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Some cool shows happening this week in and around the city, including a mix of the traditional and progressive. The twangy DeLorean Sisters are banjo-ing it up at Union Hall on Saturday, and local indie […]
It may be so cold outside in NYC of late that your skin is slowly beginning to resemble that of an extinct, ghostly reptile … but if this week’s list of shows doesn’t pull you limb-by-limb out from under your down comforter, I don’t know what will.
First up, I was introduced to He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister a few years back when they opened for the band formerly known as The Rosewood Thieves at a warehouse party in Los Angeles. This guy and gal and their staple tap-dance-sideshow blew me away. This Thursday, they’re bringing their fun, folky whimsy to Mercury Lounge. You really should not miss it — sleet be damned. Check out the video below:
And of course, there’s brown bird, playing this go ’round with Brooklyn-based O’Death at Le Poisson Rouge. I can’t get enough of this duo, and LPR will be an awesome venue to see them do their thang.
Hope your calendar isn’t packed this week, because there are a fair number of NYC area shows at which your presence is recommended. While several of the ones listed are part of this month’s weekly […]
Residencies. When I moved to the city, the concept of a “residency” was foreign to this Miami-dweller. Now, the month-long, weekly recurrences are one of my favorite musical inventions … especially when acts like Spirit […]
Christmas may be over, but New Year’s Eve is still hurtling towards us … which means that when it comes to local shows, this week is seeing some slim pickin’s until after the holidays officially […]
Okay, New Yorkers – let’s get down to brass tacks, here. The holidays are fast approaching, it’s cold, there’s an exorbitant amount of tourists taking over the streets as well as your favorite new-but-made-to-look-like-vintage clothing stores, and most importantly, after last week’s Ryan Adams and Justin Townes Earle shows at Carnegie Hall, you feel like the live music circuit is on a major decline until after the new year.
Well, you’re right. But you’re also partially mistaken, as the upcoming weeks may actually be the best time to get hip to (I’ve never used that phrase before) some awesome, local acts who are on the rise. For that reason, here’s a calendar of this week’s most exciting live shows of some bands you know, and hopefully, some you don’t.
So, put on the brightest gloves you own, brave the cold, and we’ll catch you folkers at the venues – I’ll be the one double-fisting hot toddies and holding a picture of Ryan Gosling playing the ukelele. (Click “more” to see the calendar, and make sure you scroll down on the embed to view all the night listings.)
Contrary to the scores of tweets blowing up Twitter today, there really is no “second best” to being there when it comes to the Newport Folk Festival. So, don’t believe what you’re reading from those […]