Tonight: Freddie Stevenson at The Rockwood Music Hall and Julia Haltigan at The 11th Street Bar

May 29, 2012

Tuesday night brings two back to back residencies which will continue for some time to come.  Freddie Stevenson will be playing at The Rockwood Music Hall and Julia Haltigan plays the 11th Street Bar.

Originally from Edinborough, Freddie Stevenson has been playing midnight Sundays at The Rockwood Music Hall for a while. Tonight Freddie continues his new residency at The Rockwood at the much earlier hour of 9pm.

Freddie’s original music has a little bit of everything in it including folk and English music hall, and he’s an engaging performer. The picture on the left shows Freddie with his band (he’s 3rd from the left).  Freddie has a new band who will join him tonight.  If you’d like a taste of what’s in store for you just check out this video of Baby I Own This Town from last week’s show.

Once Freddie has finished his set, get over to The 11th Street Bar (11th St. & Avenue A) by jumping into a cab or taking the M15 bus (and walking a block) to catch Julia Haltigan playing with her band on her home turf. Julia sings, plays guitar and leads a large band through material that 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.

Freddie Stevenson, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)

Julia Haltigan, 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), 10PM, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)


Tonight: Freddie Stevenson at The Rockwood Music Hall and Julia Haltigan at The 11th Street Bar

May 15, 2012

After having been on tour together through the South for the past few weeks, Freddie Stevenson and Julia Haltigan resume playing here in New York City tonight, albeit separately.

Originally from Edinborough, Freddie Stevenson has been playing midnight Sundays at The Rockwood Music Hall, along with his band, The Midnight Crisis, for a while. Tonight Freddie starts a new residency at The Rockwood, this one on Tuesdays at the much earlier hour of 9pm.

Freddie’s original music has a little bit of everything in it including folk and English music hall, and he’s an engaging performer. The picture on the left shows Freddie with his band The Midnight Crisis.  I’m not sure whether Freddie will be playing solo or with the Crisis tonight.

Once Freddie has finished his set, get over to The 11th Street Bar (11th St. & Avenue A) by jumping into a cab or taking the M15 bus (and walking a block) to catch Julia Haltigan playing with her band on her home turf. Julia sings, plays guitar and leads a large band through material that 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.

Freddie Stevenson and the Midnight Crisis, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)

Julia Haltigan, 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), 10PM, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)


Music Video: Freddie Stevenson and The Midnight Crisis – Unsatisfied

November 29, 2011

Shows on Sunday nights are traditionally a bit sparsely attended.  But the release show at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 for The City Is King (pictured on the left), the new CD from Freddie Stevenson and The Midnight Crisis, was jammed packed and even had a party feel to it.  There were also plenty of musicians in the audience and from time to time some of them would join the band for a song or two.

One of the high points of the two hour show was this number, Unsatisfied.  Playing on this song you’ll find Freddie Stevenson (vocals), David Luther (sax), Oli Rockberger (piano), John Jackson (mandolin), Irakli Gaprindashvili (acoutic guitar), James Maddock (electric guitar), David Immergluck (electric guitar), Julia Haltigan (vocals) and Rob Heath (drums).  Somewhat paradoxically, I find this number to be quite satisfying.


Tonight: Freddie Stevenson Record Release Show at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

November 27, 2011

Originally from England, Freddie Stevenson has been playing midnight Sundays at The Rockwood Music Hall, along with his band, The Midnight Crisis, for a while now.  His original music has a little bit of everything in it including folk and English music hall, and he’s an engaging performer. The picture above was taken at The Brooklyn Independent Music Fest a few months back where Freddie and the band just blew the audience away.

Tonight, Freddie releases a new CD and moves over to the bigger Stage 2.  And the show is at the more reasonable hour of 10pm.

Freddie Stevenson and the Midnight Crisis, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)


Tonight: CMJ Is Over, But You Still Have Much To Choose

October 23, 2011

CMJ 2011 is now in the history books, but tonight still yields a number of interesting choices.  The Spin Doctors and James Maddock will reprise the show from two weeks ago, this time in Williamsburg at Brooklyn Bowl.  On the Lower East Side, Adam Levy continues his Sunday night residency, tonight joined by Julia Haltigan.  Over at The Living Room, you’ll find The Silos and Spottiswoode and His Enemies playing the fourth of their five October Sunday shows.  Tonight Spottiswoode has promised us a Jazz set.  Of course, you’ll get rock from The Silos.  If you don’t mind staying out late on a school night, you can wander back to The Rockwood by midnight to catch Freddie Stevenson and The Midnight Crisis play another late night Sunday show.

Spin Doctors performing “Pocket Full Of Kryptonite” with James Maddock opening- Brooklyn Bowl – doors 7pm / show 9pm

Adam Levy with Julia HaltiganRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

The SilosLiving Room – 8pm

Spottiswoode and His Enemies (Jazz set) – Living Room  – 9pm

Freddie Stevenson and The Midnight CrisisRockwood Music Hall – Midnight


Tonight: With Six Shows to Choose From, Not Your Usual Quiet Sunday

October 16, 2011

Sunday night is usually a night without much going on as people generally stay home.  But tonight is far from that.  There are six shows which merit attention.  You can choose between the alt country/country/Americana double bill of Jay Farrar and Laura Cantrel, the multi-genre talents of Adam Levy, the atmospheric songs of Megan Reilly, rock from  The Silos, a two hour acoustic in the round show with singer-songwriters Spottiswoode, Kenny White and Amy Correia, and the latest in the perpetual Sunday at midnight residency of Freddie Stevenson and The Midnight Crisis.

Jay Farrar, Laura CantrellCity Winery – doors 5pm / show 8pm – limited seating left, buy your tickets on line to avoid disappointment, $22-28

Adam LevyRockwood Music Hall – 8pm – No Cover

Megan ReillyZebulon – Time TBD, check with club – No Cover

The SilosLiving Room – 8pm – No Cover

Spottiswoode with Kenny White and Amy CorreiaLiving Room – 9pm – $12

Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – Midnight – No Cover


Photo Recap: Brooklyn Indie Music Fest Day 3 (Sunday)

September 19, 2011

With the lighting problem on the big stage at  The Brooklyn Indie Music Fest mostly solved (it reoccurred once or twice and then was fixed) I was able to take photos of most of the acts there.  The lighting was problematic on the smaller stage after the sun went in, though. In any event, here are photos of 18 bands that played on Sunday.

Jordana De Lovely

Chris Q.Murphy

Aaron Comess

Thatch Williams

Many more photos of Sunday at The Brooklyn Indie Music Fest after the jump Read the rest of this entry »


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