The story of Connie Converse is one that’s hard to swallow. Converse, a much overlooked yet extremely talented 1950s New York singer songwriter, disappeared in 1974 after writing goodbye letters to her friends and family. […]
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.
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 […]
A few months back, I posted on Howard Fishman’s coming 2010 trilogy of albums. Well. This week all three albums – each focusing on a different location – became widely available. Each album centers on […]
Brooklyn’s Howard Fishman, a New York favorite for his lively shows that mesh New Orleans soul, New York jazz and Americana folk, hasn’t released an album since a project two years ago where he interpreted […]