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January 25, 2021
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Music tonight at Barbés

By Alexandra Glorioso
Pinataland's cover art for their new cd Hymns for the Dreadful Night.

Fri., Aug. 26: Music tonight at Barbés

Mamie Minch. Mamie Minch may be the youngest old-school blues guitarist and singer you’ll ever hear. Raised on the music of John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, and Memphis Minnie, she at times sounds like one of her predecessors, but there is no mistaking her for a revivalist—she is most definitely a product of her own time.She establishes her own musical reality, with its own chronology. Minch is also known as one fourth of the Roulette Sisters and a third of Midnight Hours with Jolie Holland and JC Hopkins.

8 p.m.

Greta Gertler. Greta Gertler is an Australian-bred Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and pianist. who has performed and/or recorded with a diverse range of artists such as Sufjan Stevens (“All Delighted People” EP), Clare & The Reasons, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Joan As Policewoman and more and was recently cited as one of NYC’s Top 20 Orchestral Pop artists (Deli Magazine). In her native land, she is a multi-platinum-selling hit songwriter, having co-penned the ‘classic rock’ hit, “Blow Up the Pokies” (performed by The Whitlams), which was recently listed as one of the countries Top 20 Best Songs of All Time (The Australian). Tonight Gertler will be joined by special guest vocalist, Kristin Slipp (Cuddle Magic) and more special guests.

10 p.m.

Pinataland. Pinataland’s lyrics are about the murkier corners of the American past, and they sound like the lovechildren of Stephen Foster and Kurt Weil, or maybe if Up With People wrote morose murder ballads. The subjects of their darkly romantic tunes include lovelorn astronauts, murderous Mormons and the A-Bomb. Tonight they celebrate the release of their fifth CD, “Hymns for the Dreadful Night”, with Robin Aigner and Doug Stone singing, David Wechsler on piano and vocals, Bill Gerstel on drums, and Ross Bonadonna on bass.

11 p.m.




9th Street and 6th Ave, Park Slope


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