Music Video: Lera Lynn – Standing on the Moon

June 8, 2015

Lera Lynn Standing on the Moon

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.


Music Video: Bram Tchaikovsky – Girl Of My Dreams

June 4, 2015

Bram Tchaikovsky Strange Man

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.


Now I’ve Heard Everything Will Be on The Air (and The Net) Tonight

June 3, 2015

blue_yeti_3Tonight, 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.


Photo Recap: Misty Boyce at The Rockwood Music Hall (With Set List)

June 2, 2015

It was quite rainy last night, but at inside The Rockwood Music Hall at 9pm, it was all just Misty, as Misty Boyce returned to New York City to play a solo set.  Although Misty now lives in Los Angeles, she called New York City home for about seven years, and the room was packed with friends and fans made over that time.  Misty played an eight song, 45 minute set which included two new and as of yet untitled songs and a cover.

Here then are five photos from the show.  A set list follows the photos.

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Set List

Limits

The Life

Not A Wasted Love

New Song 1

New Song 2

Shake It Off (Taylor Swift cover)

Love You Down

Trouble

Update: The last song of the set was left off previously.  It is:

Goodbye Sorrow


Tonight: Misty Boyce at The Rockwood Music Hall

June 1, 2015

Misty Boyce Gramercy 5-14-15 1 Singer-songwriter Misty Boyce, is a long time Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite.  I first saw her at the original stage of The Rockwood Music Hall five years ago, where she wowed me with her songwriting, singing and musicianship.  Many things have changed since 2010, and to the extent that Misty has changed as a musician, she’s gotten better. Back then, Misty played keyboards, now she’s expanded to guitar as well.  Over the past two years, she’s also traveled the United States and the world playing in the bands of, and sometimes opening for, Sara Bareilles and Joy Williams.

Misty already has two full length records (including The Life, released just this past January) and a couple of EPs to her credit, and has hinted that she might play a new song or two tonight as well.  Misty now lives in Los Angeles, so take this opportunity to see her.  You’ll understand why one fellow musician once dubbed her “sweetheart of the music hall.”

Misty Boyce, 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 musicians is highly recommended)


Advance Planning: June 2015 Music Calendar

May 26, 2015

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Right on schedule, the warm summer weather arrived yesterday.  And in less than a week, June will arrive too.  So here is the June Music Calendar.  The usual ground rules apply: listings 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 or when doors open, I’ll list that and so note it.  As usual, this calendar will be updated from time to time during the coming month.  I’m still waiting to see if Make Music New York will produce a usable calendar this year (unlike last year) and if so, I’ll add selected performances from it later.  I’m also waiting for a venue or two to update their calendars.

Latest Update: June 19

June 1 – Misty BoyceRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 1 – MiltonPete’s Candy Store – 9pm

June 1 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 2 – Julia Haltigan (solo) – 7th Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival (in the parking lot behind City Winery) – 5:30pm

June 2 – Leave a Lasting Mark presents Decades of Legends: A Tribute to the Bitter End, And Its Rich Musical Legacy” – to benefit the Kenny Gorka Play From The Heart Foundation with Abby Ahmad, Paul Bertolino, Freedom Bremner, John Brodeur, Ali Brustofski, Mya Byrne, Dan Cazio, Brian Collazo, Jaime DeJesus, Bryan Dunn, Sarah Factor, Olamide Faison, Craig Greenberg, Steven Himmelstein, Chris Kelly, Jeff Litman, Andy Mac, Jared McCloud, Andrea Nardello, Amy Rivard, Jesse Ruben, Jason Spiewak, Scott Stein, Frank Viele, Scott Wolfson and more – The Bitter End – 7pm

June 3 – Bucky Hayes – Rockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

June 3 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

June 4 – Max’s Kansas City Festival with Jahn Xavier and The Bowerytones, many others – Bowery Electric – 6pm

June 5 – Ana Egge – Living Room – 8pm

June 5 – Sad Bastards of BrooklynSidewalk Cafe – 8pm

June 5 – North of AmarilloHill Country NY – 9pm

June 6 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Stage 3 – 11:30pm

June 7 – Courtney Lee Adams Jr. – Treehouse at 2A – 10pm

June 9 – Jeff LitmanRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

June 10 – James Maddock – Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

June 10 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

June 10 – Adam Minkoff’s Birthday RandomoniumRockwood Stage 2 – 11:30pm

June 11 – The Losers Lounge Battle of the Bands: B52s vs. DevoJoe’s Pub – 7pm

June 11 – Dar Williams, Jim LauderdaleCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 11 – Love Rabbit: The Music of Paul Brill and Elizabeth ZimanJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

June 12 –  Laura Cantrell, Anna Egge – Bowery Electric – 7pm

June 12 – The Losers Lounge Battle of the Bands: B52s vs. DevoJoe’s Pub – 7pm

June 12 – The Losers Lounge Battle of the Bands: B52s vs. DevoJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

June 12 – Mieka Pauley – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 13 – The Losers Lounge Battle of the Bands: B52s vs. DevoJoe’s Pub – 2pm

June 13 – The Losers Lounge Battle of the Bands: B52s vs. DevoJoe’s Pub – 6:30pm

June 13 – LuciusCelebrate Brooklyn (Prospect Park Bandshell) – doors 6pm / show 7pm

June 13 – Dar Williams, Jill SobuleCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 13 – Vicki Kristina BarcelonaBar LunAtico – 8:30pm

June 13 – The Losers Lounge Battle of the Bands: B52s vs. DevoJoe’s Pub – 9pm

June 14 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Alex Battles, Rony Corcos, Benjamin Cartel, Joshua Douglas Camp and Freddy Shehadi12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

June 15 – Heartless Bastards, Craig FinnWebster Hall – doors 7pm / show 8pm

June 15 – Alana AmramLiving Room – 8pm

June 15 – Xavier CardricheRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

June 15 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

June 15 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 15 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight – 3am

June 16 – The Pin UpsThe Lord CalvertsBowery Electric – show 7pm

June 17 – John Dee GrahamHill Country NY – 9pm

June 17 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

June 18 – Drina Seay with special guest Li’l MoSilvana – 8pm

June 18 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Update: June 20 – Elizabeth and The CatapultRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm (moved from Stage 2)

June 21 – Jessi Robertson (2:30pm), Andi Rae Healy (3:30pm), Bryan Dunn (4:30pm) – Sharlene’s Bar (Make Music New York)

Update: June 21 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Bob Jones and Jon SholleFreddie Stevenson and Steve Mayone12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

Update: June 22 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 23 – Jessie Kilguss – Bowery Electric – show 6pm

June 25 – Lucinda WilliamsCelebrate Brooklyn (Prospect Park Bandshell) – doors 6:30pm / show 7:30pm

June 25 – Amy Black Muscle Shoals Music RevueRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

June 25 – Rony’s InsomniaPianos – 10pm

June 26 – Mieka Pauley – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 26 – Candy and Women – Parkside Lounge – 11pm

June 27 – Freedy JohnstonRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

June 27 – Spanking CharleneLos DudesBeast of Bourbon – 10pm

June 27 – Fife & Drom – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10:15pm

June 28 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh DionRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

June 28 – Elizabeth and The Catapult, Sonya KitchellRockwood Stage 3 – 9:30pm

June 30 – Dear GeorgianaRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

July and Beyond

July 2 – The Jewbadours – Joe’s Pub – 9:30pm

July 3 – Aly TadrosRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

July 6 – David Luther – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

July 8 – World Party – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

July 8 – Hayes CarllMercury Lounge – 8pm

July 9 – World Party – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

July 10 – World Party – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

July 10 – Rosie Flores – Hill Country NY – 9:30pm

July 11 – The New PornographersCelebrate Brooklyn (Prospect Park Bandshell) – doors 6:30pm / show 7:30pm

Update: July 14 – Sasha DobsonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Update: July 15 – Jim Keller and FriendsRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

July 15 – Hayes CarllRough Trade – show 9pm

Update: July 16 – Joe WhyteRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

July 17 – Lianne Smith (7pm) – George Usher and Lisa Burns (8pm) – Pianos

Update: July 18 – Bryan DunnRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

July 21 – The MekonsBowery Ballroom – show 9pm

July 22 – Hayes CarllMercury Lounge – 8pm

July 24 – Spanking Charlene, Los DudesBowery Electric – show 6:30pm

July 24 – Jason Isbell, Dawn LandesCelebrate Brooklyn (Prospect Park Bandshell) – doors 6:30pm / show 7:30pm

July 25 – Aaron Lee Tasjan with Lilly HiattRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

July 27 – Dawes – Central Park Summerstage – show 5pm

July 31 – Ann Bond featuring Luther and the Missing Lynx (Julia Haltigan, David Luther and Friends) – Rockwood Stage 3 – 11:30pm

Aug. 8 – Drina SeayHank’s Saloon – 9pm

Aug. 18 – Willie Nile – 7th Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival (in the parking lot behind City Winery) – 5:30pm

Aug. 21 – Drina SeaySidewalk Cafe – 10pm


Photo Recap: Surprise Misty Boyce Show at The Gramercy Theater (With Set List)

May 15, 2015

When the band that was supposed to open for Joy Williams at The Gramercy Theater Thursday night backed out at the last minute, long time Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Misty Boyce, who is part of Joy’s touring band, stepped up to the microphone and became the new opener.  Matt Basile, Misty’s former band mate, gets a save for rushing in with an acoustic guitar for Misty to play.

Misty played a solo 30 minute, five song set, during which she was able to make The Gramercy feel small and intimate.  Many folks in the audience already knew Misty, but it was clear that by the time she finished, she won some new fans as well.  The set list follows the photos from the show.

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Misty Boyce Gramercy 5-14-15 4

Set List

Limits

The Life

The Nest

Trouble

Suicide


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