Two more shows to add, and one to take away because it’s been canceled.
October and Beyond
Here are two shows that are separated by both geography and time. But if things time out as I think they will, you can get to both of them.
First up, on the Lower East side is Jay Stolar. He plays the kind of music that was called blue eyed soul back in the 60s and which made Hall and Oates a big selling act in the late 70s and early 80s. Jay plays with a talented top notch band. He’s also in demand as a sideman and has toured with Alexz Johnson and Misty Boyce.
In the past Jay tended to play very late shows here in New York City: he was frequently playing the 1am slot at The Rockwood Music Hall. Tonight, though, Jay and his talented band will play The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 at the much more convenient time of 7pm.
Over in Williamsburg, at 9:30pm, just a short walk from the G or L trains, you’ll find Milton playing Pete’s Candy Store. As he often does at Pete’s, tonight Milton will be covering the music of one of his faves. This time around, it’s Randy Newman. Check out Milton’s blog for a discussion of Randy’s first album here (you’ll have to scroll down a bit to find it).
Jay Stolar, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
Milton plays the songs of Randy Newman, Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg (G Train to Metropolitan Avenue or L Train to Lorimer Street), 9:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Misty Boyce announced last week that Unsatisfied Mind, a song from The Life, her wonderful album released earlier this year, will be streaming at Starbucks during the month of October. In addition, fans of Misty can also see her play a special show on line. Those fans who are members of the forum on the fan run website Who Is Misty Boyce will be able to view Misty playing from her home via Concert Window on Sunday August 23rd at 5pm Eastern Time.
Long time readers of Now I’ve Heard Everything are well aware of East Village bar 2A. The Treehouse at 2A happens on its second floor every Sunday. I’ve had reports over the past few months that something was going on in the basement of that place. It turns out those reports were correct. Earlier this week, a new club, Berlin, opened there. Jesse Malin, who is involved in Berlin, was MC for the first show there which included Buster Poindexter and Ursa Minor.
Two years ago, in the wake of the death of Amy Winehouse, Misty Boyce released To Amy, a song about the life and times times of that English soul singer. With the opening of the movie Amy, Misty has posted a streaming version of her song. So on this rainy Thursday, here it is. Play it by clicking on the player below.
One of the ways I discover new music is to find out who the musicians I like are listening to. So when Misty Boyce raved about Lera Lynn and Pete Harper joined that chorus of praise, I decided to investigate. This song, Standing on the Moon, is the first Lera Lynn song I heard, and it was enough to seal the deal. It turns out that Lera, who is based in Nashville, has even played The Rockwood Music Hall (about two years ago). Now I’m waiting for her to return here.
I hope you had a chance to listen to Scott Perschke and me last night on WCWP. In addition to broadcasting Misty Boyce‘s show at The Rockwood Music Hall recorded earlier in the week and speaking live with Misty, we also played a bunch of records. One of those songs was this chestnut from way back in 1979. It is, perhaps, the only song about a blow up doll. In any event, this wonderful piece of power pop from Bram Tchaikovsky sounded so good to me last night that I thought we’d go with it here this morning.
Tonight, Now I’ve Heard Everything will be on the air. From 7 to 9pm, I will be joining Scott Perschke, host of Anything That’s Rock and Roll on WCWP, 88.1fm. I’ll be bringing a whole bunch of music covered on Now I’ve Heard Everything and talking to Scott about the New York City live music scene, the musicians who make it up and whatever else may come up. Scott and I will be joined during the show by singer-songwriter Misty Boyce and we’ll also be featuring live songs from a show Misty played earlier this week at The Rockwood Music Hall.
WCWP broadcasts out of LIU Post in Brookville, Long Island. If you are not within WCWP’s broadcast range, you can listen to the station via the Net by clicking here.