Tonight: Three Intriguing Choices

November 30, 2014

Choices Large

If you’ve had enough turkey and want to step out of the house and see some live music, tonight offers you some very intriguing choices.  You’ll find the first of those choices over in Park Slope.  Terry Radigan has recently begun a Sunday night series called The Radigan Roundup at The 12th Street Bar and Grill.  Tonight, Terry will be joined by Adam Bernstein, Paul Carbonara, Cosmos Sunshine, Alex Battles and, Terry notes, “a few star drop ins” as well.

On the last Sunday of the month, Tom Clark, who runs  The Treehouse at 2A, turns the programming over to Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin.  The result is the series called the Field of Stars (originally held at the late and lamented Banjo Jim’s).  Tonight’s show consists of singer-songwriters Homeboy Steve, Drina Seay, Tom Clark, George Gilmore and Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin (of course) sitting around singing at the comfortable, homey Treehouse.

Just a few blocks away from 2A, Rony Corcos will lead her band, Rony’s Insomnia, through a  set of psychedelic-tinged rock at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 starting at 10:15pm. Tonight’s show is the CD release show for the band’s brand new record, so this show show be an exceptional one.

Terry Radigan, Adam Bernstein, Paul Carbonara, Cosmos Sunshine, Alex Battles and others, 12th Street Bar and Grill, 1123 8th Avenue at the corner of 12th Street, Park Slope (F Train to 7th Avenue, use the 8th Avenue exit), 7pm, No Cover, (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)

Homeboy Steve , Drina Seay, Tom Clark, George Gilmore and Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Treehouse at 2A, 25 Avenue A at 2nd Street (F Train to Delancey Street or 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)

Rony’s Insomnia, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10:15pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)


Music Video: Jess Klein – If There’s A God

November 29, 2014

Jess Klein If Theres A God

Jess Klein has been on the road touring behind her album released earlier this year, Learning Faith.  It’s a very blusey record.  Here’s one of the songs from it, If There’s A God, played live with a full band.  If you’ve followed Texas politics over the past couple of years, you’ll recognize the story.  Many thanks to DownThunderRoad who captured this performance at Austin’s Strange Brew.

One other thing: Jess recorded one of her full band shows and has made an album from it.  That record is called Bootleg, and I can’t praise it enough.  Jess is only selling it at her shows.  If you get to see her, be sure to pick up a copy.


Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from Now I’ve Heard Everything.  NIHE will be taking today and tomorrow off, to travel, eat and shop just like everyone else, but will be back in action on Saturday.  Be sure to check back then.


Advance Planning: November 2014 Music Calendar Update (Added 11/26)

November 26, 2014

Two newly announced shows this Sunday.

Nov. 30 – Terry Radigan, Adam Bernstein, Paul Carbonara and others – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7pm

Nov. 30 – Field of Stars with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Drina Seay, Homeboy Steve, Tom Clark and George Gilmore – Treehouse at 2A – 9pm


Music Video: Warren Zevon and Neil Young – Splendid Isolation

November 26, 2014

Warren Zevon Neil Young Splendid Isolation

This Warren Zevon song from 1989 came up in conversation yesterday.  Here’s a wonderful version of it by Warren and Neil Young at The Bridge School Benefit back in 1993.


Music Video: Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth

November 25, 2014

Buffalo Springfield For What Its Worth

Everybody look what’s going down.  Even though this song is from 47 years ago, it is still sadly relevant today.  The photo above is a still from the video.


News and Notes

November 24, 2014

 

Del-Lords

There will be a follow up to The Del-Lords‘ wonderful record Elvis Club, which the reunited band released last year.  Scott Kempner and Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (second from left and right above respectively) of that band got together here in New York City a few weeks back to start working on songs for the Del-Lords’ next album.  Scott then went under the knife to repair an ailing shoulder, but his after surgery rehab should be complete early in 2015.  No timetable for the record has been announced.

 

Sirens of Brooklyn 2014 crop

The Sirens of Brooklyn Choir will be singing Christmas carols and other holiday songs at the historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights next week on December 2nd. The choir has  around for a while is made up of many New York based indie songstresses.  It is conducted by Joy Askew.

Ethan Eubanks Chilli

Not only is Ethan Eubanks the drummer for Poundcake and a whole lot of other bands, he’s now a champion chili maker.  The photo above shows Ethan being awarded first place at The Brooklyn Chili Takedown at The Bell House earlier this month.  Here’s Ethan on how he did it:

I can say that I did use techniques I have picked up from doing Indian and traditional Mexican, so I really used everything I had. A lot of tasting and a slow build. So much tinkering had been done by the end I really couldn’t tell you how much of this or that.

Congratulations, Ethan!


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