Tonight: Arum Rae at Caffe Vivaldi and Elizabeth and The Catapult at Rockwood Stage 2

May 17, 2016

Arum Rae Rockwood 4-16

Tonight there are two Now I’ve Heard Everything favorites playing and you can catch both of them.  First up, at the early time of 7pm, is Arum Rae, playing a show at Caffe Vivaldi that was just announced last night.  Arum is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil WarsJohn Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills).  I’ve seen Arum play several shows recently and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.  After moving around for a while. Arum’s has come back to NYC and recently moved to Greenwich Village.

Elizabeth and The Catapult Mercury Lounge 5-18-15

Then head over to The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on Allen Street.  There, at 9pm, you’ll find Elizabeth and The Catapult.  You can expect keyboard based idiosyncratic classical tinged pop and songs from the band’s three albums (including Like It Never Happened, one of Now I’ve Heard Everything’s Top Albums of 2014).  You’ll no doubt hear some new stuff too, as Elizabeth is currently working on a new album.  Elizabeth also likes to throw in some inspired covers as well.  Opening the show tonight will be Royal Wood, with whom Elizabeth is currently touring.

Arum Rae, Caffe Vivaldi, 32 Jones Street between Bleecker and West 4th Streets (A, B, C, D, E, F or M Trains to West 4th Street or 1 Train to Christopher Street), 7pm, No Cover

Elizabeth and The Catapult, (Royal Wood opens) Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), show 9pm, $15


Tonight: Arum Rae and The After Party at Rockwood Music Hall

April 18, 2016

Arum Rae Rockwood 4-16

Tonight, just head down to The Rockwood Music Hall on the Lower East Side, where two fine shows are waiting for you.  First up, at 10pm, is Arum Rae.  Arum is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil WarsJohn Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills).  I’ve seen Arum play several shows recently and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.  After moving around for a while. Arum’s has come back to NYC and is celebrating her recent move to Greenwich Village.

The After Party 9-14-15 15

Then, at 11:30, next door at The Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 2, you’ll find tonight’s installment 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.  Yes, it’s going to be a late night.  But if the time works for you, The After Party will be fun and surprising.

Arum Rae, The Rockwood Music Hall, 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 band 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)


Tonight: Arum Rae at The Rockwood Music Hall

April 4, 2016

Arum Rae

Arum Rae is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil WarsJohn Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills).  I’ve seen Arum play several shows recently and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.  After moving around for a while. Arum’s has come back to NYC and is celebrating her recent move to Greenwich Village.

Arum Rae, The Rockwood Music Hall, 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 band is highly recommended)


Tonight: Leslie Mendelson and Julia Haltigan at The Rockwood Music Hall

December 22, 2015

Tonight there is a great twofer in store for anyone who gets to The Rockwood Music Hall.  There you’ll find two great NYC based musicians, Leslie Mendelson and Julia Haltigan.

Leslie Medelson Jericho

Long time Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Leslie Mendelson will play Rockwood’s Stage 3 tonight.  Joining Leslie for this show will be Leslie’s long time musical collaborator Steve McEwan on guitar and New York music scene fixture Jeff Hill on bass.

If you haven’t heard or heard of Leslie, she plays piano, guitar, ukelele and sings, has a great pop sensibility, and as legendary NYC DJ Vin Scelsa once said, “nobody can write a sweet song like Leslie.”  Famed producer Jac Holzman has even compared Leslie to Carol King.  Leslie performed Elvis Costello‘s Everyday I Write the Book with Steve Nieve at City Winery, and has played with Bob Weir as well.

Julia Haltigan Rockwood 2 1-30-15 2

Once Leslie finishes her set, go upstairs, turn right, go past the bar and qalk through the short corridor from Rockwood Stage 3 to Stage 2. There, at 10pm, Julia Haltigan will be playing.

If you don’t know Julia or her music, all you need to know is that she sings, plays guitar and her material draws on rock, r&b, latin rhythms, 40s and 50s pop and more.  Some of Julia’s songs could be called  Tom Waitsian except for the fact that they are way too cheerful for Tom. This is a full band show!!

Leslie Mendelson, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8:30pm, $10, with a $10 drink minimum

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)


Tonight: Leslie Mendelson at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3

November 9, 2015

Leslie Mendelson 2

Long time Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Leslie Mendelson will play Rockwood’s Stage 3 tonight.  Joining Leslie for this show will be Leslie’s long time musical collaborator Steve McEwan on guitar and New York music scene fixture Jeff Hill on bass.

If you haven’t heard or heard of Leslie, she plays piano, guitar, ukelele and sings, has a great pop sensibility, and as legendary NYC DJ Vin Scelsa once said, “nobody can write a sweet song like Leslie.”  Famed producer Jac Holzman has even compared Leslie to Carol King.  Leslie performed Elvis Costello‘s Everyday I Write the Book with Steve Nieve at City Winery, and has played with Bob Weir as well.

Leslie Mendelson, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8:30pm, $10, with a $10 drink minimum

Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews, used with permission of Leslie Mendelson

Tonight: Mieka Pauley at The Rockwood Music Hall and Arum Rae at The Mercury Lounge

August 28, 2015

Mieka Pauley Rockwood 3-21-15

Tonight, there’s a late night Lower East Side doubleheader on tap.  It starts at the original stage of The Rockwood Music Hall tonight, at 9pm.  There you’ll find Mieka Pauley playing her monthly Rockwood show.  Mieka is an incisive writer, a powerful singer and a fine blues guitarist.  Whether she is singing her own songs or playing a few choice covers, you’ll find yourself moved by Mieka’s performance.  So take this opportunity to see her.

Arum Rae

Once Mieka’s show has finished, walk three blocks east on Houston Street.  There, just a few feet from the corner of Essex Street is The Mercury Lounge, where Arum Rae will play a set at the stroke of midnight.  Arum is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil WarsJohn Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills).  I’ve seen Arum play several shows over the years and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.

Mieka Pauley, Rockwood Music Hall, 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 band is highly recommended)

Arum Rae, Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street between Ludlow and Essex Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit, F Train to Delancey Street or M or J Trains to Essex Street), Midnight, $10


Tonight: Arum Rae at The Rockwood Music Hall

February 6, 2014

Arum Rae

Arum Rae is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil WarsJohn Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills).  She tried living in New York City recently, but decided that Austin was more to her liking and returned there.  I’ve seen Arum play several shows recently and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.

Arum Rae, The Rockwood Music Hall, 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 band is highly recommended)


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