Live Music Calendar

SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH Drummer Dan Mayo (Tatran ) featuring Offir Benjaminov (Tatran) at Kuli Alma (10 Mikveh Israel)!  Doors open at 21:00, show at 22:30, admission free! Check the facebook event for updates.     MONDAY, MARCH 19TH Ronen Green – full band performance at Levontin 7! Ronen Green – vocals, guitar, harmonica; Shani Shavit – vocals & bass; Adi Rotem – electric guitar; Stav Lipitz – drums. Doors open at tickets are 40 NIS in advance/50 NIS at the door – order online via this link. Check for updates on the facebook event.     TUESDAY, MARCH 20TH Les Dynamites  album release show at TEDER  (9 Jaffa Road)! Opening will be the RPS Surfers  & special guests Uzi Ramirez (Ramirez Brothers) and Itamar Pinchi (Monte Fiori). Doors open at 20:00, show begins later. Admission free. Check the facebook event for updates.   WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21ST Ladies First Festival  – a night of music, dance, poetry at Levontin 7 ! Performers include: Dana Berger, Aya Korem, Gal de Paz and Omer Goshen, Ruth Dolores Weiss, Echo, Michal Lotan, Ella Greenbaum and more… It’s an evening of creative women in support of Turning the Tables, an NGO that provides economic and professional empowerment to women who exit the cycle of sex traffic and prostitution. Doors open at 20:00. Tickets are 50 NIS in advance/60 NIS at the door – order online via this link. Check for updates on the facebook event.   FRIDAY, MARCH 23RD The Israel Jazz Orchestra at The Zone (13 HaRechev)! Celebrating the release of their 5th album, Nine Tales One Story, the orchestra will host a series of concerts with guest musicians who took part in the recordings. The album includes 9 new compositions, each by a different composer, reflecting the diversity of contemporary jazz. This concert’s guest – Hanan Ben Ari. Musicians:  Avi Lebovich Yair Slutzki Yaron Ouzana  – trombones; Arthur Krasnobaev Yuval Peleg  – trumpets; Alon Farber Tal Varon Yehonatan Cohen Yuval Tabachnik  – saxophones; Nitzan Bar – guitar; Tomer Bar   – keyboards;  Mickey Warshai  – bass; Ron Almog – drums; guest Hanan Ben Ari.  Afternoon concert, doors open at 14:00. Tickets are 60 NIS in advance/70 NIS at the door, and a combined ticket for the series is 150 NIS – order online via this link.  Check the facebook event for updates.   SUNDAY, MARCH 25TH Blues & Booz are celebrating their 5th anniversary! The Sunday night tradition of a blues jam with originals, covers, so many really cool guests over the past 5 years, as well as lots of whiskey, means that there’s a lot to celebrate! It’s all happening at the Barby (52 Kibbutz Galuyot)  on Sunday (of course!), March 25, 2018! On stage will be the Blues & Booz house band: Dor Nagar – vocals, Sharon Levy – guitar, Shay Hamani – bass, Nimrod Shemesh – harmonica, Eran Porat – drums. There’s an exciting lineup of special guests: Itzhak Klepter – founding member of The Churchills (1965 – 1967) and Kaveret (1973 – 1976), landmarks in Israeli rock history; Geva Alon – blues/folk/rock singer-songwriter; Maor Cohen –  soloist & founding member of Zikney Zfat; Gal de Paz – singer-songwriter, leader of The Paz Band & vocalist with Lucille; Peter Roth – member of Monica Sex, released a solo album & joint album with Arik Einstein; Lazer Lloyd – blues/rock guitar & original blues; Roy Young – rhythm & blues vocalist, has toured with Marvin Gaye, Al Green; Ofer Amichai – blues/folk/rock singer-songwriter, leader of Twin Tree Grove; Omri Skop – guitarist who’s collaborated with many singers & bands. Doors open at 20:30, show will begin an hour+ later.  Early bird tickets are 105 NIS, regular price 125 NIS in advance/145 NIS at the door, and may be ordered online via this link.  Check for updates on the facebook event. MONDAY, MARCH 26TH Maytal Michaeli  at Tmuna (8 Soncino) with songs from her debut album I am a Project! Doors open at 21:30, show at 22:15. Tickets are 40 NIS in advance/60 NIS at the door – order online via this link.Check the facebook event for updates.   TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH Tigris  at TEDER (9 Jaffa Road)! Launching their new EP: Lighting EP! Doors open at 21:00, admission free. Check the facebook event for updates.   SUNDAY, MAY 13TH IBEYI Barby– the unique French duo of twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz – will be performing at the (52 Kibbutz Galuyot)!Ibeyi will perform at the Barby on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Doors open at 20:30, show will begin at 22:00. Early bird tickets (while they last) are 159 NIS, order online from the Barby  or Eventer.  The Ibeyi concert in Israel is produced by Monocrave and HaKatze Productions. Check for updates on the facebook event.        THURSDAY, MAY 31ST Yearot Menashe (Menashe Forest Festival) – Thursday, May 31st – Saturday, June 2nd. Three days of great music in one of the most beautiful locations! Tickets are currently 330 NIS, through April 1st or until they run out… order online via this link. Lineup: Rami Fortis performed at the very first festival & the rocker par excellence is returning to celebrate the 10th; Ehud Banai celebrating 30 years to the album Ehud Banai and the Refugees; Tuna; Shye Ben Tzur and the Travelers; Afro-Baghdad – Yair Dalal, Yossi Fine, Ben Aylon & Abate Berihun; Noga Erez; Israelim/Peula/Sex – Maor Cohen, Tom Mochiach, Tamir Skolnik, Yuval Kainer; Acollective launching their new album; Maya Johanna; Daniela Spector hosting Aya Zehavi Feiglin; Liron Amram, System Ali and Luna Abu Nassar; Shtuby; WC debut performance; Yossi Babliki & his band; Maya Belzitsman & Matan Efrat; Lo Dubim; Shalosh hosting Daniel Krief; Yoel Shemesh; Roy Rieck; Noam Dayan; Einav Jackson Cohen; Water Knives; Avgil Reggae Allstars; AvevA hosting Gal de Paz; Shani Peleg; Geshem; OSOG in an electric performance; Gil Ron Shema – Café Jalal; Halutzei HaHalal; Jackie & Rimoch; Yair Yona with a disco DJ set… and more… in the meantime, read about last year’s festival on Midnight East.   SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH Folk troubadour Don McLean will be performing in Israel on June 16, 2018 at Raanana Park Amphitheater. Returning to Israel after a long absence – his first performance here was in 1978 – McLean’s songs have become part of the collective consciousness of a generation, the soundtrack of moments in the past, the music that is always there, in hearts and minds. There are myriad interpretations of his famous song American Pie (which is a lot of fun to sing out loud walking on Allenby late at night), and there is the story surrounding the song Killing Me Softly, said to be inspired by listening to McLean sing Empty Chairs, the 6th track on American Pie (I still have my original vinyl). McLean will be performing in Israel thanks to Vivo Productions. Doors open at 19:30, ticket prices begin at 254 NIS. Order online via this link, or call: *8780.