Tonight: Arum Rae at The Rockwood Music Hall

February 6, 2014

Arum Rae

Arum Rae is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil WarsJohn Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills).  She tried living in New York City recently, but decided that Austin was more to her liking and returned there.  I’ve seen Arum play several shows recently and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.

Arum Rae, The Rockwood Music Hall, 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: Arum Rae at Glasslands

May 12, 2013

Arum Rae

Arum Rae is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil WarsJohn Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills).  She tried living in New York City recently, but decided that Austin was more to her liking and returned there.  So tonight’s show is our last chance to see Arum for a while.  I’ve seen Arum play several shows recently and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.  She is headlining a bill that includes Wyatt and Diane Birch.

Arum Rae, Glasslands, 289 Kent Avenue between South 1st and South 2nd Streets (L Train to Bedford Avenue, G Train to Metropolitan Avenue (but note that the G Train is on a limited and curtailed schedule) or J Train to Marcy Avenue), show 8:30pm, $10


Tonight: Ana Egge at The Rockwood Music Hall, Arum Rae at The 11th Street Bar and The Strummerville Benefit at The Bowery Electric

January 29, 2013

Choices LargeIf you looked at the January music calendar,  you have noticed that there are a bunch of sold out shows over the next few days.  However, there are some good shows which are still available to you, particualrly tonight.

Over at The Rockwood Music HallAna Egge and The Ohiomen will take the stage at 8pm.  You can expect to hear songs from Ana’s last album, which was produced by Steve Earle, in the set set of Americana roots rock.

A bit further uptown at The 11th Street Bar, Arum Rae will play between 9 and 11pm.  Recently moved to NYC, Arum is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil WarsJohn Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills).  I’ve seen Arum play several shows recently and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.

Finally, at 11pm, over at The Bowery Electric, the late show (the early show is sold out) of  Strummerville, a benefit concert to celebrate the life and music of Joe Strummer and The Clash begins.  The house band for the show will feature Todd Youth, Tad Kubler, Sam Hopkins, Michael Wildwood, Randy Schrager, Catherine Popper and Derek Cruz, with performances by Ivan Julian, Brian Fallon, H.R., Jesse Malin, Joseph Arthur, Willie Nile, Jeffrey Gaines, Shannon Funchess, Matthew Ryan, Michelle Casillas, Walter Lure, So So Glos, Vanessa Bley, Felice Rosser, Jasno Swarez, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Leo Mintek, Jack Ridley III, The Young Things, Mick Stitch, Mike Montali, Jenny Jenny and a spoken word performance by Bob Gruen.

This show will benefit Strummerville, a charity set up by the friends and family of Joe Strummer in the year after his death, which offers support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who would not normally have access to them.

Ana Egge, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)

Arum Rae, 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 band is highly recommended)

Strummervile, The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery between 2nd and 3rd Streets (6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place, F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 2nd Avenue exit), 11pm, $30


Tonight: Ana Egge and Freddie Stevenson at The Rockwood Music Hall and Arum Rae at The 11th Street Bar

January 22, 2013

Choices Large

Tonight you can see one, two or perhaps even all three of the fine shows listed below.  Over at The Rockwood Music HallAna Egge and The Ohiomen will take the stage at 8pm.  You can expect to hear songs from Ana’s last album, which was produced by Steve Earle, in the set set of Americana roots rock.

After Ana, Freddie Stevenson will take over the stage at The Rockwood at 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. 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 a recent show.

A bit further uptown at The 11th Street Bar, Arum Rae will play between 9 and 11pm.  Recently moved to NYC, Arum is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil WarsJohn Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills).  I’ve seen Arum play two shows recently and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.

Although tonight presents some difficult choices, whatever show or shows you choose will be good.

Ana Egge (8pm), Freddie Stevenson (9pm), Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), No Cover (but a contribution for each bands is highly recommended)

Arum Rae, 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 band is highly recommended)


Tonight: Spend the Night at The Rockwood Music Hall with Bryan Dunn, Freddie Stevenson, Melody Kills and Full Vinyl

June 12, 2012

Tonight The Rockwood Music Hall has four good shows.  So why not just get there early, stay late and see some wonderful music?  Bryan Dunn is up first at 8pm.  You will hear songs from Bryan’s new album, Sweetheart of the Music Hall, whose title track is a tribute to The Rockwood.  Then at 9pm, Freddie Stevenson will play another in his series of Tuesday night shows.  Tonight Freddie will have his band with him, so prepare to rock out to literate tunes detailing life and love in 21st century New York City.

At 9:30pm, Leslie Mendelson and Steve McEwan a/k/a Melody Kills will take the stage at The Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 2.  That of course presents a dilemma: leave Freddie Stevenson early or join Melody Kills late?  Whatever you do, just be sure you are back at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 at 11:30pm when Full Vinyl, the monthly compendium of cover songs organized by Tony Miceli and played by a rotating cast of Rockwood-based musicians will present 90’s Rock.

Bryan Dunn (8pm), Freddie Stevenson (9pm), Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), No Cover (but a contribution for each band is highly recommended)

Melody Kills (9:30pm), Full Vinyl Vol. 6: 90s Rock (11:30pm), Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), No Cover (but a contribution for each band is highly recommended)


Advance Planning: June 2012 Music Calendar

May 31, 2012

Here’s the June calendar, which, as always, is a work in progress.  The outdoor festivals start to kick in this month too.  And I haven’t forgotten Make Music NYC on June 21: I’ll just deal with that separately as we get closer to it happening.

June 1 – Sasha DobsonThe Stone – 8pm

June 1 – Bess RogersRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

June 2 – Jim’s Big Ego (record release show) – The Living Room – 8pm

June 2 – Richard JulianRockwood Music Hall – 9pm-11pm

June 3 – Matt KeatingRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 4 – Uncle LuciusRodeo Bar – 9pm

June 4 – Tony Scherr TrioThe Living Room – 9pm

June 4 – Jim Campilongo Electric TrioThe Living Room – 10pm

June 5 – Jimmy CliffCelebrate Brooklyn – Prospect Park Bandshell – 8pm

June 5 – The Brooklyn Scramble with David Heatley, Amanda Thorpe, Alice BierhorstFreddy’s Bar – 8pm

June 5 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 5 – Kelli ScarrJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

June 5 – Jimmy and Immy (James Maddock and Dave Immergluck) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

June 5 – Julia Haltigan11th Street Bar - 10pm

June 7 – Martin Rivas (Record Release Show) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

June 8 – Harper BlynnMercury Lounge – 8pm

June 8 – NickCasey – The Living Room – 10pm

June 8 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Stage 2 -11:30pm

June 9 – Kinky FriedmanHighline Ballroom – doors 5:30pm / show 6:30pm

June 9 – Hannah CohenPete’s Candy Store – 7pm

June 9 – Deni BonetThe Living Room – 9pm

June 9 – (is)boy (Misty Boyce and band) – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 12:30am

June 11 – Robbie Fulks with Don Stiernberg – The Living Room – 8pm

June 11 – James Levy and The Blood Red Rose – Rockwood Stage 2 – 9:30pm

June 11 – Jim Campilongo Electric TrioThe Living Room – 10pm

June 12 – Robbie Fulks with Don Stiernberg – Barbes – 8pm

June 12 – Bryan DunnRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

June 12 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 12 – Melody KillsRockwood Stage 2 – 9:30pm

Canceled: June 12 – Julia Haltigan11th Street Bar - 10pm

June 12 – Full Vinyl Vol. 6: 90s Rock – Rockwood Stage 2 -11:30pm

June 13 – My Pet DragonRockwood Stage 2 – 10:30pm

June 14 – Laura Marling, Michael Kiwanuka and Willy MasonCelebrate Brooklyn – Prospect Park Bandshell – 7pm

June 15 – The dBsLe Poisson Rouge – doors 6:30pm

June 15 – Laura CantrellJalopy – 10pm

June 15 – Li’l Mo and The MonicatsTwo Boots Brooklyn – 10pm

June 16 – Dawes and Kurt Vile and The ViolatorsSummerstage  – Central Park – 7pm

June 16 – Hannah CohenBarbes – 7pm

June 16 – Lydia Loveless – Mercury Lounge – 11pm

June 17 – Erez and The EndRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 18 – Joy AskewKlimat – 9pm

June 18 – Misty Boyce (solo) -Klimat – 10pm

June 18 – David Olney (10:30pm) , Ana Egge (11pm), John Fullbright (11:30pm), Garland Jeffreys (Midnight) – New Music Seminar – Living Room

June 19 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Canceled: June 19 – Julia Haltigan11th Street Bar - 10pm

June 20 – Joe WhyteRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

June 20 – Megan ReillyRodeo Bar – 9pm

June 20 – Rosie Flores –  New Music Seminar – Living Room – 11:15pm

June 21 – Radio Free Song Club -The Living Room – 6-8pm

June 21 – Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3The Bowery Electric – show 7pm

June 21 –  Marshall Crenshaw – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 21 – Eli “Paperboy” Reed with Lily and The Parlour TricksThe Bell House – doors 7:30pm / show 8:30 pm

June 21 – Aaron Lee TasjanRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 23 – Julia Haltigan – Kathryn’s House Concert (East Village) RSVP to Kathryn_Space@yahoo.com – 7pm

June 23 – Misty Boyce (solo) – Googies Lounge (upstairs at The Living Room) – 7:30pm

June 23 – Sasha DobsonPete’s Candy Store – 8pm

June 23 – Rosie FloresRodeo Bar – 10:45pm

June 24 – Martha Wainwright – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 24 – Rosie FloresThe Rock Shop – show 8pm

June 24 – The Field of Stars with Teri Joyce, Johnny Jake, Rebecca Turner and Monica Passin (Li’l Mo) – Treehouse at 2A (Upstairs) – 9pm

June 24 – Alana Amram and The Rough GemsGlasslands – 9pm

June 25 – Adam LevyRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

June 25 – Jim Campilongo Electric TrioThe Living Room – 10pm

June 26 – Suzanne VegaRiver to River Festival - Rockefeller Park – 7pm

June 26 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 26 – Julia Haltigan11th Street Bar - 10pm

June 29 – Dayna KurtzCelebrate Brooklyn – Prospect Park Bandshell – 7pm

June 29 – Misty BoyceZirZamin – 8pm

June 29 – Demolition String BandRodeo Bar – 10:45pm

June 29 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

June 30 – Garland JeffreysStuyvesant Town Oval – show 3pm

Update: June 30 – Spanking CharleneDing Dong Lounge – 10pm

Advance Sale

July 5 – Craig Finn and The Baseball Project – CBGB Festival – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 7:30pm

July 7 - Sasha DobsonUnion Hall – doors 8pm

July 12 – Jimmy and Immy (James Maddock and Dave Immergluck) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

July 15 – Blitzen TrapperThe Music Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm/ show 9pm

July 25 – Martha Wainwright – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

July 26 –  Marshall Crenshaw – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Aug. 3 – My Pet DragonCity Winery – Time TBA

Aug. 9 – BoDeans and Sarah Borges – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Aug. 9 – Kelli Scarr and Alana Amram with Jim CampilongoLe Poisson Rouge – doors 6:30pm / show 7:30pm

Aug. 15 – Martha Wainwright – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Sept. 8 – James Maddock -Rockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

Sept. 9 – James Maddock -Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm


Tonight: Choose One, Two or Three Shows (with Freebie)

May 24, 2012

The way things work tonight, you can attend up to three of these good shows.  You can head over to Joe’s Pub early and see Willie Nile, a rocker with a killer band, and who is the closest thing to a New York City poet laureate.  After Willie finishes his show, you can stay at Joe’s Pub and catch Sydney Wayser‘s 9:30pm show.  Sydney will feature songs from her new album, Bell Choir Coast, which takes her sound in a more indie rock direction.

At 9pm, Melody Kills will bring their literate adult pop songs to the stage at The Rockwood Music Hall.  And at 10pm, the garage/punk trio Mancie will play a record release show for their new single, Only the Wanted, at Arlene’s Grocery.   You can stream and download that song for free right here:

Take advantage of the shows around tonight, because the pickings get much slimmer during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Willie Nile, Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and E. 4th Street (R Train to 8th Street, 6 Train to Astor Place, B, D or F Trains to Broadway-Lafayette), 7pm, $25

Melody Kills, 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)

Sydney Wayser, Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and E. 4th Street (R Train to 8th Street, 6 Train to Astor Place, B, D or F Trains to Broadway-Lafayette), 9:30pm, $12

Mancie, Arlene’s Grocery,  95 Stanton Street (F  Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10 pm, $8.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 127 other followers

%d bloggers like this: