NIHE Tech: Finding Files with Windows Explorer

January 31, 2010

In the last installment of NIHE Tech, we downloaded a song, and yes it was legal.  Now we’re going to take a look at Windows Explorer, the program you use in Windows to find files.

Advanced Planning: Lots Happening in February

January 30, 2010

February seems to be pretty bountiful musically this year.  So for those who like to plan in advance, here’s a look into what will be happening in 2010’s shortest month.

2/1: Richard Julian, Rockwood Music Hall, 10pm

2/3: Amy Speace, 8pm, Milton, 9pm, The Living Room

2/4: Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, Arlene’s Grocery, 10pm

2/5: Sasha Dobson, Rockwood Music Hall, 9pm

2/8: Richard Julian, Rockwood Music Hall, 10pm

2/9: Amber Rubarth and Adam Levy, 9pm, Sasha Dobson, 11 pm, Pete’s Candy Store

2/10: Milton, The Living Room, 9pm

2/12: The Watson Twins, The Bell House, 10pm

2/14: Mary Lamont, Hill Country, 8pm

2/16:Maura Kennedy (with band), The Living Room, 9pm

2/17: Milton, The Living Room, 9pm

2/18: Jim Keller, Lakeside Lounge, 9:30pm

2/19: Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3 (50th Birthday Show), Lakeside Lounge, 11pm

2/20 Spanking Charlene, Lakeside Lounge, 11pm

2/21: Sasha Dobson plus special guests, Pete’s Candy Store

2/24: Milton, The Living Room, 9pm

2/25: Jim Keller, Lakeside Lounge, 9:30

Saturday: Rent Party for Banjo Jim’s

January 29, 2010

The Great Recession has taken its toll on many businesses out there, and friendly, cozy comfortable bars which present music have unfortunately not been exempted.  So tomorrow night, Saturday, January 30, Banjo Jim’s, that NIHE favorite over on 9th Street and Avenue C will be throwing a rent party, and it’s a rent party steeped in history.

Providing the music (and some history) will be David Amram, Lenny Kaye and John Ventimiglia.  Also performing will be Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout, Bill Sims Jr. and Morley.  Additional special guests are promised.  Cover is a very reasonable under the circumstances $20.

Rent Party for Banjo Jim’s, 700 9th Street at Avenue C, 8pm, $20.

Music Video: Maura Kennedy – Chains

January 28, 2010

After being the voice of The Kennedys for 15 years, Maura Kennedy has a issued solo album, Parade of Echoes, and is supporting it with some shows in the area.  The highlight of both the album and the live shows is Chains (which is an original by Maura and not the song of the same name by Carol King and Gerry Goffin).  Chains is a rocker, which can see even in this solo performance of it.  Maura will be playing with a full band again at The Living Room on February 16 at 9pm.

Thursday: Tribute to Lucinda Williams at Banjo Jim’s

January 27, 2010

On the heels of it’s incredibly enjoyable Zevon-a-thon tribute to Warren Zevon, Banjo Jim’s, the comfortable and homey bar over at Avenue C and 9th Street tackles the catalog of Lucinda Williams tomorrow (Thursday January 28) night starting at 8pm and going late.  This Tribute to Lucinda Williams will be hosted by Jeremiah Birnbaum with house band The Ramblers and feature:

Bryan Dunn, Nate Scherber, Bill Bell, Shwa, Kaiser Cartel, Drina Seay, Brett Conti, Emily Zuzik, No Lindsay, Harper Blynn, Abby Ahmad And Mark Marshall, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Shanna Zell, Lara Ewen, Emilie Cardinaux, Scott Stein,
Chris Cubeta And The Liars Club, Cal Folger Day, Andy Mac, Matt Basile, Wes Hutchinson, Misty Boyce and Emory Joseph.

Tribute to Lucinda Williams, Banjo Jim’s, 700 East 9th Street  and Avenue C, Manhattan (A, C, E, F, N, R, V , 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Trains to 14th Street, L Train to 1st Avenue, Transfer to 14D bus to Avenue C and 11th Street), 8pm, $10

Music Video: The Watson Twins – Ain’t No Sunshine

January 26, 2010

With Bill Withers in Brooklyn tonight, and The Watson Twins coming to The Bell House here in in two weeks or so, what could be more appropriate than The Watson Twins singing Bill Withers’ Ain’t No Sunshine?

Coming on Tuesday: Two Good Choices, Both in Park Slope

January 25, 2010

You’ll need some time to consider your options for your evening’s entertainment on Tuesday night.  The first is a special screening of the film Still Bill, about the life and music of Bill Withers.  A friend has seen the movie already and tells me that it’s so good that once it’s over you wish there was more to see.

The screening will be held at The Pavilion Theater in Park Slope, and after the movie there will be a discussion with Bill Withers, filmmakers Damani Baker and Alex Vlack, moderated by Jack Walsh, Director of Performing Arts, Executive Producer of Celebrate Brooklyn. Tickets are $15 and are available here.  But if you are not able to attend this screening , Still Bill will have a one week run from Wednesday, January 27 through Thursday, February 4 at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village.

The other choice is just a few blocks away and it is a return engagement for Robbie Fulks and Jenny Scheinman.  If you don’t know Robbie you should.  Call him country, alt country or whatever.  He plays a mean guitar and writes funny, clever and yes, even poignant songs.   If you read his blog, you’ll find that he’s probably one of the most literate musicians anywhere.

Jenny Scheinman is a musical whiz, moving mainly between jazz and country.  She’s played with the likes of Bill Frisell and Rodney Crowell and spend a good portion of the Tuesdays of 2009 playing with Robbie in this very club.  That was when Robbie was temporarily living in Brooklyn.  As Robbie has moved back to his suburban Chicago and only passes this way now and then, take this opportunity to see these two play together.

Still Bill, The Pavilion Theater, 188 Prospect Park West at 14th Street,  Brooklyn (F or G Trains to 15th Street Prospect Park), 7:30pm, $15
Robbie Fulks and Jenny Scheinman, Barbes, 376 9th Street at 6th Avenue (F or G Trains to 7th Avenue), 7pm, No Cover (but $10 contribution to the musicians highly encouraged)

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