May 4th, 2022 - 8:30 PM
Spaghetti Eastern Music
Can acid jazz and funk-fired guitar instrumentals co-exist with ambient sound collages a la Fripp & Eno and intimate DADGAD-tuned vocal ballads straight out of the Nick Drake/John Martyn playbook? They can and do in Spaghetti Eastern Music, the critically-acclaimed solo project of NYC and Hudson Valley-based guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Sal Cataldi.
Cataldi debut album, “Sketches of Spam” (Bad Egg Records, 30003), was an hour-plus journey through contrasting moods, with instrumentals inspired by 70’s Miles, Krautrock and Hendrix Ennio to bare-bones acoustic vocal tunes in styles ranging from Brit Folk to Bossa Nova. The New York Times writes “Cataldi’s funk-tinged original instrumentals and delicate acoustic vocal tunes have a beat unmistakably his own” while Time Out New York praises the “delicate guitar work and hauntingly moody atmosphere.” Called “truly excellent” by The Village Voice, “a jazz virtuoso without the need to prove it” by Aquarian Weekly, “beautiful and unique” by WFUV’s Mixed Bag and “charmingly melodic and off-center” by WFMU’s Irene Trudel. Hudson Valley One may have put it best calling Spaghetti Eastern – “Part Sergio Leone fever dream, part Ravi Shankar raga, a whirling dervish of musical creation.” Link: https://spaghettieasternmusic.bandcamp.com/
Baddie Wagon is an ex’s worst nightmare. The sizzling four-piece girl group has hit the ground running spinning dreamy synths and melodic vocals, primarily performing the cinematic pop tunes written by lead singer and guitar player Cate Hamilton. The troop also consists of Mia Madden on keyboard and vocals, Chloe Golding on drum machine and backup vocals and Bettina Cataldi on bass guitar. And if you’re not careful, they might steal your heart while you’re lucid dreaming. Link: https://www.catehamiltonmusic.com/
A veteran and recently reclusive New York singer-songwriter in the tradition of Elvis Costello, Foley is best-known for his work with Big Apple indie darlings Attention in the 1990s. His work has evolved over the years and now spans the traditions of classic Brill Building songsmiths like Doc Pomus, country masters like Hank Williams and Laurel Canyon maestro like Jackson Browne.