Category: Music

  • Rebecca Haviland at Rockwood Music Hall

    We attended a Leave a Lasting Mark benefit show on Thursday. Rebecca Haviland was one of the many performers that night. She performed a version of Carolina On My Mind that captivated the audience. You can read about it here. Even though we had a jam-packed 48 hours in between, I admit that […]

  • Bri Arden at Rockwood Music Hall

    Prior to seeing this show we attended a benefit concert at The Bitter End. I wrote about it here, which included a section on Bri Arden (the subject of this post). After it was over, Lois couldn’t keep her eyes open, so she grabbed a cab and headed home. Unfortunately, she took her […]

  • Leave a Lasting Mark Benefit at The Bitter End

    Sam Teichman produces a monthly benefit concert. Each show benefits a specific charity. Each show has a specific theme and is epic in terms of the number of artists and their individual and combined talents. You can follow Sam on Twitter to get alerts about each show. Last night’s show benefitted Sean Casey […]

  • Backscratch XIV at Rockwood Music Hall

    We’ve only been to one Backscratch before, but we’ll do our best to never miss one going forward. Last night was #14, but I decided to show off my mad Roman Numeral skills in the title. This one was back at Rockwood Music Hall (not the original venue). I covered the last one […]

  • Jeff Litman at Rockwood Music Hall

    On their birthday, most people wait (patiently or otherwise) to see what their friends and family will do for them. Musicians? Not so much. A number of them book shows on their birthday, effectively throwing a party for their friends, family and fans. Yesterday was Jeff Litman’s birthday and that’s exactly what he […]

  • Nick Howard at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

    We’ve seen Nick Howard perform once before, as part of his side project with Rachel Platten called Chasing Violet. I really enjoyed that set and was looking forward to hearing Nick do his own stuff at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2. Nick had a full band backing him. He’s British, lives in NYC […]

  • Busy Weekend Without Music

    When I tell you we had a busy weekend, you assume you will be reading about a ton of musical events. Not this time. We have good friends who live in VA, parents with three kids, ages 13, 10 and 5. We’ve known them since the 13-year-old was 18 months old (they lived […]

  • Martin Rivas Solo Campfire at Slane

    We’ve only been to one NYC Campfire before. That one was missing Martin Rivas, one of the co-founders of Campfire. Last night Martin was back hosting Campfire, this time at the original site of the Campfires, Slane (link is currently broken). Martin’s partner-in-music (crime?), Craig Meyer, was on the road and didn’t attend […]

  • Chris Ayer at a House Concert

    This was a weekend extravaganza hosting our godson (David) and his wife (Rebecca). In addition to seeing Wicked earlier in the day (covered in this post), we wanted to take them to see some live music in NYC. Our core group consisted of 10 people, which could present logistical problems with finding the […]

  • Our Tenth Wicked is still the Charm

    Our godson (David) and his wife (Rebecca) were coming up to spend their first weekend with us as a married couple. They were to arrive on Friday night when the festivities were to begin. Unfortunately, the Wicked witch was in control on Friday, and after hearing every excuse in the book, their flight […]