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Raya Brass Band Plays in the Convent Tomorrow, May 22, and FREE Rooftop Party Tonight, May 21

Friends, thought you’d like to know, RAYA BRASS BAND is playing for the RoxanneLola MovementMachine Spring Fundraiser Saturday night in Greenpoint and for a suggested donation of $20/no one turned away for lack of funds you can dance to the likes of us and watch a premiere of RoxanneLola’s Surrounded and drink all you want. In a convent. That’s a pretty good deal for NY these days considering the state of things.

Saturday, May 22, 2010, 8 pm
Get ready to PARTY!
RoxanneLola MovementMachine’s Spring Fundraiser
LolaFest 2010
dance party in the convent
event link:

And speaking of FREE, there’s a party tonight with live music on Mia’s roof at 170 Tillary St and it’s FREE. Mia’s roof is on the 8th floor and the view is amazing and the weather’s going to be nice, so you should come and did I mention it’s FREE? Of course, the tip bucket will be passed around, so please contribute what you can. Bring who you want and what you want. It’s a beeeeg roof.

Friday, May 21, 10pm-2am
ROOSEVELT DIME – 10 pm – Americana tunes
NO SMALL MONEY BRASS BAND – midnight – Ghanian brass tunes
170 Tillary near Flatbush, Brooklyn
if the front door is locked, call Mia @ 347-589-9711

“Meschiya Lake rocks back on her heels, lifts her chest, and opens her throat like an air-raid siren to croon in a thrilling, pre-microphone style that is easily audible above the band—no small feat. Lake can make you feel by turns as though you were shivering around a campfire in a railroad yard or drinking in a Budapest night club in 1938.”

And what else? Well, personally, I’m looking forward to Bicycle Fetish Day sponsored by City Reliquary tomorrow over in Williamsburg – – and the Toy Theater fundraiser is happening tonight, too, with Debo Band, Hungry March Band, Slavic Soul Party and others –

See yous around town,

Matthew “Max” Fass
Raya Brass Band