TREEHOUSE LIVE’S Winter Feast w/ SLUM RAISINS ≈ February 12th / 9pm

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Treehouse Live was created through a combination of prayer, friendship, and dark wizardry in November of 2013. Combining funky fresh grooves with jam sensibility and a nice fat dab of sonic bubonic phonic electronic arrangements, Treehouse Live is carving out a unique sound that is at the same time groovable, danceable, sensual, and mystical.

Treehouse Live is

Alex Moran

Dalton Markrush

Hamilton Kibbe

Ryan Slobin

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$5 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 9pm

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CD RELEASE: STEVE THOMAS & REAL INCOGNITO ≈ FEBRUARY 13th / 3pm

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Steve Thomas & REAL INCOGNITO celebrate their new CD, EXFOLIATE:

Our drummer Mike Connors calls us “a fancy indie rock band with jazzy and R&B influences.” Close enough. We also draw on reggae, Balkan odd meters, and North African gnawa music — all grist for Steve’s genre-bending songs, with their odd structures, existential takes on skin and dental care, oblique tributes to heroes Paul Motian and Robert Frank, and a sly appreciation of the three-toed sloth.

stevethomasjazz.com

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$10 cover @ the door

TREPVEV & Ra K N ≈ February 13th / 7:30pm

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Ra K N

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Breathtaking contemporary art performance will take you on a magical journey into the depths of your consciousness. Experimental electronic fusion guided by the violin and vocal vibrations will touch your soul and open doors to your sacred inner space. 4 elements will surround your way through the dream world with sensual dance movements. Experience the alternative format of a live performance with Ra_k_n show.

ra-k-n.com [link plays sound]

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TREPLEV

 

No genre No limitation!

The more you work on your craft,
the less you confuse worldly rewards with spiritual rewards

Merit can be bought but passion not…

$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 7pm

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Noise Floor Sessions: Proper Company, Maxwell Bailey, Sophie London and Jeremy Moccia ≈ February 13th / 10pm

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Noise Floor Sessions is a monthly concert series held at a different venue every month. A staple of the local music community, NFS prides itself on exposing Boston’s up and coming songwriters and bands to the coolest venues in town.

featuring…

Jeremy Moccia, Sophie LondonMaxwell Bailey, and featuring, Proper Company!

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Event Page: facebook.com/events/1646196682328602/

$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 10pm

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NATHANIAL BRADDOCK ≈ February 15th / 7pm

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Musician and composer Nathaniel Braddock tours internationally and performs an array of different musical styles in venues as disparate as underground arts spaces and Lincoln Center.  Based for years in Chicago, Braddock relocated to Sydney, Australia, in 2014, and to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2016.

Nathaniel leads the acclaimed Central African soukous group the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, a collaboration between American, Ghanaian, Zambian, and Congolese musicians including the great Samba Mapangala  and members of Ghana’s acclaimed Western Diamonds.  Nathaniel has performed and recorded with a number of indie rock bands, including Tobin Summerfield’s gigantic band “Never Enough Hope”,  The Zincs (Thrill Jockey), Ancientgreeks (Flameshovel), Edith Frost (Drag City) and others. He also played for years in the Butcher Shop Quartet,performing electric guitar arrangements of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Springand other 20th century classical works.  Braddock leads an eight-piece electric guitar ensemble that plays his original compositions.  He has twice been featured in Guitar Player Magazine.

Nathaniel teaches privately and at the Passim School of Music.  He was a senior faculty member at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music until 2014, and Chair of the Chicago Waldorf School’s guitar program from 2005-12.   Braddock’s class offerings include African Electric and African Acoustic Guitar Styles, Fingerpicking Around The World, Fingerboard Theory, and British Folk Revival, and specialized courses on the music of artists like Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, Iron & Wine, Sufjan Stevens, Davy Graham, John Fahey and Bert Jansch.  His ensemble classes include Reggae, Afrobeat, Ethiojazz, Instrumental Rock, and “Kill Yr Idols”–a survey of influential punk and underground rock. Braddock also offers workshops and masterclasses in Europe and N. America on African  popular guitar styles and was a guest lecturer at both Northwestern and DePaul Universities.  Braddock has co-presented workshops with Ghanaian Palm Wine guitarist Koo NimoTinariwen guitarist Abdallah ag Alhousseini, and Malian songhai guitarist Sidi Toure.

Other non-guitar musics that Nathaniel has studied include church bell music, Javanese and Balinese gamelan.  He has presented many new works for dance in collaboration with Khecari, Hedwig Dance and choreographer Asimina Chremos, and with Julie Atlas Muz at the 2004 Whitney Biennial in New York. He is also the recipient of 2002, 2004, and 2005 CAAP grants from the City of Chicago to fund the development of new work, and a 2013 DCASE granting funding music research in Ghana, West Africa.

nathanielbraddock.com

facebook.com/NathanielBraddockMusic

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