Tonight: Elizabeth and The Catapult at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3

October 31, 2015


Tonight, head over to The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 on Orchard Street at 8:30pm.  There you’ll find Elizabeth and The Catapult.  You can expect keyboard based idiosyncratic classical tinged pop and songs from the band’s three albums (including the recent Like It Never Happened, one of Now I’ve Heard Everything’s Top Albums of 2014).  You’ll probably hear some new stuff as well as Elizabeth is currently working on a new album.  Elizabeth also likes to throw in some inspired covers as well.  Since it’s Halloween, Elizabeth has promised to play this show in costume!!

Elizabeth and The Catapult, Rockwood Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8:30pm, $10, with a $10 drink minimum

Tonight: Richard Lloyd at The Bowery Electric or Drina Seay at Silvana

October 30, 2015

Choices Large

It’s an “either or” kind of night: uptown or downtown, rock or Americana.  But choices like this are good to have.

If you choose downtown and rock, you’ll get Richard Lloyd.  Richard is one half of the famed guitar duo that powered the band Television back in the day (Tom Verlaine was the the other half).  He’ll bring his imaginative and sometimes otherworldly guitar playing along with his band to the subterranean stage of The Bowery Electric tonight.  Opening the show tonight will be New York Junk and Faith.  The show starts at 8pm; Richard should hit at 10pm.

If you choose uptown and Americana, you’ll get Drina Seay (pronounced Sea).  I first saw Drina at the late, lamented Banjo Jim’s a few years back, mostly singing wonderful harmonies with the likes of Li’l Mo and The Monicats.  Drina has been playing and singing her own material (which consists of  Americana and alt country) for a while now.  Tonight you’ll find Drina, backed up by Homeboy Steve at SilvanaSilvana is a restaurant and club in Harlem.  You’ll find the music, along with food and drink, in the basement.  Drina and Steve will get going at 8pm.

Richard Lloyd (New York Junk and Faith open), 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), doors 7:30pm / show 8pm, $15

Drina Seay with Homeboy Steve, Silvana, 300 West 116th Street at the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard (B or C Train to 116th Street), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

Music Video: Norah Jones and Wes Hutchinson – Straight to Hell (Live)

October 29, 2015

Norah Jones Wes Hutchinson Straight to Hell

Norah Jones is on a short tour these days.  The closest that she’ll get to New York City is the burbs (Port Chester, NY).  But here’s a video from that tour taken a few days ago.  Norah is joined by Rockwood Music Hall regular Wes Hutchinson on this cover of Going to Hell, originally from Drivin’ n Cryin’.  The audio for this is just a bit more boomy than it should be, but it is still well worthwhile.

Music Video: Israel Nash – LA Lately (Live)

October 28, 2015

Israel Nash Band 2015

Israel Nash was in town recently, touring behind his newly released album, Israel Nash’s Silver Season.  This song, LA Lately, is on that album. It’s long, languid and psychedelic.  This video was professionally shot live at Pickathon earlier this summer.  I’ll tip my hat to  radio station KEXP for it.

Music Video: Lilly Hiatt – Get This Right

October 27, 2015

Lily Hiatt Get This Right

Lilly Hiatt was in town a few months ago opening for Aaron Lee Tasjan.  It was just her and a guitar player on that tour.  I liked what I heard, but thought that she would sound even better with a full band.  Lilly’s album, Royal Blue, released earlier this year is a full band affair and indeed, it does sound great.  If you haven’t yet discovered Lilly check out this video of Get This Right, a song from that album.

Tonight: A Full Night on The Lower East Side

October 26, 2015

Karla Rose 2015

There’s a whole night of music in store for your tonight a block or two off Houston Street in either direction.  If you’re up for it, you can start early and stay late.

At 8pm at the new club Berlin, which is in the basement of 2A, you’ll find Karla Rose and The Thorns.  That’s the new name for Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Karla Moheno.  Her songs draw on a diverse set of influences including noir, 60s girl groups, a bit of country and some show music.  This melange served up by Karla and her band contains many familiar flavors presented in unexpected ways.  If you have yet to hear Karla’s music, today’s show should be the perfect introduction to it and her.

Vicki Kristina Barcelona Band

Move a few blocks south and east at 9pm.  That puts you in The Rockwood Music Hall just in time to see Vicki Kristina Barcelona, a trio consisting of Joy Askew, Terry Radigan and Amanda Homi. When they first got together, the songs they were excited to sing as a band were those of Tom Waits.  And that’s what they are still doing.

The After Party 9-14-15 1

Then stick around until 11pm for The After Party, a new, monthly, late night show at The Rockwood Stage 2.  The After Party is the latest in a line of shows at The Rockwood in which a large number of musicians get together and cover songs belonging to a given topic.  The musicians this time around are scheduled to include Akie Bermiss, who will also act as MC, Rebecca Haviland, Paul Maddison, Oscar BautistaBryan DunnJosh Dion, Wes Hutchinson, Caleb Hawley, Kevin Johnston and more.

Karla Rose and The Thorns, Berlin, 25 Avenue A at 2nd Street (F Trains to Delancey Street or 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit or J or M Trains to Essex Street), 8pm, $5

Vicki Kristina Barcelona, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

The After Party, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 11pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

Tonight: Poundcake at City Winery

October 25, 2015

Long time Now I’ve Heard Everything favorites Poundcake is made up of Teddy Thompson (guitar and vocals), Jeff Hill (bass and vocals) and Ethan Eubanks (drums and vocals).  They play rockabilly and early rock ‘n’ roll covers.  Poundcake is always great fun and the band has a knack for picking great songs and playing them with verve.

Comedian Jeff Hanley will open tonight’s show.  He should fit right in;  the banter between the members of Poundcake is often quite funny as well.

Poundcake,  City Winery, 155 Varick Street between Spring and Vandam Streets (2 or 3 Trains to Houston or Canal Streets, E Train to Spring Street), doors 6pm / show 8pm, $18, $22, $25

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