Tonight: Aly Tadros at Rockwood Music Hall; Tomorrow: Fife & Drom at LIC Bar; North of Amarillo and Freedy Johnston at The South Street Seaport

July 3, 2015

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The July 4th weekend is upon us with a huge number of folks out of town already (there’s actually parking on my block).  If you are in town, here are my recommendations:

Friday 7/3 – Aly Tadros: Check out the original stage at The Rockwood Music Hall for this wonderful Americana, folk rock and folk artist.  In the past Aly has blended classical instruments into her music.  I’m not sure what she has in mind tonight, but she will have a couple of horns added to her band. Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended).

Saturday 7/4 – Fife & Drom is an electric blues band lead by Mark Marshall and Abby Ahmad.  You’ll find them playing late this afternoon out of doors in Long Island City.  LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Blvd., near 46th Avenue, Long Island City (7 Train to Vernon-Jackson or G Train to 21st Street – Van Alst), 5pm, No Cover (but contribution to the band highly encouraged)

Saturday 7/4 – North of Amarillo is inspired by the music of Emmylou Harris.The band pays tribute to her classic songs and arrangements along with a mix of originals and other country favorites, with vocals handled by the amazingly voiced Kelli Scarr. South Street Seaport Festival of Independence Peck Slip Stage at South Street (A, C, J, 2, 3 or 4 Trains to Fulton Street) 6pm, Free

Saturday 7/4 – Freedy Johnston is originally from Kansas and first got attention through the albums he released with Bar None Records back in the 90s.  His songs tell great stories and sound great whether they are played with a single guitar or a band.  His most recent album is Neon Repairman.  South Street Seaport Festival of Independence Fulton Street Stage at Water Street (A, C, J, 2, 3 or 4 Trains to Fulton Street) 7pm, Free


Advance Planning: July 2015 Music Calendar Update (Added 7/2)

July 2, 2015

Here’s the first update of the July calendar, and it’s a big one.  It includes three shows outdoors on the 4th of July, a Tribute to Woody Guthrie later this month and a whole bunch of recently posted shows as well.  I’ve also removed a show that never really existed and was posted in error.

July 4 – Fife & DromLIC Bar – 5pm

July 4 – North of AmarilloSouth Street Seaport Festival of Independence Peck Slip Stage – 6pm

July 4 – Freedy JohnstonSouth Street Seaport Festival of Independence Fulton Street Stage – 7pm

July 12 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan Lara Ewen and others TBA – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

July 14 – Tribute to Woody Guthrie – Hosted by Boo and Elena of The Demolition String Band with Lisa Gutkin, Cole Quest & The City Pickers, Queen Esther, Jen Larson, Mamie Minch and many more – Living Room – 9pm-Midnight

July 16 – Karla Moheno (9pm),  Jessie Kilguss (10pm) – Hank’s Saloon

July 19 – Courtney Lee Adams Jr.Rockwood Music Hall – 8pm

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

July 24 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

July 26 – Pete SinjinRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

July 29 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

July 30 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

August and Beyond

Aug. 1 – Bucky HayesRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Aug. 19 – James Maddock and FriendsRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Sept. 8 – Freddie Stevenson (Record Release Show) – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm


Tonight: Dear Georgiana at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

June 30, 2015

Dear Georgiana Mercury Lounge 5-18-15

It’s something of a quiet week. But here’s a wonderful show tonight.  At 10pm, Dear Georgiana will play The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2.  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 may be part of the band tonight.

Dear Georgiana, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)


Advance Planning: July 2015 Music Calendar

June 29, 2015

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It’s just about July, so here is the July 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.

Also of note this month is The Prospect Heights Music and Art Festival which runs from July 15-19.  The music portion of the PHMAF will take place at The Way Station, Branded Saloon, The Soda Bar and The Saint Catherine.  I have not included any recommendations for the Festival because I am mostly unfamiliar with the bands playing there.  But there is a PHMAF mixtape here.

Some venues play things close to the vest.  So this calendar will be updated from time to time during the coming month.

Latest Update: July 2

July 1 – Dina RegineSidewalk Cafe – 8:15pm

July 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 Amy Rivard, Steve Himmelstein, Dan Cazio, John Brodeur, Andy Mac, Ali Brustofski, Seth Faulk, Jared McCloud, Andrea Nardello, Jesse Ruben, Paul Bertolino, Jeff Litman, Chris Kelly, Steve Himmelstein, Bryan Dunn, Olamide Faison and more – The Bitter End – 7pm

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

July 2 – Philip Sterk – Pete’s Candy Store – 10pm

July 3 – Aly TadrosRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Update: July 4 – Fife & DromLIC Bar – 5pm

Update: July 4 – North of AmarilloSouth Street Seaport Festival of Independence Peck Slip Stage – 6pm

Update: July 4 – Freedy JohnstonSouth Street Seaport Festival of Independence Fulton Street Stage – 7pm

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

July 6 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

July 7 – Karli BruceC’mon Everybody – show 8pm

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

July 8 – Hayes CarllMercury Lounge – 8pm

July 8 – North of AmarilloHill Country NY – 9pm

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 – show 9pm

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

Update: July 12 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan Lara Ewen and others TBA – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

July 13 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Update: July 14 – Tribute to Woody Guthrie – Hosted by Boo and Elena of The Demolition String Band with Lisa Gutkin, Cole Quest & The City Pickers, Queen Esther, Jen Larson, Mamie Minch and many more – Living Room – 9pm-Midnight

July 14 – Sasha DobsonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

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

July 15 – Hayes CarllRough Trade – show 9pm

July 15 – North of AmarilloHill Country NY – 9pm

July 16 – Joe WhyteRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

July 16 – Robbie Fulks and Redd Volkaert (two sets as duo) – Union Hall – doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm

Update: July 16 – Karla Moheno (9pm),  Jessie Kilguss (10pm) – Hank’s Saloon

July 17 – Debbie Schwartz (7pm) – George Usher and Lisa Burns (8pm) – Pianos

July 18 – Bryan DunnRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

July 18 – Alex Battles –  Living Room – 11pm

July 18 – Pin UpsSidewalk Cafe – 11pm

July 19 – Alex Battles Freddy’s Bar – 4pm

Update: July 19 – Courtney Lee Adams Jr.Rockwood Music Hall – 8pm

July 20 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

July 20 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight – 3am

July 21 – The MekonsBowery Ballroom – show 9pm

July 22 – Hayes CarllMercury Lounge – 8pm

July 22 – North of AmarilloHill Country NY – 9pm

July 23 – The Kennedys (Preview Pete Kennedy’s Heart of Gotham album) – Hi-Fi Bar – 8pm

Canceled! 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

Update: July 24 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

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

July 25 – Andi Rae Healy and The Back River Bullies – Celebrating Red Hook – 7 pm

Update: July 26 – Pete SinjinRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

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

July 29 – North of AmarilloHill Country NY – 9pm

Update: July 29 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Update: July 30 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

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

August and Beyond

Update: Aug. 1 – Bucky HayesRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Aug. 7 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

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

Update: Aug. 19 – James Maddock and FriendsRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Aug. 21 – Drina SeaySidewalk Cafe – 10pm

Update: Sept. 8 – Freddie Stevenson (Record Release Show) – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Sept. 19 – Rebecca Loebe, BettysooRockwood Stage 3 – 6:30pm

 


Tonight: Mieka Pauley at The Rockwood Music Hall and Candy and Women at The Parkside Lounge

June 26, 2015

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Tonight, there’s a Lower East Side doubleheader on tap.  It starts at the original stage of The Rockwood Music Hall tonight, at 9pm.  There you’ll find Mieka Pauley playing her monthly Rockwood show.  Mieka is an incisive writer, a powerful singer and a fine blues guitarist.  Whether she is singing her own songs or playing a few choice covers, you’ll find yourself moved by Mieka’s performance.  So take this opportunity to see her.

Candy and Women Logo

Once Mieka’s show has finished, walk seven blocks east on Houston Street to Attorney Street.  I don’t think you’ll find any lawyers there, but what you will find on that corner is the Parkside Lounge.  There, in the back room, starting at 11pm, you’ll find Li’l Mo, Drina Seay and Homeboy Steve who will play and sing together as Candy and Women.  There will be loads of Americana, alt country, country and 60s pop, with lovely harmonies, this time around.

Mieka Pauley, 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)

Candy and Women, Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Street at Attorney Street (F Train to Delancey Street or J or M Trains to Essex Street), 11pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

 

 


Photo Recap: A Few Recent Shows

June 22, 2015

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

Craig Finn Webster Hall 6-15-15

Craig Finn stepped away from The Hold Steady and opened for The Heartless Bastards at Webster Hall last week

Erica Heartless Bastards Webster Hall 6-15-15

Erika Wennerstrom of The Heartless Bastards at Webster Hall

Alex and Janel Rockwood 6-19-15

Alex and Janel, who I had not seen before, played their “last show for now” at Rockwood Stage 2 this past Friday

Andi Rae Healy MMNY 6-21-15

Make Music NY in Park Slope: The Brooklyn Tumbleweeds: Jeff Litman (L), Andi Rae Healy (C), Danny Reisbick (R) in front of Sharlene’s Bar on Flatbush Avenue

Brian Dunn MMNY 6-21-15

Bryan Dunn in front of Sharlene’s Bar yesterday for Make Music NY


Tonight: Elizabeth and The Catapult and at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3

June 20, 2015

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Tonight, head over to The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 on Orchard Street at 10pm.  There you’ll find Elizabeth and The Catapult.  You can expect keyboard based idiosyncratic classical tinged pop and songs from the band’s three albums (including the recent Like It Never Happened, one of Now I’ve Heard Everything’s Top Albums of 2014).  You’ll probably hear some new stuff as well as Elizabeth is currently working on a new album.  Elizabeth also likes to throw in some inspired covers as well.  I never leave one of Elizabeth’s shows without having being uplifted by the music.

Elizabeth and The Catapult, Rockwood Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10pm, $5, with a $10 drink minimum


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