Events

green and gold

RTR Monthly special: Matcha & Gold Leaf Sencha
During April only!

We would like to extend a golden opportunity to all of you this month.

We present a gold dusted beautiful green tea for the month of April.

Sencha touched by Midas, this verdant tea dazzels the taste buds and, with floating flakes of gold and a dusting of Matcha, enriches your day.

Green tea is a wonderful supplier of antioxidants and this tea will deliver with both flavor and health benefits. From this blend you also receive  the digestive, circulatory and endorphin aiding properties that gold has to offer.

This tea is 24kt tasty,

  come and enjoy this gilded gift of greenness.

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Friday April 6th
Doors at 7~Show at 7:30~Done by 10
Donations for performers highly suggested ~ All Ages
Ian Fitzgerald is a folk singer and songwriter. Based in New England, he has toured throughout the United States. Known for his storytelling and skillful use of language, Ian has independently released five albums of original material, including his newest effort You Won’t Even Know I’m Gone. Performer Magazine called Ian “a polished songsmith who is high atop a field of great artists breaking through to festival and folk concerts throughout the States.”
Sam Perduta (of Elison Jackson)
 
Sam Perduta is the principle songwriter and singer of Philadelphia, PA & New Haven, CT based garage-folk band Elison Jackson. The band has put out three records and several bedroom-demo mix-tapes since 2011. Their third LP, “Do Not Fear To Kill A Dead Man”, was released in the fall of 2013 to critical acclaim. Featuring basement organs, haunted lyrics and Neil Young-esque guitar jams, their sound has expanded significantly from its folk roots, moving forward with a strong foundation into blues, 80’s analog synth, and prog-rock. Their newest record, a 5-song collection released in 2016 titled “Silver Sounds: Hallucinations”, takes a step further in the band’s sonic progression. Heavier drums, driving synth, and atmospheric bowed upright bass fill out the songs in a way the band has never achieved before.
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DGB
Saturday April 7th
7PM Doors / $10 / all ages
 
Die Geister Beschworen (CA)
 
Ken Brenninger
 
Jesse Sheppard
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At the Clay Studio
Sunday April 8th 1-3pm
137 N. 2nd StreetJoin us as we welcome spring and enjoy an afternoon dedicated to Matcha tea. The Random Tea Room partners up with the Clay Studio and invites you sample different varieties of Matcha, and learn about the health benefits and origin of this popular beverage. Ticket price includes a handmade ceramic Matcha bowl by artist and Clay Studio Vice President, Jennifer D. Martin.
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“Tune Your Soul” Song Workshop, led by Joshua Lee Mallory

April 8th 2-5pm

This is a soul lab for the sonic artist – a flowing grassroots music workshop to for the music makers. It’s all about developing whatever material you have, or creating a song from scratch.
We feature a performer who is open to being accompanied by fellow musicians and vocal harmonies. Bring your instruments and interact through music, share your songs and converse through vibrations. Get to know new sounds and fellow sound travelers.

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AMI YAMASAKI/JOE MOFFETT/ZACH ROWDEN TRIO, SWETHA NARASIMHAN/VIVEK RAMANAN & SCOTT CHURCHMAN

Ami Yamasaki/Joe Moffett/Zach Rowden trio:

Ami Yamasaki is a vocalist and cross-media artist from Tokyo.
With primal vocals and movement, she explores the possibilities of a deeper understanding towards the mechanism of the world. In 2017 She was invited to New York by the Asian Cultural Council as a grantee.
Her major solo shows include “Signs of Voices” (2016, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto), and group shows include “Tokyo Experimental Festival vol.09 ” (2014, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo) “Exchange-planting a seed” (2013, Aomori Contemporary Art center, Aomori) and “Sonic City 2013 Liquid Architecture” (2013, RMIT, Melbourne). Her work is diverse and prolific; ranging from the collaborations with Keiji Haino, Yasunori Ikunishi, Akira Sakata, and Dairo Suga, workshops at The National Museum of Art Osaka, Arts Maebashi, and Sapporo City Kojo elementary school, as well as television appearances as a narrator and vocalist for drama.

New York-­based trumpeter and improviser Joe Moffett approaches his work with a keen interest in unconventional sounds and forms, collective composition, solo instrumental performance, and the intersection of words and music. He is a regular participant in the improvised/experimental music scene in Brooklyn and is a co-founder of ensembles such as Earth Tongues, Twins of El Dorado and the Kaplan/Merega/Moffett Trio. His material appears on Neither/Nor, Underwolf, Eh?, NotTwo, and Prom Night Records.

Zach Rowden deals with the acoustic and performative possibilities of the upright/electric basses. He is a soloist in Iancu Dumitrescu and the late Ana Maria Avram’s Hyperion Ensemble. Current collaborators include Tyshawn Sorey, Paul Flaherty, Michael Foster’s The Ghost, Robert Black, Chris Cretella, Matt Sargent. Charmaine Lee and Gus Caldwell. Venues that have welcomed him include Harpa (Reykjavik), Romanian Radio Hall (Bucharest), Cafe Oto (London), Heimathafen Neukölln (Berlin), Issue Project Room (New York), Firehouse 12 (New Haven), and Real Art Ways (Hartford).

Swetha Narasimhan/Vivek Ramanan:

Swetha Narasimhan started learning violin at the age of 6 from Dr. Narayan Raman in Indianapolis. Later, she was taught by several violinists, including Shri. Purna Chander Rao, Trichy Shri. Sathyamurthy, and Smt. Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi. She is currently learning from Smt. Gowri Ramakrishnan. Swetha has participated in several music festivals and won first prizes in competitions in CMANA Great Composer’s Day and the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana. She has accompanied many major Carnatic artists in and around New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Vivek Ramanan has provided accompaniment on mridangam for many Carnatic performances  in the Philadelphia and Bay Areas. He has also performed in konnakol programs and was featured in two Cleveland Aradhana showcase programs in 2013 and 2014, for which he was highly commended for his konnakol skills by both Sri. Mannargudi Eashwaran and Smt. Aruna Sairam.

Scott Churchman:

“Sad songs usually make me feel good but these songs just make me feel worse”.

Tonight Scott Churchman will perform a solo bass set.

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