Tonight: Alana Amram, Steve Espinola, Gene Casey and Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin at The Treehouse at 2A

January 31, 2016

Field of Stars Jan 31 2016

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 four singer-songwriters: Alana Amram, Steve EspinolaGene Casey and Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin (of course) sitting around singing at the comfortable, homey Treehouse (the upstairs at 2A).

Alana Amram, Steve EspinolaGene Casey 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 or J Train to Essex Street), 8:45pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)

Music Video: Tommy Ramone – I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend

January 30, 2016

Tommy Ramone Cutting Room 11-2012

I came across this video of Tommy Ramone playing I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend yesterday, on what would have been Tommy’s 67th birthday. This was recorded at Tommy’s appearance at The Cutting Room back in November, 2012. Punkcast shot this and I thank them for this.  When I saw this, I immediately thought of posting it today and sharing it.  So here it is.

Advance Planning: January 2016 Music Calendar Update (Added 1/29)

January 29, 2016

More changes for this weekend.

Jan. 30 – Dina Regine (solo) – Sidewalk Cafe – 8:30pm

Jan. 31 – Field of Stars with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Alana Amram, Steve EspinolaGene CaseyTreehouse at 2A – 9pm

Tonight: Sad Bastards of Brooklyn CD Release Show at The Sidewalk Cafe

January 29, 2016

Sad Bastards

Every so often for the past few years, Charlene McPherson and Mo Goldner step out of their amazing hard rocking band, Spanking Charlene, and play a low key acoustic set.  They call themselves The Sad Bastards of Brooklyn.  An SBB show is not just any set of music, but a set of some of the saddest songs that Charlene and Mo know.

Two years ago, under the watchful eye of producer Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, Charlene and Mo recorded 12 songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Jackson Brown, Johnny Thunders and Alex Chilton.  That album, Sad Bastards of Brooklyn Volume One was one of Now I’ve Heard Everything’s Best Albums of 2014.

Tonight, Charlene and Mo will launch the follow up, Sad Bastards of Brooklyn, Volume 2.  Like its predecessor, it contains a number of covers.  This time there will be a new original song as well.  That should be enough reason to be at The Sidewalk Cafe.

Sad Bastards of Brooklyn, Sidewalk Cafe,  94 Avenue A at 6th Street (Any Train to 14th Street, L Train to 1st Avenue, F Train to Delancey Street or J or M Trains to Essex Street, then transfer to M14A Bus to 6th Street) 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)

Music Video: David Bowie – Cat People

January 28, 2016

David Bowie Cat People

Cat People is a David Bowie song I’ve always held in high regard.  So here it is today.

Now I’ve Heard Everything Will Be on The Air (and The Net) Tonight

January 27, 2016


Tonight, Now I’ve Heard Everything will be on the air.  From 7 to 9pm, I will be joining Scott Perschke, host of Anything That’s Rock and Roll on WCWP, 88.1fm.  I’ll be bringing a whole bunch of music covered on Now I’ve Heard Everything, including music that charted on the Now I’ve Heard Everything Best of 2015 lists and maybe a preview of something that’s coming in 2016.  As usual during these visits I’ll be talking to Scott about the New York City live music scene, the musicians who make it up and whatever else may come up.

WCWP broadcasts out of LIU Post in Brookville, Long Island.  If you are not within WCWP’s broadcast range, you can listen to the station via the Net by clicking here.

Advance Planning: January 2016 Music Calendar Update (Added 1/26)

January 26, 2016

Update: This show has been canceled.

It turns out that the Freddie Stevenson – James Maddock gig at The 11th Street Bar is tonight!

Canceled: Jan. 26 – Freddie Stevenson (9pm) and James Maddock (10pm) – 11th Street Bar

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