Spirit Family Reunion isn’t an unfamiliar name on grass clippings, but The Dirt Daubers may be. Not for long. The trio hailing from Paducah, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee is all banjo-strumming, mandolin-picking deliciousness, and they’re […]
To put it simply, there’s way too much happening this week – in a good way. Personally, my goal is to try and make it to see Trampled By Turtles at Webster and/or The Apache […]
New Yorkers – there are so many shows for conversation this week that it’s tough to highlight just one or two. But we’ll try.
One I’m most excited about is Andrew Bird’s Friday afternoon set with Soundcheck Live at The Greene Space. His latest album, ‘Break It Yourself,’ has so far topped my list of 2012 faves, and from past shows I’ve seen of his, I’ve learned one thing: expect a lot, and he’ll deliver. This show sold out a day after it was announced, but I suggest checking StubHub for last minute tickets day of. If you’re still out of luck, definitely watch the live stream on the GS site. The show’s at 2 pm, so plug in your headphones, and don’t tell your boss. Or better yet, become your own boss.
Also, a band who was recently announced as among the ranks of Newport Folk Fest-ers taking to the stage this July is First Aid Kit – and Wednesday is your chance to check out the folk country duo at Webster Hall. Below is their video for ‘Emmylou,’ one of my personal favorites.
Not to go without mention is Delta Spirit, who’s touring to promote their new album. It’s quite a departure from the last, and I’m still on the fence; they’ll play Webster Hall with WATERS on Thursday for a sold out show. And also if, like me, you missed out on last Friday’s Bowerbirds show and therefore missed out on one of their awesome opening bands, Mandolin Orange, you’ve been granted a second chance. You can catch ’em tonight at 10 pm at Rockwood Music Hall.
Honestly, all the acts playing this week deserve their own write-up, so I recommend giving them a listen online and catching what you can. The calendar follows:
Put your coats away and get your pens ready, because there’s a lot to see this week and some awesome weather is set to be ripe for the show picking. On Wednesday, there’s the Webster […]
This week, we’re keeping your musical itinerary short and sweet (you know, the whole quality-not-quantity business). Ollabelle. Wednesday. City Winery. Go see them if you like good music dripping with old soul that’s deemed producable […]
Dear Fire Marshall, The grass clippings winter warm up, the first ever grass clippings event, more than doubled the maximum occupancy of Brooklyn’s Bar4 on Friday night. In the midst of a few whiskeys and […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: Our friend Chris Mateer at the Uprooted Music Revue, another badass Brooklyn-based Americana blog, is almost as excited about this week’s grass clippings winter warm up as we are. Chris does more in-depth Q&As […]
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 […]
UPDATE: Read the recap and see photos HERE. It was a hoot. UPDATE: Read the recap and see photos HERE. It was a hoot. It’s cold out there, so I thought it would be fun to […]
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 […]