Music Video: Lissie – Further Away (Romance Police)

April 18, 2014

Lissie Further Away Conan

Over the past few years I’ve heard a bit of Fleetwood Mac influence in a number of songs.  That influence is very much present in this song by Lissie, a musician based in California.  Here is Lissie and her band live on Conan with Further Away (Romance Police).  And a tip of the hat to Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Misty Boyce for bringing this artist and video to my attention.


News and Notes

April 14, 2014

Israel Nash Brooklyn Bowl 4-13-14

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.”

Leslie Mendelson Glyn Johns 2014

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.

JandR logo 300J&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.

Tony Scherr

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.


Tonight: Aaron Lee Tasjan and Misty Boyce at The Rockwood Music Hall

March 26, 2014

Aaron Lee Tasjan

Aaron Lee Tasjan is back in town from East Nashville where he moved last year.  Aaron will be playing the release show for Crooked River Burning, his album released yesterday by Rockwood Music Hall Recordings.  Aaron has been on the road lately, playing with such guitar greats as Chuck Prophet and Steve Wynn.  I’m sure tonight’s show, which Aaron will be playing with a  band at Rockwood Stage 2, will be a barn burner.

Misty Boyce Rockwood May 2013 2 crop

Once Aaron is finished, just head through the curtain next to the stage and walk through the short hallway.  You’ll then find yourself in Rockwood Stage 3.  Once you’ve paid the person at the head of the stairs, head downstairs.  There you’ll find singer-songwriter Misty Boyce, playing in trio formation.  Misty had a wonderful EP last year, Tough Love, and is currently working on, and has a Pledge Music campaign going on for, a new full length record, The Life.  Opening for Misty (as well as backing her up) will be fellow New Mexico musician Tiffany Christopher.

Aaron Lee Tasjan, Rockwood Stage 2, 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)

Misty Boyce, (Tiffany Christopher opens), Rockwood Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9:45pm, $10 with a $10 drink minimum.


Advance Planning: March 2014 Music Calendar

February 24, 2014

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March starts this coming Saturday, so for all you advance planners out there, here is the Now I’ve Heard Everything Music Calendar for March, 2104.  Listings on the calendar 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, I’ll list that and so note it.  On March 10th, NIHE will travel down to Austin for our yearly sojourn at the SXSW music conference and festival.  As usual, this calendar will be updated during the month, although updates will probably cease during the festivities in Texas.

Latest Update: March 22

Mar. 1 – The HumdrumsRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Mar. 2 – Dear GeorgianaRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Mar. 2 – Lenny Kaye, Emily Duff, Dave Foster, Paul Foglino, Fausto and Charisse, Dan Dubelman, Lianne Smith, Tom Shad and more – The Treehouse at 2A – 9pm

Mar. 2 – Rony’s Insomnia -Pianos – 10pm

Mar. 3 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Mar. 3 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall - 10pm

Mar. 5 – Chip TaylorThe Cutting Room – doors 6:30pm / show 8pm

Mar. 6 – Sonya KitchellRockwood Stage 3 – 9:30pm

Mar. 6 – Jeremiah Birnbaum and FriendsRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Mar. 7 – Exile on Myrtle Avenue: Tribute to The Rolling Stones hosted by Elena and Boo of The Demolition String Band, with Lianne Smith, Mary Lee Kortes, String Bean Blues, Charlene McPhearson, Nate Schweber and more – Beast of Bourbon – 9pm

Mar. 8 – Pin Ups – Ding Dong Lounge – 11pm

Mar. 9 – Jim Campilongo and Honeyfingers55 Bar – 6pm

Mar. 9 – Michaela AnneSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 10 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Mar. 10 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Mar. 11 – Bucky HayesRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Mar. 11 – Michaela AnneHill Country Brooklyn – 8pm

Mar. 12 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 13 – The LookingRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Mar. 13 – Freedy Johnston with James Mastro and Steve GouldingBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

Mar. 13 – The AmygdaloidsBowery Electric – 9:45pm

Mar. 14 – Chris CubetaRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Mar. 14 – Li’l Mo and The MonicatsSunny’s – 10pm

Mar. 14 – Fife & Drom (Record Release Show) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10:30pm

Mar. 15 - Dirty Water DogsRadegast Hall – 3pm

Mar. 15 – HoundmouthMusic Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Mar. 15 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Mar. 16 – Dan BernRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Mar. 16 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 17 – PoundcakeCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Mar. 17 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Mar. 17 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Mar. 17 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight

Mar. 18 – Spanking CharleneBowery Electric – show 7pm

Mar. 18 – Rosanne CashTown Hall – doors 7:30pm / show 8pm

Mar. 18 – Karlie BruceThe Way Station – 10pm

Mar. 20 – Keren AnnCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Mar. 20 – Mary LamontHill Country Brooklyn – 8pm

Mar. 22 – Eli “Paperboy” ReedStudio at Webster Hall – doors 7pm/ show 8pm

Mar. 23 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 4pm

Mar. 23 – Trouser Press 40th Anniversary Celebration with The Planets, Sic F*cks, Pin Ups – Bowery Electric – 7:30pm

Mar. 23 – WilderlandsPete’s Candy Store – 10pm

Mar. 24 – John Fullbright, Kristin DiableRockwood Stage 2 – 7:15pm

Mar. 24 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Mar. 24 – Sonya KitchellRockwood Stage 3 – 9:45pm

Mar. 24 – Mikal EvansCameo Gallery – 10pm

Mar. 24 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Mar. 25 – Aly TadrosRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Mar. 25 – Alana Amram and The Rough GemsKnitting Factory – doors 7:30pm / show 8pm

Canceled! Mar. 26 – Ivan and AlyoshaKnitting Factory – doors 7:30pm / show 8pm

 

Mar. 26 – Aaron Lee Tasjan (Record Release) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Mar. 26 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 26 – Misty BoyceRockwood Stage 3 – 9:45pm

Mar. 27 - Chris MorrisseyRockwood Stage 3 – 9:30pm

Mar. 28 – Garland JeffreysHighline Ballroom – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Mar. 29 - Dirty Water DogsRadegast Hall – 2pm

Canceled! Mar. 29 – Drina Seay and Homeboy StevePianos (Upstairs) – 6pm

 

Mar. 29 – New Ponies – Skinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 30 – Jay StolarHighline Ballroom – doors 7pm / show 8pm

Mar. 30 – Michaela AnneSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Update: Mar. 30 – Lisa Lowell, Sherryl Marshall, Amy Madden and Monica “Li’l Mo” PassinTreehouse at 2A

Mar. 31 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Mar. 31 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

April and Beyond

Apr. 2 – James Maddock (solo) – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Apr. 2 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Apr. 3 – The Losers Lounge Presents: Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly SimonJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Apr. 3 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Apr. 3 – Megan ReillyBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

Apr. 3 – Secret SomeonesKnitting Factory – 9pm

Apr. 3 – Jeff LitmanSpike Hill – 9pm

Apr. 4 – The Losers Lounge Presents: Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly SimonJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Apr. 4 – Benjamin Cartel  (Record Release Show) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Apr. 4 – MancieArlene’s Grocery – 9pm

Apr. 4 – The Losers Lounge Presents: Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly SimonJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Apr. 5 – The Losers Lounge Presents: Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly SimonJoe’s Pub – 6:30pm

Apr. 5 – The Losers Lounge Presents: Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly SimonJoe’s Pub – 9pm

Apr. 6 – Jim KellerRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Apr. 7 – Amy Speace featuring James Mastro – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Apr. 7 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Apr. 7 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Apr. 7 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Apr. 8 – Michaela Anne (Record Release) – Rockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Apr. 9 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Apr. 9 – Karlie BruceThe Way Station – 9pm

Apr. 10 – Aaron Lee TasjanRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

Apr. 16 – “Trouble in the Fields: The Songs of Nanci Griffith” a tribute by The KennedysRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Apr. 16 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Apr. 17 – Spottiswoode and His EnemiesJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Apr. 22 – Drina Seay and Homeboy StevePianos (Upstairs) – 8pm

Apr. 23 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Apr. 24 – Jim KellerBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

Apr. 26 – The Split Squad (featuring members of Blondie, The Plimsouls, The Fleshtones and The Baseball Project) – Bowery Electric – Time TBD

Apr. 28 – Joy AskewRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Apr. 29 – The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo)Bowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Apr. 30 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

May 1 – The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo)Music Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm / show 9pm

May 9 – Drivin’ N Cryin’Mercury Lounge – Midnight

May 16  Hayes Carll (solo) – The Bell House – doors 8pm / show 9pm

May 18 – Charlie FayeRockwood Stage 3 – 9:30pm

May 29 – Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 play Lou Reed – Bowery Electric – doors 7:00pm

May 24 – Jess KleinRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

May 28 – World PartyCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

May 29 – World PartyCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 3 – Old 97s and Lydia LovelessWebster Hall – doors 7pm / show 9pm

June 8 – Bruce Robison and Kelly WillisJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

June 22 – Drina SeayTreehouse at 2A – 9pm

July 29 – Conor Oberst with special guest DawesCentral Park Summerstage – doors 6pm / show 7pm


Advance Planning: February 2014 Music Calendar

January 27, 2014

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February starts this coming Saturday, so for all you advance planners out there, here is the Now I’ve Heard Everything Music Calendar for February, 2104.  Listings on the calendar 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, I’ll list that and so note it.  And as always, this calendar is a work in progress and will be updated from time to time during the month.

Latest Update: February 23

Feb. 1 – Elijah OceanRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Feb. 1 – Chris Cubeta and The Liars ClubSpike Hill – 10pm

Feb. 1 – Luke WesleyRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Feb. 3 – Elizabeth and the CatapultRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Feb. 3 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 4 – Jeremy MessersmithMercury Lounge – 8pm

Feb. 4 – David LutherThe Way Station – 10pm

Feb. 5 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 6 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 7pm

Feb. 6 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 6 – Phil Gammage -Manny’s on Second – 9:30pm

Feb. 6 – Arum RaeRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 7 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 7pm

Feb. 7 – Phil GammageBella Napoli - 9:15pm

Feb. 7 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Feb. 8 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 6:30pm

Feb. 8 – James MaddockThe Cutting Room – doors 6:30pm / show 7:30pm

Feb. 8 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 9pm

Feb. 8 – Fife & DromRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 8 – Li’l Mo and The MonicatsBeast of Bourbon – 9-11pm

Feb. 8 – Chris Cubeta and The Liars ClubSpike Hill – 11pm

Feb. 9 – Jim Keller BandRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Feb. 10 – Sheri Miller (Song Release Show)Rockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Feb. 10 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 10 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 10 – Elizabeth and the CatapultRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Feb. 11 – Kelli ScarrBowery Electric – show 7:30pm

Feb. 11 - Michaela AnneRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Feb. 11 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Feb. 12 – Jessie KilgussRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Feb. 12 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 12 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 13 – Nicole AtkinsBowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Feb. 13 – New Ponies – Skinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 13 – Charlene KayeRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Feb. 15 – Syd Straw‘s Heartwreck Show with WinterpillsThe Bell House – doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm

Feb. 16 – Eilen JewellCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Feb. 16 – Flowers & Wounds: A Celebration of Townes Van Zandt with Tom Shad, Dave Foster, Sarah Wise, Alexis Thomason, Stephanie Carlin, Pete Mancini, Matthew Davis, Courtney Lee Adams Jr., Tom Clark, Lizzie Edwards, Collin Couvillion, Rembert Block, Charles Roth, Brandy Burre, Baby Copperhead, Rich Feridun, Joanna Choy, Diego Britt – Treehouse at 2A – 9pm

Feb. 17 – Elizabeth & the Catapult, Jake KlarRockwood Stage 3 – 7:15pm

Feb. 17 – Karlie BruceThe Way Station – 9pm

Feb. 17 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 17 – Toshi Reagon‘s Pete Seeger Sing Along – Joe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Feb. 17 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 17 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight

Feb. 18 – Ana Egge BandHill Country Brooklyn – 8pm

Feb. 18 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Feb. 19 – Jahn Xavier and The BowerytonesArlene’s Grocery – 8pm

Feb. 19 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 20 – Jeff LitmanSpike Hill – 9pm

Feb. 20 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 20 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 21 – Demolition String BandBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

Feb. 22 - Dirty Water DogsRadegast Hall – 3pm

Feb. 22 – New Ponies – Skinny Dennis – 4pm

Feb. 22 – Freedy JohnstonRockwood Stage 3 – 9:30pm

Feb. 23 – The Big Bright – Fiona McBain, Glenn Patscha and Liz TormesRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Feb. 23 – Field of Stars with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Rachelle Garniez and Rhythm BoundTreehouse at 2A – 9pm

Feb. 24 – Elizabeth and the Catapult w/ Paul Brill- Rockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Feb. 24 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 24 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 25 – Adam Minkoff Presents: George Harrison Birthday Tribute – Rockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

Feb. 25 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Feb. 26 – Secret SomeonesMercury Lounge – 7pm

Feb. 26 – A Tribute to Lou Reed with Steve Wynn, Julie Kathryn, Billy Ryan, Danny MacKane, Finn Miller, Silbin Sandovar, Anthony Cekay and more – LIC Bar – 9pm

Feb. 26 - North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 26 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 27 – Benjamin Cartel Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Canceled: Feb. 27 – Drina Seay and Homeboy StevePianos (Upstairs) – 8pm

Update: Feb. 27 – Homeboy StevePianos (Upstairs) – 8pm

Feb. 27 – Mary Lee’s CorvetteBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

Feb. 27 – New Ponies – Skinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 28 – Henry WagonsJoe’s Pub – 7:30pm

Feb. 28 -  MancieSpike Hill – show 7:30pm

Feb. 28 – Demolition String BandRodeo Bar – 10:45pm

March and Beyond

Mar. 1 – The HumdrumsRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Mar. 2 – Dear GeorgianaRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Mar. 3 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Mar. 6 – Jeremiah Birnbaum and FriendsRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Mar. 9 – Michaela AnneSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 10 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Mar. 10 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Mar. 11 – Bucky HayesRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Mar. 11 – Michaela AnneHill Country Brooklyn – 8pm

Mar. 12 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 13 – James Maddock (Solo) – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Mar. 14 – Chris CubetaRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Mar. 14 – Fife & Drom (Record Release Show) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10:30pm

Mar. 15 – The DamnwellsRough Trade – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Mar. 15 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Mar. 16 – PoundcakeCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Mar. 16 – Dan BernRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Mar. 16 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 17 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Mar. 17 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Mar. 18 – Spanking CharleneBowery Electric – show 7pm

Mar. 18 – Karlie BruceThe Way Station – 10pm

Mar. 20 – Keren AnnCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Mar. 20 – Mary LamontHill Country Brooklyn – 8pm

Mar. 26 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 26 – Misty BoyceRockwood Stage 3 – 9:45pm

Mar. 28 – Garland JeffreysHighline Ballroom – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Mar. 29 – New Ponies – Skinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 30 – Jay StolarHighline Ballroom – doors 7pm / show 8pm

Mar. 30 – Michaela AnneSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Apr. 2 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Apr. 3 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Apr. 4 – Secret SomeonesKnitting Factory – 9pm

Apr. 7 – Amy Speace feat. James MastroRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Apr. 9 – Karlie BruceThe Way Station – 9pm

Apr. 29 – The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo)Bowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

May 1 – The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo)Music Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm / show 9pm

May 9 – Drivin’ N Cryin’Mercury Lounge – Midnight

May 24 – Jess KleinRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

May 28 – World PartyCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

May 29 – World PartyCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 3 – Old 97s and Lydia LovelessWebster Hall – doors 7pm / show 9pm

July 29 – Conor Oberst with special guest DawesCentral Park Summerstage – doors 6pm / show 7pm


Advance Planning: January 2014 Music Calendar Update (Added 1/20)

January 20, 2014

Here’s some more info on Saturday’s show by Li’l Mo and The Monicats as well as some newly announced shows for February and March.

Jan. 25 – Li’l Mo and The Monicats (accompanied by The Girl Group Spectacular on When Girls Sing and Too Much Time With Your Tears by The Girl Group Spectacular – Lisa Lowell, Sherryl Marshall, Susan Didrichsen, Drina Seay, Meredith Minogue, Rembert Block, Lisa Zwier, Mary Olive Smith, Monica Anderson, Deena Shoshkes, Rebecca Turner and Colleen Hindsley) - Connolly’s – 8:30pm

February and Beyond

Feb. 11 – Kelli ScarrBowery Electric – doors 7:30pm

Feb. 27 – Mary Lee’s CorvetteBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

Mar. 18 – Spanking CharleneBowery Electric – doors 7pm

Mar. 26 – Misty BoyceRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm


News and Notes: Records Scheduled for 2014 Release

January 5, 2014

2014A number of the musicians followed by Now I’ve Heard Everything have records scheduled for release in 2014.  Here’s a peek at what’s coming up.

January

Elizabeth and The Catapult will release Like It Never Happened and play a record release show at The Mercury Lounge on January 21.

Charlene McPherson and Mo Goldner step out of Spanking Charlene and release the first Sad Bastards of Brooklyn CD with a release show at The Sidewalk Cafe on January 24.  SBB is Mo on acoustic guitar and Charlene on vocals playing depressing songs, but the result is anything but a downer.

Laura Cantrell‘s new one, No Way There from Here, comes out at the end of the month.  Laura will play a record release show at Joe’s Pub on January 29.

February

Lydia Loveless will be releasing Somewhere Else on February 18.

March

The Baseball Project has a new one in the pipeline ready to go in March.  The band is now up to five members, Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Linda Pitmon and new official member Mike Mills, who frequently played with the band in the past.  TBP will be playing SXSW 2014 and I would not be surprised to see them play NYC in the spring.

Date To Be Determined

Misty Boyce recorded the basic tracks for a new album in London two months ago.  With a tour coming up for Misty in April, I would not be surprised if that record shows up around then.

Puss n Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) have a new album in the works.  I’m not sure how far along it is, but I expect it to see the light of day this year.

Sasha Dobson is recording an EP to follow up Aquarius, her record from 2013.

Jess Klein has been in the studio recording Learning Faith.

Announced, but not yet begun are also a solo record from Steve Wynn and a soul record from Charlie Faye.


Advance Planning: January 2014 Music Calendar

January 1, 2014

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Welcome to 2014 and to the Now I’ve Heard Everything monthly music calendar.  Since we’re right at the start of the new year, I thought I’d take the opportunity to explain a few things.  Listings on the calendar 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, I’ll list that and so note it.  And this calendar is a work in progress and will be updated from time to time during the month.

Latest Update: January 27

Jan. 1 – Los Dudes, Heap, Damn Kids, Steve Antonakos and Tim Heap (acoustic) – The Bowery Electric - 6:30pm

Jan. 2 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Jan. 2 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Jan. 3 – Mary  GauthierRubin Museum of Art – 7pm

Jan. 3 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Jan. 3 – North of AmarilloHill Country – 10:30pm

Jan. 4 – The HumdrumsRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Jan. 5 – Demolition String Band (Acoustic) – Superfine – Noon to 3pm

Jan. 5 – Demolition String Band (Acoustic) – Treehouse at 2A – 9pm

Jan. 6 – Sonya KitchellRockwood Stage 2 – 8:15pm

Jan. 6 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Jan. 6 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Jan. 8 – Secret SomeonesGlasslands – doors 8:30pm

Jan. 9 – Emily King, Anais Mitchell, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Sean RoweLincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium – 7:30pm

Jan. 9 – Joe WhyteRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Jan. 9 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Jan. 9 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Jan. 10 – Karlie BruceFriends and Lovers – doors 8:30pm

Jan. 10 – Aaron Lee TasjanRockwood Stage 2 – 12:15am

Jan. 12 - Jim Campilongo and Honeyfingers55 Bar – 6pm

Jan. 12 – Michaela AnneJalopy – 9pm

Jan. 13 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Jan. 13 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Jan. 13 – Sasha Dobson (full band show) – Bowery Electric – 10pm

Jan. 14 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Jan. 14 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Jan. 15 – An Evening with Alejandro Escovedo and Joe ElyCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 15 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Jan. 15 – The Bright SilenceRockwood Stage 2 – 10:30pm

Sold Out! Jan. 16 – Court and Spark Turns 40 (A Celebration of Joni Mitchell‘s 1974 Album)  with Annie Ross, Amy Burton, Greta Gertler Gold, Lauren Fox, Hillary Barleaux, Jennifer Lewis Bennett, Nancy O. Graham, Ina May Wool, Caitlinn Claessens, Nina Sandy, Peter Silsbee and special guests; Sheila Weller, author of Girls Like Us will share fascinating stories about Joni and the songs – The Old Stone House – 8pm

Jan. 16 – Jimmy & Immy (James Maddock & David Immergluck) – Rockwood Stage 3 – 9:30pm

Jan. 17 – Andi Rae and The Back River BulliesRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Jan. 17 – Demolition String BandBeast of Bourbon – 9-11pm

Jan. 17 – Dirty Water DogsBar Chord – 9pm

Jan. 17 – Jim Campilongo and HoneyfingersRodeo Bar – 10:45pm

Jan. 18 – An Evening with Alejandro Escovedo and The Sensitive Boys – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 18 – Chris Cubeta and The Liars ClubSpike Hill – 10pm

Jan. 19 – Michaela AnneThe Paper Box – 9pm

Jan. 19 – Kelli ScarrRockwood Stage 2 – 9:15pm

Jan. 20 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Jan. 20 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Jan. 20 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight

Jan. 21 – Elizabeth and The CatapultMercury Lounge – 8pm

Jan. 21 – Sasha DobsonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Jan. 21 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

Jan. 21 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Jan. 21 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Jan. 22 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Sold Out! Jan. 23 – Milton (opening for Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar) – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 23 – Trouble in the Fields: The Songs of Nanci Griffith, featuring Pete and Maura KennedyThe Cutting Room – doors 6:30pm / show 8pm

Jan. 23 – Drina Seay and Homeboy StevePianos (Upstairs) – 9pm

Jan. 24 – Sad Bastards of Brooklyn – Sidewalk Cafe – 8pm

Jan. 24 – Ghost of St. MarksRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Jan. 24 – Sarah BorgesRodeo Bar – 10:45pm

Jan. 25 – Julia HaltiganMercury Lounge – 8pm

Jan. 25 – Li’l Mo and The Monicats (accompanied by The Girl Group Spectacular on When Girls Sing and Too Much Time With Your Tears by The Girl Group Spectacular – Lisa Lowell, Sherryl Marshall, Susan Didrichsen, Drina Seay, Meredith Minogue, Rembert Block, Lisa Zwier, Mary Olive Smith, Monica Anderson, Deena Shoshkes, Rebecca Turner and Colleen Hindsley) - Connolly’s – 8:30pm

Jan. 25 – Chris Cubeta and The Liars ClubSpike Hill – 11pm

Jan. 26 – Mikal EvansRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Jan. 26  – Joy AskewRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Jan. 26 – Tribute to Phil Everly with Teddy Thompson and friends – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan.  26 – The Great Harmony Swap Tribute to Phil Everly with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin,  Jahn Xavier, Gene Casey, Tom Clark, Brian Halverson, Elena Skye and Boo Reiners, Dave Foster, Mark Humble, Linda Hill, Drina Seay, Homeboy Steve, Lianne Smith and Mary Lee Kortes – Treehouse at 2A – 9pm

Jan. 27 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Jan. 27 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh Dion (CD Release Show) – Rockwood Music Hall – 9-11pm

Jan. 27 – Rony’s InsomniaPianos – 10pm

Jan. 28 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Jan. 28 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Jan. 29 – Laura Cantrell (CD Release Show) – Joe’s Pub – 7:30pm

Jan. 29 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Update: Jan. 29 – Phil GammageNo Malice Palace – 9pm

Jan. 30 – Dirty Water DogsBeast of Bourbon – 9-11pm

Jan. 30 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s Choice, The New Ponies – Spike Hill – 10pm

Jan. 31 – Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds (covering Led Zeppelin IV) – Brooklyn Bowl – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 31 - Jim Campilongo and HoneyfingersBarbes – 8pm

Update: Jan. 31 – Karyn Kuhl BandBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

February and Beyond

Feb. 1 – Elijah OceanRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Feb. 1 – Chris Cubeta and The Liars ClubSpike Hill – 10pm

Feb. 1 – Luke WesleyRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Feb. 3 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 4 – Jeremy MessersmithMercury Lounge – 8pm

Feb. 5 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Feb. 6 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 7pm

Feb. 6 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 6 – Arum RaeRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 7 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 7pm

Feb. 7 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Feb. 8 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 6:30pm

Feb. 8 – James MaddockThe Cutting Room – doors 6:30pm / show 7:30pm

Feb. 8 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 9pm

Feb. 8 – Fife & DromRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 8 – Chris Cubeta and The Liars ClubSpike Hill – 11pm

Feb. 9 – Jim Keller BandRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Feb. 10 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 10 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 11 – Kelli ScarrBowery Electric – doors 7:30pm

Feb. 11 - Michaela AnneRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Feb. 12 – Jessie KilgussRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Feb. 12 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 12 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Feb. 13 – Nicole AtkinsBowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Feb. 13 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 13 – My Pet DragonRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 15 – Syd Straw‘s Heartwreck Show with WinterpillsThe Bell House – doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm

Feb. 16 – Eilen JewellCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Feb. 17 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 17 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 17 – Elizabeth and the CatapultRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Feb. 18 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Feb. 20 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 22 – Freedy JohnstonRockwood Stage 3 – 9:30pm

Feb. 24 – Elizabeth and the CatapultRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Feb. 26 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 27 – Mary Lee’s CorvetteBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

Feb. 27 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 28 – Henry WagonsJoe’s Pub – 7:30pm

Mar. 18 – Spanking CharleneBowery Electric – doors 7pm

Mar. 18 – PoundcakeCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Mar. 26 – Misty BoyceRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Mar. 28 – Garland JeffreysHighline Ballroom – doors 6pm / show 8pm


Best Songs of 2013 – Part 1

December 21, 2013

Now, we’ll take a look at the best songs of 2013. As is usual around here, this top ten list will be presented in two parts.  So without further ado, here is the Now I’ve Heard Everything Best Song of 2013:

Dellords-elvisclubThe Del-Lords – When the Drugs Kick In:  The opener on The Del-Lords’ release this year, Elvis Club, this song flat out rocks.  When the Drugs Kick In is well written (with a cautionary message) by Scott Kempner with some very tasty lead guitar work provided by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel.  Those of you who were along for the ride here at NIHE back in 2010 might remember that a rough mix version of this song made the Best Song list that year as well.

And here are the rest of the Best Songs of the year presented in alphabetical order (by artist):

Misty Boyce Lough Love EPMisty Boyce – Like It’s Suicide: Don’t let the title fool you, this is an upbeat song from the get go.  Misty switches from piano to guitar for this song and even sings back up for herself.  If this song has a flaw, it’s that when it ends at 2:34, you’d like it to last longer.

Zapgun Album CoverBryan Dunn – She’s So Happy Now: A wonderful piece of power pop. The bounciness of the music plays a bit of hide the ball; the lead character gets his freedom and finds it’s not all that’s it’s cracked up to be, while the ex is doing much better.

Charlie Faye - You Were FineCharlie Faye – Stone in the Road: Charlie’s wonderful album. You Were Fine, You Weren’t Even Lonely opens with this song.  Musically, this song is an alt Fleetwood Mac ballad with some nice organ work and a soulful vocal.  Lyrically, it’s a meditation on the ebbs and flows of love.
Garland Jeffreys Truth SerumGarland Jeffreys – Any Rain: This mid tempo rocker from Garland looks at the state of the world in general.  It’s keyboard based but with some exceptionally good lead guitar work from James Maddock.  Garland’s singing could not have been better, and the vocals here were a first take.

Continue with Best Songs of 2013 Part 2 by clicking here.


Best Albums of 2013 – Part 1

December 19, 2013

Today Now I’ve Heard Everything begins presenting its Best Albums of 2013, with the Best Songs of 2013 to follow. Each of those lists will be presented in two parts.  Most (but not all) of the bands on the Now I’ve Heard Everything year end lists are locally based, as you would expect given NIHE’s coverage of local music.

We’ll begin with the Best Album of 2013, with the remaining records presented in alphabetical order.

Dellords-elvisclubThe Del-Lords – Elvis Club: The day it was released, it was clear to me that The Del-Lords’ return to recording after 20 years, Elvis Club, was the record to beat for album of the year.  But as 2013 ebbs, it is clear that no one did. As solid a rock record as you are likely to find this year or most any other year for that matter, Elvis Club consists of 11 original songs written or co-written by Scott Kempner and one Neil Young cover.   The Del-Lords are musically diverse and use the full palate of rock and blues.  Scott Kempner provides most of the vocals, with Eric Ambel taking the vocal lead on three songs.  Eric also produced this record and the production is full and crisp.  In a record that abounds with top notch performances the songs When the Drugs Kick In and  Silverlake stand out.

Misty Boyce Lough Love EPMisty Boyce – Tough Love: This digital only EP was the first record from Misty Boyce since her 2010 self titled album.  This time out, Misty has moved from keys to guitar for four of the six songs.  Most of the songs on Tough Love are ballads relating to life and love in transition.  Chris Cubeta‘s production gives each song what is needed.  Tough Love opens with my favorite song on the record, an upbeat life affirming one, seemingly paradoxically titled Like It’s Suicide.

Zapgun Album CoverBryan Dunn – Zapgun!: A long time regular at The Rockwood Music Hall, Bryan is well known as a great songwriter who can pack more plot into a three minute song than some movies do in two hours.  This time out, when Bryan went into the studio, it seems that he turned all the knobs and dials up to 11.  The result is this rock and power pop EP, which sound great when played loud.  She’s So Happy Now is the song here that I find myself going back to again.

Charlie Faye - You Were FineCharlie Faye – You Were Fine, You Weren’t Even Lonely: Charlie Faye has always been musically diverse, writing and recording Americana, alt country and even 60s pop.  This time around she has about a half dozen songs that have a 70s rock vibe to them, particularly with Will Sexton‘s lead guitar work.  But Charlie has not abandoned her Americana roots, with five songs firmly in that camp.  Many of the songs on You Were Fine, You Weren’t Even Lonely are about a romantic breakup.  What makes this album unusual is that the two parties to the break up were collaborating on it while in the midst of breaking up.  Yeah, I know about Fleetwood Mac and Rumours, but creating a record this good under those conditions is still out of the ordinary, to say the very least.  Top tracks on YWFYWEL include Stone in the Road, What’s So Special and Rolling Nowhere.

Robbie Fulks Gone Away Backward CoverRobbie Fulks – Gone Away Backwards: Robbie Fulks says that what he plays is “country of one stripe or another” and that describes this record to a tee.  But in addition to that this record is a masterful blend of skilled songwriting, masterful singing and top notch playing by musicians who know their craft.  If you like real country music, get this record; and if you never much cared for country music, get this record.

You can view Part 2 of the Best Albums of 2013 by clicking here.


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