Now I’ve Heard Everything is taking today and tomorrow off and will be back here as usual on Monday morning. Have a great weekend!
Here’s a great show for a very worthy cause. I’ve taken this post almost verbatim from the Facebook announcement of the show, because it says everything that needs to be said. Playing tonight will be Brandi and the Alexanders, the Pin Ups, Mary Lee Kortes, Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, Gringoman (with special guest drummer Sim Cain), Spanking Charlene, Mike Murray, Briana Davis and special guests.
The reason for this benefit is this: on the 7th of July, Matt and Stacie Polashek, while driving back from a gig at Claudio’s on Long Island, were involved in a tragic accident. Matt was taken to Stoney Brook hospital with multiple injuries. Stacie however, did not survive. Since then the outpouring of love and support has been nothing short of miraculous. Matt is not only a popular local musician and sound tech but also a teacher (as was Stacie) in the New York Public School System. But the accident has left Matt severely injured. And so we come together as a community of artists and educators to come to the aid of this most excellent man and his infant son. Join us at the Cutting Room on Friday, August 30th for an eclectic evening of music that will cut across the very same genres that Matt ‘Tiny’ Polashek made his own. Watch as Po’Boy and Tiny “Get by With a Little Help from Their Friends!” 100% of ticket price and additional donations made, will go directly to Matthew and Po’Boy Polashek.
The Benefit Concert for Po’ Boy and Tiny (A Benefit for Matthew Polashek and Son), The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street between Park and Madison Avenues (6 Train to 33rd Street), doors 6:30pm / show 8pm, $20 plus $20 food/drink minimum
Here’s the September, 2013 Now I’ve Heard Everything Music Calendar. Most events on the calendar are free or low cost and no shows having tickets starting at more than $40 are listed. As always, there are shows yet to be announced. As those additional shows are made public during the month they will be noted in a separate post and also added here.
Latest Update: Sept. 28
Sept. 10 – Tribute to country music great George Jones hosted by Boo and Elena of The Demolition String Band with Michael Santoro on bass, Jon Graboff on pedal steel and Tony Leone on drums, with Michael Daves Queen Esther, Laura Cantrell, , Gene Casey, Danny Weiss Teddy Thompson, , Drina Lessard Seay, Monica Passin, Sean Kershaw, Sheriff Uncle Bob, David Michael Weiss, and Shannon Brown – Rodeo Bar – 9pm
Sept. 14 – Jahn Xavier and the Bowerytones- Arlene’s Grocery – 11pm
Sept. 19 – Sad Bastards of Brooklyn – 11th Street Bar – 8pm
Sept. 29 – Field of Stars with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin,
October and Beyond
Oct. 1 – Communion Club Night featuring Yacht Club DJs, Rubblebucket, Railbird, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Joseph Arthur, Willy Mason, Diane Birch, Jerzy Jung, DJ Sets by The Big P.A. and more – Rockwood Music Hall (Stages 1, 2 and 3) – 7pm
The past few days have been busy for James Maddock. He appeared on CBS This Morning this past Saturday, and on Monday he sat in with the Jim Keller Band and was one of three lead guitarists on a 10 minute jam of 867-5309/Jenny. Tonight James plays the last show of his August residency at the subterranean and seated Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3. This time out it will be James solo (although with James you can never rule out surprise guest showing up). I’m sure that James will be featuring songs off his new and somewhat quieter album, Another Life.
This Afternoon and Tonight: Carolyn Wonderland and Sasha Dobson at City Winery Hudson Square Festival and Elizabeth and The Catapult and Sonya Kitchell at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2August 27, 2013
Here are two shows with four musicians starting at 5pm this afternoon. In baseball parlance, we have a twi-night doubleheader.
Over in the parking lot behind City Winery, the last show of this summer’s Hudson Square Music and Wine Festival gets going at 5:30pm. Up then will be Sasha Dobson. Last spring, Sasha recorded a new album, titled Aquarius. Aquarius was released a few months back and tonight Sasha will be be playing songs from it Sasha will be be playing songs from as a duo. Sasha has another show at The Living Room tomorrow and then heads to Norway.
Following Sasha will be Carolyn Wonderland, a Houston native and a longtime Austin resident. She plays electric blues, singing in a voice somewhat reminiscent of Janis Joplin and plays guitar in a style like that of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Carolyn is well known in Texas and has played with Los Lobos and Robert Earl Keen and jammed with Bob Dylan and Ray Benson, the Asleep at the Wheel leader.
Things at City Winery should wrap up around 7:30 or thereabouts, giving you about an hour to get over to The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2. Elizabeth and The Catapult will play there at 8:30pm. Elizabeth is back in New York City after touring the country with Kishi Bashi for a couple of months and finishing recording her next album, Like It Never Happened. I’m not sure of the format Elizabeth will be playing in tonight, but her last show was with a full band and that is what I guess we’ll see tonight.
At 9:30 Sonya Kitchell will take over the Rockwood 2 stage. I don’t know whether Sonya is playing solo or with a band, but Sonya is working on a new album, so expect some new material.
Sasha Dobson and Carolyn Wonderland, 5th Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival (in the parking lot behind City Winery), 155 Varick Street between Spring and Vandam Streets (1 Train to Houston or Canal Streets, C or E Trains to Spring Street), 5:30pm, Free
Elizabeth and The Catapult (8:30pm), Sonya Kitchell (9:30pm), Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
The Windows version of Firefox (v. 23) issued on August 16th will not play Vine videos (Vine creates six second videos which are attached to tweets on Twitter). If you have been having that problem, the folks behind Firefox have provided this work around:
- In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter.
- The about:config “This might void your warranty!” warning page may appear. Click to continue to the about:config page.
- Search for: media.windows-media-foundation.enabled.
- Double-click the setting to change its value to false.
- Finally, reload the page with the video and it will work.
This workaround should cause the website to give you a Flash video. If you don’t have Flash installed, see Install the Flash plugin to view videos, animations and games.
Back in the early 80s, Jim Keller wrote the still ubiquitous 867-5309/Jenny and was part of the band that recorded it, Tommy Tutone. That band broke up shortly after that and Jim kept working as musician. After a few years, he put his guitar away and ended up working for the music company of composer Philip Glass, licensing Glass’s music. About five years ago, Jim dug his guitar out of the back of the closet and started writing and performing again. The Jim Keller Band is made up of some of New York City’s musical mainstays. One thing for sure, these guys know how to rock. Jim’s album, Soul Candy, was on the Now I’ve Heard Everything Best Albums of 2011 list. And Jim and the band have been in the studio recording the followup to that album, so I’d expect to hear some of the songs they’ve been working on tonight.
The Jim Keller Band, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 11pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)