Advance planning? Not really. Here are two updates for tonight I’ve just received. However, I can guarantee that this will be the final update for the May music calendar
May 31 – Jim Boggia– Doma Cafe (17 Perry St., Greenwich Village) – 7pm
Brianna Sage used to perform regularly around NYC. She has an interesting back story: she went to SXSW some years ago, met a few folks and through them ended up writing a song (Warm with You) with Carol King. Tonight Brianna plays her first show in about a year at The Rockwood Music Hall. Brianna is promising some new songs and some special guests at this early ( 7pm) show.
Brianna Sage & Friends, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly encouraged)
I found these long forgotten records in the back of a closet this weekend. In the interest of history, science and mainly because I think that these are pretty neat, I’m posting them today.
Love =>Building on Fire – Talking Heads
Hungry Heart – Bruce Springsteen
Gloria – Patti Smith
I Don’t Want to Go to Chelsea – Elvis Costello
Four Song EP from Graham Parker on Pepto Bismol pink vinyl
The Mastersons at SXSW 2011
Tonight’s show at The Bowery Electric features The Mastersons, a band formed around Chris Masterson and Eleanor Masterson (nee Whitmore), a married couple who have had separate careers but have recently started performing together. Chris was in Son Volt (version 2.0) and plays electric lead guitar; Eleanor plays acoustic guitar and fiddle and has performed with many folks including James Maddock and Kelly Willis and has a fine solo album out. They’ve put together a band and written some new songs which range from rock to Americana. A debut album, Birds Fly South, has been recorded and rumor has it that some copies might just be available at tonight’s show.
Tonight’s show will be the last Mastersons show in New York City for about six months, as Chris and Eleanor are part of Steve Earle‘s band and will be on tour with him during that time. So if you are in the city and have the time tonight, you really should drop everything else and see The Mastersons.
Tuesday night’s live presentation of The Radio Free Song Club at The Living Room was a star-studded absolute delight. Backed by the house band, The Radio Free All Stars (Andy Burton, Doug Wieselman, Paul Moschella, David Mansfield, JD Foster and Dave Schramm), Don Piper, Jody Harris, Laura Cantrell, Dave Schramm, Kate Jacobs, Jennie Lowe Stearns, Victoria Williams and Freedy Johnston each played a new song for the show. Although they were not present, Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby, Peter Blegvad and Peter Holsapple contribute a pre-recorded song for the festivities as well. Nicholas Hill was the emcee/dj for the show, the 16th in the Radio Free Song Club series, which after a vote and discussion was dubbed the Sweet 16 Tons edition. Here then are some photos of that show.