Saturday, April 25, 2015

Those Darlins To Play Rough Trade, Thursday, May 7

Those Darlins are scheduled to take the stage at Rough Trade NYC over in Brooklyn on Thursday, May 7 at 9PM.  It'll cost you $15 (see below for more details).  Hey, someone pick me up a copy of their Live at Pickathon vinyl…no, really, seriously, it's one of the few RSD releases I wanted and couldn't find in-store and I can't be there!

Adia Victoria, Johnny Ain't Bad
Thursday, May 7
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Friday, April 24, 2015

If I Dropped By… with Elaine Romanelli + Show Details

Today, we dropped in on Elaine Romanelli who just released her new album, The Hour Before, this week.  She'll be celebrating its release with a show at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 this Saturday, April 25 at 7PM. It'll cost you $10 (full details at the end of our visit).  

We paid her our customary hypothetical visit.  This is what we learned.

Quirky NY Chick (QNYC): … and brought a friend who didn't know your music, what song of yours would you play for them and why?

Elaine Romanelli (ER): Probably '25', because it can apply to most everyone. Feel as vital today as your body allows, value your friends, and, whenever possible, dance with abandon! 

Res To Play Two Shows At Rockwood Music Hall TONIGHT, 4/24!

Songstress Res will be doing two sets tonight, Friday, April 24 at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3.  See below for details!

Friday, April 24
185 Orchard Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7PM
$10 drink minimum


Friday, April 24
185 Orchard Street
New York, NY
Doors: 11:15PM / Show: 11:30PM
$10 drink minimum

Check out this clip of "The Chain" from her EP Refried Mac, her reinvention of some classic Fleetwood Mac songs.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Joan Armatrading To Tour North America

Singer/Songwriter Joan Armatrading will bring her "Me Myself I" tour to the United States.  The tour, set to be her last major world tour, kicks off in April. She will, for the first time in her four decade plus career perform her entire set solo.  Unfortunately, if you don't already have tickets New York, you're going to miss it. That show is sold out. See below for a list of tour dates.

The British singer/songwriter/guitarist/instrumentalist, best known for such worldwide hits as "Love And Affection," "Me Myself I," "Drop The Pilot" and many more, performs for nearly two hours per show sharing the highlights of her extensive career, singing, playing guitar and piano.  The set also includes an intimate photo montage, narrated by Armatrading herself, which beautifully captures her career in pictures. 
Of the "Me, Myself, I" world tour, Joan Armatrading commented, "'I will never retire but this will be the last major tour that I will undertake.  For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar and piano and singing. I want these concerts to be a special lively interactive one to one experience. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience."  Armatrading's "Me Myself I" world tour has been winning rave reviews from the media globally with The Argus (Brighton, England) declaring, "The veteran performer didn't just take to the stage...she owned it..." and The Stourbridge News (Stourbridge, England) avowing, "Accompanying herself on either guitar or piano, Joan showed what an accomplished musician she is as well as possessing a truly original voice and wonderful songwriting skills."

Joan Armatrading "Me Myself I" North American tour dates:

 8         Brownfield, ME                       The Stone Mountain Arts Center
 9         Ridgefield, CT                         The Ridgefield Playhouse
10        Boston, MA                             Berklee Performance Center
11        Westhampton Beach, NY       Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
12        Albany, NY                            Hart Centre/Empire State Plaza Performing Arts Center
15        Alexandria, VA                        Birchmere Music Hall
16        Alexandria, VA                        Birchmere Music Hall
17        New York, NY                         The Concert Hall At The New York Society For Ethical Culture
18        Collingswood, NJ                    Scottish Rite Auditorium
19        Durham, NC                           Carolina Theatre
22        Kent, OH                                 The Kent Stage
23        Chicago, IL                              City Winery Chicago
24        Chicago, IL                              City Winery Chicago
25        Nashville, TN                          City Winery Nashville
27        New Orleans, LA                    Civic Theatre
29        Atlanta, GA                             Symphony Hall/Woodruff Arts Center
30        Ponte Vedra, FL                      Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
 1         Clearwater, FL                        Capitol Theatre
 2         Orlando, FL                             The Plaza  Theatre
 3         Fort Lauderdale, FL                Parker Playhouse
 5         San Francisco, CA                 The Regency Ballroom
 6         Santa Barbara, CA                 Lobero Theatre
 7         Carmel By The Sea, CA         Sunset Center
 8         Grass Valley, CA                    Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
 9         Los Angeles, CA                     Orpheum Theatre

Saturday, March 14, 2015

AIR BAG ONE To Tour North America + New Single

AIR BAG ONE recently released their new catchy single, 1992.  The song is from their upcoming album Rich Kids

They're making two stops in New York. Monday, March 16 they will be on the LES at Pianos.  On Wednesday, March 18, they will be over in Brooklyn at Baby's All Right. See below for more details and to stream "1992".

Monday, March 16
158 Ludlow Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6:30PM


Wednesday, March 18
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY

March 16 th @ Pianos / New York - New York 
March 18 th @ Baby's All Right /Brooklyn -New York 
March 19 th @ The Yard -  Sxsw /Austin - Texas 
March 19 th @ Ten Oak -  Sxsw /Austin - Texas 
March 21 st @ Noize Sxsw /Austin - Texas 
March 21 st @ Buffalo Billiards Sxsw /Austin - Texas 
March 24 th @ Los Angeles - California TBC 
March 24 th @ Los Angeles - California TBC 
March 25 th @ Los Angeles - California TBC 

Ivan & Alyosha To Release New Record May 5 + Tour Dates

Ivan & Alyosha will be releasing their upcoming album, It's All Just Pretend on May 5.  It can be pre-ordered HERE.

They recently announced tour dates so check 'em out if they're near you. New York, grab some tickets!  Ivan & Alyosha will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday, May 26.  See below for more details and other dates.

Tuesday, May 26
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9:00

Friday, March 13, 2015

Little Brother Eli Release New EP

UK band Little Brother Eli released their new three song Singles EP last week.  Out of the gate, you're drawn in. "Who Do You" is a funky little rock number that will have you up shaking your booty and hitting repeat.  If you crave raw, blues & soul infused rock, you'll get it with this EP.  The only downside, three songs isn't enough!  Check out the stream below and own a copy of it HERE.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Flashback: Newport Jazz Festival 2014

Winter has been taking a leisurely stroll here on the East Coast.  Folks have been counting down to the days until Spring shows up.  To give us some warm thoughts, we're going to flashback to last summer when we spent time roaming around the Newport Jazz Festival.  The reminiscing has gotten us excited for the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management; tickets are on-sale now.  **And, by the way, $55 flex tickets are still available until March 1…can't beat that price! You should hurry though. After March 1st, they will be the regular price of $74.  But, while we wait for all of the great music that will take place July 31 - August 2, this is what last year looked like.

Friday, August 1
Fort Adams State Park

Fort Stage
Jon Batiste & Stay Human (more photos HERE)

Miguel Zenon & The "Identities" Big Band (more photos HERE)

Cecile McLorin Salvant (more photos HERE)

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society (more photos HERE)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Len Sander To Releaase Phantom Garden, February 20 + Video

Six-piece Swiss band Len Sander is set to release their debut concept record Phantom Garden worldwide on February 20.  I'm really digging the tracks I've heard so far.  Check out the video for the first single, "Ungrowing" below. The video features dancer Armando and Nastja Vilanov.

Also, have a listen to the track that pulled me in and won't let go, "Black Bryony".

Len Sander are Blanka Inauen (vocals), Simon Inauen (keys), Alessandro Hug (percussion, keys, electronics), Flavio Schönholzer (bass, electronics), Markus Brütsch (drums), Dennis Schärer (guitar)