I am on my way to Alaska for two weeks, but Tel Aviv will be on fire with end of summer heat and live music so amazing I am (almost) tempted to spend my vacation here at home! My hottest recommendations:
Friday, September 1st
Hoodna Orchestra featuring Demisu Belete at TEDER (Beit Romano, 9 Jaffa Road)! Alem 7″ vinyl launch concert! Alem, a love song with a seductive beat, was composed by Ilan Smilan (music) and Ethiopian singer-songwriter Demisu Belete (lyrics) in the course of a long-distance collaboration. Now Belete is here in Israel performing live with the Hoodna Orchestra! Not to be missed!!! Doors open at 20:00, admission FREE! Check the facebook event for updates.
Saturday, September 2nd
Paz Band 30 String Concert, with special guest Gal Nisman at the Barby (52 Kibbutz Galuyot Road)! Doors open at 20:30, show an hour + later. Tickets are 65 NIS in advance – get them here. Check for updates on the facebook event.
Tuesday, September 5th
Ruby Harris & Shay Tochner at the Dancing Camel (HaTaasia 12)! Two of the great Jerusalem Taverners will be getting together to perform – Ruby Harris, multi-instrumentalist, (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, harmonica) & Shay Tochner on guitar. Doors open at 20:30, admission FREE! Check the facebook event for updates.
Wednesday, September 13th
ANNA RF will be launching their new single at the Abraham Hostel (Levontin 21)! ANNA RF make my heart dance & set my mind on fire! Doors open at 20:30, show at 21:30, tickets are 60 NIS – get them here. Check the facebook event for updates.
Hagar Levy – a singer with a beautiful, soulful sound will be performing at Tmuna (8 Soncino)! Full band performance with Hagar Levy – vocals & piano, Omri Skop – guitar, Guy Benami – drums, Nir Horovitz – bass. Doors open at 21:30, show at 22:15. Tickets are 40 NIS in advance – get them here. Check the facebook event for updates.
Friday September 15th
The amazing, hot, Lucille Crew are back at the Barby (52 Kibbutz Galuyot)! Doors open at 21:30, show starts around 22:30 + Tickets are 55 NIS in advance – get them here. Check for updates on the facebook event.
Saturday, September 16th
Composer and bass/contrabass player Yehu Yaron will be launching his third solo album at the Barby (52 Kibbutz Galuyot)! Special guests: Aviv Guedj, Hila Ruah, Ron Bunker, Tamar (Kuki) Ariel! Onstage: Yehu Yaron – bass & vocals, Aviv Barak – drums, Guy Shemi – guitar, Nir Shlomo – guitar. Opening for Yehu Yaron will be the band Lo. Doors open at 20:30, show starts around 21:30 + Tickets are 55 NIS in advance/70 NIS at the door – get them here. Check the facebook event for updates.
Seasonal Beast – one time performance at The Zone! Their debut album Muscle Memory is about to be released (Friday, October 13th at Rockwood Music Hall for all you New Yorkers), but first, Yuval Semo (keyboards & vocals) and Yula Beeri (vocals) will be performing at The Zone with some of my favorite Israeli musicians: Isaac Henry Gardner – drums, Nahdi Lazar – bass, Khen Chen Price – guitar, wind instruments – Idit Mintzer. Doors open at 21:00, tickets are 40 NIS in advance/50 NIS at the door – get them here. Check the facebook event for updates.