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HOWL! TV Presents Felice Rosser and Friends

December 01 - December 22, 2020

December 1, 2020 - December 22, 2020

December 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2020 at 8 p.m

Rosser sings in a voice both plangent and wailing. —The New York Times 

Howl! Arts is pleased to present a series of intimate concerts with a downtown legend—the musician and writer Felice Rosser—every Tuesday in December, starting December 1 on Howl! TV at 8 p.m. With sweet and powerful guitars and funky polyrhythms, Rosser has developed an immensely colorful sound. Bringing to Howl her “Afrodelic” sound, and what The Village Voice has described as “deeply soulful tone poems,” bassist and vocalist Rosser will be joined by members of her band Faith NYC, including Tokyo-born guitarist Nao Hakamada and drummer Finley Hunt, as well as other players. The concert series continues on subsequent Tuesdays, December 8, 15, and 22, 2020 at 8 p.m. Free on Howl TV.

December 1st
Felice Rosser/Nao Hakamada/Finley Hunt + jennifer jazz

December 8th
Felice Rosser/Nao Hakamada/Finley Hunt + Honeychild Coleman

December 15th
Felice Rosser/Nao Hakamada/Finley Hunt + Luc Sante

December 22
Felice Rosser/Nao Hakamada/Finley Hunt + Deerfrance and Kai Eric

There’s a reason this trio has earned a reputation as a gem of the NYC underground. —Afropunk

Rosser will play two acoustic sets per night, with special guests performing during intermission. 

Rosser has performed or recorded with a diverse range of artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bush Tetras, Don Cherry, Jemeel Moondoc, reggae innovator Annette Brissett, Gary Lucas, Sal Principato of Liquid Liquid, Public Image Ltd, Ari Up of The Slits, and H.R. from Bad Brains, as well as with members of Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Dinosaur Jr., Television, and Patti Smith Group.

She also authored an essay in the book Basquiat before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1977-1980, published by MCA Denver Press; published short fiction in Bomb Magazine; and appeared in Jim Jarmusch’s Permanent Vacation and Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames.

About Felice Rosser and Faith NYC

About Intermission Artists:

jennifer jazz is a New York writer, musician and performance artist closely associated with the eighties East
Village art scene. jazz’s writing has appeared in magazines that include Moko, Sukoon, Booth, Warscapes,Sensitive Skin and Afropunk. jazz has performed mixed media shows at venues that include The Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, The Kitchen, Wow Cafe Theater, Dixon Place and Bandini Espacio Cultural gallery in Mexico City. Her “Black Like Basquiat” piece on Afropunk is the only to discuss Basquiat from the point of view of a young black female misfit who crashed in the same apartments and roamed the same Lower East Side streets he did. jazz’s memoir Spill Ink On It was published by Spuyten-Duyvil Press in 2019

InvisibleGirl Records (UK) artist and Kentucky native Honeychild Coleman has worked with The Slits, Mad Professor, and Death Comet Crew (feat. Rammellzee). She appears in the documentaries Afropunk (US), Fireflies and Getting My Name Up There (Austria), and is part of the MAKERS storytelling platform for trailblazing women (US). Coleman’s music appears in the Sundance-awarded film Pariah (Focus Features) and in the independent production P.R. (UK/Greece). She currently fronts the blues-punk outfit The 1865 (Mass Appeal Records) with musician and filmmaker Sacha Jenkins (Fresh Dressed, Of Mics and Men), whose music is in the Hulu series Woke! (US). Coleman is affiliated with the Black Rock Coalition, Sista Grrrl Riots, and Girls Rock Louisville.

Luc Sante’s books include Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990–2005, and The Other Paris. He has lectured on four continents and contributed to many publications, from ephemeral zines to ornamental coffee-table anvils. (@luxante on twitter and Instagram)

deerfrance has performed and recorded with John Cale and Tom Verlaine. She also started bands with Dee Pop of the Bush Tetras and later recorded under the name Extra Virgin Mary. 

Kai Eric was manager of Club 57 for a time, where he helped conceptualize theme nights and events. He formed a house band there with fellow musician Jimmy Joe, backing up Ann Magnuson and various club members and performers. He also played bass on tour with the bands Panther Burns and Wreckless Eric. 

About Howl TV

Howl TV is a channel to the artistic creation of myriad artists, performers, poets, dancers, and thought-leaders who exemplify the spirit of the East Village and Lower East Side. The website’s archive permits viewers to select from hundreds of past programs by legends of the downtown scene, and is home to screenings, concert series, monthly Full Moon Shows, poetry readings, lively discussions, and more. With original live programming or streaming quintessential moments from the past, Howl TV is a chance to experience the continuing creativity which is the hallmark of Howl! Happening.

Photo by: Alice Teeple


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