Tonight: Aly Tadros at The Rockwood Music Hall

November 22, 2014

Aly Tadros

Over at The Rockwood Music Hall at 9pm, you’ll find Aly Tadros.  Aly plays Americana, folk rock and folk, and blends them together with classical music as well.  Aly is originally from Texas, and spent some time in Austin before deciding to move here and make New York City her home.  Although her mother was from Texas, her dad was from Egypt, which adds some Middle Eastern influences to her music as well.  And if you are a friend with Aly on Facebook or follow her on Twitter, you’ll know that she loves bacon.

Aly will be celebrating her birthday at tonight’s show.  To fit the occasion, the show will be with a full band, and Aly promises some surprises.  If you never have seen Aly or heard her music, tonight is the opportune time to start.

Aly Tadros, The 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: The Dream Syndicate, Karla Moheno and Michaela Anne

November 19, 2014

The last couple of days have been pretty good ones for shows.  I took my camera with me to The Dream Syndicate show at Rough Trade last Saturday.  But a combination of the lighting and the places I could stand ended up making it difficult to get any worthwhile photos.  But here are three of Steve Wynn (guitar, lead vocals), Jason Victor (guitar, vocals), Mark Walton (bass) and Dennis Duck (drums) that are good enough for sharing.

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You’ll find photos from last night’s Karla Moheno and Michaela Anne shows after the jump.  If you are an email subscriber to Now I’ve Heard Everything, you’ll have to go to the site to see them. Read the rest of this entry »


Tonight: Last Minute Addition – Michaela Anne At Rockwood Stage 2

November 18, 2014

Michaela Anne

If tonight’s five choices weren’t enough, here’s a show scheduled at the last minute that’s worth adding to the list: Michaela Anne at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2.  Michaela Anne is an Americana and alt country singer-songwriter who has been a favorite here at Now I’ve Heard Everything for a while now.  Earlier this year, she released a wonderful album, Ease My Mind.  Even The New York Times listened up and took note of her.  And Michaela says she’s got her NYC band back with her on this one.  So if you’re looking for a late show, here’s one to catch.

Michaela Anne, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 11:15pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)


Tonight: Five Shows

November 18, 2014

Choices Large
Tonight is one of those nights.  There are five really solid shows, with three opposite each other.  Three of the shows are on the various stages of The Rockwood Music Hall and two of them are on the main stage at The Bowery Electric.  You can catch only two or three of them, but remember, when you have many good choices in front of you, whatever you choose will be a good choice.

I’ll start with the shows over at The Rockwood Music Hall. Austin-based Jess Klein comes to town for a way too infrequent visit bringing her passionate Americana to Rockwood Stage 3.  Jess’s album issued earlier this year, Learning Faith, is highly recommended, and I’m sure her show tonight will draw from the songs on it.  Opening up this show will be Jessie Torrisi, who is new to me.  Things get going at Rockwood Stage 3 at 7pm.

Upstairs around 9pm, you’ll find two of the three shows which are opposite each other.  Over at the original stage at The Rockwood Music HallJoy Askew will be playing the first of three shows of entirely different music.  Joy’s guest at this show will be Gray McMurray, and in addition Misty Boyce might be there to sing along with Joy as well.

Over at Rockwood Stage 2, Karla Moheno will play starting at 9:15pm.  If you are not yet familiar with Karla, take this opportunity to see her.  She plays rock, blues and ballads.  Karla’s songs are her own compositions and they are quite impressive.

Meanwhile, a few blocks west and north, at The Bowery ElectricDina Regine releases her new album, Right On, Alright.  I’ve had a chance to listen to Dina’s new album, and it is a wonderful collection, full of songs which harken back to the best of the 60s.  This is a full band show with horns, the best possible way to bring Right On Alright into the world.

Then, at 10pm, Dina will turn the stage over to Ursa Minor, which consists of Michelle Casillas (guitar, vocals), Tony Scherr (guitar),  Rob Jost (bass) and Robert Di Pietro (drums).  Call their music atmospheric indie rock played by top caliber musicians.  Tonight, Ursa Minor will be releasing a new single, Moon Media Sessions.  Moon Media Sessions is a rare stripped down duo performance with Michelle and Tony recorded live and filmed for the Moon Media Sessions video debut.

Jess Klein with Jessie Torrisi opening, Rockwood Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7pm, $12, with a $10 drink minimum

Joy Askew, 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)

Karla Moheno, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9:15pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

Dina Regine (9pm),  Ursa Minor (10pm), The Bowery Electric, 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), $8


Tonight: Mary Lee Kortes Sings Beulah Rowley at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

November 17, 2014

Mary Lee Beulah Rowley

Tonight, Mary Lee Kortes will play selections from The Songs of Beulah Rowley.  Mary Lee explains:

I was on the road in the UK, thinking about my next record, wanting it to be different somehow, to incorporate other kinds of writing.  What would that mean, I wondered, drifting off to sleep in my favorite London hotel suite (that would be my friend Lizzie’s sofabed). I woke up to find someone named “Beulah Rowley” in my head — a regionally famous 1930s midwestern singer/songwriter. I wrote a song by her on the spot, finished my tour, came home and wrote her biography. And then a bunch more songs, by her of course.

If you’d like to sample some of these songs, you can stream them and even buy them here.  There’s a full album in the works, to be produced by Hal Willner.

Mary Lee Kortes plays The Songs of Beulah Rowley, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7pm, $12


Tonight: Misty Boyce at Carroll Place

November 14, 2014

Misty Boyce Rockwood 9-3-14 10

From the first time I saw Misty Boyce (a check back in Now I’ve Heard Everything shows that to have been a bit more than 4 1/2 years ago), I knew I had seen someone with an incredible amount of raw talent.  And nothing that’s happen since has done anything other than convince me that I was right.

Misty hasn’t been around New York City as much as she had been over the last two years, having first moved to LA and then playing keys on several tours with Sara Bareilles.

But tonight Misty’s back in New York City with an all star band consisting of Bess Rogers (guitar), Zach Jones (drums) and Chris Kuffner (bass).  This show will no doubt center around Misty’s forthcoming CD, The Life, due out in 2015.  I’ve had a chance to hear The Life and can tell you that its blend of ballads, rock and pop makes it the strongest work that Misty has produced up to this point.

Misty’s show is part of an event entitled Supernova (which includes networking time, plus an open bar from 6-7pm) and it’s not clear to me whether tickets will be available at the door.  So getting a ticket in advance would be the smart thing to do.  Click here to do so.

Misty Boyce, Supernova at Carroll Place, 157 Bleecker Street between Sullivan and Thompson Streets (A, B, C, D, E, F or M Trains to West 4th Street), 9pm, $15


Advance Planning: November 2014 Music Calendar Update (Added 11/11)

November 11, 2014

Adding Luke Wesley at The Rockwood this Thursday, and set times for Dina Regine and Ursa Minor at The Bowery Electric next week.

Nov. 13 – Luke WesleyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Nov. 18 – Dina RegineThe Bowery Electric – 9pm

Nov. 18 – Ursa MinorThe Bowery Electric – 10pm


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