Tonight: Choose One of Three Shows

March 27, 2016

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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)


Streaming: Chuck Prophet – Alex Nieto

March 24, 2016

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Here’s new song from Chuck Prophet, grabbed from the headlines.  It’s about a police killing of a civilian in San Francisco.  Chuck stated on Soundcloud:

My co-writer Kurt and I had been following the case, and when the civil case verdict came down letting the cops off the hook the song wrote itself in twenty minutes. Nothing’s going to bring Alex Nieto back, but a line has to be drawn. He was killed because techies moved into his neighborhood and saw longtime residents as a threat. And the cops thought his Forty Niner jersey was some kind of gang sign. Don’t they train these people?


Tonight: Aaron Lee Tasjan at The Slipper Room or Joe Whyte at Rockwood Music Hall

November 19, 2015

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Here are two shows down the block and around the corner from each other.  Perhaps they will time out so that you can see both of them.  At least I hope that it works that way.

Update: Someplace along the way, Joe’s show got moved to 8pm, so these shows are now directly opposite each other. Rats!!

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.  Aaron is in town to play the CD release show for his first full length solo record, In the Blazes.  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 recently featured one of Aaron’s songs.  Tonight’s show is with a full band and it gets going at 8pm.

Then at 9pm Also at 8pm, Joe Whyte will hit the stage at The Rockwood Music Hall.  Joe plays alt country and Americana and his last record, When the Day Breaks, sounds good to me.  Tonight, as has been the case lately, Joe will playing with a full band.  Since it’s been a few months since Joe last played in NYC, I would not be surprised if he has a few new songs up his sleeve too.

Aaron Lee Tasjan (CD release show), The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St – entrance on Stanton Street between Orchard and Allen Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), doors 7pm / show 8pm, $15

Joe Whyte, The Rockwood Music Hall,196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 89pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)


Photo Recap: Some Recent Shows

November 4, 2015

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.

Little Red Riding Catapult RW3 10-31-15On Halloween, Little Red Riding Catapult played Rockwood Stage 3

Little Red Riding Catapult Wolf RW 3 10-31-15The Big Bad Wolf lends a hand by holding the laptop for Elizabeth

The Kenedys Bowery Electric 11-3-15The Kennedys at The Bowery Electric Nov. 3, 2015

Chuck Prophet City Winery 10-12-15Chuck Prophet plays a solo show at City Winery Oct. 12, 2015

Wyatt Cmon Everybody 10-13-15Wyatt at C’mon Everybody Oct. 13, 2015

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Music Video: Chuck Prophet – Summertime Thing (Live Solo)

October 13, 2015

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Chuck Prophet‘s solo set at City Winery last night was just a delight.  Although no video from it has yet hit the Internet, here’s a video from a solo set Chuck played at the same venue this past January.  The song is Summertime Thing, Chuck’s hit from way back in 2002.  Thanks to glenn1075, who shot this back then, and who was seated at the same table I was at last night.


Tonight: Chuck Prophet and Robbie Fulks at City Winery

October 12, 2015

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Tonight, City Winery hosts a twin bill that promises to be terrific.  I don’t know who thought to pair Chuck Prophet and Robbie Fulks, but there is a certain logic to it.  Both are hugely talented songwriters and performers.  Both are much less famous than their talent indicates that they should be.  Although they work mainly in different genres, they both have taken detours along the way as well.

You can call Robbie Fulks country, alt country or whatever.  He plays a mean guitar and writes funny, clever and yes, even poignant songs.   If you read his blog, you’ll find that he’s probably one of the most literate musicians anywhere.  Robbie is based in Chicago and only gets to New York a couple of times a year, so take this opportunity to see him.  This time around, Robbie is touring with a quartet.

Chuck Prophet plays soul tinged rock with blistering guitar solos.  I saw Chuck and company a few years ago, packed into the basement of a tiny club located off a back alley in Austin, Texas.  The place was stuffed to the gills and steamy, but Chuck had most of the crowd dancing (me too).  Since he’s based in San Francisco, Chuck doesn’t get to our area often (maybe once every year or so).

This time around Chuck will be playing solo.  I’ve never seen Chuck play a solo show, but between his songs and his dry sense of humor, I’m looking forward to it.

Chuck Prophet and Robbie Fulks, City Winery, 155 Varick Street between Spring and Vandam Streets (1 Train to Houston or Canal Streets, C or E Trains to Spring Street), doors 6pm / show 8pm, $20, $22, $25


Advance Planning: October 2015 Music Calendar

September 29, 2015

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Both the calendar and the weather are poised to change over the next few days.  So here is the Now I’ve Heard Everything Music Calendar for October.  The new month will start out with everyone (or so it seems) playing on the first.  Two weeks later, we’ll have the 2015 edition of CMJ.  And I’ve already listed two New Year’s Eve shows, too.

Here are the usual ground rules: 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.  As always, this calendar will be updated from time to time during the coming month.

Latest Update: Oct. 23

Oct. 1 – Joe WhyteBowery Electric (Map Room) – 7:30pm

Oct. 1 – Courtney Lee Adams Jr.Hi-Fi Bar – 8pm

Oct. 1 – Julia Haltigan, Leslie MendelsonBar LunAtico – 8:30pm

Oct. 1 – Secret SomeonesRockwood Stage 2 – 9:30pm

Oct. 1 – Steve Wynn (duo with Jason Victor) – Bowery Electric – 9:30pm

Oct. 3 – Liz TormesPete’s Candy Store – 5pm

Oct. 3 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Oct. 3 – Richard LloydThe Bell House – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Oct. 4 – The Radigan Roundup Birthday Edition with  Terry Radigan, Vicki Kristina Barcelona and others – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

Oct. 4 – Dear GeorgianaLiving Room – 8pm

Oct. 4 – Michaela AnneLiving Room – 9pm

Oct. 5 – A Tribute to Paul and Linda McCartney’s RAM, with Lizzie Edwards, Charles Roth, Dave Foster, Tom Shad, Richard Feridun, Tommy DeVito, Mike Fornatale, Erica Smith, Mary Spencer Knapp, Rembert Block, Jeff Hudgins – Bowery Electric – 7pm

Oct. 9 – Bottle Rockets, Mark OlsonBowery Electric – show 7:30pm

Oct. 10 – Karlie Bruce and Chris ParelloPete’s Candy Store – 5pm

Oct. 10 – MiltonRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Oct. 11 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Dina Regine, Heather Eatman and Amanda Homi12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

Oct. 12 – Chuck Prophet, Robbie FulksCity Winery – doors 6pm/ show 8pm

Oct. 13 – WyattC’mon Everybody – 8:45pm (CMJ)

Oct. 14 – Lianne SmithBranded Saloon – show 7pm

Oct. 14 – Dan BernCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Oct. 14 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Oct. 15 – Jill AndrewsRockwood Stage 3 – 1pm (CMJ)

Oct. 15 – Frances ConeRockwood Stage 3 – 3pm (CMJ)

Oct. 15 – Maddy WyattC’mon Everybody – 7pm (CMJ)

Oct. 15 – Jon Dee GrahamHill Country NY – 11pm

Oct. 16 – Karla Rose and The ThornsRockwood Stage 2 – Noon (CMJ)

Oct. 16 – Secret SomeonesRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Oct. 16 – Sonya KitchellRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm (CMJ)

Oct. 16 – Dirty Water DogsBar Chord – 10pm

Oct. 16 – Jay StolarRockwood Stage 3 – 11pm (CMJ)

Oct. 16 – Kevn KinneyHill Country NY – 11pm

Oct. 17 – Benjamin CartelUnion Hall – doors 7pm / show 8pm

Oct. 18 – Sasha Dobson Freddy’s Bar – 4pm

Oct. 18 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Rony Corcos and others – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

Oct. 19 – Cariad HarmonRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Oct. 19 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight – 3am

Oct. 20 – Bryan DunnPianos – 7pm

Oct. 20 – Julia Haltigan (solo) – 11th Street Bar – 9pm

Oct. 21 – Xavier CardricheRockwood Music Hall – 6pm

Oct. 21 – So Are We, Courtney Lee Adams Jr.Hi-Fi Bar – 8pm

Oct. 21 – Bucky HayesRockwood Stage 2 – 9:30pm

Oct. 22 – Israel NashMercury Lounge – 8pm

Oct. 23 – Dina Regina (full band show) – Sidewalk Cafe – 9pm

Oct. 23 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Oct. 24 – Aly TadrosRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Canceled! Oct. 24 – Elizabeth and The CatapultRockwood Stage 3 – 11:30pm

Oct. 24 – John Doe and The SadiesHill Country NY – doors 9:30pm / show 10pm

Update: Oct. 25 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan,  Andy Mac, Sweet Soubrette, Paul Tabachneck, John Manion, Paul Fairall – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

Oct. 25 – PoundcakeCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Oct. 25 – Elena Sky, Boo Reiners, Monica “Li’l Mo” PassinTreehouse at 2A – 9pm

Oct. 26 – Karla Rose and The Thorns – Berlin (Basement of 2A) – 8pm

Oct. 26 – Clara-NovaRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Oct. 26 – Vicki Kristina BarcelonaRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Oct. 26 – The After Party, hosted by Akie Bermiss – Rockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

Oct. 28 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Update: Oct. 30 – Karlie Bruce and Chris ParilloThe Shed Space – show 7:30pm

Oct. 30 – Richard LloydBowery Electric – show 8pm

Oct. 30 – Drina Seay with Homeboy SteveSilvana – 8pm

Oct. 31 – Karla Rose and The ThornsWarsaw – show 7pm

Update: Oct. 31 – Elizabeth and The CatapultRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

November and Beyond

Nov. 2 – Sasha DobsonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Nov. 2 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Nov. 3 – The Kennedys (CD Release Show)Bowery Electric – doors 6:30pm / show 7pm

Nov. 4 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Nov. 4 – Peter CaseRockwood Stage 3 – 10:30pm

Nov. 7 – Spanking Charlene (Big Ass Birthday Bash) – Beast of Bourbon – 10pm

Nov. 9 – Mya ByrneRockwood Music Hall – 7pm

Nov. 9 – Leslie MendelsonRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Nov. 9 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Nov. 11 – Benjamin Cartel, Jessie KilgussHi-Fi Bar – 8pm

Nov. 13 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Nov. 14 – The Demolition String BandSkinny Dennis – 10pm

Nov. 15 – Alex Battles Freddy’s Bar – 4pm

Nov. 16 – Sonya KitchellRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Nov. 18 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Nov. 20 – Dawn LandesJoe’s Pub – 7:30pm

Nov. 21 – The Flamin’ GrooviesMonty Hall – show 9pm

Nov. 22 – The Flamin’ GrooviesBaby’s All Right – 8pm

Nov. 24 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Stage 3 – 9pm

Dec. 29 – Jesse MalinBowery Ballroom – show 9pm

Dec. 31 – The DamnwellsRockwood Stage 2 – 7:15pm

Dec. 31 – The DamnwellsRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm


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