February 28, 2014
When Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 last appeared at The Bowery Electric, Steve said that the band would be playing New York City more frequently in 2014. Their first show of the year here will be on May 22nd, also at The Bowery Electric. At that show they will be playing songs from the Desert Trilogy (Here Come the Miracles, Static Transmission and …tick…tick…tick). The photo above was taken earlier this week when Steve, Jason Victor and Linda Pitmon joined with the LIC Bar‘s Tribute to Lou Reed house band to play Coney Island Baby.
Long time Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Amy Speace appears in a public service announcement made on behalf of the US Department of Health and Human Services about here experiences with the Affordable Care Act. You can see the (mostly non-music) video by clicking here.
Matthew Ryan has released a new single titled An Anthem for the Broken (A single to benefit John Anderson). Matthew explains why:
My friend John is nearing the last stages of his battle with ALS. John and his wife represent a lot of us to me. They’ve worked hard, they’ve been quietly successful, they’ve been responsible, they’ve been loving friends and sturdy family members. In our circle they have been a center. Now not only are they emotionally distressed by the changes in what the future and the present would be, they are also under the gigantic and daunting financial pressures ALS brings. As a friend what else can I do? I have to do something.
So you can buy this song for $1 or more, and the money will go to John and Amanda. Do that by clicking here.
February 27, 2014
Mary Lee’s Corvette, the band fronted by Mary Lee Kortes, hasn’t been around much lately. But they make up for it tonight when they step upon the stage at Brooklyn’s new Beast of Bourbon. For this show, the band will be joined by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, who will add another guitar to the mix.
Perhaps best know for covering Bob Dylan‘s album Blood on the Tracks, Mary Lee is a fine songwriter in her own right. I’ve included a video below, of the the song More Stupider, off the MLC album 700 Miles.
Mary Lee’s Corvette, Beast of Bourbon, 710 Myrtle Avenue between Walworth and Spencer Streets (G Train to Myrtle – Willoughby), 9-11pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
Photo: Mary Lee’s Corvette with WFUV DJ Vin Scelsa (2nd from right). Photo by and courtesy of WFUV.
February 26, 2014
When I first started Now I’ve Heard Everything, Emily Zuzik seemed to be ubiquitous. She was always around The Rockwood Music Hall and The Living Room (among other places), sometimes playing her own shows, sometimes backing up other musicians. And her record, The Wild Joys of Living, was one of the Now I’ve Heard Everything Best Albums of 2011.
So when Emily left New York City and move to Los Angeles 2 1/2 years ago, a big void was created. During that time, Emily has concentrated on things other than music.
But we finally have a new song from Emily. Titled The Only Moment in the World, it blends genres, and Emily creates a moody sonic landscape. Only Moment is also part of a multimedia project. As Emily explained:
The song was created as part of a digital pop-up book project, A Picture is Worth…, published by Proseed Books, which paired musicians and photographers together to create a work based on the imagery provided. Drawing on images of industrial French river towns at the break of day, the song follows a couple as they wind their way along the water and through a history of their affair.
You can listen to The Only Moment in the World by clicking the player below (and there is a link to iTunes to buy it as well).
February 26, 2014
Hannah Winkler, Bess Rogers, Lelia Broussard and Zach Jones (in that order in the photo above) toured together last year and had such a great time doing it that they decided to form a band. That band is named Secret Someones, and they played their first show ever at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 in August.
I was there and can tell you that this band rocked. All three women contributed songs, took turns on lead vocals and sang backup. Instrumentally, it was Bess on electric guitar, Lelia on bass, Hannah on keys, acoustic guitar and tambourine and Zach on drums. There were harmonies and power chords galore. What this means is that Secret Someones were my favorite new band of 2013.
Not only is this a great show, but for those of you who can’t get home too late on a school night, it’s an early one too. The band will hit the stage at 7pm.
Secret Someones, Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street between Ludlow and Essex Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit, F Train to Delancey Street or J or M Trains to Essex Street), 7pm, $10
February 25, 2014
How about 783 mp3s? SXSW is a festival in Austin Texas next month in which more than 2500 bands will play over five nights. Many of those bands have made mp3s available to the public on the SXSW website, and 783 of them have been gathered together in a torrent file for your listening pleasure. You’ll find a bit of everything in this collection, and there are probably more misses than hits, but it a great way to discover new music.
If you don’t know what BitTorrent is or don’t have a BitTorrent client, check out the video below. It’s a complete tutorial on how to download, install and configure uTorrent, a popular piece of software used to download torrents.
Have BitTorrent? Ready to use it? Then go here: Home of the (UNOFFICIAL) SXSW Torrents
February 23, 2014
There’s been a show cancellation and substitution later this week.
Canceled: Feb. 27 – Drina Seay and Homeboy Steve – Pianos (Upstairs) – 8pm
Feb. 27 – Homeboy Steve – Pianos (Upstairs) – 8pm