News and Notes: Norah Jones, My Pet Dragon and November Starts Off Strong

If you wanted to see Norah Jones, the past few days were the time to do it.  As noted in the Now I’ve Heard Everything October Calendar, Norah was part of last Thursday’s Petty Fest tribute to Tom Petty (on the occasion of Tom’s 60th birthday), where she joined in on about a half dozen songs including It’s Time to Move On and You Don’t Know How It Feels.  On Saturday, Norah was one of the performers who took part in Radio Happy Hour at Le Poisson Rouge.  In addition to singing three songs solo (Young Blood, a Lowell George cover whose name escapes me and How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart), Norah was interviewed and appeared in a faux radio drama playing a CIA agent named Norah Jones.  The photo above is from Saturday’s Radio Happy Hour performance.

I had heard some buzz about My Pet Dragon over the past few months.  I just wasn’t able to get to one of their shows.  But I finally did so Saturday was was quite impressed with the band.  I want to hear them again but I plan to be talking about them again.

The next 14 days is one of those periods where there a many worthwhile shows, some of which conflict with each other.  I’ll just list who is playing:

Sasha Dobson, Jonathan Richman, Jim Lauderdale, Carrie Rodriguez Melody Kills (New Leslie Mendelson Project), Teddy Thompson, Madison Square Gardeners, Jim Keller, Charlie Faye, Milton, Hey Mama, Mike Viola, My Pet Dragon The Bottle Rockets, Graham Parker, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Cordero, Lydia LovelessNick Africano, Willie Nile Chuck Prophet, Stephanie Finch, Emily Zuzik, Andy Shernoff (Dictators), Paul Collins, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby and Jon Graboff’s Pedal Steel Guitar World of Discovery

This is certainly a time to plan in advance, so be sure to check Now I’ve Heard Everything’s November Calendar.  I’ll also be updating the calendar shortly with additional events in the latter part of the month.

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