Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mia Dyson to Play Rockwood Music Hall on 5/7


Mia Dyson
Tuesday, May 7
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2

196 Allen Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6:30PM
Tickets: $10
21+

Mia Dyson recently released her latest album, The Moment, here in North America.  Add this to my recommended listen list.  Check out the video clip for the track "Pistol" below.

Shout Out Louds to Play Webster Hall on 5/10


Shout Out Louds
Friday, May 10
Webster Hall

125 East 11th Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7PM
Tickets: $22 advance / $25 dos
18+

Shout Out Louds released their latest album, Optica, in February.  Check out the video for the track "Illusions" below. 


Monday, April 29, 2013

If I Dropped By… with Louis Epstein of HITS

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you decided to be random and drop by a musician’s home? No?  Well, I have.  So, I posed my, "If I Dropped By..." question to HITS frontman, Louis Epstein.  This is what I learned about my host when I paid a hypothetical visit to his home.

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?

Louis Epstein (LE): I'd casually play well-known songs from bands like The Talking Heads and Talk Talk and Tom Waits who just talks sometimes, while I slipped in a HITS song here and there, so when it stood out, they'd say, "Wait. Who's this?" I could say, "What this? Oh weird this is actually MY band. Why? Do you like it?"

 

Wakey!Wakey! to Play Rockwood Music Hall on 5/7


Wakey!Wakey!
Tuesday, May 7
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

196 Allen Street
New York, NY
Doors: 9PM
Tickets: $10

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Vandaveer To Release New Album + New York Show


Vandaveer
SWIMM, The Ludlow Thieves, Rachel Brown
Thursday, May 2
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2

196 Allen Street
New York, NY
Doors: 8PM
Tickets: $12 advance / $15 dos
21+


Vandaveer will release their album of morbid ballads, Oh, Willie Please... in North America on April 30.  Those into alternative folk will enjoy this collection of songs.

They have recently released a video for the track "Pretty Polly".  Check out the clip below.

Sir Sly to Play Mercury Lounge on 5/3


Sir Sly
JMSN, The Last Royals
Friday, May 3

Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY
Doors: 7:30PM
Tickets: $10
21+



Saturday, April 27, 2013

Around New York ... April 28 - May 4, 2013

  
Upcoming Shows in the New York area ...



Dawn Landes at The Living Room, 5/3
April 28 -- Aly Tadros at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
April 28 -- Maya Vik at Pianos
April 29 -- Jim James / Cold Specks at Webster Hall
April 29 -- Cold Specks at Pianos
April 29 -- Purchase Jazz Orchestra featuring Jon Faddis at Blue Note
April 29 -- The Box Tiger / Weird Children / Mount Sharp at Union Hall
May 1 -- Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons / Joshua Black Wilkins / Leslie Dinicola / Rebecca Haviland & Whiskey Heart at The Bowery Electric
May 2 -- Communion featuring SWIMM / The Ludlow Thieves / Vandaveer / Rachel Brown at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
May 2 -- Belle Mare / Cherokee Red / Adam Rubenstein at Mercury Lounge
May 2 -- Mary Bragg at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
May 2 -- The Bacon Brothers at The Town Hall
May 2 -- Amy Helm / Connor Kennedy at City Winery
May 3 -- Dawn Landes & The Hounds at The Living Room
May 3 -- Shwa and the Good Times Farewell Show at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
May 3 -- Sir Sly / JMSN / The Last Royals at Mercury Lounge
May 3 -- Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at Beacon Theatre
May 3 -- Doc Wasabassco's Burlesque at City Winery
May 3 - 4 -- The Great American Stomp at Union Hall
May 4 -- The Broadcast at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
May 4 -- He's My Brother, She's My Sister / Jeffrey Lewis & The Rain / Beach Day at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 4 -- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / Bass Drum of Death at Terminal 5

Paula Cole to Play City Winery on 5/3


Paula Cole
Friday, May 3
City Winery

155 Varick Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6PM / Show: 8PM
Tickets: $30 - $40

Paula Cole released her latest album, Raven, on April 23.  She released a video for the first single, "Eloise", last month.  Check out the clip. below.


Friday, April 26, 2013

He's My Brother She's My Sister To Play Music Hall of Williamsburg on 5/4

 
He's My Brother She's My Sister
Jeffrey Lewis & The Rain, Beach Day
Saturday, May 4

Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets: $15
18+


He's My Brother She's My Sister released their latest album, Nobody Dances In This Town, October 2012.  I really dig this album.  It's on my list of recommended listens.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Song of the Day: Dancing Heals - "Always On My Mind"


Earlier this month, Australian band Dancing Heals released their single "Always On My Mind". Their debut album, Into The Night, saw them receiving favorable reviews.  They are currently working on their second album.  Check out the track below.

Dancing Heals are currently finishing up their second album, that captures more of their live sound and draws from longtime influences such as Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac.
Dancing Heals love to wave the nostalgia flag and “Always On My Mind” is no different. A sonically raw reflection on the confusing emotions of letting someone go... and never forgetting.  With their unique brand of sultry indie pop, made for the masses, Dancing Heals are ready to take over the music world. Singer Jon-Lee Farrell's voice is smooth and haunting throughout the track, with echoing guitars and unforgettable harmonies that will certainly intrigue and charm you.


Aly Tadros To Play Rockwood Music Hall on 4/28


Aly Tadros
Sunday, April 28
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1

196 Allen Street
New York City, NY
12AM
Free
21+


Aly Tadros will also take the stage at 92YTribeca on Friday, May 17.  She released her album, The Fits, January 2013.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Q & A with Josh Rigal of Little Brother Eli

Earlier this year, some fellas from the UK caught my ear.  I took an instant liking to their sound which is a warm mix of blues, soul and rock. They are, Little Brother Eli.

The band has been working on an EP that we'll be able to hear on April 25. Naturally, I wanted to know more about the band so, I sent some questions over and Josh Rigal from the band sent over some answers. This is the result of our ‘e-chat’.

Quirky NY Chick (QNYC): Tell us a little about yourself. How did the band come together?

Josh Rigal (JR): Me and Alex (Grew), other than being best friends, had played together for years in our old band before it broke up in 2010. We met up in April of 2012, we were just hanging out, playing bits of music and ended up writing a song called Mary. From then it just took off for us, more and more songs just started flowing organically.

After we had written all this material we decided to get a band together - consisting of the talented Linus Taylor and Adam Stowe on guitars and Benji Page on drums (with myself on bass and Alex on vocals).

Trixie Whitley to Play Glasslands on 4/26

 
Trixie Whitley
Mother Feather, Dumpster Hunter
Friday, April 26
Glasslands Gallery

289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
8:30PM
Tickets: $12
21+

Trixie Whitley released her latest album, Fourth Corner, January 2013.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Maya Vik to Play Series of NY Shows


Norwegian singer/bassist Maya Vik is slated to perform five shows in New York starting this week.  Check out the dates below.  To whet your appetite, scroll down and have a look at the video for "Bummer Gun".

4/24 – NordAmerica @ Tammany Hall – Manhattan, NY
4/25 – Public Assembly – Brooklyn, NY
4/28 – Pianos – Manhattan, NY
4/29 – Trash Bar – Brooklyn, NY
4/30 – Fontana's – Manhattan, NY

Vik recently released both a Mixtape, On It (Kapow!), and an EP for the U.S. via Oslo Records. A collection of singles and remixes from her two solo albums, tracks feature musical assists from such heavyweights as Morgan Phalen (vocalist for Justice and Diamond Nights) and Block Beattaz (who have produced for such artists as Freddie Gibbs and Mike Posner). 

Caught My Ear: Hannah & Maggie


Sometimes it takes me a while to get around to listening to things ... work, life and stuff are time consuming.  So, I often tuck things aside to listen to later which I generally do.  At times, things get buried and I happen across it again usually while looking for something else I've tucked away.  I happened upon Hannah and Maggie in my "listen to later" file.  I finally listened and guess what?  I like what I heard.  Their harmonies are sharp and crystal clear; the vocals are very pretty.  They released an album, Muscle & Bone last year.  The tour video below features the track "Burlington, VT" from the album.  My pick for album highlight is "Curfew".

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Around New York ... April 21 - April 27, 2013


Upcoming Shows in the New York area ...

Kimberly Nichole at Rockwood Music Hall 4/23
April 21 -- Vulture Shit / Clean Girls / Old Monk / Low Fat Getting High at The Bowery Electric
April 21 -- Bourbon & Lace Burlesque at Parkside Lounge
April 23 -- Kimberly Nichole at Rockwood Music Hall
April 23 -- O'Death / Hungry March Band at (le) poisson rouge
April 23 -- Laura Cortese at Rockwood Music Hall
April 24 -- Lelia Broussard, Bess Rogers & Hannah Winkler: In The Round at Rockwood Music Hall
April 24 -- Tesla Boy / HITS / Teams / Future of the Party at The Studio at Webster Hall
April 24 -- Hockey / Monogold / Black Light Dinner Party at Pianos
April 25 -- Kaki King at Mercury Lounge
April 25 -- Ben Rector / Alpha Rev at The Bowery Ballroom
April 25 -- Twin Tigers / Honduras / The Teen Age at Glasslands
April 25 -- Papertwin / Camp Ground / Kodacrome / Kiss Slash / Crooked Smile at Cameo Gallery
April 25 -- Pre War / Plates of Cake / Dead Stars at Union Pool
April 26 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. / Tunde Olaniran at Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 26 -- Leroy Justice at Stage 48
April 26 -- Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 / Peter Buck at Webster Hall
April 26 -- Wasablanca at The Bell House
April 26 -- Trixie Whitley / Mother Feather / Dumpster Hunter at Glasslands
April 26 -- Lazyeyes / What It Means / Speck Mountain at Cameo Gallery
April 26 -- Isadora / TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb / Nightdogs at Union Pool
April 26 -- The Young Things / Crazy & The Brains at Knitting Factory
April 27 -- Billy Bragg at The Town Hall
April 27 -- David Lynch Dune Burlesque Hosted By Francine at Parkside Lounge
April 27 -- The Old Fashions / Matt Sucich / Badocaster at Union Pool

Friday, April 19, 2013

Mission South Release New Album and Video


DC based band Mission South released their delightful album, Migration Vol. 2 last week.  I'm really digging this release.  The record shines with a soulful groove that wraps itself around you like an old friend.  The highlights are ... the whole EP!  There's not one song on this effort that I don't like. 

They recently released a terrific video for the track "Peaches".  Check it out below.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Paul McCartney To Reissue Wings Over America & Rockshow


Paul McCartney announced last week that Wings' live album from 1976, Wings Over America, will be re-released May 27.  Also being released, for the first time on DVD, the live concert film Rockshow.  I might have, most likely, yeah I did, squeal a tiny bit upon hearing the news.  These are the releases I've been wanting since the first of the Archive Collection was rolled out a few years ago.  Out of all of McCartney's work, Wings Over America is probably the album I listen to most.  I'll be emptying my piggy bank for this folks.

Wings Over America will be released as a Deluxe Box Set, a two disc Standard Edition and a three disc Vinyl Edition.  As with the previous archive collections, the deluxe edition is full of goodies.  What's in the massive box set?  For starters, of course you get the Wings Over America album, re-mastered at Abby Road plus a live CD recorded at San Francisco's Cow Palace and a DVD containing the 75 minute TV special Wings Over The World.  I may or may not admit to having non-legitimate copies of the last two items at some point...so, I may or may not need to say 'sorry Macca!'

Oh, but wait, that's not all.  There are four books included too.  There's the 110 page commemorative Tour Book, the leatherette-bound Tour Itinerary, Look! a book of Linda McCartney photos featuring Wings on the road and lastly, The Ocean View a book of drawings and sketches capturing the band on tour by Humphrey Ocean.  The Tour Itinerary book alone contains a mountain of stuff or as the promotional material calls it, 'extravagant memorabilia' ... an appropriate description.



On June 10, Rockshow will be released by Eagle Rock on both DVD and Blu-ray.  I'm excited to finally have this on DVD; my VHS edition had to be put to rest.  The footage was shot on tour in 1976 in Seattle.


It was originally released on Betamax (later on laserdisc) but it’s only now that the complete full length concert is being made available fully restored from the original 35mm film and with restored & remastered sound, including a 5.1 mix for the first time.
‘Rockshow’ Theatrical Release

And then third, but by no means least, Eagle Rock has partnered with distributors Specticast who are releasing the film theatrically worldwide for a ‘one night only’ event on May 15th (see here for more details: www.rockshowonscreen.com) – meaning the film will be shown in more than 500 cinemas across the world!

The theatrical release features an exclusive introduction with Paul McCartney, but there will also be an exclusive VIP premiere screening of ‘Rockshow’, with Paul in attendance and introducing the film, at BAFTA on 15 May 2013.

Leroy Justice to Release New Record and Play Stage 48

 
Leroy Justice
Friday, April 26
Stage 48

605 West 48th Street
New York, NY
7:30 PM
Tickets: $12
16+


Leroy Justice will release their new album, Above The Weather, on April 23 via Elm City Music.



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Song of the Day: John Michael Rouchell - "Holler"

John Michael Rouchell (you know, the guy behind MyNameIsJohnMichael) has a new song, "Holler", and I'm really digging it.  I'm going to have this on repeat for a while.  Check out the new song below.  Oh, and head on over to his website; he's being super cool and giving it to you for free! Now, listen and enjoy!

Spin Doctors to Play Brooklyn Bowl & Release New Record

 
Spin Doctors
James Maddock
Tuesday, May 7
Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 6PM / Show: 8PM
Tickets: $15
21+

Spin Doctors will release their blues album, If The River Was Whiskey, on April 30 via Ruf Records. Based on what I've heard so far, "Scotch and Water Blues" has caught my ear.

Laura Cortese To Play Rockwood Music Hall on 4/23


 
Laura Cortese
Tuesday, April 23 
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
 
196 Allen Street 
New York, NY
6:00 PM
Free
One Drink Minimum
  21+  
 
Laura Cortese will release her new album, Into The Dark, on April 23.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Kimberly Nichole To Play Rockwood Music Hall on 4/23

This is happening...


...you should go!

Kimberly Nichole
Tuesday, April 23 
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
 
196 Allen Street 
New York, NY
7:00 PM
Free
One Drink Minimum
21+

Polly Scattergood Releases New Video


Polly Scattergood released her video for "Wanderlust" recently.  The track is the lead single from her upcoming album, Arrows. Arrows, her sophomore effort, is scheduled for release on June 18 via Mute.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Q & A with Neo-Funk Rock Violinist Adia

I recently got turned on to the work of neo-funk rock violinist Adia.  The Chicago based musician caught my ear with her insane skill.  Her violin sings and wails like an electric guitar and left me saying 'hold up, I've gotta hear that again!'  My curiosity was peaked and you all know what happens when I’m curious, I ask questions.  We sent some questions over to Adia and this is the result of our e-chat.

Quirky NY Chick (QNYC): Tell us a little about yourself. How did you get started playing violin?

Adia: I began playing the violin when I was 3 ½. I was always musical, singing or sounding out melodies on the piano, so my mom decided to put me in violin lessons. I really enjoyed playing it and fell in love.

(QNYC): How would you describe your sound to those who may be unfamiliar with your work?

Adia: Its basically a reflection of my diverse background, a mix of alternative rock and soul and funk I grew up with.  I like to call it neo soul rock.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hank & Cupcakes Release New Video


Funky duo Hank & Cupcakes released a new video a few days ago.  It's for the track "Ain't No Love".  The clip was directed by Drew Norton.  Check it out below!



Saturday, April 13, 2013

Around New York ... April 14 - April 20, 2013


Upcoming Shows in the New York area ...

Deva Mahal at Union Pool, 4/17
April 15 -- Matt Costa / The Blank Tapes / Vandaveer at The Bowery Ballroom
April 15 -- Marc Broussard with Special Guest Courrier at City Winery
April 16 -- Clementine & The Galaxy / Cold Blood Club at Mercury Lounge
April 16 -- Fitz and the Tantrums / Hunter Hunted at The Studio at Webster Hall
April 16 -- Jolie Holland at City Winery
April 16 - 21 -- Hiromi: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips at Blue Note
April 17 -- Deva Mahal at Union Pool
April 17 -- Martha Wainwright with Special Guests Doveman, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Kate Pierson at City Winery
April 18 -- The Devil Makes Three / Jonny Fritz at Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 18 -- Mashina / Hadag Nahash at Terminal 5
April 18 -- The Joy Formidable / Blood Red Shoes / You Won't at Webster Hall
April 18 -- The Mast / Nitemoves / Candide / Prism House at Public Assembly
April 19 -- Suggie Otis / Jesca Hoop at Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 19 -- The Parlotones / Dinner and a Suit at Mercury Lounge
April 19 -- Nora Jan Struthers & The Party Line at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
April 19 -- Jay Gonzalez / Rams Head Lady Slipper / Petrified Tourist at Union Hall
April 19 -- Strange Names / Steel Phantoms / Junior Prom at Union Pool
April 19 - 21 -- Brooklyn Folk Festival at The Bell House
April 20 -- Suga Bush at Blue Note
April 20 -- Aimee Mann / Ted Leo at Webster Hall
April 20 -- Tall Tall Trees at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
April 20 -- Darcy James Argue's Secret Society at BAMcafé Live
April 20 -- Lily & The Parlour Tricks at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2

Deap Vally To Play Bowery Ballroom on 5/5


Los Angeles duo Deap Vally released their new EP Get Deap! earlier this week.  These ladies have dished up a helping of fuzzy rawness.  They  rock, roll and groove.  Add this EP to my list of recommended listening.

The pair will make a stop in New York for a show supporting Free Energy

Deap Vally
Sunday, May 5
The Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St
New York, NY
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets: $15
16+

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hadag Nahash & Mashina To Play Terminal 5 on 4/18

Hadag Nahash
 
Rock Atzmaut
Hadag Nahash
Mashina

Plus special guests, DJs and more
Thursday, April 18
Terminal 5
610 West 56th Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Tickets: $55 advance / $65 day of show
18+


Hadag Nahash just released their latest album, Time To Wake Up, at the end of March.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Clementine and The Galaxy Release New Record & Drop By BreakThru Radio


Pop duo Clementine and The Galaxy released their six-song, debut record, Clementine and the Galaxy yesterday, April 9.  The album is full of oft times dreamy vocals surrounded by delicious electro pop that draws you in and leaves you wanting more.  QNYC picks for album highlights are, "Robot" and "Taken".

Clementine and The Galaxy will be at Mercury Lounge on Tuesday, April 16 (see below for full details).  And, there's more, they stopped by the BreakThru Radio studios for a live session and interview which is below for your viewing pleasure.

Clementine and The Galaxy
Cold Blood Club
Tuesday, April 16

Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston Street
New York, NY
Doors: 9:30PM / Show: 10:30PM
Tickets $10
21+


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Heavy Releases New Video


The Heavy have released a video for their song "Curse Me Good".  The song is from their most recent album The Glorious Dead.  This is one of my favorite songs from the record.  Check out the clip below.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Q & A with Charles Davis of Cherokee Red

Cherokee Red landed on my radar about a month, maybe two months ago.  I’ve fallen for their tracks "Nightmares & Lullabies" and “Heavy Soul” which led me to wanting to know more about the band.  With their self-titled debut album being released April 16, and a show at Bowery Electric the same night, it seemed like the perfect time to get to know a bit more about the band.

I sent over some questions; the band's Charles Davis sent over some answers. This is the result of our Q& A. Check it out below.

Quirky NY Chick (QNYC): Tell us a little about yourself.  How did the band come together?

Charles Davis (CD): Did and does come through the singing siren of our home city Wilkes- Barre, PA and our mutual respect for one another.

The Avett Brothers, Feist & More Added To Newport Forlk Festival Line-up

The Newport Folk Festival announced this past Friday that The Avett Brothers will be the headliner for Saturday's show.  The festival has also recently announced Feist, Amanda Palmer, Colin Meloy, Justin Townes Earl, Old Crow Medicine Show and Beth Orton among others.

The Newport Folk Festival takes place July 26 - 28 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI.  Saturday and Sunday tickets are sold-out.  Friday tickets are still available.

Swear and Shake To Play The Living Room on 4/12


Swear and Shake
Friday, April 12
The Living Room

154 Ludlow Street
New York, NY
11PM
Tickets: $5
21+



Sunday, April 7, 2013

Junip Releases New Video


Junip has released a new video for their song "Your Life, Your Call".  The song is from their upcoming album Junip which is scheduled for release on April 23. They will be making a stop in NYC at Highline Ballroom on Thursday, June 13. Doors are at 8PMTickets are $20.  Check out the video below.


Spacehog To Play Arlene's Grocery on 4/11

Spacehog
Netherlands, Vaz
Thursday, April 11
Arlene's Grocery

95 Stanton Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7:30PM
Tickets: $12
21+
 

Spacehog will release their new album, As It Is On Earth, on April 16 via their own Hog Space Records.  The record, produced by Bryce Goggin, was recorded in Brooklyn over the last two years.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Around New York ... April 7 - April 13, 2013


Upcoming Shows in the New York area ...

PYYRAMIDS at Mercury Lounge on 4/10
April 7 -- Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Xray Eyeballs at Webster Hall
April 7 -- The Fixx at The Bell House
April 7 -- Rodriguez at The Beacon Theatre
April 7 -- Cherokee Red / Matt Nakoa at Spike Hill
April 8 -- The Black Angels / Allah-Las / Elephant Stone at Webster Hall
April 9 -- Yes at The Beacon Theatre
April 9 -- Lianne La Havas / Jamie N Commons at Webster Hall
April 9 -- Tim Noyes at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
April 9 -- Mika at (le) poisson rouge
April 9 -- Jamie Lidell / Ludwig Persik at Glasslands
April 9 - 10 -- Rickie Lee Jones at City Winery
April 10 -- Alice Smith at Bowery Ballroom
April 10 -- PYYRAMIDS / Mister Wives at Mercury Lounge
April 10 -- Houndmouth / The Ballroom Thieves at Mercury Lounge
April 10 -- Nick Gill / Sarah Miles / Lost Romance at Fontana's
April 10 -- Sonny Landreth at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 11 -- Mama's Love / Mission South / Cold Roses / Cope at Sullivan Hall
April 11 -- The Netherlands / Spacehog / Vaz at Arlene's Grocery
April 11 -- Houndmouth / Christopher Paul Stelling at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
April 11 -- The Proclaimers at The Bell House
April 11 -- Rudresh Mahanthappa's Gamak at (le) poisson rouge
April 12 -- Swear and Shake at The Living Room
April 12 -- Lightsout / Unicycle Loves You / Bear Ceuse / Adam Rubenstein at Union Hall
April 12 -- Assembly of Dust at Bowery Ballroom
April 12 -- Water Seed at Blue Note
April 12 -- Doc Wasabassco's Burlesque at City Winery
April 12 -- That 80's Show Burlesque with Hosts Fannie Fluffer & Minnie D'Moocha at Parkside Lounge
April 13 -- D20 Burlesque at Parkside Lounge
April 13 -- SOL with Toussaint Liberator at Blue Note
April 13 -- Casey Shea Band at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
April 13 -- Afrika Bambaataa / Dominique Keegan at Cameo Gallery


Tim Noyes To Play Rockwood Music Hall on 4/9


Tim Noyes
Tuesday, April 9
Rockwood Music Hall

196 Allen Street
New York, NY
8PM

Tim Noyes (Aunt Martha) released his debut solo album In Hands this past February.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Mission South To Play Sullivan Hall on 4/11

Mission South
Cold Roses, Mama's Love, Cope
Thursday, April 11
Sullivan Hall
214 Sullivan Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7 PM
Price: $10
Age: 18+

DC based band Mission South will release their new EP Migration Vol. 2 on April 9.  Check out the first single, "Peaches", below.





New Video From Great Peacock


Great Peacock, Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd premiered their video for "Family Home" earlier this week. The clip was directed by Corey Hannah. The track is from their recently released, must hear EP, Great Peacock. Check it out below.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Caught My Ear: Elephant 12 Release New EP


At the end of February, Elephant 12 came onto my radar.  Good news for me, since I'm totally diggin' their sound; they have released an EP titled Sold Out.  I've put this on my list of records folks should check out. 




Sweet Jane To Release EP On 4/19


Irish band Sweet Jane are scheduled to release their new EP Witches on April 9.  Check out the video below to preview "I Wanna Be In Love" from the upcoming record.
Sweet Jane are four Paxton brothers (Danda on guitar, vocals; Neil on guitar, keys and vocals; Conor on keys and guitar; Ruairi on bass and Donagh O’Brien on drums). 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

2013 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Announced


The 2013 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival details were announced this week. The festival takes place May 6 – 11, 2013 at venues throughout Harlem. For a listing of shows, see below.

Renewing their partnership for the third year, the Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Jazzmobile, Inc., in collaboration with Columbia University, will join forces to present the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival from May 6 – 11, 2013.  The three cultural organizations will present a series of concerts and events to celebrate the rich legacy of jazz in the uptown community while bringing both established and emerging artists to famed Harlem venues. This year, the festival will pay tribute to The Alhambra Ballroom, the Apollo Theater, The Baby Grand, Minton’s Playhouse, Clark Monroe’s Uptown House, Showman’s Jazz Club, the Sugar Cane Club and the Cotton Club. In addition to concerts at jazz shrines throughout Harlem, festival events will take place at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, Cowin Auditorium at Teacher’s College and Ginny’s Supper Club.