Second Sundays Streamcast February 2016
Clocktower Radio joins the monthly Pioneer Works open house festivities this February, with a full menu of online listening! Tune in to hear:
#trashDAY: Table For Won: 3-5PM
The #trashDAY duo is temporarily an uno for this month's Second Sunday Stream -- K(Rob) hosts solo, as Doe Derek (aka: The-Thug-In-Love) answers a romantic call for Valentine's Day with her sweetheart Jaamal. An investigation self love, February's episode features relationship advice from Bari White, another installment of Ratchetpiece Theatre and the romantical tunes of Uncle Luke, The Little Mermaid, Lt. Uhura and Mary J. Blige (when-she-was-on-that-shit). Classic material. If cuffing season leaves you with naked wrists, flick a Chef Curry, and cook up some feel good, because "how you 'gon win if you ain't right within?"
DJ Richard Nixon: 5-6PM
More than twenty years after closing down the original Seven Inches of Soul, a long-running pseudo-legendary Wednesday-night throwdown at the original 205 Club on once-sleazy Chrystie St., DJ Richard Nixon returns to the wheels of steel in the Clocktower studios, dusting off the very same records which, he promises, now sound "fresher than ever." All vinyl, all seven inches, all bets are off.
Artist Interviews: 6-8PM
Artists-in-residence from the Pioneer Works' community join Clocktower Radio to discuss their current projects, hopes, and fears.
The Bil Afrah Project: 6:30PM
The Bil Afrah Project celebrates the fortieth anniversary of one of the Middle East’s most legendary albums: Ziad Rahbani’sBil Afrah. Lebanese composer and writer Ziad Rahbani is the son of legendary singer Fairuz and composer Assi Rahbani - one half of the Rahbani brothers, responsible for writing the classic lebanese musicals of the 60’s and 70’s. Bill Afrah is an instrumental song suite recorded by Rahbani’s ensemble in 1975, Bil Afrah features some of the Arab world’s most beloved standards, as well as the dazzling taqasim (improvisations) for which the Arabic tradition is so well-known. The Bil Afrah Project presents a rare opportunity to hear this masterpiece of the Arab world performed live, by an expansive Arabic-music ensemble featuring violins, bass, qanun (zither), oud (fretless lute), buzuq (fretted lute), and Arabic percussion.
Lions is a seven piece group based in New York that draws its inspiration from the kind of classic Ethiopian music anthologized on the cult Ethiopiques series. Lions approach to the music is personal, but never strays far from the 60’s and 70’s sound of the original. They play some better and lesser known tunes from some of the Ethiopian masters as well as their own compositions. The result is an original sound which would have fit nicely on the Ethio-funk scene of 1970’s Addis Ababa. Featuring Wayne Tucker- Trumpet; Eyal Vilner- Alto Saxophone; Eden Bareket- Baritone Saxophone; Nadav Peled- Guitar, Compositions, Arrangements; Dor Heled- Keyboards; Tamir Shmerling- Bass and Eran Fink- Drums