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January 2017

Announcement: January shows!

We’ve got a lot of shows coming up next month! We are joining our friends, Bag of Humans, from Baltimore, MD, for shows in NYC and DC and then for a tour in NC, and one in New Orleans! Details below.

January 5* – The Pinch, DC
January 6* – Fat Baby, NYC
January 11* – Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh, NC
January 12* – Test Pattern, Winston-Salem, NC
January 13* – New York Pizza, Greensboro, NC
January 14 – Town Pump Tavern, Black Mountain, NC
January 15* – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA
January 20 – Shrine, NYC
January 21 – Silvana, NYC
February 4* – The Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD
* with Bag of Humans

Then, after all of these shows, we are going to head to Mobtown Studios in Baltimore, MD again to start the third album, while we shop the second album, which is being mastered on January 9 at Salt Mastering, in Brooklyn, NY.

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Joy On Fire to Host May Residency at SoHo’s Cupping Room Café

JOY ON FIRE will host an artist residency at SoHo’s Cupping Room Café, playing two sets every Friday in May. This residency occurs in conjunction with the completion of their second album You Will Awaken Now. They will be performing songs from You Will Awaken Now as well as from their self-titled debut and their soon-to-be-begun third album (recording to start on July 31 at Baltimore’s Mobtown Studios).

JoyOnFire HiRes GroupPieces range in style and texture from epic (“The Complete Book of Bonsai, Part Two”) to punk (“Kung-Fu Tea Party”) to jazz (“World Systems”) to punk-jazz (“Punk-Jazz 3000”) to dub (“Double Dub”) to combat-rock (“Night of the Night Sticks”). All feature the innovative soloing of Anna Meadors on saxophone (alto, baritone, and often both in the same song), the fluid rock-to-jazz-back-to-rock styling of drummer and percussionist Chris Olsen, and the riff- and effects-driven chordal bass playing of John Paul Carillo.

As well as the four Cupping Room Café shows, JOY ON FIRE will be playing additional May shows in Raleigh NC, Peekskill NY, Annapolis MD, Frederick MD, Boston MA, Long Island NY, Baltimore MD, and more TBA.

These May shows are a doorway to JOY ON FIRE becoming a New York-area band (JoF was formed in Baltimore in 2009 and was a North Carolina-based band from 2013 to 2016), as Anna has been accepted to Princeton University’s Ph.D. in Music Composition Program (congratulations Anna!), and Anna and John will take up residency near Chris in central New Jersey for at least the next five years.

JOY ON FIRE will add more regular shows in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, Jersey City, Hoboken, and the Hudson Valley to the rest of their East Coast circuit and will be venturing forth to new spots in Pennsylvania, New England, and beyond.

The Cupping Room Café is located in the heart of SoHo and is one of the oldest and most classic restaurants in the area. Established in 1977, The Cupping Room Café has a proud history of offering delicious food along with a full bar and gourmet coffee bar. Artwork from local artists hangs on their gallery walls, and their long-running Music Without Borders series spotlights local and touring bands every week. You can find The Cupping Room Café at 359 West Broadway at Broome Street, New York, NY 10013. The JOY ON FIRE artist residency is open to all ages and there is no cover charge. Music begins promptly at 8:00 p.m. every Friday in May.

Special thanks to Donna Moncur of Donna Shoots Photography for the collage above, created from her photos of last year’s residency at The Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake, NY.

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The Cupping Room Café
359 West Broadway at Broome Street, NYC
www.cuppingroomcafe.com
Every Friday in May (5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27)
8-11 pm / free admission / all ages

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Joy on Fire @ Division Street Guitars Tomorrow!

Joy on Fire will return to Division Street Guitars in Peekskill, NY, on Friday, January 8, 2016. This will be the band’s third visit to the unassuming axe shop that’s creating a red-hot scene for new music and raging all-ages shows. And Peekskill is ready – JoF’s shows are becoming the stuff of legend in town.

It all started one wintry night in early 2015. The snow was insane, an all-out blizzard, the driving was treacherous, the band navigated Rte. 202 up past the Bear Mtn. Bridge and narrowly avoided the thousand-foot-death-plunge into the Hudson. Most everyone in town figured the show would be rescheduled, but JoF showed up, and a crowd of intrepid partiers brought in some hooch & mixers and danced the night away as Joy on Fire blazed. It was Division Street’s inaugural show of their now-established concert series, and Joy on Fire set the tone mightily.

June brought much better weather. The restaurants & cafes were packed and the bar crowds spilled out onto the sidewalks. It seemed like everyone in town was out for a good time. And when Joy on Fire launched into their set, those crowds streamed into the guitar shop, packing the house with an energy that people heard and felt and followed from blocks away. Folks who were introduced to JoF that night have followed the band to every show they’ve done in the area since.

Tomorrow, Friday, January 8, Joy on Fire will help Peekskill set the tone for a whole new year of raucous good times. The holidays are over and now the serious fun begins. Doors open at 7:30 – $5 admission – all ages. Joy on Fire will be joined by The Tall Whites and NCM.

Division Street Guitars, 36 N. Division Street, Peekskill, NY 10566

Joy on Fire Curating Month-Long Residency

THE WINERY AT SAINT GEORGE PRESENTS: FIRST-EVER ARTIST RESIDENCY

Every Saturday in June, The Winery at St. George will offer four powerful sets of great new music as JOY ON FIRE and one of four different guest artists alternate live sets throughout the night.TWASG 2014

“I’m happy to assemble these great local artists this month. They’re some of the best talent the Hudson Valley has to offer,” says Corinna Makris, owner of Elemental Events, a local event production company. “The Winery at St. George offers elegance and sophistication with a relaxed attitude. People will enjoy great music, fine wine and sumptuous food all in a breathtaking setting.”

The beautiful, 100-year-old stone church is now a stylish nightclub and restaurant. Prepare to be transported from the ordinary. “The Winery at Saint George is proud to continue its tradition of bringing the best in local and touring talent to our patrons,” says venue owner Tom DeChiaro.

All shows starts at 9 p.m. While there is no cover charge, The Winery encourages a $10/person gratuity for the artists.

JOY ON FIRE – Every Saturday in June

Defying tradition and often description, JOY ON FIRE emerged from Baltimore’s roiling avant-garde music scene. Bass, drums, and sax create a potent jazz-rock fusion known as Punk-Jazz and described as “Zeppelin meets Coltrane.”

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JOE DURAES & THE SKILLS – June 13

With his warm tenor and electrified acoustic alt-rock groove, LoHud mainstay Joe Duraes weaves tales that explore themes of love, heartache, relationships, and the world we live in. Joe and his band currently perform live as “Joe Duraes & The Skills,” honoring their home base in Peekskill, NY.

www.joeduraes.com

JAGGERY – June 20

Moving from haunting lullabies to intricately woven mixed-meter rants to catharsis-inducing mini-epics, the band borrows pages out of the books of both Kate Bush and Alice Coltrane, suggesting a classical, organic, avant-jazz-oriented Cocteau Twins or a “white witch” counter to the haunting Diamanda Galas.

THIS SHOW WILL BE FILMED.

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Upcoming shows – February 2015

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Hey y’all! We’ve got some shows we are looking forward to next week!
Thursday, February 19, we’ll be at the Windup Space in Baltimore, MD with our friends “F” and the Expanding Man — more info HERE!

Friday , February 20, we’ll be in Coram, NY at O’brien’s Pub, with Blueblack and more — details HERE.

And Saturday, we finish up at Division Street Guitars in Peekskill, NY, with Blueblack again — more info HERE.

We’ve got some shows lined up in North Carolina in May — keep posted for more details!

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Joy on Fire w/Nomadic at The One Stop – FREE

ASHEVILLE, NC: The One Stop, Asheville’s premiere live music venue, is thrilled to present Joy on Fire (on tour) with local jam favorites Nomadic on Friday, June 27 for a free show.

Baltimore natives JOY ON FIRE (JoF) are returning to The One Stop playing their original mind-expanding brand of jam, this time tearing it up with local band Nomadic. Leading with saxophone, JoF creates a sound best described as “punk-jam/fuzz-rock” (sometimes called “punk-jazz”).

Now based in Greensboro, NC, JoF travels the East Coast winning converts with its adventurous self-titled debut CD, which features three big songs (akin to some of the more groundbreaking albums of the 60s and 70s like Yes’s Relayer): “The Complete Book of Bonsai,” “The Marriage of Hell and Heaven” and “If 3 Was 8” (the title a tribute to Jimi Hendrix’s “If 6 Was 9”).

Anna Meadors shreds on saxophones, while drummer Mike “Pickle” Carney, and bassist John Paul Carillo lay down a funky beat. Think Morphine/Fishbone/Coltrane/Zeppelin.

The four members, (Kevin Rohweder – drums, Nate Rohweder – guitar, Eli Scott – bass, Greg Andersen – keyboards) of Nomadic owe their growing popularity to their highly captivating and energetic live performances as well as their epic and diverse song structures that range from electronica to anthemic rock.

Nomadic’s wide range of influences create an intriguingly new blend of progressive rock, electronica, and funk. These styles all lend to Nomadic’s addictive and undeniably fun grooves, blistering peaks and melodic ballads that are unique and immense. Nomadic brings an energy packed live sound that is gripping from start to finish. It is an experience not easily forgotten.

This is a free show – no cover charge!

The One Stop: June 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
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