Yuka Honda and Petra Haden at Location One

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Location One is thrilled to present our January party event with an exclusive concert by multi-instrumentalist YUKA HONDA (co-founder of Cibo Matto) and violinist-singer PETRA HADEN (The Decemberists, Foo Fighters). They will play a new collection of songs from an upcoming duet album on which they have been collaborating over the past year. Atmospheric, improvisational music with Haden’s distinctive vocal layering over a soundscape of Yuka Honda’s music.

The January 20th event will run from 7 to 10pm and the concert will begin at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased via PayPal on Location One’s website (www.location1.org). Location One members enter free (reservations needed) and receive one complimentary drink. There wil be light refreshments. Additional music by DJ Normal. “Sonic” ping pong tournaments.

Yuka Honda and Petra Haden
Saturday, January 20, 2007
7-10 pm
8 pm performance
Location One
26 Greene Street (Grand – Canal St)
tel. 212.334.3347
Subway: Canal Ststop on N,R,Q,W – 6 – A,C,E

Artists’ Bios

Yuka Honda
Yuka Honda is a multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of the band Cibo Matto. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with a diverse array of musicians, including Petra Haden, Sean Lennon, Medeski Martin & Wood, Luscious Jackson, and Caetano Veloso.

She produced Sean Lennon (also formerly of Cibo Matto)’s 1998 album Into the Sun. More recently she has been collaborating with downtown New York musicians Dave Douglas, Susie Ibarra, Vincent Gallo, Trevor Dunn, and John Zorn on whose Tzadik label her two solo albums were released. In 2003, Honda also collaborated with Boredoms drummer Yoshimi P-We, under the name Yoshimi and Yuka.

In 2006 Yuka played keyboards on Sean Lennon’s album Friendly Fire. She is currently supporting Lennon while he is on tour.
Yuka Honda official website: http://www.damoon.net/yuka

Petra Haden
Petra Haden is a violinist and singer. She is or has been a member of several bands, including that dog., Tito & Tarantula, The Rentals and The Decemberists; has contributed to recordings by Beck, Mike Watt, Luscious Jackson, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Weezer, Victoria Williams and Yuka Honda. She is the daughter of the jazz bassist Charlie Haden.

In 1999 she released her first album, Imaginaryland, consisting mostly of a capella covers. In 2005 she released the home-recorded album Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out (Bar/None), a complete a cappella rendition of The Who Sell Out. The project was suggested to Haden by longtime friend Mike Watt, who also gave her the eight-channel multi-track cassette recorder she used to make it. Funded in part by a Durfee grant and wanting to perform the work live, Haden created a new arrangement of The Who Sell Out for a ten woman a capella choir called Petra Haden & The Sellouts. The premier live performance of the full work occurred in July 2005 at the Ford Amphitheatre as a part of the “sound.” concert series.

She has also released a self-titled collaboration with jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, and a collaboration with accordionist Miss Murgatroid (otherwise known as photographer Alicia J. Rose) entitled Bella Neurox.
Petra Haden official website: http://www.petrahadenmusic.com

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