I have been a big fan of Eric Rosner since I first came across him a couple of years ago.
He has a kickstarter going on, check him out.
Gilded Age of Manhattan art. 1880-1910
“During the period of 1880-1910 known as the Gilded Age, New York City had become the city of the future. Industry, commerce, architecture and entertainment were just a few of the strongholds that Manhattan could boast about. There had never been a city like New York. Dreams were born and created here and anything was possible.
My main focus is on a small stretch of streets between 34th and 23rd, South of Broadway. It’s an epic location. Vaudeville, Edison, Tesla, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Houdini, Tin Pan Alley, the birth of film and Madison Square Garden is just a brief list of the significance of the area. I’m really drawn to the history of New York City, I find NYC such a unique location and the cross over city towards the modern world.”
Directed by Dallas J Logan, edited by Dan Boujoulian. Shamar Forté’s Bright Lights is a trippy visual journey.
Take it with you,
or watch on Vimeo
Shamar Forté – “Bright Lights” Official Music Video from shamar forte on Vimeo.
B47 2012 BB Kings
Black 47 blew away the crowd at BB Kings in Times Square for a St Patricks Day celebration. Mary Courtney returns to perform with the band on Living In America, as she did on the Fire of Freedom LP.
Three Little Birds (Bob Marley Cover) > Desparate [16 MB]
Livin In America (with Mary Courtney) [11 MB ]
James Connolly [14 MB]
Rockin’ The Bronx [17 MB]]
40 Shades of Blue > Izzy’s Irish Rose > Funky Céili (Bridie’s Song) [35 MB]
More to come soon..
TMBG performed at Terminal 5. Like normal, they blew me away… TMBG is one of the bands you hope to see a lot when you decide to move to New York CIty.
Still chopping up the tracks but here’s a couple MP3s, more to come tonight / tomorrow.
Click to download.
Birdhouse in Your Soul [6MB]
Where Your Eyes Don’t Go > New York City [8MB]
Full Setlist (Thanks to Jason DeLima)
Birdhouse In Your Soul (with Mark Pender)
Cowtown (with Mark Pender)
Mr. Me (with Mark Pender)
Clap Your Hands (with Mark Pender)
Can’t Keep Johnny Down
Damn Good Times
Snowball In Hell (spoken bridge by The Avatars Of They)
Particle Man (with Mark Pender)
Careful What You Pack
Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (with Mark Pender)
Paranoid performed by The Avatars Of They
Pandor Jingle performed by The Avatars Of They
Spoiler Alert performed by The Avatars Of They
Lie Still, Little Bottle (with Mark Pender)
Don’t Let’s Start
We Live In A Dump
Where Your Eyes Don’t Go
New York City
Spy (with Mark Pender)
Dr. Evil (with Robin Goldwasser and Mark Pender)
Doctor Worm (with Mark Pender)
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
Get Me With Fuji* [10.6 MB]
If One of Us Should Fall [5.4 MB]
* performed with Sam Cohen of Yellowbirds/Apollo Sunshine on guitar.
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.
Here she is with I’m the Girl [6.2MB] and Southern Comfort. [7.2MB]
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.
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]