Come on down to the Delancey this Monday, October 29th for a special pre-Halloween Small Beast. Of course, the Beast is a feast all year round, but this one will be a kind of its own...
8pm Model Kite
Tom Keidel aka Model Kite has been performing his hauntingly beautiful songs for 10 years. After graduating from Tufts University he taught music at a high school for 4 years before deciding that he was better suited for life on the road. He recently produced the debut album for the Brooklyn-based band AJJA, on which he played drums. He also plays guitar in the bands Lou-is and Ghostwise. Tom is a highly talented axe-man with an exceptional ear for melody.
9pm The Roman Games
Tom will stay on stage and pluck the strings in the Roman Games, who recently gave their debut show as a new four piece, featuring Heather Wagner on drums and Jesko Stahl on bass. Growing up in Switzerland during the golden Punk years, singer/songwriter Roman Game embraced the lessons learnt from bands like the Jam, the Clash, the Stranglers and more poppy writers like Lloyd Cole, Blur, or Crowded House and created his own brand of songs, combining catchy hooks with clever lyrics. A collection of his work from the last three years can be heard at
10pm Mollie King
Moving from Tennessee to New York at eighteen, Mollie King was the singer and lyricist for many different bands back in the '90s, including the jazz/hip-hop/metal of Kingstone and was the first lead singer in the psych/blues/improv of the Elliott Sharp band-Terraplane. In the last decade she led her own rock band-Lotus 33, sang and recorded with the supernatural circus- Starchild and collaborated with Elisa Jimenez and the Hungerworld, creating the music for several fashion fantasy rock operas. She has performed all
over the world.
11pm Fuckintosh with Special Guests
Mash-up artist and sound designer Fa Ventilato is always eager to explore and experiment within the limits of our music culture eventually transforming it into imaginary soundscapes or surreal moments. From crackling noise to orchestrated music his improvised approach including guest appearance may surprise or not....at the end its all about taste anyway...His philosophy: no output without input. Therefore any feedback or suggestions are very welcome prior or after the show.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Curated by Roman Game and Bob Gaulke
8.30 Kerry Kennedy and Roman Game http://www.youtube.com/romangame
9.00 pm Daniel Harnett http://www.facebook.com/daniel.harnett.31
9.30 pm Kevin Cerovich http://www.myspace.com/kevincerovichmusic
10.00 pm Bob Gaulke http://soundcloud.com/bobgaulke
10.30 pm Ethan Kray http://ethankray.vaesite.com/
11.00 pm Steerhenge http://www.steerhenge.com/
8.30 Kerry Kennedy and Roman Game
From her punky days in the unforgettable Blue Sparks to her dark folky Patti Smith days, Kerry Kennedy has never lost her unique skill to strip a song to its core, rid it of all fake and present it in all its honest fragility. Roman Game is a writer and singer from Switzerland who chronicles life in New York in songs. Kerry and Roman have been performing together on and off for over ten years and will play a few of their own favorites from the past decade.
9.00 pm Daniel Harnett
Daniel Harnett started playing out in the late 80's and has since brought his songs to almost every club in town, from Irving Plaza to Pete's Candy Store and back. Now, he's taking the Delancey.
Daniel's songs have aired on WNYC and WFMU, most recently on Irwin Chusid's show.
9.30 pm Kevin Cerovich
Hailing from Kansas City, Cerovich always brings an intense dose of the soulful blues and spirit of his hometown to any setting. His debut release, "The Last Spring" highlights the young musician's composition skills and met much critical acclaim. A true Renaissance man, Kevin Cerovich can be seen and heard anywhere from a stage in Europe in front of thousands to a Sony Pictures soundtrack to a cozy jazz club in lower Manhattan. As a drummer Cerovich has toured the world with various artists, namely piano iconoclast ELEW (aka Eric Lewis) and French music superstar Charlelie Couture. As a trombonist, Cerovich has won numerous awards and accolades including the 2007 International Trombone Association's JJ Johnson Jazz Competition and the Eastern Trombone Workshop's Solo Jazz Competition.
10.00 pm Bob Gaulke
Bob Gaulke will try to get your attention with his wordy tunes that owe much to Chanson, Mpb, and Troubadour traditions as embraced by Jacques Dutronc, Caetano Veloso, or Ray Davies. Expect songs with lots of major seventh and ninth chords delivered with breathiness.
10.30 pm Ethan Kray
Hailing from Iowa and rocking in Brooklyn, Ethan Kray is the music scene’s newest fascination. His sound – edgy, melodic and visceral – evokes a variety of emotion in the listener. Ethan’s dynamic vocal range powers a body of work spanning from in-your-face rock anthems to melodious love songs. Ethan Kray is a genre all his own – something new, yet familiar that is altogether captivating.
11.00 pm Steerhenge
Have you ever thought that your soul might also be occupying the resurrected body of a bovine-human being running through the streets of your city or town? No? Well, a good whiskey can help you feel that way. So can the soothing sounds of Steerhenge. The appeal of this music is cross-generational; your great aunt can tap her foot to it while the young ones run circles around her, giving you a chance to mingle with your cousin's soon-to-be-ex-whatever. But make no mistake, this is not music for your dreaded family reunion at the Franklin, TN Ramada. This is the stuff you want to hear when you joyfully reunite with your loved ones anywhere here on earth and yes, perhaps even in the afterlife. Have a listen and dare say we're wrong!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Tonight, Monday 26th of March 2012, is your chance to test new material in the unique setting of the Small Beast! We have three full acts for you, then the stage is open till 1am for everybody who wants to share a song or two! Come on down to the Delancey, 168 Delancey Street, NYC! Two for one drink specials.
Marcel Van Dam
Jumping in at the last moment for Michael Lawson, who had to call in sick, is one of Australias most promising new talent in Music: Busby Marou (pronounced Buz-bee Ma-roo) are an pop/rock duo originally from Rockhampton in Queensland. They are characterised by their melodic guitar riffs and meaningful lyrics. The band primarily consists of Thomas Busby and Jeremy Marou, but will play with a full band tonight. Busby Marou have recorded with and played in support of Pete Murray and recorded at his studio.
Open Mike with host Roman Game
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Happy new year and please come to my first Small Beast in 2012! There is a very special bunch of artist performing this night and they're all in it for the music's sake, cause it's all free for you. Also, we plan to make this year the Beast's Biggest yet and need your help - special Beast awards to be won!
8 pm Model Kite
Tom Keidel aka Model Kite has been performing for almost 10 years. After graduating from Tufts University he taught music at a high school for 4 years before deciding that he was better suited for life on the road. He recently produced the debut album for the Brooklyn-based band AJJA, on which he played drums. He also plays guitar two other Brooklyn bands, Lou-is and Ghostwise. He is currently working on an EP, to be released in early 2012.
9 pm Charles Wallace
10 pm Ghostwise
Kerry Kennedy takes center stage at the Small Beast again, and it looks like it's going to be only the first in a big year. The Ghostwise album is finally ready to be released, the songs sound bigger yet closer than ever, soft, yet edgy. From her punky days in the unforgettable Blue Sparks to her dark folky Patti Smith days, Kennedy has never lost her unique skill to strip a song to its core, rid it of all fake and present it in all its honest fragility. Come watch this before she's on HBO.
11pm The Roman Games
After 8 years of writing material for the band Room, Roman last year turned to more personal, often quiet songs. On his new album "In Medias Res" he is taking a look at politics, the economy, society, words and the media, while experimenting with keyboards and loops. With a little help from his friends, he'll let you hear more tonight.