Advance Planning: June 2016 Music Calendar Update (Added 6/16)

June 16, 2016

Here’s a whole bunch of updates.

June 19 – The Radigan Roundup with Terry Radigan, Cliff Westfall, Chris Erikson, Barbara Endes, Mike Ferrio – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

June 21 – Heaven was a Drink of Wine: A Tribute to the Music of Merle Haggard with Aaron Lee Tasjan, Jim Campilongo, Laura Cantrell, Petter Ericson Stakee (of Alberta Cross) and more – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

July and Beyond

July 3 – Luke WesleyRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

July 9 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

July 10 – The LookingRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

July 13 – Eva LinRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

July 21 – Freedy JohnstonRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

July 28 – Israel NashKnitting Factory – 8pm

July 30 – LeE HARVeY OsMONDRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm


Tonight: Dear Georgiana at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3

June 9, 2016

Dear Georgiana Mercury Lounge 5-18-15

Here’s a wonderful show tonight.  At 10pm, Dear Georgiana will play The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3.  Call their music atmospheric folk-rock that’s melodic with very nice vocals.  Dear Georgiana is led by Lauren Balthrop, who also plays in Elizabeth and The Catapult.  Elizabeth Ziman frequently joins Dear Georgiana as well, and may be part of the band tonight.  Also on tonight’s bill is Kai Welch.

Dear Georgiana (with Kai Welch), Rockwood Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10pm, $15, with a $10 drink minimum


Advance Planning: June 2016 Music Calendar Update (Added 6/7)

June 7, 2016

Here’s an update on the set time for the Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 show next week plus some additional shows this summer.

June 16 – Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3Bowery Electric – 9pm

June 17 – Megan ReillyUnion Hall – show 8pm

June 30 – Freedy JohnstonRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

July and Beyond

July 5 – Andi Rae and the Back River BulliesRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Aug. 5 – Allie MossRockwood Stage 2 – 8:15pm


Tonight: Eight Choices, You Choose

June 2, 2016

Choices Large

It’s a mix and match night.  Choose between the Beach Boy’s Pet sounds performed by the amalgam of musicians that is The Loser’s Lounge, the classical tinged idiosyncratic indie pop of Elizabeth and The Catapult, the low-fi American and folk rock of KaiserCartel, the Ethan Eubanks led presentation of the music of Bill Withers, the Americana of Homeboy Steve with Drina Seay, the Americana and folk rock of Julia Haltigan, the alt country and rock of The Demolition String Band, or see Bryan Dunn premiere his latest single.  Whatever show or shows you choose, you can’t go wrong.

The Loser’s Lounge Presents The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary, Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and E. 4th Street (R Train to 8th Street, 6 Train to Astor Place, B, D, F or M Trains to Broadway-Lafayette), 7pm, $25

Elizabeth and The Catapult, The Owl Music Parlor, 497 Rogers Avenue between Maple and Midwood Streets (B, Q or S Trains to Prospect Park, B41 Bus to Lincoln Road), 8pm, Suggested Donation $10

Tracy Bonham, Kaiser Cartel, Union Hall, 702 Union Street near the corner of 5th Avenue (R Train to Union Street), show 8pm, $15

Ethan Eubanks Presents: “Bill, Still,” the music of Bill Withers, with Irving Louis Lattin, Ethan Eubanks, Al Street, Bennett Paster and Andy Hess. Bar LunAtico, 486 Halsey Street between Lewis and Stuyvesant Avenues (B26 Bus to Lewis Avenue; by subway, A or C Trains to Utica Avenue and walk to Lewis Avenue and Halsey Street), 2 sets at 8:30 and 10pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

Homeboy Steve with 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) 9:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)

Julia Haltigan, Diviera Drive, 131 Berry Street between North 6th and 7th Streets (L Train to Bedford Avenue), 10pm

Demolition String Band, Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Avenue at Berry Street (G to Metropolitan Avenue, L to Bedford Avenue or Lorimer Street), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended), 10pm

Bryan Dunn (Single Release Show), Rockwood Stage 2 , 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)


Advance Planning: June 2016 Music Calendar

June 1, 2016

Calendar 4

It’s June, so here is the June music calendar.  This month has more shows happening than the past few months and one day when it seems that everyone in town is playing someplace (June 2).  Make Music New York will happen on June 21st, and if there is a searchable schedule for it, I’ll post some recommendations later in the month.

In any event, the usual ground rules apply: listings are for venues in New York City (and occasionally Hoboken or Jersey City near public transportation) 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, both in a separate post and with updates on this calendar.

Latest Update: June 16

June 2 – The Losers Lounge Presents The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary – Joe’s Pub – 7pm

June 2 – Elizabeth and The Catapult The Owl Music Parlor – 8pm

June 2 – Tracy Bonham, Kaiser Cartel – Union Hall – show 8pm

June 2 – Ethan Eubanks Presents: “Bill, Still,” the music of Bill Withers, with Irving Louis Lattin, Ethan Eubanks, Al Street, Bennett Paster and Andy Hess – Bar LunAtico – 8:30pm, 10pm (2 sets)

June 2 – Homeboy Steve with Drina SeaySidewalk Cafe – 9:30pm

June 2 – Julia HaltiganDiviera Drive – show 10pm

June 2 – Demolition String BandSkinny Dennis – 10pm

June 2 – Bryan Dunn (Single Release Show) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 10:30pm

June 3 – The Losers Lounge Presents The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary – Joe’s Pub7pm

June 3 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 3 – The Losers Lounge Presents The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary – Joe’s Pub9:30pm

June 4 – The Losers Lounge Presents The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary – Joe’s Pub7pm

June 4 – Dina Regine – Garden at Avenue B & 6th Street – 9pm

June 4 – Fife & DromRockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

June 4 – The Losers Lounge Presents The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary – Joe’s Pub9:30pm

June 5 – Sasha DobsonFreddy’s Bar – 4pm

June 5 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry RadiganLara Ewen, Avi WisniaMonica Passin, Jack Tannehill, Shaky Dave – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

June 5 – Heather Eatman, Bibi Farber Treehouse at 2A – show 9pm

June 6 – Jeff LitmanRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

June 7 – 50th Anniversary Tribute to Blonde on Blonde with Alexis Thomason, Lizzie Edwards, Mary Spencer Knapp, Pete Cenedella, Ray Kubian, Dave Foster, Mike Fornatale, Lane Steinberg, Charly Roth, Tom Shad, Tommy DeVito – Hi-Fi Bar – 8pm

June 8 – Sharon Jones and The Dap KingsCelebrate Brooklyn – 8:15pm

June 8 – Fred EaglesmithRockwood Stage 3 – 9pm

June 8 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 8pm

June 9 – Dear GeorgianaRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

June 10 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 10 – Brooklyn Sugar CompanyRockwood Stage 2 – 11:30pm

June 11 – Spanking CharleneWebster Hall – 7pm

June 12: Ian HunterHoboken Music and Arts Festival Observer Highway Stage – 4:30pm

June 12 – The Radigan Roundup with Don Schlitz; Terry Radigan, and Alex Battles opening – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

June 14 – The JayhawksMusic Hall of Williamsburg – show 9pm

June 15 – Tribute to Squeeze with Rembert Block, Tom Shad, Dave Derby, Mike Fornatale, Charly Roth, Lizzie Edwards, Erica Smith, Beth Wawerna, Tommy Devito , John Merjave, Dave Foster, Mike Messer, Karlee Devito, John Brodeur , Chadbourne Oliver, Alexis Thomason, Lane Steinberg, Verena Wiesendanger, Dave Derby, Tom Clark – Hi-Fi Bar – 8pm

June 15 – John Doe and His Rock n Roll BandCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 15 – The Morning SeaBowery Electric – show 8:30pm

June 16 – Karyn Kuhl Band – Sinatra Park (Hoboken) – show 7pm

June 16 – Eli “Paperboy” ReedUnion Pool – show 8pm

June 16 – Ethan Eubanks Presents: “Bill, Still,” the music of Bill Withers, with Irving Louis Lattin, Ethan Eubanks, Al Street, John Deley, and Andy Hess – Bar LunAtico – 8:30pm, 10pm (2 sets)

June 16 – John KenglaRockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – 11:30pm

June 17 – Megan ReillyUnion Hall – show 8pm

June 17 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 17 – The Allie, Bess and Hannah Harmony ExtravaganzaRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

June 18 – Violent Femmes, Kristin HershCelebrate Brooklyn – 7:30pm

June 18 – Bastards Of Fine ArtsHi-Fi Bar – 7:30pm

June 18 – Dina RegineSidewalk Cafe – 9pm

June 18 – Adam BernsteinPete’s Candy Store – 10pm

June 19 – Aron BlueFreddy’s Bar – 4pm

Update: June 19 – The Radigan Roundup with Terry Radigan, Cliff Westfall, Chris Erikson, Barbara Endes, Mike Ferrio – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

June 20 – The After PartyRockwood Stage 2 – 11:30pm

June 21 – Bonnie BishopRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Update: June 21 – Heaven was a Drink of Wine: A Tribute to the Music of Merle Haggard with Aaron Lee Tasjan, Jim Campilongo, Laura Cantrell, Petter Ericson Stakee (of Alberta Cross) and more – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 21 – Sasha DobsonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 22 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 8pm

June 22 – Love Rabbit: The Music of Paul Brill and Elizabeth ZimanJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

June 24 – Garland Jeffreys Sings The City – Highline Ballroom – doors 6pm / show 8pm

June 24 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 25 – Eric AmbelHill Country BK – 8pm

June 25 – Pete SinjinThe Rock Shop – 8pm

June 25 – Tribute to Bob Dylan by The Zimmymen and Wimmymen – The Way Station – 8-10pm

June 25 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

June 25 – Christine Ohlman and Rebel MontezHank’s Saloon – 9:30pm

June 26 – Pat IrwinSasha Dobson and Daria GraceLIC Bar 4-8pm

June 28 – Shooter Jennings with Jessi ColterBrooklyn Bowl – show 8pm

June 28 – Julia HaltiganMercury Lounge – 8pm

June 28 – Charlie Faye and The FayettesRockwood Stage 2 – 9:15pm

June 29 – Jess Klein, Mike June –  Hill Country NY – 9pm

June 30 – Freedy JohnstonRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

June 30 – Ethan Eubanks Presents: “Bill, Still,” the music of Bill Withers, with Irving Louis Lattin, Ethan Eubanks, Al Street, Bennett Paster and Andy Hess – Bar LunAtico – 8:30pm, 10pm (2 sets)

July and Beyond

July 2 – Anana KayeSidewalk Cafe – 7pm

July 2 – Sonya KitchellRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

July 3 – Sasha DobsonFreddy’s Bar – 4pm

Update: July 3 – Luke WesleyRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

July 5 – Andi Rae and the Back River BulliesRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

July 6 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 8pm

July 8 – Josh Ritter – Celebrate Brooklyn – show 7pm

Update: July 9 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

July 9 – Sonya KitchellRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Update: July 10 – The LookingRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Update: July 13 – Eva LinRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

July 14 – Willie NileBrooklyn Bowl – show 8pm

July 14 – PalefaceHill Country NY – 9:30pm

July 15 – PalefaceHill Country BK – 9:30pm

July 16 – Sonya KitchellRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

July 17 – Aron BlueFreddy’s Bar – 4pm

July 20 – A Night of Words and Music with Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, and Tony ShanahanLincoln Center Out of Doors at Damrosch Park – show 7:30pm

Update: July 21 – Freedy JohnstonRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

July 23 – Sonya KitchellRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Update: July 28 – Israel NashKnitting Factory – 8pm

July 30 – The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed, curated by Laurie Anderson and Hal Willner – Lincoln Center Out of Doors – Times and Programs TBA

Update: July 30 – LeE HARVeY OsMONDRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

July 31 – Pat Irwin, Sasha Dobson and Daria GraceLIC Bar 4-8pm

Aug. 2 – Dayna KurtzBar Lunatico – 8:30pm

Aug. 5 – Allie MossRockwood Stage 2 – 8:15pm

Aug. 6 – Henry WagonsHill Country NY – 9pm

Aug. 16 – Dayna KurtzBarbes – Time TBD

Sept. 17 – Nada SurfMusic Hall of Williamsburg – show 9pm

Sept. 18 – Nada SurfBowery Ballroom – show 9pm


Tonight: One Out of Three to Start the Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2016

Choices Large

The weather has turned warm and Memorial Day weekend is upon us.  If you are sticking around New York City, there’s still live music to be heard.  Tonight, there are three wonderful shows at times and at places which means you can only catch one of them.  But whichever of these shows you pick to see, you will have made a good choice.

Starting at 10pm over in Red Hook, at Sunny’s Bar, Monica Passin, better known as Li’l Mo, will lead her band, The Monicats, through country, rockabilly, blues, 60s pop and whatever else she and they may play.  And I’ll add that not only are Li’l Mo and The Monicats terrific musically, they are just plain fun to watch.  I’m sure you’ll hear songs from the last album from Li’l Mo and The Monicats, Whole Lotta Lovin’ and you’ll have the opportunity to pick up a copy as well.

Back on the Lower East Side at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, you’ll find long time Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Julia Haltigan playing at 10pm.  Julia has a fine new EP called Hot Tears.  You’ll hear songs from it and Julia’s past albums as well.  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.

Freddy’s Bar stands in Brooklyn in Greenwood Heights, sometimes called the South Slope when a real estate type wants to justify the rent.  On stage at Freddy’s at 11pm, will be Andi Rae and The Back River Bullies.  Andi Rae and the band play their original Americana and folk rock with verve and energy.  They have a good new CD, titled If You Want to Be My Man, and I’m sure they will be playing songs from it, and stuff from their catalog as well.

Li’l Mo and The Monicats, Sunny’s Bar, 253 Conover Street between Beard and Reed Streets (F or G Trains to Smith-9th Street, transfer to the B61 bus to Van Dyke and Van Brunt Streets and walk two blocks to Sunny’s), 10pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

Julia Haltigan, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

Andi Rae and The Back River Bullies, Freddy’s Bar,  627 5th Ave between 17th and 18th Streets, Brooklyn (R Train to Prospect Avenue), 11pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)


Tonight: Jim Keller and The After Party at Rockwood Stage 2

May 23, 2016

Jim Keller Rockwood 2

There are two wonderful shows at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 tonight.  It promises to be  one heckuva night for music if you are able to catch both of them.

Up first at 8:45pm is Jim Keller, who as usual is playing with his band, with some additional friends dropping by.  Here’s the low down.  Back in the early 80s, Jim wrote the still ubiquitous 867-5309/Jenny and was part of the band that recorded it, Tommy Tutone.  That band broke up shortly after that and Jim kept working as musician.  After a few years, he put his guitar away and ended up working for the music company of composer Philip Glass, licensing Glass’s music.  Some years ago, Jim dug his guitar out of the back of the closet and started writing and performing again.  Jim has released three wonderful rock and blues filled albums over the past five years including his latest, Heaven Can Wait.

The After Party 9-14-15 15

Once Jim is finished, stick around.  Because at 11:30pm, it the May edition of The After Party (the above photo was taken at a previous 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 (and rumor has it that tonight’s year is one of the best ever).  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 Jim Keller Band and Jim Keller’s Revolving Door, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8:45pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

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)

 


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