Tonight: Four Shows

January 6, 2016

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It’s one of those nights when there are multiple shows worth seeing.  This time around three are opposite each other, but it’s quite likely that they will all end in time for you to see the latter show.  Here’s the rundown.

In Greenwich Village, the Leave a Lasting Mark series continues at The Bitter End.  This time around, the theme is 90s One Hit Wonders and money raised will go to benefit MILE.  The all star cast includes John Brodeur, Bryan Dunn, Andi Rae Healy, Hey Monea, Chris Kelly, John Laprade, Jeff Litman, Andy Mac, Andrea Nardello, Janna Pelle, Mark Radcliffe, Sonny Ratcliff, Gerry Rosenthal, Kimberly Schwab, Jason Spiewak, Scott Stein, Jenn Summers, Paul Tabachneck, Rich Wisneski, Laura Mae Baker and more.  Start time here is 7pm.

Moving south to the East Village, you’ll find the one of a kind Syd Straw at The Hi-Fi Bar.  Syd has an amazing voice, has sung back up with Pat Benatar, fronted The Golden Palominos and put out one of my all time favorite rock albums, War and Peace.  Syd now lives in a small town in Vermont and is in New York City only infrequently.  So take this opportunity to see a totally unique talent.  Don Piper opens the show at 7:30pm

Over on The Bowery, you’ll find a reprise performance of Spoonful of Lovin’.  It’s a tribute to The Lovin’ Spoonful with Charly Roth, Tom Clark, Dennis Diken leading the musical proceedings.  I saw this show the first time around at The Treehouse at 2A, and it is indeed a heartfelt recreation of some wonderful music from the mid-60s.  This time around, the show is at The Bowery Electric and it will start at 8pm.

Finally, at 10pm at The 11th Street Bar, basically across the street from Hi-Fi and just off Avenue A, Karla Rose  will play a set in the back room.  Her songs draw on a diverse set of influences including noir, 60s girl groups, a bit of country and some show music.  This melange served up by Karla contains many familiar flavors presented in unexpected ways.  And as my colleague at The New York Music Daily has noted, there is a definite Twin Peaks vibe running through Karla’s music.  It’s the perfect way to finish the night.

Leave a Lasting Mark presents 90s One Hit Wonders benefit for MILE, The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street between Thompson Street and LaGuardia Place (A, B, C, D, E, F or M Trains to West 4th Street or 6 Train to Bleecker Street), 7-9pm, $10 minimum suggested donation

Syd Straw (Don Piper opens), Hi-Fi Bar, 169 Avenue A between 10th and 11th Streets (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 7:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musician is highly recommended)

Spoonful of Lovin’ (Songs of The Lovin’ Spoonful), The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery between 2nd and 3rd Streets (6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place, F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 2nd Avenue exit), 8pm, $12

Karla Rose11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th Street between Avenues A &B (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 10PM, No Cover (but a contribution for the musician is highly recommended)


Advance Planning: January 2016 Music Calendar

January 1, 2016

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Welcome to 2016. Here is the January Now I’ve Heard Everything Music Calendar.  The usual ground rules apply: 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, both in a separate post and with updates on this calendar.

Latest Update: January 29

Jan. 1 – Spanking Charlene, HeapBowery Electric – show 7:30pm

Jan. 1 – They Might Be Giants (Flood Show) – Music Hall of Williamsburg – 8pm

Jan. 2 – They Might Be Giants (Hornabration with the Tricerachops Horn Section) – Music Hall of Williamsburg – 8pm

Jan. 3 – Sasha DobsonFreddy’s Bar – 4pm

Jan. 3 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Jan. 3 – Julia Joseph, Milton, Jacob Silver, Robin Macmillan and Martin Kearton play the songs of  George Harrison, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Christine McVie, Nick Lowe, Randy Newman and more – Treehouse at 2A – 9pm

Jan. 4 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Josh Dion, Tony ScherrRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Jan. 6 – Leave a Lasting Mark presents 90s One Hit Wonders benefit for MILE with John Brodeur, Bryan Dunn, Andi Rae Healy, Hey Monea, Chris Kelly, John Laprade, Jeff Litman, Andy Mac, Andrea Nardello, Janna Pelle, Mark Radcliffe, Sonny Ratcliff, Gerry Rosenthal, Kimberly Schwab, Jason Spiewak, Scott Stein, Jenn Summers, Paul Tabachneck, Rich Wisneski and Laura Mae Baker and more – Bitter End – 7pm

Jan. 6 – Syd StrawHi-Fi Bar – 7:30pm

Jan. 6 – Spoonful of Lovin’ (Songs of The Lovin’ Spoonful) with Charly Roth, Tom Clark, Dennis Diken – Bowery Electric – 8pm

Jan. 6 – Karla Rose11th Street Bar – 10pm

Jan. 8 – Benjamin CartelAmerican Folk Art Museum – 5:30pm

Jan. 9 – Bryan Dunn and the HumdrumsRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Jan. 9 – Luke WesleyRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Jan. 10 – Demolition String BandBrooklyn Bowl – 1:30pm

Jan. 10 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Pete Lanctot and The Stray Dogs, Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, and Micheal Smotherman – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 8pm

Jan. 11 – Lelia Broussard, Tommy Siegel, Billy LibbyRockwood Stage 2 – 9:30pm

Jan. 11 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Jan. 13 – Syrian Refugee Resettlement Benefit Show with Dear Georgiana, Your Ex-Girlfriends, and  Cariad HarmonRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Jan. 13 – The Del-LordsBeast of Bourbon – 9pm

Jan. 14 – Freddie Stevenson, Jessie KilgussThe Rock Shop – show 7pm

Jan. 14 – Julia Haltigan, Kendra MorrisMercury Lounge – show 7pm

Jan. 14 – Jared RabinThe Bitter End – 8pm

Jan. 14 –A Tribute to Allen Toussaint with Brian Mitchell, Rosita Kèss, Fatboy Kanootch, Jared Samuel, Richard Julian, Jon Cowherd, Danny Fox, Gabe Gordon, Tony Scherr and more – Bar LunAtico – 8:30pm

Jan. 16 – Laura CantrellMonty Hall (Jersey City) –  show 8pm

Jan. 17 – Alex Battles Freddy’s Bar – 4pm

Jan. 17 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Fife & Drom, Jessi Robertson, Rony Corcos, Tom Shaner – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 8pm

Jan. 18 – Courtney Lee Adams Jr.Hi-Fi Bar (Back Room) – 7:30pm

Jan. 18 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Jan. 18 – The After Party, hosted by Akie Bermiss – Rockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

Jan. 21 – Alejandro Escovedo: The Lou Reed Influence – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 22 – Alejandro Escovedo: The Leonard Cohen Influence – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 22 – Sonya KitchellMercury Lounge – 9pm

Jan. 23 – Alejandro Escovedo: Experience Retrospective – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 23 – Dina RegineBAM Cafe – 9pm

Jan. 24 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Vicki Kristina Barcelona, Bryan Dunn, Andy Mac, Craig Greenberg, Mathew Brookshire – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 8pm

Jan. 24 – Cariad HarmonRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Jan. 24 – The Bastards of Fine Arts (Matt Keating, Steve Mayone, Jason Mercer, Greg Wieczorek) – Rockwood Stage 2 – 9pm

Jan. 25 – Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle RocketsCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 25 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh DionRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Jan. 27 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Jan. 28 – Martin RivasRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Jan. 28 – LuanRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Jan. 29 – Sad Bastards of Brooklyn (Record Release Show) – Sidewalk Cafe – 8pm

Jan. 29 – Jeff Litman, Andi Rae and The Back River BulliesHank’s Saloon – show 9pm

Update: Jan. 30 – Dina Regine (solo) – Sidewalk Cafe – 8:30pm

Jan. 30 – Demolition String BandSkinny Dennis – 10pm

Jan. 30 – David LutherRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Jan. 31 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Jessie Kilguss, John LaDeau, John Kengla – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:45pm

Update: Jan. 31 – Field of Stars with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Alana Amram, Steve EspinolaGene CaseyTreehouse at 2A – 9pm

February and Beyond

Feb. 1 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh DionRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Feb. 1 – Blackstardust – A Tribute to the Music of David BowieRockwood Stage 2 – 11:30pm

Feb. 4 – Jim KellerRockwood Stage 2 – 8pm

Feb. 6 – Bryan DunnRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Feb. 6 – Fife & DromRockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

Feb. 7 – Sasha DobsonFreddy’s Bar – 4pm

Feb. 8 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh DionRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Feb. 12 – The WestiesRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Feb. 15 –David LutherRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Sold Out! Feb. 25 – Jason IsbellBeacon Theater – show 8pm

Sold Out! Feb. 26 – Jason IsbellBeacon Theater – show 8pm

Mar. 8 – Nada SurfBowery Ballroom – show 9pm


Advance Planning: December 2015 Music Calendar

November 30, 2015

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Tomorrow is December, so here is the December Now I’ve Heard Everything Music Calendar.  The usual ground rules apply: 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 (but I’ll include some higher priced New Year’s Eve Shows as well). 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 Updates: December 23

Dec. 1 – Vicki Kristina BarcelonaBarbes – 7pm

Dec. 1 – Sasha Dobson11th Street Bar – 9pm

Dec. 2 – Freddie Stevenson, James Maddock and Irwin Thomas11th Street Bar – 9pm

Dec. 3 – The Losers Lounge presents the Brill Building SongbookJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Dec. 3 – Brooklyn Sugar CompanyRockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

Dec. 4 – American Folk Art Museum CD Release with Mark Rogers and Mary Byrne, Pete Lanctot, Matthew Brookshire, Sweet Soubrette, Jo Kroger, EW Harris, Abby Ahmad, Kate Vargas, Richard McGraw, Tuelo and her Cousins – American Folk Art Museum – 5-8pm

Dec. 4 – The Losers Lounge presents the Brill Building SongbookJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Dec. 4 – The Losers Lounge presents the Brill Building SongbookJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Dec. 5 – The Losers Lounge presents the Brill Building SongbookJoe’s Pub – 1pm

Dec. 5 – NYC Holiday Benefit for Toys for Tots with The Spring Standards, STOLAR, Drew Yowell, and Julian VelardRockwood Stage 2 – 3:30pm (bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation, minimum value $10)

Dec. 5 – The Losers Lounge presents the Brill Building SongbookJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Dec. 5 – Rubber Soul 50 (Various Bands) – The Way Station – 8pm

Dec. 5 – The Losers Lounge presents the Brill Building SongbookJoe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Dec. 5 – Cariad HarmonRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Dec. 6 – Sasha DobsonFreddy’s Bar – 4pm

Dec. 6 – JBXL to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with John Brodeur and members of Colwell, Dead Heavens, The Divebombers, Dumptruck, Fever High, Craig Greenberg Band, The Humdrums, Le Boum, Jeff Litman Band, Jason Loughlin & the String Gliders, Mission Drift, The Morning After Girls, Nightmare River Band, Pavelle, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, She’s From Texas, Shy Child, The Thang, Tits of Clay, Wheatus, The Woes, Wyatt, and more – Living Room – 7-11pm

Dec. 6 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Warren Malone, Reid Paley, Chris Foley, Paul Fairall and Rony Corcos – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

Dec. 6 – Freddie StevensonThe Scratcher – 8:15pm

Dec. 7 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Josh Dion, Tony ScherrRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Dec. 7 – Teddy Kumpel LOOPestra with Shawn Pelton and Zev KatzRockwood Music Hall – midnight

Dec. 8 – Fieldhouse Presents: A Holiday Benefit with Anna Rose, Jared Mahone, Jamie Rae, Bess Rogers, Ryan Doyle, Shira Elias, Mike Grubbs, Chris Ayer, B-Ski, Bryan Dunn, Jay Stolar, Brandi Thompson, Caleb Hawley, Andi Rae Healy, Wes Hutchinson, Sam Bisbee, Justin Bohr, Brooklyn Sugar Company, Sicily Knight, Toby Lightman, Jeff Litman, Bluebirds of Paradise, John SchmittRockwood Stage 2 – 7pm

Dec. 8 – A Night To Remember Curated By Sasha Dobson with Pat Irwin, DJ Nappy G, Corn Mo, Todd Carter, The Tall Pines, Dred Scott, Neal Miner, Tom Beckham, J. Walter Hawkes, Danielle Schultz, Kyle Paas, Joel Hamilton, Mauro Refosco, So Brown, Chris Bergson, The Slim Kings, Elizabeth and The Catapult, Chris Cubeta, Van Hayride, Minnie Tonka, The Pre-War Ponies and more – The Bell House – 8:30pm

Dec. 9 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Dec. 10 – The Aimee Mann and Ted Leo Christmas Show with Jonathan Coulton, Liz Phair and very special guests – Town Hall – 8pm

Dec. 10 – Echoes of Etta – Joe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Dec. 11 – Dina RegineAmerican Folk Art Museum – 6pm

Dec. 11 – Third Annual Andy Mac and Friends Holiday BenefitCaffe Vivaldi – 6-11pm

Dec. 11 – Elizabeth and The CatapultThe Owl – 8pm

Dec. 11 – Rony’s InsomniaPianos – 9pm

Dec. 12 – Eli “Paperboy” Reed Union Pool – 7pm

Dec. 13 –  The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Chris Erikson, Barbara Endes, Jason Mercer, Jack Grace – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 8pm

Dec. 13 – Shadows & Light: Celebrating Joni Mitchell with Maddy Wyatt, Scott Davis, and more – Joe’s Pub – 9:30pm

Dec. 13 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Dec. 14 – Billy Libby, Lelia Broussard and Tommy SiegelPete’s Candy Store – 8pm

Dec. 14 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Josh Dion, Tony ScherrRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Dec. 14 – Teddy Kumpel LOOPestra with Tom Curiano and Bob StanderRockwood Music Hall – midnight

Dec. 15 – The Sirens of Brooklyn Choir with Joy Askew, Elizabeth Ziman, Lauren Balthrop, Kelli Scarr and many more – Plymouth Church – 7:30pm

Dec. 15 – Jeff LitmanRockwood Music Hall – 8pm

Dec. 15 – Sasha DobsonRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Dec. 15 – Karla Rose and The ThornsThe Grand Victory – 9:30pm

Dec. 15 – Julia HaltiganManderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel – 10:15pm

Dec. 17 – James MaddockRockwood Stage 2 – 9:30pm

Dec. 17 – Andi Rae and The Bare Bones BulliesStrong Place – 9:30pm

Dec. 18 – Matthew RyanThe Living Room – 9pm

Dec. 19 – John KenglaRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Dec. 20 – Holiday Party with Leslie Mendelson and her all star Christmas Band – 11th Street Bar – 6pm

Dec. 20 – Radigan Roundup Holiday Extravaganza with Chris Erickson, Lara Ewen, Anana Kaye and Irakli Gabriel, Jack Grace, Greg D, John Manion, Jessie Kilguss, Andy Mac, Shaky Dave, Adam Bernstein, Heather Eatman, Steve Mayone – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 8pm

Dec. 21 – The Last Whoorah with Cole Quest and The City Pickers, Freedy Johnston, Fiona McBain, Stephan Said, Queen Esther, Jimi Zhivago and more – Living Room – 9pm- Midnight

Dec. 21 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Dec. 21 – Zach JonesRockwood Stage 3 – 10pm

Dec. 21 – The After Party, hosted by Akie Bermiss – Rockwood Stage 2 – 11pm

Dec. 21 – Teddy Kumpel LOOPestra with Chris Morrissey, Nate WoodRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Dec. 22 – Leslie MendelsonRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Dec. 22 – Julia HaltiganRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Dec. 23 – Freedy JohnstonRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

Canceled! Dec. 23 – Vicki Kristina BarcelonaHighline Ballroom – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Dec. 23 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Update: Dec. 27 – The Radigan Roundup with Terry Radigan, Freedy Johnston, Scott Klass and Dan Miller – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 8pm

Update: Dec. 27- The Field of Stars presents the Happy Musical Family Show with Monica Passin, Drina Seay Emily Duff, Scott Aldrich and Homeboy Steve – Treehouse at 2A – 9pm

Dec. 28 – David LutherRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Dec. 29 – Jesse MalinBowery Ballroom – show 9pm

Dec. 29 – Bryan DunnRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Update: Dec. 30 – Karla Rose11th Street Bar – 8pm

Dec. 30 – Elizabeth and The CatapultRockwood Stage 2 – 10:30pm

Update: Dec. 30 – Scott SteinRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Dec. 31 – Garland JeffreysJoe’s Pub – 7pm

Dec. 31 – The Damnwells and Julian VelardRockwood Stage 2 – 7:15pm

Sold Out! Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve with James Maddock and Friends  – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8pm

Dec. 31 – The Damnwells and Julian VelardRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

Dec. 31 – MiltonFreddy’s Bar – 10pm

Dec. 31 – Clap Your Hands Say YeahRough Trade – 10pm

Dec. 31 – They Might Be GiantsMusic Hall of Williamsburg – 11pm

2016!!!

Jan. 1 – Spanking Charlene, HeapBowery Electric – show 7:30pm

Jan. 1 – They Might Be Giants (Flood Show) – Music Hall of Williamsburg – 8pm

Jan. 2 – They Might Be Giants (special theme to be announced) – Music Hall of Williamsburg – 8pm

Jan. 3 – Sasha DobsonFreddy’s Bar – 4pm

Jan. 6 – Syd StrawHi-Fi Bar – 7:30pm

Jan. 6 – Men of the Spoonful with Charly Roth, Tom Clark, Dennis Diken – Bowery Electric – 8pm

Jan. 10 – Demolition String BandBrooklyn Bowl – 1:30pm

Jan. 17 – Alex Battles Freddy’s Bar – 4pm

Jan. 21 – Alejandro Escovedo: The Lou Reed Influence – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 22 – Alejandro Escovedo: The Leonard Cohen Influence – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 22 – Sonya KitchellMercury Lounge – 9pm

Jan. 23 – Alejandro Escovedo: Experience Retrospective – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Jan. 23 – Dina RegineBAM Cafe – 9pm

Jan. 25 – Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle RocketsCity Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Feb. 25 – Jason IsbellBeacon Theater – show 8pm

Feb. 26 – Jason IsbellBeacon Theater – show 8pm


Tonight: Syd Straw at The Hi-Fi Bar, Mieka Pauley at The Living Room or David Luther at The Rockwood Music Hall

September 28, 2015

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Tonight features three shows well worth your while.  However, it looks like you’ll have to pick just one of them.

First up at 8pm is Syd Straw at The Hi-Fi Bar.  Syd has an amazing voice, has sung back up with Pat Benatar, fronted The Golden Palominos and put out one of my all time favorite rock albums, War and Peace.  Syd now lives in a small town in Vermont and is in New York City only infrequently.  So take this opportunity to see a totally unique talent.

Over in Williamsburg, Mieka Pauley will play a set at the latest location of The Living Room at 9pm.  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.

Back on the Lower East Side, David Luther will take the stage at The Rockwood Music Hall.  This is David’s last show in NYC for a bit, as he will be on the road backing up Meatloaf for a couple of months.  Tonight, David, with his sax in hand, and his band behind him, will dip into the instrumental pieces he’s been writing recently.  This music is influenced by jazz, old TV themes, spaghetti westerns and more.

Syd Straw, Hi-Fi Bar, 169 Avenue A between 10th and 11th Streets (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musician is highly recommended)

Mieka Pauley, The Living Room, 134 Metropolitan Avenue between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue (G to Metropolitan Avenue, L to Bedford Avenue or Lorimer Street), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musician is highly recommended)

David Luther, 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 musicians is highly recommended)


Advance Planning: September 2015 Music Calendar Update (Added 9/13)

September 13, 2015

Here are a few more shows, three for this week, two further into the month, and the first New Years Eve shows I’ve seen announced anywhere.

Sept. 18 – Bucky HayesHank’s Saloon – 9pm

Sept. 18 – Andi Rae and The Back River BulliesHank’s Saloon – 10pm

Sept. 18 – The HumdrumsHank’s Saloon – 11:30pm

Sept. 23 – Kelli King (CD Release Show) – The Bitter End – 7pm

Sept. 28 – Syd StrawHi-Fi Bar – 8pm

October and Beyond

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

Dec. 31 – The DamnwellsRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm


Advance Planning: September 2015 Music Calendar

September 1, 2015

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It’s September, but a quirk in the calendar gives us a full week before Labor Day.  So the summer season has one more week than usual to run.

I’ve broken one of the usual rules to list a show that is priced above the $40 ticket price cutoff.  That show is Neil Fest, which has a bunch of big names singing the songs of Neil Young.  At $50-55 a ticket, it’s pricey, but it’s being done for charity.

As for the rest of the calendar, the usual ground rules apply: 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: Sept. 27

Sept. 1 – Matt KeatingHi-Fi Bar – 8:30pm

Sept. 2 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Sept. 3 – Courtney Lee Adams Jr.The Rock Shop – 9pm

Sept. 3 – Drina Seay with Homeboy SteveSilvana – 8pm

Sept. 5 – Mieka PauleyRockwood Music Hall – 9pm

Sept. 6 – Vicki Kristina BarcelonaBarbes – 7pm

Sept. 6 – Kevin Gordon TrioRockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Sept. 6 – Kelli King (CD Release Show) – An Beal Bocht Cafe – 9pm

Sept. 6 – Lenny KayeTreehouse at 2A – 9pm

Sept. 8 – Freddie Stevenson (Record Release Show) – Rockwood Stage 3 – 8:30pm

Sept. 8 – To Live is to Fly: A celebration of the music of Townes Van Zandt with Collin Couvillion, Marc Delgado, Joe Redding and more – The Way Station – 9pm

Sept. 10 – The Demolition String BandSkinny Dennis – 10pm

Sept. 10 – Rony’s InsomniaRockwood Music Hall – 11pm

Sept. 11 – A September Concert to benefit Friends of Firefighters with Andi Rae Healy, Andy Mac, Bryan Dunn, Chris Michael, Ellia Bisker, Ginger Dolden, Jeff Litman, Jennie Muoio, Jo Kroger, Katherine Eitzel, Lara Ewen, Matthew Brookshire, Meg Massalone, Pete Lanctot, Richard McGraw, Ryan Morgan, Sean Lee, Shaky Dave Pollack, Terry Radigan, Those Sensible Shoes, and more – Cafe Vivaldi – 7pm

Sept. 11 – Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders with special guests Ted Allen, Stacey D’erasmo, Dave Hill, Sally Timms (The Mekons), Dar Williams, and Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Sept. 12 – Bryan DunnRockwood Music Hall – 10pm (new time)

Sept. 12 – New Ponies – Skinny Dennis – 10pm

Sept. 13 – Marshall Crenshaw, Garland Jeffreys & Jonathan Edwards In-The-Round – City Winery – doors 6pm / show 8pm

Sept. 13 – Neil Fest, A Night To Celebrate The Music of Neil Young with The Cabin Down Below Band, Norah Jones, Ryan Adams, Body/Head, Patrick Carney, Ruby Amanfu, Jakob Dylan, Brian Fallon, Butch Walker, Matt Hitt, Nick Zinner, Valerie June, Charles Bradley, Sharon Van Etten, Adam Green, Ryan Miller, Elvis Perkins, Summer Moon, Danny Masterson, Adam Busch, Michelle Branch, Donald Cumming, Sammy James Jr., Steve Schiltz, Nicole Atkins, Sasha Dobson, Jade Castrinos, Caveman, Danny Clinch, Johnny T, Chase Cohl, Daniel and David Gibson and more – Bowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Sept. 14 – Heartless BastardsMusic Hall of Williamsburg – 9pm

Sept. 14 – Neil Fest, A Night To Celebrate The Music of Neil Young with The Cabin Down Below Band, Norah Jones, Ryan Adams, Body/Head, Patrick Carney, Ruby Amanfu, Jakob Dylan, Brian Fallon, Butch Walker, Matt Hitt, Nick Zinner, Valerie June, Charles Bradley, Sharon Van Etten, Adam Green, Ryan Miller, Elvis Perkins, Summer Moon, Danny Masterson, Adam Busch, Michelle Branch, Donald Cumming, Sammy James Jr., Steve Schiltz, Nicole Atkins, Sasha Dobson, Jade Castrinos, Caveman, Danny Clinch, Johnny T, Chase Cohl, Daniel and David Gibson and more – Bowery Ballroom – doors 8pm / show 9pm

Sept. 17 – Elliott MurphyRockwood Stage 2 – 8:30pm

Sept. 18 – Matt KeatingLiving Room – 7pm

Sept. 18 – Dirty Water DogsBar Chord – 9pm

Sept. 18 – Bucky HayesHank’s Saloon – 9pm

Sept. 18 – Andi Rae and The Back River BulliesHank’s Saloon – 10pm

Sept. 18 – The HumdrumsHank’s Saloon – 11:30pm

Sept. 19 – Elena Skye and Boo ReinersPleasant Village Community Garden – 2pm

Sept. 19 – Kristin DiableMadison Square Park – 3pm

Sept. 19 – Drina Seay with Homeboy Steve and Monica PassinPleasant Village Community Garden – 3:15pm

Sept. 19 – Liz TormesPete’s Candy Store – 5pm

Sept. 19 – Rebecca Loebe, BettysooRockwood Stage 3 – 6:30pm

Sept. 20 – Alex Battles Freddy’s Bar – 4pm

Sept. 20 – Kristin DiableKnitting Factory – 6pm

Sept. 20 – The Radigan Roundup with  Terry Radigan, Xavier Cardriche, Warren Malone, Benjamin Cartel, Jeff Litman and Joy Askew – 12th Street Bar and Grill – 7:30pm

Sept. 21 – Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh DionRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Sept. 21 – Dirty Water DogsEar Inn – Midnight-3am

Sept. 23 – Kelli King (CD Release Show) – The Bitter End – 7pm

Sept. 23 – Joy AskewRockwood Stage 3 – 7pm

Sept. 23 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Sept. 23 – Ann Bond featuring Luther & The Missing Lynx – Berlin – 10pm (info and tickets here)

Sept. 24 – The JacksThe Way Station – 9pm

Sept. 25 – The Kennedys: A Tale of Two CitiesRockwood Stage 3 – 7:30pm

Sept. 25 – Vicki Kristina BarcelonaBar LunAtico – 8:30pm

Sept. 26 – Dina Regine (acoustic set) –  The Garden at Avenue B and 6th Street – 8pm

Sept. 27 – Nicole AtkinsHoboken Arts and Music Festival (Observer Highway Stage) – 2:50pm

Sept. 27 – Willie Nile – Hoboken Arts and Music Festival (Observer Highway Stage) – 4:30pm

Sold Out! Sept. 27 – Aly TadrosRockwood Stage 3 – 6pm

Sept. 27 – Karlie BruceRockwood Music Hall – Midnight

Sept. 28 – Syd StrawHi-Fi Bar – 8pm

Sept. 28 – Mieka PauleyLiving Room – 9pm

Sept. 28 – David LutherRockwood Music Hall – 10pm

Sept. 30 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

Sept. 30 – Nick AfricanoRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm

October and Beyond – For the latest updates, check the October 2015 Music Calendar here

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

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. 7 – North of AmarilloSkinny Dennis – 9pm

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

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

Oct. 12 – Chuck Prophet, Robbie FulksCity 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 – Jon Dee GrahamHill Country NY – 11pm

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

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

Oct. 16 – Kevn KinneyHill Country NY – 11pm

Oct. 18 – Alex Battles Freddy’s Bar – 4pm

Oct. 22 – Israel NashMercury Lounge – 8pm

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

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

Oct. 30 – Richard LloydThe Bowery Electric – show 8pm

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

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

Nov. 24 – Freddie StevensonRockwood Stage 3 – 9pm

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

Dec. 31 – The DamnwellsRockwood Stage 2 – 10pm


Tonight: Winterpills and Syd Straw at Joe’s Pub

May 23, 2015

If you are still in NYC during this long holiday weekend, here’s a wonderful early evening doubleheader at Joe’s Pub.  It consists of two acts that don’t play here all that much and which are well worth your while to catch.

First up are Winterpills, a Northampton, Massachusetts based band.  They play ambient rock, often called chamber pop.  But don’t think that means they are a quiet band; as I often tell people, what Winterpills do is play quiet music loudly.  And make no mistake, they rock out as well, especially on their song Broken Arm.   Winterpills only play a few dates in NYC each year, and after playing The Living Room a few weeks ago are back tonight.

Syd Straw

Headlining the show tonight will be the amazingly voiced Syd Straw.  Syd has sung back up with Pat Benatar, fronted The Golden Palominos and put out one of my all time favorite rock albums, War and Peace.  Syd now lives in a small town in Vermont and is in New York City only infrequently.  So take this opportunity to see a totally unique talent.

Winterpills and Syd Straw, Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and E. 4th Street (R Train to 8th Street, 6 Train to Astor Place),  7pm, $20


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