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 4 – Dina Regine – Garden at Avenue B & 6th Street – 9pm
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 12: Ian Hunter – Hoboken Music and Arts Festival Observer Highway Stage – 4:30pm
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 16 – Karyn Kuhl Band – Sinatra Park (Hoboken) – show 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 25 – Tribute to Bob Dylan by The Zimmymen and Wimmymen – The Way Station – 8-10pm
July and Beyond
Here’s what the two long running Sunday night series have in store this time around.
Here’s something a bit different for this evening. Tom Clark’s Treehouse at 2A will be hosting a screening of You and I, a documentary about Jeff Buckley. After the film, there will be musical performances by Tom Burleigh, Mandana Eidgah, Tom Mullen, Richard Alcock, John Jackson, and Adam Block, all of whom played at Sin-e back when Jeff played there. Since The Treehouse is small, getting there early tonight is a good idea.
Treehouse at 2A, 25 Avenue A at 2nd Street (F Train to Delancey Street or 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit or J Train to Essex Street), 8:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the filmmaker and musicians is highly encouraged)
Here are a few more shows for May and a couple for June
May 15 – Screening of You and I, documentary about Jeff Buckley plus musical performances by Tom Burleigh, Mandana Eidgah, Tom Mullen, Richard Alcock, John Jackson, and Adam Block – Treehouse at 2A – 8:30pm
June and Beyond
Over the past year or two, Sunday has morphed into one of the biggest days for live music in the week in NYC. Not only does today’s musical menu reflects that, you don’t have to wait for the evening as the first of today’s recommended shows is in the afternoon.
Sasha Dobson continues her monthly residence at Freddy’s Bar this afternoon at 4pm. This gig is an acoustic one. Sasha is currently working in the studio, so don’t be surprised if you hear new music mixed into Sasha’s set. Sasha will play until 7pm.
Over in Park Slope, you’ll find The Radigan Roundup at The 12th Street Bar and Grill, as usual. At the Roundup, the music is usually stripped down and things are loose and spontaneous. Joining Terry Radigan on stage tonight will be Jay Stolar, Benjamin Cartel, Andrew Sovine, and Freddy Shehadi. Things get going here at around 7:30pm.
Don’t look on the streets of Bushwick for Hell Phone. That venue is hidden inside the Ange Noir Cafe, and is entered through a British style phone booth in the back. Playing there tonight you’ll find Americana singer-songwriter Lara Ewen at 8pm. Following Lara will be Rony Corcos playing a solo show at 9pm.
Need yet another choice? Don’t want to traipse through Brooklyn? Then check out The Mark McKay Band at Tom Clark’s long running Treehouse at 2A (that’s the upstairs). Mark will bring the rock starting at 9pm.
The Radigan Roundup with Terry Radigan, Jim Andralis, Tracy Smith, Roger Greenawalt, Deni Bonet, Hillary Bratton and Barry Reynolds, 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), 7:30pm, No Cover, The Radigan Roundup with Terry Radigan, Jay Stolar, Benjamin Cartel, Andrew Sovine, and Freddy Shehadi, 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), 7:30pm, No Cover, (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)
Lara Ewen (8pm), Rony Corcos (9pm), Hell Phone (enter through the phone booth inside Ange Noir Cafe), 247 Varlet Street between Bogart and White Streets (L Train to Morgan Avenue), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)
The Mark McKay Band, 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)