Advance Planning: August 2012 Music Calendar Update (Added 7/31)

July 31, 2012

The first August calendar update.  There will be more.

Aug. 1 – wilderlandsThe Living Room – show 7pm

Aug. 2 – Aaron Lee Tasjan at Communion New York (also appearing: Vacationer, Aarop Embry, Caleb Hawley and Special Guest) – Union Hall – doors 7:30pm

Aug. 4 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 14 – wilderlandsThe Bowery Electric (Map Room) – 8pm

Aug. 31 – Julia Haltigan – Joe’s Pub – show 9:30


News and Notes

July 31, 2012

The next Brooklyn Indie Fest, which was held last year over three days in September at Littlefield, has been postponed.  Originally scheduled for this September, it has been pushed back to May, 2013, when the plans are for it to be held in an outdoor location.  According to the organizers, the cause of the delay was getting all the permits necessary in place.  In the meantime, Brooklyn Indie Fest will be hosting events over the next few months.

Recordings Coming Your Way: Julia Haltigan has an EP almost ready to go, perhaps in the next month or two.  Her plan is to sell it at her shows.  (is) boy, the newly renamed band which is led by Misty Boyce, will be issuing a single shortly.  And Israel Nash Gripka, who left New York City not all that long ago, is gearing up to record the follow up to Barn Doors and Concrete Floors.

Spelling Matters: There are two different people with similar sounding names which are spelled differently playing The Rockwood Music HallBryan Dunn has played The Rockwood for a while now and recently released the album Sweetheart of the Music Hall. Brian Dunne is a different person entirely, who played a couple of show there earlier this summer and who is new to me.  Based on the music he’s posted on the web, Brian might be worth checking out, too.


Advance Planning: August 2012 Music Calendar

July 30, 2012

It’s time once again for Now I’ve Heard Everything’s monthly music calendar.   No show on the calendar costs more than $40 and most are either free or low cost.  As always, the calendar is a work in progress and as new shows are announced during the month, I’ll add them here.  If shows are canceled, I’ll note that too.

Aug. 1 – wilderlandsThe Living Room – show 7pm

Aug. 1 – Alana Amram and The Rough GemsMercury Lounge – 10pm

Sold Out: Aug. 2 – Aaron Lee Tasjan at Communion New York (also appearing: Vacationer, Aarop Embry, Caleb Hawley and Special Guest) – Union Hall – doors 7:30pm

Aug. 3 – Ted Leo (opening for Wild Flag and Mission of Burma) – Celebrate Brooklyn (Prospect Park Bandshell) – doors 6pm / show 7pm

Aug. 3 – My Pet DragonCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 7pm

Aug. 3 – Aaron Lee Tasjan92Y Tribeca – 9:30pm

Aug. 3 – Garland JeffreysRodeo Bar – doors 8pm / show 10pm

Aug. 4 – Two Cow GarageUnion Hall – doors 8pm

Aug. 4 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 6 – Lucinda WilliamsBowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9 pm

Aug. 6 – Tony Scherr TrioThe Living Room – 9pm

Aug. 6 – Jim Campilongo and Adam Levy – 10pm

Aug. 7 – Alice Bierhorst’s Brooklyn Scramble with Serena Jost and Teddy GoldsteinFreddy’s Bar – 8pm

Aug. 7 – Lucinda WilliamsBowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9 pm

Aug. 7 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Aug. 8 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Music Hall – 6pm

Aug. 8 – Old Soul Revival with Matthew Longo, Joe McGinty, Alex Levy, Scotty B (F-Units and Derailed), Mystie Chamberlain, Shira Goldberg, Nick Schupak, Paul Collins, Matt Keating, John Gallagher Jr. (Broadway’s Spring Awakening, HBO’s The Newsroom), Sammy James Jr. (The Mooney Sukuki), Luke Rathborne, Ward White, Andrea Diaz, Neil Kumar (The Young Things), Joe Taylor and Diane Gentile – The Map Room at The Bowery Electric – 8pm

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. 9 – Lucinda WilliamsMusic Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm / show 9 pm

Aug. 9 – Chris Barron – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Aug. 10 – The 9 Songwriter Series with Justin Trawick, Jon Paul, Arlan Feiles, Margaret Glaspy, Carsie Blanton, Mike Errico, Ed Romanoff, Jennifer Logue and Milton – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Aug. 10 – Ursa MinorSpike Hill – 11pm

Aug. 10 – Lucinda WilliamsMusic Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm / show 9 pm

Aug. 10 – Garland JeffreysRodeo Bar – doors 8pm / show 10pm

Aug. 11 – The Triple Goddess Twilight Revue: Celebrating the Music Of Laura Nyro with Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash; Desmond Child & Rouge; Melissa Manchester; and Kate Ferber – Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Damrosch Park Bandshell – 6pm

Aug. 11 – Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group (Aoife O’Donovan opens) – Celebrate Brooklyn (Prospect Park Bandshell) – doors 6:30pm / show 7:30pm

Aug. 11 – Kasey Chambers and Jill Andrews –  City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Aug. 12 – Erez and The EndRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Aug. 13 – Tony Scherr TrioThe Living Room – 9pm

Aug. 13 – The Campilongo QuartetThe Living Room – 10pm

Aug. 14 – Marshall Crenshaw – 4th Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival (in the parking lot behind City Winery) – 5:30pm

Aug. 14 – wilderlandsThe Bowery Electric (Map Room) – 8pm

Aug. 14 – Don DiLego (Record Release Show) – Rockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Aug. 14 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Aug. 14 – Full Vinyl Vol. 8 – Rockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

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

Aug. 15 – Chris Cubeta and The Liars Club featuring Tarrah Reynolds – The Living Room – 8pm

Aug. 16 – Danya KurtzBarbes – 8pm

Aug. 16 – Bryan Dunn – ZirZamin – 8pm

Aug. 16 – Scott Stein – ZirZamin – 9pm

Aug. 16 – Martin RivasRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Aug. 16 – Mark McKay Band11th Street Bar – 9pm

Aug. 16 – Bess RogersRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Aug. 16 – Hobson’s ChoiceSpike Hill – 11pm

Canceled: Aug. 17 – Garland JeffreysRodeo Bar – doors 8pm / show 10pm

Aug. 17 – Cobalt and The Hired Guns – The Bowery Electric – doors 6:30pm

Aug. 19 – Erez and The EndSpike Hill – show 1pm

Aug. 20 – Kelly JonesThe Living Room – 8pm

Aug. 20 – Tony Scherr TrioThe Living Room – 9pm

Aug. 20 – The Campilongo QuartetThe Living Room – 10pm

Aug. 21 – Michaela AnneRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Aug. 21 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Aug. 21 – Julia Haltigan (show plus Video Premiere) – 11th Street Bar – Time TBD (probably 10pm)

Aug. 22 – Megan Reilly – The Living Room  – 7pm

Aug. 22 – Megan ReillyZirZamin – 11pm

Aug. 23 – Amy SpeaceThe Living Room – 9pm

Aug. 25 – Li’l Mo and The MonicatsAn Beal Bocht Cafe – 9pm

Aug. 26 – Erez and The EndSpike Hill – show 1pm

Aug. 26 – Andi Rae and the Back River BulliesThe Rockwood Music Hall – 6pm

Aug. 26 – Jon Dee Graham with Mike June – The Living Room – 7pm

Update: Aug. 27 – Adam LevyRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Update: Aug. 27 – Courtney Lee Adams, Jr. – The Rock Shop – 8pm

Aug. 27 – The Campilongo QuartetThe Living Room – 10pm

Aug. 28 – Poundcake – 4th Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival (in the parking lot behind City Winery) – 5:30pm

Update: Aug. 28 – Kendra Morris, Julia Haltigan (opening) – Mercury Lounge – 7pm

Aug. 29 – Demolition String BandRodeo Bar – 9pm

Aug. 29 – Chris Barron (of the Spin Doctors)The Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Aug. 29 – (is) boyRockwood Stage 2 – 10:30pm

Aug. 29 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Stage 2 – midnight

Aug. 30 – My Pet Dragon – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10:30pm

Aug. 31 – Julia Haltigan – Joe’s Pub – show 9:30

Advance Sale

Sept. 4 – Willie NileJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Sept. 6 – Chris Cubeta and The Liars ClubMercury Lounge – 9pm

Sept. 7 – Wreckless Eric and Amy RigbyThe Bowery Electric – 7pm

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

Sept. 9 – James MaddockRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Sept. 12 – Spottiswoode and His EnemiesRockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

Sept. 15 – Willy Mason Rockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

Sept. 13 – Alberta Cross –  Bowery Ballroom – 8pm

Sept. 16 – The SilosMercury Lounge – 10:30pm

Sept. 17 – World PartyCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Sept. 18 – Jill SobuleJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Sept. 19 – Jill SobuleJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Sept. 22 – Spottiswoode & His EnemiesRockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm

Sept. 24 – The Mastersons – Mercury Lounge – show 10pm – on sale 8/24

Sept. 25 – Mike ViolaJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Sept. 27 – Charlene KayeJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Oct. 5 – The Raveonettes – Webster Hall (Bowery Presents) – doors 7pm / show 8pm

Oct. 9 – Hannah GeorgasRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Oct. 11 – Loser’s Lounge (Songs of Dusty Springfield) – Joe’s Pub – 7pm

Oct. 12 – Loser’s Lounge (Songs of Dusty Springfield) – Joe’s Pub – 7pm and 9:30pm (separate admissions)

Oct. 13 – Loser’s Lounge (Songs of Dusty Springfield) – Joe’s Pub – 6:30pm and 9pm (separate admissions)

Oct. 29 – Aimee Mann (Ted Leo solo opens) – The Bowery Ballroom – doors 7:30 / show 8:30

Oct. 30 – Aimee Mann (Ted Leo solo opens) – Music Hall of Williamsburg – doors 7:30 / show 8:30

Nov. 8 – Fountains of WayneThe Bell House – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Nov. 9 – An Evening With Eli “Paperboy Reed” and Roscoe RobinsonRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Nov. 9 – Spottiswoode & His EnemiesTribeca Performing Arts Center – 8pm

Dec. 7 – Elliott Murphy & The Normandy All-StarsRockwood Stage 2 – 7:30pm


Music Video: Dawes – With A Little Help From My Friends

July 29, 2012

Today, a cover of a cover.  Here is a video of Dawes, covering Joe Cocker‘s version of With A Little Help From My Friends, the Beatles song from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band originally sung by Ringo.


Today: A Day-Night Doubleheader with Alejandro Escovedo in the Afternoon and The Loser’s Lounge and The Muppets at Night

July 28, 2012

It’s an all outdoors doubleheader today. First up in the afternoon at Stuyvesant Town Oval is Alejandro Escovedo. Perhaps you’ve heard of Al, perhaps not, but his is a name that you should know.  Over the years, Al has been involved in bands which run the gamut from punk through string quartets.  But at base, Al is a rock n roller.  He’s now touring behind his latest album Big Station.  Al shines in live performance, and today you can get to see him in a very lovely setting in the middle of Stuy Town.  Kat Edmonson opens the show at 3pm.

Moving from day to evening and from Manhattan to Brooklyn, Celebrate Brooklyn, the festival held each summer at the Prospect Park bandshell, is hosting The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long.  The show opens at 7:30pm with The Loser’s Lounge covering Muppet songs. The Loser’s Lounge is a long running affair lead by Joe McGinty during which any number of regulars and guests pay tribute to an artist, back by the house band, The Kustard Kings (you get extra NYC trivia points if you knew that the band takes its name from an early 1960s competitor of Mr. Softee). And after the Loser’s Lounge finishes, you’ll get to see the 1979 classic, The Muppets Movie.

Alejandro Escovedo (Kat Edmonson opens), Stuyvesant Town Oval, enter at 16th Street and 1st Avenue or 14th Street and Avenue A (L Train to 1st Avenue, or any train to 14th Street and transfer to the 14A or 14D bus), show 3pm, Free

The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long with The Loser’s Lounge, Celebrate Brooklyn (Prospect Park Bandshell), entrances at 9th and 11th Streets and Prospect Park West (F or G Trains to 7th Avenue or 15th Street-Prospect Park), doors 6:30pm / show 7:30pm, Free (but a $3 contribution at the time of admission is highly recommended)


Tonight: You Have Choices

July 27, 2012

It’s another one of those night: a bunch of good shows opposite each other, and you get to choose just one.  IF you decide to start off the night at 7:30 at Maxwell’s in Hoboken,  you’ll find Freedy Johnston playing songs from his upcoming album, Neon Repairman, lots of his other songs, plus some inspired covers.

At 8pm, two rivers away in Brooklyn, Park Slope to be exact, Union Hall will host a four band bill with Cobalt and The Hired Guns, a straight ahead rock band from Chicago, plus three other bands (Luff, Velah and  Endless Wave).

Also in Brooklyn, but this time at  The Knitting Factory in Williamsburg at 9pm, Ursa Minor will take the stage to play their atmospheric indie rock..  You can expect to hear a mix of songs tonight including ones on their very good record released last year, Showface, plus some newer tunes that they have been working on lately.

Finally, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, also at 9pm,  Julia Haltigan will lead her band through a show at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2.  Julia’s material 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.

Freedy Johnston, Maxwell’s 11th and Washing Streets, Hoboken, 7pm, $14

Luff, Velah, Cobalt and The Hired Guns, and Endless Wave, Union Hall, 702 Union Street near the corner of 5th Avenue (R Train to Union Street), doors 8pm, $8

Ursa Minor, The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue (Brooklyn) between Havemeyer and N. 4th Streets (G Train to Metropolitan Avenue or L Train to Lorimer Street), doors 6:30pm /show 7pm, Ursa Minor will appear at 9pm, $8-12

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


Music VIdeo: Spin Doctors – Jimmy Olsen’s Blues

July 26, 2012

Last week there was a show at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 advertised as Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark White and Aaron Comess. Those four put together are the early 90s line up of The Spin Doctors.  This video was shot in black and white (otherwise it would be red all over) by Val Barber at that show.  The song is Jimmy Olsen’s Blues.  Part of the lyrics of that song provides the name of the album it’s from, Pocket Full of Kryptonite.


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