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Martha Wainwright at Le Poisson Rouge (more by Chris La Putt)
[Monday] night was the first of Martha Wainwright's four Monday night shows at The Rockwood Music Hall. Although Martha said she was thinking of the scene in Crazy Heart where only four people show up, the smaller room at The Rockwood was at capacity. Martha played solo guitar but was joined by Thomas Bartlett on piano for a few songs. The program was a combination of songs written the past week, some older material and one cover, a Kate McGarrigle (Martha's mother) song. -[Now I've Heard Everything]The above review comes from Martha Wainwright's 1/10 show at Rockwood Music Hall, the first night of an every-Monday-in-January (except for 1/3) residency at the LES venue. The residency continues tonight at Rockwood Music Hall at 9PM (1/17) and on the following two Mondays (1/24 & 1/31). As the review states above and as Wainwright stated on her site, the focus of the shows are mostly to work out new material.
I'm not sure if Thomas will be there to play with her again tonight, and I'm not sure if Martha will be one of Thomas's guests at one of his two upcoming shows at LPR, but I wouldn't be surprised if she was. Thomas's guests this past week were Sam Amidon, Glen Hansard, Beth Orton, and as hinted, St. Vincent.
If you need a double dose of Wainwright this week, you can also check for Martha on Wednesday, 1/19, at the Living Room when she joins Addie Brownlee as a special guest in celebration of Dolly Parton. Tickets are still available.
If you need somewhere to go after Martha tonight, the Living Room is also a good option with Jim Campilongo Electric Trio (with Stephan Crump & Tony Mason) on at 10pm. Maybe Martha will head there too since Jim happens to also often play in her band. Jim is also in the midst of his own (very long-running) Monday night residency on the Lower East Side.
Martha Wainwright's full tour schedule and some videos below.
Martha Wainwright - Factory
Martha Wainwright - When The Day Is Short
MARTHA WAINWRIGHT - 2011 TOUR DATES
January 17th, 2011 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall United States
January 19th, 2011 New York, NY Living Rooom United States
January 24th, 2011 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall United States
January 31st, 2011 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall United States
February 10th, 2011 San Francisco, CA The Great American Music Hall United States
February 11th, 2011 Los Angeles, CA Largo at The Coronet United States
February 12th, 2011 Los Angeles, CA Largo at The Coronet United States
February 17th, 2011 Newcastle Lizotte's Newcastle Australia
February 18th, 2011 Newcastle Lizotte's Newcastle Australia
February 24th, 2011 Sydney Sydney Opera House Australia
February 26th, 2011 Bangalow A & I Hall Australia
March 1st, 2011 Brisbane The Tivoli Australia
March 3rd, 2011 Melbourne Melbourne Recital Centre Australia
March 4th, 2011 Meeniyan Town Hall Australia
March 5th, 2011 Meeniyan Town Hall Australia
March 6th, 2011 Melbourne Melbourne Recital Centre Australia