Month: May 2011

  • Is Rudeness a Necessary Evil?

    Send to Kindle(Wow, I just finished writing and unsurprisingly, I created a monster. If you can’t make it through the entire post, I forgive you, but you might want to peek at the last few paragraphs for one proposed solution to the problem…) There is a recurring theme in too many of my posts, rude […]

  • Greg Mayo, Craig Meyer, Tony Maceli and Guests at Red Lion

    I’m a fanatical lover of great guitar playing. If that’s news to you, welcome, this is likely your first time visiting here. Candyrat Records has signed an impressive number of the top instrumental guitarists around. Every so often they schedule a tour with a number of their artists. We’ve seen one that was […]

  • Martin Rivas and Robbie Gil at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

    Martin Rivas was bringing his current Saturday Night residency at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 to a close last night (he’ll be touring Europe much of the summer). That would be reason enough to go see him (the last full-band show in NYC until late August or early September). But I’ll give you […]

  • Greg Mayo at Rockwood Music Hall

    We saw Greg Mayo perform at Rockwood Music Hall two nights ago, in support of Rebecca Haviland (covered here). Here are two things I said in that post: Can I praise Greg more than I have in the past? It’s a difficult assignment, but I’ll be sure to work hard at it. and […]

  • Chris Ayer at Rockwood Music Hall

    On May 13th, we saw Chris Ayer perform at The Living Room. You can read about it here. Before we made it out of the room, Lois turned to me and said “When does Chris play again?”. It wouldn’t have mattered if the answer was “At 3am, across town”, she was ready to […]

  • Abby Payne at Rockwood Music Hall

    We’ve seen Abby Payne once before, briefly, at a Benefit Concert. I had only good things to say about her (in particular, her keyboard skills). Still, since she was one of a cast of thousands and sang lead on only one song, I admit that her name didn’t register with me as someone […]

  • The Third Wheel Band at Rockwood Music Hall

    This is the second of five posts today, but it’s out of order, deal with it. 😉 We had just seen three consecutive sets at Rockwood Music Hall. We were tired and had planned to head home to rest, mostly because we were intending to come back to Rockwood for the midnight set […]

  • Buddy Toth at Rockwood Music Hall

    This is the first of five posts today. I normally combine an evening into one (crazy long) post, but last night’s 4.5 sets felt like it would be too long even for me. We were scheduled to see Abby Payne at 7pm, followed by Chris Ayer at 8 at Rockwood Music Hall. I […]

  • Rebecca Haviland and American Idol Rejects Show at Rockwood Music Hall

    I’ve written about Rebecca Haviland quite a number of times, each time glowingly. That said, the most songs we ever saw her perform in a row were three, at a recent Backscratch show. We’ve wanted to catch a full set for a long time and nearly pulled it off twice. It finally happened […]

  • Live Society, The Thang and Chelsea Lee at Rockwood Music Hall

    I’ve seen Live Society once before when they opened a Benefit Concert at The Bitter End. They were awesome. Ever since then, I’ve followed them and have been trying hard to get to one of their shows (they play reasonably frequently). Unfortunately, it just didn’t work out. I was reasonably sure it wouldn’t […]