July 8, 2014
Last night at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 was one of those times when there were more musicians in the audience than on stage. In the audience for Elizabeth and The Catapult were all four members of Mosco Rosco (formerly Harper Blynn), Jim Keller, James Maddock and Kevn Kinney.
Puss n Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) are getting ready for the release of their album No Fools, No Fun next week. Yesterday they visited WNYC-FM and recorded a three song live appearance for Soundcheck. Although that show is scheduled to be broadcast this coming Thursday, you can hear it on the Net right now by clicking here. I’ve also had a report from a reliable source that the band has similarly recorded a live appearance for WFUV.
Amy Speace is now in the studio in Nashville recording her next album. Joining her on this project are Will Kimbrough, Carl Broemel, Danny Mitchell, Eamon McLoughlin and Dean Marold, and maybe others as well.
April 14, 2014
The Name Game: There have been a number of musician and band name changes recently. As I noted yesterday, Israel Nash Gripka is now just Israel Nash (that’s a picture of him taken at last night’s short but wonderful set at Brooklyn Bowl). Sydney Wayser is now performing under the name Clara-Nova and Harper Blynn has become Mosco Rosco. As the song Istanbul (Not Constantinople) goes “Why’d they change it? I can’t say.”
Records in the works: Leslie Mendelson is currently recording a new album in the UK with Glyn Johns producing. Secret Someones just finished tracking their first full length record. And Misty Boyce is in the midst of a Pledge Music drive to raise the money to finish the record she has been putting together since late last year.
J&R Gone: As you’ve probably read by now, J&R, formerly J&R Music World Computer World closed its doors for good last Wednesday, April 9th.
Last Minute Changes to tonight’s shows: Jim Campilongo‘s show at The Rockwood Music Hall has been canceled. Tony Scherr‘s show there will consist of Tony, Tony’s brother Pete and Anton Fier.
December 8, 2013
It’s been a while since The Mastersons‘ last record, Birds Fly South was released. So Chris and Eleanor are recording a new record in Los Angeles. They have already been joined by Greg Leisz on pedal steel and Harper Blynn on vocals. Jim Scott is producing, editing and mixing this one.
If you follow Now I’ve Heard Everything regularly, you know that Charlene McPherson and Mo Goldner of Spanking Charlene will step away from that band from time to time to perform as a voice and acoustic guitar duo, The Sad Bastards of Brooklyn. The first SBB album (that’s it pictured above) will be released on January 21, 2014 and there will be a Sad Bastards of Brooklyn album release show at The Sidewalk Cafe on January 24th.
Rough Trade, the new record store and music venue, stopped their live shows after last weekend’s performances by Television. There were noise complaints from the neighbors and Rough Trade trade is undertaking sound proofing work to fix that problem. Most of shows scheduled there for the rest of December have been canceled or moved to another venue.
October 13, 2013
Harper Blynn opened for Sara Bareilles this past week at Radio City Music Hall, and has been opening for her on much of Sara’s current tour. Here’s a video taken several weeks ago in Tulsa when Pete Harper and J. Blynn joined Sara to cover this Bon Iver song. Sounds pretty good to me.
October 5, 2013
Longtime Now I’ve Heard Everything favorites Harper Blynn have been working on a new album for a while now. Although it probably won’t be released until 2014, we now have a video, and a lyric video at that, of a song from that forthcoming album. The new song is simply titled Go. Harper Blynn will be in town this Wednesday, opening for Sara Bareilles at Radio City Music Hall.
August 19, 2013
Aug. 21 – Aly Tadros – Joe’s Pub – 9:30pm
Sept. 28 – Jessie Kilguss – The Rock Shop – 8pm
Oct. 4 – Harper Blynn – Knitting Factory – doors 7pm / show 8pm
Corrected Date: Nov. 15 – James Maddock – The Cutting Room – doors 6:30pm / show 8:00pm
August 16, 2013
Long time Now I’ve Heard Everything faves Harper Blynn announced via Facebook this morning that they will be playing Radio City Music Hall on October 9, as the opener for Sara Bareilles. Tickets for this show will go on sale via Chase Preferred on August 19th, to Sara Barreiles Fan Club members on August 21st and to the general public on August 23rd. You can still grab some tickets to see the band at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 next Wednesday, August 21.