Tonight: Dayna Kurtz at Bar LunAtico

August 25, 2015

Dayna Kurtz Reconsider Me

Danya Kurtz is a one of a kind musician.  I was disappointed when she decided to relocate from the area and move to New Orleans a few years back.  But Danya does return to NYC a few times a year, and now is one of those times.

Tonight at 8:30pm, Dayna will play the last of two shows this month at Bed-Sty’s Bar LunAtico.  She will be playing her amalgam of blues, r&b, jazz, folk and whatever else she throws into the mix.  This is Dayna’s birthday show and she’ll have a band with her.  This is also the last show Dayna will play in NYC for a while.  So if you’d like to see Dayna, this is the show to catch.

Dayna Kurtz, Bar LunAtico, 486 Halsey Street between Lewis and Stuyvesant Avenues (B26 Bus to Lewis Avenue; by subway, A or C Trains to Utica Avenue and walk to Lewis Avenue and Halsey Street), 8:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musician is highly recommended)


Advance Planning: August Music Calendar Update (Added 8/12)

August 12, 2015

Here are a number of shows running from this weekend through the end of October.  This list includes a change in time of Mieka Pauley‘s show this Saturday, and a change in the date originally posted for Dayna Kurtz‘s Birthday show.

Aug. 14 – David LutherThe Way Station – 10pm

Aug. 15 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 16 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Bob Jones and Jon Sholle, The Better Tones (Alex Vaz and Alex Prol), Fife & Drom, Alex Battles, Rony Corcos – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

Aug. 16 – Phil GammageTreehouse at 2A – 9pm

Aug. 21 – Elizabeth and The CatapultRockwood Stage 3 – 11:30pm

Aug. 24 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 25 – Dayna Kurtz (Birthday Show) – Bar LunAtico – 8:30pm

Aug. 31 – Leslie MendelsonRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Aug. 31 – Jim Campilongo, Luca Benedetti, Roy WilliamsRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

September and Beyond

Sept. 10 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Sept. 25 – The Kennedys: A Tale of Two CitiesRockwood Stage 3 – 7:30pm

Oct. 3 – Richard LloydThe Bell House – doors 8pm / show 9pm (on sale 8/14 at Noon)

Oct. 30 – Richard LloydThe Bowery Electric – show 8pm (on sale 8/14 at 10am)

 


Tonight: Dayna Kurtz at Bar LunAtico

August 11, 2015

Dayna Kurtz Reconsider Me

Danya Kurtz is a one of a kind musician.  I was disappointed when she decided to relocate from the area and move to New Orleans a few years back.  But Danya does return to NYC a few times a year, and now is one of those times.  Tonight at 8:30pm, Dayna will play the first of two shows this month at Bed-Sty’s Bar LunAtico.  She will be playing her amalgam of blues, r&b, jazz, folk and whatever else she throws into the mix.  Tonight’s set will likely be Dayna solo, which means that it should feel like Dayna is playing in your living room.

Dayna Kurtz, Bar LunAtico, 486 Halsey Street between Lewis and Stuyvesant Avenues (B26 Bus to Lewis Avenue; by subway, A or C Trains to Utica Avenue and walk to Lewis Avenue and Halsey Street), 8:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musician is highly recommended)


Advance Planning: August 2015 Music Calendar Update (Added 8/4)

August 4, 2015

More shows from this week through the end of August

Aug. 5 – The Balladeers (Ana Egge, John Kengla, Rob Heath) – 11th Street Bar – 9pm

Aug. 11 – Dayna KurtzBar LunAtico – 8:30pm

Aug. 18 – Dayna KurtzBar LunAtico – 8:30pm

Aug. 23 – Xavier CardricheLIC Bar – 4pm

Aug. 30 – Mieka PauleyLIC Bar – 6pm

 


Advance Planning: August 2015 Music Calendar

July 28, 2015

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The heat and humidity are here and August will be here in just a few days.  So here is the August Music Calendar. Of note during the month is The Brooklyn Country Music Festival being held at The Bell House on August 20th through the 23rd.

As for the calendar, the usual ground rules apply: listings are for venues in New York City and for bands that I can personally recommend or which I have reason to believe are worthwhile.  All shows listed here are free or have tickets which cost $40 or less. I’ve tried to list the set time for each band.  If all I have is a time when the show starts or when doors open, I’ll list that and so note it.  As always, this calendar will be updated from time to time during the coming month.

Latest Update: August 27

Aug. 1 – Echoes of Etta – Joe’s Pub – 7pm

Aug. 1 – Bucky HayesRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Aug. 2 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Teddy KumpelAna EggeWarren Malone, Mike Ferrio, Rony Corcos, Benjamin Cartel 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

Aug. 3 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Aug. 3 – Milton Plays Randy NewmanPete’s Candy Store – 9:30pm

Aug. 3 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 4 – Shanghai Noodle Factory Presents: The Music of TrafficRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Aug. 5 – The Balladeers (Ana Egge, John Kengla, Rob Heath) – 11th Street Bar – 9pm

Aug. 5 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Aug. 6 – New Ponies – Skinny Dennis – 10pm

Aug. 7 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Aug. 8 – Kasey Chambers – Lincoln Center Out of Doors at Hearst Plaza – show 2pm

Aug. 8 – Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited performed in its entirety by the Watkins Family Hour house band, Shawn Colvin, Rodney Crowell, Pokey LaFarge, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, Fiona Apple and more (Justin Townes Earle opens)  – Lincoln Center Out of Doors at Damrosch Park – 7pm

Aug. 8 – Drina SeayHank’s Saloon – 9pm

Aug. 8 – Buenos DiazRockwood Music Hall – 1am

Aug. 9 – The Demolition String BandSkinny Dennis – 4pm

Aug. 9 – Nevermind OrchestraThe Way Station – 6pm

Aug. 9 – Lyle Lovett and his Large BandLincoln Center Out of Doors at Damrosch Park – 7pm

Aug. 9 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry RadiganPete LanctotAlex Battles, Matt KeatingAndy Mac, Steve Mayone, Rony Corcos 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

Aug. 10 – Leave a Lasting Mark presents Goonies Never Say Die: The Hits of ’85 to benefit MDS Foundation with John Brodeur, Mya Byrne, Bryan Dunn, TK France,  Bucky Hayes, Tommy Lombardozzi, Abby Payne, Janne Pelle, Gerianne Perez, Amy Rivard, Andrew Rosario, Jason Spiewak, Jenn Summers, Dani Tersini, Scott Tofte, Maddy Wyatt, and more – The Bitter End – 7pm

Aug. 10 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 11 – Mya ByrneRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Aug. 11 – Dayna KurtzBar LunAtico – 8:30pm

Aug. 12 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Aug. 13 – Sad Bastards of Brooklyn (opening for Patty Rothberg) – Cutting Room – 7:30pm

Aug. 14 – Cariad Harmon Birthday ShowRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Aug. 14 – David LutherThe Way Station – 10pm

Aug. 15 – Dirty Water DogsRadegast Hall – 3pm

Aug. 15 – Dirty Water DogsAn Beal Bocht Cafe – 9pm

Aug. 15 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 15 – Adam MinkoffRockwood Music Hall – 1am

Aug. 16 – Alex Battles Freddy’s Bar – 4pm

Aug. 16 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Bob Jones and Jon Sholle, The Better Tones (Alex Vaz and Alex Prol), Fife & Drom, Alex Battles, Rony Corcos – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

Aug. 16 – Phil GammageTreehouse at 2A – 9pm

Aug. 16 – Karlie BruceRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Aug. 17 – Sasha DobsonRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Aug. 17 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 17 – David LutherRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Aug. 17 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight-3am

Aug. 18 – Willie Nile – 7th Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival (in the parking lot behind City Winery) – 5:30pm

Aug. 18 – Jeff Litman (Record Release Show) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Aug. 18 – The HumdrumsFreddy’s Bar – 10pm

Aug. 19 – James Maddock and FriendsRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Aug. 19 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Aug. 19 – The Harlem River Girls (Julia Haltigan, Leslie Mendelson, Dawn Landes) – 11th Street Bar – 9pm

Aug. 20 – Brooklyn Country Music Festival (Day 1) – Jack Grace Band, The Brain Cloud, Miss Tess & The Talkbacks, Andrew Sovine, The Paisley Fields, North Of Amarillo – The Bell House – doors 5pm / show 6pm

Aug. 21 – Brooklyn Country Music Festival (Day 2) – Gangstagrass, Andy Friedman & The Other Failures, Your Ex-Girlfriends, Susquehanna Tool & Industrial Die Co., Aron Blue & the Bootleggers, Julia Haltigan – The Bell House – doors 5pm / show 6pm

Aug. 21 – Drina SeaySidewalk Cafe – 10pm

Aug. 21 – Elizabeth and The CatapultRockwood Stage 3 – 11:30pm

Aug. 22 – The Demolition String BandSkinny Dennis – 4pm

Aug. 22 – Brooklyn Country Music Festival (Day 3) -The Defibulators, The Western Caravan Featuring Thirsty Dave, Zephaniah & The 18 Wheelers, Lil’ Mo & The Monicats, Terry Radigan, Bob Jones & Jon Sholle, Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers, Lindy Loo & Her Lucky Fellers, The CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree – The Bell House – doors 5pm / show 6pm

Aug. 23 – Xavier CardricheLIC Bar – 4pm

Aug. 23 – Brooklyn Country Music Festival (Day 4) – Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Mamie Minch, Jan Bell & the Maybelles, The Third Wheel Band, Abby Hollander Band, Demolition String Band, Sheriff & The Goodtimers – The Bell House – doors 5pm / show 6pm

Aug. 23 – Karlie BruceRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Aug. 24 – David LutherRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 25 – Dayna Kurtz (Birthday Show) – Bar LunAtico – 8:30pm

Aug. 26 – Shadows & Light: Celebrating Joni Mitchell with Maddy Wyatt, Scott Davis, Shaleah Adkisson, Angelica Allen, Phil Pickens, Alfonso Velez, Halle Petro & The Jilt, Akie Bermiss, Starr Busby, Emily Kron, John Brodeur, Bryan Dunn, David Paarlberg, Abby Ahmad, Bridget Barkan, Amy Rivard, Sean Cronin, Molly Mastrangelo, Jeff Litman, Julian Fleischer, Dillon Kondor and more – C’mon Everybody – 8pm

Aug. 26 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Aug. 26 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 27 – The JacksThe Way Station – 9pm

Aug. 28 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 28 – Arum RaeMercury Lounge – Midnight

Aug. 29 – The Commander Cody BandJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Aug. 29 – James Maddock and FriendsRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Canceled! Aug. 29 – Mieka PauleySidewalk Cafe – 8:30pm

Aug. 29 – Fife & DromArlene’s Grocery – 10pm

Aug. 30 – Mieka PauleyLIC Bar – 6pm

Aug. 30 –The Field of Stars presents Homeboy Steve, Monica Passin, Drina Seay, Eddie Kunze, Eric Seftel – Treehouse at 2A – 8:30pm

Aug. 31 – Leslie MendelsonRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Aug. 31 – Jim Campilongo, Luca Benedetti, Roy WilliamsRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

September and Beyond

Sept. 3 – Courtney Lee Adams Jr.The Rock Shop – 7:30pm

Sept. 3 – Drina Seay with Homeboy SteveSilvana – 8pm

Sept. 4 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Sept. 6 – Kevin Gordon TrioRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Sept. 8 – Freddie Stevenson (Record Release Show) – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Sept. 10 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Sept. 12 – Bryan DunnRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Sept. 14 – Heartless BastardsMusic Hall of Williamsburg – 9pm

Sept. 14 – Interrobang (with Zach Jones, Chris Kuffner, Martin Rivas)Rockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Sept. 18 – The Humdrums – Hank’s Saloon – Midnight

Sept. 19 – Kristin DiableMadison Square Park – 3pm

Sept. 19 – Rebecca Loebe, BettysooRockwood Stage 3 – 6:30pm

Sept. 20 – Kristin DiableKnitting Factory – show 8pm

Sept. 23 – Joy AskewRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

Sept. 25 – The Kennedys: A Tale of Two CitiesRockwood Stage 3 – 7:30pm

Sept. 30 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Oct. 3 – Richard LloydThe Bell House – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Oct. 12 – Chuck Prophet, Robbie FulksCity Winery – doors 6pm/ show 8pm

Oct. 22 – Israel NashMercury Lounge – 8pm

Oct. 30 – Richard LloydThe Bowery Electric – show 8pm


Today and Tonight: Wall to Wall Cash at Symphony Space

April 25, 2015

Johnny Cash  Wall Mural

Here’s something that’s worth your while, will no doubt fit in your schedule and is absolutely free.  Wall to Wall Cash is a celebration of the music of Johnny Cash.  It’s happening at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side, runs from 4 to 11 pm, has a cast of dozens and is absolutely free (but on a first come, first served basis).

This event is split into two parts.  The first, Love and Death, will run from 4 to 7:30pm, feature Johnny Cash’s songs on those topics (Ring of Fire, Sunday Morning Coming Down, Delia’s Gone, Ain’t No Grave and more) and feature the following performers: Dayna Kurtz, Morgan O’Kane, Eric Mingus, Janine Nichols, Jason Walker, Morley, Marc Anthony Thompson, Balthrop Alabama, Sam Cohen, Marika Hughes, Plume Giant, Aja Monet, Nation Beat, LAVA and Mamie Minch.

Part 2 continues  at 7:30pm and will run until 11pm.  It’s titled Prison and The Man in Grass and features songs focused on bad deed and hard times.  This segement includes a full set from the live album At Folsom Prison, by Superhuman Hapiness, as well as bluegrass Cash and will also feature Morgan O’Kane, Marika Hughes, Parsonsfield, Howard Fishman, Alison Brown, Bruce Molsky, Michael Daves and Kat Edmonson.

Wall to Wall Cash, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway between West 94th and West 95th Streets (1, 2 or 3 Trains to 96th Street), 4-11pm, Free


Advance Planning: April 2015 Music Calendar Update (Added 4/23)

April 23, 2015

More shows during the rest of this month.

Apr. 25 – Wall to Wall Cash, a celebration of Johnny Cash, Part 1, Love & Death, with Dayna Kurtz, Morgan O’Kane, Eric Mingus, Janine Nichols, Jason Walker, Morley, Marc Anthony Thompson, Balthrop Alabama, Sam Cohen, Marika Hughes, Plume Giant, Aja Monet, Nation Beat, LAVA, Mamie Minch – Symphony Space – 4-7:30pm

Apr. 25 – Wall to Wall Cash, a celebration of Johnny Cash, Part 2, Prison & The Man in Grass, with Morgan O’Kane, Marika Hughes, Parsonsfield, Howard Fishman, Alison Brown, Bruce Molsky, Michael Daves, Kat Edmonson – Symphony Space – 7:30-11pm

Apr. 26 – Leslie Mendelson with Jon Graboff and Keith Christopher performing songs by Randy Newman – 11th Street Bar – 9pm

Apr. 27 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Stage 2 –  10:30pm

Apr. 27 – Rich Hinman – Rockwood Stage 2 –  11:45pm

Apr. 29 – Pete SinjinRockwood Music Hall – 8pm


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