You know how you kind of get into a rut? Even if you live in the greatest city in the world, you do the things you want and there are vast swathes of stuff happening around you that you're just completely ignorant of. (For example, I have never been to a gallery opening in my life and, tbh, I don't feel that sad about it.) So why not expand your boundaries?
Joe Kye's doing just that and, if you live in New York, you have a few opportunities to see this young artist perform. Kye describes himself as a singer-songwriter, but his medium is the violin and drum machines with some rhymes to spit. Kye's new album Migrants delves into Kye's experience as a young boy emigrating from Korea to Seattle. Kye uses his violin to create percussion as well as the more standard fare. You can see him, me (and my mom!) in the following places:
Thursday January 11, 2018. 8-8:40 PM at DROM (85 Avenue A, NYC 10009). Full info here.
Friday, January 12, 2018. 6:30-7:30 PM. Migrants: Joe Kye and William Catanzaro at Chhandayan Center for Indian Music (4 W 43rd Street #618, NYC 10036). Full info here. General public: $20 ($16 for students and senior with valid photo ID).
Saturday January 13, 2018. 7:30-8:15 PM at Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St, NYC 10002), as part of SORI: The Global Sounds of Korea Showcase.
For the rest of you, you can check out Kye's music and hope he comes to a venue near you soon!