – Greg Merrit’s Heavy Road – Breadbox Band – Anyday Cult – Rinse, Repeat – PSyncUs Project – Yancarlos Sanchez – Outlet – Mike Lawlor Banned – Damian Calcagne Band -The Flowdown – Jon of The Shred – Sunflower and the Seeds – Keitcho’s Peachos – Stephanie Carlin – Puck -Princess!WOW! – Peace Weaver – Gandalf Lebowski – Kids Music: Rolie Polie Guacamolie and art/deco by NephilNine.

And the other one…..

Jibberjazz Presents: MEETING OF THE MINDS IV (Music & Camping Festival)

Friday, September 9 at 12:00pm – September 11 at 5:00pm

Jibberjazz Presents:


September 9-11, 2011

Poyntelle, PA

… 21 Bands 3 Stages

Outdoor and Indoor Venue Features: 70 acre lake, rentable cabins, swimming, fishing, canoeing etc




(Original ULU: First festival appearance in 7 years)

Sol Driven Train,Juggling Suns,The New Familiars,The Mantras,The Big Dirty,The Twin Cats,Garcia Grass,Roosevelt Dime,Backwoods Experiment,Woody Brown’s Project,Mystery Fyre,The Pluckin’ Grassholes,The Lobster Quadrille,The Big Takeover,Lovanova, Shelf Life String Band,Boxcar Social,Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars,Underground Horns, Nick Miller Project, Mike Miz, Anthony Walker, Kyle Morgan, Erik from Baltimore


A 500+acre, private campground featuring: a 70 acre lake complete with canoes and kayaks for use, rentable rustic cabins, Outdoor & Indoor stages, PLENTY of room for camping, swimming, hiking trails, fishing waters, tennis & basketball courts, restrooms, showers etc. This is the absolute perfect venue and location for a Jibberjazz music festival!


A full weekend music & camping festival showcasing 21 bands, 3 stages, lake activities, simultaneous late-night indoor/outdoor jams, numerous solo-artists, kids activities, light shows, yoga, fire performances, parades, food & craft vendors, various workshops and more. As always, a wide variety of musical styles will be featured including: Jam, Funk, Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock & Roll, Reggae, Americana and more.

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The Howl is Back!

Hey Bloggers, if you are in the neighborhood, there is a full page ad in this weeks New York Press. We’re back! Howl! 2007. FEVA presents September 5-9, 2007 centered in East Villages, Lower East Side Tompkins Square Park for free. An event not to be missed.

MOBY, ChiChi Valenti and Johnny Dynell’s Lowlife, Felice Rosser & Faith, Rene Risque, the Art Lovers, Heavy Trash, DJ Spooky, Richard West’s Melange, Urban Word, Akim Funk Buddha, Judith Malina and The Living Theatre, Waldos, Crosby/Miz Metro/Alex Cowings, Skin God, Vision Jazz Fest with music by music by William Parker, Charles Gayle, Rob Brown, Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell & Lewis Barnes, Jason Kao Hwang, Gerald Cleaver and Patricia Nicholson. Urban Gypsy Circus, Hattie’s A Salute To Black Lips, Alien Comic, Keiko Bonk, Fire Flies, Ravens and Chimes, David Amram, Paper & Sand, Robert La Fosse, Dean Johnson, Middle Collegiate Choir, MM Serra’s Avante Garde(N)s, Angel Orensanz, Fusion Arts Museum, A Gathering of the Tribes, Bowery Poetry Club, Nyorican Poet’s Cafe, Pianos, LES Girl’s Club, EVCC, The Living Room, Crash Mansion, Rapture Cafe, Comix Thinktank, Performance Art, LIT, Rock and M/F Punk Panels, Manhattan Samba, Hungry March Band, kidrock, The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Festival with Taylor Mead, John Giorno, The Mayhem Poets, Poetry Drill Team “4 Minute Howl” led by poet Gary Glazner, Stacy Szymaszek, Bob Holman, Danny Shot, Amy Ouzoonian, Chavisa Woods, Paolo Javier, Rachel Levitsky, Filip Marinovich. The Bowery Poetry Club Art Auction with auctioneer Marguerite Van Cook featuring works by Paul Pope, Donald Baechler, Peggy Cyphers, Steven Lack, Kiki Smith, Mike Bidlo, Marguerite Van Cook, James Romberger, ArturoVega, Mark Enger, Matt Enger, Riki Colon, David Pushkin, David West, Jack Natz, Gibby Haynes, John Ahearn, Thom Corn. A Chorus of Poets: (The) Desiccate Ablution: directed by Butch Morris and much more!
The Federation of East Village Artists (FEVA) 4th Annual celebration of the arts. Five days of dance, music, performance, poetry and writing. And if the Howl Festival is still selling that Howl Souvenir Book, check it out. It has a great history of the neighborhood.
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