Photo Recap: Serena Jean at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

November 30, 2010

One way to discover new music is through a recommendation from someone whose tastes you trust.  So when NIHE fave Charlie Faye recommended Serena Jean, I decided to give her a listen.  I’m glad I did.

Serena and her top notch band play a blend of music which is mostly rock with a bit of alt country thrown into the mix.  Originally from Canada, she certainly shows that the saying that no one plays American music better than Canadians is correct in her case.  And guitarist Thomas Bryan Eaton not only rocks, he knows how to shred when the situation calls for it.

I was at Serena’s show at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 this past Sunday and took a few pictures of that show.

Serena and Thomas Bryan Eaton

Charlie Faye joins in on a song

More photos of the band after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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

Today: The Deidre Rodman Invitational at Zora Art Space

November 28, 2010

Deidre Rodman

What is The Deidre Rodman Invitational? It’s an afternoon of songs hosted by Deidre with Joy Askew, Misty Boyce, Lee Feldman, Rob Jost , Matt Singer, Lee Ann Westover and others listed as performers, with a running time of two hours, so it must be one extremely interesting show.  As for Deidre herself, I’ve seen her as part of The Lascivious Biddies, but she has quite a bio:

Deidre Rodman Struck is an Idaho native, mother, singer/songwriter, and former circus musician. She has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Natalie Merchant, Garland Jeffreys, Mary McBride and The Jazz Passengers. In addition, Deidre has three jazz CDs out on the Sunnyside label, and recently released a new pop EP, Circle. She also sings and plays keyboard with children’s band/all-girl band The Itty Biddies/Lascivious Biddies in conjunction with Carnegie Hall’s CarnegieKids/Musical Connections program. Elvis Costello has hailed her as “a wonderful pianist and a delicate composer with a truly unique voice.

And Zora Art Space itself is a friendly, low key place in Park Slope.  So it seems well worth your while to check this out this afternoon.

Deidre Rodman Invitational with Joy Askew, Misty Boyce, Lee Feldman, Rob Jost , Matt Singer, Lee Ann Westover and others, Zora Art Space,  315 4th Avenue between 2nd and 3nd Streets in Brooklyn (F or G Trains to 4th Avenue or R Train to 9th Street or Union Street), 5-7pm, $TBD


Tonight: Amy Correia at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

November 27, 2010

With the Thanksgiving break is over, it’s back to music today with Amy Correia at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2.  It’s been a while since I last checked out what Amy was up to. Back then, she wrote a wonderful song, Coney Island USA, about falling asleep on the F train, missing her stop in Carroll Gardens and waking up at Stillwell Avenue.  Lots has happened since that time, including a move out of New York City and a fan-funded new record, You Go Your Way.

Amy Correia, The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8pm (note revised show time), $10 (you can order tickets to this show in advance here)

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from Now I’ve Heard Everything.  NIHE will be taking today and tomorrow off, to travel, eat and shop just like everyone else, but will be back in action on Saturday.  Be sure to check back then for details of a pretty good musical weekend.

Tonight: Three Bands for Those Staying in Town

November 24, 2010

Will Sexton

There are three bands playing later  tonight you should catch if you are staying in town at least until tomorrow morning.  First up, at Rockwood Stage 2 at 9:30 is My Pet Dragon.  MPD is a band with some interesting 70s and 80s influences and whose live show is musically interesting and fun.

Once My Pet Dragon has finished, walk west on Houston Street, turn north at the Bowery and go two blocks to The Bowery Electric.  The late double bill there starts at 10:30 and consists of The Mastersons and Will Sexton.  I saw The Mastersons a few weeks back and I extremely impressed with  what a great rock band Chris and Eleanor Masterson have put together.  Will Sexton is from Austin, where his rock/Americana sound is well known.  He hasn’t played New York that much lately, so take this opportunity to see him.

My Pet Dragon, The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9:30, $10

Will Sexton and The Mastersons, The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery between 2nd and 3rd Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 2nd Avenue exit or 6 Train to Bleeker Street or Astor Place), 10:30pm, $TBD

Music Video: James Maddock – The Nearest Thing to Hip

November 23, 2010

This week is a good one for James Maddock.  Yesterday, his brand new record, Live at The Rockwood Music Hall, was released.  Today, he plays a sold out show sponsored by WFUV at The Rockwood Music Hall.  Tomorrow, that concert will be broadcast live on WFUV.  So it seems appropriate to post this video of James and the band playing The Rockwood earlier this year.

Update: This video has been restricted and Now I’ve Heard Everything can no longer presented it

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