Tonight: Joy Askew and Leslie Mendelson at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

September 30, 2012

There’s a very nice double bill at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 tonight.  First up at 9:15pm is Joy Askew.  As I mentioned in my interview with Joy Askew (read part 1 here and part 2 here), her gorgeous album Drunk on You is keyboard based, atmospheric, rhythmically driven rock.  It was also one of Now I’ve Heard Everything’s Best Albums of 2011.  Tonight, Joy plays a full band show.  You can expect to hear many songs from DOY, some new songs and probably some from Joy’s earlier work.

Then at 10:15, Leslie Mendelson will take over the stage.  Whether performing under her own name or a part of the band Melody Kills, Leslie has long been a favorite of Now I’ve Heard Everything.  Tonight, Leslie will play her mostly piano-based songs (including some brand new ones) and will be joined during the show by The Mastersons and Steve McEwan.  This is Leslie’s last show before she heads over to England (where she’ll be for a while), so it is a must-see.

Joy Askew (9:15pm), Leslie Mendelson (10:15pm), Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit, note that the Brooklyn bound F Train is not stopping at 2nd Avenue), No Cover (but a contribution for  each band is highly recommended)


Advance Planning: October 2012 Music Calendar Update (Added 9/29)

September 29, 2012

Here are two more shows for October, one for late November and a cancellation.

Oct. 6 – Buskin and BatteauFirst Acoustics at First Unitarian Brooklyn – doors – 7pm / show 8pm

Oct. 27 – Red MollyFirst Acoustics at First Unitarian Brooklyn – doors – 7pm / show 8pm

November and Beyond

Canceled Nov. 8 – Charlie Faye – Rockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Nov. 29 – Lydia LovelessThe Studio at Webster Hall – doors 7pm / show 7:30pm


Music Video: Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby – Do You Remember That

September 29, 2012

Here’s a live version Do You Remember That, an Amy Rigby penned song off the latest album from Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby, A Working Museum.  This song is about how Amy and Eric met. When they were in town at The Bowery Electric recently, Eric called this “our own Creeque Alley”, referring to the 60s song from The Mamas and The Papas which detailed how that group formed.

Update: I’ve been advised by Amy that “it was me that said Creeque Alley. Eric said Ballad Of John & Yoko.”


Advance Planning: October 2012 Music Calendar

September 28, 2012

October is a busy month from what schedules have already been posted.  CMJ comes around in the later part of the month and many, but not all CMJ shows have been trickling out in the past few days.  There’s going to be some more to come, so check back here to see what’s going to be happening.

Oct. 1 – Willie Nile, The SmithereensKenny’s Castaways – 8pm

Oct. 2 – Joe Whyte – Rockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Oct. 2 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Oct. 2 – James Levy and the Blood Red Rose – Mercury Lounge – show 10pm

Oct. 3 – Elizabeth and the Catapult – Mercury Lounge – 11pm

Oct. 4 – Martin RivasRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

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

Oct. 5 – Bess RogersRockwood Stage 2 – 11:30pm

Oct. 6 – Andi Rae Healy and The Back River Bullies, and Bucky HayesLittlefield – doors 7pm / show 7:30pm

Oct. 6 – Buskin and BatteauFirst Acoustics at First Unitarian Brooklyn – doors – 7pm / show 8pm

Oct. 6 – Aaron Lee TasjanRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Oct. 7 – Jeff LittmanThe Living Room – 7pm

Oct. 9 – Hannah GeorgasRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Oct. 9 – Michaela AnneRodeo Bar – 9pm

Oct. 9 – Jimmy Minus Immy (James Maddock solo) – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Oct. 10 – Jim KellerLIC Bar – 7pm

Oct. 10 – Film Screening: The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story (Bruce Springsteen) – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm – Free, but call club or email reservations@citywinery.com to confirm reservation

Oct. 10 – Martha Wainwright – Littlefield – doors 7pm / show 8pm

Oct.10 – Alana Amram and The Rough GemsUnion Pool – 10pm

Oct. 11 – Martha WainwrightLe Poisson Rouge – doors 6pm

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. 12 – Ivan and AlyoshaMercury Lounge – 9pm

Oct. 12 – Li’l Mo and The MonicatsSunny’s – 10pm

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

Oct. 13 – The Lascivious BiddiesRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Oct. 14 – The Be Good Tanyas and Dan BernKnitting Factory – doors 7pm / show 8pm

Oct. 16 – Lisa JaeggiThe Bowery Electric (Map Room) – 5:15pm (CMJ)

Oct. 16 – MancieSullivan Hall – 7:30pm

Oct. 16 – Sydney WayserUnion Hall – 9:15pm (CMJ)

Oct. 17 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Music Hall – 2:30pm (CMJ)

Oct. 17 – Jonatha BrookeRockwood Stage 2 – 7:15pm (CMJ)

Oct. 17 – Old Soul Revival with Robert Gordon, Lenny Kaye, Michelle Casillas and many others – The Bowery Electric (Map Room) – 8pm (CMJ)

Oct. 17 – Eytan & The EmbassySpike Hill – 9:15pm (CMJ)

Oct. 18 – Bess RogersRockwood Music Hall – 9pm (CMJ)

Oct. 19 – Sydney WayserThe Living Room – Show 12 Noon (CMJ)

Oct. 19 – Jay StolarR Bar– 8pm (CMJ)

Oct. 19 – Sydney WayserThe Living Room – 8:30pm (CMJ)

Oct. 19 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Music Hall – 10pm (CMJ)

Oct. 19 – Sydney WayserZirZamin – 11pm (CMJ)

Oct. 19 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 11pm (CMJ)

Oct. 19 – Nick Africano – The Rock Shop – 11pm (CMJ)

Oct. 20 – Jay StolarRockwood Music Hall – 6pm (CMJ)

Oct. 20 – Eytan & The EmbassyThe Studio at Webster Hall – 8pm (CMJ)

Oct. 20 – The Figgs – The Rock Shop – show 7pm (CMJ)

Oct. 20 –Kendra MorrisRockwood Stage 2 – Midnight (CMJ)

Oct. 21 – Joseph Arthur: Where Is My Van Benefit Show with Peter Buck – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Oct. 21 – James MaddockIridium – 8pm & 10pm

Oct. 23 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Oct. 23 – Sonya Kitchell, Rockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

Oct. 24 – Ana EggeRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Oct. 24 – Petty Fest NYC 2012 – A Night To Celebrate Tom Petty Featuring The Cabin Down Below Band with Karen Elson, Justin Townes Earle, Father John Misty, Adam Green, Nicole Atkins, Jesse Malin, Sammy James Jr. of Mooney Suzuki, Cory Chisel and Adriel Danea, Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells, Ryan Miller of Guster, Har Mar Superstar, Devendra Banhart, Johnny T, Matt Sweeney, Danny Clinch & The Tangiers Blues Band, Justin Long, Petter Starkee of Alberta Cross, Caveman and many many more surprise guests – Webster Hall – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Oct. 25 – Jeremiah Birnbaum (Record Release show) – Living Room – 10pm

Oct. 26 – Willie NileJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Oct. 27 – Jill SobuleMaxwell’s – 7:30pm

Oct. 27 – Red MollyFirst Acoustics at First Unitarian Brooklyn – doors – 7pm / show 8pm

Oct. 27 – Los DudesDing Dong Lounge – 9pm

Oct. 27 – Spanking CharleneDing Dong Lounge – 10:30pm

Oct. 27 – (is) boy – Rockwood Stage 2 – 12:30am

Oct. 31 – Aimee Mann (Ted Leo solo opens) – Music Hall of Williamsburg – doors 7:30/ show 8:30 (Bowery Ballroom and MHOW tickets honored)

Canceled due to storm aftermath! Oct. 31 – Full VinylRockwood Stage 2 – 1 0:30pm

November and Beyond

Nov. 1 – Jodi Shaw (full band show) – Rockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Nov. 4 – Gary Louris – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Nov. 6 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9-11pm

Nov. 7 – MancieThe Rock Shop – show 8pm

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 and His EnemiesTribeca Performing Arts Center – 8pm

Nov. 13 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9-11pm

Nov. 14 – Adventures Of A Waterboy Mike Scott will read from his new book and play an acoustic set with Steve Wickham – Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Nov. 16 – John Wesley Harding‘s Cabinet of Wonders with Steve Earle, Loudon Wainwright III, Alec Ounsworth, Quincy Troupe, Gary Shteyngart – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Nov. 19 – Adventures Of A Waterboy Mike Scott will read from his new book and play an acoustic set with Steve Wickham (limited seating available) – Music Hall of Williamsburg – doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm

Nov. 20 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9-11pm

Nov. 27 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Nov. 29 – Lydia LovelessThe Studio at Webster Hall – doors 7pm / show 7:30pm

Dec. 1 – Wreckless Eric and Amy RigbyMaxwell’s – Time TBD

Dec. 6 – Clap Your Hands Say YeahBrooklyn Bowl – doors 6pm / show 8pm

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

Dec. 11 – Jeremiah Birnbaum (as part of John Platt’s On Your Radar) – Living Room – 7pm

Dec. 29 – They Might Be Giants – Music Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Dec. 30 – They Might Be Giants – Music Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Dec. 31 – Willie NileJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Jan. 18 – Garland JeffreysHighline Ballroom – doors 6pm / show 8pm


News and Notes: Get Tickets Now for Mike Scott in November

September 27, 2012

Mike Scott‘s band, The Waterboys, had a long and varied career, but they are particularly remembered for a couple of Celtic-inspired folk-rock albums in the late 80s (one of those albums, Fisherman’s Blues is shwon above).  Mike has also spent some time in New York City; he’s co-written several songs with James Maddock (Beautiful Now off of James’ latest album, Wake Up and Dream is one of them) and just last week played with James and Steve Wickham behind Freddie Stevenson (see the video from that show of Freddie’s song,  I Am the Ocean, here).

Mike’s written a memoir, Adventures of a Waterboy, which was published in the U.S. last month.  In November, he will be playing two shows at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 with that title.  Mike will be reading from his book and then play an acoustic set with Steve Wickham.  The first of those shows has already sold out, but a second show has been added on November 14th at 7pm.  Tickets to that newly announced show just went on sale late yesterday here.  If you would like to see this very unique show, now is the time to act.

Mike will also be bringing this show to a much larger venue, The Music Hall of Williamsburg.  That show is scheduled for November 20th and tickets for it go on sale tomorrow, September 28 at Noon, here.


Tonight: Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds at The Highline Ballroom

September 26, 2012

The wonderfully brassy, both in terms of instrumentation (the band has four horns) and personality (of lead singer Arleigh Kincheloe), Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds packs them in where ever they play and then gets everyone up and dancing.   In addition to Sister Sparrow herself, the band is made up of Jackson Kincheloe (harmonica), Bram Kincheloe (drums), Aidan Carroll (bass), Sasha Brown (guitar), Ryan “Spatch” Snow (trombone), JJ Byars (alto saxophone), Cole Kamen-Green (trumpet) and Johnny Butler (baritone saxophone).  If you haven’t yet seen them, you will thank yourself if you see them now.  If you’ve seen them before, you already know that.  The band has been away from New York and on the road for the past several months, so if you did not get to see them last night, don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the best live acts out there.

Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds (supporting Allen Stone),  The Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street, between 9th and 10th Ave (A, C or E Trains to 14th Street), doors 6:30pm / show 7:30, $23.50


Tonight: Two Shows, Pick One

September 25, 2012

Tonight there are two shows vying for your attention, opposite each other, or nearly so.  Back in their New York City home base after touring incessantly this year, you’ll find Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds over at The Highline Ballroom. SS&DB are a nine-piece rock/soul/funk band fronted by the physically small, vocally powerful Arleigh Kincheloe.  They are supporting Allen Stone.

Meanwhile, over at The Rockwood Music Hall, Freddie Stevenson will be playing his usual Tuesday night show.  Freddie will be joined this week by James Maddock, who will play lead guitar on Freddie’s literate songs.

Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds (supporting Allen Stone),  The Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street, between 9th and 10th Ave (A, C or E Trains to 14th Street), doors 6:30pm / show 7:30, $23.50

Freddie StevensonRockwood 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)


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