Month: October 2011

  • War Horse at the Vivian Beaumont Theater

    I didn’t particularly have an interest in seeing War Horse, even after it won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Play. We ended up seeing it last night (how that came to be, below), with extraordinary seats, in the second row. I don’t go to the theater often enough for anyone to take […]

  • Rebecca Haviland at Rockwood Music Hall

    Rebecca Haviland at Rockwood Music Hall? We’re there. We’d go even if we knew it would be identical to the last show, but this time I knew there would be at least a small twist. One of her band members, Greg Mayo, was playing in Washington, DC, so something would be different. It […]

  • Julia Haltigan at Rockwood Music Hall

    Julia Haltigan headlined a set at Rockwood Music Hall. She was sandwiched in between two sets we were planning on seeing, making it very easy for us to check her music out. Mostly Rock, with a number of twists (Trumpet, Harmonica, Electric Mandolin), with nuance among the numbers even within the Rock genre. […]

  • Chris Ayer at Rockwood Music Hall

    Chris Ayer announced a show at Rockwood Music Hall with the following tweet: chrisayer Chris Ayer Show tonight in NYC! Rockwood 8p: playing brand new songs w/ @CAndersonbass @matt_simons & @adamchristgau that we’re recording today.excited We already had it on the calendar for a while, but didn’t know it would be a full […]

  • New York Chamber Soloists All Mozart Program at The Morgan Library

    Melissa Tong and Jim Johnston told us that a friend of theirs was playing the flute in an all Mozart program. That’s all I needed to hear, especially given what I wrote two weeks ago in a post about a rock set: On one number she also played the flute, beautifully, an instrument […]

  • Sierra Noble at The Bitter End

    What do you do when one of your favorite performers has a show at one of your least favorite venues? You go, without hesitation. Sierra Noble easily qualifies as one of our favorites. The Bitter End easily qualifies as one of the least enjoyable venues we frequent semi-regularly. Both turned out exactly as […]

  • Rock Talk with Ian Axel at Feinstein’s Hosted by Phil Lipof

    Another Monday, another excruciatingly difficult choice of shows to see. There were four can’t miss ones all going on at the same time. This week’s calculus was radically different than last, but after crunching the numbers, we ended up selecting the same group of performers. Ian Axel appeared on Rock Talk, hosted by […]

  • Alex Berger at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

    Alex Berger headlined a special show at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 last night. Special, because we Americans rarely get an opportunity to see him since he abandoned us 20 months ago to return to his native England. His last show in NYC was also at Rockwood 2, 11 months ago (covered here). […]

  • Patrick Firth at Rockwood Music Hall

    Patrick Firth debuted as a headliner at Rockwood Music Hall last night. Those of us who see Patrick play sideman in a number of bands have been eagerly awaiting this night. That said, I had no idea what to expect. In the other bands, Patrick plays keyboards (piano and electronic) and sings background/harmony. […]

  • Greg Mayo Band Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 CMJ

    Greg Mayo Band headlined at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, one of the last sets to officially close out the week-long CMJ Festival (of course, there were a ton of other sets closing out the week in many other venues). But there was only one venue for us to be, namely the one […]