Photo Recap: Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 at The Bowery Electric (With Set List)

May 31, 2014

As promised, Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 played a set consisting of Lou Reed covers and four Steve Wynn songs as well (the complete set list is contained in the final photo of this post).  The full house at The Bowery Electric Thursday night saw Steve, Jason, Dave and Linda joined at various times by saxophonist Anthony Cekay and guitarist Lenny Kaye.  Lenny even took the lead vocals on one song (Run Run Run).

After concluding the show with Rock and Roll, Steve turned to the audience and asked if we wanted to hear one more song.  “It’s a short one,” he said.  Of course everyone did, and Steve then mischievously added that we’d all be home around dawn.  Then Steve, The Miracle 3 and Lenny Kaye launched into an approximately 15 minute long version of Sister Ray.

Here then are photos from that wonderful show.

SWM3 Lou Reed 1

Steve, Dave and Linda

SWM3 Lou Reed 2

Steve (with Jason in background)

SWM3 Lou Reed 3

Jason and Steve

SWM3 Lou Reed 4

Dave

Seven more photos and set list after the jump

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Advance Planning: June 2014 Music Calendar Update (Added 5/30)

May 30, 2014

Here’s the first update to the June calendar, with shows next week as well as later in the month and July.

June 3 – Jahn XavierHarley Davidson of NY – 6:30pm

June 5 – Darlene LoveMetroTech Commons – Noon

Canceled! June 6 – Amy CorreiaThe Bowery Electric – Time TBD

June 6 – Demolition String BandRodeo Bar – 10:45pm

June 16 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight -3am

June 20 – The LookingThe Cutting Room – doors 6:30pm / show 7pm

July and Beyond

July 24 – James MaddockThe Cutting Room – doors 6:30pm / show 7:30pm


News and Notes: When Dave Herman Was My Neighbor

May 30, 2014

WNEWFM 10 Anniversary

With the death of Dave Herman yesterday, I thought it would be a good time to post something I wrote back in January, 2002 about the time that Dave Herman was my neighbor:

In 1976, I lived on West 71st Street, between West End Avenue and the railroad yards (or between West End and Dead End as I called it) until the middle of September. It was an interesting block, as Ashford and Simpson lived there as did one of the acting and barkeeping O’Neal brothers (the older one, I now forget his name). Never saw any of them, but every once and a while I did get to see Ashford & Simpson’s Rolls Royce parked on the block. There was also a Single Room Occupancy hotel on the block — one of the best of that ilk, if you can believe that there could even be a good one.

I lived toward the far end of the block and on my way to my apartment there were several brownstones. One had a real tall picture window on the ground floor and whoever lived there always treated that window like a display window in an upscale department store. Whatever was there was changed from time to time and my girlfriend and I called the place “Bloomingdale’s Window.” One day, Bloomingdale’s Window just wasn’t the same. New furniture was now there and it was nice, but no longer elegant bordering on gorgeous. It was obvious that Mr. or Ms. Bloomingdale had moved and someone else now lived there.

A few weeks after that move, I was walking by the former Bloomingdale’s Window when I noticed a whole bunch of record boxes put out on top of the trash. Curious at who might be getting large numbers of records at home, I looked at the label on the top box. It said Dave Herman.

Like Ashford & Simpson and Mr. O’Neal, I never saw Dave even once on 71st Street. I did see his girlfriend in the window once or twice, but that was it. I moved off West 71st Street in mid- September that year, and eventually Dave moved off the block as well.

I hadn’t thought much about that since then, until yesterday, when I was reading Richard Neer’s book, FM. There are a few stories in the book about Dave’s friendship with George Harrison. Once involved George suddenly having to come to New York City in the summer of 1976, when the Democratic Convention was here. There were no hotel rooms to be found and George Harrison ended up staying in Dave’s basement for the night.

So, once again, I missed a brush with greatness, just a few doors down from me.


Breaking: Report That Former WNEW-FM DJ Dave Herman Has Died

May 29, 2014

Dave Herman

DJ Vin Scelsa announced on his Sirius XM program earlier today that former WNEW-FM DJ Dave Herman has died.  Curt Chaplin, who worked with Dave on WNEW-FM in the early 90s tweeted:

…deep breath…to my very good friend, and one of the giants of radio, DaveHerman…RIP, my friend

And just now, Steve Jones at ABC News is confirming on Twitter that Dave has died.

Update: WABC-TV is reporting that Dave appears to have suffered an aneurysm of a major blood vessel near the heart.


Tonight: Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 (Lou Reed Set) At The Bowery Electric

May 29, 2014

Steve Wynn Miracle 3 PR Photo 2005

I ran into Steve Wynn early in the afternoon on Saturday at SXSW this year.  That was about 12 hours  after the wonderful Tribute to Lou Reed in which Steve sang Coney Island Baby, Rock and Roll and led an amazing, incendiary version of Sister Ray.  Steve told me that after that show, at 2am, he had decided that the next Miracle 3 show was also going to be a tribute to Lou Reed.

Well, the next Miracle 3 show is at The Bowery Electric tonight.  And not only are Steve and company going to be covering Lou, they’ll also be playing a bunch of songs off of their Desert Trilogy albums (Here Come the Miracles, Static Transmission and …tick…tick…tick) – my guess is that songs that songs that Steve doesn’t play much will show their head.  Guests Lenny Kaye and Anthony Cekay will be playing with The Miracle 3 tonight as well.  The legendary Deniz Tek (from Radio Birdman) will be opening the show.

Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3, The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery between 2nd and 3rd Streets (6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place, F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 2nd Avenue exit), show 7:30pm


Advance Planning: June 2014 Music Calendar

May 28, 2014

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Here is the monthly music calendar for June 2014.  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 or when doors open, I’ll list that and so note it.  As usual, this calendar will be updated from time to time during the coming month.

Latest Update: June 27

June 1 – Jim Keller BandRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

June 2 – Alejandro EscovedoThe Bowery Electric – 8:30pm (Acoustic Solo); 9:30pm (full band)

June 2 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 2 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 3 – Jahn XavierHarley Davidson of NY – 6:30pm

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

June 4 – Benefit for Robert Aaron featuring James Chance, Spanking Charlene, Eric Andersen, Felony Bebop Club, Joey Kelly All  Stars, Thousand Yard Stare, Crazy Mary, Ned Sublette, Puma Perl, LifeLiss, Phil Gammage, Kevin Tooley, Marisa Licata, Johnny Cement, Danny Ray, and possibly more – R Bar – 6pm

June 4 – Mia DysonRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

June 5 – Darlene LoveMetroTech Commons – Noon

June 5 – The Losers Lounge Presents: The Talking HeadsJoe’s Pub – 7pm

June 5 – Michaela AnneHill Country Brooklyn – 9pm

June 5 – Madi DiazRough Trade – show 9pm

June 5 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

June 6 – The Losers Lounge Presents: The Talking HeadsJoe’s Pub – 7pm

June 6 – The Losers Lounge Presents: The Talking HeadsJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

June 6 – Demolition String BandRodeo Bar – 10:45pm

June 7 – Sonya Kitchell & Co.Brooklyn Bowl – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 7 – PoundcakeBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

June 7 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 8 – Jim Campilongo and Honeyfingers55 Bar – 8pm

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

June 9  – Aly TadrosPianos – 7pm

June 9 – Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers – Hill Country Brooklyn – 7pm

June 9 – Treetop FlyersRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

June 9 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 9 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 10 – Bucky Hayes – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 10 – Jeremy Messersmith – Bowery Ballroom – 9pm

June 11 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

June 12 – Chuck Prophet (performing Temple Beautiful with strings), Megan ReillyBowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

June 12 – Jay StolarRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 12 – Zoe Muth & The Lost High RollersHill Country NY – 9pm

June 12 – Tribute to The Rolling Stones Part 2 – Beast of Bourbon – 9pm

June 13 – Dear GeorgianaSpike Hill – 10pm

June 14 – Mary GauthierJoe’s Pub – 7:30pm

June 15 – Joe Ely, Lenny Kaye – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 15 – Rich Hinman Rockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

June 15 – Richard Julian Band – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 16 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 16 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 16 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight -3am

June 18 – Willie NileHighline Ballroom – doors 6pm

June 18 – Nicole AtkinsMadison Square Park – 7pm

June 18 – It’s a Nugget if You Dug It – Nuggets 40th Anniversary + 2 with Tony Shanahan, Lenny Kaye, Glen Burtnik, Joan Osborne, Marshall Crenshaw, Steve Wynn and Kevn Kinney – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 18 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

June 19 – Ethan Eubanks – Beast of Bourbon – 9pm

June 19 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 3 – 10:30pm

June 20 – Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, MiltonRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

June 20 – The LookingThe Cutting Room – doors 6:30pm / show 7pm

June 20 – Michaela AnneHighline Ballroom – 7:30pm

June 20 – Secret SomeonesBrooklyn Bowl – show 8pm

June 20 – John DoeThe Bell House – doors 7pm / show 8pm

June 20 – Puss n BootsSunny’s – 10pm

June 21 – HoundmouthBrooklyn Bowl – doors 6pm / show 9pm

June 22 – Jim Campilongo and HoneyfingersBarbes – 8pm

June 23 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 24 – John Doe – 6th Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival (in the parking lot behind City Winery) – 5pm

June 24 – Bucky HayesParkside Lounge – 9pm

Jun24 – Elizabeth and The Catapult – Rockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

June 25 – Wreckless Eric – Mercury Lounge – 7pm

June 25 – The Bushwick Book Club sing songs inspired by Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking – performers include Bob Holman, Chris Rael, Zane Van Dusen, Susan Hwang, Leslie Graves, Casey Holford, Jessie Kilguss, Pierre de Gaillande and Shannon Pelcher – Barbes – 7pm

June 25 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceSkinny Dennis – 9pm

June 26 – Courtney Lee Adams Jr. – Beast of Bourbon – 9pm

June 27 – Sasha DobsonRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Update: June 27 – Spanking CharleneFat Baby – 10:30pm

June 28 – Jahn XavierBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

June 28 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 29 – The Great Harmony Swap Duets Show with  Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Sherryl Marshall, Lisa Lowell, Linda Hill, Tom Clark, Rebecca Turner, Dave Foster, Charlene McPherson, Jahn Xavier, Eric Ambel, Drina Lessard Seay, Annie Mark, Amy Allison, Elena Skye, Scott Anthony, Rembert Block, Elisa Peimer, Arno Hecht, Leslie Wagner, Deena Shoshkes, Colleen Hindsley, Chris James, Julie Grower and Boo Reiners – Treehouse at 2A – 9pm

June 30 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 30 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

July and Beyond

July 1 – James MaddockRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

July 1 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

July 2 – Rony’s Insomnia – Pianos – 9pm

July 2 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

July 3 – Sonya KitchellCameo Gallery – show 8pm

July 3 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

July 6 – Aaron Lee Tasjan and Caleb CaudleRockwood Stage 3 – 9:30pm

July 8 – So BrownRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

July 8 –Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets (Requests Show) – City Winery –  doors 6pm / show 8pm

July 8 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

July 9 – John FullbrightMadison Square Park – 7pm

July 10 – Jim BoggiaBenjamin CartelSpike Hill – show 8pm

July 11 – The Pretty Babies  – Beast of Bourbon – 9pm

July 12 – Arum RaeBrooklyn Night Bazaar – 7pm

July 12 – MancieThe Rock Shop – show 8pm

July 13 – New Ponies – Skinny Dennis – 9pm

July 14 – Eli “Paperboy” Reed & Honeyfingers play Modern Sounds in Country and Western – Rockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

July 15 – Puss n BootsThe Bell House – doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm

July 15 – Camera Obscura, Laura CantrellLe Poisson Rouge – doors 8pm / show 9pm

July 15 – Michaela AnneRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

July 15 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

July 16 – Ann KleinRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

July 16 – Camera Obscura, Laura CantrellMusic Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm / show 9pm

July 16 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

July 17 – The LookingRockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

July 17 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

July 18 – Jill Sobule and Friends (A Live Album Recording​) – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

July 18 – Lydia LovelessBB Kings – 8pm

July 18 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

July 21 – Homeboy Steve CD Release Show – Parkside Lounge – 8pm

July 23 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

July 24 – James MaddockThe Cutting Room – doors 6:30pm / show 7:30pm

July 25 – Dayna KurtzBarbes – 8pm

July 25 – Richard Julian – Rockwood Stage 3 – 9pm

July 27 – Jim Campilongo and HoneyfingersBarbes – 8pm

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

July 30 – Zephaniah and the 18 Wheelers (Jim Campilongo, Jonny Lam, Roy Williams, Scott Colberg, Nick “Crime” Anderson, Zephaniah O’Hora)Rockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

July 30 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

July 31 –PalefaceHill Country Brooklyn – 7pm

Aug. 2 –  The Baseball ProjectRough Trade – doors 8pm / show 9pm (on sale Friday 5/9 at Noon)

Aug. 6 – Marshall Crenshaw (Requests Show) – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Aug. 6 – Sister Sparrow and The Dirty BirdsMadison Square Park – 7pm

Aug. 6 – Emmylou Harris and Rodney CrowellLincoln Center Out of Doors at Damrosch Park Bandshell  – show 7:30pm

Aug. 9 – Rosanne Cash, The Lone Bellow, Buddy Miller and Jim LauderdaleLincoln Center Out of Doors at Damrosch Park Bandshell  – show 6pm

Aug. 12 – Drivin’ N Cryin’ and Aaron Lee Tasjan – 6th Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival (in the parking lot behind City Winery) – 5pm

Aug. 15 – Red Wanting BlueBowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Aug. 21 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Sept. 18 – Peter Case, Amy SpeaceRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

Sept. 20 – The MastersonsRough Trade – 8pm

Sept. 23 – The MastersonsCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Sept. 30 – PoundcakeCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Oct. 10 – The Kennedys 20th Anniversary Show – Rockwood Stage 3 – 7:30pm

Oct. 25 – Eddie and The Hot RodsThe Bowery Electric – show 7:30pm

Nov. 1 – The Dream SyndicateBowery Ballroom – Time TBA


Advance Planning: May 2014 Music Calendar Update (Added 5/27)

May 27, 2014

Is this the last update of the May calendar? I hope so.

May 31 – Ursa MinorBAM Cafe – 10pm


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