Tonight: Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds Play Led Zeppelin IV at Brooklyn Bowl (and Online)

January 31, 2014

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Even though they hail from Brooklyn, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds are on the road away from NYC most of the time.  But this eight member funk/soul/rock band pulls into Brooklyn Bowl tonight for a hometown show with a twist.

Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds will first play a short set of original music.  Once that is done, they’ll  play Led Zeppelin IV in its entirety. The band says:

for those hardcore Zeppelin aficionados, we’ve stayed true to the spirit of the songs, and yet for those who aren’t the biggest Zeppelin fans, we can assure that we’re doing this our way, with a lot of surprises and new looks.

And if you can’t make it to Williamsburg tonight, the proceedings will be available to you via your computer on ConcertWindow.com here.

Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue between N. 11th & 12th Streets, Williamsburg (G Train to Nassau Avenue or L Train to Bedford Avenue), doors 6pm / show 8pm, $12


Advance Planning: February 2014 Music Calendar Update (Added 1/30)

January 30, 2014

Here’s the first update for the February Music Calendar.  There will be more.

Feb. 6 – Phil GammageManny’s on Second – 9:30pm

Feb. 7 – Phil GammageBella Napoli – 9:15pm

Feb. 17 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight

Feb. 22 – Dirty Water DogsRadegast Hall – 3pm

Feb. 27 – Drina Seay and Homeboy StevePianos (Upstairs) – 8pm

March and Beyond

Mar. 2 – Dear GeorgianaRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Mar. 11 – Bucky HayesRockwood Music Hall – 8pm


Music Video: Elizabeth and The Catapult – More Than Enough

January 29, 2014

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Here’s an official video from Elizabeth and The Catapult for More Than Enough, a song from their brand new album, Like It Never Happened.  This video is quite charming, and a tip of the hat goes out to Fay Koplovitz, Lauren Balthrop and Bernie DeChant who put it together.  Stick around until the very end of the video so you can see the appearance of Oslo, the bunny.


Music Video: The Fleshtones – Remember The Ramones

January 28, 2014

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The Fleshtones have a new album, Wheel of Talent, due out in a few weeks.  This song from it, Remember the Ramones, does exactly that, while capturing the essence of that band from Forest Hills in two minutes flat.


Advance Planning: January 2014 Music Calendar Update (Added 1/27)

January 27, 2014

This should be the last update to the January calendar; at least I hope it is.

Jan. 29 – Phil GammageNo Malice Palace – 9pm

Jan. 31 – Karyn Kuhl BandBeast of Bourbon – 9pm


Advance Planning: February 2014 Music Calendar

January 27, 2014

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February starts this coming Saturday, so for all you advance planners out there, here is the Now I’ve Heard Everything Music Calendar for February, 2104.  Listings on the calendar are for venues in New York City and for bands that I can personally recommend or which I have reason to believe are worthwhile.  All shows listed here are free or have tickets which cost $40 or less. I’ve tried to list the set time for each band.  If all I have is a time when the show starts, I’ll list that and so note it.  And as always, this calendar is a work in progress and will be updated from time to time during the month.

Latest Update: February 23

Feb. 1 – Elijah OceanRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Feb. 1 – Chris Cubeta and The Liars ClubSpike Hill – 10pm

Feb. 1 – Luke WesleyRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Feb. 3 – Elizabeth and the CatapultRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Feb. 3 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 4 – Jeremy MessersmithMercury Lounge – 8pm

Feb. 4 – David LutherThe Way Station – 10pm

Feb. 5 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 6 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 7pm

Feb. 6 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 6 – Phil GammageManny’s on Second – 9:30pm

Feb. 6 – Arum RaeRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 7 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 7pm

Feb. 7 – Phil GammageBella Napoli – 9:15pm

Feb. 7 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Feb. 8 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 6:30pm

Feb. 8 – James MaddockThe Cutting Room – doors 6:30pm / show 7:30pm

Feb. 8 – Losers Lounge (Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground) – Joe’s Pub – 9pm

Feb. 8 – Fife & DromRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 8 – Li’l Mo and The MonicatsBeast of Bourbon – 9-11pm

Feb. 8 – Chris Cubeta and The Liars ClubSpike Hill – 11pm

Feb. 9 – Jim Keller BandRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Feb. 10 – Sheri Miller (Song Release Show)Rockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Feb. 10 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 10 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 10 – Elizabeth and the CatapultRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Feb. 11 – Kelli ScarrBowery Electric – show 7:30pm

Feb. 11 – Michaela AnneRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Feb. 11 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Feb. 12 – Jessie KilgussRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Feb. 12 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 12 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 13 – Nicole AtkinsBowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Feb. 13 – New Ponies – Skinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 13 – Charlene KayeRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Feb. 15 – Syd Straw‘s Heartwreck Show with WinterpillsThe Bell House – doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm

Feb. 16 – Eilen JewellCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Feb. 16 – Flowers & Wounds: A Celebration of Townes Van Zandt with Tom Shad, Dave Foster, Sarah Wise, Alexis Thomason, Stephanie Carlin, Pete Mancini, Matthew Davis, Courtney Lee Adams Jr., Tom Clark, Lizzie Edwards, Collin Couvillion, Rembert Block, Charles Roth, Brandy Burre, Baby Copperhead, Rich Feridun, Joanna Choy, Diego Britt – Treehouse at 2A – 9pm

Feb. 17 – Elizabeth & the Catapult, Jake KlarRockwood Stage 3 – 7:15pm

Feb. 17 – Karlie BruceThe Way Station – 9pm

Feb. 17 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 17 – Toshi Reagon‘s Pete Seeger Sing Along – Joe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Feb. 17 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 17 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight

Feb. 18 – Ana Egge BandHill Country Brooklyn – 8pm

Feb. 18 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Feb. 19 – Jahn Xavier and The BowerytonesArlene’s Grocery – 8pm

Feb. 19 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 20 – Jeff LitmanSpike Hill – 9pm

Feb. 20 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 20 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 21 – Demolition String BandBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

Feb. 22 – Dirty Water DogsRadegast Hall – 3pm

Feb. 22 – New Ponies – Skinny Dennis – 4pm

Feb. 22 – Freedy JohnstonRockwood Stage 3 – 9:30pm

Feb. 23 – The Big Bright – Fiona McBain, Glenn Patscha and Liz TormesRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Feb. 23 – Field of Stars with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Rachelle Garniez and Rhythm BoundTreehouse at 2A – 9pm

Feb. 24 – Elizabeth and the Catapult w/ Paul BrillRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Feb. 24 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 24 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 25 – Adam Minkoff Presents: George Harrison Birthday Tribute – Rockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

Feb. 25 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Feb. 26 – Secret SomeonesMercury Lounge – 7pm

Feb. 26 – A Tribute to Lou Reed with Steve Wynn, Julie Kathryn, Billy Ryan, Danny MacKane, Finn Miller, Silbin Sandovar, Anthony Cekay and more – LIC Bar – 9pm

Feb. 26 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 26 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 27 – Benjamin Cartel Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Canceled: Feb. 27 – Drina Seay and Homeboy StevePianos (Upstairs) – 8pm

Update: Feb. 27 – Homeboy StevePianos (Upstairs) – 8pm

Feb. 27 – Mary Lee’s CorvetteBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

Feb. 27 – New Ponies – Skinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 28 – Henry WagonsJoe’s Pub – 7:30pm

Feb. 28 –  MancieSpike Hill – show 7:30pm

Feb. 28 – Demolition String BandRodeo Bar – 10:45pm

March and Beyond

Mar. 1 – The HumdrumsRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Mar. 2 – Dear GeorgianaRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Mar. 3 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Mar. 6 – Jeremiah Birnbaum and FriendsRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Mar. 9 – Michaela AnneSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 10 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Mar. 10 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Mar. 11 – Bucky HayesRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Mar. 11 – Michaela AnneHill Country Brooklyn – 8pm

Mar. 12 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 13 – James Maddock (Solo) – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Mar. 14 – Chris CubetaRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Mar. 14 – Fife & Drom (Record Release Show) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10:30pm

Mar. 15 – The DamnwellsRough Trade – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Mar. 15 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Mar. 16 – Poundcake – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Mar. 16 – Dan BernRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Mar. 16 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 17 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Mar. 17 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Mar. 18 – Spanking CharleneBowery Electric – show 7pm

Mar. 18 – Karlie BruceThe Way Station – 10pm

Mar. 20 – Keren AnnCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Mar. 20 – Mary LamontHill Country Brooklyn – 8pm

Mar. 26 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 26 – Misty BoyceRockwood Stage 3 – 9:45pm

Mar. 28 – Garland JeffreysHighline Ballroom – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Mar. 29 – New Ponies – Skinny Dennis – 9pm

Mar. 30 – Jay StolarHighline Ballroom – doors 7pm / show 8pm

Mar. 30 – Michaela AnneSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Apr. 2 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Apr. 3 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Apr. 4 – Secret SomeonesKnitting Factory – 9pm

Apr. 7 – Amy Speace feat. James MastroRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Apr. 9 – Karlie BruceThe Way Station – 9pm

Apr. 29 – The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo)Bowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

May 1 – The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo)Music Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm / show 9pm

May 9 – Drivin’ N Cryin’Mercury Lounge – Midnight

May 24 – Jess KleinRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

May 28 – World PartyCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

May 29 – World PartyCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 3 – Old 97s and Lydia LovelessWebster Hall – doors 7pm / show 9pm

July 29 – Conor Oberst with special guest DawesCentral Park Summerstage – doors 6pm / show 7pm


Tonight: Lower East Side Trifecta

January 26, 2014

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There’s a trio of good shows tonight on the Lower East Side tonight.  The first two are in the same building and the third just a short walk away.

Mikal Evans starts the evening out at Rockwood Stage 2 at 7pm.  Mikal’s stock in trade is straight ahead rock with strong vocals, boisterous electric guitar, ambient, moody music and lyrics worth a second listen.

Then at 8pm, Joy Askew will play Rockwood Stage 3, the most recently opened stage in the Rockwood complex.  Joy has recently been playing with the avant jazz group Forge the Bell.  But tonight she returns to playing under her own name and she’s bring a brass band with her.

When Joy is finished, hurry over to The Treehouse at 2A (on 2nd Street and Avenue A as its name would suggest).  There, starting at 9pm, you’ll find The Great Harmony Swap Tribute to Phil Everly. Taking part in this show will be Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Jahn Xavier, Gene Casey, Tom Clark, Brian Halverson, Elena Skye and Boo Reiners, Dave Foster, Mark Humble, Linda Hill, Drina Seay, Homeboy Steve, Lianne Smith and Mary Lee Kortes.

Mikal EvansRockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)

Joy Askew, Rockwood Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8pm, $10, with a $10 drink minimum

The Great Harmony Swap Tribute to Phil Everly, with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin and many others, 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, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)


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