<-- Venues

  Rockwood Music Hall
Address: 196 Allen Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Dec-16-17 01:00 AM Mister Revelator
Dec-16-17 05:00 PM The Sturdy Souls
Dec-16-17 07:00 PM Chris Pureka with The Harmaleighs
Its rare for an artist to bridge the divide between critical acclaim and dedicated fan engagement. Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose body of work has resonated deeply with these seemingly disparate milieus. Her bold vulnerability in processing the intimacies of her life in song has long appealed to those listeners who crave authenticity. Now, five years coming, she shares with us another powerful entry in her lifes work, her sixth release, the aptly titled, Back in the Ring.Chriss elegant emotionality as a vocalist, and her flair and immediacy as a lyricist have garnered her favorable comparisons to Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, and Patty Griffin. Shes earned accolades from such distinguished taste-making outlets as The New York Times, Paste, Magnet, Billboard.com, and The AllMusic Guide. Shes shared the stage with such diverse and esteemed artists as Dar Williams, The Lumineers, The Cowboy Junkies, Gregory Alan Isakov, Martin Sexton, and Ani DiFranco. Along the way, Chris has remained fiercely independent, selling nearly 50,000 albums through her own label, Sad Rabbit Records.Chriss journey in music mirrors her path toward self-discovery. At 16, writing songs became a way of journaling. I was shy and introverted, and songwriting was a very personal process. I never had any intention of performing, she shares. Post high school, she went on to complete a biology degree at Wesleyan University, and afterwards, worked in a microbiology research lab at Smith College. Meanwhile, she established a music career parallel to her biology work through touring and issuing a clutch of well-received indie releases. In 2006, when Chris found herself turning down too many opportunities as a musician, she shifted her priorities to become a full-time artist.Her latest album, Back in the Ring, is Chriss first studio full length since 2010s critically acclaimed How I Learned to See in the Dark. Im not interested in releasing songs I cant get behind or records I dont love, she says of the five-year span between albums. The title of her latest playfully suggests something of an artistic comeback, but it also references the albums themes of relationship conflict and making the decision to fight back against dark inner demons.My music is the outward expression of the work Im doing internally. What I do comes from my experiences, and I strive to express these experiences authentically. Speaking my truth, and being myself, is the way that I connect with people, Chris confides. Her rise as an esteemed artist with captivating emotional integrity has been organic and always on her own terms. For someone who never had an intention of being a professional musician, its been a life of far-reaching changes and unexpected rewards. ###
Dec-16-17 09:15 PM Nick DeLeo
Dec-16-17 10:00 PM MICKY
MICKY is the moniker under which 23-year-old singer and songwriter Michael Persall creates Motown-tinged Pop music with a classic rock and soul aftertaste. Known for his vibrant and energetic stage performances, MICKY has asserted himself as a true frontman while playing with his band around New York City. Growing up in a Bed & Breakfast in California, MICKY was exposed to a wide variety of people and tastes at a young age. He began performing the classics his parents turned him onto for guests staying at the B&B, leading him to discover his love for performing. By high school, he started writing his own music on guitar and piano, as well as recording Hip-Hop influenced tracks with his older brother. MICKY's music is best described as genre-bending and multi-generational in appeal, citing influences ranging from Elvis, James Brown, and The Rolling Stones, to Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, and James Morrison. He recently accomplished a goal of performing over 400 shows in 2015, ending up at 408 gigs total in the year. He is fresh off residencies at Pianos and Rockwood Music Hall, headlining gigs at The Studio at Webster Hall and Knitting Factory, multiple Sofar Sounds gigs, and a slot during Communion Music's NYC residency in December 2017. He's recently received praise from outlets such as CLASH, BAEBLE, and Next 2 Shine, among others. MICKY released his debut stand-alone single, "Candid" early 2017 and it has quickly reached over 1 million streams on Spotify. MICKY is a recent artist of the month on The Deli Magazine for NYC. The debut EP for MICKY will be out January 2018.
Dec-16-17 10:15 PM Curtis & Reinhard
Dec-16-17 11:30 PM The Gold Magnolias
The Gold Magnolias: Magnolium Aurum: A very rare species of gilded flora native to the U.S. South, but found lately amongst the evergreens and seldom-greens of New York City. Born in a hot house in Brooklyn by the name of Soul II Soul, one particular specimen has blossomed and spread it's funky aroma throughout the entire United States. Ancient Aztec mystics believed the five petals of Magnolium Aurum represented the five pillars of funk. Let's listen to their wisdom. Sweet-Sangin', Guitar-Slangin' songsmith Hudson Mueller and Golden-throated, Gee-wiz Key-wiz Evan Felts lead the pollination effort with their syrupy sweet jams. Ryan "Slickback" Anselmi gets all the bees flockin' to his stamen with his siren sax call. The petals at the the bottom are reserved for the funky foundation of Bass-man Daniel Foose and drummer Jeff "Double-Clutch" Barton.For the past five years this union of southern soul soldiers has wafted their funky fragrance to audiences across the world with such hits as "Southern Man" and "Dirty French Fry". They are now releasing their sophomore album, "Sail on Glam Dog" with more fun, provocative and above all, funky tunes for your enjoyment.Like all good flora, The Gold Magnolias draw their unique character from their roots. Growing up in Austin, TX, Hudson Mueller and Daniel Foose were exposed to the great Texas Blues tradition from an early age. Evan Felts, the son of a musician, grew up in north Louisiana, soaking up all of the blues, country and voodoo vibe of that area. Ryan Anselmi comes from Kansas City which gave birth to jump blues, swing jazz, and big band. Jeff Barton grew up in a family where he was baptized in the jammy waters of the Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead and Dave Mathews Band. These influences all inform the loose funky feel that characterizes The Gold Magnolias. Come walk the Brooklyn streets with this classy group of Southern hustlers. Then sit back and enjoy the vibe as booties begin to shake and parties commence to popping off.
Dec-17-17 07:00 PM The Gregory Brothers with Melanie Penn, Welcome Wagon, Dusty Brown
The Gregory Brothers are best known for their viral web series 'Auto-Tune the News' and 'Songify This!', which have racked up over 1 Billion views on YouTube. Every December, though, when an arctic chill blows into NYC off of the Hudson, and the jingle of reindeer bells fill the air, they assemble the coziest of concerts to celebrate the Christmas season. This year, they're joined by Dusty Brown, Melanie Penn, and The Welcome Wagon.
Dec-18-17 08:15 PM The Ventures Xmas Show
Dec-18-17 09:15 PM Super Hi-Fi
Brooklyn-based Super Hi-Fi mixes jazz-inflected trombones, the rhythmic landscapes of Jamaican dub and touches of afrobeat and funk for a unique and heady mix memorably described as an imaginary soundtrack from Lee Scratch Perry, The Specials and Led Zeppelin. Led by bassist and composer Ezra Gale, whose last outfit, the San Francisco-based Aphrodesia, took their take on afrobeat all the way to Femi Kutis Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria, Super Hi-Fi has been creating waves in the fertile New York music scene since 2010 and released their debut full-length album, Dub To The Bone (Electric Cowbell Records), in 2012.The bands unique double trombone-led sound, equally at home at a raucous dance party or an intense listening session, applies the improvisatory dub mixing approach to live performances of the bands original compositions. Its led to shared stages with John Browns Body, Rubblebucket, Beats Antique, Debo Band, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad and many others at venues like the Brooklyn Bowl, Maxwells, the Mercury Lounge, the Rocks Off Concert series and elsewhere. Theyve been active collaborators in the diverse New York music scene, hosting the popular monthly Afro-Dub Sessions at Rose Live Music in Williamsburg in 2011 that featured collaborations with everyone from DJs like Subatomic Sound System and Ticklah to former Liquid Liquid vocalist Sal P., and recently made it to the final round of WNYCs annual Battle of the Bands at the legendary Greene Space.The debut full-length, Dub To The Bone, was crowned Best Reggae album of the year from NY Music Daily and the #1 album of the week from the NY Daily News (Dec 2, 2012).The bands first release, the 7 vinyl Single Payer (Electric Cowbell Records), was recorded by Brooklyn dub legend Prince Polo and received raves (warm, enveloping, and heavy as lead said Reggae Vibes) with a B-side of a radically deconstructed remix from Brazil-based dub producer Victor Rice. The band also released a split 7 with Seattles Polyrhythmics featuring the cinematic afro-dub of We Will Begin Again, which Splinters and Candy called Eerie, reminiscent of Rico Rodriquez work on the Specials Ghost Town.The bands latest release, Yule Analog Vol. 1- A Very Dubby Christmas, is a re-imagining of Christmas classics like We Three Kings and Little Drummer Boy with blasting trombones, swirling tape delay and ass-shaking wallop. The album is a hit, with critics like InForty wishing If only shopping malls were blasting this every holiday season! The band has debuted the material to a raucous crowd of Santas at SantaconNYC, and looks to follow the album up with a new record of all original material in 2015.Super Hi-Fi:Rick Parker, Alex Asher- trombonesJon Lipscomb- guitarEzra Gale- BassMadhu Siddappa- Drums