Thursday, February 23, 2012

Upcoming Shows This Week

Tonight (Thursday, February 23)


Uke Night- An opportunity for ukulele players to join an informal, fun jam session (open to the public for total ukulele enjoyment) at 7 followed by a performance at 9 by the The Ukuladies

Union Hall:

YELLOWBIRDDD Sincere, lyrically driven songwriting mixing folk integrity with pop sensibility.

THE FIELD EFFECT In a live setting, The Field Effect is nothing short of a cannonball to the face. Adam's thunderous drumming has been likened to that of heavy-hitter, Dave Grohl, and often requires no microphones whatsoever. Bassist, Annie, breaks the female musician mold with tastefully-complex bass-lines as well as a vigorous stage presence. Nick's creative and catchy lead guitar work provides a perfect catalyst to the driving rhythm bed provided by Doug. On stage, The Field Effect emits a vivacity that commands audiences onto their feet and into motion.

CHRIS LORRAINE Chris Lorraine of Malinks and Withholders fame has been coerced out of retirement! From the Malinks to the Withholders, Lorraine has always remained a "musician's musician." Haunting chords are his first love. Influenced by punk guitar kingpin Robert Quine, mad genius Brian Wilson, and misanthropic Blur guitarist Graham Coxon--for Lorraine, the music came first - that is his story and the lyrics were the frosting on the post punk cake, as it were.

The Fifth Estate: DJ Phast Phreddie

Tomorrow (Friday, February 24)

Southpaw: Johnny Cash's 80th Birthday Show. 2 Day pass gets you into both shows: 2 DAY Friday 2/24@ The Bell House = Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion perform “Live at San Quentin” Saturday 2/25@ Southpaw = Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion perform “Live at Folsom Prison” admission: $25 door time: 8PM / 830PM SHOW

Union Hall:
Union Hall: DEAD FINGERS (Official NYC CD Release Party)

Taylor Hollingsworth and Kate Taylor singing together is a match made in heaven, (or maybe hell, if the devil has anything to do with this, which would not be surprising).  You would almost think Kate was married to her manager, or record label exec., who was having them act like they were romantic just to sell tickets and albums. But in fact, this Alabama duo are recently married and the two just recorded their first self titled full length with Bruce Watson (RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Iggy and the Stooges, AA Bondy), and is being released on Big Legal Mess/ Fat Possum Records early 2012. While showing a wide range of styles, ranging from duet styled songs like those of John Prine and Iris DeMent, X, or Lee Hazelwood and Ann Margaret, to straight up great classic rock bands like the Stones, Beatles, or even Traveling Wilburys, this band should find a nice home with fans of more current duo's like She and Him, Jenny and Johnny, or Civil Wars.

After the music: NEW BEARD Official Heart of Darkness Afterparty New Beard started merely a year ago when the songwriting and producing duo of Benajmin Wigler and Andrew Dunn, formerly of the band Arizona, joined forces with prog dynamo drummer Tony Waldman, tuba gunslinger TubaJoe Exley, and backhanded shredder Yazan. This band just finished it's epic upcoming LP release, a massively orchestrated production all mixed up by Swedish phenom Gustav Ejstes of the band Dungen. Soaring lead vocals, fresh melodic hooks, layered instrumentation and tuba-powered rock are New Beard's hallmarks which marry elements as disparate as indie pop, latin jazz, Japanese folk music, and old-school metal.

Freddy's: From Rum to Whiskey / Crooked Man / Mans Gin / Yuni Sabatino & Giant Flying Turtles

 8pm Giant Flying Turtles: Giant Flying Turtles consists of NYC’s Calvin Bennett and Johnny Young. They play rock and Americana music on upright bass, piano, guitar, drums, and other instruments.

 9pm Yuni Sabatino: She was born in Mexico City & educated at the National Institute for the Fine Arts where she was trained in classical music as an Opera Singer. She also complimented her education with instruction from one of the best representatives of vocal jazz music in Mexico.

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