Advance Planning: November Music Calendar

October 30, 2011

November is jammed packed with live music.  No show on the Now I’ve Heard Everything Calendar costs more than $40 and a very large percentage of them are low cost or free.

As always, this calendar is an evolving post as there will be shows added during the month as well as the occasional cancellation. This time around I’ve included some shows on advance sale in December and January which might sell out.

Nov. 1 – The Brooklyn Scramble – Alice Bierhorst, Chris Moore & Matt KanelosFreddy’s Bar – 8-10pm

Nov. 1 – Julia Haltigan11th Street Bar – 10pm

Nov. 2 – Shelby LynneHighline Ballroom – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Nov. 2 – Sasha DobsonBarbes – 7pm

Nov. 2 – Matthew Sweet (Girlfriend Anniversary shows) – City Winery – doors 10:45pm / show 11:15pm (Other shows sold out)

Nov. 3 – Melody KillsBar Matchless – 8:30pm

Nov. 3 – PoundcakeRockwood Music Hall – 10pm – Midnight

Nov. 4 – Jim Keller BandHighline Ballroom – doors 6pm /show 7:30pm

Nov. 4 – Joe ThompsonRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Nov. 4 – Hayes Carll, Caitlin RoseMusic Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Nov. 4 – Demolition String BandRodeo Bar – 11pm

Nov. 5 – Aaron Lee Tasjan & a new yet unnamed bandRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Nov. 6 – Freddie Stevenson Rockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Nov. 7 – Jeremiah BirnbaumSpike Hill – 9pm

Nov. 7 – Lelia BroussardRockwood Stage 2 – 9:30

Nov. 8 – Julia Haltigan11th Street Bar – 10pm

Nov. 9 – Sasha Dobson (Band show) – Barbes – 7pm

Nov. 9 – Chris VelanRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Nov. 9 – Lil’ Mo and The MonicatsHill Country – 9:30pm

Nov. 10  – WinterpillsMaxwell’s – 8:30pm

Nov. 10 – Melody KillsRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Nov. 11 – Martha WainwrightCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Nov. 11 – None More Eleven: A Spinal Tap Appreciation EventThe Rock Shop – 8pm

Nov. 13 – Terre RocheRockwood Music Hall – 6pm

Nov. 13 – Freddie Stevenson Rockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Nov. 14 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Nov. 15 – Misty Boyce (solo show) – Rockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Nov. 15 – Julia Haltigan (Jam Session) – 11th Street Bar – 10pm

Nov. 16 – Sasha DobsonBarbes (Jazz show) – 7pm

Nov. 16 – Bill BourneRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Nov. 16 – Hill Country Live Wildfire Benefit with Shooter Jennings, Chip Taylor& John Platania, Dallas Wayne, Grayson Hugh, Laura Cantrell, The Defibulators, and others – Hill Country – doors 8pm / show 8:30pm

Nov. 16 – Michaela AnneRodeo Bar– 8:30pm

Nov. 16 – Blackie and The Rodeo KingsLiving Room – 10pm-Midnight

Nov. 17 – Kelly Willis and Bruce RobisonJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Nov. 17 – WinterpillsMercury Lounge – 7pm

Nov. 17 – Red MollyRockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

Nov. 17 – Alex Battles and Whisky RebellionRodeo Bar– 9:30pm

Nov. 17 – The RamblersLiving Room  – 11pm

Nov. 18 – Dayna KurtzBarbes – 8pm

Nov. 18 – John Wesley Harding‘s Cabinet of Wonders with Nicole Atkins, The Blue Fisherman (from Edinburgh, Scotland), Howe Gelb, Myla Goldberg, Ted Leo, Eugene Mirman and Audrey Niffenegger – City Winery  – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Nov. 19 – Robyn HitchcockThe Bell House – doors 6pm / show 7pm

Nov. 19 – Chris Cubeta and The Liars Club, Matt Cranstoun, Brian Bonz, Nick AfricanoMercury Lounge  – 7pm

Nov. 19 – Linda McRae and Drina Seay – Kathryn’s Space House (RSVP essential to: doors 7pm / show 8pm

Nov. 19 – The Kennedys with Debbie DeaneFirst Acoustics at First Unitarian Church, Brooklyn Heights – 8pm

Nov. 19 – Matthew Ryan and The Red Needles – Living Room – 8pm

Nov. 19 – John Wesley Harding and The Minus 5The Bell House – 9pm

Nov. 19 – Spanking CharleneLakeside Lounge – 10pm

Nov. 20 – John Wesley Harding and The Minus 5Maxwell’s – 8pm

Nov. 20 – Megan ReillyLiving Room – 9pm

Nov. 20 – Freddie Stevenson Rockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Nov. 21 – Martha WainwrightCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Nov. 21 – Occupy the Mic (Benefit for Occupy Wall Street) with Aaron Lee Tasjan and other artists – Lakeside Lounge – 9pm

Nov. 22 – The Dirty Urchins11th Street Bar – 9pm (opening for Julia Haltigan)

Nov. 22 – Peter CaseJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Nov. 22 – Julia Haltigan11th Street Bar – 10pm

Nov. 23 – Sasha DobsonBarbes – 7pm

Nov. 23 – Dave Alvin and The Guilty Ones, MiltonCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Nov. 23 – Melody KillsRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Nov. 25 – Willie NileJ&R Music World – 2pm

Nov. 26 – Willie NileJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Nov. 26 – Drina and the Deep Blue SeaOtto’s Shrunken Head – 7:15pm

Nov. 26 – James MaddockRockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

Nov. 26 – Jim BoggiaRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Update: Nov. 26 –  Adam LevyRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Nov. 27 – Lisa Lowell, Nate Schweber, special guest Chris Flynn, and Li’l MoThe Treehouse at 2A –  8:30

Nov. 27 – Freddie Stevenson Record Release – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Nov. 28 – My Pet DragonBrooklyn Bowl – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Nov. 28 – Mick ReedRodeo Bar– 8:30pm

Nov. 28 – Rich HinmanLiving Room – 10pm

Nov. 29 – The Songs of Beulah Rowley, Vol. I continued with Mary Lee KortesThe Cell Theatre – 8pm (advance tickets recommended)

Nov. 29 – The Dirty Urchin11th Street Bar – 9pm (opening for Julia Haltigan)

Nov. 29 – Julia Haltigan11th Street Bar – 10pm

Nov. 30 – Sasha DobsonBarbes – 7pm

Nov. 30 – Allison WeissRockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

Now on Advance Sale:

Dec. 1 – Ivan & AlyoshaKnitting Factory – doors 7pm /show 8pm

Dec. 2 – Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3The Bowery Electric – doors 7:30pm

Dec. 4 – John DoeCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Sold Out! Dec. 6 & 7 – DawesMaxwell’s – 9pm

Dec. 7 – Clap Your Hands Say YeahWebster Hall – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Dec. 8 – Shooter JenningsRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Dec. 9 – Elliott Murphy and the Normandy All-StarsRockwood Stage 2 – doors 6:30pm / show 7:30p

Dec. 15 – The MastersonsThe Bowery Electric – doors 7:30

Dec. 21 – Lelia BroussardMercury Lounge – 10pm

Update: Dec. 23 – Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds (Tall Tall Trees opens) – Brooklyn Bowl – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Dec. 26 – Dar WilliamsThe Bell House – doors 7pm / show 8pm

Dec. 30 – Ted Leo and The PharmacistsThe Bell House – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Dec. 31 – Ted Leo and The PharmacistsMaxwell’s – 8pm

Dec. 31 – The DamnwellsRockwood Stage 2 – 2 shows 8:30pm and 10:30pm

Jan. 13 – PoundcakeCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Sold Out! Jan. 27 – Aimee MannMusic Hall of Williamsburg – 8pm

Tonight: The Damnwells and Harper Blynn at The Bowery Ballroom

March 24, 2011

The Damnwells had one of my Ten Best Albums of 2009, One Last Century, which was only available as a free download on the Internet (and probably still is; the link for downloading that album still works). No One Listens to The Band Anymore, the followup, is now out, and the Damnwells are out on the road touring in support of it.  On this tour, the band will consist of  the Damnwells’ two permanent members, Alex Dezen (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) and Ted Hudson (bass) plus the members of Harper Blynn (Pete Harper, J Blynn, Sarab Singh and Whynot Jansveld).  What you’ll get is rock with intelligent lyrics and well crafted songs.

Harper Blynn will also play a set before joining  Alex and Ted.  They are a four piece band featuring high energy pop rock, lots of  hooks and good harmonies.  This past year they released a CD, Loneliest Generation, and a self titled EP.   The band is in the studio right now recording their next album.

This is one of the better shows you can see. It will be a highlight of this week.

The Damnwells and Harper Blynn, Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St between Chrystie Street and The Bowery (F Train to Delancey Street or J, M or Z Trains to Essex Street), doors 8:00pm / show 8:30 pm, $15

Freebies: New Songs from The Damnwells and The Watson Twins

February 26, 2011

Alex Dezen of The Damnwells

The Great Unknown is a new track from The Damnwells‘ upcoming record, No One Listens To The Band Anymore, which is due to be released March 15.  The band and Paste Magazine are offering a free download of the song.  Just click here for it.

The Watson Twins have just finished recording an EP.  Titled Night Covers, the record, as you can guess, consists of a bunch of cover tunes.  It’s due out April 18th, but you can download an mp3 from it.  The song is titled You Showed Me (originally done by The Turtles).  All you need do to get is to click here and provide your email address for The Watson Twins’ email list.


Music Video: The Damnwells – Werewolves

January 9, 2011

The Damnwells have a new album, No One Listens to the Band Anymore, coming out in mid-March.  This song. Werewolves,  is the first official video from that album.

News and Notes: What’s Ahead in 2011?

January 1, 2011

Happy 2011!!  Now that 2010 is done, let’s take a look at some of the things in store for us musically during the coming year.

The Baseball Project will have a new album, Volume 2, High and Inside in the stores in February.  Two songs from that album, Don’t Call Them Twinkies, a salute to The Minnesota Twins co-written and sung by The Hold Steady‘s Craig Finn, and The Panda and The Freak, a song about the 2010 World Series winning San Francisco Giants have already been released via iTunes.  I would not be surprised to see Buckner’s  Bolero, a song about Bill Buckner and the 1986 World Series show up on that record either.

• No One Listens to the Band Anymore will be released by The Damnwells in March.  There will be a CD Release show at The Bowery Ballroom on March 24th.

Garland Jeffreys has a new album ready for release in April.  It’s the first album from him since the late 90s.  There should be some shows in New York City around the release date.

• Also available in April will be Land Like a Bird, the new one from Amy Speace.  Amy has previewed two tracks from the album to her fans and they are much more in the acoustic/folk vein that her last two records.

• I don’t have any release dates, but I expect new albums from My Pet Dragon and Melody Kills, the new Leslie Mendelson project as well as a new EP from The Madison Square Gardeners.

• Busy recording early in the new year will be Sydney Wayser, Serena Jean and Charlie Faye.  I would not be surprised to see new records from them in the second half of 2011.  Also the Del-Lords will continue to work on their new record shortly in the new year.

News and Notes: Follow Ups on Sydney Wayser, The Damnwells and Charlie Faye

December 16, 2010

I’ve been hearing from some of the musicians followed here at Now I’ve Heard Everything on what they are doing right now.

Sydney Wayser is back in New York City and working on a new record at  The Magic Shop Studio.  Until that record is finished, Sydney is taking a few months off from shows.  She’ll be attending SXSW 2011 (which will be held in Austin in mid-March) and will probably play a few shows in New York around that time before she leaves for Austin.  This Saturday (December 18th), Sydney’s electronic band, Pretty Good Dance Moves will be playing a show at Pianos.

The Damnwells new record is done and is coming out March 1, 2011.  Titled No One Listens to the Band Anymore, the new record will be released by Pledge Music‘s new record label.  It will feature 12 new songs and The Damnwells will tour in support of this new record throughout 2011.

Charlie Faye has successfully raised (via Kickstarter) the money to finish recording her new record.  That new record will include songs Charlie wrote and recorded while she was on her tour this year.  That tour was different from the usual one night in a string of cities; Charliee spent a month in 10 different cities and rounded up a band in each place.  Charlie is now back at home in Austin, Texas and has begun writing a book about her 10 cities tour.

Advance Planning: December Music Calendar

November 29, 2010

It’s time once again for the monthly calendar.  December looks pretty strong with good shows almost every night, and with some nights sporting two or three really good shows opposite each other.  When that happens, just pick one, because when you have multiple good choices, what ever choice you make will be a good one.

Things around Christmas and the week after have yet to be posted, but they will be, and this calendar will be updated periodically to include those shows.  I’m not including New Years Eve shows here, but will have a separate post about them later.

With the ground rules out of the way, start your planning!

Dec. 1 – Lelia BroussardRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Dec. 2 –Karen Rockower Union Hall – 8pm

Dec. 2 – Kristin DiableThe Living Room – 10pm

Dec. 3 – Lenny Kaye Banjo Jim’s – 7pm

Dec.3 – Clare BursonThe Rock Shop – 7:30pm

Dec.5 – Alex Dezen (of The Damnwells), KaiserCartelRockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

Dec. 5 – Songwriters from Hell with Karen Hudson 7:30pm, Emily Zuzik 8:30 pm, Sousalves 9:30 pm, Cristina Black 10pm, Karen Rockower, 10:30 pm, and others – Parkside Lounge

Dec. 5 – Israel Nash GripkaSpike Hill – 8pm

Dec. 6 – Rich HinmanThe Rockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Dec. 7 – Harper Blynn, The Madison Square Gardeners & TaurusRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

Dec. 8 – Maura Kennedy, Edward Rogers & Don PiperThe Bowery Electric – doors 7pm / show 7:30pm*

Dec. 9 – Katie MooreSpike Hill -8pm

Dec. 9 – MiltonThe Living Room – 9pm

Dec. 9 – Serena Jean Spike Hill – 9pm

Dec. 9 – Jim Keller BandLakeside Lounge – 9pm

Dec. 9 – Keren AnnJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm**

Dec. 9 – Basement Band Spike Hill – 10pm

Dec. 9 – Hobson’s ChoiceSpike Hill – 11pm*

Dec. 10 – Keren Ann and Dayna KurtzThe Bell House – doors 7pm

Dec. 10 – The NieldsThe Living Room – 7-9pm

Dec. 10 – PhosphorescentBowery Ballroom – doors 8pm /show 9pm

Dec. 11 – Elliott MurphyRockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

Dec. 12 – The Lascivious BiddiesThe Rockwood Music Hall – 4pm

Dec. 12 – Teddy Thompson and Friends – City Winery – 8pm

Dec. 12 – Notes from Brooklyn: Holiday Benefit Concert for Brooklyn Community Services – Johnny Pisano, Deni Bonet, Erin Hill & her Psychedelic Harp and Christine OhlmanJalopy – 7pm**

Dec. 14 – Harper Blynn, The Madison Square Gardeners & TaurusRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

Dec. 14 – Emily ZuzikBanjo Jim’s – Time TBD

Dec. 14 – Bruce Robison & Kelly WillisBowery Ballroom – doors 8pm /show 9pm

Dec. 14 – The AmygdaloidsParkside Lounge – 10pm*

Dec.16 -A Holiday Benefit Volume 4: Hosted by NY1’s Roger Clark featuring Casey Shea, Bryan Dunn, Chris Abad, Benjamin Wagner, Wes Hutchinson, Charlotte Sometimes, Rachel Platten, Dave Pittinger, Kelli Rae Powell, Zach & Sarah, Vienna Teng & Alex WongRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Dec. 16  – Poundcake (Holiday Show)  – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10:30pm

Dec. 17 – David RocheThe Good Coffeehouse at Brooklyn Ethical Culture – 8pm

Dec. 17 – James MaddockRockwood Stage 2 – 8:30pm

Dec. 18 – Sydney WayserPianos – Time TBD*

Dec. 18 – Amy Speace (DECEMBERSONGS  with Jon Vezner, Sally Barris and Dan Navarro) – The Living Room – 7-9pm

Dec. 18 – Pretty Good Dance MovesPianos – 8pm§

Dec. 18 – Spanking CharleneLakeside Lounge – 11pm

Dec. 19 – Jon Graboff’s Pedal Steel Guitar World of DiscoveryRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Dec. 20 – Willie NileDon Hill’s – doors 7pm / show 7:30pm§

Dec. 21 – Harper Blynn, The Madison Square Gardeners & TaurusRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

Dec. 23 – Allison WeissThe Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm*

Dec. 24 – JewmongousCity Winery – 8pm

Dec. 26 – Dayna KurtzBarbes – 6pm§

Dec. 26 – Dar Williams, KaiserCartelThe Bell House – 7pm§

Dec. 26 – Sasha DobsonRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm§

Dec. 29 – My Pet DragonRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm§

Dec. 30 – Sasha DobsonThe Living Room – 9pm§

*Updated Nov. 30 – Dec. 8

§Updated Dec. 18


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