Advance Planning: June 2012 Music Calendar

May 31, 2012

Here’s the June calendar, which, as always, is a work in progress.  The outdoor festivals start to kick in this month too.  And I haven’t forgotten Make Music NYC on June 21: I’ll just deal with that separately as we get closer to it happening.

June 1 – Sasha DobsonThe Stone – 8pm

June 1 – Bess RogersRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

June 2 – Jim’s Big Ego (record release show) – The Living Room – 8pm

June 2 – Richard JulianRockwood Music Hall – 9pm-11pm

June 3 – Matt KeatingRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 4 – Uncle LuciusRodeo Bar – 9pm

June 4 – Tony Scherr TrioThe Living Room – 9pm

June 4 – Jim Campilongo Electric TrioThe Living Room – 10pm

June 5 – Jimmy CliffCelebrate Brooklyn – Prospect Park Bandshell – 8pm

June 5 – The Brooklyn Scramble with David Heatley, Amanda Thorpe, Alice BierhorstFreddy’s Bar – 8pm

June 5 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 5 – Kelli ScarrJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

June 5 – Jimmy and Immy (James Maddock and Dave Immergluck) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

June 5 – Julia Haltigan11th Street Bar – 10pm

June 7 – Martin Rivas (Record Release Show) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

June 8 – Harper BlynnMercury Lounge – 8pm

June 8 – NickCasey – The Living Room – 10pm

June 8 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Stage 2 -11:30pm

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

June 9 – Hannah CohenPete’s Candy Store – 7pm

June 9 – Deni BonetThe Living Room – 9pm

June 9 – (is)boy (Misty Boyce and band) – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 12:30am

June 11 – Robbie Fulks with Don Stiernberg – The Living Room – 8pm

June 11 – James Levy and The Blood Red Rose – Rockwood Stage 2 – 9:30pm

June 11 – Jim Campilongo Electric TrioThe Living Room – 10pm

June 12 – Robbie Fulks with Don Stiernberg – Barbes – 8pm

June 12 – Bryan DunnRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

June 12 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 12 – Melody KillsRockwood Stage 2 – 9:30pm

Canceled: June 12 – Julia Haltigan11th Street Bar – 10pm

June 12 – Full Vinyl Vol. 6: 90s Rock – Rockwood Stage 2 -11:30pm

June 13 – My Pet DragonRockwood Stage 2 – 10:30pm

June 14 – Laura Marling, Michael Kiwanuka and Willy MasonCelebrate Brooklyn – Prospect Park Bandshell – 7pm

June 15 – The dBsLe Poisson Rouge – doors 6:30pm

June 15 – Laura CantrellJalopy – 10pm

June 15 – Li’l Mo and The MonicatsTwo Boots Brooklyn – 10pm

June 16 – Dawes and Kurt Vile and The ViolatorsSummerstage  – Central Park – 7pm

June 16 – Hannah CohenBarbes – 7pm

June 16 – Lydia Loveless – Mercury Lounge – 11pm

June 17 – Erez and The EndRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 18 – Joy AskewKlimat – 9pm

June 18 – Misty Boyce (solo) –Klimat – 10pm

June 18 – David Olney (10:30pm) , Ana Egge (11pm), John Fullbright (11:30pm), Garland Jeffreys (Midnight) – New Music Seminar – Living Room

June 19 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Canceled: June 19 – Julia Haltigan11th Street Bar – 10pm

June 20 – Joe WhyteRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

June 20 – Megan ReillyRodeo Bar – 9pm

June 20 – Rosie Flores –  New Music Seminar – Living Room – 11:15pm

June 21 – Radio Free Song ClubThe Living Room – 6-8pm

June 21 – Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3The Bowery Electric – show 7pm

June 21 –  Marshall Crenshaw – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 21 – Eli “Paperboy” Reed with Lily and The Parlour TricksThe Bell House – doors 7:30pm / show 8:30 pm

June 21 – Aaron Lee TasjanRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 23 – Julia Haltigan – Kathryn’s House Concert (East Village) RSVP to Kathryn_Space@yahoo.com – 7pm

June 23 – Misty Boyce (solo) – Googies Lounge (upstairs at The Living Room) – 7:30pm

June 23 – Sasha DobsonPete’s Candy Store – 8pm

June 23 – Rosie FloresRodeo Bar – 10:45pm

June 24 – Martha Wainwright – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 24 – Rosie FloresThe Rock Shop – show 8pm

June 24 – The Field of Stars with Teri Joyce, Johnny Jake, Rebecca Turner and Monica Passin (Li’l Mo) – Treehouse at 2A (Upstairs) – 9pm

June 24 – Alana Amram and The Rough GemsGlasslands – 9pm

June 25 – Adam LevyRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

June 25 – Jim Campilongo Electric TrioThe Living Room – 10pm

June 26 – Suzanne VegaRiver to River Festival Rockefeller Park – 7pm

June 26 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 26 – Julia Haltigan11th Street Bar – 10pm

June 29 – Dayna KurtzCelebrate Brooklyn – Prospect Park Bandshell – 7pm

June 29 – Misty BoyceZirZamin – 8pm

June 29 – Demolition String BandRodeo Bar – 10:45pm

June 29 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

June 30 – Garland JeffreysStuyvesant Town Oval – show 3pm

Update: June 30 – Spanking CharleneDing Dong Lounge – 10pm

Advance Sale

July 5 – Craig Finn and The Baseball Project – CBGB Festival – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 7:30pm

July 7 – Sasha DobsonUnion Hall – doors 8pm

July 12 – Jimmy and Immy (James Maddock and Dave Immergluck) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

July 15 – Blitzen TrapperThe Music Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm/ show 9pm

July 25 – Martha Wainwright – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

July 26 –  Marshall Crenshaw – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Aug. 3 – My Pet DragonCity Winery – Time TBA

Aug. 9 – BoDeans and Sarah Borges – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Aug. 9 – Kelli Scarr and Alana Amram with Jim CampilongoLe Poisson Rouge – doors 6:30pm / show 7:30pm

Aug. 15 – Martha Wainwright – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Sept. 8 – James MaddockRockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

Sept. 9 – James MaddockRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm


Tonight: Erez and The End at The 11th Street Bar

May 30, 2012

Erez and The End are a fairly new rock band consisting of Erez Eisenman, Nic Travis, Chris Infusino and Bennett Miller (Bennett will be familiar to you if you follow Julia Haltigan or The Dirty Urchins, as he plays in both of those bands).  Erez and The End describe their sound as “LP-era rock” which really means a variety of mid tempo tunes.  These guys will be playing a set at The 11th Street Bar tonight and I’m really curious to see what they sound like live.

Erez and The End, 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th Street between Avenues A &B (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 10PM, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)


Tonight: Freddie Stevenson at The Rockwood Music Hall and Julia Haltigan at The 11th Street Bar

May 29, 2012

Tuesday night brings two back to back residencies which will continue for some time to come.  Freddie Stevenson will be playing at The Rockwood Music Hall and Julia Haltigan plays the 11th Street Bar.

Originally from Edinborough, Freddie Stevenson has been playing midnight Sundays at The Rockwood Music Hall for a while. Tonight Freddie continues his new residency at The Rockwood at the much earlier hour of 9pm.

Freddie’s original music has a little bit of everything in it including folk and English music hall, and he’s an engaging performer. The picture on the left shows Freddie with his band (he’s 3rd from the left).  Freddie has a new band who will join him tonight.  If you’d like a taste of what’s in store for you just check out this video of Baby I Own This Town from last week’s show.

Once Freddie has finished his set, get over to The 11th Street Bar (11th St. & Avenue A) by jumping into a cab or taking the M15 bus (and walking a block) to catch Julia Haltigan playing with her band on her home turf. Julia sings, plays guitar and leads a large band through material that draws on rock, r&b, latin rhythms, 40s and 50s pop and more.  Some of Julia’s songs could be called  Tom Waitsian, except for the fact that they are way too cheerful for Tom.

Freddie Stevenson, 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 recommended)

Julia Haltigan, 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th Street between Avenues A &B (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 10PM, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)


Tonight: Thomas Bryan Eaton with Hobson’s Choice and Bucky Hayes at The Way Station

May 28, 2012

Taking the stage at The Way Station in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights at 8pm will be Hobson’s Choice, the band through which guitarist Thomas Bryan Eaton (that’s him above) plays his songs (he plays in lots of other bands too).  You’ll find mostly rock with a bit of alt country thrown into the mix and which has a bit of a 70s feel to it.  Thomas himself is a guitar wiz who can run the gamut from tasty playing through shredding, sometimes even in the same song.

Then, at 9pm, Bucky Hayes takes over.  I’m not sure whether Bucky will be joined by his band, The Radio, or will be playing an acoustic show.  In either case you’ll see a very good songwriter and an engaging performer at work.

Thomas Bryan Eaton with Hobson’s Choice and Bucky Hayes, The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue (2 or 3 Train to Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum), show 8pm


Tonight: Candy and Women at The Treehouse at 2A and Nick Africano at The Rockwood Music Hall

May 27, 2012

Yes, it’s a holiday weekend, but there are still a couple of show to check out tonight if you remained here in New York City.  First up is the  Field of Stars with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Drina Seay, Homeboy Steve and Candy and Women.  There will be loads of harmonies and lovely lyrics in this song circle.

Then at midnight, walk the few blocks over to The Rockwood Music Hall.  There, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Nick Africano will play a set featuring songs from his newly released record, The Butterfly Bull.  The album as a whole has a very Jeff Buckley-like feel to it.

Li’l Mo’s Field of Stars with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Drina Seay, Homeboy Steve and Candy and Women, Treehouse at 2A, 25 Avenue A between Houston and 2nd Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit, F Train to Delancey Street or J Train to Essex Street), 9pm-midnight, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)

Nick Africano, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), Midnight, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)


News and Notes

May 26, 2012

There’s lots of news about Sasha Dobson.  The album which Sasha has been recording recently has a name: Aquarius.  Sasha has described it as a pop record.  Sasha will be playing The Stone, the performance space in the East Village, on June 1st.  And she will also be the opening act for Norah Jones for five shows at the end of June and early July (Vienna, VA; Philadelphia; Rochester; Boston and Wallingford, CT).

The Brooklyn Indie Music Fest (which Now I’ve Heard Everything covered last year here) is now accepting applications for bands for its 2012 edition.  The application is here.  I don’t have information about the dates and venue yet, but when I do, I will announce it here.


Music Video: Freddie Stevenson – Baby I Own This Town

May 25, 2012

Here’s a brand new video from Freddie Stevenson‘s show at The Rockwood Music Hall this past Tuesday.  The song is Baby I Own This Town and Freddie and his band just knock this one out of the park.  The band this night consisted of James Maddock on electric guitar, Chris Morrissey Jordan Scanella on bass, Aaron Comess on drums and somone on keys I don’t recognize.  Hopefully someone will tell me this fine musician’s name so I can added it here in an update. Justin Carroll on keys.  Thanks to J.W. Johnson for the update and correction.

 


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