Month: August 2011

  • Dickey Betts at City Winery with Kristy Lee Opening

    Sometimes dreams do come true. Sometimes they don’t live up to expectations, but even then, the dream coming true is often enough reward. Such was the case last night, for me. I grew up listening to what many people now call Classic Rock. There were so many great bands that I always feel […]

  • Backscratch XV at Rockwood Music Hall

    Last night was the 15th Backscratch show, hence the fancy XV in the title. We missed the first 12 (I blame all of you!) and caught the last two (three including XV). Backscratch is the brainchild of Martin Rivas and Craig Meyer. Six or Nine performers, depending on whether they can book two […]

  • Greg Mayo Band at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

    If you read this space, you know how often we see Greg Mayo perform. Even so, it’s not nearly enough, but we take what we can get. One of the reasons we see Greg so often is that he plays with a number of different bands (and a number of configurations under his […]

  • Martin Rivas at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

    We see Martin Rivas whenever we can. One of the reasons is that he always finds a way to shake things up, even when he’s performing with the same (awesome) band. Recently that has meant Martin introducing a slew of new songs (he’s prepping to record a new CD with the incredible Alex […]

  • Brothers McCann at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

    Brothers McCann played Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, last night at 9pm. I missed that show. I don’t usually post about shows I miss, but that’s exactly what I’m doing. As we did earlier this month, Lois and I split up (just temporarily, calm down folks!). I went to see Derek James at […]

  • Derek James at Rockwood Music Hall

    Derek James has magical powers (at least over me). I am a very happy person, nearly 100% of the time. So, lifting my spirits seems like a silly thing to say, since they’re always pretty high (metaphorically speaking). Yet, every time I see Derek James perform (last night, at Rockwood Music Hall, was […]

  • The Crab Apple Singers at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

    If you ask who the Crab Apple Singers are, I won’t fault you for not knowing, since last night was their first-ever performance. It’s a spinoff of a group called The Big Apple Singers. The founder of TBAS, Evan Watson is on an extended tour with Def Leppard. The rest of the group […]

  • Bri Arden Acoustic at Rockwood Music Hall

    I typically check the Rockwood Music Hall website whenever we’re home and map out upcoming shows for a number of weeks. I put them on the calendar so that when people ask when we’re available, I know whether I’m likely to be at Rockwood instead. Last night we had mapped out being at […]

  • Nate Campany at Rockwood Music Hall

    I’ve wanted to see Nate Campany perform a set for a very long time now. When he listed a show at Rockwood Music Hall at 9pm (last night), I was excited, until I checked my calendar. I had 5.5 straight hours booked right next door at Stage 2. At 9pm, Kyle Patrick was […]

  • Jesse Ruben at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

    I’ve seen Jesse Ruben do a full set at Rockwood Music Hall once before. Lois was sick that night. I had nothing but compliments for Jesse and you can read about it in the second half of this post. Last night he played Stage 2 and had a full band. Everything I said […]