Music Video: Michaela Anne – Lift Me Up (Live)

July 29, 2014

Michaela Anne

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.


Advance Planning: August 2014 Music Calendar

July 28, 2014

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Since Friday is August, here is the monthly music calendar for August 2014.  Listings on the calendar 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.  As usual, this calendar will be updated from time to time during the coming month.

Aug. 1 – Dirty Water DogsBar Chord – 9pm

Aug. 2 –  The Baseball ProjectRough Trade – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Aug. 2 – Benjamin Cartel –  Union Hall – show 8:30pm

Aug. 2 – Secret SomeonesBrooklyn Night Bazaar – 10pm

Aug. 3 – James Maddock (Solo)Rockwood Stage 3 – 7:30pm

Aug. 6 – Marshall Crenshaw (Requests Show) – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Aug. 6 – Sister Sparrow and The Dirty BirdsMadison Square Park – 7pm

Aug. 6 – Emmylou Harris and Rodney CrowellLincoln Center Out of Doors at Damrosch Park Bandshell  – show 7:30pm

Aug. 6 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Aug. 6 – Rony’s InsomniaArlene’s Grocery – 9pm

Aug. 6 – Amy Black BandHill Country NY – 10:30pm

Aug. 6 – Buenos DiazRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Aug. 7 – Buenos DiazCameo – show 8pm

Aug. 7 – Jay Stolar – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Aug. 9 – John Fullbright -Lincoln Center Out of Doors at Hearst Plaza  – 1:30pm

Aug. 9 – Rosanne Cash, The Lone Bellow, Buddy Miller and Jim LauderdaleLincoln Center Out of Doors at Damrosch Park Bandshell  – show 6pm

Aug.  9 – PoundcakeBeast of Bourbon –  9pm

Aug. 9 – Kevin GordonHill Country NY – 10:30pm

Aug. 10 – Dayna KurtzBarbes – 8pm

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 DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 12 – Drivin’ N Cryin’ and Aaron Lee Tasjan – 6th Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival (in the parking lot behind City Winery) – 5pm

Aug. 13 – Teddy Thompson – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Aug. 13 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Aug. 13 – Richard JulianRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 14 – Jonatha BrookeSubCulture - 8pm

Aug. 14 – Jay StolarRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 15 – Red Wanting BlueBowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Aug. 16 – Dirty Water DogsRadegast Hall – 3pm

Aug. 17 – Ed Rogers (CD Release Show) – Joe’s Pub – 7pm

Aug. 17 – Drina Seay – Treehouse at 2A – 9pm

Aug. 18 – Jill Sobule and Friends (A Live Album Recording​) – City Winery – doors 6pm show 8pm

Aug. 18 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Aug. 18 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 18 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight – 3am

Aug. 20 – Caroline Rose – Joe’s Pub – 7:30pm

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

Aug. 20 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Aug. 21 – James MaddockRockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

Aug. 21 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Aug. 22 – My Pet Dragon – Rockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

Aug. 22 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Aug. 27 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Aug. 29 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

September and Beyond

Sept. 3 – Misty Boyce (CD Release Show)  – Rockwood  Music Hall – Stage and Time TBD

Sept. 3 – Blackie and The Rodeo KingsCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Sept. 6 -Ian Hunter and The Rant Band and Wreckless Eric and Amy RigbyThe Bell House – doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm

Sept. 6 – Ana Egge String Band – Hill Country Brooklyn – 8:30pm

Sept. 8 – Jim KellerRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Sept. 10 – Secret SomeonesStage 48 – 7pm

Sept. 10 – James Maddock (All-Request Show) – Rockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

Sept. 18 – Peter Case, Amy SpeaceRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

Sept. 20 – The MastersonsRough Trade – 8pm

Sept. 22 – John FullbrightBowery Ballroom – 9pm

Sept. 23 – The MastersonsCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Sept. 23 – John FullbrightMusic Hall of Williamsburg – 9pm

Sept. 28 – Lydia LovelessThe Studio at Webster Hall – 7:30pm

Sept. 30 – PoundcakeCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Sept. 30 – Madi DiazRough Trade – 9pm

Oct. 7 –  Mary Lee Kortes plays the Songs of Beulah Rowley – Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Oct. 10 – The Kennedys 20th Anniversary Show – Rockwood Stage 3 – 7:30pm

Oct. 12 – Arum Rae – Music Hall of Williamsburg – 8pm

Oct. 25 – Eddie and The Hot RodsThe Bowery Electric – show 7:30pm

Nov. 18 – Jess Klein w/ Jessie TorrisiRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

 


Advance Planning: July 2014 Calendar Update (Added 7/24)

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 CatapultRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

July 25 – Anything Mose! The music of Mose Allison feat. Richard Julian w/ The John Chin QuartetRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

July 28 – The Big BrightSubCulture - 8pm

July 31 – PalefaceHill Country Brooklyn – 8:30pm


Advance Planning: July 2014 Music Calendar Update (Added 7/23)

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

Canceled! July 31 – Joe WhyteRockwood Music Hall – 8pm


Advance Planning: July 2014 Music Calendar Update (Added 7/20)

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


Advance Planning: July 2014 Music Calendar Update (Added 7/15)

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 AmarilloSkinny 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 DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 13 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Aug. 14 – Jay StolarRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 20 – The Bushwick Book ClubCity Winery – doors 7:30pm / show 8pm

Aug. 20 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Aug. 27 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Nov. 18 – Jess Klein w/ Jessie TorrisiRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm


Tonight: Some Big Shows Are Sold Out But Here Are Two Excellent Ones You Can Still See

July 15, 2014

Choices Large

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.

Michaela Anne

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!

Nick Africano

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)


Tonight: Elizabeth and The Catapult at Rockwood Stage 2 and Laura Cantrell at The 11th Street Bar

July 13, 2014

Elizabeth Trying to Break Your Heart

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.

Radio Free Song Club - Laura Cantrell 2

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)


Advance Planning: July 2014 Music Calendar Update (added 7/11)

July 11, 2014

Another day, another update.

July 13 – Elizabeth and The CatapultRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

July 21 – Homeboy Steve CD Release Show – Parkside Lounge – 7pm

July 30 – Secret Someones (opening for Ingrid Michaelson) – Central Park Summerstage – doors 5pm / show 6pm


Tonight: Aaron Lee Tasjan at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3

July 6, 2014

Aaron Lee Tasjan

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


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