Ticketfly, an independent web based ticket seller has agreed to be acquired by music streamer Pandora for $450 million in a cash and stock deal. Ticketfly has been a prominent alternative to Ticketmaster and is currently used by Brooklyn Bowl, The Bell House and The Rockwood Music Hall, among other venues.
As the name of the venue implies, the location was once a factory which manufactured sawdust. National Sawdust is a non-profit venue and looks to book a various types of music. It can hold up to 350 people at a performance. The venue’s current calendar does not list any of the types of music that Now I’ve Heard Everything covers. Still, it’s excellent news when any new music venue opens, particularly in Williamsburg.
A week or so back, Joe Jackson played a show at The Cutting Room. Along with Joe this time out are Joe’s long-time bass player Graham Maby, as well as Doug Yowell on drums and the Rockwood Music Hall‘s Teddy Kumpel on guitar.
This show was for WFUV and the radio station was there to record the show for later broadcast, as well as recording a video or two. Here is On the Radio, one of Joe’s songs from back in the late 1970s.
Secret Someones – Bess Rogers, Lelia Broussard, Hannah Winkler and Zach Jones – blew the roof off of the jammed packed (all the tables had been removed) Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 last night. This was the release show for their brand new self titled CD, which is out today. The band played all the songs on the album, plus a really inspired cover. I can’t think of a better show that I’ve been to recently. Here are ten photos from that show, plus a set list after the photos.
Many more photos, plus the set list, after the jump
Every so often there is a day when it seems that everyone is in town and playing at exactly at the same time. Today is one of those days.
Over in the East Village, Amy Rigby will not be playing music. But she will be participating in the program Prose Pro Reading at The Sidewalk Cafe starting at 6:30pm. Amy’s songs can be insightful, laugh out loud funny or poignant. She’s has been using those same skills in writing the long running Diary of Amy Rigby and, I am sure, her forthcoming book as well. Also taking part in this is Mike DeCapite, who is new to me.
At 8pm, also in The East Village, at The Hi-Fi Bar, you’ll find Courtney Lee Adams Jr. Courtney’s songs are world weary and wise. I think that the music of Tom Waits might be a good comparison. But Courtney is less jarring, more tuneful and just more fun than Tom.
Back in Manhattan, two wonderful shows shows will happen opposite each other at 9:30. At The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, Secret Someones will play the CD Release Show for their brand new record, smartly titled Secret Someones. And everyone who buys a ticket gets a copy of the CD, a couple of hours before it is officially released tomorrow.
At exactly the same time over on the Bowery, Steve Wynn will play a duo show with long time accompanist Jason Victor downstairs at The Bowery Electric. This show is the warm up for Steve’s solo electric tour of Europe. He’ll most likely have copies of his recent solo electric album for sale as well, and this album has only been available at Steve’s shows.
Reading by Amy Rigby and Mike DeCapite, Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A at 6th Street (any train to 14th Street, L Train to 1st Avenue, F Train to Delancey Street or J or M Trains to Essex Street, then transfer to M14A Bus to 6th Street) 6:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the authors is highly recommended)
Joe Whyte – Bowery Electric (Map Room), 327 Bowery between 2nd and 3rd Streets (6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place, F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 2nd Avenue exit), 7:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
Courtney Lee Adams Jr., Hi-Fi Bar, 169 Avenue A between 10th and 11th Streets (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
Julia Haltigan, Leslie Mendelson, Bar LunAtico, 486 Halsey Street between Lewis and Stuyvesant Avenues (B26 Bus to Lewis Avenue; by subway, A or C Trains to Utica Avenue and walk to Lewis Avenue and Halsey Street), 8:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
I posted the October calendar this morning, and now there are a bunch of updates. Par for the course, it seems.
Both the calendar and the weather are poised to change over the next few days. So here is the Now I’ve Heard Everything Music Calendar for October. The new month will start out with everyone (or so it seems) playing on the first. Two weeks later, we’ll have the 2015 edition of CMJ. And I’ve already listed two New Year’s Eve shows, too.
Here are the usual ground rules: 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. As always, this calendar will be updated from time to time during the coming month.
Latest Update: Oct. 8
Oct. 5 – A Tribute to Paul and Linda McCartney’s RAM, with Lizzie Edwards, Charles Roth, Dave Foster, Tom Shad, Richard Feridun, Tommy DeVito, Mike Fornatale, Erica Smith, Mary Spencer Knapp, Rembert Block, Jeff Hudgins – Bowery Electric – 7pm
November and Beyond