Tonight: Chuck Prophet at The Bell House

November 21, 2014

Chuck Prophet 1C

One of the must see bands out there is Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express.  Chuck plays soul tinged rock with blistering guitar solos.  I saw Chuck and company a few years ago, packed into the basement of a tiny club located off a back alley in Austin, Texas.  The place was packed and just a bit warm, but Chuck had most of the crowd dancing (me too).

Chuck is touring behind a fine new record, Night Surfer.  You can check out one track from it, Wish me Luck, by clicking here.

Since he’s based in San Francisco, Chuck doesn’t get to our area often (maybe once every year or so).  Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the best live acts in the business, in one of the nicest venues in NYC.

Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express and Milton, The Bell House, 149 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, Brooklyn (F or G Trains to 4th Avenue or R Train to 9th Street), doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm, $15

Streaming: Misty Boyce – The Life

November 20, 2014

Misty Boyce The Life Cover

Misty Boyce released the first song from her forthcoming album, The Life, earlier this week.  That single is the record’s title track.  It’s an incredibly hook-filed song which moves back and forth between guitar and several keyboards.  Misty shows off much of the range of her voice here as well.  You can stream just by clicking the player below.  And you can buy it for a buck either at Bandcamp or iTunes.


Photo Recap: The Dream Syndicate, Karla Moheno and Michaela Anne

November 19, 2014

The last couple of days have been pretty good ones for shows.  I took my camera with me to The Dream Syndicate show at Rough Trade last Saturday.  But a combination of the lighting and the places I could stand ended up making it difficult to get any worthwhile photos.  But here are three of Steve Wynn (guitar, lead vocals), Jason Victor (guitar, vocals), Mark Walton (bass) and Dennis Duck (drums) that are good enough for sharing.

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You’ll find photos from last night’s Karla Moheno and Michaela Anne shows after the jump.  If you are an email subscriber to Now I’ve Heard Everything, you’ll have to go to the site to see them. Read the rest of this entry »

Tonight: North of Amarillo at Skinny Dennis

November 19, 2014

North of Amarillo

North of Amarillo, a band with Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Kelli Scarr on lead vocals, will play  Skinny Dennis in Williamsburg tonight starting at 9pm.  Inspired by the music of Emmylou Harris, North of Amarillo pays tribute to her classic songs and arrangements along with a mix of originals and other country favorites. In addition to Kelli, NOA features Luca Benedetti and Jason Loughlin on Telecaster Guitars, Jonny Lam on Pedal Steel Guitar, Scott Colberg on Bass and Arthur Vint on drums.

North of Amarillo, Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Avenue at Berry Street (G to Metropolitan Avenue, L to Bedford Avenue or Lorimer Street), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended), 9pm

Tonight: Last Minute Addition – Michaela Anne At Rockwood Stage 2

November 18, 2014

Michaela Anne

If tonight’s five choices weren’t enough, here’s a show scheduled at the last minute that’s worth adding to the list: Michaela Anne at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2.  Michaela Anne is an Americana and alt country singer-songwriter who has been a favorite here at Now I’ve Heard Everything for a while now.  Earlier this year, she released a wonderful album, Ease My Mind.  Even The New York Times listened up and took note of her.  And Michaela says she’s got her NYC band back with her on this one.  So if you’re looking for a late show, here’s one to catch.

Michaela Anne, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 11:15pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

Tonight: Five Shows

November 18, 2014

Choices Large
Tonight is one of those nights.  There are five really solid shows, with three opposite each other.  Three of the shows are on the various stages of The Rockwood Music Hall and two of them are on the main stage at The Bowery Electric.  You can catch only two or three of them, but remember, when you have many good choices in front of you, whatever you choose will be a good choice.

I’ll start with the shows over at The Rockwood Music Hall. Austin-based Jess Klein comes to town for a way too infrequent visit bringing her passionate Americana to Rockwood Stage 3.  Jess’s album issued earlier this year, Learning Faith, is highly recommended, and I’m sure her show tonight will draw from the songs on it.  Opening up this show will be Jessie Torrisi, who is new to me.  Things get going at Rockwood Stage 3 at 7pm.

Upstairs around 9pm, you’ll find two of the three shows which are opposite each other.  Over at the original stage at The Rockwood Music HallJoy Askew will be playing the first of three shows of entirely different music.  Joy’s guest at this show will be Gray McMurray, and in addition Misty Boyce might be there to sing along with Joy as well.

Over at Rockwood Stage 2, Karla Moheno will play starting at 9:15pm.  If you are not yet familiar with Karla, take this opportunity to see her.  She plays rock, blues and ballads.  Karla’s songs are her own compositions and they are quite impressive.

Meanwhile, a few blocks west and north, at The Bowery ElectricDina Regine releases her new album, Right On, Alright.  I’ve had a chance to listen to Dina’s new album, and it is a wonderful collection, full of songs which harken back to the best of the 60s.  This is a full band show with horns, the best possible way to bring Right On Alright into the world.

Then, at 10pm, Dina will turn the stage over to Ursa Minor, which consists of Michelle Casillas (guitar, vocals), Tony Scherr (guitar),  Rob Jost (bass) and Robert Di Pietro (drums).  Call their music atmospheric indie rock played by top caliber musicians.  Tonight, Ursa Minor will be releasing a new single, Moon Media Sessions.  Moon Media Sessions is a rare stripped down duo performance with Michelle and Tony recorded live and filmed for the Moon Media Sessions video debut.

Jess Klein with Jessie Torrisi opening, Rockwood Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7pm, $12, with a $10 drink minimum

Joy Askew, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

Karla Moheno, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9:15pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

Dina Regine (9pm),  Ursa Minor (10pm), The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery between 2nd and 3rd Streets (6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place, F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 2nd Avenue exit), $8

Tonight: Mary Lee Kortes Sings Beulah Rowley at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

November 17, 2014

Mary Lee Beulah Rowley

Tonight, Mary Lee Kortes will play selections from The Songs of Beulah Rowley.  Mary Lee explains:

I was on the road in the UK, thinking about my next record, wanting it to be different somehow, to incorporate other kinds of writing.  What would that mean, I wondered, drifting off to sleep in my favorite London hotel suite (that would be my friend Lizzie’s sofabed). I woke up to find someone named “Beulah Rowley” in my head — a regionally famous 1930s midwestern singer/songwriter. I wrote a song by her on the spot, finished my tour, came home and wrote her biography. And then a bunch more songs, by her of course.

If you’d like to sample some of these songs, you can stream them and even buy them here.  There’s a full album in the works, to be produced by Hal Willner.

Mary Lee Kortes plays The Songs of Beulah Rowley, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7pm, $12


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