Sunday, March 31, 2013

Alice Smith To Play The Bowery Ballroom on 4/10

Alice Smith
Wednesday, April 10
The Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St
New York, NY
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets: $25

Alice Smith released her new album, She, earlier this month.  Hm, we haven't had a new record from her in what, seven years?  Wow...well, welcome back.

Charles Bradley Releases New Video + New Album

Charles Bradley released the video for his track "Strictly Reserved For You" on Friday.  The track is from his upcoming album Victim Of Love which will be released this Tuesday, April 2 via Daptone Records.

New Single From Junip

Junip are sharing their new single, “Your Life, Your Call”, from their upcoming self-titled album.  Junip is scheduled for release on April 23 via Mute Records.  Check out the track below.

Also, they will be making a stop in NYC at Highline Ballroom on Thursday, June 13Doors are at 8PMTickets are $20.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Around New York ...March 31 - April 6, 2013

Upcoming Shows in the New York area ...

Spirit Family Reunion at The Bowery Ballroom, 4/6
April 1 -- The Virgins / Har Mar Superstar / Luke Rathborne at The Bowery Ballroom
April 1 -- The Punk Goes Acoustic Tour: Glen Matlock + Sylvain Sylvain at City Winery
April 1 -- Imani Uzuri at Blue Note
April 1 -- Sasha Dobson at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
April 1 -- Caitlin Rose / Andrew Combs at Mercury Lounge
April 1 -- Leda / Wojcik / The Space Merchants at Union Hall
April 2 -- Project Hygiene NYC at SOB's
April 2 -- The Stone Foxes / Bird Dog at Mercury Lounge
April 2 -- Rhett Miller / Joe Pernice at City Winery
April 2 -- Data Romance / Spirit Animal / Elephant Stone / Desert Stars at Pianos
April 3 -- Hank & Cupcakes / Dynasty Electric / Stokeswood at Brooklyn Bowl
April 3 -- Ron Sexsmith at City Winery
April 3 -- Mary Bragg at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
April 3 - 4 -- Meat Puppets / The World Takes at Mercury Lounge
April 4 -- Carolina Chocolate Drops / Bombadil at The Bowery Ballroom
April 4 -- See Through / Reputante / The Midnight Hollow at Union Pool
April 5 -- Memoryy / Lazyeyes at Glasslands
April 5 -- Glass Ghost / Magmana / Katie Mullins at 92Y Tribeca
April 6 -- Spirit Family Reunion / Moon Casale / Blind Boy Paxton at The Bowery Ballroom
April 6 -- The Cave Singers / Bleeding Rainbow at Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 6 -- Aziza at Blue Note
April 6 -- Robbie Gil at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
April 6 - 7 -- An Evening with Leonard Cohen at Radio City Music Hall

Project Hygiene NYC at SOB's on 4/2

Briclyn Entertainment and All Things Progressive presents Project Hygiene™
Tuesday, April 2

204 Varick Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7PM / 9PM Show
Tickets: $12 advance / $15 day of show

Briclyn Entertainment presents Project Hygiene™, an initiative developed in conjunction with Urban Architect/ We Build Culture and All Things Progressive to give a hand to underprivileged adolescents and teens, promoting health & wellness, as well as advocating against bullying.
All donated hygiene products collected for the NYC market will be donated to The Boys & Girl Club of Sunnyside/Woodside Queens (

Delta Spirit Release New Tour Video

Delta Spirit released their official tour video for "Yamaha" this week.  The clip was shot and edited by the bands own Matt Vasquez.  Check out the clip below.

Also, the band wrote a song for The Walking Dead titled, "Running".  It can be found on The Walking Dead Original Soundtrack, Vol. 1.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Eve Premieres Video For "Make It Out This Town"

Eve released her new video featuring Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship today on Vevo. The track is from her upcoming album Lip Lock which is scheduled to be released on May 14. Check it out below.

The Postelles Release New Video

The Postelles have released a video for their track "Caught By Surprise".  The track is from their upcoming album, And It Shook Me which is scheduled for release on April 23.

Griffin House To Play City Winery on April 28

Griffin House
Anne Heaton
Sunday, April 28
City Winery

155 Varick Street
New York , NY
6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
Tickets: $20 - $28

Griffin House released his latest album, Balls, this past February.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Kaki King To Play NY Shows + New Video

Kaki King is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of her first album, Everybody Love You.  In celebration, she will be doing four shows, the 10th Anniversary Celebration/ Extravaganza/Retrospective tour, in which she will perform the album in its entirety. The New York show will be split into two sets.  The first show is a full album solo acoustic set while the second show is a full band set where she will be performing songs from her entire career.  See below for details and additional tour dates.

Early Show
Kaki King
10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOWS: Kaki King Solo performing Everybody Loves You
Thursday, April 25
Mercury Lounge

217 E Houston Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6:30 pm
Tickets: $18 advance / $20 day of show

Late Show
Kaki King
10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOWS: Kaki King (Full Band)
Thursday, April 25
Mercury Lounge

217 E Houston Street
New York, NY
Doors: 9:30 pm 
Tickets: $18 advance / $20 day of show 

$30 2-Show Pass (full night ticket) can be purchased HERE.

Tour Dates

  • 24 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
  • 25 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
  • 28 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café
  • 29 - Washington, DC - Howard Theatre

Check out the video for "No True Masterpiece Will Ever Be Complete" from her latest album Glow.

King is also proud to announce that she has won the just-published Guitar Player Annual Readers' Poll for Best Acoustic Guitarist. This comes several years after Rolling Stone called her one of the best guitarists in the world, claiming she is "a genre unto herself."

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Q & A With Eric Tessmer

A while back, I was on the Lower East Side, taking in music at a local venue. Two of the bands on the line-up I had experienced previously, the third, I was unfamiliar with.  Upon hearing a few moments of that unfamiliar band, I thought, ‘whoa, who’s that?!’ and took out my camera to document the set. Musically, the band covered the territory that spans between blues rock and face melting.

The band, Austin based trio, Eric Tessmer Band

Recently, I 'e-questioned' guitarist Eric Tessmer. The talented Tessmer has garnered comparison to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix while carving out his own place on the scene and honing his own sound.  He recently took second place in The Austin Chronicle music poll in the "Best Electric Guitar" category behind Gary Clark, Jr. Yeah, he’s the real deal folks.  Check out our Q & A below.

Quirky NY Chick (QNYC): Tell us a little about yourself.  When did you first start playing?

Eric Tessmer (ET): I'm not really sure when I started, to be honest. My dad plays guitar, my grandma played guitar and apparently a lot of family further back on my dad's side had an affinity for stringed instruments, so it was always around when I was growing up. We used to go to my dad's gigs when I was little. I remember my dad got my older brother a guitar when he was 12, so I would have been 8. My brother wasn't really into it, but I sure thought it was exciting! I think I really realized it was how I identified my feelings and how I wanted to express myself around age 12. My dad took me and my brother to see Pink Floyd that year. David Gilmour could have told me to eat worms and I would have done it, I was obsessed!

Dawes To Play Terminal 5 on 6/22

Dawes have announced summer tour dates.  They'll make their way to New York on June 22 where they will take the stage at Terminal 5.  Joining them on the bill is Shovels & Rope. See below for more details and dates in other cities.

Shovels & Rope
Saturday, June 22

Terminal 5
610 W 56th St
New York, NY
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $27.50
All Ages

Dawes will release their new album Stories Don't End on April 9 via Hub Records.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hank & Cupcakes To Play Brooklyn Bowl on 4/3

Hank & Cupcakes
Dynasty Electric / Stokeswood
Wednesday, April 3
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 6PM / 8PM Show
Tickets: $8

Matt Pond Releases New Video

Matt Pond premiered his new video "Love To Get Used" last week.  The track is from his album, The Lives Inside the Lines In Your Hand which was released in February.  The clip was directed by John Deeb.
Matt Pond said, "True love can be both transcendent and torturous. Open, exposed, interrogated and consumed, 'Love To Get Used' runs down the road of dark passion, all the way through to rapturous release."

Groove 8 To Play Fontana's on 3/30

Groove 8
McClain Sullivan / Dan & The Wildfire
Saturday, March 30

105 Eldridge Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7PM
Tickets: $10

They will also be over in Brooklyn at Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway on Friday, March 29 at 8PM

Groove 8 released their EP, Reflections Of Soul: The Mixtape Singles 2005​-​2012,  in February.

Groove 8 are: Keith Whatley (Guitar), Antonio Diaz (Percussion), Audi Jones (Drums). Joey Rayfield (Trombone), Tony McCullough (Alto Saxophone), Adrian Crutchfield (Tenor Saxophone), David Silla (Trumpet), Chester Spivey (Guitar) 

Groove 8 began in Charlotte NC in 2005 with a collection of the city's best independent jazz musicians collaborating to form the project. the band began performing locally and expanded  regionally. Groove 8 focused its sights on the college music scene and released its first album under the name RARE B-SIDE GROOVES in 2007 - a loose collection of original instrumentals popular with its fans. That was followed by DEBUT which became the band's first full length album and was recorded and produced by Groove 8 and Alan Evans (Drummer for Soulive) at his Play On Brother Studio In Massachusetts. In 2012 Groove 8 released CURIOUS POSES which included two vocal tracks for the first time. Most recently the band released for free download a collection of its hits from all three albums entitled REFLECTIONS OF SOUl: THE MIXTAPE SINGLES 2005-2012 this past February.

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Outfit Release New Single

The Outfit recently released their new single "Caesar".  Check it out.

"We recorded, packaged, and numbered each one individually, using a junky old cassette recorder from the '70s. We chose to release a cassette because it offers a unique quality that you can't get from a digital file. The sound quality is not perfect, but it does have a life of its own. Each tape has its own quirks, affecting the sound of the music in different ways that will gradually change over time, with each pass. You get the digital download so you can have the song as it originally sounds, but with the cassette you also get a version that you can beat up a little, that won't sound exactly like any other version. It was partially inspired by this episode of RadioLab, and partially because we've made our fair share of mixtapes over the years, all full of tape hiss and love,” says bassist Mike King.
The Outfit are Eric Johnston, RJ Powers IV, Mike King, and Mikael Kilates.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds To Play Beacon Theatre This Week

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are set to play three shows this week at the Beacon Theatre. Cave will take over the Beacon stage March 28 - 30.  Supporting him on the bill will be Sharon Van EttenTickets are $39.50 - $69.50 and can be found HERE.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds released their latest album, Push The Sky Away in February.

Wasabassco Burlesque at City Winery on 4/12

This is happening ...
Wasabassco Burlesque
starring Jenny C'est Quoi, Evelyn Vinyl, Hazel Honeysuckle, Heather Holiday, Medianoche, Nasty Canasta, Natasha King, Poison Ivory, Sapphire Jones, Mischief Molly and Doc Wasabassco
Friday, April 12
City Winery

155 Varick Street
New York, NY
Doors: 11PM / Show: 11:30PM
Tickets: $20

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Eve To Premiere "Make It Out This Town" video on 3/29

This coming Friday, March 29, Eve will be premiere her video for "Make It Out This Town" on Vevo.  The track, released earlier this month, is the first single from her upcoming album Lip Lock, which is scheduled for release on Tuesday, May 14. The song and video feature Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship.  Check out the teaser below and keep an eye out for the full video on Friday.

Check It Out: Larcenist

Boston based group Larcenist released their latest album Eager City, Patient Country in January.  They have that folkie, alt-country sound laced with harmonies.  I'm partial to "Dig Me Up" and "Old Iron Mill" personally.  Check out the track "Faithful" from the album below.

Lenka To Release New Album

Australian singer/songwriter Lenka will release her third album Shadows on June 4.  The record is available for pre-sale via a Pledge Music project.  Check out the track "Faster With You" below.

Individuals who pre-order Shadows on PledgeMusic will receive a free instant download of "Faster With You." A portion of these proceeds will go to the charity Save the Children, which promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.

Lenka's new record is a highly personal collection of songs, penned while she was pregnant with her first child.
"I felt very free going into making this album. It was a solo mission, on my terms, my time, my choices," says Lenka. "Previously my music was focused on being uplifting and energizing. For this album, I shifted to create a lullaby soundtrack for myself, my child and everyone out there. I have always loved albums that one can fall asleep to; an experience I enjoyed a lot growing up. Those songs drift into your unconscious like no others."
Track Listing
  • Nothing Here But Love
  • Faster With You
  • Heart To The Party
  • After the Winter
  • Find A Way to You
  • Honeybee
  • No Harm Tonight
  • Two Heartbeats
  • Monsters
  • Nothing
  • The Top Of Memory Lane    

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Around New York ... March 24 - March 30, 2013

Upcoming Shows in the New York area ...

White Mystery at Cameo Gallery 3/27
March 24 -- Helado Negro at Glasslands Gallery
March 25 -- Thao & The Get Down Stay Down / Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside at The Bell House
March 25 -- James Moody Scholarship Benefit Concert at Blue Note
March 25 -- Everything Everything / Dinowalrus at The Bowery Ballroom
March 26 -- Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes / Stella Angelico and the Switch at Mercury Lounge
March 26 -- Sara Watkins / Field Report at City Winery
March 26 -- Bad Religion / The Bronx / Polar Bear Club at Terminal 5
March 26 -- Brown Shoe / Wyatt / Rorie Kelly / Temple at Union Hall
March 26 -- NY School of Burlesque presents: Driver's Seat at Parkside Lounge
March 26 -- Parenthetical Girls / Grooms / Glockabelle at The Bowery Electric
March 27 -- Nicki Bluhm & The Gamblers / You Me and Apollo at The Bowery Ballroom
March 27 -- Kate Nash / Supercute! at The Studio at Webster Hall
March 27 -- Country Mice / The Trouble With Templeton / Great Elk at Union Hall
March 27 -- White Mystery / Dead Stars / Samantha at Cameo Gallery
March 27 -- Jason Blum at Rockwood Music Hall
March 27 -- Capsula / Brothers NYC / Mosh Joran / Rob Decoup at Brooklyn Bowl
March 27 -- This Is Head / Sandra Kolstead / Karin Strom / Cecile Noreng at Fontana's
March 27 - 28 -- Mason Jennings with Charlie Mars at City Winery
March 28 -- Hey Marseilles / Young Buffalo at Mercury Lounge
March 28 -- The Revivalists / Alecia Chakour Band at Brooklyn Bowl
March 28 -- Quiet Lights / Ten Minutes Turns / John Brodeur and the Suggestions / Two Tree at Union Hall
March 29 -- Charmaine Amee at Blue Note
March 29 -- The Black Atlantic / The Great American Canyon Band / The Waltz at Union Hall
March 30 -- Hollis Brown / Desert Noises at Mercury Lounge
March 30 -- McClain Sullivan at Fontana's

Jamie Cullum To Release New Album in May

Jamie Cullum has announced he will release his new album, Momentum on May 20 via Island Records.  The record is available for pre-order.  Check out the lyric video for the track "Everything You Didn't Do" below.

The album, titled 'Momentum' for good reason, is bursting with ideas and inspirations which almost have a life of their own. Indeed, Jamie approached this record in a completely different way to his previous LPs, for the first time using DIY home demos as a blueprint for the majority of its tracks... and for a while, using everything from iPhone apps, charity shop keyboards and cassette recorders as his 'go-to' instruments during the process.

About the CD
Deluxe version comes in a hardcover book and includes hand-written lyrics and pictures from Jamie's home studio as well as a DVD containing an EXCLUSIVE interview with Jamie and his track by track description of the album.

Track Listing
  • The Same Things
  • Edge Of Something
  • Everything You Didn't Do
  • When I Get Famous
  • Love For $ale (Feat. Roots Manuva)
  • Pure Imagination
  • Anyway
  • Sad, Sad World
  • Take Me Out (Of Myself)
  • Save Your Soul
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself
  • You're Not The Only One
Additionally the deluxe album includes three bonus tracks plus live recordings taken from Jamie's recent performance at the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London. These include the remarkable collaboration between himself and BRITs Critics Choice Nominee Laura Mvula on 'Sad, Sad World'.

Additional Deluxe Tracks:
  • Momentum
  • Unison
  • Comes Love
  • Everything You Didn't Do (Live from Abbey Road)
  • Sad, Sad World (feat. Laura Mvula) (Live from Abbey Road)
  • Love For $ale (Live from Abbey Road)
  • Pure Imagination (Live from Abbey Road)
  • You're Not The Only One (Live from Abbey Road)
  • Save Your Soul (Live from Abbey Road)

  • Album Interview (Video)
  • Album Track By Track (Video)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. To Play Music Hall of Williamsburg on 4/26

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Friday, April 26
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets: $18 advance / $20 day of show

Sister Canyon To Release New EP In April

Sister Canyon is scheduled to release their EP Cynic on April 16 via Fake Four Inc.  Check out the single "Floating Heads" below.
An off and on recluse, Terra Lopez spent countless hours in her Northern California bedroom each day, recording hundreds of gritty, personal demos with her classical guitar and MPC. Staring at the ceiling of her apartment, she taught herself how to sing by studying vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Jeff Buckley. It was during this time that Lopez started to form the sound and scope of what would become Sister Crayon. Shortly after, Lopez met Dani Fernandez and the two bonded over hip-hop and the MPC. Inseparable, the duo started collaborating and word spread quickly about Sister Crayon on the West Coast. Over the years, the project has undergone numerous lineup changes and been bolstered by the addition of live keys and drums. With drummer Omar Barajas in the mix, Sister Crayon’s live show is passionate, dynamic and emotionally resonant.

Track Listing
  • Cynic
  • Floating Heads
  • Meager Leavings
  • Headline
  • Other

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cherokee Red To Play Spike Hill on 4/7

Cherokee Red
Matt Nakoa
Sunday, April 7
Spike Hill

186 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn NY
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cherokee Red will release their self-titled debut album on April 16.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Joy Formidable To Play NY + Release New Video

The Joy Formidable have released a new video for their song "Little Blimp". The clip was filmed using a Go Pro camera attached to the headstock of lead-singer Ritzy Bryan's guitar. The track is from their latest album Wolf's Law.  The band is on tour supporting the album and will make stops in New York.  Their show on April 17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg is sold out but there are still tickets available for their show at Webster Hall on Thursday, April 18.  You might want to grab them quickly, it will sell out.

The Joy Formidable
Blood Red Shoes
You Won't

Thursday, April 18
Webster Hall
125 E 11th Street
New York,  NY
Doors: 6PM
$22.50 advance / $25 day of show 

Jason Blum To Play Rockwood Music Hall & Release New Record

Jason Blum
Wednesday, March 27
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
196 Allen St
New York, NY


Jason Blum will release his new album, Radio Dial on March 26 on Bitchen Records.

While recording, Blum’s talents as a professional chef took him all around the state of Texas as he would cook to supplement his touring income. Doing so kept winning him new friends and supporters.  He’s cooked for David Byrne and Norah Jones and even hosted a BBQ for Ian MacLagan and 100 friends for his 66th birthday party, right after his induction into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.  As Jason observes, “I’d cook a meal for people and then get out my guitar and play them some songs.”

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Shuggie Otis To Play Three NY Shows

Shuggie Otis will be doing three shows in New York this April.  On Thursday, April 18, he will play the first of two shows at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.  He'll then head over to Brooklyn for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, April 19.  Then finally on Saturday, April 20, he'll be back in Manhattan for another show at B.B. King's.  See below for more details.

Shuggie Otis
Jesca Hoop
Thursday, April 18
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 West 42 Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6:00PM / Showtime: 8:00PM
Tickets $42.00 in advance, $50.00 day of show

Shuggie Otis
Jesca Hoop
Friday, April 19
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
$35 advance / $40 day of show

Shuggie Otis
Jesca Hoop
Saturday, April 20
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 West 42 Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6:00PM / Showtime: 8:00PM
Tickets $42.00 in advance, $50.00 day of show

Otis will release his upcoming album, Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love, on April 16th.

Chrome Pony Releases New Single

Chrome Pony released their debut full-length album, Lazy Bones, a couple of weeks ago. The record was released via Blacktooth Records on cassette and digital only ... guess I'd better bust out my Walkman for that cassette.  Check out the first single from the record, "Ciggy Stardust" below.

The duo have just released their debut single for “Ciggy Stardust,” which will surely stop you in your tracks. Reminiscent of early Waaves, with their pure energy blended with the perfect taste of garage rock meets indie, brothers Kyle and Tyler Davis are ready to take you on quite the musical ride. Having just released their first full length album last week, Lazy Bones (Blacktooth Records), on cassette and digital only, the group is in full gear this Spring with more tour dates to follow.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Everything Everything To Play The Bowery Ballroom on 3/25

Everything Everything
Monday, March 25
The Bowery Ballroom

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

Their EP Cough Cough was released a couple of weeks ago via Julian Casablancas' Cult Records.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Around New York ... March 17 - March 23, 2013

Upcoming Shows in the New York area ...

Mike Farris at Mercury Lounge, 3/22
March 17 -- The Allman Brothers Band at The Beacon Theatre
March 17 -- Wasabasscos St. Patrick's Day For Sinners at The Bell House
March 17 -- Hassle Merchants / Generator Ohm / The Shower Scene / Manbourine at Pianos
March 17 -- Fuck Art, Let's Dance at Mercury Lounge
March 17 -- Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts at City Winery
March 17 -- Hero Jr. / Standard Standard / Delta Routine at Parkside Lounge
March 19 -- Fountains of Wayne / Cruise Elroy at The Bowery Electric
March 20 -- Garbage / IO Echo at The Wellmont Theatre
March 20 -- Highasakite / Tall Ships at Mercury Lounge
March 20 -- Vonda Shepard at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 20 -- Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories / The No Fairy Tale / TourSatellite / Anya Marina at Highline Ballroom
March 20 -- Shout Out Out Out Out at Cameo Gallery
March 20 -- The Fearless / Ryan Martin at Spike Hill
March 21 -- Lazyeyes / Remate at Cake Shop
March 21 -- Mother Mother / Born Cages / The Shills at The Studio at Webster Hall
March 21 -- Highasakite / Luxury Liners / Wall at Glasslands
March 21 -- Krief / The Letter Yellow / The Spanish Channel at The Rock Shop
March 21 -- Julia Weldon / BETS / Ginger & The Ghost at Tammany Hall
March 22 -- Heloise & The Savoir Faire / The Mast / TheSwimmingPools at Union Pool
March 22 -- Dara Tucker at Blue Note
March 22 -- Mike Farris at Mercury Lounge
March 22 -- James Cotton at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 22 -- Wheeler Brothers at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
March 22 -- Wasabassco Burlesque at Highline Ballroom
March 22 -- Alicia Olatuja at Joe's Pub
March 22 -- Stone Cold Fox / Land of Pines at Glasslands
March 22 -- Velta / Twin Wave / Half Sister at The Bowery Electric
March 22 -- The Shivers / Roses / Matt Longo at The Rock Shop
March 22 - 23 -- Brandy Carlile / The Lone Bellow at The Beacon Theatre
March 23 -- Robbie Gil at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
March 23 -- Brown Girls Burlesque at Joe's Pub
March 23 -- Hundred Waters / Salt Cathedral at Glasslands
March 23 -- Tecla at BAMcafé

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hugh Masekela To Tour US

Trumpeter Hugh Masekela is set to tour the US this April.  He'll be making a stop in New York at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on April 20.  Show details and North American tour dates are below.

Hugh Masekela
Saturday, April 20
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
3 Spruce Street
New York, NY
Tickets $30 - $55

Tour Dates
  • 4/3/13 Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • 4/4/13 Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts-Detroit, Detroit, MI
  • 4/6/13 Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA
  • 4/7/13 NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Ctr, Charlotte, NC
  • 4/9/13 Weis Performing Arts Center, Lewisburg, PA
  • 4/12/13 Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC
  • 4/13/13 Carolina Theatre of Durham, Durham, NC
  • 4/14/13 Zellerbach Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
  • 4/17/13 Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
  • 4/18/13 Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH
  • 4/19/13 Crowell Concert Hall, Middletown, CT
  • 4/20/13 Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, New York, NY
  • 4/21/13 Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
  • 4/23/13 Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • 4/24/13 University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • 4/25/13 Winspear Centre, Edmonton, Canada
  • 4/26/13 Carriage House/Montalvo Ctr, Saratoga, CA
  • 4/27/13 Marin Center, San Rafael, CA   

Thursday, March 14, 2013

OMD Releases Video & Confirms Tour Dates

OMD have released the first video from their upcoming album, English Electric which is scheduled for release on April 9.  The clip is for the single "Metroland".  It was created by animator Garan Rushton and directed by David O'Byrne.  Check out the clip at the bottom of the post.

They are hitting the road and will be taking the stage at Terminal 5 on July, 17.  More details on that show as well as a listing of tour dates are below.

Diamond Rings
Wednesday, July 17
Terminal 5
610 W 56th St
New York, NY
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $30 advance / $35 day of show
English Electric was written, recorded, produced and mixed by OMD - McCluskey and Paul Humphreys. The record is a 12-track letter to technology, space, love and a grand return to form for a band whose 1980 hit "Enola Gay" occupied the world's stage at last year's Olympics Opening Ceremony.

The album is being released on standard CD format, as a deluxe edition - with media book and bonus DVD - vinyl format - ltd edition die cut sleeve on heavyweight vinyl, as a limited edition deluxe tin boxset, as well as digitally.   

The original four-piece - Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper - will be reunited once again this spring for a string of must-see shows, which commemorate the band's 35th anniversary.

Tour Dates

  • 5 - Vancouver - Commodore Ballroom
  • 6 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox @ The Market
  • 7 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
  • 10 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
  • 12 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
  • 14 - Indio, CA - Coachella
  • 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
  • 18 - Mexico City, DF - Teatro Metrpolitan
  • 21 - Indio, CA - Coachella
  • 11 - Toronto, ONT - Danforth Music Hall
  • 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
  • 13 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
  • 15 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
  • 17 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
  • 19 - Toronto, ONT - Daforth Music Hall
  • 20 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
  • 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
  • 23 - Chicago, IL - Metro

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line To Play The Living Room on 4/19

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
Friday, April 19
The Living Room
154 Ludlow Street
New York, NY
All Ages

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line will release their album Carnival on April 16.
“When you go to a carnival, you go into a sideshow tent, and on every stage you find a different person with a different story,” says Nora Jane Struthers. “That’s why I’m trying to do with this album – craft vignettes, and in some cases more developed narratives, about imaginary people’s lives.” Struthers’ album Carnival, which will be issued on the singer-songwriter’s own label on April 16th, is an ambitious and literate follow-up to the Nashville performer’s much-praised 2010 solo debut.

Produced by Brent Truitt (Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, Dixie Chicks), who also helmed Struthers’ self-titled bow, Carnival comprises 14 fresh original compositions in her “Classic Americana” vein that richly show off her skills as a sensitive and intelligent tune-weaver and a warm and persuasive vocalist. Recorded at Truitt’s East Nashville studio, the album marks the recording debut of Struthers’ touring band the Party Line. The gifted group of instrumentalists includes Struthers’ longtime collaborator P. J. George, Joe Overton, Aaron Jonah Lewis and Drew Lawhorn.