Album release party for Moonlight Never Shined So Bright at Rockwood Music Hall
The Barr Brothers final show of the summer before the debut label release this fall.
The intimate Rockwood provides Brad a wonderful birthday venue. He literally roped in the audience to participate, showing off his tricks and letting the room experience involvement in the performance. He sent thread out into the crowd, attached to his guitar. As the audience changed the tension, the noise would come through his guitar pickup. Very fun trick! I’ve seen him do it before but this time he actually explained it a bit.
Two new songs, still untitled, will be forthcoming after the album drops, per Andrew’s request, he’d prefer if the new tracks are first heard via the studio release. Check back in the fall to download those tracks here.
Old Mythologies,Ohh Belle, Deacon’s Son, Beggar In The Morning, Lord I Just Can’t Keep from Crying [Blind Willie Johnson Cover], Untitled (Even The Darkness) , Untitled (Let It Go)
The SLIP return!
Set contains new songs so bear with me as I figure those out in the coming days.
Broke the Promised Land [7 MB]
The Soft Machine [9.7 MB]
Take the Bus [4.5 MB]
Airplane/Primitive [8 MB]
Sometimes True to Nothing [9.7 MB]
Motherwolf* [5.9 MB]
Brand New Song!!* [5.4 MB]
Another Brand New Song!!* [5.9 MB]
True Love Ain’t Enough
Weight of Solomon
Children of December
* performed with Sam Cohen of Yellowbirds/Apollo Sunshine on guitar.
Here’s a few select tracks from Christine Hoberg’s set at Rockwood Music Hall last night. She brought two brand new gems, one Diamonds and Lines and the other Devil With Lipstick, had never been played live before Rockwood.
Setlist: Nom. 3, Plain-Faced Jane, Stripes, Nice, Home, Diamonds and Lines, Devil With Lipstick, Soemtimes, I Follow Rivers
Detroit diva Eliza Neals captivated those at The Bitter End. Her unique modern rock approach creates a new motown sound that clearly has some southern roots.
Right Hand Man, Never Gonna, Gimme Shelter, Raining, Misery, Thrill Is Gone, Love Hurts More, I’m the Girl, Southern Comfort, Save Me
I showed up at The Bitter End for Eliza Neals but was pleasantly surprised with Haroula Rose, a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, who played just before Eliza’s Set
All I Know
Zander Bleck leads a charmed “sexy life.” His rock n roll is in your face, perhaps even trying to get in your pants. With tracks like “Take It Away” and “Find You Again” it’s clear that Zander has got something the music scene hasn’t experienced yet.
Joined by guitar god Mark Williams, The Pocono Prodigy; here they are at the Mercury Lounge in Manhattan.
The addition of Mark adds his distinctive flavor of soul which accentuates Zander’s energy in a genre defying effort with an LP release pending soon, this will be something to take New York by storm . I can’t wait to see where they take us next.
Check out the news about the upcoming album at ZanderBleck.com
Zander pays homage to Led Zeppelin with Good Times, Bad Times [4.5MB] live at the Mercury Lounge in Lower Manhattan.
Christine Hoberg captivated the audience at Rockwood Music Hall with the voice that can cut through the bullshit of New York City. I heart her so much. She laughs at all my jokes.
Here are a few tracks, MP3 Downloads from Saturday night in the Lower East Side.
Hoberg Setlist 4/18/2011 : Nom. 3, Plain-Faced Jane, Nice, Home, Another Man, Sometimes, Stripes , I Follow Rivers (Lykke Li Cover)
The hauntingly beautiful music filled the room as Strand of Oaks took the stage at Mercury Lounge before Joe Pug last night. Not what I expected from a guy that “looks like a cross between The Lion from the Wizard of Oz and The Dude.’ His name is Tim Showalter and his voice will cut through you and show you something you were missing out on before.
Here’s Strand of Oaks doing Daniel’s Blues [4.4] written from Dan Ackroyd’s perspective on the loss of John Belushi and what will become of the Ghostbusters. With lines like “who will I call / Chevy’s an ass and Gilda’s got a cold.” Even Eddie Murphy gets a shout out in this one, a very interesting piece.
Another great track, Sterling [4.6MB]
With a heartwarming voice that gets you every time, up next was the Joe Pug set. I love checking out Joe every chance I get. Thanks to The Low Anthem for the introduction. Here is I Do My Father’s Drugs [4.8MB] Afterwards he jokes around telling the crowd they came out on a Saturday night in Manhattan for ‘brooding introspective folk ballads’ which he will providing. Joe is always a good time.
I’ll put the rest of the MP3s online when Joe finishes his current tour this summer, so check back here next month.
Saturday, Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn hosted an event for Go Folk Yourself.
Before running off to Joe Pug at Mercury Lounge, I watched the always amazing Christine Hoberg open up the night, followed by Free Advice.
Both acts, a refreshing change from the norm. Hoberg offering her sultry ways to a sausage fest that could use a pretty girl in a dress on stage.
Free Advice keep it real, gathering around an old timey feeling microphone with their acoustic instruments. They make you feel like it’s 1920 again. Pete’s is a great spot for intimate music, probably the best “awkward hallway room” for music that Brooklyn has to offer.
Here is Oh Precious Burning [5.7MB] by Free Advice, with a great intro as to the songs origins. Put me on the Shelf [4.1MB]Christine Hoberg offers a stripped down version of Home. [4MB] It will be interesting to compare her performance to this upcoming Monday’s version where she will be joined by her full band at Rockwood Music Hall. [Rockwood Version Here]