Photo Recap: Julia Haltigan at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

January 31, 2015

When I found myself standing right at the stage last night at Julia Haltigan‘s show at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, I took out my phone and started taking pictures.  It turned out to be the right thing to do, as I got enough shots to share with you today.  Julia recently moved to a classic four piece band (two guitars, bass and drums) and a more rocking sound.  This is the first set of photos I’ve taken of Julia playing in this configuration.

Julia Haltigan Rockwood 2 1-30-15 1Julia and Teddy Kumpel (lead guitar)

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Julia Haltigan Rockwood 2 1-30-15 3Paul Frazier (bass) and Steve Williams (drums)

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Advance Planning: February 2015 Music Calendar

January 29, 2015

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It’s almost February and therefore time for the February Music Calendar.  The usual ground rules apply: 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.

Feb. 2 – The Lascivious BiddiesRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Feb. 2 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 3 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Luca Benedetti, Roy WilliamsLiving Room – 9pm

Feb. 3 – Jessi MechanicPianos – 9pm

Feb. 4 – Milton – Living Room – 9pm

Feb. 4 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 4 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Feb. 5 – Freedy JohnstonRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

Feb. 5 – Aaron Lee Tasjan with Julia Haltigan opening – Subculture – 8pm

Feb. 5 – Joy AskewRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Feb. 5 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Feb. 6 – Jesse Terry, Cariad Harmon, Amy BlackRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

Feb. 6 – Li’l Mo and The MonicatsParkside Lounge – 10pm

Feb. 8 – Leslie Medelson (opening for Ari Hest) –  City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Feb. 9 – Jim Keller with special guest Tommy Heath (from Tommy Tutone) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Feb. 9 – MiltonPete’s Candy Store – 9pm

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

Feb. 9 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 10 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Living Room – 9pm

Feb. 10 – Jay FarrarLiving Room – 10pm

Feb. 11 – Milton – Living Room – 9pm

Feb. 11 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 11 – David LutherThe Way Station – 9pm

Feb. 11 – James Maddock Acoustic (All Request Show)Rockwood Stage 3 – 10:30pm

Feb. 12 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 14 – Dirty Water DogsBar Chord – 9pm

Feb. 15 – Demolition String BandSkinny Dennis – 4pm

Feb. 16 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 16 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 17 – Chris Morrissey – Living Room – 8pm

Feb. 17 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Living Room – 9pm

Feb. 17 – Alex Battles – Pete’s Candy Store – 10pm

Feb. 18 – Teddy ThompsonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 18 – Milton – Living Room – 9pm

Feb. 18 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 19 – Heap, Los Dudes, Spanking CharleneThe Bowery Electric – show 7:30

Feb. 19 – Michaela AnneRockwood Stage 2 – 9:15pm

Feb. 19 – Alex Battles – Pete’s Candy Store – 10pm

Feb. 19 – Chris Cubeta and the Liars ClubRockwood Stage 2 – 10:15pm

Feb. 20 – Adam Bernstein with Paul CarbonaraPete’s Candy Store – 8pm

Feb. 21 – Alex BattlesSkinny Dennis – 4pm

Feb. 22 – Michaela Anne and The Wild Hearts – Skinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 23 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 23 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 24 – Interrobang with Zach Jones, Chris Kuffner, Martin RivasRockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

Feb. 25 – Aly TadrosRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Feb. 25 – Teddy ThompsonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 25 – Milton – Living Room – 9pm

Feb. 25 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 26 – Dan Wilson and Jenny Owen YoungsCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Feb. 26 – The Jacks of Kings CountyThe Way Station –  10pm

Feb. 28 – Secret SomeonesIrving Plaza – 7pm

Feb. 28 – Winterpills – Living Room – 8pm

March and Beyond

Mar. 2 – George Usher and Lisa BurnsMercury Lounge – 8pm

Mar. 4 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 4 – The Losers Lounge: The Pretenders vs. BlondieJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Mar. 5 – The Losers Lounge: The Pretenders vs. BlondieJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

March 6 – The Johnny Cash 83rd Birthday Bash with Alex Battles and The Whisky Rebellion, Linda Hill, The Calamity Janes and more – The Bell House – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Mar. 6 – The Losers Lounge: The Pretenders vs. BlondieJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Mar. 7 – The Losers Lounge: The Pretenders vs. BlondieJoe’s Pub – 2pm

March 7 – The Johnny Cash 83rd Birthday Bash with Alex Battles and The Whisky Rebellion, Linda Hill, The Calamity Janes and more – The Bell House – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Mar. 7 – The Losers Lounge: The Pretenders vs. BlondieJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

March 8 – The Johnny Cash 83rd Birthday Bash with Alex Battles and The Whisky Rebellion, Linda Hill, The Calamity Janes and more – The Bell House – doors 2pm / show 3pm

Mar. 11 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 11 – David Bowie Tribute Night with Keith Hartell, C. P. Roth, T.Y. Tuschen, Kevin Hyland, Craig Hoek, Ray Kubian, Richard Feridun, Boo Reiners, Mary Lee Kortes, Monica Passin, Nate Schweber, Jahn Xavier, Keith Hartel, Charles Roth, Courtney Lee Adams Jr., Liza Colby, Mary Knapp, Stella Rose St. Clair, Crystal, Pete Cenedella, Dave Foster and more – Beast of Bourbon – 9pm

Mar. 18 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 19 – Julia HaltiganMercury Lounge – 9pm

Mar. 19 – Willie NileRough Trade – 9pm

Mar. 25 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 26 – The Jacks of Kings CountyThe Way Station –  10pm

Mar. 30 – Todd Snider – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Mar. 31 – Todd Snider – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Apr. 11 – Jesse Malin, Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 and Trapper SchoeppBowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Apr. 16 – Jess KleinRockwood Stage 3 – show 10pm

Apr. 22 – Ana EggeRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm


Tonight: Jeff Litman at The Rockwood Music Hall

January 28, 2015

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Here’s an early show for those who really don’t like to stay out late.  But this show is really early.  At 6pm, Jeff Litman will take the original stage at The Rockwood Music Hall.  Jeff’s stock in trade is melodic rock and power pop, and he’ll be joined tonight by a full band.  Jeff doesn’t play often enough for my tastes, so take advantage of tonight’s opportunity to see him.  And since Jeff originally hails from Minnesota, I’m sure all the ice and snow out that won’t phase him in the least.

Jeff LitmanRockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 6pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)


Advance Planning: January 2015 Music Calender Snow Update (Added 1/26)

January 26, 2015

As of this writing (5pm Monday), the following shows previously posted on the main January 2015 calendar have been canceled as a result of the approaching blizzard.  If you plan on going to any show tonight, Tuesday or Wednesday, please contact the club before you go to make sure that the show is still on.

Canceled – Snow! Jan. 26 – Rosie FloresHill County NY – 9pm

Canceled – Snow! Jan. 26 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Canceled – Snow! Jan. 26 – The Music of Jack Bruce with Anton Fier, Adam Minkoff, Mark Marshall, Karen Mantler, and Brittany AnjouRockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

Canceled – Snow! Jan. 28 –  David Bowie Tribute Night with Keith Hartell, C. P. Roth, T.Y. Tuschen, Kevin Hyland, Craig Hoek, Ray Kubian, Richard Feridun, Boo Reiners, Mary Lee Kortes, Monica Passin, Nate Schweber, Jahn Xavier, Keith Hartel, Charles Roth, Courtney Lee Adams Jr., Liza Colby, Mary Knapp, Stella Rose St. Clair, Crystal, Pete Cenedella, Dave Foster and more – Beast of Bourbon – 9pm


Music Video: Kristin Diable – Time Will Wait

January 24, 2015

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I saw Kristin Diable play two tremendous shows over the past 10 days (the photo above is from her show at The Rockwood Music Hall).  The songs she played were from her album Create Your Own Mythology which will be released on February 24th.  So here is the first song let loose on the Internet from that album.  It’s titled Time Will Wait and it’s already a favorite of mine.


News and Notes

January 23, 2015

45sGraham Parker and the Rumour will be releasing a new album in 2015 according to Rumour member Martin Belmont.  Dawes has said that those who are looking for new music from them this year will not be disappointed, so it looks like that band has a new record on the way too.  Finally, although Modern Blues, the new album from The Waterboys was released in much of the world earlier this week, it will not be released in the US until April 7th.

45sJoy Askew has a show coming up at The Rockwood Music Hall in February.  At that show she’ll have a new band with her consisting of Grey McMurray, Josh Dion and Rob Jost.

 

45sJulia Haltigan will be play a number of shows in a duo with her dad Emmet in March and April.  Look for those show to take place at The Rockwood Music Hall.

 

45sLong time Rockwood Music Hall  staple Freddie Stevenson has spent the last year living in Scotland.  I’m hearing that he may be back in NYC this spring, which is great news, because he has been missed.


Photo Recap: A Few Recent Shows

January 21, 2015

Even when I don’t bring my camera to a show, I’ll frequently take a picture or two with my phone.  Some of those pictures are good enough to share.  So here are photos from recent shows with Kristin Diable, David Luther, Julia Haltigan and Milton.

Kristin Diable Rockwood 1-20-15Kristin Diable at The Rockwood Music Hall (Jan. 20, 2015)

David Luther Rockwood 1-19-15David Luther at The Rockwood Music Hall (Jan. 19, 2015)

Julia Haltigan Union Pool 1-15Julia Haltigan at Union Pool (Jan. 14, 2015)

Milton PetesCandy Store 1-15Milton at Pete’s Candy Store (Jan. 12, 2015)


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