Tonight: Julia Haltigan at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

January 3, 2014

Blizzard

It’s very snowy and extremely cold.  If you don’t want to venture out of doors today, who can blame you?  But if you start to get cabin fever this evening, here’s a show just across the street from the subway.

Julia Haltigan will be playing The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 at 10pm with a stripped down version of her band.  That will include Bennett Miller on upright bass, Joe Ancowitz on trumpet, Dave Luther on sax and Julia will be on guitar. She’s promising lots of harmonizing vocals.

If you don’t know Julia’s music, all you need to know is that she writes and sings 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.

Julia Haltigan, The Rockwood Music Hall 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 band is highly recommended)


Tonight: On Your Radar with Julia Haltigan, The Looking and Alan Semerdjian

December 9, 2013
John Platt, Host of On Your Radar

John Platt, Host of On Your Radar

John Platt of WFUV has been hosting a series of shows over the years designed to introduce audiences to new music.  The current series, titled On Your Radar, was originally held at The Living Room, until it moved to The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 earlier this year.  Tonight’s bill consists of three acts, two of which I know and can recommend.

If you are a regular reader of Now I’ve Heard Everything, you’ve read about Julia Haltigan here before.  But if you don’t know Julia Haltigan or her music, all you need to know is that she writes and sings, plays guitar and leads a large band through material that 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.

The Looking is a project of musician Todd Carter.  Todd has taken traditional and folk songs such as All the Pretty Little Horses and 900 Miles, and recorded them with full bodied rock arrangements.  I haven’t seen The Looking play live yet, but the recorded stuff I have heard is impressive and I am looking forward to seeing Todd and his cohorts live tonight.

There is one more act tonight.  It is Alan Semerdjian, who is new to me.

On Your Radar, hosted by John Platt with Julia Haltigan, The Looking and Alan Semerdjian, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7pm, $12


Tonight: Julia Haltigan at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

August 22, 2013

I’m not sure exactly what Julia Haltigan was doing in Berlin last week.  Whatever it was, she’s come back to New York City and  will play a show with her band tonight at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2.

If you don’t know Julia or her music, all you need to know is that she sings, plays guitar and leads a large band through material that 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.

Julia always puts on a good show at Rockwood Stage 2.  It’s a perfect way to spend this late August night.  And maybe Julia will spill the beans about what was happening in Berlin.

Julia Haltigan, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street near Houston Street (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9:30pm, $10


Tonight: Julia Haltigan at The 11th Street Bar

July 9, 2013

It’s been a few weeks since Julia Haltigan and her band played their long running Tuesday night gig at the 11th Street Bar, as Julia was on the road with Kendra Morris.  But Julia and the band are back tonight (and the rest of the month too) with their usual show.

If you don’t know Julia or her music, all you need to know is that she sings, plays guitar and leads a large band through material that 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.

So there is no reason not to get your self down to the 11th Street Bar in the East Village tonight and see Julia and her band on their home turf.  It’s a free show.

Julia Haltigan, 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)


Tonight: Julia Haltigan and Kristin Diable at The Living Room

April 9, 2013

Update: I’ve just heard from Kristin that she will be on at 9pm and Julia will take the stage at 10pm.  It’s a great show no matter who’s on first!

Tonight there’s a nice double play on the Lower East Side at The Living Room.

Bk Indie - Julia HaltiganAt 9pm, Julia Haltigan and her band will take the stage.  Julia sings, plays guitar and leads a large band through material that draws on rock, r&b, latin rhythms, 40s and 50s pop and more. Julia has said that she thinks she sounds like Nancy Sinatra singing Tom Waits, which isn’t a bad description if Tom was much more cheerful.

Kristin Diable 2Then at 10, the baton will be passed to Kristin Diable.  Kristin is a singer-songwriter I discovered a few years back when she was regularly playing  in New York City.  Her music is a combination of rock, folk and blues all held together with an amazing voice made even more astonishing with a Louisiana drawl.  I’m not sure what the configuration for Kristin will be tonight, but the last time she was in town, she played electric guitar and was accompanied by a bass player.

Update: Note corrected times below

Kristin Diable (9pm), Julia Haltigan (10pm),  The Living Room, 154 Ludlow Street between Stanton and Rivington Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians strongly encouraged)


Tonight: Julia Haltigan at The 11th Street Bar

February 12, 2013

It’s been a few weeks since Julia Haltigan and her band played their long running Tuesday night gig at the 11th Street Bar, as Julia was on the road with Kendra Morris.  But Julia and the band are back tonight (and the rest of the month too) with their usual show.

If you don’t know Julia or her music, all you need to know is that she sings, plays guitar and leads a large band through material that 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.

So there is no reason not to get your self down to the 11th Street Bar in the East Village tonight and see Julia and her band on their home turf.  It’s a free show.

Julia Haltigan, 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), 9:30PM, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)


Tonight: Julia Haltigan at The 11th Street Bar (Show Plus Video Premiere)

August 21, 2012

It’s been a few weeks since Julia Haltigan and her band played their long running Tuesday night gig at the 11th Street Bar.  They are back tonight with their usual show, plus more.  Julia will premiere her brand new video for  her song. A Girl and A Gun, playing it several times during the evening.  And there’s a secret new five song EP that Julia will be selling at this show for the first time.

If you don’t know Julia or her music, all you need to know is that she sings, plays guitar and leads a large band through material that 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.

So there is no reason not to get your self down to the 11th Street Bar in the East Village tonight and see Julia and her band on their home turf.  It’s a free show.

Julia Haltigan, 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), 9:30PM, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)


Tonight: Julia Haltigan at The 11th Street Bar

April 17, 2012

Julia Haltigan and her band played The Brooklyn Indie Music Fest, they absolutely demolished the place.  Julia sings, plays guitar and leads a large band through material that 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.

There is no reason not to get your self down to the 11th Street Bar in the East Village tonight and see Julia and her band on their home turf.  It’s a free show.  You might also be able to get yourself a copy of Julia’s new EP, My Green Heart.  If not it’s for sale on her website, http://www.juliahaltigan.com

Julia Haltigan, 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), 10PM, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)


Tonight: Julia Haltigan at The Rockwood Music Hall

March 30, 2012

 

Julia Haltigan and her band played The Brooklyn Indie Music Fest in September and absolutely demolished the place.  Julia sings, plays guitar and leads a large band through material that draws on rock, r&b, latin rhythms, 40s and 50s pop and more. Julia has said that she thinks she sounds like Nancy Sinatra singing Tom Waits, which isn’t a bad description if Tom was much more cheerful.

Tonight is the last night of Julia Haltigan’s month-long Friday night residency at The Rockwood Music Hall.  It also comes on the heels of her performance last week at Washington D. C.’s Kennedy Center, a video of which can be found here.

Julia Haltigan, 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 musicians is highly recommended)


Tonight: A Twofer – Julia Haltigan at The Rockwood Music Hall and Spottiswoode and His Enemies at The Living Room

March 23, 2012

Tonight there’s a nice twofer on the Lower East Side.

First, get yourself over to The Rockwood Music Hall at 10pm,.  That’s when Julia Haltigan and her band will take the stage.  Julia sings, plays guitar and leads a large band through material that draws on rock, r&b, latin rhythms, 40s and 50s pop and more. Julia has said that she thinks she sounds like Nancy Sinatra singing Tom Waits, which isn’t a bad description if Tom was much more cheerful.

Once Julia is finished, walk three short blocks over to The Living Room, where Spottiswoode and His Enemies will play the second night of a four night residency (which is spread over several weeks).  There will be two sets tonight, the first one, at 11pm, will have a cover charge of $10.  The second at Midnight will be be a no cover set (but will probably include a tip jar to contribute to the band).  The theme of tonight’s set is “lounge,” which I believe means that the emphasis will be placed on them more jazz-influenced songs in the Spottiswoode and His Enemies catalog.

Julia HaltiganRockwood 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 musicians is highly recommended)

Spottiswoode and His Enemies, The Living Room, 154 Ludlow Street between Stanton and Rivington Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit, note that the F train will not stop at 2nd Avenue going to Brooklyn after midnight), 11pm, $10 and Midnight, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians strongly encouraged)


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