News and Notes: Steve Wynn, Amy Speace and Matthew Ryan

February 28, 2014

Steve Wynn Miracle 2 LIC Bar 2-26-14

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.

Amy Speace Health Care PSA

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 Anthem

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.


Tonight: Mary Lee’s Corvette at Beast of Bourbon (With Video)

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.


Streaming: Emily Zuzik – The Only Moment in The World

February 26, 2014

Emily Zuzik Only Moment

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).


Tonight: Secret Someones at The Mercury Lounge

February 26, 2014

Secret Someones

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


Freebies: The Unofficial 2014 SXSW Torrent

February 25, 2014

SXSW 2014 Music

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


Advance Planning: March 2014 Music Calendar

February 24, 2014

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March starts this coming Saturday, so for all you advance planners out there, here is the Now I’ve Heard Everything Music Calendar for March, 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.  On March 10th, NIHE will travel down to Austin for our yearly sojourn at the SXSW music conference and festival.  As usual, this calendar will be updated during the month, although updates will probably cease during the festivities in Texas.

Latest Update: March 22

Mar. 1 – The HumdrumsRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Mar. 2 – Dear GeorgianaRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Mar. 2 – Lenny Kaye, Emily Duff, Dave Foster, Paul Foglino, Fausto and Charisse, Dan Dubelman, Lianne Smith, Tom Shad and more – The Treehouse at 2A – 9pm

Mar. 2 – Rony’s InsomniaPianos – 10pm

Mar. 3 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

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

Mar. 5 – Chip TaylorThe Cutting Room – doors 6:30pm / show 8pm

Mar. 6 – Sonya KitchellRockwood Stage 3 – 9:30pm

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

Mar. 7 – Exile on Myrtle Avenue: Tribute to The Rolling Stones hosted by Elena and Boo of The Demolition String Band, with Lianne Smith, Mary Lee Kortes, String Bean Blues, Charlene McPhearson, Nate Schweber and more – Beast of Bourbon – 9pm

Mar. 8 – Pin Ups – Ding Dong Lounge – 11pm

Mar. 9 – Jim Campilongo and Honeyfingers55 Bar – 6pm

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 – The LookingRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Mar. 13 – Freedy Johnston with James Mastro and Steve GouldingBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

Mar. 13 – The AmygdaloidsBowery Electric – 9:45pm

Mar. 14 – Chris CubetaRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Mar. 14 – Li’l Mo and The MonicatsSunny’s – 10pm

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

Mar. 15 – Dirty Water DogsRadegast Hall – 3pm

Mar. 15 – HoundmouthMusic Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Mar. 15 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Mar. 16 – Dan BernRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

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

Mar. 17 – Poundcake – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

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. 17 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight

Mar. 18 – Spanking CharleneBowery Electric – show 7pm

Mar. 18 – Rosanne CashTown Hall – doors 7:30pm / show 8pm

Mar. 18 – Karlie BruceThe Way Station – 10pm

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

Mar. 20 – Mary LamontHill Country Brooklyn – 8pm

Mar. 22 – Eli “Paperboy” ReedStudio at Webster Hall – doors 7pm/ show 8pm

Mar. 23 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 4pm

Mar. 23 – Trouser Press 40th Anniversary Celebration with The Planets, Sic F*cks, Pin Ups – Bowery Electric – 7:30pm

Mar. 23 – WilderlandsPete’s Candy Store – 10pm

Mar. 24 – John Fullbright, Kristin DiableRockwood Stage 2 – 7:15pm

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

Mar. 24 – Sonya KitchellRockwood Stage 3 – 9:45pm

Mar. 24 – Mikal EvansCameo Gallery – 10pm

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

Mar. 25 – Aly TadrosRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Mar. 25 – Alana Amram and The Rough GemsKnitting Factory – doors 7:30pm / show 8pm

Canceled! Mar. 26 – Ivan and AlyoshaKnitting Factory – doors 7:30pm / show 8pm

 

Mar. 26 – Aaron Lee Tasjan (Record Release) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Mar. 26 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

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

Mar. 27 – Chris MorrisseyRockwood Stage 3 – 9:30pm

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

Mar. 29 – Dirty Water DogsRadegast Hall – 2pm

Canceled! Mar. 29 – Drina Seay and Homeboy StevePianos (Upstairs) – 6pm

 

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

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

Mar. 30 – Michaela AnneSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Update: Mar. 30 – Lisa Lowell, Sherryl Marshall, Amy Madden and Monica “Li’l Mo” PassinTreehouse at 2A

Mar. 31 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Mar. 31 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

April and Beyond

Apr. 2 – James Maddock (solo) – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

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

Apr. 3 – The Losers Lounge Presents: Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly SimonJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Apr. 3 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Apr. 3 – Megan ReillyBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

Apr. 3 – Secret SomeonesKnitting Factory – 9pm

Apr. 3 – Jeff LitmanSpike Hill – 9pm

Apr. 4 – The Losers Lounge Presents: Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly SimonJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Apr. 4 – Benjamin Cartel  (Record Release Show) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Apr. 4 – MancieArlene’s Grocery – 9pm

Apr. 4 – The Losers Lounge Presents: Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly SimonJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Apr. 5 – The Losers Lounge Presents: Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly SimonJoe’s Pub – 6:30pm

Apr. 5 – The Losers Lounge Presents: Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly SimonJoe’s Pub – 9pm

Apr. 6 – Jim KellerRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Apr. 7 – Amy Speace featuring James Mastro – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Apr. 7 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Apr. 7 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Apr. 7 – Rich HinmanRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Apr. 8 – Michaela Anne (Record Release) – Rockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Apr. 9 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Apr. 9 – Karlie BruceThe Way Station – 9pm

Apr. 10 – Aaron Lee TasjanRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

Apr. 16 – “Trouble in the Fields: The Songs of Nanci Griffith” a tribute by The KennedysRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

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

Apr. 17 – Spottiswoode and His EnemiesJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Apr. 22 – Drina Seay and Homeboy StevePianos (Upstairs) – 8pm

Apr. 23 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Apr. 24 – Jim KellerBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

Apr. 26 – The Split Squad (featuring members of Blondie, The Plimsouls, The Fleshtones and The Baseball Project) – Bowery Electric – Time TBD

Apr. 28 – Joy AskewRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

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

Apr. 30 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 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 16  Hayes Carll (solo) – The Bell House – doors 8pm / show 9pm

May 18 – Charlie FayeRockwood Stage 3 – 9:30pm

May 29 – Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 play Lou Reed – Bowery Electric – doors 7:00pm

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

June 8 – Bruce Robison and Kelly WillisJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

June 22 – Drina SeayTreehouse at 2A – 9pm

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


Advance Planning: February 2014 Music Calendar Update

February 23, 2014

There’s been a show cancellation  and substitution later this week.

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

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


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