July 27, 2014
Weird Al Yankovic has the number one album in the country this week. This song from it, Word Crimes is here not because of the music but because of the lyrics. We all know someone who needs to see this short form grammar lesson.
July 26, 2014
Here’s a live video of Puss n Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) covering Joey, the Concrete Blonde song. Cat takes the lead vocal on this one and does a fabulous job on it. A tip of the hat to Tahcofan, who was at The Bell House last week to capture this for posterity.
July 25, 2014
Another music venue is biting the dust. The Ding Dong Lounge, the dive bar on Columbus Avenue near 105th Street, is closing on July 31st. The cause is once again a landlord demanding an increase in rent which makes continuing the business impossible.
After The Lakeside Lounge closed in April, 2012, The Ding Dong Lounge picked up some of the bands who played or would have played The Lakeside. While The Ding Dong was a bit off the beaten track for music venues (that is, not downtown and not Brooklyn), it was divey in a comfortable and inviting way.
The owners of The Ding Dong Lounge say they will reopen in another location by September. But there’s no other way to sum this up other than this just plain sucks.
Update, 5pm Friday July 25: I have just been informed that this show will not take place.
Just as the poster above shows, the music at The Rodeo Bar has been extended one more day. This Sunday, July 27th, which corresponds to the last day of The Rodeo Bar, will now also be the last day of music there. The Dirty Water Dogs will play and they have promised many special guests will be joining them as well. The festivities start at 9pm, but I would suggest getting there as early as possible because it is likely to be crowded.
July 24, 2014
This may, or may not, be the last update of the July calendar. Time will tell on that one.
July 25 - Elizabeth and The Catapult – Rockwood Stage 2 – 8pm
July 25 – Anything Mose! The music of Mose Allison feat. Richard Julian w/ The John Chin Quartet – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8pm
July 28 – The Big Bright – SubCulture - 8pm
July 31 – Paleface – Hill Country Brooklyn – 8:30pm
July 23, 2014
Two additions and one subtraction over the next week or so.
July 24 - The Jacks of Kings County - The Way Station – 10pm
July 25 - Jeff Litman - Bowery Electric (Map Room) – 8pm
July 31 – Joe Whyte – Rockwood Music Hall – 8pm