Tonight: Leslie Mendelson and Julia Haltigan at The Rockwood Music Hall

December 22, 2015

Tonight there is a great twofer in store for anyone who gets to The Rockwood Music Hall.  There you’ll find two great NYC based musicians, Leslie Mendelson and Julia Haltigan.

Leslie Medelson Jericho

Long time Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Leslie Mendelson will play Rockwood’s Stage 3 tonight.  Joining Leslie for this show will be Leslie’s long time musical collaborator Steve McEwan on guitar and New York music scene fixture Jeff Hill on bass.

If you haven’t heard or heard of Leslie, she plays piano, guitar, ukelele and sings, has a great pop sensibility, and as legendary NYC DJ Vin Scelsa once said, “nobody can write a sweet song like Leslie.”  Famed producer Jac Holzman has even compared Leslie to Carol King.  Leslie performed Elvis Costello‘s Everyday I Write the Book with Steve Nieve at City Winery, and has played with Bob Weir as well.

Julia Haltigan Rockwood 2 1-30-15 2

Once Leslie finishes her set, go upstairs, turn right, go past the bar and qalk through the short corridor from Rockwood Stage 3 to Stage 2. There, at 10pm, Julia Haltigan will be playing.

If you don’t know Julia or her music, all you need to know is that she sings, plays guitar and her material draws on rock, r&b, latin rhythms, 40s and 50s pop and more.  Some of Julia’s songs could be called  Tom Waitsian except for the fact that they are way too cheerful for Tom. This is a full band show!!

Leslie Mendelson, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8:30pm, $10, with a $10 drink minimum

Julia Haltigan, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)


Tonight: Leslie Mendelson at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3

November 9, 2015

Leslie Mendelson 2

Long time Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Leslie Mendelson will play Rockwood’s Stage 3 tonight.  Joining Leslie for this show will be Leslie’s long time musical collaborator Steve McEwan on guitar and New York music scene fixture Jeff Hill on bass.

If you haven’t heard or heard of Leslie, she plays piano, guitar, ukelele and sings, has a great pop sensibility, and as legendary NYC DJ Vin Scelsa once said, “nobody can write a sweet song like Leslie.”  Famed producer Jac Holzman has even compared Leslie to Carol King.  Leslie performed Elvis Costello‘s Everyday I Write the Book with Steve Nieve at City Winery, and has played with Bob Weir as well.

Leslie Mendelson, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8:30pm, $10, with a $10 drink minimum

Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews, used with permission of Leslie Mendelson

Tonight: Mieka Pauley at The Rockwood Music Hall and Arum Rae at The Mercury Lounge

August 28, 2015

Mieka Pauley Rockwood 3-21-15

Tonight, there’s a late night Lower East Side doubleheader on tap.  It starts at the original stage of The Rockwood Music Hall tonight, at 9pm.  There you’ll find Mieka Pauley playing her monthly Rockwood show.  Mieka is an incisive writer, a powerful singer and a fine blues guitarist.  Whether she is singing her own songs or playing a few choice covers, you’ll find yourself moved by Mieka’s performance.  So take this opportunity to see her.

Arum Rae

Once Mieka’s show has finished, walk three blocks east on Houston Street.  There, just a few feet from the corner of Essex Street is The Mercury Lounge, where Arum Rae will play a set at the stroke of midnight.  Arum is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil WarsJohn Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills).  I’ve seen Arum play several shows over the years and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.

Mieka Pauley, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)

Arum Rae, Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street between Ludlow and Essex Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit, F Train to Delancey Street or M or J Trains to Essex Street), Midnight, $10


Tonight: Arum Rae at The Rockwood Music Hall

February 6, 2014

Arum Rae

Arum Rae is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil WarsJohn Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills).  She tried living in New York City recently, but decided that Austin was more to her liking and returned there.  I’ve seen Arum play several shows recently and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.

Arum Rae, The Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)


Tonight: Arum Rae at Glasslands

May 12, 2013

Arum Rae

Arum Rae is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil WarsJohn Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills).  She tried living in New York City recently, but decided that Austin was more to her liking and returned there.  So tonight’s show is our last chance to see Arum for a while.  I’ve seen Arum play several shows recently and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.  She is headlining a bill that includes Wyatt and Diane Birch.

Arum Rae, Glasslands, 289 Kent Avenue between South 1st and South 2nd Streets (L Train to Bedford Avenue, G Train to Metropolitan Avenue (but note that the G Train is on a limited and curtailed schedule) or J Train to Marcy Avenue), show 8:30pm, $10


Tonight: Ana Egge at The Rockwood Music Hall, Arum Rae at The 11th Street Bar and The Strummerville Benefit at The Bowery Electric

January 29, 2013

Choices LargeIf you looked at the January music calendar,  you have noticed that there are a bunch of sold out shows over the next few days.  However, there are some good shows which are still available to you, particualrly tonight.

Over at The Rockwood Music HallAna Egge and The Ohiomen will take the stage at 8pm.  You can expect to hear songs from Ana’s last album, which was produced by Steve Earle, in the set set of Americana roots rock.

A bit further uptown at The 11th Street Bar, Arum Rae will play between 9 and 11pm.  Recently moved to NYC, Arum is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil WarsJohn Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills).  I’ve seen Arum play several shows recently and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.

Finally, at 11pm, over at The Bowery Electric, the late show (the early show is sold out) of  Strummerville, a benefit concert to celebrate the life and music of Joe Strummer and The Clash begins.  The house band for the show will feature Todd Youth, Tad Kubler, Sam Hopkins, Michael Wildwood, Randy Schrager, Catherine Popper and Derek Cruz, with performances by Ivan Julian, Brian Fallon, H.R., Jesse Malin, Joseph Arthur, Willie Nile, Jeffrey Gaines, Shannon Funchess, Matthew Ryan, Michelle Casillas, Walter Lure, So So Glos, Vanessa Bley, Felice Rosser, Jasno Swarez, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Leo Mintek, Jack Ridley III, The Young Things, Mick Stitch, Mike Montali, Jenny Jenny and a spoken word performance by Bob Gruen.

This show will benefit Strummerville, a charity set up by the friends and family of Joe Strummer in the year after his death, which offers support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who would not normally have access to them.

Ana Egge, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)

Arum Rae, 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th Street between Avenues A &B (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)

Strummervile, 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), 11pm, $30


Tonight: Ana Egge and Freddie Stevenson at The Rockwood Music Hall and Arum Rae at The 11th Street Bar

January 22, 2013

Choices Large

Tonight you can see one, two or perhaps even all three of the fine shows listed below.  Over at The Rockwood Music HallAna Egge and The Ohiomen will take the stage at 8pm.  You can expect to hear songs from Ana’s last album, which was produced by Steve Earle, in the set set of Americana roots rock.

After Ana, Freddie Stevenson will take over the stage at The Rockwood at 9pm.  Freddie’s original music has a little bit of everything in it including folk and English music hall, and he’s an engaging performer. If you’d like a taste of what’s in store for you just check out this video of Baby I Own This Town from a recent show.

A bit further uptown at The 11th Street Bar, Arum Rae will play between 9 and 11pm.  Recently moved to NYC, Arum is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil WarsJohn Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills).  I’ve seen Arum play two shows recently and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.

Although tonight presents some difficult choices, whatever show or shows you choose will be good.

Ana Egge (8pm), Freddie Stevenson (9pm), Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), No Cover (but a contribution for each bands is highly recommended)

Arum Rae, 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th Street between Avenues A &B (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)


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