Music Video: Puss n Boots – Joey (Live at The Bell House)

July 26, 2014

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Here’s a live video of Puss n Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) covering Joey, the Concrete Blonde song.  Cat takes the lead vocal on this one and does a fabulous job on it.  A tip of the hat to Tahcofan, who was at The Bell House last week to capture this for posterity.

Photo Recap: Puss n Boots CD Release Show at The Bell House (With Set List)

July 16, 2014

Yesterday Puss n Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) released their first album, No Fools, No Fun.  Last night the band played their sold out record release show at The Bell House.  People came from as far away as Alberta and Alabama to see this show, and one guy who was at their first ever show many years ago was there as well.  It was a long show, with PNB playing for nearly two hours; you’ll find the full set list at the end of this post.

As usual, Norah played lead guitar, Cat played bass and guitar and Sasha played rhythm guitar, drums and bass.  Sasha played only an amplified acoustic guitar this time around.  During the evening, the band mentioned how people had managed to mangle the name of their record to No Food, No Fun and transform the band’s name to Puss n Butts.

I was there with my camera.  Here are some photos of the festivities:

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Big Puss n Boots Photo Page

July 10, 2014

With the impending release next week of No Fool, No Fun, the first record by Puss n Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) there has been a lot of interest in the photos I’ve post of the band over the years.  So I thought I’d make it easy for everyone by creating this page.  There’s a photo from each show of the band I’ve taken, and the link below will take you to the full set of those photos.  And don’t forget that Norah, Sasha and Catherine will be playing The Bell House on Tuesday July 15th, the day their record is released to the world.

Puss N Boots 12-11-13 1December, 2013

Puss N Boots Rockwood 6-9-13 1June, 2013

Puss N Boot Bell House 1-17-13 1January, 2013

Puss N Boots 1December, 2011

Puss N BootsApril, 2011

News and Notes

July 8, 2014

Elizabeth Trying to Break Your Heart

Last night at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 was one of those times when there were more musicians in the audience than on stage.  In the audience for Elizabeth and The Catapult were all four members of Mosco Rosco (formerly Harper Blynn), Jim KellerJames Maddock and Kevn Kinney.

Puss N Boots

Puss n Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) are getting ready for the release of their album No Fools, No Fun next week.  Yesterday they visited WNYC-FM and recorded a three song live appearance for Soundcheck.  Although that show is scheduled to be broadcast this coming Thursday, you can hear it on the Net right now by clicking here.  I’ve also had a report from a reliable source that the band has similarly recorded a live appearance for WFUV.

Amy Speace 2014

Amy Speace is now in the studio in Nashville recording her next album.  Joining her on this project are Will Kimbrough, Carl Broemel, Danny Mitchell, Eamon McLoughlin and Dean Marold, and maybe others as well.

Music Video: Puss n Boots – GTO (Live at Clearwater Festival 2014)

June 26, 2014

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Here’s a video of our old friends Puss n Boots recorded this past weekend at the Clearwater Festival up in Westchester. The song is GTO, originally by a group called the Fellow Travellers.  That’s Sasha Dobson on lead vocal and rhythm guitar,  Catherine Popper on bass and Norah Jones on lead guitar and backing vocal.  The video starts out with Cat’s remark on how’s she’s remembering not to use words she can’t say on the radio with the song kicking in at 25 seconds.  A big tip of the hat to tahcofan for being there to record this.


News and Notes: Puss n Boots, Jess Klein, Tom Petty and Secret Someones

June 14, 2014

PussnBoots No Fools No Fun

There are a few upcoming releases to be on the lookout for over the next several weeks: No Fools, No Fun, the first record from Brooklyn’s Puss n Boots (left to right above: Sasha DobsonCatherine Popper and Norah Jones) will be released on July 15th; Learning Faith, a blues-influenced album from Austin’s Jess Klein on June 24th; and Hypnotic Eye from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, which Tom describes as a rock n roll record, is coming on July 29th.

Secret Someones Rockwood 2

Now I’ve Heard Everything faves Secret Someones (Above left to right: Hannah Winkler, Bess RogersZach Jones and Lelia Broussard) were recently signed to Cherry Tree Records.  The band will have a new EP out in the fall and their full length debut album, which they say is almost completed, will be out early next year.

Tonight: Sasha Dobson at Pete’s Candy Store and Dear Georgiana at Union Hall

May 22, 2014

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Here are two shows that time out so that you can probably catch both.  But you’ll have to travel a bit to see them, as the first is in Williamsburg and the second is in Park Slope.

First up, at 8pm at Pete’s Candy Store is Sasha Dobson.  This is a busy time for Sasha.  She released a new EP, Into the Trees, is released in January.  That new six song EP finds Sasha using new sounds and covering such artists as Scott Walker, The Cure and Elliot Smith.  She’s been playing on Sunday nights this month with her band at The Ace Hotel, and Puss n Boots, the band she is with Norah Jones and Catherine Popper, is getting ready to release a new album and go on a short tour.  I’m not sure whether Sasha is playing with a band or solo tonight,  but this show is certainly going to be worth your while.

Later, at 10:30pm, Dear Georgiana will be taking the stage at Union Hall.  Call their music atmospheric folk-rock that’s melodic with very nice vocals.  Dear Georgiana is led by Lauren Balthrop, who also plays in Elizabeth and The Catapult.  Elizabeth Ziman frequently joins Dear Georgiana as well, and should be part of the band tonight.

Sasha Dobson, Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg (G Train to Metropolitan Avenue or L Train to Lorimer Street), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)

Dear Georgiana, Union Hall, 702 Union Street near the corner of 5th Avenue (R Train to Union Street), 10:30pm, $10

News and Notes: Puss n Boots Surprises, The Way Station Upgrades and Jim Keller Ready to Release His New Record

May 9, 2014

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Years ago, when Puss n Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) first started playing, their gigs were usually semi-secret and listed under a strange name.  For the past two years or so that hasn’t happened and the band has announced their shows.  But this week was just like old times as Puss n Boots  played a surprise show on Tuesday night at Pete’s Candy Store.  The band will have their first record, No Fools, No Fun, released in July and play their record release show then at The Bell House.

Way Station Logo

There has been a lot of renovation at Brooklyn’s The Way Station lately.  The stage has been moved and enlarged, and a new sound board and speakers have been installed.  As Anders, the owner of the club, has noted:

It took four months and a lot of friends but finally the music stage transformation from a tiny quarter round platform with sub par audio to front and center masterpiece with pro sound is complete. the Way Station is now truly a first class live music venue.

Jim Keller Beast of Bourbon 5-8-14

Above is a photo from the Jim Keller Band‘s wonderful show last night at Beast of Bourbon.  Jim is getting ready to release his new album next month, Heaven Can Wait.  I’ve been able to listen to that new record and it is certainly a contender for one of the best records of 2014.  There’s a record release show coming up at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on June 1.


News and Notes: Puss n Boots to Release Album and Tour

April 22, 2014

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The cat’s out of the bag.  Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper have been playing together as Puss n Boots for six years (so long that the band had a page on My Space).  At first their shows were semi-secret, played under their own name, or under Shitstorm or Fangbanger.  But for the past two years or so, they’ve not been so surreptitious.

Yesterday, Blue Note Records announced that the first Puss n Boots album, No Fools, No Fun will be released on July 15th.  A single, the band’s live cover of Neil Young’s Down By the River, will be released four weeks earlier, on June 17th.  No Fools, No Fun contains a mix of covers and originals and studio and live tracks.  You can check the track list below.

There are also a number of live dates in the Northeast, including a show at The Bell House on July 15th.  Tickets for that performance go on sale this Friday, April 25th.

I’ve noticed a number of searches landing here looking for information about Puss n Boots, so I’ve gathered the links to the coverage by Now I’ve Heard Everything (and another website I reported for before NIHE came into being) of Puss n Boots below.

Photos and Reviews

Christmas Spectacular 2013

June 9, 2013 at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

Jan. 17, 2013 at The Bell House

Christmas Spectacular 2011

April 17, 2011 at The Rockwood Music Hall

July 28, 2009 at The Rockwood Music Hall


Music Videos

Down By the River (live)

GTO (live)

In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town (live)

Move It on Over (live with Poundcake)


No Fools, No Fun Track List

1.  Leaving London –Tom Paxton cover

2.   Bull Rider (live) – Rodney Crowell tune made famous by Johnny Cash

3.   Twilight – cover of The Band song written by Robbie Robertson

4.   Sex Degrees of Separation – Sasha Dobson original

5.   Don’t Know What It Means – Norah Jones original

6.   Tarnished Angel (live) – Roger Miller tune made famous by George Jones

7.   Jesus, Etc. – Wilco cover

8.   Always – Catherine Popper original

9.   Down By The River (live) – Neil Young cover

10. GTO – Jeb Loy Nichols cover

11.  Pines – Catherine Popper original

12.  You’ll Forget Me – Sasha Dobson original

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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