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Friday Night Jam: A Conversation with Craig Finn Friday Night Jam: A Conversation with Craig Finn

with Rabbi Dan Ain & Relix’s Mike Greenhaus

Fri August 18th, 2017

7:00PM

Main Space

Minimum Age: 18+

Doors Open: 6:30PM

Show Time: 7:00PM

Event Ticket: $25

Day of Show: $30

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Rabbi Dan and Relix’s Mike Greenhaus sit down with The Hold Steady frontman to talk about music, faith and his new solo album “We All Want The Same Things.” With Bill McGarvey, musician and columnist, America Magazine.
The Friday Night Jam is a speaking series hosted by Rabbi Dan and Mike Greenhaus, Editor-in-Chief of Relix Magazine. Each event includes a conversation with an artist about their music, spirituality and community that forms around artistic expression. Previous Jams have featured talks with Matisyahu on spiritual rebirths, Lisa Loeb on her artistic inspirations, and Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group) on poetry.

Evening includes:
* Conversation between Craig Finn, Rabbi Dan and Mike Greenhaus. With Bill McGarvey from America Magazine.
* Audience Q & A
* Friday Night blessings
“The jamband and roots-rock scene that Relix grew out of has always been defined by its traditions and rituals dating back to the Grateful Dead, and I hope this series can explore some of the spiritual matters at the heart of each artists’ musical journey.” -Mike Greenhaus, Editor-in-Chief, Relix

Ticketing Policy

TABLE SEATING POLICY 

Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.

A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.

All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.

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Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady)

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We All Want The Same Things, Craig Finn’s new solo record out March 24th on Partisan Records, explores themes of love and partnership in the modern world. Expressed via Finn’s signature character studies, black humor, and smartly arranged rock ‘n’ roll, the album is arguably his most musical to date. Largely recorded in Rhinebeck, NY with frequent collaborator Josh Kaufman producing and Dan Goodwin engineering and mixing, the record also features contributions from drummer Joe Russo, keyboardist Sam Kassirer, Rainer Maria vocalist Caithlin De Marrais, singer/songwriter Annie Nero, horn master Stuart Bogie, Jon Shaw, Jordan McLean, Matt Barrick and Finn’s longtime partner in The Hold Steady, guitarist Tad Kubler.

“Love seems like the biggest mystery in our modern days- no amount of science or advances in technology can help us fully understand the notion of love and the role it plays in our lives” Finn says, “But I also thought about the search for love as an antidote for loneliness, and how so often modern partnership can be an alignment of self-interests. We make teams with each other to combat the world around us. There is a beauty in that for sure, but it also can fray around the edges. We lean against each other to keep ourselves upright, make uneasy truces, and push forward into uneasy times. The songs I had dwelled on this.”

The name of the album comes from a line in the song “God in Chicago,” which Finn explains “although it seems like a bit of dark humor in these turbulent political times, it also rings true: no matter our differences we all have some very basic wants and needs that line up with each other.”

Finn is best known as the frontman of acclaimed rock outfit The Hold Steady, with whom he has released six studio albums. Prior to The Hold Steady, Finn was the also the frontman of beloved Minneapolis post-punk band Lifter Puller. We All Want The Same Things is Finn’s third solo album, following Clear Heart Full Eyes (2012) and Faith In the Future (2015). WAWTST takes the listener even deeper into Finn’s complex, nuanced world of characters, explaining “these songs are about normal people trying to help themselves, trying to move forward, and in some cases trying just to survive. All the while they are negotiating what space the others in their lives can occupy.”

I truly believe that on some level, WE ALL WANT THE SAME THINGS. I hope you enjoy the record.

Craig Finn

Brooklyn NY

December 2016

Rabbi Dan Ain

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Preacher and connector, Rabbi Dan Ain gathers those who are open to being reached. He finds holiness in honest conversation, in the spaces where people can say what they really think and allow others to do the same. His latest project Because Jewish creates opportunities for our religious perspectives to be in genuine dialogue with our artists, our musicians and our everyday lives. He has been curating these offerings around NYC at the 92nd St Y (as Director of Tradition and Innovation), Brooklyn Bowl, (Le) Poisson Rouge and as the rabbi of The New Shul. He offers meaningful ways to worship in the 21st century – creating experiences that speak to people living in today’s world using the language, lessons and music of the past. A Conservative rabbi, Rabbi Dan is a CLAL Resident and was ordained at The Jewish Theological Seminary. You can follow him on twitter @rabbidan.

Relix’s Mike Greenhaus

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Mike Greenhaus is a writer, blogger and self-described “live music geek.” He is the editor-in-chief of Relix, the longest-standing print magazine dedicated to improvisational and independent music. Additionally, he edits the daily newswire for Relix.comx and its sister site Jambands.com. Mike is the vice president and co-founder of Relix Media Group, the parent company of Relix magazine, Relix.comJambands.com, the Bonnaroo Beacon newspaper, specialty publications for Mumford & Sons’ and Phish’s festivals, the local event database DoNYC and the Here & There music network. A former college radio DJ, Mike co-created Relix’s official podcast “Cold Turkey” in 2005—one of the first magazine podcasts—and is currently working on a new podcast with comedian/musician Danny Tamberelli. Mike has spoken on panels at the South by Southwest and CMJ music conferences, helps oversee Relix’s official video channels, co-curates the collaborative “Brooklyn Is Live” event series and serves on the Young Patrons Board for City Parks Foundation. He has written for SpinPasteAmerican Songwriter and a variety of other outlets, and penned the introduction to noted music photographer Jay Blakesberg’s book, Jam. In 2016, he will also begin working on a documentary film about The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine. A native New Yorker and Skidmore College graduate, Mike lives in New York City with his Southern-transplant wife, and has proudly seen a concert in all five boroughs (including Staten Island). You can follow him on Twitter at @greenhauseffect and Instagram at @greenhauseffect3

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