Ikebe Shakedown will perform at Lovin’ Cup with Angela Sheik on Friday, October 9th at 9 p.m. Ikebe Shakedown’s powerful instrumental soul takes “big unison horns, slinky bass lines, tight little guitar licks—and blends them with tasty grooves culled from ’70s-style horn-driven funk (WNYC Soundcheck).” The Brooklyn-based collective is set to follow up their well-received self-titled debut album with the heavier, more mature sound of their second full-length Stone By Stone, out April 15 on Ubiquity Records. The new album was recorded at the famed “House of Soul” Daptone Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Notes bassist Vince Chiarito, “Thinking of all the great music that has come out of the Daptone Studio really pushed us to refine our songs and grow as a band. It was really inspiring to record there.” The band adds that, “Stone By Stone is a much more layered and arranged album. The self-titled debut captured the raw energy of us playing live and the new record is much more of a studio effort. Psychedelic textures weave in and out of the grooves while the horn section offers an explosive response. The songs are heavy and danceable and show our moodier, more melodic side.”
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Maria Muldaur will perform at Abilene on Wednesday, October 14th at 8 p.m. Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,”which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 50-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. During the folk revival of the early ’60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian “Old Timey” Music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the ’60s.
Paul McCartney will perform at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York on Thursday, October 22nd at 8 p.m. Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights. He is in the “Guinness Book of World Records” for most records sold, most #1s (shared), most covered song, “Yesterday,” largest paid audience for a solo concert (350,000+ people, in 1989, in Brazil). He is considered one of the most successful entertainers of all time.
The Bop Shop and Bop Shop Arts presents Jen Chapin in concert with Stephan Crump and Jamie Fox at Lovin’ Cup on Sunday, October 25th at 7 p.m. Jen Chapin has been celebrated for writing “brilliant soulfully poetic urban folk music” (NPR) for over a decade, beginning with her debut, Open Wide, in 2002. Nurtured in and around NYC by a large family of artists, writers, and musicians, Jen’s “observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally intuitive” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) songwriting features both her “extraordinary voice” (De krenten uit de pop, The Netherlands) and “astonishing jazz band” (popmatters), the combination of which has garnered her well-deserved praise, solidified by appearances on Late Nite with Conan O’Brien, NPR’s Mountain Stage, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour,, Mary Sue Twohy’s Folk Village and the Bob Edwards Show on Sirius Satellite.
Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present The Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen at Lovin’ Cup on Thursday, November 5th at 8:30 p.m.The Sun Ra Arkestra is the name most commonly used for the current incarnation of Sun Ra’s original band, now led by Marshall Allen. Since 1954, Marshall Allen has been the ferocious core of the Arkestra. Under his direction, big band and swing are played to perfection and beyond. A master of both “inside” and “out,” Allen steers the Arkestra to realize possibilities of future and past, always extending both, ever in cahoots with the alter-destiny. From “Medicine for a Nightmare” and “El Is a Sound of Joy” to “Astro Black” and “Enlightenment,” Arkestra performances are a ritual experiment.
Stephane Wrembel will perform with his band at Lovin’ Cup on Friday, November 6th at 9 pm and on Saturday, November 7th at 8 pm. He’s been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. Woody Allen recruited him to score the theme to the 2012 Academy Award winning film Midnight in Paris, and he performed live during the Oscar’s telecast. To say that French-born guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel—who learned his craft among the Gypsies in the French countryside—has already had a remarkable career would be an understatement. But this virtuoso, who is now Brooklyn-based, has truly just begun to make his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music.
The Dave Douglas Quintet will perform at the Albright Knox Art Gallery on Saturday, November 7th at 7:30 p.m. Trumpeter Dave Douglas has been internationally recognized for his efforts as a player, composer, teacher, and supporter of independent jazz. A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Dave has served as Artistic Director of the Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at The Banff and received two Grammy nominations. He operates his own record label, Greenleaf Music, featuring his recordings as well as albums by other jazz artists, and he is co-founder and director of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, founded in 2002. Dave Douglas Quintet features Jon Irabagon on tenor sax; Matt Mitchell on piano; Linda Oh on bass; and Rudy Royston on drums.
Jake Shimabukaro will join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, November 7th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 8th 2:30 p.m. at the Kleinhans Music Hall. He will present a workshop from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 7th. Known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, Jake’s performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages.