Monday, March 27, 2006

3/28 to 4/2

tonight, tuesday, I'm playing lovely duets with the lovely Sean Kershaw at some new club that is the resererction of that old lousy club 9C. Its at 9th and C on the lower east side. 9:00 to 11:00 and I can't imagine they could get away with charging money. I don't know the name of the new place but its on the corner.

3/29 9:00 I'm playing with Jan Bell and the Cheap dates at
The Pussycat Lounge
96 Greenwich Street at Rector, 2nd
Floor, 212-349-4800, $8 admission - 21+ w/ID

I'm hoping its a lesbian bar like the old Pussycat lounge because that place was fun.

3/30 Its Shotgun Shack at Two Boots in Brooklyn. If you get there early you can watch the band order anything on the menu except steak or seafood.

THursday night update: Gerald Menke will be at the Two boots gig and I will be playing at The 55 Bar with the amazing Wallisonics. Its Kenny Wollenson's new band of inspired and concerned musicians that will be meeting each other for the first time ever on the legendary stage, or floor in the corner as it were, of this bar in historic Greenwich Village.

then on sunday 4/2
6:00 Shotgun Shack at Hank's
9:30 I'm still on stage playing with Sean Kershaw

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Sunday, March 19, 2006

3/20 to 3/26

This week I'm back in the studio with Hem all week. The sessions are going great. We are recording everything live in a big room. The session I played this afternoon for Erin Sax was live also. It seems like the music does more of whatever the good stuff music does when everybody gets together and bangs away at the same time.

I just played a batch of fantastic gigs at Zebulon. Butch Morris conductions with a Kenny Wollensen/Jonathon Haffner cast of caractures. At the end of the last set most everybody left the stage and some guy from Mali was playing this beautiful music while Kenny, the bass player, Bill Ware (vibes) and I played along. The whole thing felt like a cool fresh breeze blowing through me.

Its going to be hard getting to rehearsals for a couple gigs I have this week with everything going on. In any case on:

3/23 I'm at The Lakeside Lounge with Max Greene . Its a Cd release party that should be fun.

3/24 Its Matt Keating at theMagnetic Field
in Brooklyn.

I'm not sure about sunday at the moment. I seem to have overbooked myself. I'll do my best to make most of the Shotgun Shack set and then maybe head over to Galapagoes to finish the night with Dawn Landes .

Friday, March 17, 2006

3/13 to 3/19

Well, I already played at Rodeo Bar on the 15th and then a couple gigs at Zebulon the 15th and 16th.
I do have another Zebulongig sat. Shows at 7:00 and 9:00 with Butch Morris conducting a pretty wild batch of players. Amazing music with some of the best improvisers in NYC.

3/19 I'm back at Hank's from 6:00 to 1:00. Same as last week.

I've been in the studio all week and again next week so I haven't had much quality internet time. I've got some good gigs coming up next week also. I'll post them when I get it together.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

3/6 to 3/12

Not many live gigs this week. The one worth catching is on Thursday 3/9 with Don Dilego . We are playing at The Living Room downtown. The Living Room is a great hip club to see music at where you can pay the same price for a coke that they charge the bands ! The bald big tough cream puff bartender with tatoos is a real asshole. I have watched him have truly great players tossed out by security because they dared to complain when he took there drinks away before they were done. He has pulled that same shit with another buddy of mine that packs that place once a week. What a fucking tool !
Anyway, Don is great and the band is well worth seeing. Order your drinks from the girls in the music room. They are sweethearts.

3/10 friday night in Red Hook with Shotgun Shack at the deisel gallery 242 Van Brunt St. We should get going by 9:00 and Paranoid Larry will be doing whatever he does also. This an art opening.

3/11 I'm at Freddy's on Dean st. in Brooklyn with Jan Bell at 9:30. I'll be there early to catch my buddy Gerald playing steel with somebody else.

3/12 Its sunday and that means
Hank's with Shotgun Shack at 6:00 then more honky tonk mayhem with the The New Jack Ramblers fro 9:00 till 1:00