All these shows have also been added to the May 2013 calendar as well.
June and Beyond
All these shows have also been added to the May 2013 calendar as well.
June and Beyond
Here’s the May 2013 Now I’ve Heard Everything Music Calendar. Most events on the calendar are free or low cost and no shows which have tickets which start at more than $40 are listed. The calendar is always a work in progress and as additional shows are announced during the month they will be noted in a separate post and also added here.
Latest Update: May 20
May 8 – Old Soul Revival – English Folk Revival with Edward Rogers, James Mastro, Don Piper, Gary Thomas, Tom Clark, Joe McGinty, Peg Simone, Mike Fornatale, Paul Megna, The Kennedys, David Foster, Jeff Slate, Joanna Choy, David Roland, Leah Taylor, Dan Mills and more – The Bowery Electric – 7:30pm
May 11 – His Purple Majesty’s Request – A tribute to Prince, featuring performances by Jessi Robertson, Ivan Sandomire, Steve Waitt, Alex Lowry, Kevin Johnston and possibly some extra special guests as well. Hosted by Bryan Dunn & the Mild Political Unrest (Andy Mac & Seth Ondracek) – Teddy’s – 9pm
May 15 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrisey and Josh Dion – Union Pool – 10pm
May 17 - Ramones Unplugged – Elena and Boo (Demolition String Band), James Mastro, Keith Hartel, Tom Costagliola, Charlene and Mo (Spanking Charlene), Karyn Kuhl, Nate Schweber, Dave Stengel, Dave Lambert, Catherine Popper and more – Guitar Bar Jr. (Hoboken) – 7:30pm
Sold Out! May 22 – Stones Fest NYC with Norah Jones, Patrick Carney, Jason Isbell, Butch Walker, Delta Spirit, Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae, Johnny T, Adam Green, Jesse Malin, Ruby Amanfu, Petter of Alberta Cross, Nicole Atkins, Justin Long, Jack Dishel, Seth Herzog, Sammy James Jr., Danny Clinch and The Tangiers Blues Band, Steve Schiltz, Har Mar Superstar, Josh Lattanzi, The Candles, The Uptown Horns, Jamie Burke and Mikki James, and more - Bowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm
Sold Out! May 23 – Stones Fest NYC with Norah Jones, Patrick Carney, Jason Isbell, Butch Walker, Delta Spirit, Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae, Johnny T, Adam Green, Jesse Malin, Ruby Amanfu, Petter of Alberta Cross, Nicole Atkins, Justin Long, Jack Dishel, Seth Herzog, Sammy James Jr., Danny Clinch and The Tangiers Blues Band, Steve Schiltz, Har Mar Superstar, Josh Lattanzi, The Candles, The Uptown Horns, Jamie Burke and Mikki James, and more - Bowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm
May 30 -Downtown comes Uptown Featuring: Rachael Yamagata, Lake Street Dive, Matt Sucich, Akie Bermiss and Lynette Williams, Hosted by Rita Houston from WFUV – David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage – 7:30pm
I’ve seen Christine Ohlman perform around town for years now. But I would see her either at one of those “Songs of” show where she would cover a song (and absolutely nail it) or at one of Syd Straw‘s shows, where Christine would get a guest spot and do one or two songs of her own. Tonight, Christine and her band, Rebel Montez, get a whole set to themselves. I’m really looking forward to seeing a set full of Christine’s wonderful, soulful vocals.
Here photos of seven of the band that played at The Swollen Circus, the show that has been held on the Tuesday before the music starts at SXSW. Although it has long been held at The Hole in The Wall, this year the party moved to a new venue, ND, just east of I-35.
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Tuesday morning began with the shock of the alarm going off very early, at a time that Rosanne Cash usually calls o dark hundred. That s was probably the only thing wrong with traveling to Austin. Everything went as well as you could expect. We got the the airport early, both our flights left on time and arrived early and I found something decent to eat for lunch (Chef’s Salad) at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport. Austin Bob was able to pick us up at the airport and drop us at the hotel.
On the ride to the hotel, Bob told us that the Interactive portion of SXSW, which was going to wrap up Tuesday night had grown tremendously this year. It was that growth that was going to create the only issue we had on Tuesday.
We lucked out when we checked in to the hotel: our room does not overlook the music venue downstairs. But I found that I just could not connect to the Internet. The front desk told me that the problem was that too many people were connecting to the Net at the same time. Hence the picture on the top of this post.
I got my SXSW Music badge, and my email at the Convention Center. I rested, had dinner and then Fran and I headed out to an old SXSW tradition. The Swollen Circus is a show curated by Michael Hall and Walter Salas-Humara on the Tuesday before SXSW Music gets going (although this year there were some official SXSW Music events on Tuesday night as well). But The Swollen Circus is where I wanted to be. It was being held at a new venue this year, ND, just the other side of I-35, much closer to everything than the Hole in the Wall, which is where it had been for years.
The show opened with a film about the band The Vulgar Boatmen (who, as the film makes clear, were one of those bands that should have been really big, but never were). When the film was done, the chairs were folded up and removed and the bands got going. I saw The Mastersons, Future Clouds and Radar, The Madison Square Gardeners, Andy Friedman, The Savage Trip (with Michael Hall), the Chapin Sisters and Syd Straw.
At that point, Fran and I decided that it was time to go back to the hotel and to sleep, so that’s what we did.
It’s Valentine’s Day, which means that it is time once again for Syd Straw‘s Heartwreck Show. If you have never been to one of these shows, it consists of rock vocalist extraordinaire Syd Straw leading a band of friends through any number of songs about the down side of love. This year the place the festivities will take place is Southpaw in the northwest corner of Park Slope. As usual mystery surprise guests are promised and I am sure will be delivered. Whether or not today is the day you take a chance on love, it is the day you should take a chance on Syd.
Syd Straw‘s Heartwreck Show featuring the Orchestraw Plankton and mystery Special Guests, Southpaw, 125 Fifth Avenue between St. Johns and Sterling Places (2 or 3 Trains to Bergan Street), doors 7:30pm / show 8pm, $20
Four more updates for the Now I’ve Heard Everything February Music Calendar, which I’ve also updated. There’s a cancellation for tonight as well as three new shows.
It’s nearly February, so for all you folks who like to plan what you are doing in advance, here’s the February music calendar. This month features three excellent but conflicting residencies on Wednesday: Milton, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Serena Jean and a generally full schedule. As always, the calendar will be updated and those updates will be marked, so don’t forget to check back here often.
Feb. 12 – The Lascivious Biddies – Brooklyn Central Library – 1pm
Feb. 20 – Drina & the Deep Blue Sea – Banjo Jim’s – 8pm
Feb. 22 – “Jon Graboff’s Pedal Steel Guitar World of Discovery”with guests drummer Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) and guitarist Steve Elliot (Sasha Dobson) – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 11:30pm
Feb. 24 – Sasha Dobson – The Royalton (44 W. 44th Street) – 8pm
Feb. 26 – Johnny Cash 79th Birthday Bash – The Bell House – 8pm
Tonight two excellent acts are playing at exactly the same time three blocks apart. When confronted with a choice like this, just remember that whatever choice you make will be a good one.
Over at The Rockwood Music Hal Stage 2, you’ll find James Maddock playing his monthly full band show. James is certainly a favorite around here. He had a wonderful album out last year, Sunrise on Avenue C, and he is even better live. In fact, last month James recorded a live album (due out mid-October) right here at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 with his band, Oli Rockberger (piano), John Shannon (guitar), Drew Mortali (bass), Aaron Comess (drums) and Leslie Mendelson (vocals and tambourine). James’ shows are not only excellent musically, they are just plain fun. This is a ticketed show ($10 advance $12 at the door) which Freddie Stevenson will open.
Or see The Golden Palominos at The Living Room. This show was announced by The Living Room on Twitter only last night. This lineup, Anton Fier, Syd Straw, Jody Harris, Robert Kidney, Amanda Kramer, Jim Campilongo, Tony Maimone and Tony Scherr is the updated version of the 1985-87 edition of this band which only came back together in May of this year for two performances (they also performed at City Winery last night). What you’ll get from this band is excellent vocals from Syd Straw, top notch guitar playing all around and even a few songs in the electric blues vein led by Robert Kidney. The Golden Palominos is also a band that other musicians love and the last time I saw them play there were a whole bunch of NIHE’s favorites in the audience.
Here’s the recap:
James Maddock, The Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Street (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), Doors 7pm, Freddie Stevenson opens at 8pm. Tickets $10 advance /$12 at the door
Last Friday, the Syd Straw (1985-87) version of The Golden Palominos regrouped and performed for the first time in more than 20 years. It was a great show with vocalist Syd Straw better than I’ve ever seen her and with guitarist Robert Kidney turning this rock band into a rousing electric blues band.
The audience was filled with other musicians: Steve Goulding (The Rumours/The Mekons/Garland Jeffreys/everyone who plays in NYC and needs a good drummer) was standing right in front of me, Rob Jost (Ursa Minor/Tony Scherr/Sasha Dobson/everyone who plays in NYC and needs a good bass player) was in the crowd and I’m pretty sure it was Maura Kennedy who ran past me with a camera at one point. I didn’t see Steve Wynn but he tweeted about the show.
This might be the final show for this lineup (Anton Fier, Syd Straw, Jody Harris, Robert Kidney, Amanda Kramer, Jim Campilongo, Tony Maimone and Tony Scherr) and if so, you really should get down to The Living Room tonight and see them.