May 27, 2014
Welcome to the day after Memorial Day, a/k/a the Tuesday that feels like a Monday. There are a couple of good shows tonight (you can check the Now I’ve Heard Everything May Calendar here), but leading the pack is Spanking Charlene at Arlene’s Grocery. When you put Charlene McPherson on vocals, Mo Goldner on guitar, David Leatherwood on bass, Eric Seftel on drums and add Eric Ambel on guitar and Matthew Polashek on sax, you get a combination of rock and punk reminiscent of The Ramones. Spanking Charlene will supply 100% of your minimum daily requirement of rock n roll. It’s always a party when they play, so come join the party.
After Spanking Charlene finishes, why not stay for The Planets? They’ve been around, have opened for The NY Dolls and The Ramones and are starting their end of the month residency at Arlene’s tonight.
Spanking Charlene (opening for The Planets), Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton Street between Orchard and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7pm, $8
August 30, 2013
Here’s a great show for a very worthy cause. I’ve taken this post almost verbatim from the Facebook announcement of the show, because it says everything that needs to be said. Playing tonight will be Brandi and the Alexanders, the Pin Ups, Mary Lee Kortes, Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, Gringoman (with special guest drummer Sim Cain), Spanking Charlene, Mike Murray, Briana Davis and special guests.
The reason for this benefit is this: on the 7th of July, Matt and Stacie Polashek, while driving back from a gig at Claudio’s on Long Island, were involved in a tragic accident. Matt was taken to Stoney Brook hospital with multiple injuries. Stacie however, did not survive. Since then the outpouring of love and support has been nothing short of miraculous. Matt is not only a popular local musician and sound tech but also a teacher (as was Stacie) in the New York Public School System. But the accident has left Matt severely injured. And so we come together as a community of artists and educators to come to the aid of this most excellent man and his infant son. Join us at the Cutting Room on Friday, August 30th for an eclectic evening of music that will cut across the very same genres that Matt ‘Tiny’ Polashek made his own. Watch as Po’Boy and Tiny “Get by With a Little Help from Their Friends!” 100% of ticket price and additional donations made, will go directly to Matthew and Po’Boy Polashek.
The Benefit Concert for Po’ Boy and Tiny (A Benefit for Matthew Polashek and Son), The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street between Park and Madison Avenues (6 Train to 33rd Street), doors 6:30pm / show 8pm, $20 plus $20 food/drink minimum
August 14, 2013
Aug. 25 – Candy and Women – Treehouse at 2A – 9pm
Aug. 30 – The Benefit Concert for Po’Boy and Tiny (A Benefit for Matthew Polashek and Son) with Brandi and the Alexanders, The Pin Ups, Mary Lee Kortes, Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, Gringoman with special guest drummer Sim Cain, Spanking Charlene, Mike Murray, Briana Davis and many special guests still to be announced – The Cutting Room – 6:30pm
September and Beyond
Sept. 5 – Joe Whyte – The Rockwood Music Hall – 8pm
Sept. 11 – Freddie Stevenson – The Rockwood Music Hall – 8pm
Sept. 20 – Jenny Owen Youngs – Union Hall – doors 8pm / show 8:30pm
Sold Out! Dec. 19 – Phosphorescent (full band) – Music Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm / show 9pm
Dec. 20 – Phosphorescent (full band) – Music Hall of Williamsburg – doors 8pm / show 9pm