Advance Planning: December 2014 Music Calendar

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It’s time for the December Music Calendar.  The usual ground rules apply: 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.  Expect already announced New Years Eve shows to sell out, but some shows will be announced shortly and there will be some open houses around as well.  Meanwhile, get your calendars out and start planing December.

Latest Update: Dec. 26

Dec. 1 – Ana EggeRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Dec. 1 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Dec. 1 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Hagar Ben-Ari, Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Dec. 2 – Leave A Lasting Mark Tribute to The Band and The Last WaltzThe Bitter End – 7-9pm

Dec. 2 – The Sirens of Brooklyn ChoirPlymouth Church – 7:30pm

Dec. 2 – Poundcake Living Room – 8pm

Dec. 3 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Dec. 4 – Spottiswoode and His EnemiesRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Dec. 5 – HeapBowery Electric – 7:30pm

Dec. 5 – Call and Response – ‘answer songs’ to the Rolling Stones’ Sympathy for the Devil by Natalia Zukerman, Susan Hwang, and Ben ArthurRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Dec. 5 – Jessi Robertson (CD Release Show) – Union Hall – 9pm

Dec. 6 – The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard (a documentary) – The Bell House – 7:30pm

Dec. 6 – Karen KuhlBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

Dec. 6 – Fife & DromRockwood Stage 2 – 10:30pm

Dec. 7 – NYC Holiday Benefit for Toys for Tots with Jay Stolar, Mieka Pauley, Drew Yowell, Jenni AlpertRockwood Stage 2 – 6pm

Dec. 8 – The Lascivious BiddiesRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Dec. 8 – The 9 Songwriter Series featuring Jes Hudak, Abby Ahmad, Joel Streeter, Bryan Dunn, Justin Trawick, Ina May Wool, Andy Mac, Markeisha Ensley, Jacqueline Pie FrancisRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

Dec. 8 – Julia Haltigan and Emmet HaltiganRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Dec. 8 – Jim Keller’s Revolving Door  Rockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Dec. 8 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Dec. 8 – MiltonPete’s Candy Store – 9pm

Dec. 9 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Living Room – 9pm

Dec. 10 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Dec. 11 – Puss n Boots Christmas Extravaganza Take 3  – The Bell House – doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm

Dec. 11 – Bucky HayesRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Dec. 12 – Alex Battles and The Whiskey Rebellion – The Bell House – 9pm

Dec. 12 – The Jacks of Kings CountyThe Way Station  – 9pm

Dec. 12 – Andi Rae and The Back River BulliesHank’s Saloon – 11:30pm

Dec. 13 – The Return Of The Aimee Mann Christmas Show with Aimee Mann, Ted Leo with special guests Susanna Hoffs, Jonathan Coulton, Fred Armisen and more to be announced – Town Hall – 8pm

Dec. 14 – Eric “Rosco” Ambel – Treehouse at 2A – 9pm

Dec. 15 – WinterpillsRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

Dec. 15 – Adam Levy and the Mint ImperialsRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Dec. 15 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Dec. 15 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Dec. 15 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight

Dec. 16 – Members of The Spring Standards, Northwood, and Friends play Lucinda Williams‘ Car Wheels Gravel Road – Rockwood Stage 2 – 9:30pm

Dec. 17 – The Looking – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Dec. 20 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s Choice (Record Release Show) – Living Room – 9-11pm

Dec. 21 – Alex Battles (solo acoustic) – Freddy’s Bar – 4pm

Dec. 21 – Emily Duff, Jahn Xavier – Treehouse at 2A – 8:30pm

Dec. 21 – Karlie BruceRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Dec. 22 – Jill SobuleSubculture – 8pm

Dec. 22 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Dec. 22 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Dec. 22 – Kelli KingPete’s Candy Store – 10pm

Dec. 23 – The Jewbadors play The Last Schmaltz with Ari Hest, Julian Velard, Toby Lightman, Jay Jay French, Rosi Golan, Allie Moss, Chrissi Poland, Amanda Brown, Colin Smith, Wes Hutchinson and Jamie McClean – The Highline Ballroom – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Dec. 23 – Exile on The Bowery Holiday Party with Bakersfield Breakers, Certain General, Charlie Roth, Deborah Frost, Deer France, Jahn Xavier, James Wynbrandt, Jana Peri, The Rousers, Tom Wynbrandt, Tuff Darts, Walter Lure and Walter Steding – The Bowery Electric – doors 7pm

Dec. 23 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Hagar Ben-Ari, Josh Dion – Living Room – 9pm

Dec. 24 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Dec. 26 – Jessi MechanicRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Dec. 26 – Jeff LitmanThe Bitter End – 8pm

Dec. 26 – Interrobang with Zach Jones, Chris Kuffner, Martin RivasRockwood Stage 2 – 10:30pm

Dec. 27 – Jahn Xavier and The BowerytonesBeast Of Bourbon – 10pm

Update: Dec. 27 – The Pin UpsBowery Electric – 10pm

Update: Dec. 28 – The Radigan Roundup with Terry Radigan, Gerald Menke, Jim Campilongo, Daniel Menke and special guests – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7pm

Dec. 28 – Field of Stars with Dina Regine, Robin Aigner, Kelli King and Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin – Treehouse at 2A – 8:30pm

Dec. 29 – Elliott Murphy – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Dec. 29 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Dec. 29 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh DionRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Dec. 30 – The Pin UpsArlene’s Grocery – 7pm

Dec. 30 – Poundcake Living Room – 8pm

Dec. 30 – Jim Campilongo Electric Trio – Living Room – 9pm

Update: Dec. 30 – MancieMercury Lounge – 7pm

Dec. 31 – Elizabeth & The Catapult, Dear GeorgianaRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Dec. 31 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

January 2015 and Beyond

Jan. 1 – Chuck Prophet – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 2 – Karla MohenoHank’s Saloon – 9:30pm

Jan. 5 – The Lascivious BiddiesRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Jan. 5 – Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost – Rockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Jan. 5 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Jan. 6 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Living Room – 9pm

Jan. 7 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Jan. 9 – Mary GauthierRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Jan. 9 – Luke WesleyRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Jan. 9 – Bryan DunnRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Jan. 13 – Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s ChoiceLiving Room – 8pm

Jan. 14 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Jan. 15 – Jessie KilgussLiving Room – 8pm

Jan. 17 – The KennedysRockwood Stage 3 – 7:30pm

Jan. 17 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Stage 3 – 11pm

Jan. 20 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Living Room – 9pm

Jan. 21 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Jan. 22 – Israel NashMercury Lounge – 8pm

Jan. 22 – Alejandro Escovedo performing Gravity- City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 23 – Alejandro Escovedo performing Thirteen Years – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 23 – Ana EggeThe Living Room – 8pm

Jan. 24 – Alejandro Escovedo performing With Theses Hands – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 28 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Feb. 5 – Freedy JohnstonRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

Feb. 10 – Jay FarrarLiving Room – 10pm

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