Photo Recap: Chuck Prophet, Stephanie Finch and Hannah Georgas

November 13, 2010

Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express and Stephanie Finch and The Company Men at The Bowery Electric were long scheduled to be the show for the Thursday night just passed.  Their show did not disappoint.  Stephanie started off with a 45 minute set based on her recently released album, Cry Tomorrow.  Then Chuck came on and he and the Mission Expressed blistered the place for an hour and 45 minutes.  As always, people were up and dancing, particularly to You Did, the song whose video I previously posted here.

I had started the evening by seeing The Living Room set of Vancouver’s Hannah Georgas.  I had wandering in to The Rockwood Music Hall early on Wednesday, caught the end of  Hannah’s set on Wednesday and  decided to see her full show on Thursday as well.  Hannah’s sound is a pop/rock, perhaps a bit like but less quirky than her fellow Canadian, Feist.

Here are a few photos from each of those shows from Thursday night.

Chuck Prophet

Photos of Stephanie Finch and Hannah Georgas after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »


Wednesday and Thursday: Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express (Plus Video)

November 9, 2010

One of the must see bands out there is Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express.  Chuck plays soul tinged rock with blistering guitar solos.  I saw Chuck and company two years ago, packed into the basement of a tiny club located off a back alley in Austin, Texas.  The place was packed and just a bit warm, but Chuck had most of the crowd dancing (me too).

Since he’s based in San Francisco, Chuck doesn’t get to our area often (although I will admit he was in NYC this past March), so don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the best live acts in the business.  Actually, these two opportunities to see Chuck.  He’ll be in Brooklyn at Union Hall on Wednesday and in Manhattan at The Bowery Electric on Thursday.

Still not sure?  Check out this video of what is the high point of Chuck’s live shows.  The song is simply titled You Did (if you don’t want to hear Chuck talk, advance to 1:30 into the video)

Wednesday: Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express, Union Hall, 702 Union Street at 5th Avenue in Brooklyn (R Train to Union Street), 8pm $12/$15 DOS (Stephanie Finch and The Company Men open)

Thursday: Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express, The Bowery Electric , 327 Bowery between 2nd and 3rd Streets (6 Train to Bleeker Street or Astor Place), doors 8pm /show 9pm, $12/$15 DOS (Stephanie Finch and The Company Men and The Mastersons open)


This Week: Too Many Good Musicians, Too Few Nights

November 8, 2010

You have musical choices almost every day this week, and  I’ve listed 13 worthwhile shows below for your consideration.   But you can’t see every one of these shows and too many good ones conflict.  So get out your calendar and figure out what you are going to do in this much too bountiful week.

Nov. 8 – Nick AfricanoThe Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Nov. 9 – On Your Radar hosted by WFUV’s John Platt with The Maura Kennedy Band, Avi Wisnia, and K.C. CliffordThe Living Room – 7-9pm*

Nov. 9 – Willie NileJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Nov. 10 – Chuck Prophet, Stephanie FinchUnion Hall – 8pm

Nov. 10 – Emily ZuzikThe Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Nov. 11 – Chuck Prophet, Stephanie FinchThe Bowery Electric – 8pm

Nov. 11- When Giants Walked The Earth: A Musical Memior By Andy Shernoff (Dictators), Paul CollinsUnion Hall – 8pm

Nov. 11 – Sister Sparrow and the Dirty BirdsSullivan Hall – 8pm

Nov. 12 – Wreckless Eric and Amy RigbyThe Bowery Electric – 7:30pm

Nov. 13 – Jon Graboff’s Pedal Steel Guitar World of DiscoveryRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 7pm

Nov. 13 – Richard BaroneMaxwell’s (Hoboken) – 7:30pm

Nov. 13 – The Grip WeedsKenny’s Castaways – 9:45pm

Nov. 14 – Charlie FayePete’s Candy Store – 10:30pm


News and Notes: Norah Jones, My Pet Dragon and November Starts Off Strong

November 1, 2010

If you wanted to see Norah Jones, the past few days were the time to do it.  As noted in the Now I’ve Heard Everything October Calendar, Norah was part of last Thursday’s Petty Fest tribute to Tom Petty (on the occasion of Tom’s 60th birthday), where she joined in on about a half dozen songs including It’s Time to Move On and You Don’t Know How It Feels.  On Saturday, Norah was one of the performers who took part in Radio Happy Hour at Le Poisson Rouge.  In addition to singing three songs solo (Young Blood, a Lowell George cover whose name escapes me and How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart), Norah was interviewed and appeared in a faux radio drama playing a CIA agent named Norah Jones.  The photo above is from Saturday’s Radio Happy Hour performance.

I had heard some buzz about My Pet Dragon over the past few months.  I just wasn’t able to get to one of their shows.  But I finally did so Saturday was was quite impressed with the band.  I want to hear them again but I plan to be talking about them again.

The next 14 days is one of those periods where there a many worthwhile shows, some of which conflict with each other.  I’ll just list who is playing:

Sasha Dobson, Jonathan Richman, Jim Lauderdale, Carrie Rodriguez Melody Kills (New Leslie Mendelson Project), Teddy Thompson, Madison Square Gardeners, Jim Keller, Charlie Faye, Milton, Hey Mama, Mike Viola, My Pet Dragon The Bottle Rockets, Graham Parker, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Cordero, Lydia LovelessNick Africano, Willie Nile Chuck Prophet, Stephanie Finch, Emily Zuzik, Andy Shernoff (Dictators), Paul Collins, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby and Jon Graboff’s Pedal Steel Guitar World of Discovery

This is certainly a time to plan in advance, so be sure to check Now I’ve Heard Everything’s November Calendar.  I’ll also be updating the calendar shortly with additional events in the latter part of the month.


Advance Planning: November Music Calendar

October 27, 2010

It’s nearly November so it’s time to take a look at the month ahead.  And don’t just look once; I do update this calendar often, and any updates are marked.

There’s a lot going on in November.  Things start to get sketchy around Thanksgiving, but I’m sure we’ll get more details  shortly.

Nov. 1 – Sasha DobsonRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 8:30pm

Nov. 1- Jonathan RichmanBowery Ballroom – 9pm

Nov. 2- Jonathan RichmanThe Bell House – Doors 8pm

Nov. 2 – Jim Lauderdale & Carrie RodriguezCity Winery – 9pm

Nov. 3 – Melody Kills (New Leslie Mendelson Project) – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 9pm

Nov. 4 – Teddy ThompsonRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 8pm

Nov. 4 – Madison Square GardenersJohn Varvatos Store – 8pm

Nov. 4 – Jim KellerLakeside Lounge – 9pm

Nov. 5 – DawesWebster Hall – Doors 6pm*

Nov. 5 – Charlie FayeThe Living Room – 8pm

Nov. 5 – Milton (with Frank Campbell on piano)- The Turning Point – 9pm

Nov. 5 – Hey MamaRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Nov. 5 – Mike ViolaJoe’s Pub – 11:30pm

Nov. 6 – Laura CantrellBrooklyn Museum – 6pm*

Nov. 6 – My Pet DragonCameo- 10pm

Nov. 7 – Bloodshot Records Fall Pageant (with The Bottle Rockets, Graham Parker, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Cordero, Lydia Loveless, and special Guests to be announced)- The Bell House – Doors 5:30pm / Show 6:30pm

Nov. 7 – Film: Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)Highline Ballroom – Doors 7pm /Show 8pm

Nov. 8 – Nick AfricanoThe Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Nov. 9 – On Your Radar hosted by WFUV’s John Platt with The Maura Kennedy Band, Avi Wisnia, and K.C. CliffordThe Living Room – 7-9pm*

Nov. 9 – Willie NileJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Nov. 10 – Chuck Prophet, Stephanie FinchUnion Hall – 8pm

Nov. 10 – Emily ZuzikThe Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Nov. 11 – Chuck Prophet, Stephanie FinchThe Bowery Electric – 8pm

Nov. 11- When Giants Walked The Earth: A Musical Memior By Andy Shernoff (Dictators), Paul CollinsUnion Hall – 8pm

Nov. 11 – Sister Sparrow and the Dirty BirdsSullivan Hall – 8pm*

Nov. 12 – Wreckless Eric and Amy RigbyThe Bowery Electric – 7:30pm

Nov. 13 – Jon Graboff’s Pedal Steel Guitar World of DiscoveryRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 7pm

Nov. 13 – Richard BaroneMaxwell’s (Hoboken) – 7:30pm*

Nov. 13 – The Grip WeedsKenny’s Castaways – 9:45pm*

Nov. 14 – Charlie FayePete’s Candy Store – 10:30pm

Nov. 16 – The MastersonsThe Living Room – 8pm*

Nov. 17 – Girlyman, Red MollyCity Winery – Doors 5pm / Show 8pm

Nov. 17 – Misty BoyceThe Living Room – 10pm†

Nov. 18 – Charlie FayeThe Rockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Nov. 18 – Jon Langford and Skull OrchestraThe Bell House – Doors 8pm

Nov. 18 – 4th Annual George Harrison Tribute – Banjo Jim’s – 8pm†

Nov. 19 – Chip Taylor & Carrie RodriguezThe Living Room – 7-10pm†

Nov. 20 – Chip Taylor & Carrie RodriguezThe Living Room – 8-10pm*

Nov. 20 – Harper Blynn (opening for Greg Laswell) – Highline Ballroom – Doors 6pm /Show 7pm

Nov. 20 – My Pet DragonThe Rockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Nov. 20 – Spanking Charlene (Charlene’s Birthday Show) – Lakeside Lounge – 10:30pm†

Nov. 21 – Charlie FayeKnitting Factory – 8pm†

Nov. 24 – My Pet DragonRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 9:30pm†

Nov. 24 – Will Sexton, The MastersonsThe Bowery Electric – 10:30pm†

Nov. 27 – Amy CorreiaRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 7:30pm*

Nov. 27- Christine Ohlman92Y Tribeca – doors 8pm /show 9pm§

Nov. 27 – Danny KalbJalopy – 8:30pm§

Nov. 28 – Deidre Rodman Invitational with Joy Askew, Misty Boyce, Lee Feldman, Rob Jost , Matt Singer, Lee Ann Westover and others – Zora Art Space – 5-7pm†

Nov. 28 – Serena JeanRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 7pm§

Nov. 28 – Adam Levy and The Mint ImperialsThe Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Nov. 29 – George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” 40th Anniversary – The Bell House – 8pm†

Nov. 30 – Dayna KurtzThe Living Room – 9pm†

*Updated Oct. 27 – Nov.5

†Updated Nov. 15-20

§Updated Nov. 24, 27


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