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.

 


Photo Recap: The Watson Twins at The Bowery Ballroom

September 16, 2010

The Watson Twins played The Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday, supporting Laura Veirs.  The left their band at home and played this time with only a keyboard player, Skip (whose last name I have forgotten).  Chandra and Leigh included songs from all their albums and the approximately 40 minuted set included Southern Manners, Just Like Heaven, Modern Man and U N Me among other songs.  The show had a nice intimate vibe to it.  Here are a few photos I took.

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Tonight: The Watson Twins at The Bowery Ballroom

September 14, 2010

It was three years ago when I stumbled upon The Watson Twins one afternoon at Austin’s South By Southwest.  They played the hauntingly gorgeous Shoot the Lights Out (from their then current EP, Southern Manners, one of my 10 Best of the Decade Albums).  And I had my Oh Wow moment of the year.

As The Watson Twins are LA-based, the opportunity to see them in New York City is not an everyday one.  But you have another chance to see them tonight.  They have a record out, issued earlier this year, Talking to You, Talking to Me, and it’s a good one.  TTY, TTM harkens back to their first record, Southern Manners.

After playing The Bell House and The Mercury Lounge earlier this year, The Watson Twins are at The Bowery Ballroom tonight.  They’ll play after Land to Sea and before headliner Laura Veirs & The Hall of Flames.

The Watson TwinsThe Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street between The Bowery and Allen Street (F Train to Delancey Street; J, M or Z Trains to Essex Street), doors, 7pm, The Watson Twins should hit the stage at 9pm, $15


Advance Planning: What A Week Coming Up

September 13, 2010

Rest up tonight, because there is a good show (and sometimes two of them) every night this week from tomorrow (Tuesday) through Saturday.  I’ll just list all of them for you right now.  During  the rest of the week, I’ll take a look at that evening’s show (at least that’s the plan at this point).

Sept. 14 – The Watson TwinsBowery Ballroom – 8pm

Sept. 15 – Second DanRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

Sept. 16 – Alana StewartThe Rockwood Music Hall – 6pm

Sept. 16 – Those DarlinsBowery Ballroom – 9pm

Sept. 17 – Sister Sparrow and The Dirty BirdsRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Sept. 18 – Those DarlinsBrooklyn Bowl – 9pm

Sept. 18 – Spanking CharleneLakeside Lounge – 11pm

Sept. 19 – Spottiswoode and His EnemiesRockwood Stage 2 – 5pm


Advance Planning: September Music Calendar

August 30, 2010

September is just two days away, so it’s time to get a jump on the month with Now I’ve Heard Everything’s monthly music calendar.  Since September is the start of the Arts year (in addition to the school and Hebrew years), there’s lots going on, and unlike some other months, things seem set for all of September.

And just a note about ticket prices: I keep the cost of a show in mind when I put together the listings for Now I’ve Heard Everything.  For that reason, I haven’t included some shows I would have otherwise included this time around.

Sept. 2 – The DamnwellsRockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm (sold out) & 10:15pm

Sept. 3 – The Radiators – Brooklyn Bowl – 9pm

Sept. 6 – Misty BoyceRockwood Stage 2 – 8:30pm

Sept. 7 – Maura Kennedy – Googie’s Lounge (Upstairs at The Living Room) – 8pm*

Sept. 9 – Jesse Harris and  Hannah CRockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

Sept. 10 – The Golden PalominosCity Winery – 9pm

Sept. 10 – Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds – Sullivan Hall – 9pm

Sept 10 – Harper BlynnThe Living Room – Midnight

Sept. 11 – James MaddockRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Sept. 12 – Brooklyn Book Festival –  five panels on music related writing (including Rosanne Cash at 1pm) – Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza – 10am to 5pm

Sept. 12 – Clyde (Misty Boyce and Nick Africano) – Googie’s Lounge (Upstairs at The Living Room) – 9:20pm*

Sept. 14 – The Watson TwinsBowery Ballroom – 8pm

Sept. 15 – Second DanRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

Sept. 16 – Those DarlinsBowery Ballroom – 9pm

Sept. 17 – Sister Sparrow and The Dirty BirdsRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Sept. 18 – Those DarlinsBrooklyn Bowl – 9pm

Sept. 18 – Spanking CharleneLakeside Lounge – 11pm

Sept. 19 – Spottiswoode and His EnemiesRockwood Stage 2 – 5pm

Sept. 21 – George UsherLakeside Lounge – 9pm

Sept. 22 – Kristin DiableThe Living Room – 9pm

Sept.25 – Garland JeffreysHighline Ballroom -doors 6pm / show 8pm

Sept. 24 – Mark OlsonJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Sept. 26 – Jon Graboff’s Pedal Steel Guitar World of Discovery w/ Ethan Eubanks, Jeff Hill & Special Guest Dave SchrammRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

Sept.26 – Poundcake – Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Sept. 26 – Ursa MinorPete’s Candy Store – 9:30pm

Sept. 26 – Kristin DiableRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Sept.29 – Greg Trooper‘s Song Roundup with Paul Foglino & Michael On FireLakeside Lounge – 9pm

Sept. 29  – Mark OlsonThe Rock Shop – 8pm

*Updated Sept. 7


Tonight: The Watson Twins at The Mercury Lounge

April 7, 2010

If you missed The Watson Twins when they were in town back in February, you have another chance to see them tonight.  They have a new record out, Talking to You, Talking to Me, and it’s a good one.  TTY, TTM harkens back to their first record, Southern Manners and The Watson Twins touring band includes a keyboard player (which is really vital to their sound) this time around.

Last time they played Brooklyn.  This time it’s The Mercury Lounge on the Lower East Side.  On one of their visits here, Chandra and Leigh mentioned how much they love Russ and Daughters.  It’s down the street from The Merc.  Maybe that has something to do with where they are playing there this time.

The Watson Twins, The Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street at Essex Street (F or V Trains to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 11pm (Sean Bones opens at 10pm), $10


Advance Planning – Music for April

March 29, 2010

It’s time once again to look at the month ahead and give those of you who want to plan in advance an opportunity to see what’s happening.  The usual warnings abound: the further out you go, the more likely it is that things will be added, subtracted or changed in some way or another.  Void where prohibited.  Your mileage may vary.

Updated Friday April 2 and Wednesday April 7

April 1 – Best CoastBowery Ballroom – 8pm

April 2 – Sister Sparrow and The Dirty BirdsPete’s Candy Store – 11pm

April 3 – Jewmongous‘ Passover Extravaganza!  – 92Y Tribeca – 8pm doors/9pm show

April 5 – Sasha Dobson –  The Living Room – 10pm

April 6 – Eleanor WhitmoreThe Living Room – 8pm

April 6 – NRBW – The Stone – 10pm

April 7 – Best CoastMercury Lounge – 8pm

April 7 – The Watson TwinsMercury Lounge – 11pm

April 8 – L’il Mo and The MonicatsBanjo Jim’s – 8:30pm

April 9 – James MaddockThe Rockwood Music Hall – 9-11pm

April 13 – Carrie RodriguezJoe’s Pub – 7:30 pm

April 14 – Harper Blynn (with special guests) – The Living Room – 9pm

April 14 – Sasha DobsonThe Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

April 17 – Freedy JohnstonSouthpaw – 8pm

April 17 – Spanking CharleneLakeside Lounge – 11pm

April 21 – Jacob Dylan and Three LegsTown Hall – 8pm

April 21 – Harper Blynn (with special guests) – The Living Room – 9pm

April 23 – Tim Luntzel and Charlie BurnhamThe Stone – 10pm

April 26 – The Lascivious BiddiesThe Rockwood Music Hall – 7pm

April 28 – Harper Blynn (with special guests) – The Living Room – 9pm

April 30 – Milton92Y Tribeca – 8pm doors/9pm show


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