Tonight: The After Party at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

February 29, 2016

The After Party 1-2016

If you can stay up and stay out late, tonight’s installment of The After Party at Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 2 is the place to be (the above photo was taken at the January installment of the show).  The After Party is the latest in a line of shows at The Rockwood in which a large number of musicians who are part of The Rockwood community get together and cover songs.  At The After Party, each show is dedicated to songs belonging to a given year.

Yes, it’s going to be a late night.  But if the time works for you, The After Party will be fun and surprising.

The After Party, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 11:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)


Tonight: The Great Harmony Swap – Family Style at The Treehouse at 2A

February 28, 2016

 

The Great Harmony Swap - Family Style logo

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 is a doozy, with at least 32 musicians – solos, duos and combos – performing a generous helping of songs from musical families such as The Everly Brothers, The Andrews Sisters, The Beach Boys, Sly and The Family Stone, and well, you get the idea.

Joining Li’l Mo tonight will be Dina Regine, Gene Casey, Sherryl Marshall, Emily Duff, Scott Aldrich, Deborah Berg, Lisa Lowell, Drina Seay, Tone Johansen, Dave Foster, Charles Roth, Elena Skye, Boo Reiners, Rembert Block, Cid Scantlebury, Leslie Wagner, Erica Smith, Lizzie Edwards, Bibi Farber, Patti Rothberg, Mike Fornatale, Lane Steinberg, Banjo Lisa, Jason Charles Walker, Anne Husick, Phil Gammage, Tom Clark, Crystal Durant, Michelle Starrs Bissell, Paul Pimsler, Gardy Louis, Todd Louis, Tom Shad, and more.

The fun gets going at 8:30pm, but it’s going to be crowded up at The Treehouse, so getting there early is highly recommended.

The Great Harmony Swap – Family Style, Treehouse at 2A, 25 Avenue A at 2nd Street (F Train to Delancey Street or 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit or J or M Trains to Essex Street), 8:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)

 


Tonight: Aly Tadros, Nick Africano at The Rockwood Music Hall or The Johnny Cash 84th Birthday Bash at The Hall at MP

February 27, 2016

Choices Large

It’s another one of those nights with multiple choices.  Where you go will depend on your musical mood or your geographic location.

If you want to hang on the Lower East Side, there are two worthwhile shows waiting for you on Allen Street at the original stage of The Rockwood Music Hall.  There, at 8pm, you’ll find Aly Tadros.  She has just finished recorded a new record, with Kevin Salem producing.  In the past, Aly’s music has blended Americana and folk.  I’m not sure in what direction the new material goes, but it should be fun and rewarding to find out tonight.

Later, at 10pm, Nick Africano will take the stage at The Rockwood.  Nick’s music is melodic and soulful. Nick is just back from a European jaunt and perhaps that will inspire him in either story or song.

Over in Williamsburg, at 9pm, you find the second and final night of Alex Battles‘ annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, this one saluting Johnny’s 84th.  Alex and his band, The Whisky Rebellion, will play the hits of The Man in Black and songs from Johnny’s record Bitter Tears, Ballads of the American Indian.  Miss Linda Hill will join Alex and the band and the Dock Oscar Gospel Quartet will be there to provide backing vocals throughout the evening.

Aly Tadros (8pm), Nick Africano (10pm), Rockwood Music Hall, 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)

The Johnny Cash 84th Birthday Bash with Alex Battles and The Whisky Rebellion and Miss Linda Hill, The Hall at MP , 470 Driggs Avenue between N. 10th and N. 11th Streets (L Train to Bedford Avenue), 9pm, $20


Advance Planning: February 2016 Music Calendar Update (Added 2/25)

February 25, 2016

Some more shows this weekend.

Feb. 26 – Jessie Kilguss, Benjamin CartelRed Hook Bait and Tackle – show 8pm

Feb. 26 – The Johnny Cash 84th Birthday Bash with Alex Battles and The Whisky Rebellion and Miss Linda HillThe Hall at MP – 9pm

Feb. 27 – The Johnny Cash 84th Birthday Bash with Alex Battles and The Whisky Rebellion and Miss Linda HillThe Hall at MP – 9pm

Feb. 28 – The Radigan Roundup with Terry RadiganAlex Battles, Shaky Dave, Mamie Minch, George Stass, Aron Blue, Rosa Avila – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:45pm

 


Photo Recap: Some Recent Shows

February 25, 2016

Here are a few photos taken at shows over the past few weeks.  Some of them were posted on Instagram while the shows were happening.  So don’t forget to follow @nowiveheardeverything there too.

Megan Reilly Hi Fi

Megan Reilly played The Hi-Fi Bar last night.  It was her first show in New York City in about two years.  Megan and her band picked up exactly where they had left off.

The Westies at Rockwood

The Westies playing The Rockwood Music Hall.  They are based in Chicago and only make it into NYC about once a year.

Bryan Dunn Rockwood

Bryan Dunn and his band, The Esteemed Gentlemen, at The Rockwood Music Hall

Jeff Litman Rockwood

Jeff Litman and his band bringing rock and power pop to The Rockwood Music Hall

Irakli Gabriel Freddie Stevenson Radigan Roundup

Sam Feldman (far left) Irakli Gabriel (l) and Freddie Stevenson (r) playing The Radigan Roundup

Julia Halitgan 11th Street Bar

Julia Haltigan and her band at The 11th Street Bar

Fife & Drom Rockwood 2

Fife & Drom rocking Rockwood Stage 2


Tonight: East Village Triple Header

February 24, 2016

Megan Reilly

Tonight provides three shows, all just steps away from the corner of 11th Street and Avenue A, all at seated venues and an evening which starts early.  At 7:30pm, Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Megan Reilly will play The Hi-Fi Bar.  This show is the first one for Megan in a while.  Megan’s last record, The Well, was flat out wonderful.  Originally from Memphis, Megan has lived in both New York City and Philadelphia before settling in suburban New Jersey.  Of course none of that tell you about Megan’s music.  Call it rock with a psychedelic tinge and Megan’s ethereal vocals.  Real rock, no acoustic guitars or stand up basses here.

Freddie Stevenson Bowery Ballroom

Once Megan’s set is over, go out the door, cross the street and walk east on 11th Street to the 11th Street Bar.  You’ll find Freddie Stevenson there at 9pm.  Freddie’s original music has a little bit of everything in it including folk and English music hall.  Freddie is an engaging performer.  He’ll be leaving New York City soon for a sojourn in Chicago, so take this opportunity to catch him.

James Maddock - Nearest Thing to Hip

Once Freddie finishes around 10pm, it will be the turn of folk-rocker James Maddock.  This time out it will be James solo.  You are likely to hear songs from James’ large catalog (Sunrise on Avenue C, Wake Up and Dream, Another Life and The Green) and from his album with the band Wood (Songs from Stanford Hill).  And its quite likely that both James and Freddie will be musically assisting each other.

Megan Reilly, Hi-Fi Bar, 69 Avenue A between 10th and 11th Streets (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 7:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

Freddie Stevenson (9pm), James Maddock (10pm), 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th Street between Avenues A &B (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), No Cover (but a contribution for the musician is highly recommended)


Tonight: Julia Haltigan at The 11th Street Bar

February 23, 2016

 

Julia Haltigan Rockwood 2 1-30-15 1

Long time Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Julia Haltigan will be playing at the 11th Street Bar at 9pm.  In years past, Tuesday nights at 11th Street was a regular gig for her.  Julia recently moved to a classic four piece band (two guitars, bass and drums) and a more rocking sound.  I’ve called Julia brassy, and even without a horn section, I still think that description holds.   Some of Julia’s songs could be called  Tom Waitsian except for the fact that they are way too cheerful for Tom. Tonight is a full band show, and The 11th Street Bar will put you up close to the music.  What more could you ask?

Julia Haltigan, 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th Street between Avenues A &B (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 9PM, No Cover (but a contribution for the musician is highly recommended)


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