October 9, 2015
If things had worked as they should, the brand new Bottle Rockets record, South Broadway Athletic Club, should have landed in my mailbox this week. It hasn’t yet (although I’m told it’s on its way). In it’s place I’ve listened to a number of songs from it available via streaming and YouTube. Still, that’s enough for me to know that these guys flat out rock, to be excited that The Bottle Rockets are in town and to recommend their show at The Bowery Electric tonight. Opening that show tonight will be Mark Olsen from the Jayhawks.
But if my recommendation isn’t enough, check this out. I met three people during my travels last night who will also be at The Bottle Rockets show tonight. I’d say that is an endorsement.
The Bottle Rockets (with Mark Olsen opening), 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), doors 7:30pm / show 8pm, $20
October 8, 2015
This week’s Radigan Roundup has just been announced and it’s a good one. And if you missed Secret Someones when they played The Rockwood last week, they’ll be there again during CMJ.
Oct. 11 – The Radigan Roundup with Terry Radigan, Dina Regine, Heather Eatman and Amanda Homi – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm
Oct. 16 – Secret Someones – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10pm
October 8, 2015
Ticketfly, an independent web based ticket seller has agreed to be acquired by music streamer Pandora for $450 million in a cash and stock deal. Ticketfly has been a prominent alternative to Ticketmaster and is currently used by Brooklyn Bowl, The Bell House and The Rockwood Music Hall, among other venues.
Here’s a counterweight to the announcement of the closing of Cameo Gallery earlier this week. National Sawdust, a music venue located on North 6th Street in Williamsburg, opened last week.
As the name of the venue implies, the location was once a factory which manufactured sawdust. National Sawdust is a non-profit venue and looks to book a various types of music. It can hold up to 350 people at a performance. The venue’s current calendar does not list any of the types of music that Now I’ve Heard Everything covers. Still, it’s excellent news when any new music venue opens, particularly in Williamsburg.
October 7, 2015
Monday night’s Tribute to Paul and Linda McCartney’s Ram at The Bowery Electric was as much fun as one could have hoped it would be. And thanks to a quick turn around by videographer VideoSknoof, some it it can now be shared.
Here is Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey with Mike Fornatale and Mary Knapp singing lead. The rest of the very talented band were Lizzie Edwards, Rembert Block, Erica Smith, Charles Roth, Dave Foster, Rich Feridun, Tommy DeVito, Tom Shad, Javier Ramos and Jeff Hudgins. Also, Jahn Xavier was pressed into emergency service to sing lead on another song, but that’s a story for another time.
October 5, 2015
Paul and Linda McCartney’s Ram was released way back in 1971, not that long after the breakup of The Beatles. Critics hated it, calling it fluff, something unworthy of the former Beatle. Yet it generated hits and was all over the radio. The truth is, it was a fun record.
Tonight, starting at 7pm, RAM will be remembered and recreated at The Bowery Electric by these New York musicians: Lizzie Edwards, Charles Roth, Dave Foster, Tom Shad, Richard Feridun, Tommy DeVito, Mike Fornatale, Erica Smith, Mary Spencer Knapp, Rembert Block, and Jeff Hudgins. So hang out with Uncle Albert and Admiral Halsey, put you hands across the water and enjoy some Monkberry Moon Delight.
A Tribute to Paul and Linda McCartney’s Ram, 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), 7pm, $10
October 4, 2015
For a while now, Sunday seems to be one of the most interesting nights of the week for music. Tonight is no exception, with a great doubleheader in store for us at The Living Room in Williamsburg. Tonight’s shows will end at at a pretty reasonable hour, so the fact that this is a school night should not get in the way.
First up at 8pm is Dear Georgiana. Call their music atmospheric folk-rock that’s melodic with very nice vocals. Dear Georgiana is led by Lauren Balthrop, who also plays in Elizabeth and The Catapult. Elizabeth Ziman frequently joins Dear Georgiana as well, and may be part of the band tonight.
Then at 9pm, Michaela Anne will take the stage of The Living Room. Michaela is an Americana and alt country singer-songwriter who has been a favorite here at Now I’ve Heard Everything for a while now. Last year, she released a wonderful album, Ease My Mind. Even The New York Times listened up and took note of her. And Michaela has her NYC band back with her on this one. That band includes Jeff Malinowski, Amal Bouhabib, David Lizmi, Nick Kinsey and Philip Sterk (the Hendrix of the pedal steel). Since Michaela is now based in Nashville, her shows her are fewer than they had been. So take this opportunity to see her now and your ear will thank you later.
Dear Georgiana (8pm), Michaela Anne (9pm), The Living Room, 134 Metropolitan Avenue between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue (G to Metropolitan Avenue, L to Bedford Avenue or Lorimer Street), $10