If there is a mover and shaker in New York, its’ John Zorn: undeterred by the closing of Tonic, here he is again with a new club, The Stone, at Avenue C and 2nd Street. And another veteran of the New York scene, Peter Zummo helps launch the new live site with his “Noisy Meditation Band”, featuring former Jonathan Richman and Arthur Russell buddy Ernie Brooks on bass, Tom Hamilton on synth, Michael Evans on drums and electronics, and Yvette Perez on synth and vocals, performing compositions by Zummo (who is also playing trombone). Peter Zummo, Arthur Russell and I used to play together several times a week back in the day. Peter has done so much, being a member of the Lounge Lizards, composing for Trisha Brown, performing and composing relentlessly and with a sense of humor and lightness that is remarkably unique. And he can play the didjeridoo like he was born in the southern hemisphere.

So… something to see, a new band in a new venue, Tuesday June 26 at 10PM, admission $10 will not kill you.

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