Advance Planning: January Music Calendar

December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!  There’s a lot going on in January with a couple of nights where I’d like to be in two, three or four places at the same time.  And there are still shows to be added here, as The Rockwood Music Hall still only has the first half the month posted (I hear that they are revamping their website).  So as always, I’ll be posting updates.

Jan. 2 – Tony Scherr TrioThe Living Room – 9pm

Jan. 2 – Jim Campilongo Electric TrioThe Living Room – 10pm

Jan. 3 – Lelia Broussard Live Recording  (Two Sets) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

Jan. 3 – Alice Bierhorst, Lee Feldman and Adam LevyFreddy’s Bar – 8-10pm

Jan. 3 – Amy Correia – Rockwood Stage 2 – 9:30pm

Jan. 3 – Melody KillsPete’s Candy Store – 10pm

Jan. 4 – Elizabeth and The CatapultMisty Boyce and Chris Cubeta and The Liars ClubMercury Lounge – doors 7pm

Jan. 4 – Sasha Dobson – Barbes – 7pm

Jan. 4 – Aaron Lee TasjanRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Jan. 5 – Rhett Miller with Adam LevyCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 5 – Dayna Kurtz – Barbes – 7pm

Jan. 5 – Enemies!John Varvatos Store -315 Bowery – 8pm – RSVP to jv_PR3@vfc.com

Jan. 5 – Allison Weiss – Glasslands Gallery – 11pm

Jan. 6 – Spanking CharleneLakeside Lounge – 7pm

Jan. 6 – The BuddiesThe Bowery Electric – 8:30pm

Jan. 6 – Jim Boggia – Rockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Jan. 6 – Julia Haltigan – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Jan. 6 – Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds –  Rockwood Stage 2 – 9:30pm

Jan. 7 – Carrie RodriguezThe Living Room – 10pm

Jan. 7 – Megan ReillyLakeside Lounge – 11pm

Jan. 8 – Greg Trooper – Rockwood Music Hall – 5pm

Jan. 9 – Tony Scherr TrioThe Living Room – 9pm

Jan. 9 – Jim Campilongo Electric TrioThe Living Room – 10pm

Jan. 10 – Julia Haltigan11th Street Bar – 10pm

Jan. 10 – The Little WilliesDavid Letterman Show – 11:35pm (bands ares usually the last act on Letterman, around 12:25am)

Jan. 11 – Sasha Dobson – Barbes – 7pm

Sold Out! Jan. 11 – The Little WilliesThe Bell House – doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm

Sold Out! Jan. 11 – The PiercesMercury Lounge – 8:30pm

Jan. 11 – The Lemonheads performing It’s A Shame About Ray, Food Will Win the WarKnitting Factory – doors 7:30pm /show 8:30pm

Canceled: Jan. 11 – Amy Speace – The Living Room – 9pm

Jan. 11 – Elizabeth and The CatapultRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 9:30pm

Sold Out! Jan. 12 – The PiercesMercury Lounge – 8:30pm

Jan.12 – Jim Keller BandLakeside Lounge – 9pm

 Sold Out! Jan. 13 – Poundcake with Puss N BootsCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 13 – Demolition String BandHill Country – 7pm

Jan. 13 – Richard Julian – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm-Midnight

Jan. 14 –The Beatles Complete On Ukulele with Adam Levy, Julian Velard, Casey Shea, The Ramblers, Leah Seigel, Chris Cubeta and The Liars Club, Alyson Greenfield, Bill Sims, Jr., Jingle Punks Orchestra, Martin Rivas, Andrew Vladeck, Erik Deutsch, Suzanna Choffel, and Deni Bonet and more to be announced – Brooklyn Bowl – doors 2pm / show 3pm

Jan. 14 – Will Sexton – The Bowery Electric – 10pm

Jan. 14 – Adam Bernstein with Paul CarbonaraPete’s Candy Store – 8pm

Jan. 14 – Li’l Mo & The Monicats  – Connolly’s – 8:30pm

Jan. 16 – Tony Scherr TrioThe Living Room – 9pm

Jan. 16 – Jim Campilongo Electric TrioThe Living Room – 10pm

Jan. 17 – Kathleen Edwards – David Letterman Show – 11:35pm (bands ares usually the last act on Letterman, around 12:25am)

Jan. 18 – Sasha Dobson – Barbes – 7pm

Jan. 18 – Misty BoyceMaxwell’s – 9:30pm

Jan. 18 – The RamblersHill Country – 8:30pm

Jan. 19 – Willie NileJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Jan. 19 – Charlene Kaye –  Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Jan. 19 – Kevin Gordon – Rockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Jan. 19 – Red MollyJalopy – 7:30pm

Jan. 19 – Charlie Faye – Rockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Jan. 19 – I Beg Your Parton with Addie Brownlee – The Living Room – 8pm

Jan. 20 – James Maddock –  Rockwood Stage 2 – 9:30pm

Jan. 21 – The SmithereensB.B. King’s – 8pm

Jan. 21 – Spanking CharleneLakeside Lounge – 11pm

Jan. 23 – Tony Scherr TrioThe Living Room – 9pm

Jan. 23 – High Space (Jim Campilongo, Tony Mason, Erik Deutsch, Jeff Hill) – The Living Room – 10pm

Jan. 25 – Sasha Dobson – Barbes – 7pm

Jan. 25 – Radio Free Song Club with Nicholas Hill, Joe McGinty, Amy Allison, David Mansfield, Clem Waldman, Dave Schramm, Jody Harris, Kate Jacobs, Doug Wieselman, Jeremy Chatzky, Freedy Johnston, Peter Blegvad, Peter Holsapple and more – The Living Room – 6:30-9pm

Jan. 25 – Megan ReillyPianos – 8pm

Jan. 25 – Jeremiah Birnbaum and Megan PalmerHill Country – 8:30pm

Jan. 26 – Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche, book release and performance – Barnes and Noble Union Square – 7pm

Jan. 26 – The Pretty Pennies – Hill Country – 8:30pm

Jan. 27 – The Amygdaloids (record release show) – The Bowery Electric – 7pm

Update: Jan. 28 – The Ramblers – The Living Room – 10pm

Update: Jan. 29 – Syrian Relief Concert – A concert to benefit the humanitarian crisis in Syria featuring Dylan Connor, Milton, Benjamin Cartel, Victoria Vox and more – The Living Room -4:30-6:30pm ($20 contribution  requested)

Sold Out! Jan. 29 – Wayward Saints, A Novel By Suzzy Roche, Release Party and Concert; Special guests include:
(musicians) John Bucchino, Dick Connette, Julie Gold, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Jesse Paris Smith, Loudon Wainwright III and (authors) Patricia Marx, David Rakoff and Meg Wolitzer – Dixon Place  (tickets here) – bar opens 5:30 / program 6:30

Jan. 29 – Hobson’s ChoiceMercury Lounge – 8:30pm

Update: Jan. 29 – Li’l Mo’s Field of Stars with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Drina Seay, Homeboy Steve and Candy and Women – Treehouse at 2A – 8:30-11:30pm

Jan. 29 – Melody KillsThe Living Room – 9pm

Jan. 30 – Harper Blynn Residency, David Mead opens at 7pm – The Living Room – 7-9pm

Jan. 30 – Tony Scherr TrioThe Living Room – 9pm

Jan. 31 – Harper Blynn Residency, Johanna and the Dusty Floor opens at 7pm – The Living Room – 7-9pm

Jan. 31 – Nick CaseyRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 11pm

Now on Advance Sale:

Feb. 1 – Harper Blynn Residency, Aaron Lee Tasjan opens at 7pm – The Living Room – 7-9pm

Feb. 2 – Kaiser Cartel –  Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Feb. 2 – Laura Cantrell – Hill Country – doors 8:30pm / show 9pm

Feb. 2 – Harper Blynn Residency – The Living Room – 9pm

Feb. 3 – Harper Blynn Residency, Blake Hazard (from The Submarines) opens at 7pm – The Living Room – 7-9pm

Feb. 3 – Joan Osborne & The Holmes Brothers with special guest Catherine RussellThe Grand Prospect Hall (tickets here) – 7:30

Feb. 4 – Harper Blynn Residency, Poundcake opens at 7pm – The Living Room – 7-9pm

Feb. 4 – Marshall Crenshaw and Garland JeffreysMaxwell’s – 9pm

Feb. 8 – Adam Levy (CD Release) with special guest The Mastersons – Joe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Feb. 9 – Laura Cantrell – Hill Country – doors 8:30pm / show 9pm

Feb. 16 – Laura Cantrell – Hill Country – doors 8:30pm / show 9pm

Feb. 19 – Red MollyCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Feb. 22 – Jill SobuleCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Feb. 23 – Laura Cantrell – Hill Country – doors 8:30pm / show 9pm

Feb. 24 –The Johnny Cash 80th Birthday Bash Starring Alex Battles and The Whisky RebellionThe Bell House – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Feb. 25 –The Johnny Cash 80th Birthday Bash Starring Alex Battles and The Whisky RebellionSouthpaw – doors 8pm / show 8:30pm

Mar. 1 – Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds – The Bowery Ballroom- 8:30pm

Mar. 3 – The Del Fuegos – The Bell House – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Mar. 8 – Eilen JewellThe Bell House – doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm

Mar. 9 – Garland JeffreysRubin Museum of Art – 7pm

Mar. 10 – They Might Be Giants, Johnathan CoultonTerminal 5 – doors 7pm / show 8pm

Mar. 17 – James MaddockRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 7:30pm


Tonight: Melody Kills at The Rockwood Music Hall (Plus Freebies Including All Come Together)

December 30, 2011

Melody Kills is keyboard whiz Leslie Mendelson and guitarist Steve McEwan, sometimes alone and sometimes with a band.  Tonight it’s just Leslie and Steve, but you’ll find them and their songs full of fun and energy and just top notch musically.

Yahoo figured that out when it recently put the Melody Kills song All Come Together in their news video looking back at the event of 2011.  You can find that Yahoo video here.  Of course if you would just like to see a full band live performance of that song, it was posted on Now I’ve Heard Everything a while back, just click here to see it.

But wait there’s more (as they say on late night TV ads). You can listen to and even download three free tracks from Melody Kills, including All Come Together.  Just click here to go to the Melody Kills music player and click download.

Melody Kills, 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: Joy Askew at The Rockwood Music Hall

December 29, 2011

As I mentioned in my interview with Joy Askew (read part 1 here and part 2 here), her gorgeous new album Drunk on You is keyboard based, atmospheric, rhythmically driven rock.  Tonight, Joy plays a full band show tonight at The Rockwood Music Hall to celebrate the release of that album.

You can expect to hear many songs from DOY and probably some from Joy’s earlier work.  The show starts at 7pm, so those of you who can’t stay out late on a school night can make this one.

Joy Askew, 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 recommended)


Freebies: 20 Songs from 19 Artists

December 28, 2011

As part of its year end reviews, WNYC has posted 20 downloadable songs from 19 artists (plus two more songs which are streaming only).  It’s a nice mix which covers  a huge number of musical genres; there is literally something for everyone.  You can access the downloads at the page here, but you’ll have to then click on the artist to get to that artist’s download.  But you can also just click on the artist in the table below to get to that artist’s download  or stream.

The Klezmatics Mavis Staples Bright Eyes The Mountain Goats
Big Freedia Melvin Van Peebles Mariachi El Bronx Taj Mahal
Kermit Ruffins Cat Power Bon Iver Bebel Gilberto
Broken Social Scene Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis The Bangles Bernie Worrell
Architecture in Helsinki Shaina Taub Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens
Streaming Only: Cake Huey Lewis and the News

Music Video: “Jim Morrison” – Jingle Bells

December 27, 2011

No this isn’t really Jim Morrison, but it still one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time.  Plus it’s seasonal!  Enjoy.


Tonight: Adam Levy at The Rockwood Music Hall

December 26, 2011

You might know Adam Levy (pronounced Leh vee) as the guitarist in Norah Jones‘ Handsome Band through 2007.  Adam is also known as a jazz and blues guitarist, but his talents certainly go beyond that. Adam is at home in any number of musical styles, is a fine songwriter and has a new CD, The Heart Collector to his credit.  If you haven’t seen Adam before, this show at The Rockwood Music Hall  is a wonderful way to get to know him.

Adam Levy, The Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly encouraged)


Music Video: The Kinks – Father Christmas

December 25, 2011

Is this the best rock Christmas song ever?  I think it is.


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