Streaming: Norah Jones – Happy Pills

February 29, 2012

Norah Jones has a new album coming out in about two months, Little Broken Hearts.  That’s the cover of it above, which was done in the style of the theater poster for the mid-60s Russ Meyer film Mudhoney.  Here’s the first track released from it, Happy Pills (a plea to an ex to “please just let me go”).


Advance Planning: March 2012 Music Calendar Update (Added 2/28)

February 28, 2012

One more show this week and a few more show in March and April

Mar. 4 – Adam LevyRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 7pm

Mar. 9 – Kristin Diable – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Mar. 13 – Hannah CohenRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 8:30pm

Mar. 15 – Melody KillsGrand Victory – 7:30pm

Mar. 19 – Jim CampilongoSteve Cardenas Acoustic Duo – Living Room – 10pm

Advance Sale

Apr. 7 – Elizabeth & The Catapult Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 9:30pm

Apr. 20 – James MaddockRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 7:30pm (on sale 3/2 at Noon)


Music Video: Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds – Dirt

February 28, 2012

The new Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds album, Pound of Dirt (that’s the cover on the right), is out today.  The closest thing to a title song, Dirt,  has been part of the band’s set for quite some time now, although it’s usually been introduced as You Gotta Eat A Pound of Dirt Before You Die.  Even with the newly shortened title, it’s still a good one, and here’s a video of it.


Advance Planning: March 2012 Music Calendar

February 27, 2012

Welcome to March.  It’s a pretty busy month as you can see.  In the middle of the month, NIHE will travel down to Austin for our yearly sojourn at the SXSW Music conference and festival.  As usual, this calendar will be updated during the month, although updates will probably cease during the festivities in Texas.

Sold Out! Mar. 1 – The MastersonsJohn Varvatos Store (Bowery) – 8pm – Free, but RSVP here (required)

Mar. 1 – Basement BandThe Living Room – 8pm

Mar. 1 – Sister Sparrow and The Dirty BirdsBowery Ballroom – 8:30pm

Mar. 1 – Jim Keller BandLakeside Lounge – 9pm

Mar. 2 – Jim Boggia –  Rockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Mar. 2 – Art Party with The Rotaries, Martin Rivas, Chris Kuffner, Allison Weiss, Lelia Broussard, Greg Holden, and more – Bar 4 – 8pm

Mar. 2 – David RocheFreddy’s – 10pm

Mar. 2 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Mar. 2 – Sydney Wayser – The Living Room – 10pm

Mar. 3 – Wreckless Eric & Amy RigbyMegan Reilly opens – Maxwell’s – 7pm

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

Mar. 3 – Deni Bonet – The Living Room – 9pm

Mar. 4 – Adam LevyRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 7pm

Mar. 4 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Mar. 5 – Shooter Jennings (Record Release Show) – Hill Country – doors 8:30pm / show 9pm

Mar. 5 – Tony Scherr TrioThe Living Room – 9pm

Mar. 5 – Jim Campilongo Electric TrioThe Living Room – 10pm

Mar. 5 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Mar. 6 – Charlene Kaye, Misty Boyce and Jay Stolar – S.O. B.s – doors 7pm / show 8pm

Mar. 6 – Alice Bierhorst’s Brooklyn Scramble – Freddy’s – 8pm

Mar. 6 – Megan Reilly – The Living Room – 9pm

Mar. 7 – Demolition String Band (Record Release Show) – The Living Room – 9pm

Mar. 7 – Full Vinyl Volume 3: Alanis Morrisette and Talking Heads w/ Tony Maceli, Greg Mayo, Zach Jones, Misty Boyce, Chris Kuffner, Casey Shea, Mighty Kate, Scott Chasolen, Charlene Kaye, Rebecca Havilland, Ramblin’ Rob Heath, Brian Killeen, Ryan Vaughn, Matt Aronoff,Chris Cubeta, Lelia Broussard and more – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 11:30pm

Mar. 8 – Kristin Diable – The Living Room – 8pm

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

Mar. 8 – Craig FinnMusic Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8:30 / show 9:30

Mar. 8 – Nick CaseyThe Living Room – 10pm

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

Mar. 9 – Kristin Diable – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Mar. 9 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Mar. 9 – Li’l Mo and The MonicatsSunny’s – 10pm

Mar. 9 – Serena JeanPete’s Candy Store – 10pm

Mar. 9 – Spottiswoode and His Enemies (Rock and Roll Night) – The Living Room – 11pm and Midnight

Mar. 9 – Lily & The Parlour Tricks – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 11:30pm

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

Mar. 11 – Ursa MinorUnion Pool – 8pm

Canceled: Mar. 11 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Mar. 12 – The Lemonheads performing It’s A Shame About Ray – Maxwell’s – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Mar. 12 – Tony Scherr TrioThe Living Room – 9pm

Mar. 12 – Jim Campilongo Electric TrioThe Living Room – 10pm

Mar. 12 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Mar. 13 – The Lemonheads performing It’s A Shame About Ray – Maxwell’s – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Mar. 13 – Hannah CohenRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 8:30pm

Mar. 14 – Willie NileJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Mar. 15 – Melody KillsGrand Victory – 7:30pm

Mar. 15 – Joe Hurley & The GentsJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Mar. 16 – Sarah JaroszJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Mar. 16 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

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

Mar. 17 – Joseph ArthurCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Mar. 17 – Spanking CharleneLakeside Lounge – 11pm

Mar. 18 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Mar. 19 – Tony Scherr TrioThe Living Room – 9pm

Mar. 19 – Jim CampilongoSteve Cardenas Acoustic Duo – Living Room – 10pm

Mar. 20 – PoundcakeCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Mar. 21 – Chris VelanRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Mar. 22 – Chip Taylor (Record Release Show) – Hill Country – doors 9pm / show 9:30pm

Mar. 23 – Allison WeissGlasslands – show 8:30pm

Mar. 23 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Mar. 23 – Spottiswoode and His Enemies (Lounge Night) – The Living Room – 11pm and Midnight

Mar. 24 – Matt KeatingThe Living Room – 7pm

Mar. 25 – Toots and The MaytalsBrooklyn Bowl – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Update: Mar. 25 – Li’l Mo and The MonicatsTreehouse at 2A – 10pm

Mar. 25 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Mar. 26 – Tony Scherr TrioThe Living Room – 9pm

Mar. 26 – Jim Campilongo Electric TrioThe Living Room – 10pm

Mar. 27 – Toots and The MaytalsBrooklyn Bowl – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Mar. 28 – Mary Lee’s CorvetteRodeo Bar – 9pm

Mar. 29 – The PiercesBowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Mar. 29 – Jim Keller BandLakeside Lounge – 9pm

Canceled! Mar. 29 – Bess RogersRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 10pm

Mar. 29 – Jay Stolar & Friends – – Rockwood Music Hall – 1am

Mar. 30 – Charlene KayeRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 7pm

Mar. 30 – Jenny Owen YoungsMercury Lounge – show 7pm

Sold Out! Mar. 30 –Ian Hunter and Graham ParkerThe Bell House – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Mar. 30 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Mar. 30 – Nick CaseyThe Living Room – 10pm

Mar. 30 – Demolition String BandRodeo Bar – 10:45pm

Mar. 31 – Drina SeayOtto’s Shrunken Head – 7:15pm

Advance Sale

Apr. 7 – Elizabeth and The Catapult Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 9:30pm

Apr. 7 – Spottiswoode and His Enemies (Gospel Night) – The Living Room – 11pm and Midnight

Apr. 9 – The Mastersons –  Mercury Lounge – doors 7pm

Apr. 10 – Dayna Kurtz (Secret Canon Vol.1 Release Show) – Joe’s Pub – 7pm; and
Apr. 10 – Dayna Kurtz (American Standard Release Show) Mamie Minch opens – Rodeo Bar – 9pm

Note: Show up to rodeo bar with your Joe’s Pub ticket stub & get a special gift. Dayna may hire a party bus from Joe’s Pub to the Rodeo Bar; let her know if you want to reserve a spot: dayna@daynakurtz.com – put ‘party bus, please’ in the subject line. if she gets at least 20 people to sign on, she’ll do it.

Apr. 10 – The Baseball ProjectMaxwell’s – 8pm

Apr. 11 – Alana Amram and The Rough Gems opening for The Doc MarshallsUnion Hall – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Apr. 13 – The Baseball ProjectMetropolitan Museum of Art – 7:30pm (panel discussion )

Apr. 14 – Garland JeffreysHighline Ballroom – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Apr. 20 – Graham Parker and The Figgs – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Apr. 20 – James MaddockRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 7:30pm (on sale 3/2 at Noon)

Apr. 21 – Spottiswoode and His Enemies (Folk Night) – The Living Room – 11pm and Midnight

Apr. 27 – The FeeliesThe Bell House – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Apr. 28 – Kathleen EdwardsWebster Hall (Bowery Presents) – doors 7pm / show 8pm

May 17 – Justin Townes EarleWebster Hall (tickets here) – 7pm

June 9 – Kinky FriedmanHighline Ballroom – doors 5:30pm / show 6:30pm



Music Video: Julia Haltigan – Hand Me the Crown

February 26, 2012

Julia Haltigan and her band played an excellent show at Joe’s Pub this week.  So while that still remains fresh in my mind, here’s a video of Hand Me the Crown, a  song of Julia’s songs that I’ve always liked.  This video was shot by Val Barber at Julia’s home base, the 11th Street Bar.  It’s in black and white, but that seems to be in again these days, as The Artist, a film shot in black and white (and a silent film at that) will probably win the Oscar for best picture tonight.


Photo Recap: Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 at The Bowery Electric

February 25, 2012

For nearly 90 minutes last night, Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 (Jason Victor on guitar, Dave DeCastro on bass and Linda Pitmon on drums) delivered the no frills straight ahead rock ‘n’ roll that has been their trademark for all of the 21st Century.  The packed house at The Bowery Electric got a show that featured some songs that the band hasn’t played for a while (see the set list at the end of this post).  And when Jason broke a string about a third of the way in of That’s What You Always Say, he changed it during the song, which Steve stretched out a bit to make sure that Jason was ready for the solo.  Of course, Jason was and he blistered it, as always.

Here are some photos from the show:

Steve

Jason

Dave

More pictures after the jump

Linda

Jason changes a string

Set List

Resolution

Here Come the Miracles

Wired

Ribbons and Chains

Out of This World

Freak Star

Then She Remembers

Younger

Lester Young

Colored Lights

Good and Bad

Death Valley Rain

That’s What You Always Say

Amphetamine

Encore:

Boston

Why

John Coltrane Stereo Blues


Tonight: Emily Zuzik at The Rockwood Music Hall and Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 at The Bowery Electric

February 24, 2012

Here are two shows from Now I’ve Heard Everything favorites.  First up is the only 2012 NYC show of the Emily Zuzik Band.  They’ll play songs from their rocking recent album, The Wild Joys of Living (you can read my review of it here) plus other songs from Emily’s repertoire and perhaps even a cover or two.  Emily has been on quite a roll lately; in addition to releasing TWJOL, she wrote and sang the song The Low Hum on the latest Moby album, Destroyed, and was featured on the cover of The Pretenders’ Message of Love, the theme song of the NBC summer series Love Bites.  Why is this the only NYC show this year for Emily?  She now lives in LA and she’s soon to start a new side project: a family.

When Emily’ set is finished, walk west on Houston Street to The Bowery and then north a few blocks to The Bowery Electric to see Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3. That’s Steve along with guitarist Jason Victor, bassist Dave DeCastro and drummer Linda Pitmon in their spiffy new publicity shot to the right. Here’s what I said about this band when I bestowed on Steve the Now I’ve Heard Everything Artist of the Decade Award:

Steve and The Miracle Three are, in my opinion, the best live rock band in America (and probably the world).  They have a great catalog of songs stretching from the 21st century all the way back to Steve’s days with The Dream Syndicate in the 1980s.  They are not afraid of, and understand how to use the power of loudness.  And Steve, Jason, Dave and Linda are excellent musicians who enjoy playing with and off each other.

Emily Zuzik, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3, The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery between 2nd and 3rd Streets (6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place, F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 2nd Avenue exit), doors 7:30pm / Kraig Johnson opens at 8:30, Steve & M3 at 9:30, $12


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