It’s just about July, so here is the July Music Calendar. The usual ground rules apply: listings 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.
Also of note this month is The Prospect Heights Music and Art Festival which runs from July 15-19. The music portion of the PHMAF will take place at The Way Station, Branded Saloon, The Soda Bar and The Saint Catherine. I have not included any recommendations for the Festival because I am mostly unfamiliar with the bands playing there. But there is a PHMAF mixtape here.
Some venues play things close to the vest. So this calendar will be updated from time to time during the coming month.
Latest Update: July 28
July 2 – Leave a Lasting Mark presents Decades of Legends: A Tribute to the Bitter End, And Its Rich Musical Legacy” – to benefit the Kenny Gorka Play From The Heart Foundation with Amy Rivard, Steve Himmelstein, Dan Cazio, John Brodeur, Andy Mac, Ali Brustofski, Seth Faulk, Jared McCloud, Andrea Nardello, Jesse Ruben, Paul Bertolino, Jeff Litman, Chris Kelly, Steve Himmelstein, Bryan Dunn, Olamide Faison and more – The Bitter End – 7pm
July 2 – Philip Sterk – Pete’s Candy Store – 10pm
July 6 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm
July 13 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm
July 14 – Tribute to Woody Guthrie – Hosted by Boo and Elena of The Demolition String Band with Lisa Gutkin, Cole Quest & The City Pickers, Queen Esther, Jen Larson, Mamie Minch and many more – Living Room – 9pm-Midnight
July 20 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm
July 22 -The Muscle Shoals All-Stars with special guests Patterson Hood, Bettye LaVette, Sam Moore and Dan Penn – Lincoln Center Out of Doors at Damrosch Park – show 7:30pm
July 29 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10pm
July 31 – Echoes of Etta – Joe’s Pub – 7pm
August and Beyond – Check the August, 2015 Music Calendar for the latest information
Aug. 3 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm
Aug. 8 – Kasey Chambers – Lincoln Center Out of Doors at Hearst Plaza – show 2pm
Aug. 8 – Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited performed in its entirety by the Watkins Family Hour house band, Shawn Colvin, Rodney Crowell, Pokey LaFarge, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, Fiona Apple and more (Justin Townes Earle opens) – Lincoln Center Out of Doors at Damrosch Park – 7pm
Aug. 10 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion – Rockwood Music Hall – 10pm