Category: Music

  • Ximena Sarinana at LAMC at Bowery Ballroom

    We only recently discovered Ximena Sarinana, having seen her perform for the first time on May 31st, 2011. You can read my post on that show. Two nights ago we got the tiniest taste when Ximena sang some harmony with Alex Wong during his show. The Latin Alternative Music Conference is in town […]

  • Alex Wong at Rockwood Music Hall

    We try never to miss an Alex Wong show if we can help it. To prove my point, we saw him last night at Rockwood Music Hall, we’ll see him tonight (supporting Ximena Sarinana) and again tomorrow night as a special guest playing with Dave Eggar’s Deoro band. Three nights in a row […]

  • Kim Churchill at Rockwood Music Hall

    Nearly four years ago Lois and I attended a show at Tarrytown Music Hall. The opener that night was Anthony da Costa. At the time, he was 16 and many considered him a rising star in the folk world. A few weeks back when I locked our calendar to see Alex Wong at […]

  • Deb Oh and The Cavaliers at Rockwood Music Hall

    We went to Rockwood Music Hall to see Valerie Mize play the 8pm set (last night). In Valerie’s event page on Facebook, she touted the act following her, Deb Oh. That name sounded vaguely familiar to me. I listened to a number of songs and realized that a while ago, someone else mentioned […]

  • Valerie Mize at Rockwood Music Hall

    On Sunday, I started the post about Sierra Noble as follows: In what is obviously becoming a regular occurrence, we discover new musicians in the following cycle: 1) they perform side-person duties with someone we regularly see, 2) we see some mini-set where they headline a portion, 3) we see them perform a […]

  • Steff Leal at Rockwood Music Hall

    We were going to see the 8pm set at Rockwood Music Hall last night. We often check out the set before, to raise our chances of getting seats. This time, the artist we were going to see at 8pm was promoting the 7pm and 9pm sets. That raised my hopes that the 7pm […]

  • Another Amazing Weekend

    This was our third consecutive weekend hosting out-of-town visitors. Since the last two were fantastic, the bar was set high for this one. Don’t worry, we cleared it. When our friends (parents of our godchildren and our closest friends for nearly 30 years!) asked whether this weekend would be a good one for […]

  • Chris Ayer at The Living Room

    Topping off an extraordinary night of music was one of our favorites, Chris Ayer. For those of you who are new here, you might require proof that Chris is one of our favorites. Luckily, I can provide that. Two weeks ago we hosted our first house concert. We wanted a solo, guitar slinging […]

  • Sierra Noble at The Living Room

    In what is obviously becoming a regular occurrence, we discover new musicians in the following cycle: 1) they perform side-person duties with someone we regularly see, 2) we see some mini-set where they headline a portion, 3) we see them perform a full set of their own, falling madly in love with them […]

  • Matt Simons at The Living Room

    We’ve seen quite a bit of Matt Simons in the past few months, but they’ve all been in his exceptional role as sideman for a number of other artists who we follow. It’s been four months since we’ve seen him headline a set. Thankfully, that drought ended last night at The Living Room. […]