Tonight: The Radigan Roundup at 12th Street Bar and Rony’s Insomnia at The Rockwood Music Hall

May 24, 2015

Radigan RoundupIf you don’t have a friend with a beach house and are in NYC this weekend there’s still live music to be heard tonight.  Why not check out The Radigan Roundup?  This show is run by Terry Radigan on Sundays at Park Slope’s 12th Street Bar and Grill.  Terry is joined tonight by Rony Corcos, Natti Vogel, and Vicki Kristina Barcelona.  Things get going at 7pm and run through 9pm, but getting there early for a seat is not a bad idea.

Ronys Insomnia

Later, at  The Rockwood Music Hall on the Lower East Side, Rony Corcos will play her second set of the night, this one a full band show with Rony’s Insomnia. The band consists of Rony on guitar and lead vocals, John Narder on guitar and keys, Jordan Lipp on drums and Yvans Jean-Michel on Bass.  Rony’s Insomnia plays psychedelic-tinged rock.  This set will start at 11pm.  It’s late but tonight is not a school night.

The Radigan Roundup, 12th Street Bar and Grill, 1123 8th Avenue – enter on 12th Street, Park Slope (F Train to 7th Avenue, use the 8th Avenue exit), 7pm, No Cover, (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)

Rony’s Insomnia, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit but note that the downtown and Brooklyn bound F is not stopping at this station), 11pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)


Tonight: The Kennedys and Ann Bond and Luther and The Missing Lynx at Rockwood Stage 3

May 22, 2015

Kennedy Villanelle

Tonight I can recommend two shows, one early and one late.  Both of the shows will take place at Stage 3 of The Rockwood Music Hall, the seated, subterranean room with the entrance on Orchard Street.  The first show gets going at 7:30pm and consists of The Kennedys.  The husband and wife duo consists of Pete and Maura and they have been playing together since 1994. Usually, when they play live it’s just the two of them.  Even so, with their two guitars, they still get a rather full sound.   I’ve always described the full band Kennedys as sounding like The Byrds but with female lead vocals.

Having just passed their 20th anniversary as a band, Pete and Maura have not lifted their feet off the pedal.  Separately and together, Pete and Maura are planning three new records for 2015.  One of those records is titled West, and was released earlier this year.  Tonight is the CD release show for the second record, Maura Kennedy’s solo CD, Villanelle: The Songs Of Maura Kennedy And B.D. Love.  It is a collaboration of the lyrics of widely published poet, B.D.Love, with music composed by Maura Kennedy.

 

Ann Bond Poster

Then at 11:30pm, long time Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Julia Haltigan will unveil her new side project.  Here’s what Julia has to say about it:

I’m very excited to share with you a fun side project I’ve been working on as my alter ego, Ann Bond! Some of you may know that I’ve been singing in the off broadway hit, Sleep No More. Crooning jazz standards is a ball and I’ve been inspired to develop the fun further bringing it back to prohibition era all the way through the late 50’s early 60’s. Performing as Ann Bond feat. Luther & The Missing Lynx, should inspire you to dust off your Henry Mancini records, order a dirty martini, bang the bongos and cha cha cha til you drop. Slip into something slinky, release your inner party animal and come misbehave with us in the basement of Rockwood Music Hall

The KennedysRockwood Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7:30pm, $15, with a $10 drink minimum

Ann Bond featuring Luther & The Missing Lynx, Rockwood Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 11:30pm, $10, with a $10 drink minimum


Tonight: Laura Cantrell at Union Hall and Ulysses S. Grant at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

May 19, 2015

Choices Large

Tonight there are two shows worth your while. I’m not sure whether or not you can get from the first to the second in time, but depending on when the first gets out and on the traffic and subway deities, it is at least theoretically possible to do so.

Laura Cantrell was born and raised in Nashville, but came to New York City for college and never left.  She’s not only a singer and songwriter but a musicologist as well, having served as the proprietress as The Radio Thrift Shop on WFMU.  Laura plays traditional country, alt-country and folk-rock as well.  The title song from her debut album, Not The Trembling Kind, was written by Jersey rocker George Usher.  She’s also covered Gordon Lightfoot‘s Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.  Tonight is the third show of Laura’s four week Tuesday night residency at Union Hall.  Opening the show will be The Human Hearts featuring Franklin Bruno.

Ulysses S. Grant is the name of a traditional country covers band with an all star cast: Pete Harper and J Blynn of Mosco Rosco (formerly Harper Blynn), Jim Campilongo, Chris Morrissey and Dan Reiser. Why the name Ulysses S. Grant? According to the band, it’s because USG was a great general and they are generally great.  The set get going at  The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 at 10:30pm.

Laura CantrellUnion Hall, 702 Union Street near the corner of 5th Avenue (R Train to Union Street), doors 7:30pm /show 8pm, $10

Ulysses S. Grant, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

 


Advance Planning: May 2015 Music Calendar Update (Added 5/18)

May 18, 2015

Here are a whole bunch of updates from our friends over at The Rockwood Music Hall.  Included are a couple of shows from Julia Haltigan in her new retro persona of Ann Bond.

May 22 – Ann Bond featuring Luther and the Missing Lynx (Julia Haltigan, David Luther and Friends) – Rockwood Stage 3 – 11:30pm

May 29 – Sonya KitchellRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

May 29 – Ann Bond featuring Luther and the Missing Lynx (Julia Haltigan, David Luther and Friends) – Rockwood Stage 3 – 11:30pm

June and Beyond

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

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

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

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

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


Advance Planning: May 2015 Music Calendar Update (Added 5/12)

May 12, 2015

A few shows in May and June and one in August.

May 19 – Billy Woodward with special guest Freddie Stevenson11th Street Bar – 9pm

May 28 – Freedy Johnston – Rockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

June and Beyond

June 6 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Stage 3 – 11pm

June 9 – Jeff LitmanRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

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


Tonight: Lelia Broussard at The Rockwood Music Hall

May 11, 2015

Lelia Broussard Rockwood crop

For the past two years, Lelia Broussard has been part of the band Secret Someones.  She still is, but tonight at 9pm at The Rockwood Music Hall, she will step away from them and perform on her own.  I’m not sure what she has in store for us, but Lelia’s last album was Masquerade, which was full of upbeat pop rock, not unlike the music played by Secret Someones.  In any event, this rare one off should be a fun show.

Lelia Broussard, 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)


Photo Recap: Some Recent Shows

May 6, 2015

Here are a few photos taken at shows over the past two weeks or so.  Some of them were posted on Instagram while the shows were happening.  So don’t forget to follow @nowiveheardeverything there too.

Garland Jeffreys and James Maddock

James Maddock (left) and Garland Jeffreys, Songs for Nepal at The Living Room

Joy Askew

Joy Askew at The Living Room

Jim Keller and Adam Minkoff

Jim Keller (left) and Adam Minkoff (center) at The Rockwood Music Hall

Courtney Lee Adams Jr

Courtney Lee Adams Jr. (center) at Beast of Bourbon


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