Photo Recap: Puss N Boots Christmas Spectacular 2013 at The Bell House

December 12, 2013

The Christmas Spectacular presented last night at The Bell House by Puss N Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) lived up to its name with music, magic and even burlesque.   Decked out in a combination of red and green, Puss N Boots played their usual set of covers and originals, with some holiday songs as well.

PNB were joined from time to time by guests: Charlie Burnham and Smokey Hormel, Daria Grace and J. Walter Hawkes of The Pre-War Ponies, Michelle Casillas (of Ursa Minor), Corn Mo, Poundcake (Jeff Hill, Teddy Thompson and Ethan Eubanks), magician Matt Holtzclaw, burlesque star Minnie Tonka and two Santas.

Here are some photos from last night.  In addition, a set list follows the pictures.  There was also a bit of news from last nights show: Norah is pregnant!

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Music Video: Norah Jones – Just Like a Woman (Live at Dylan Fest NYC 2013)

November 13, 2013

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Norah Jones was not an announced guest for Dylan Fest 2013, which concluded its two day run at The Bowery Ballroom last night.  But when I saw her standing in the wings during Monday night’s show, I was not surprised.  Norah has been a frequent participant at previous Dylan, Petty and Stones Fests and a member of her latest touring band, Josh Lattanzi, was playing in the house band.

Norah covered Just Like a Woman. Fortunately, Glenn Last, aka glenn1075, was there to capture that performance on this video.

 


News and Notes: Another Music Venue Apparently Closing; A Surprise Norah Jones and Billie Joe Armstrong Collaboration and Live Dawes Vinyl

October 24, 2013

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Another NYC music venue may soon be history.  According to information provided to Manhattan Community Board 3, The National Underground, the bar and music venue located on Houston Street near the corner of Allen Street, is scheduled to shut its doors and be replaced by an “Irish gourmet restaurant.”

This information confirms a report I had received earlier this summer.  It also may explain why The National Underground has not had scheduled music performances recently.

NIHE N Logo 2012Norah Jones and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong have teamed up to record an Everly Brothers cover album.  The new record is titled Foreverly and is a track by track cover of The Everly’s 1958 release, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us.  Foreverly is scheduled to be released on November 25th.

NIHE N Logo 2012Dawes will release a limited, live 6-track 12″ called Stripped Down At Grimey’s for Record Store Day’s Black Friday. For more information, check the Record Store Day Website here.


Tonight: Tony Scherr Trio at The Living Room

October 21, 2013

If you are a musician in New York City, you’ve definitely heard of Tony Scherr, and probably, at one time or another, played with him.  The list of people who Tony has played with includes Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Norah Jones, and Ana Egge.  Tony is also a member of the band Ursa Minor and recently played on Aquarius, the new record from Sasha Dobson.

But tonight, like he has on so many Monday nights before, Tony will set up at The Living Room and play guitar for an hour with Rob Jost on bass and Anton Fier on drums.  You can expect to hear crunchy guitar parts, slide work and extended jams.  But there can be more introspective numbers too: I’ve even seen Tony unplugged his electric guitar for a quiet song.

Tony Scherr Trio with Rob Jost and Anton Fier, The Living Room, 154 Ludlow Street between Stanton and Rivington Street (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9pm, No Cover (but a donation for the band is strongly recommended)
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Tonight: Puss N Boots at The Bowery Electric

October 11, 2013

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Tonight The Bowery Electric has a four band bill headlined by Nicole Atkins.  But I wanted to highlight the main support act there, Puss N Boots, who I’ve mentioned here many times.  Puss N Boots consists of Norah Jones, lead guitar and vocals, Sasha Dobson, rhythm guitar and vocals and Catherine Popper, bass and vocals.   They play mostly covers, most of which are country, but not all of which are well known.  Some originals from both Norah and Sasha have shown up as well.  My favorite songs that the band does is Wilco‘s Jesus , Etc., with the version of Neil Young’s Down by the River, recently added to their repertoire, up there too (click here for a video of PNB’s version of that song),  Puss N Boots is in the studio now recording an album, but you should take the opportunity of seeing them live tonight.

Puss N Boots (supporting Nicole Atkins, and with Bad Girlfriend and The Prettiots), 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), $18 show 7pm


Music Video: Anoushka Shankar featuring Norah Jones – Traces of You

September 16, 2013

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Anoushka Shankar is a sitarist, the daughter of Ravi Shankar and the sister of Norah Jones.  The sisters teamed up on this song, taken from Anoushka’s new album, also titled Traces of You.  Anoushka plays sitar and Norah handles the vocals.  And the video itself is quite trippy.


News and Notes: Puss N Boots, Kathleen Edwards and Rockwood Stage 3

August 3, 2013

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Puss N Boots (that’s them in the photo above) will be going into the studio to record their first album this fall.  The band which consists of Norah Jones, lead guitar and vocals, Sasha Dobson, rhythm guitar, drums and vocals and Catherine Popper, bass and vocals, has played live shows, mainly in New York City, until now.

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Kathleen Edwards lost and then found her 200 year old violin this week.  The violin was taken off a loading dock and was thought to be stolen.  Apparently it was just taken inadvertently and was returned to Kathleen the next day.

Rockwood Stage 3

The performance space in the basement at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 has officially opened, and will include a James Maddock residency this month.  The ticketed shows scheduled at Rockwood Stage 3 have a $10 per person drink minimum, which is different from the usual Rockwood one drink minimum.


Photo Recap: Puss N Boots at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (With Set List)

June 10, 2013

Given that The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 was packed last night at 10pm, the fact that the advertised band was actually Puss N Boots was not that much of a secret.  The band, Norah Jones on lead guitar and vocals, Sasha Dobson on rhythm guitar, drums and vocals and Catherine Popper on bass and vocals, got a bit of a late start resolving some sound issues, but then played for over an hour.  Here are a few photos of the show.  You’ll find the set list after the photos.
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Set List

Bull Rider

Leaving London

GTO

You Don’t Know What It Means to Me

Down by the River

Pardon My Heart

Tarnished Angel

Jesus, Etc.

Pines (new song by Cat Popper)

Double Duty Lovin’

Sex Degrees of Separation (not a typo, that’s what Sasha said that this version is called)

Twilight


Advance Planning: May 2013 Music Calendar

April 29, 2013

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Here’s the May 2013 Now I’ve Heard Everything Music Calendar.  Most events on the calendar are free or low cost and no shows which have tickets which start at more than $40 are listed.  The calendar is always a work in progress and as additional shows are announced during the month they will be noted in a separate post and also added here.

Latest Update: May 28

May 1 – Ana EggeRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

May 1 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

May 2 – Bryan DunnSpike Hill – 9pm

May 2 – Jeremy MessersmithBowery Ballroom – 9pm

May 4 – SidecarSkinny Dennis – 4pm

May 5 – Bern and the Brights (Noon), Karyn Kühl (12:45pm), Swingadelic (1:45pm), John Eddie (3pm), Mike Doughty (4:30pm) – Hoboken Arts and Music Festival, Observer Highway Stage

May 5 – Forge the BellRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

May 5 – Courtney Lee Adams Jr.Treehouse at 2A – 10pm

May 6 – Drew Holcomb and The NeighborsRockwood Stage 2 – 7:15pm

May 6 – Peter CaseKnitting Factory – doors 7pm / show 7:30pm

May 6 – Tony Scherr w/ Anton Fier and Rob Jost – The Living Room – 9pm

May 6 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrisey and Josh Dion – The Living Room – 10pm

May 7 – Aaron Lee Tasjan (Mia Dyson opens)- Rockwood Stage 2 – show 7pm

May 7 – Spin DoctorsJames MaddockBrooklyn Bowl – doors 6pm / show 8pm

May 7 – Arum RaeMaxwell’s – doors 7pm / show 8pm

May 7 – Bucky Hayes (9pm), The Humdrums (10pm)- The Way Station

May 7 – The Henry MillersRockwood Stage 2 – 10:45pm

May 8 – Marshall CrenshawCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

May 8 – Old Soul Revival – English Folk Revival with Edward Rogers, James Mastro, Don Piper, Gary Thomas, Tom Clark, Joe McGinty, Peg Simone, Mike Fornatale, Paul Megna, The Kennedys, David Foster, Jeff Slate, Joanna Choy, David Roland, Leah Taylor, Dan Mills and more – The Bowery Electric – 7:30pm

May 8 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

May 8 – Elizabeth and the Catapult - Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

May 9 - Julia HaltiganJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Sold Out! May 10 – Hayes CarllCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

May 10 – New PoniesThe Living Room – 11pm

May 11 – His Purple Majesty’s Request – A tribute to Prince, featuring performances by Jessi Robertson, Ivan Sandomire, Steve Waitt, Alex Lowry, Kevin Johnston and possibly some extra special guests as well. Hosted by Bryan Dunn & the Mild Political Unrest (Andy Mac & Seth Ondracek) – Teddy’s – 9pm

May 12 – Benjamin CartelThe Living Room – 8pm

May 12 – Arum RaeGlasslands – show 8:30pm

May 13 – Matt KeatingZirZamin – 9pm

May 13 – Tony Scherr w/ Anton Fier and Rob Jost – The Living Room – 9pm

May 13 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrisey and Josh Dion – The Living Room – 10pm

May 14 – Jim KellerRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

May 14 – Julia Haltigan 11th Street Bar – 10pm

May 14 – So BrownLiving Room – 10pm

May 15 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

May 15 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrisey and Josh Dion – Union Pool – 10pm

May 15 – Leslie Mendelson (solo) – The Cutting Room – 10pm

May 15 – Julia Haltigan Rockwood Music Hall – 11pm

May 16 – Demolition String BandRodeo Bar – 9:30pm

May 16 – Kevin GordonHill Country – 10:30pm

May 17 – Michaela AnneAmerican Folk Art Museum – 6pm

May 17 -  Ramones Unplugged – Elena and Boo (Demolition String Band), James Mastro, Keith Hartel, Tom Costagliola, Charlene and Mo (Spanking Charlene), Karyn Kuhl, Nate Schweber, Dave Stengel, Dave Lambert, Catherine Popper and more – Guitar Bar Jr. (Hoboken) – 7:30pm

May 17 - The Pretty BabiesBrooklyn Bowl – doors 6pm / show 8pm

May 17 – Ola PodridaThe Rock Shop – show 8pm

May 17 – Aly Tadros92Y Tribeca – 9pm

May 17 – Michaela AnneBar 4 – 10pm

May 18 – Li’l Mo and The MonicatsAn Beal Bocht Cafe – 9pm

May 18 – The FeeliesThe Bell House – doors 8pm / show 9pm

May 19 – Ursa MinorRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

May 20 – Elizabeth & The CatapultRockwood Stage 2 – 8:15pm (new time)

May 20 – Tony Scherr w/ Anton Fier and Rob Jost – The Living Room – 9pm

May 21 – Shooter JenningsBowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9m

May 21 – Bucky Hayes  – The Way Station – 10pm

May 22 – Chip TaylorThe Living Room – 7-9pm

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

Sold Out! May 22 – Stones Fest NYC with Norah Jones, Patrick Carney, Jason Isbell, Butch Walker, Delta Spirit, Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae, Johnny T, Adam Green, Jesse Malin, Ruby Amanfu, Petter of Alberta Cross, Nicole Atkins, Justin Long, Jack Dishel, Seth Herzog, Sammy James Jr., Danny Clinch and The Tangiers Blues Band, Steve Schiltz, Har Mar Superstar, Josh Lattanzi, The Candles, The Uptown Horns, Jamie Burke and Mikki James, and more -  Bowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Sold Out! May 23 – Stones Fest NYC with Norah Jones, Patrick Carney, Jason Isbell, Butch Walker, Delta Spirit, Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae, Johnny T, Adam Green, Jesse Malin, Ruby Amanfu, Petter of Alberta Cross, Nicole Atkins, Justin Long, Jack Dishel, Seth Herzog, Sammy James Jr., Danny Clinch and The Tangiers Blues Band, Steve Schiltz, Har Mar Superstar, Josh Lattanzi, The Candles, The Uptown Horns, Jamie Burke and Mikki James, and more -  Bowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

May 23 – MancieArlene’s Grocery – 9pm

May 23 – Demolition String Band hosts NYC’s Tribute to George Jones with Teddy Thompson, Laura Cantrell, Charlene McPherson, Michael Daves, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Gene Casey, Alana Amram, Danny Weiss and Mary Olive Smith, Jon Graboff , Tony Leone, Liz Tormes and Fiona McBain, Jack Grace and Daria Grace, Fran Leadon, Queen Esther, Monica Passin, Drina Seay, Homeboy Steve, Steve Strunsky, Sheriff Uncle Bob, Sean Kershaw, Mick Hargreaves, Diego Britt and more – Rodeo Bar – 9:30pm

May 23 – My Pet DragonThe Bowery Electric – 11:30pm

May 24 – Misty BoyceRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

May 24 – Jess KleinHill Country – 10:30pm

May 25 – James MaddockRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

May 27 – Leslie MendelsonRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

May 27 – Tony Scherr w/ Anton Fier and Rob Jost – The Living Room – 9pm

May 27 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrisey and Josh Dion – The Living Room – 10pm

May 28 – Ana EggeRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

May 28 – Sonya KitchellLittlefield – 8:30pm

May 28 – Bryan DunnThe Way Station – 9pm

May 28 – Bucky HayesThe Way Station – 10pm

May 29 – Sasha DobsonRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

May 29 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

May 29 – Kelli ScarrThe Way Station – 10pm

May 29 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

May 30 -Downtown comes Uptown Featuring: Rachael Yamagata, Lake Street Dive, Matt Sucich, Akie Bermiss and Lynette Williams, Hosted by Rita Houston from WFUVDavid Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage – 7:30pm

May 30 – Bryan DunnSidewalk Cafe – 10pm

May 30 – Chris Cubeta and The Liars ClubThe Living Room – 10pm

Update: May 31 – Jay StolarRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 12:30am

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Music Video: Puss N Boots – Down By The River

March 29, 2013

Puss N Boots Down By the River

Back during their January residency at The Bell House, Puss n Boots rolled out a brand new cover, Neil Young‘s Down By the River.  The band was in power trio formation for this one, with Sasha Dobson on drums, Catherine Popper on bass and Norah Jones on guitar and lead vocal.  I did not know that there was a video of that performance until I ran into this one from Tacohfan yesterday.  Turning up the volume would be appropriate.


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