July 29, 2014
It’s not the best week for live music in New York City. The Rodeo Bar closed for good on Saturday night, The Ding Dong Lounge will be doing the same tomorrow night and, as I’ve recently learned, Americana singer-songwriter Michaela Anne will be leaving the area to relocate in Nashville on Thursday.
There’s one more Michaela Anne show here before she moves – Wednesday at Union Pool. But whether you can make that show or not, let’s watch this video of Michaela Anne and her band playing Lift Me Up. It was shot at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 last April.
July 24, 2014
This may, or may not, be the last update of the July calendar. Time will tell on that one.
July 25 – Elizabeth and The Catapult – Rockwood Stage 2 – 8pm
July 25 – Anything Mose! The music of Mose Allison feat. Richard Julian w/ The John Chin Quartet – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8pm
July 28 – The Big Bright – SubCulture - 8pm
July 31 – Paleface – Hill Country Brooklyn – 8:30pm
July 23, 2014
Two additions and one subtraction over the next week or so.
July 24 – The Jacks of Kings County – The Way Station – 10pm
July 25 – Jeff Litman – Bowery Electric (Map Room) – 8pm
July 31 – Joe Whyte – Rockwood Music Hall – 8pm
July 20, 2014
Here are some noteworthy shows coming up over the next few months. In August, The Bushwick Book Club will be heading over to City Winery with a bunch of newly written songs inspired by the book My Life as a Dog. In September, Misty Boyce will play the CD Release show for her new album The Life. Finally, in October, Mary Lee Kortes will once again sing the songs of Beulah Rowley at The Rockwood Music Hall.
Aug. 20 – The Bushwick Book Club playing songs inspired by My Life as a Dog by Reidar Jönsson
- City Winery – doors 7:30pm / show 8pm
Sept. 3 – Misty Boyce (CD Release Show) – Rockwood Music Hall – Stage and Time TBD
Oct. 7 – Mary Lee Kortes plays the Songs of Beulah Rowley – Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm
July 15, 2014
Here’s one show this coming Sunday, a bunch more in August and the first calendar listing for November.
July 20 – The Bushwick Book Club playing songs inspired by Goodbye Columbus by Philip Roth, performers include Pierre de Gaillande, Jessie Kilguss, Susan Hwang, Leslie Graves, Dave Voigt, Chris Rael, Don Rauf, Bob Holman with Sophie Malleret, Mark Lessereaux – Propsect Park (southern end of the Big Lawn under the tree on top of the hill with the Teddy Roosevelt Boy Scout Tablet) – 3pm
August and Beyond
Aug. 6 – North of Amarillo – Skinny Dennis – 9pm
Aug. 11 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm
Aug. 11 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Hagar Ben Ari, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm
Aug. 13 – North of Amarillo – Skinny Dennis – 9pm
Aug. 14 – Jay Stolar – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm
Aug. 20 – The Bushwick Book Club – City Winery – doors 7:30pm / show 8pm
Aug. 20 – North of Amarillo – Skinny Dennis – 9pm
Aug. 27 – North of Amarillo – Skinny Dennis – 9pm
Nov. 18 – Jess Klein w/ Jessie Torrisi – Rockwood Stage 3 – 7pm
July 15, 2014
If you don’t already have a ticket for tonight’s Puss n Boots Record Release Show at The Bell House or the Camera Obscura and Laura Cantrell double bill at Le Poisson Rouge, you are probably out of luck, because they are both sold out. My friend Tim swears that he gets into every sold out show he wants to by getting to the venue early and waiting at the box office for either the venue to make more tickets available or getting a ticket from someone who is trying to get rid of one at the last minute. Your mileage may vary, of course.
But fear not, because there are two more really good shows over at The Rockwood Music Hall tonight as well. First up, at 9pm will be Michaela Anne. I just can’t say enough good things about her new record, Ease My Mind. Michaela’s music lies someplace between country, blues, Americana and folk. And Ease My Mind frequently reminds me of some of the more Americana-ish offerings of The Grateful Dead and/or Bob Dylan. And even the New York Times likes her!
Stick around The Rockwood until 11pm, when Nick Africano will take the stage. This is week three of Nick’s five week Tuesday residency at The Rockwood. Nick has promised a different band and a different set each night, so if you’ve seen him before, you can check him out again. Nick is always melodic and soulful. Joining him as his band tonight will be Jessica Lynn, Sam Weber and Avi A. Amon.
Michaela Anne (9pm), Nick Africano (11pm), The Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
July 13, 2014
This summer Sunday night is not sleepy at all. There are two good shows tonight and they time out so that you can see both of them.
The first show is an early one, at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2. There at 7pm, Elizabeth and The Catapult will play. You can expect keyboard based idiosyncratic classical tinged pop and songs from the this year’s Elizabeth and The Catapult album, Like It Never Happened, as well as Elizabeth’s earlier songs. You may also hear a cover or two and whatever else Elizabeth has up her sleeve.
Once Elizabeth and the band finish, go north to 11th Street. You’ll find the 11th Street Bar just east of Avenue A. Laura Cantrell will be playing a set with Mark Spencer. Laura has two big shows coming up this week, opening for Camera Obscura. But you can see her tonight in a much more intimate setting.
Elizabeth and The Catapult, Rockwood 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)
Laura Cantrell with Mark Spencer, 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th Street between Avenues A &B (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
July 6, 2014
Aaron Lee Tasjan is back in town from East Nashville where he moved last year. Aaron’s a great songwriter and guitar player, and this set, which starts at 9:30pm, will be well worth your while. He’s been on the road lately, playing with such guitar greats as Chuck Prophet and Steve Wynn. Aaron released Crooked River Burning, a new EP on the Rockwood Music Hall Recordings label, earlier this year, which promptly went to #1 on the iTunes Singles/EP chart.
Joining Aaron tonight will be Caleb Caudle. I’ve not seen Caleb live yet, but from the tracks of his I’ve heard, impresses me as a gifted singer and songwriter in the Greg Trooper mold.
Aaron Lee Tasjan (with Caleb Caudle), Rockwood Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9:30pm, $10, with a $10 drink minimum