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NYC Concert Recommendations

Saturday, Feb 2nd Tipsy Oxcart @ Red Hook Bait and Tackle One of my favorite new bands! Combines insane Balkan music with infectious grooves. 9:30pm Sunday, Feb 3rd Kristin the Night Away feat. Jocie Adams @ Jalopy Kristin Andreassen is bringing back her much-loved variety show, featuring too many amazing songwriters to name, and a […]

Thursday Alex Battles @ Rodeo Bar Raucous country goodness. Thursday-Sunday Vijay Iyer Trio @ Jazz Standard Probably the most critically acclaimed jazz musician of his generation. Friday Bustle in your Hedgerow @ Brooklyn Bowl A super group Led Zeppelin cover band. Friday-Saturday John Hartfort Tribute @ Jalopy/Littlefield Night 1 Acoustic, Night 2 Electric, featuring a […]

It’s APAP conference week again which means way too much music to choose from, and the annual Winter Jazz Fest. This sells out every year so buy your tickets early. I made my picks for the difficult to navigate WJF at the bottom. Friday, January 11th Dirty Projectors/yMusic @ Carnegie Hall 8pm $30-$65 Saturday, January […]

Hey I just added a bunch of tour dates! Hope to see you there. Lots going on this week of course, here are a few highlights: Tuesday Ollabelle @ Hudson Square (behind city winery) Lush modern rearrangements of trad. songs and originals. 6:00pm Free Sigur Rós @ Prospect Park Bandshell Arguably pretentious  Icelandic indie-rock. It’s sold […]

Tuesday Marco Benevento @ City Winery (back yard) indie rock-piano jazz. FREE 5:30pm The Dirty Projectors @ Prospect Park Bandshell $30 or free if you sit behind the fence like I will be. 7pm with two openers. Lee Fields and the Expressions @ Fort Green Park This guy blew me away last year at Pickathon […]

Another summer, another bunch of incredible free shows. Tuesday Gabriel Kahane @ River2River Festival Paired with some other songwriter and a couple poets. 7pm Rockefeller Park. Free Emily Mure Trio @ Rockwood Stage 1 Inventive songwriting with creative instrumentation (guitar/oboe/cello). Free. 8pm Andrew D’Angelo Trio @ Shapeshifter Lab One of my favorite saxophonists – fills […]

Tuesday Sebastien Amman Quartet @ Korzo (South Slope) Great compositions and band. 9pm Wednesday Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana @ the Stone (LES) Probably want to get there early to get in line. Roots & Ruckus @ Jalopy 9:30 – Kerri Lowe (country originals with a powerhouse voice) 11:00 – Feufollet (modern cajun – awesome) […]

Tuesday Big Mean Sound Machine @ Brooklyn Bowl Great Afrobeat from Ithaca! 7pm Free with Facebook RSVP or $7 at the door Gaslight Revival End of Season Party @ 116 MacDougal Lot’s of bluegrass etc. If you’ve never experienced the bi-weekly gaslight shows this is your last chance before the summer hiatus! Free! Likely to […]

Monday Old-Time Jam @ Lowlands Consistently amazing jam featuring tons of the area’s luminaries. 8:30pm Free. Tuesday Margaret Glaspy and Lake Street Dive @ The Living Room Margaret keeps gaining momemtum as one of the most respected singer-songwriters on the scene. She’s doing a month-long residency at the Living Room and this week will feature […]

Tuesday Theo Bleckmann @ Apple Store UWS Incredibly innovative vocalist celebrates his CD release (music of Kate Bush). Eivind Opsvik’s Overseas @ LPR A band comprised of many of my favorite musicians (Tony Malaby, Brandon Seabrook) at the best sounding venue of it’s size. 7pm. $13/$10 for students Rachel Ries @ Pete’s Candy Store A […]

Wednesday Bill Frisell and Sam Amidon @ LPR Two innovators come together in something of an unlikely but welcomed collaboration. 2 Shows – 7:30 and 10:30pm. $30 Cuddle-Magic @ The Living Room Live Taping for Sirius/XM. 9PM Free. Margaret Glaspy @ Pete’s Candy Store 11pm free. Friday Fiona Apple @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Sold […]

Monday Doug Wamble and Jonah Smith @ 55 Bar (West Village) Two amazingly soulful singers will trade songs, and probably talk shit. 7pm Free. 2 drink minimum. Parkside Bluegrass Jam (Lower East Side) The Super Bowl of NYC Bluegrass jams. Happens once a month. Hosted by Michael Daves. On a real stage with a microphone! […]

My internet-free-time the past couple weeks has been spent working on a new website for Miles of Music Camp. It’s an amazing week, check it out! Monday Gabriel Kahane @ Rockwood Stage 2 Thoughtfully composed songs meet classical sentiment and virtuosity. 8:30pm $10 Tuesday Gaslight Revival @ 116 MacDougal Featuring the burning bluegrass of the […]

Wednesday Bill Callahan @ JALC One of the most spellbinding performers I’ve seen in recent months. Hauntingly captivating. Sold out, but there should be standby tickets available. Ryan Scott @ Rockwood Stage 2 Pure rock and roll genius. 11:30pm Free Thursday Darrell Scott @ Joe’s Pub One of the great voices of contemporary Americana songwriting […]

Saturday Margaret Glaspy @ The Living Room One of the best rooms in the city, sonically speaking. You should know about Margaret by now! 8pm Free Tunescape at CDNY A great contradance band featuring Accordionist Rachel Bell (Andrew & Noah Band) 8pm $15 Sunday The Revelers @ Conley’s The Revelers are the Red Stick Ramblers […]

Tuesday Gaslight Revival @ 116 Gaslight Featuring recent Nashville transplant Bailey Cooke 8:30pm Free Cuddle Magic @ Zebulon One of my favorite bands in the world. Consistently inspiring blend of progressive classical/indie/jazz. Thursday Thile/Daves @ the Allen Room A rare chance to see this jaw-dropping bluegrass duo comfortably seated in a theatre. 8:30pm Standby tickets […]

I’m playing shows in Ithaca Rochester and Syracuse this week, so if you know anyone there please help spread the word! Tuesday Sheriff Bob’s Gaslight Revival @ 116 MacDougal Three great bands for free! 8:30pm Wednesday Shane Endsley Group @ Seeds Amazing trumpet player with great tunes. $5 suggested donation 10pm Thursday Noam Pickelny and […]

Tuesday Lake Street Dive @ the Living Room 9PM Free Michael Daves 5 Year Anniversary @ Rockwood Stage 1 Sure to include special guests. 10pm Free Wednesday The Gowanus Bass Quartet @ Seeds Four amazing upright bass players playing a program of eclectic music. 8:30pm $10 suggested donation Thursday Dave King Trucking Company @ Rockwood […]

TONIGHT Caleb Klauder Country Band @ Hill Country BBQ One of the best country singers on the planet brings his west coast band to NYC tonight. Also the best bbq in town. 8:30pm no cover no minimum. Thursday Elizabeth and the Catapult and Christina Courtin @ Littlefield Smart vocal driven pop with lush orchestrations. Friday […]

Monday Becca Stevens Band @ Rockwood Stage 2 Margaret Glaspy @ Cameo Gallery Friday Claudia Quintet @ the Stone Doug Wamble Quartet @ Jazz Gallery Firehorse @ Rockwood Stage 2 Saturday Dayna Stephens @ Jazz Gallery Sunday Anais Mitchell’s Haidestown @ LPR Gabriel Kahane with the Orpheus Chamber Orchesta @ Galapagos

Monday Abigail Washburn @ the Bell House My favorite mix of indie and old-time appalachian. 8:30pm $15 Tuesday Sheriff Bob’s Gaslight Revival @ 116 MacDougal Featuring three great bands – this week local Bluegrass from the Pickup Band and something new from world-renowned mandolinist Barry Mitterhoff 8:30pm Free Thursday Alan Hampton EP Release @ Rockwood […]

Wednesday The Deadly Gentleman @ Pianos (Upstairs) Greg Liszt (of Crooked Still) Off-centered virtuosic banjo. 9pm Free Thursday The Late Brigade @ Bar Reis A sort of round robin of some of Brooklyn’s best singers/songwriters with a stellar backup band 8:30 free Friday-Saturday Dan Miller Sextet @ Smalls Bebop at it swingingest. 10pm 2 sets […]

Monday Becca Stevens Band @ Rockwood Stage 2 Satisfying layer-y jazz-rock.9:15pm Free Tuesday Cuddle Magic @ Sycamore (Ditmas Park) One of my favorite bands, in the midst of a tour promoting their new album! 9pm $10 Wednesday Ned Gould Quartet with Dan Miller @ Fat Cat No BS post-bop. Midnight $3 Friday Jeremy Udden and […]

  Friday Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout @ 55 Bar Soul music at it best. Amazing band! 10pm Donny McCaslin @ Blue Note Two saxophones and drums spontaneously improvising. Sure to be amazing. 12:30am $10. Sunday Jon Brion (4th show added) @ LPR Two friends have seen Brion’s show at LPR this week and spoke of the […]