Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from Now I’ve Heard Everything.  NIHE will be taking today and tomorrow off, to travel, eat and shop just like everyone else, but will be back in action on Saturday.  Be sure to check back then.

Advance Planning: November 2015 Music Calendar (Added 11/25)

November 25, 2015

If you are around this weekend, here are a bunch off additional shows on Sunday night.

Nov. 29 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Anna Kaye, Irakli Gabriel, Freddie Stevenson, James Maddock and Aaron Lee Tasjan – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

Nov. 29 – Aly TadrosRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Nov. 29 – Jellycake and Dina RegineTreehouse at 2A – 8:30pm

News and Notes

November 25, 2015

Harper Blynn Final Shot

It seems we have not heard the last of Harper Blynn.  That band, which for the last year it was around was known as Mosco Rosco, broke up earlier this year. But yesterday the band announced via Facebook that it had more music coming out shortly. Here’s what they said:

On December 10th, we will be releasing nearly all the music we worked on from late 2012 to early 2015. It’ll be on Spotify, iTunes, and all the other relevant streaming services under the name Harper Blynn.

Kristin Diable Paste SXSW

Do you have a song you wanted someone to write?  For a limited time, that someone could be Kristin Diable.  The New Orleans based singer-songwriter explains:

Anyone can commission a new work. You don’t have to be an artistic director, or a well-established performer—it can be anyone who is motivated to enrich the world with a new piece of music.

Song are delivered in a special care package including an individually packaged CD, handwritten and signed lyric sheet, optional dedication and performance video of the song, and additional inspirations around the song, unique to your project. And for all your modern folks, the song will be delivered digitally as well.

Commissions are accepted on a case-by-case basis, as I want to be sure I’m able to give my full attention and inspiration to your song. Due to the amount of time, juju and creativity involved in creating these pieces, I only accept a few commissions. Very limited availability. Commission rates vary depending on scope of song writing and recording process.

If you are interested: please email speakeasyrecords@gmail.com and let us know more about what you would like to create, ideas, your budget, timeline and any other details you would like to share.

Tonight: Freddie Stevenson at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3

November 24, 2015


Freddie Stevenson was a regular on the New York music scene for years, usually playing at The Rockwood Music Hall and The 11th Street Bar. That changed about 18 months ago when he hit the road with the legendary Waterboys and then stuck around his native Edinborough.  Freddie is back in New York City, and tonight he’s playing The Rockwood Music Hall, this time at the cozy, seated Stage 3.

Freddie’s original music has a little bit of everything in it including folk and English music hall, and he’s an engaging performer.  At this show, Freddie will be joined by Jessie Kilguss on harmonium and backing vocals.

Freddie Stevenson, Rockwood Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9pm, $15, with a $10 drink minimum

Tonight: A Night at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

November 23, 2015

RockwoodTonight is the night to get yourself to The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 early and stay there late.  Julia Haltigan starts the evening off.  If you don’t know Julia or her music, all you need to know is that she sings, plays guitar and her material draws on rock, r&b, Latin rhythms, 40s and 50s pop and more.  Some of Julia’s songs could be called  Tom Waitsian except for the fact that they are way too cheerful for Tom.  This will be a full band show,

There’s an hour between Julia’s finish and the time, 9pm, that Jim Keller hits the stage.  Back in the early 80s, Jim wrote the still ubiquitous 867-5309/Jenny and was part of the band that recorded it, Tommy Tutone.  That band broke up shortly after that and Jim kept working as musician.  After a few years, he put his guitar away and ended up working for the music company of composer Philip Glass, licensing Glass’s music.  Some years ago, Jim dug his guitar out of the back of the closet and started writing and performing again.  Jim has released three albums over the past five years including Heaven Can Wait, which was issued in 2014.  Tonight Jim will play with his full band and additional musicians will sit in for a couple of songs as well.  This entire amalgam is Jim Keller’s Revolving Door.

Then stick around until 11:30pm for the latest installment of The After Party.  The After Party is the latest in a line of shows at The Rockwood in which a large number of musicians get together and cover songs belonging to a given topic.  As usual, Akie Bermiss will be the host for the evening, which is scheduled to go until 2am.

Julia Haltigan (7pm), Jim Keller (9pm), The After Party, hosted by Akie Bermiss (11:30pm), Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians at each show is highly recommended)

Advance Planning: November 2015 Music Calendar Update (added 11/22)

November 22, 2015

A show for Monday and a time update on a show on Saturday.

Nov. 23 –  Leave a Lasting Mark presents the 5th annual LALM Last Waltz tribute – to benefit Food For Life at Tompkins Square Park with Jeremy Bass, Patrick Brennan, Casey Buckley, Todd Carey, Dave Curry, Rex Eclipse, Seth Faulk, Craig Greenberg, Bucky Hayes, Steven Himmelstein, Josh Jacobson, Chris Kelly, David Kantor, Andrew Kurman, Robbie LaFalce, Jeff Litman, Tommy Lombardozzi, Ryan Montbleau, Sonny Curtis Page Ratcliff, Andrew Rosario , Hayley Rose, Jason Spiewak, Maddy Wyatt, and more – The Bitter End – 7pm

Nov. 28 – Spanking CharleneBowery Electric – 10pm

Tonight: Amanda Thorpe, Debby Schwartz, Lianne Smith and Mary Lee Kortes at The Treehouse at 2A

November 22, 2015

Treehouse 11-22-15

Yeah, I know, this a school night.  Still, the comfortable, homey Treehouse at 2A (that’s the second floor at 2A) is the place to head to tonight. Impresario Tom Clark has put together a quartet of fine, female musicians: Amanda Thorpe, Debby Schwartz, Lianne Smith and Mary Lee Kortes.  I’m not sure exactly what the format will be tonight, but I do know with this much talent on stage, the music will be impressive.

Amanda Thorpe, Debby Schwartz, Lianne Smith and Mary Lee Kortes, Treehouse at 2A, 25 Avenue A between Houston and 2nd Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit, F Train to Delancey Street or J Train to Essex Street – note that the F Train is only running uptown into the Lower East Side), 8:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)


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