Josephine Foster at Marsh Botanical Garden !
Wednesday June 5th, 2013 at Marsh Botanical Garden
It’s been a wild ride for Josephine Foster, an artist that we have admired for quite a while now. Josephine is the most unique exponent of the underground folk revival that was occurring over the last decade or so. And yet she has always seemed to escape the mainstream spotlight. Thankfully. In a career that spans beyond a decade, the young songstress has made quite the discography. With over a dozen releases-each one of them very unique-it is easy to see why she has garnered critical acclaim but avoided the mainstream hype machine:
Josephine Foster does what Josephine Foster wants. It’s that simple.
From the intensely psychedelic sounds of her power trio “The Supposed” to the herd-thinning selection of unorthodox interpretations of 19th century German Lieder (on 2006’s “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”), her choices of material to compose and perform has always been eclectic. Children’s songs and murder ballads may seem like strange bedfellows, but not on a Josephine Foster record. It is amazing that one voice can convey beauty and despair in one single breath. Haunting and bewitching, calming and soothing, her performances can take you anywhere she wants to lead you.
Over the years, Josephine has had many homes for her music… Windbell, Bo’ Weavil Recordings, Locust Music… and, as of a few years ago, she signed on with Fire Records (new home to Mark Mulcahy, old hood for Spacemen 3, to name a few.)
As of late, Josephine Foster had been recording old Spanish folk songs with her very talented husband Victor Herrero (and his band) in their current homeland in the beautiful countryside of Spain. But her most recent release “Blood Rushing” is a mix of delicate songs inspired by her youth and young experiences.
Josephine Foster has a long history of performing in New Haven. We’ve been lucky enough to witness her shows, throughout her unique trajectory, in a variety of rooms here in the Elm City. It only seemed to make sense to host this performance at Marsh Botanical Garden, with support from our partners Intercambio.
Opening the show will be Dan Greene, esteemed Connecticut singer/songwriter, painter, playwright, poet, storyteller, teacher, and all-around-nice-guy. His musical output can be traced way back to the (now infamous) Butterflies of Love to his current musical group The Mountain Movers.
This will be a special evening! Please arrive early!
Marsh Botanical Garden
227 Mansfield Street
New Haven, CT 06511
**** This is a Shaki Presents / Intercambio event ****
Alexander Turnquist & Eric Carbonara at Never Ending Books
Sunday February 17, 2013 at Never Ending Books
Never Ending Books
810 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
If you hung out way back in the day, during the days of our Sunday night concert series, neither one of these names is unfamiliar to you.
Eric Carbonara played a great show with Nalle, and Alexander Turnquist’s “Faint At The Loudest Hour” CD was on heavy rotation. Lots of time has passed since those days, and both have enjoyed some great successes.
Read the blurb:
This February solo guitarists Alexander Turnquist and Eric Carbonara embark on a Northeast US and Canadian tour. The two will be showcasing material from the recently released Imaginational Anthem Vol. 5 compilation series -(Tompkins Square Records), as well as their respective solo albums. While these two VHF Record label mates are very different guitarists from one another, their combination on an evening’s bill represents a wide-breadth of possibilities for the guitar.
Over the years, Turnquist has released several critically-acclaimed records for VHF.
His most recent solo release, “Like Sunburned Snowflakes” is a vast departure of traditional styles in favor of pure finger-style harmonics. An effort for which Uncut magazine says “his technique is as orchestral as Nick Drake’s… but applied to a minimalist logic with the weight of early Philip Glass or Steve Reich”. Turnquist performs solo on an acoustic 12 string.
Carbonara, who has been called ‘a composer who happens to play what he writes,’ recently came off a sabbatical of gigging to focus on writing and composing new material. He most recently opened up mid-west tour dates for Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya and is currently finishing up material for a follow up to “The Paradise Abyss” and the critically-acclaimed duet with harpist Jesse Sparhawk “Sixty Strings”. Eric performs live on 6-string nylon, 6-string banjo, as well as a 22-string Indian guitar, called an Upright Chaturangui.
(Old photo stolen from forarborsforsatellites.blogspot.com )
Thursday June 21st at Intercambio: Kick off the summer Aaron Novik, Ava Mendoza, + more!
Moonrises TOMORROW night!
Monday April 9, 2012 at InterCambio 756 Chapel in New Haven, Connecticut
Ham Radio Operator
Steve Krakow is a Chicago-based illustrator and writer, avant-garde musician, music historian and impresario. He is the editor of Drag City-published magazine Galactic Zoo Dossier, eponymous frontman for Plastic Crimewave Sound, founder of the Million Tongues Festival, and Vision Celestial Guitarkestra. He writes and illustrates the Secret History of Chicago Music newspaper column in the Chicago Reader and co-hosts WGN-AM’s Secret History of Chicago Music series. He runs Drag City imprint label, Galactic Zoo Disk.
He is also a member of Moonrises, who will be bringing the psychedelic freak-out. They will have their new LP with them, and more goodies, so be prepared!
Ham Radio Operator
Local super group featuring Mark Geist (ex-Smooth Medusa), Kevin Wigginton (Sea of Bones, Tomb and Thirst), Phil Law (Old Man Lady Luck, Bloarzeyd), Steve Ross (Tomb and Thirst), and David Lutz (Tomb and Thirst).
Known to many in the area for his incredible concert poster artwork, Jahoctopus (AKA Christian Dimenna from Lovecraft Tattoo) will spin the finest available in wax. Arrive early, melt away…
InterCambio | 756 Chapel Street | New Haven | Connecticut
Shaki Presents has been very busy and there is a lot of new stuff coming soon… so please check in.
Jozef van Wissem plays lute for us
Friday February 10, 2012 at 756 Chapel Street in New Haven, CT
Jozef van Wissem
JOZEF VAN WISSEM
“Composer and lutenist Jozef van Wissem is devoted to what he terms “The Liberation of the Lute”…. His music is uncluttered and direct, with a viscerally hypnotic and emotional impact,delivered with an ascetic intensity reflected both in his Biblical titles and his No Wave influences. An incessantly touring musician, van Wissem’s hypnotic live shows have taken him all over the world.” http://www.jozefvanwissem.com/
“Jon Eriksen is a visual artist and noise musician. His artworks deal with extreme cultures, and particularly with the subcultures and dialectics of extreme music and film. His video works are made from found material; he utilizes short snippets from television and feature films and works with them in loops and cut-up sequences. The video works are dominated by collisions, noise theory, and overdrive aesthetics.” http://joneriksen.com/
“Nathan Bontrager is an active and wide-ranging cellist and educator. Currently based out of New Haven, CT, he performs frequently in the New York/New Haven area in addition to touring both nationally and internationally. While classically trained (MM from the University of Maryland), Bontrager has taken the technical foundation laid in years of study into the worlds of experimental, folk, and early music(s).” http://nathanbontrager.com/
This is a Shaki Presents/InterCambio event…
“Ephemeroptera” release party TONIGHT (Thursday December 1st) at 756 Chapel Street in New Haven, Connecticut 7:30pm-10pm Dan Greene sings, Jason Labbe reads, DJ Shaki spins…
Zines will be available for $25
TONIGHT is going to be great
…see you at Never Ending Books in New Haven for
Glenn Jones w/ Colorguard (Kryssi Battalene)
Never Ending Books | 810 State Street | New Haven, Connecticut
Glenn Jones w/ Colorguard in November!
Friday November 4 at Never Ending Books in New Haven, CT
Very glad to announce the return of Glenn Jones to the Elm City. And
while Glenn was here not too long ago, he has been very busy. First
off, he’s just released a new LP, his first on Thrill Jockey, and it
is been getting great reviews. ”The Wanting” finds him at the top of
his game, it really doesn’t get any better. This coming from a man
“Before embarking on his solo career, Glenn put out nine albums with
the Boston based psych band Cul de Sac over the course of their 20
year history, some of which included collaborations with Damo Suzuki
and John Fahey.” Not too shabby, nope, not at all.
But it gets even better: Glenn is the editor of a new John Fahey
archival collection, “Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You (The Fonotone
Years 1958-1965)” out now on the esteemed Dust-to-Digital record
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, he’s back for more.
Thankfully. And you catch him right here in New Haven, at Never
Ending Books. Come see this masterful finger picker shred on his
acoustic guitar, no amp necessary. Just a man, his six string, and
some modified capos. This will not disappoint. Come one, come all.
Colorguard is the hidden gem of New Haven. Her sets are always unique
and special. Some folks may remember Kryssi Battalene as one half of
(the now de-funked) “Popeye’s Garage”, the Elm City’s favorite
off-the-map, off-the-radar, off-the-planet performance space that
hosted many incredible shows in its brief life. Some folks may
recognize her as the axe-wielder in The Mountain Movers. All will
agree, she is out of this world! Please arrive early and catch this
rising star. Her sets range from the sublime to the visceral. This
will no doubt be very special!
Never Ending Books
810 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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