Photo Recap: Puss n Boots CD Release Show at The Bell House (With Set List)

July 16, 2014

Yesterday Puss n Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) released their first album, No Fools, No Fun.  Last night the band played their sold out record release show at The Bell House.  People came from as far away as Alberta and Alabama to see this show, and one guy who was at their first ever show many years ago was there as well.  It was a long show, with PNB playing for nearly two hours; you’ll find the full set list at the end of this post.

As usual, Norah played lead guitar, Cat played bass and guitar and Sasha played rhythm guitar, drums and bass.  Sasha played only an amplified acoustic guitar this time around.  During the evening, the band mentioned how people had managed to mangle the name of their record to No Food, No Fun and transform the band’s name to Puss n Butts.

I was there with my camera.  Here are some photos of the festivities:

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More photos and the set list after the jump Read the rest of this entry »


Big Puss n Boots Photo Page

July 10, 2014

With the impending release next week of No Fool, No Fun, the first record by Puss n Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) there has been a lot of interest in the photos I’ve post of the band over the years.  So I thought I’d make it easy for everyone by creating this page.  There’s a photo from each show of the band I’ve taken, and the link below will take you to the full set of those photos.  And don’t forget that Norah, Sasha and Catherine will be playing The Bell House on Tuesday July 15th, the day their record is released to the world.

Puss N Boots 12-11-13 1December, 2013

Puss N Boots Rockwood 6-9-13 1June, 2013

Puss N Boot Bell House 1-17-13 1January, 2013

Puss N Boots 1December, 2011

Puss N BootsApril, 2011


News and Notes

July 8, 2014

Elizabeth Trying to Break Your Heart

Last night at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 was one of those times when there were more musicians in the audience than on stage.  In the audience for Elizabeth and The Catapult were all four members of Mosco Rosco (formerly Harper Blynn), Jim KellerJames Maddock and Kevn Kinney.

Puss N Boots

Puss n Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) are getting ready for the release of their album No Fools, No Fun next week.  Yesterday they visited WNYC-FM and recorded a three song live appearance for Soundcheck.  Although that show is scheduled to be broadcast this coming Thursday, you can hear it on the Net right now by clicking here.  I’ve also had a report from a reliable source that the band has similarly recorded a live appearance for WFUV.

Amy Speace 2014

Amy Speace is now in the studio in Nashville recording her next album.  Joining her on this project are Will Kimbrough, Carl Broemel, Danny Mitchell, Eamon McLoughlin and Dean Marold, and maybe others as well.


Music Video: Puss n Boots – GTO (Live at Clearwater Festival 2014)

June 26, 2014

PussnBoots No Fools No Fun

Here’s a video of our old friends Puss n Boots recorded this past weekend at the Clearwater Festival up in Westchester. The song is GTO, originally by a group called the Fellow Travellers.  That’s Sasha Dobson on lead vocal and rhythm guitar,  Catherine Popper on bass and Norah Jones on lead guitar and backing vocal.  The video starts out with Cat’s remark on how’s she’s remembering not to use words she can’t say on the radio with the song kicking in at 25 seconds.  A big tip of the hat to tahcofan for being there to record this.

 


News and Notes: Puss n Boots, Jess Klein, Tom Petty and Secret Someones

June 14, 2014

PussnBoots No Fools No Fun

There are a few upcoming releases to be on the lookout for over the next several weeks: No Fools, No Fun, the first record from Brooklyn’s Puss n Boots (left to right above: Sasha DobsonCatherine Popper and Norah Jones) will be released on July 15th; Learning Faith, a blues-influenced album from Austin’s Jess Klein on June 24th; and Hypnotic Eye from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, which Tom describes as a rock n roll record, is coming on July 29th.

Secret Someones Rockwood 2

Now I’ve Heard Everything faves Secret Someones (Above left to right: Hannah Winkler, Bess RogersZach Jones and Lelia Broussard) were recently signed to Cherry Tree Records.  The band will have a new EP out in the fall and their full length debut album, which they say is almost completed, will be out early next year.


Advance Planning: June 2104 Music Calendar Update (Added 6/4)

June 4, 2014

Here’s a big update.  There are a couple shows here at the end of this week, plus a large number of shows at The Rockwood Music Hall.  This update, as always, has been included on the main June 2014 calendar as well.

June 7 – Sonya Kitchell & Co.Brooklyn Bowl – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 8 – Jim Campilongo and Honeyfingers55 Bar – 8pm

June 9 – Treetop FlyersRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

June 15 – Rich Hinman - Rockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

June 19 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 3 – 10:30pm

June 20 – Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, MiltonRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

June 23 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 27 – Sasha DobsonRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

June 30 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 30 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

July and Beyond

July 1 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

July 3 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

July 17 – The LookingRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

July 17 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

July 25 – Richard Julian – Rockwood Stage 3 – 9pm

July 27 – Jim Campilongo and HoneyfingersBarbes – 8pm

Aug. 21 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm


Advance Planning: June 2014 Music Calendar

May 28, 2014

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Here is the monthly music calendar for June 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.

Latest Update: June 27

June 1 – Jim Keller BandRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

June 2 – Alejandro EscovedoThe Bowery Electric – 8:30pm (Acoustic Solo); 9:30pm (full band)

June 2 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 2 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 3 – Jahn XavierHarley Davidson of NY – 6:30pm

June 3 – Old 97s and Lydia LovelessWebster Hall – doors 7pm / show 9pm

June 4 – Benefit for Robert Aaron featuring James Chance, Spanking Charlene, Eric Andersen, Felony Bebop Club, Joey Kelly All  Stars, Thousand Yard Stare, Crazy Mary, Ned Sublette, Puma Perl, LifeLiss, Phil Gammage, Kevin Tooley, Marisa Licata, Johnny Cement, Danny Ray, and possibly more – R Bar – 6pm

June 4 – Mia DysonRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

June 5 – Darlene LoveMetroTech Commons – Noon

June 5 – The Losers Lounge Presents: The Talking HeadsJoe’s Pub – 7pm

June 5 – Michaela AnneHill Country Brooklyn – 9pm

June 5 – Madi DiazRough Trade – show 9pm

June 5 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

June 6 – The Losers Lounge Presents: The Talking HeadsJoe’s Pub – 7pm

June 6 – The Losers Lounge Presents: The Talking HeadsJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

June 6 – Demolition String BandRodeo Bar – 10:45pm

June 7 – Sonya Kitchell & Co.Brooklyn Bowl – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 7 – PoundcakeBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

June 7 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 8 – Jim Campilongo and Honeyfingers55 Bar – 8pm

June 8 – Bruce Robison and Kelly WillisJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

June 9  – Aly TadrosPianos – 7pm

June 9 – Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers – Hill Country Brooklyn – 7pm

June 9 – Treetop FlyersRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

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

June 9 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 10 – Bucky Hayes – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 10 – Jeremy Messersmith – Bowery Ballroom – 9pm

June 11 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

June 12 – Chuck Prophet (performing Temple Beautiful with strings), Megan ReillyBowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

June 12 – Jay StolarRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 12 – Zoe Muth & The Lost High RollersHill Country NY – 9pm

June 12 – Tribute to The Rolling Stones Part 2 – Beast of Bourbon – 9pm

June 13 – Dear GeorgianaSpike Hill – 10pm

June 14 – Mary GauthierJoe’s Pub – 7:30pm

June 15 – Joe Ely, Lenny Kaye – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 15 – Rich Hinman - Rockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

June 15 – Richard Julian Band – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

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

June 16 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 16 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight -3am

June 18 – Willie NileHighline Ballroom – doors 6pm

June 18 – Nicole AtkinsMadison Square Park – 7pm

June 18 – It’s a Nugget if You Dug It – Nuggets 40th Anniversary + 2 with Tony Shanahan, Lenny Kaye, Glen Burtnik, Joan Osborne, Marshall Crenshaw, Steve Wynn and Kevn Kinney – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 18 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

June 19 – Ethan Eubanks – Beast of Bourbon – 9pm

June 19 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 3 – 10:30pm

June 20 – Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, MiltonRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

June 20 – The LookingThe Cutting Room – doors 6:30pm / show 7pm

June 20 – Michaela AnneHighline Ballroom – 7:30pm

June 20 – Secret SomeonesBrooklyn Bowl – show 8pm

June 20 – John DoeThe Bell House – doors 7pm / show 8pm

June 20 – Puss n BootsSunny’s – 10pm

June 21 – HoundmouthBrooklyn Bowl – doors 6pm / show 9pm

June 22 – Jim Campilongo and HoneyfingersBarbes – 8pm

June 23 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 24 – John Doe – 6th Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival (in the parking lot behind City Winery) – 5pm

June 24 – Bucky HayesParkside Lounge – 9pm

Jun24 – Elizabeth and The Catapult – Rockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

June 25 – Wreckless Eric – Mercury Lounge – 7pm

June 25 – The Bushwick Book Club sing songs inspired by Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking – performers include Bob Holman, Chris Rael, Zane Van Dusen, Susan Hwang, Leslie Graves, Casey Holford, Jessie Kilguss, Pierre de Gaillande and Shannon Pelcher – Barbes – 7pm

June 25 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

June 26 – Courtney Lee Adams Jr. – Beast of Bourbon – 9pm

June 27 – Sasha DobsonRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Update: June 27 – Spanking CharleneFat Baby – 10:30pm

June 28 – Jahn XavierBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

June 28 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 29 – The Great Harmony Swap Duets Show with  Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Sherryl Marshall, Lisa Lowell, Linda Hill, Tom Clark, Rebecca Turner, Dave Foster, Charlene McPherson, Jahn Xavier, Eric Ambel, Drina Lessard Seay, Annie Mark, Amy Allison, Elena Skye, Scott Anthony, Rembert Block, Elisa Peimer, Arno Hecht, Leslie Wagner, Deena Shoshkes, Colleen Hindsley, Chris James, Julie Grower and Boo Reiners – Treehouse at 2A – 9pm

June 30 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 30 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

July and Beyond

July 1 – James MaddockRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

July 1 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

July 2 – Rony’s Insomnia – Pianos – 9pm

July 2 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

July 3 – Sonya KitchellCameo Gallery – show 8pm

July 3 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

July 6 – Aaron Lee Tasjan and Caleb CaudleRockwood Stage 3 – 9:30pm

July 8 – So BrownRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

July 8 -Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets (Requests Show) – City Winery –  doors 6pm / show 8pm

July 8 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

July 9 – John FullbrightMadison Square Park – 7pm

July 10 – Jim BoggiaBenjamin CartelSpike Hill – show 8pm

July 11 – The Pretty Babies  – Beast of Bourbon – 9pm

July 12 – Arum RaeBrooklyn Night Bazaar – 7pm

July 12 – MancieThe Rock Shop – show 8pm

July 13 – New Ponies – Skinny Dennis – 9pm

July 14 – Eli “Paperboy” Reed & Honeyfingers play Modern Sounds in Country and Western – Rockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

July 15 – Puss n BootsThe Bell House – doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm

July 15 – Camera Obscura, Laura CantrellLe Poisson Rouge – doors 8pm / show 9pm

July 15 – Michaela AnneRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

July 15 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

July 16 – Ann KleinRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

July 16 – Camera Obscura, Laura CantrellMusic Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm / show 9pm

July 16 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

July 17 – The LookingRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

July 17 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

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

July 18 – Lydia LovelessBB Kings – 8pm

July 18 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

July 21 – Homeboy Steve CD Release Show – Parkside Lounge – 8pm

July 23 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

July 24 – James MaddockThe Cutting Room – doors 6:30pm / show 7:30pm

July 25 – Dayna KurtzBarbes – 8pm

July 25 – Richard Julian – Rockwood Stage 3 – 9pm

July 27 – Jim Campilongo and HoneyfingersBarbes – 8pm

July 29 – Conor Oberst with special guest DawesCentral Park Summerstage – doors 6pm / show 7pm

July 30 – Zephaniah and the 18 Wheelers (Jim Campilongo, Jonny Lam, Roy Williams, Scott Colberg, Nick “Crime” Anderson, Zephaniah O’Hora)Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

July 30 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

July 31 -PalefaceHill Country Brooklyn – 7pm

Aug. 2 –  The Baseball ProjectRough Trade – doors 8pm / show 9pm (on sale Friday 5/9 at Noon)

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

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

Aug. 21 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

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

Sept. 20 – The MastersonsRough Trade – 8pm

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

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

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

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

Nov. 1 – The Dream SyndicateBowery Ballroom – Time TBA


Tonight: Sasha Dobson at Pete’s Candy Store and Dear Georgiana at Union Hall

May 22, 2014

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Here are two shows that time out so that you can probably catch both.  But you’ll have to travel a bit to see them, as the first is in Williamsburg and the second is in Park Slope.

First up, at 8pm at Pete’s Candy Store is Sasha Dobson.  This is a busy time for Sasha.  She released a new EP, Into the Trees, is released in January.  That new six song EP finds Sasha using new sounds and covering such artists as Scott Walker, The Cure and Elliot Smith.  She’s been playing on Sunday nights this month with her band at The Ace Hotel, and Puss n Boots, the band she is with Norah Jones and Catherine Popper, is getting ready to release a new album and go on a short tour.  I’m not sure whether Sasha is playing with a band or solo tonight,  but this show is certainly going to be worth your while.

Later, at 10:30pm, Dear Georgiana will be taking the stage at Union Hall.  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 should be part of the band tonight.

Sasha Dobson, Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg (G Train to Metropolitan Avenue or L Train to Lorimer Street), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)

Dear Georgiana, Union Hall, 702 Union Street near the corner of 5th Avenue (R Train to Union Street), 10:30pm, $10


Advance Planning: May 2014 Music Calendar Update (Added 5/20)

May 20, 2014

More like last minute planning this time around: two changes for Thursday.

May 22 – Sasha DobsonPete’s Candy Store – 8pm

May 22 – Dear GeorgianaUnion Hall – 10:30pm

 


News and Notes: Puss n Boots Surprises, The Way Station Upgrades and Jim Keller Ready to Release His New Record

May 9, 2014

Puss n Boots 2014 Publicty Photo crop

Years ago, when Puss n Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper) first started playing, their gigs were usually semi-secret and listed under a strange name.  For the past two years or so that hasn’t happened and the band has announced their shows.  But this week was just like old times as Puss n Boots  played a surprise show on Tuesday night at Pete’s Candy Store.  The band will have their first record, No Fools, No Fun, released in July and play their record release show then at The Bell House.

Way Station Logo

There has been a lot of renovation at Brooklyn’s The Way Station lately.  The stage has been moved and enlarged, and a new sound board and speakers have been installed.  As Anders, the owner of the club, has noted:

It took four months and a lot of friends but finally the music stage transformation from a tiny quarter round platform with sub par audio to front and center masterpiece with pro sound is complete. the Way Station is now truly a first class live music venue.

Jim Keller Beast of Bourbon 5-8-14

Above is a photo from the Jim Keller Band‘s wonderful show last night at Beast of Bourbon.  Jim is getting ready to release his new album next month, Heaven Can Wait.  I’ve been able to listen to that new record and it is certainly a contender for one of the best records of 2014.  There’s a record release show coming up at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on June 1.

 


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