July 13, 2014
This summer Sunday night is not sleepy at all. There are two good shows tonight and they time out so that you can see both of them.
The first show is an early one, at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2. There at 7pm, Elizabeth and The Catapult will play. You can expect keyboard based idiosyncratic classical tinged pop and songs from the this year’s Elizabeth and The Catapult album, Like It Never Happened, as well as Elizabeth’s earlier songs. You may also hear a cover or two and whatever else Elizabeth has up her sleeve.
Once Elizabeth and the band finish, go north to 11th Street. You’ll find the 11th Street Bar just east of Avenue A. Laura Cantrell will be playing a set with Mark Spencer. Laura has two big shows coming up this week, opening for Camera Obscura. But you can see her tonight in a much more intimate setting.
Elizabeth and The Catapult, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
Laura Cantrell with Mark Spencer, 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th Street between Avenues A &B (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
July 12, 2014
Tommy Ramone (second from the right above), the original drummer for The Ramones has died. The cause of death was bile-duct cancer. He was the original drummer of The Ramones as well as producer or co-producer of their first albums.
Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1949 as Thomas Erdelyi, he was originally slated to be the manager of The Ramones. When it was determined that their original drummer, Joey Ramone, was going to be their lead singer, Tommy started auditioning drummers, showing them how he wanted them to play. After several auditions, the band members realized that Tommy was better at playing than anyone else they saw, and he became The Ramones’ drummer. After several years of touring with the band, Tommy left The Ramones in 1978.
Tommy continued in the music business both as a producer and musician. His last project was a duo with Claudia Tienan, the bluegrass-tinged Uncle Monk.
The three other original members of the Ramones have died previously: Joey in 2001, Dee Dee in 2002 and Johnny in 2004. Now none are left.
July 11, 2014
Last week Now I’ve Heard Everything reported that live music at The Rodeo Bar would be ending after July. We now have confirmation from The Rodeo that it will be going out of business after July 27th. The venue posted a statement on its Facebook page, which included the following:
We are deeply saddened to announce that after 27 years in business, Rodeo Bar and Grill is closing its doors after July 27, 2014.
Here at New York’s longest-running honky-tonk, we stayed open during some of the city’s toughest times — Hurricane Sandy, the 2003 blackout, 9/11 — but recent rent increases, combined with a changing landscape, have made it impossible for us continue.
The last live show at The Rodeo will feature The Eugene Chrysler Band and will take place on the next to last night The Rodeo is open, July 26th.
July 10, 2014
Only one update this time, but it’s a good one.
July 13 – Laura Cantrell with Mark Spencer – 11th Street Bar – 9pm
July 10, 2014
With the impending release next week of No Fool, No Fun, the first record by Puss n Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) there has been a lot of interest in the photos I’ve post of the band over the years. So I thought I’d make it easy for everyone by creating this page. There’s a photo from each show of the band I’ve taken, and the link below will take you to the full set of those photos. And don’t forget that Norah, Sasha and Catherine will be playing The Bell House on Tuesday July 15th, the day their record is released to the world.
July 9, 2014
Some last minute addition and subtraction to this week’s shows.
July 10 – Single Release Party for Adventures in Bluesland – Sidewalk Cafe – 8:30pm
July 11 – The Pretty Babies – Beast of Bourbon – 9pm
July 12 – Dirty Water Dogs – Radegast Hall – 6pm
July 12 - Li’l Mo and The Monicats - An Beal Bocht Cafe – 9pm