Posted in To Do | music | tour dates | venues on May 6, 2009

Rockwood Music Hall
Rumor has it that LES spot Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen Street, NY, NY) will be expanding its current, limited-capacity venue. Have you heard that?

The intimate venue, is known for being a great place to see a live show and for hosting surprise/secret performances by well-known artists like Ryan Adams and Norah Jones (under the guise of side-bands like The Sloppy Joannes and Puss n Boots). In fact, Puss n Boots ("P n B") is scheduled to perform at Rockwood on Saturday, May 9th. They played Mercury Lounge earlier this year.

The next night, Sunday, May 10th, the venue's Second Sundays series will host its "closing concert" from 6-8pm with special guests. The series organizer Danielle writes that the event is transitioning "from a monthly event to special event format. For now, let's just say...it's less, 'all good things come to an end' and more, 'good things come to those who wait.'" Performers for the event include Jonathan Spottiswoode, Elizabeth Ziman, Paul Brill, Jamie Leonhart, Casey Shea, Sasha Dobson (who is 1/3 of Puss n Boots) and Becky and Nathan Bliss of Barnaby Bright.

At Rockwood later the same night will be singer/accordianist/keyboardist Corn Mo (who opened for Dead Milkmen at the Warsaw in April), and a mysterious "Bushranger." (any clue?)

Casey Shea, in addition to playing Sunday the 10th, is also playing Rockwood tonight (5/6). He goes on long after Jeremiah Lockwood of The Sway Machinery, and right before a mysterious "Archibald Hext" (Ari Hest?). Check Rockwood's site for their latest full schedule.

Last night (May 5th), Corn Mo played the Bushwick Book Club (not at Rockwood), a first Tuesdays event in Brooklyn where songwriters compose and perform original tunes inspired a selected book. This month's subject was Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Other performers included event organizer Susan Hwang, Natti Vogel, Josh Deeter, Lady Blanche, Anna Leuchtenberger, Duck and Swallow, Joe Crow Ryan, Sara Lautman, Andrea Larose, Dan Costello, and Rachel Devlin. Franz Nicolay of the Hold Steady performed at the series' March edition, which focused on the novella Flatland. He's on the schedule again for June 2nd, when the collective inspiration will come from Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

Flyers, videos & Corn Mo clips, below...

Second Sundays at Rockwood

Corn Mo on Jimmy Kimmel #1

Corn Mo - Busey Boy at Bonnaroo 2006

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Comments (8)

hope it doesn't expand. We need nice venues that size..

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 2:54 PM

great venue!

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 3:21 PM

I have heard rumors of expanding, as in creating another/bigger venue. The little one we know and love, I assume, will remain unchanged.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 4:10 PM

seen some great shows there- I hope the programming remains good @ the smaller venue

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 6:13 PM

Bushranger = Daft Punk

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 8:16 AM

Bushranger = Metallica

I hope they don't ruin the small space...

Posted by chad | May 7, 2009 9:53 AM

figured it out:

Bushranger =
http://www.myspace.com/thekin

Posted by brooklynvegan | May 8, 2009 1:40 AM

great venue!..

Posted by ahmet maranki | December 19, 2009 9:45 AM

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