Entries tagged with: Rockwood Music Hall

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Glen & Colm at Housing Works
Glen Hansard

The Frames / The Swell Season's Glen Hansard releases his new album Didn't He Ramble today (9/18) on ANTI-, and ahead of that he celebrated with a midnight pop-up show at NYC's Housing Works on Wednesday (so technically Thursday, 9/17). Before his show though, another Frames member, violinist, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, was making his debut US solo performance at NYC's Rockwood Music Hall (stage 3). Frames drummer Graham Hopkins guested on a few tracks, and apparently Hansard was somewhere in the house, though we didn't see him.

Iomaire played a lovely set of tunes that included the lead single from his second album, this year's And Now The Weather (Agus Anois An Aimsir), "The Finnish Line" as well as a song inspired by the passing of a family member, "In the Arms of the Angels" and one based on a forty minute long poem, "Sappho's Daughter". While switching up instruments, Iomaire knocked over a guitar stand, and laughed it off by saying that would be about as "rock and roll" as his show was going to get.

Then at midnight, the whole crew went over to Housing Works for Glen Hansard's show. Hopkins backed Hansard at this one too, as did keyboardist Justin Carroll (who also played with Colm Mac Con Iomaire earlier). The rest of the band included Jeanie Lim on viola, Simone Vitucci on cello, Curtis Fowlkes on trombone and Joe Doyle on bass. Iomaire joined them mid-set, as did August Wells and Brendan O'Shea, to sing a couple songs and build upon the familial vibe.

Hansard's set was Ramble heavy but he did include The Frames' "Revelate" and The Swell Season's "When Your Mind's Made Up" (with Iomaire). Hansard at one point noticed a book called 'The Secret Life of Frames' was placed on a pillar facing his microphone and joked someone at Housing Works deliberately left it there, so he would buy it.

Colm Mac Con Iomaire plays another NYC show on Sunday (9/20) at the Scratcher Cafe (209 E 5th St). That starts at 8:15 PM. Glen's tour brings him back to NYC on 11/30 at Kings Theatre and 12/1 at Beacon Theatre (tickets).

More pictures from Rockwood and Housing Works, and a video, below...

Continue reading "Glen Hansard played Housing Works w/ The Frames' Graham Hopkins & Colm Mac Con Iomaire who also played Rockwood"

Holly Miranda

After she spilled the beans on Live with Kelly and Michael back in February, word spread around the internet that actress Scarlett Johansson, no stranger to making music, was starting a Go-Gos inspired all-girl band The One and Only Singles. The band's first single is reportedly due out this summer, and today we learned that Holly Miranda is the bassist and providing backing vocals! I wonder who the other members are and if the Singles single will be released on Dave Sitek's new label Federal Prism. He produced records for both Scarlett and Holly in the past. (UPDATE: Sitek actually did confirm that he will be releasing something by ScarJo this year).

The ex-Jealous Girlfriends singer (that would be Holly) is meanwhile recording and producing a new solo album of her own on both coasts including time... at Federal Prism (it's a studio and a label?).

Catch Holly live in NY on 7/17 at 9:30pm at Rockwood Music Hall. it's her only upcoming show at the moment.

Continue reading "Holly Miranda in Scarlett Johansson's band The One and Only Singles, playing solo @ Rockwood again"

Palma Violets at BV SXSW 2013 day party (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Palma Violets

Downtown Records are taking their Downtown Music Festivals to different North American cities this year with a lineup that includes Black Hippy (aka Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab Soul, and Jay Rock all playing together), Purity Ring, Earl Sweatshirt, Sky Ferreira, DIIV, Palma Violets, Trash Talk, Beach Fossils, Teengirl Fantasy, Inc., Ducktails, Royal Teeth, and Black Dave, plus more TBA.

The first festival takes place in NYC from May 10 to 11 across multiple venues, including Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Angel Orensanz, Pianos, Cake Shop, Tammany Hall, and Element. The full lineup and schedule for the NYC shows has not been announced yet, but we do know that it includes the previously announced Palma Violets show at Bowery Ballroom (which is now sold out, but tickets are still available for PV's MHOW show a day earlier). We also hear that they're trying to put up an outdoor stage and shut down Ludlow St to car traffic (which Pianos and Cake Shop are both on) for the festival, but no exact word on how that will work out.

2-Day Passes for the NYC festival are on sale now and tickets for individual nights go on sale Friday, April 12 at 11 AM.

After NYC, the festival will also pass through Philly, Toronto, Boston, LA, Denver, and Las Vegas, but the dates for those cities has not been announced yet.

Oh Land at MHOW in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Oh Land

Brooklyn-via-Copenhagen singer Oh Land (aka Nanna Oland Fabricius) will be doing a residency in her home city over the next few weeks at Manhattan venue Rockwood Music Hall. The residency begins tonight (2/19), which is unfortunately sold out, but tickets are available for the three remaining nights, which happen on Monday, February 25, Saturday, March 2, and Friday, March 8. Rockwood is a pretty intimate place to see Oh Land, whose past tours have included NYC venues like Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg. And at the shows, we can "expect new songs and a little help from her friends."

The video for her 2010 single, "Sun Of A Gun," is below...

Continue reading "Oh Land kicking off NYC residency at Rockwood Music Hall"

by BBG


Dark Castle guitarist Stevie Floyd takes a step into a different realm with Taurus, her new project with Ashley Spungin of Purple Rhinestone Eagle fame. The duo explore some of the same darkness and odd guitar tones that made the Dark Castle material so unique, yet they visit it in a more drone/experimental fashion on their debut LP Life. Stream all of the first side below. You can order a copy at their Bandcamp.

Taurus will hit the road for a string of dates with Agalloch this summer (including Music Hall of Williamsburg on 7/26, tickets), but they'll also be in NYC on July 14, blessing Rockwood Music Hall's bigger Stage 2 at 10pm that night. UPDATE: Due to a glitch in the Bandcamp app in Facebook, this is NOT the same Taurus scheduled for Rockwood Music Hall on 7/14.

All tour dates and that stream, below...

Continue reading "Taurus releases debut LP "Life", stream one side; catch them on tour w/ Agalloch (dates)"


Olof Arnalds recently finished up a new album, which is her first original album recorded entirely in English. The album was produced by long-time collaborator Skuli Sverrisson. Olof will be premiering material from the new album today (5/14) between 2-3 PM on WNYC's Soundcheck.

She's also in NYC for a show TONIGHT (5/14) at Rockwood Music Hall, where she'll be performing with Skuli Sverrisson. Doors for tonight's show are at 6:30 PM. Tickets are available.

Olof and Skuli will play another US show on Thursday (5/17) in LA, which will be streamed live on Dublab from 10 PM - midnight PDT.

All dates and a video of Olof with her sister Klara covering Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man," which appeared on her mini covers album, below...

Continue reading "Olof Arnalds made a new album w/ Skuli Sverrisson, performing live on the internet and at Rockwood tonight"

sam Amidon

New York folk troubadour Sam Amidon has some upcoming shows, mostly this week and in NYC. Tonight (May 7), Sam plays that super expensive St. Ann's Warehouse gala that you may have noticed in "What's Going on Monday". Tuesday, 5/8, Sam plays for the common people back at Manhattan club Rockwood Music Hall where he'll be joined by fellow Doveman band member Shahzad Ismaily "and guests". Tickets are on sale for that show, and we have two pair you can win. Details below.

Doveman's Thomas Bartlett also happens to be the musical director of the St Ann's show where Sam will be part of the pit band in addition to performing solo and with Bill Frisell and Emmylou Harris. You may remember Sam played some shows with Bill back in March. Check out a couple videos from those shows, along with all (three) dates and contest details below...

Continue reading "Sam Amidon playing some shows (win tix to Rockwood)"

Pegi Young

Pegi Young & The Survivors are currently out on the road supporting a new release entitled "Bracing For Impact". That tour brought Neil's better half and band to Jimmy Fallon the other night, and has them back in NYC for an early show at Rockwood Music Hall tonight (4/9). Watch the Fallon video with a list of all dates, below...

Continue reading "Pegi Young played Fallon, touring (dates include Rockwood Music Hall tonight)"

by Andrew Frisicano

Gabriel Kahane

Gabriel Kahane's new musical February House will be at NYC's Public Theater May 8th-June 10th. The show debuted Feb 15th at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT, and the Hartford Courant, condensing its review to a Twitter-length blurb, called it, "A haunting, intimate chamber musical so special you want to wrap your protective arms around it." A TV spot and a teaser for the musical are below.

Before that gets to town, Gabriel Kahane plays a solo show at Rockwood Stage 2 on Monday, February 27th. Tickets are on sale. We've also got a few pairs to give away as well. Information is below. At the gig he'll be performing songs from his excellent 2011 disc Where Are the Arms (streaming on his blog), as well as other solo material and possibly some songs from the musical.

Gabriel's busy year also includes a premiere of one of his pieces by American Composers Orchestra on March 22nd at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall and an entire night dedicated to his music at the same venue on October 22nd.

As for the future, Gabriel told us, in a short interview you can read below, about the commissions and material for a new album he's been working on, and he says he's been contemplating a musical work based on David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest.

Read the interview, along with the videos and Rockwood contest info, below...

Continue reading "an interview w/ Gabriel Kahane on his new musical & other projects; see him @ Rockwood Monday (we're giving away tix)"

Manu Delago
Manu Delago

London-based Hang player/composer Manu Delago has been the hang player for Bjork's Biophilia shows, including her upcoming Roseland Ballroom shows. While he's in NYC, he's also playing other shows including one at Rockwood Music Hall TONIGHT (2/21) after Chris Thile-collaborator Michael Daves and before Alia Shawkat of Arrested Development.

Oh, and Delago's Rockwood set is with Graduale Nobili and special guests. You might know Graduale Nobili as the Icelandic girls choir who also perform with Bjork at the NY shows. They recently blogged:

"We also have a new piece by our very good friend and Björk's percussionist, Manu Delago. He wrote this piece for hung and choir, and its awesome, to say the very least."
Expect them to perform that tonight. No word on who the OTHER "special guests" are (I mean we can guess... more like hope, but without confirmation, we don't want to start any rumors) (and it will be amazing no matter what).

Manu and Graduale Nobili also play another non-Bjork NYC show on February 27 at La MaMa with Nacho Arimany and special guests again.

Manu Delago also performed in NYC last week at Joe's Pub (2/17) with bass clarinetist Christoph Pepe Auer. A video from that show of them playing a medley of Fallin', Lady Marmalade, and Crazy in Love, and all dates below...

Continue reading "Manu Delago & Graduale Nobili (aka Bjork's percussionist & choir) are playing a show tonight (and other dates)"

photos by David Andrako

Punch Brothers @ Rockwood Music Hall - 2/20/2012
Punch Brothers

Chris Thile and his Punch Brothers returned to one of their old haunts, Rockwood Music Hall last night (2/20) for a jam packed, semi-private, record-release show that we have pictures from in this post. The Punch Brothers are about to head out on a tour that is next scheduled to hit NYC at Town Hall.

Michael Daves, who isn't in the Punch Brothers, but does often perform and record with Chris Thile, returns to the LES venue for a free 10pm show tonight (2/21), part of a weekly solo residency.

More pictures and the PB setlist below...

Continue reading "Punch Brothers played Rockwood Music Hall (pics, setlist); Michael Daves plays there every Tuesday"

Sam Amidon at LPR in October (more by Toby Tenebaum)
Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon will head out on an international tour in 2012, but before he does, he'll wrap up 2011 with "Sam Amidon's End Of Year Contemplation through Banjosong" in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall on December 28. Regarding the show, Sam says:

While I cannot even dare hope to match the fine calibration of Kirsten Dunst's recent acting performances (most notably Marie Antoinette, Wimbledon, and Melancholia), I do wish that as 2011 draws to a close we can sing a few murder ballads and old love songs together and maybe it will snow.
Tickets are on sale now. The show is 21+ and there is a one drink minimum.

Sam also recently released a book, Notes On The Twitterographer: Collected Tweets 2009-2011, which will be available at his shows and at his website.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Sam Amidon playing end-of-year show, touring in 2012"

Ximena Sarinana at the Parish on 11/21 (more by Tim Griffin)
Ximena Sarinana

Dawes and Hacienda played the free Rolling Stone show today (12/6) in Openhouse Gallery's pop-up park (201 Mulberry Street ). Dawes went on at 1 PM. Check out a video of them warming up below.

RS will continue their fest during the day on Monday (12/12) with performances by Freelance Whales (1 pm), Ximena Sarinana (2:30 pm), Deer Tick (4 pm), and MNDR (5:30 pm). RSVP is free but not does not guarantee admission. Details below.

Monday's show falls in the middle of Ximena Sarinana's tour which hit The Parish in Austin last month, and hits Rockwood Music Hall the next night (12/13) for an early and a late show, both with Graffiti6. Tickets for the early show and the late show are available. All dates below.

Tickets are also still on sale for Deer Tick's New Year's Eve show at Brooklyn Bowl with Virgin Forest, who plays Glasslands on Wednesday (12/7) with Deer Tick's Ian O'Neil and Cat Martino. Tickets are still on sale for that show too.

All dates, video, and RSVP details below...

Continue reading "Ximena Sarinana on tour, playing free Rolling Stone show w/ Deer Tick, MNDR & Freelance Whales"

yMusic at Castle Clinton in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Six-piece ensemble yMusic released their debut LP this past September, Beautiful Mechanical, with compositions by Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond (whose new album yMusic played on), Annie Clark, Son Lux, and others. They'll celebrate the album with a record release show in NYC on Sunday (12/4) at Rockwood Music Hall. Tickets are on sale now.

They'll perform in NYC again with My Brightest Diamond when they open for The National at Beacon Theater (12/16). Tickets for that show are still on sale.

yMusic are also play the Ecstatic Music Festival with album collaborator Son Lux (Ryan Lott) and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry on February 8 at Merkin Concert Hall. Tickets are still available. Stream the Son Lux-composed track "Beautiful Mechanical" off yMusic's album here.

Speaking of Richard Parry, he was spotted in the audience of the Little Scream show the other day at Pianos. He also happened to co-produce the new Little Scream record (which he also contributed to musically). Maybe he'll be there at The Rock Shop in Brooklyn tonight (12/2) too.

My Brightest Diamond also has an upcoming show at Merkin Concert Hall, but hers is part of New York Guitar Festival. She plays on January 17, performing an original score for Buster Keaton's silent film Balloonatic, aliong with Keller WilliamsRedhooker, who will both also be performing scores of Keaton films. Tickets are still available. Shara is also one of the performers for David Lang's Making Music piece, along with Bryce Dessner of The National, Owen Pallett, Nico Muhly and others, which is being presented at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on January 27. Tickets are on sale now.

All dates below...

Continue reading "yMusic playing Rockwood & other dates w/ My Brightest Diamond, Richard Reed Parry, Son Lux, The National & others"

DOWNLOAD: Dylan LeBlanc - If The Creek Don't Rise (MP3)

Dylan LeBlanc at Mercury Lounge (more by Eric Townsend)
Dylan Leblanc

21-year old Rough Trade-signed singer-songwriter Dylan LeBlanc is now on a tour of North America that stops at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on Tuesday (10/11). Advanced tickets are available for the show happening on the venue's Stage 2 at 10:30pm. All tour dates are below.

Grab the MP3 "If the Creek Don't Rise" above, and listen for the backup vocals by Emmylou Harris. A couple of videos with the dates, below...

Continue reading "Dylan LeBlanc on tour, playing Rockwood (dates)"

John Doe

X's John Doe is in NYC to to promote his new album "Keeper" which follows his release from earlier this year, a collaboration with Jill Sobule. John will make three live/tv appearances while he's here. Tonight (9/7), catch a free performance at 7pm at Soundfix Records in Brooklyn. Thursday (9/8) catch John at Rockwood Music Hall where he'll probably play a longer show. Thursday night watch him on Letterman!

If you miss him, John won't be gone long, but when he returns it will be the more punk rock version of himself. X just announced a show at Maxwell's that happens on their fall tour that also includes two NYC shows and a gig in Asbury Park.

Through Low Light and Trees

British folk duo Smoke Fairies release their first full-length album in the US, Through Low Light and Trees, today, June 14. The album, released in the UK September 6, 2010 via V2/Cooperative Music, was produced by Head who is known for working with PJ Harvey and Black Francis. The new US version of the CD also comes with a disc of bonus tracks. Check out the video for "Strange Moon Rising" and more of their music below.

You may remember Smoke Fairies from their "Gastown/Riversong" 7" which came out all the way back in December 2009 on Jack White's Third Man label. He also produced the single and contributed drums and guitar along with Jack Lawrence. The duo more recently reminded the US of their existence when they released a double a-side single "Hotel Room/Strange Moon Rising" for Record Store Day through 453 Records

Smoke Fairies are heading out on a US tour in late July with Rasputina. The tour doesn't include any NYC dates but the duo do have two NYC dates scheduled as part of a short trip here this month. After visiting Toronto for NXNE and then Boston, they play Rockwood Music Hall on June 21. They play the Manhattan venue right before Lisa Hannigan plays a sold out show on the same stage (no advanced tickets for the Smoke Fairies set though). They also open for My Gold Mask the next night, June 22 at The Rock Shop. Tickets are on sale for the Brooklyn show

Rasputina play their own NYC-area show with The Wilderness of Manitoba at Mexicali Blues in Teaneck, NJ on July 17. Tickets are still available.

Smoke Fairies contributed to MOJO Magazine's 'Harvest Revisited', a tribute to Neil Young's Harvest. Villagers, Phosphorescent, Sam Amidon and others appear on the compilation. Check out Smoke Fairies' take on "Alabama" below with more dates, videos, and other stuff.

Continue reading "Smoke Fairies released an LP in the USA, playing NXNE, NYC & shows w/ Rasputina (dates)"

Lisa Hannigan

Doveman, who often plays with both Justin Bond and Martha Wainwright, has four more upcoming salon shows scheduled at Le Poisson Rouge. Last month (after he was joined by Rufus Wainwright and Sean Lennon at the West Village venue) we mentioned that he plays the venue again on June 24. Since then, Lisa Hannigan has been added as an announced guest. Tickets are still on sale. Doveman also plays on July 29 (tickets), September 23 (tickets), and October 28 (tickets), though no guests have been announced for the new shows yet. You can also catch Doveman at a free show at Prospect Park with Junip and The Books on June 17.

Lisa Hannigan is currently on her own tour right now in her home country of Ireland. The LPR show with Doveman is one of a few she'll play in North America later this month around her appearance at Atlantic City's Dave Matthews Band Caravan Fest (not to be confused with the same scary fest that is hitting Governors Island later in the summer with a different lineup). Right before LPR, she plays NYC-area shows at Rockwood Music Hall on June 21 and 22 and Maxwell's on June 23. All three sold out quickly, so hopfully she comes back soon. She also hits Boston on the trip.

Lisa, who first came to fame via playing with Damien Rice, released her debut, Mercury Prize-nominated record Sea Sew in 2008. She's releasing the followup this fall on Dave's ATO Records (who this week released the new record by Dawes). Lisa's new LP is called Passenger, and was "recorded over a week at Brynderwyn Studios in North Wales by Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry (Solomon Burke, Allen Toussaint, Ramblin Jack Elliot) and engineer Ryan Freeland (Ray LaMontagne)."

Check out Lisa's 2009 Daytrotter session HERE. Check out a video of Lisa Hannigan covering Joni Mitchell's "Willy" along with more dates below...

Continue reading "Lisa Hannigan announced new LP, playing sold out shows, but tix still on sale for one with Doveman (who added dates too)"

James Blake @ SXSW 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
James Blake
James Blake

today in NYC
* Reggie Watts Radio Play
* Peter Garland @ The Stone
* Big Terrific @ Cameo Gallery
* Paul Simon @ Beacon Theatre
* Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* The Growlers, Ba Babes @ Maxwell's
* Vaz, Dead Rider, Bbigpigg @ Cake Shop
* The Steven Lugerner Septet @ Barbes
* James Blake DJ set @ Tammany Hall
* Yo La Tengo, The Baxx Sisis @ The Bell House
* James Blake, Active Child @ Bowery Ballroom
* Phosphorescent, Family Band @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Brenn, The Stationary Set @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Chris Thile, Michael Daves @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Deftones, Dillinger Escape Plan @ Starland Ballroom
* Velnias, Ruin Lust, Lonesummer, Ithi @ The Acheron
* Sleigh Bells, CSS, Mr. Dream, Seagull @ Webster Hall
* Princeton, High Highs, NewVillager, Ivana XL @ Glasslands
* Drop the Lime, Cubic Zirconia @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Malajube, Deleted Scenes, Pretty & Nice, Bozmo @ The Rock Shop
* Destruction, Heathen, Warbeast, No Remission @ Highline Ballroom
* Manchester Orchestra, Cage The Elephant, O'Brother @ Terminal 5
* New York Funk Exchange Rocks Off Concert Cruise on The Halfmoon
* Kill to Kill, Gross Relations, Raccoon Fighter, The Horehound @ Don Pedro
* D. Charles Speer & The Helix, Zachary Cale Band, Gray Goods @ Union Pool
* Robot Princess, Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players, Meshach Jackson @ Pianos
* Dinosaur Feathers, The Armchairs, Ball of Flame Shoot Fire, Horses Mouth @ DBA
* Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Generationals, People Get Ready, Phil & The Osophers @ Mercury Lounge
* MATA fest w/ Corey Dargel, Angleica Negron, Dither, Cantori NY, Chris Danforth and the Danforths, Florent Ghys @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Prince Rama, Pikachu-Makoto (members of mems Acid Mothers Temple, Afrirampo), Quiet Hooves, Bubbly Mommy Gun, Mugu Guymen @ Monster Island Basement

James Blake is here.

Paul McCartney's son James McCartney is not here (or just not feeling well) (Rockwood Music Hall show cancelled).

Someone billed as "McQueen & Hall & Oates" is playing Rockwood tonight though. I'm not sure who it is, but if this tweet was meant to be a hint, than don't get your hopes up I guess. That said, I have no idea.

Oh and tickets are back on sale for the Chris Thile shows happening at Rockwood tonight and tomorrow.

We're giving away tix for the Ben Sollee shows happening at Rockwood tomorrow and the next day, via Facebook.

check out This Week in Indie

We're giving away tix on Facebook to tonight's Drop the Lime gig.

We're also giving away tix to the upcoming School of Seven Bells, Sun Airway, White Lies show at Terminal 5 on Facebook.

Floor appeared on Fox TV's Red Eye. Video below...

Steve Earle performed a song from his new album live on SiriusXM. Video below...

What else?

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Fiery Furnaces

The Fiery Furnaces have scheduled a May tour that starts off with two shows at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. The May 4th & 5th NY shows are being advertised as "duo shows", and tickets are on sale for both. All tour dates below...

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The great UK 'experimental folk' artist David Thomas Broughton has announced "Outbreeding", a new album of slightly older songs that will be released by London label Brainlove Records on May 23rd. Listen to "Ain't Got No Sole" via its video below.

Meanwhile, DTB makes a trip to the U.S. for shows in NYC, Austin and LA that kick off TONIGHT/Monday (3/14) at Sycamore in Brooklyn with Oh Ruin and Alex Highton. He then plays Rockwood Music Hall on Tuesday with the same lineup. Wednesday he partakes in Doveman's next Burgundy Stain Session at LPR before heading to Austin where he plays four shows before doing one more in LA. All dates and that video below...

Continue reading "David Thomas Broughton announces new album, in NYC now before heading to SXSW (2011 dates & new video)"

Nicole Atkins @ SXSW 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
Nicole Atkins

The Tea Party-hating NPR will be streaming Nicole Atkins' recent show at World Cafe Live online as of 3pm EST today (3/11). It's a consolation prize for those who were hoping to see her play tonight at Maxwell's, but don't have a ticket (the NJ show with Cotton Jones is sold out).

On March 16th Nicole plays her first of at last five SXSW shows in Texas (a festival she also visited last year). After that she has various shows scheduled including Bonnaroo, Concerts in the Studio in Freehold, The Union County Performing Arts in Rahway, and two gigs at Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan. The first is one of those private WFUV-Members Only shows on 3/22 that will be aired on the radio station, and the next is actually a Sweet Divines show that says "w/ special guest singers TAMI LYNN and NICOLE ATKINS." That one has tickets on sale and goes down over the course of two sets on 3/30. All dates below...

Continue reading "Nicole Atkins streaming at NPR, playing Maxwell's before SXSW (tonight) & other dates (like Rockwood Music Hall) "

Martha Wainwright at Le Poisson Rouge (more by Chris La Putt)
Martha Wainwright

[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.

Continue reading "Martha Wainwright in residency @ Rockwood, playing a Dolly Parton show @ Living Room & other dates"

photos by David Andrako

Mumford & Sons have lots of fans (@ Terminal 5)
Mumford and Sons

"It reminded me very much of what it was like being in a band starting out. They are on a great roll at the moment as you hear on the track. That's what it was like with The Kinks when we started out doing single after single. You get this weird light around you that makes you work in a certain way." - [Ray Davies on Mumford & Sons]
By the looks of the photos, the light was just about normal at Terminal 5 last night, 11/16 - at Mumford & Sons's 2nd of two sold out, headlining shows at the massive venue with their tourmates Cadillac Sky and King Charles (who plays NYC again tonight and tomorrow).

After the show, all three bands headed to an invite-only afterparty at Rockwood Music Hall where they all ended up playing again (but all together as one band) to the lucky, considering how big Mumford is now, few who were in attendance. Video from the intimate aftershow is below.

In related news, there's a Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Dharohar Project collaborative four-song EP on the way, though not as quickly in all formats as previously planned:

"So there's been a bit of juggling on the physical release front - there's good news and not as good news (we're a cup half full kinda web dweller). The good news is - the physical version of the EP will in fact be in the form of a vinyl. The not such good news is that the vinyl will be coming in the new year as opposed to 7th December (when the digital version will be available from). We will keep you updated on the release date and retail info as soon as we hear word..."
And speaking of new releases by Laura Marling (remember when Mumford & Sons opened for her at a NYC show?), Jack White's Third Man Records recently put out something special...
"20-year old English folk star Laura Marling contributes to our Blue Series of releases.

For her recording Laura Marling chose two incredible songs and does them heavenly justice: Jackson C Frank's "Blues Run The Game" and Neil Young's "The Needle And The Damage Done". The exclusive 7" includes her version of "Blues Run The Game" as the A side, backed with "The Needle And The Dam"

Order the 7" via Third Man Records. Laura's only upcoming dates are in the UK at the moment.

Mumford and Sons recorded a track with Ray Davies for his new Kinks cover album (or whatever you want to call it). (hence the quote at the beginning of this post)

More pictures of all three bands from the 2nd show at Terminal 5, with some videos from that show and from the one at Rockwood Music Hall, and Mumford's T5 setlist, below...

Continue reading "Mumford & Sons played 2 shows @ T5 w/ Cadillac Sky & King Charles, and 1 smaller one later (pics, video, setlist & some related Laura Marling news too) "

Eli "Paperboy" Reed at Governor's Island (more by Tracy Allison)
Eli Paperboy Reed

For the curious, J & R Musicfest & Tech Expo won't be just demos of the latest wi-fi enabled equipment. Over four days, the annual "fest" will dedicate two days to free shows across from its downtown location (at City Hall Park) featuring performances by J Cole, Alexis Jordan, Marsha Ambrosius, and Eli "Paperboy" Reed between August 27th and August 28th. Full lineup is below.

For those in need of urgent sweet soul crooning, you can get your fix TONIGHT (8/25), as Eli "Paperboy" Reed will also sit in as a special guest at Rockwood Music Hall with The Sweet Divines. Mr. Reed won't be the only guest sitting in with the band, as Dap Kings guitarist Binky Griptite, soul songstress Maxine Brown, and Inyang Bassey (backing vocalist for Moby) will all get the assist (in addition to an opening set from Bassey and Griptite).

Tonight isn't his only appearance with The Sweet Divines either, as both will ALSO appear at the 2010 edition of the Brooklyn Soul Festival held at the Bell House on 10/8 and 10/9 (though on different days). The two day festival will feature appearances from Barbara Lynn, Vernon Garrett, Don Gardner, and Reed on day one (10/8), as well as Betty Harris, Harvey Scales, Renaldo Domino, and The Sweet Divines on day two (10/9). Tickets are on sale for day 1, day 2, and a two day pass.

The Rockwood show flyer, J&R Fest lineup and times, and all Eli dates, below....

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