Tonight: Choose One of Three Shows

March 27, 2016

Choices Large

Once upon a time, Sunday was a sleepy day musically.  That hasn’t been the case in a while and it certainly isn’t true tonight.  Here are three shows you can pick and choose from to fill your night with live music.

Up first is Aaron Lee Tasjan.  Aaron’s a great songwriter and guitar player. He’s been on the road lately, not only playing with The Mastersons but also with such guitar greats as Chuck Prophet and Steve Wynn.  If you’ve seen Aaron before, you know that he offers up Americana with a blend of keen insight, humor and word play.  NPR has featured one of Aaron’s songs.  Tonight’s show at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 will be opened by Brian Wright, will begin at 7pm.

You’ll find the next edition of The Radigan Roundup over in Park Slope, just three blocks from the F train.  This show is run by Terry Radigan on Sundays at  The 12th Street Bar and Grill.  As usually, Terry will play a short set and is joined tonight by Scott Klass, Freedy Johnston, Arum Rae, and Emily Duff.   At the Roundup, the music is usually stripped down and things are loose and spontaneous.  Things will get going tonight at 7:45pm.

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 there consists of four singer-songwriters: Ann Klein, Simon Chardiet, Drina Seay, and Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin (of course) sitting around singing.

Aaron Lee Tasjan, (Brian Wright opens), Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7pm, $12

The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Scott Klass, Freedy Johnston, Arum Rae, and Emily Duff, 12th Street Bar and Grill, 1123 8th Avenue – enter on 12th Street, Park Slope (F or G Trains to 7th Avenue, use the 8th Avenue exit), 7:45pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)

Ann Klein, Simon Chardiet, Drina Seay, 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 or M Trains to Essex Street), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)


Tonight: Drina Seay at The Sidewalk Cafe

March 11, 2016

Drina Seay

I first saw Drina Seay (pronounced Sea) 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  Americana and alt country songs for a while now.  Tonight you’ll find Drina, backed up by Homeboy Steve  at The Sidewalk Cafe over on Avenue A and 6th Street in the East Village.  Drina goes on at 7pm.  If you prefer an early show and don’t want to stay out late, this one is perfect for you.

Drina Seay,  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) 7pm, 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: 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)


Tonight: Choose Between The Radigan Roundup at The 12th Street Bar and Grill and The Treehouse at 2A

December 27, 2015

Choices Large

With the Christmas live music lull over, tonight offers you the choice of two established series.  Each offers a number of musicians playing short, stripped down sets.

The Radigan Roundup is run by Terry Radigan on Sundays at Park Slope’s 12th Street Bar and Grill.  As usually, Terry will play a short set and is joined tonight by Freedy Johnston, Scott Klass from The Davenports, and Dan Miller who plays with They Might Be Giants.  At the Roundup, the music is usually stripped down and things are loose and spontaneous.  Things will get going tonight at 8pm, but getting to The 12th Street Bar and Grill early for a seat (the place is on the small size) is not a bad idea.

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 billed as The Happy Musical Family Show and will feature Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Drina Seay, Emily Duff, Scott Aldrich and Homeboy Steve.  Look for the emphasis to be on harmonies.  The show starts at 9pm.

The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Freedy Johnston, Scott Klass, and Dan Miller, 12th Street Bar and Grill, 1123 8th Avenue – enter on 12th Street, Park Slope (F or G Trains to 7th Avenue, use the 8th Avenue exit), 8pm, No Cover, (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)

The Happy Musical Family Show with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Drina Seay, Emily Duff, Scott Aldrich and Homeboy Steve, Treehouse at 2A, 25 Avenue A at 2nd Street (A, C or F Trains to Delancey Street or 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit or J or M Trains to Essex Street), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)


Tonight: Homeboy Steve, Drina Seay and Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin at The Treehouse at 2A

August 30, 2015

Field of Stars 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).  It happens at at the comfortable, homey Treehouse (the upstairs at 2A).

Tonight’s show consists of  a set by Homeboy Steve, with Drina Seay singing harmonies, then a set by Drina Seay and her band with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin and Homeboy Steve, and finally, a set with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin on bass and lead vocals, with Eddie Kunze on guitar, with guest shots from Drina Seay and Homeboy Steve.

Homeboy Steve, Drina Seay and Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Treehouse at 2A, 25 Avenue A at 2nd Street (A, C or F Trains to Delancey Street or 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit or J or M Trains to Essex Street), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)


Tonight: The Great Harmony Swap – Brill Era Blast at The Treehouse at 2A

March 29, 2015

Great Harmony Swap Brill Era

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 28 musicians – solos, duos and combos – performing a generous helping of songs that spring from The Brill Building and environs way back in the 60s.

Joining Li’l Mo tonight will be Lianne Smith, Gene Casey, Thirsty Dave, Dina Regine, Sherryl Marshall, Tom Clark, Crystal Durant, Lisa Lowell, C. P. Roth, Homeboy Steve, Drina Seay, Rembert Block, George Gilmore, Emily Duff, Dave Foster, Elena Sky, Tom Gould, Boo Reiners, Bibi Farber, Scott Aldrich, Susan D, Mary Lee Kortes, Leslie Wagner, Amy Allison, Cid Scantlebury, Mary Spencer Knapp, Courtney Lee Adams, Jr., Lisa Zweir and even 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 – Brill Era Blast, 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), 8:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)

 


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