September 19, 2014
I first saw Drina Seay (pronounced Sea) at the late, lamented Banjo Jim’s a few years back, mostly singing wonderful harmonies with the likes of Li’l Mo and The Monicats. Drina has been playing and singing her own Americana and alt country songs for a while now. Tonight you’ll find Drina, backed up by Li’l Mo, Homeboy Steve and Eric Seftel at The Way Station, that friendly Dr. Who themed bar in Prospect Heights. Drina goes on at 9pm. If you’ve never either see Drina or The Way Station remedy that oversight in your life tonight.
Drina Seay, The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue (2 or 3 Train to Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum or C Train to Clinton – Washington), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
September 16, 2014
Rosie Flores is in town tonight at The Knitting Factory. If you’ve ever heard Rosie, you’ll be there. If you are unfamiliar with her, here’s the pertinent info; Rosie is based in Austin, a town where rock, Americana and alt country all seem to blend together. Rosie herself plays country/alt country/electric blues/rock n roll and rockabilly in a style that can sometimes even call to mind Stevie Ray Vaughan. Although no stranger to New York (the photo above was taken when she dropped in on Li’l Mo and The Monicats on night a few years back), Rosie is not here often enough. So take this opportunity to see her.
Rosie Flores, The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue at Havemeyer Street, Williamsburg (G Train to Metropolitan Avenue or L Train to Lorimer Street), $15, doors 8pm / show 8:30pm
August 17, 2014
I first saw Drina Seay (pronounced Sea) at the late, lamented Banjo Jim’s a few years back, mostly singing wonderful harmonies with the likes of Li’l Mo and The Monicats. Drina has been playing and singing her own material (which consists of Americana and alt country) for a while now. Tonight you’ll find Drina, backed up by Li’l Mo and Homeboy Steve at the intimate and cozy Treehouse at 2A. Drina goes on at 9pm, but the seats at The Treehouse go quickly so getting there earlier would not be a bad idea.
Drina Seay, Treehouse at 2A, 25 Avenue A at 2nd Street (F Train to Delancey Street or 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit, but note that the uptown F is not stopping at these stations), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)
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
July 7, 2014
For whatever reason, this week is the strongest, most consistent week I’ve seen in the last year. If you want to see a show, this is the week to do it. There is literally something for everyone. So to give you a head start, here’s what this week looks like.
Update: Things change and there are a number of changes made to the Thursday through Sunday entries.
Elizabeth and The Catapult – Rockwood Stage 2 – 8:30pm
Jim Campilongo Trio with Hagar Ben Ari, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm
So Brown – Rockwood Music Hall – 7pm
Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets (Requests Show) – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm
Nick Africano – Rockwood Music Hall – 11pm
John Fullbright – Madison Square Park – 7pm
The Summer of Nuggets: Nuggets 40th Anniversary + 2 with Lenny Kaye, Tony Shanahan, Richard Barone, Nicole Atkins and Mike Doughty – City Winery – doors 6pm show 8pm
Jim Boggia, Benjamin Cartel – Spike Hill – show 8pm
Update: Single Release Party for Adventures in Bluesland – Sidewalk Cafe – 8:30pm
Sad Bastards of Brooklyn – Bowery Electric – 8pm
The Pretty Babies – Beast of Bourbon – 9pm
Update: Dirty Water Dogs – Radegast Hall – 6pm
Arum Rae – Brooklyn Night Bazaar – 7pm
Mancie – The Rock Shop – show 8pm
Dirty Water Dogs – Bar Chord – 9pm
Update: Li’l Mo and The Monicats – An Beal Bocht Cafe – 9pm
Update: July 13 – Elizabeth and The Catapult – Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm
Update: Laura Cantrell with Mark Spencer – 11th Street Bar – 9pm
New Ponies – Skinny Dennis – 9pm