<-- Venues

  Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
Address: 185 Orchard St.
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Aug-18-17 07:00 PM Spooky Ghost
Aug-18-17 08:30 PM Erin and Her Cello
Sounds like Blossom Dearie fronting They Might Be Giants (The Philadelphia Enquirer) Erin and Her Cello have been charming audiences with their quirky, vivacious, and undeniably unique (Strings Magazine) performances all over the east coast. From Joe's Pub to BAM, Rockwood Music Hall to World Caf Live, this kooky songstress, her stringed soul mate, and her six person band, simply cannot be confined to one musical genre. Their new album, Petits Bisous packs a delightful retro punch -- playfully melding 50s/60s doo wop, surf rock, jazz, funk, and french pop. And as always, this winner of Stand Up NYs Music is a Joke contest, and darling of the downtown comedy scene, underscores every song with deft wit. The trick is--you really do need to see Erin and her Cello live. There is simply no act that marries great music and hilarious lyrics the way that Erin and her Cello do. All that--and you won't be able to stop smiling too."Erin is using her experiences and distinctive sense of humor to create a type of performance art that almost defies description." Anna Bengel, Backstage.com.Erin is a hilarious chick with a sense of humor as finely tuned as her cello she wields her bow with the same wit and saavy that a satirist wields his pen!--Doug Wright, playwright, 2004 Pulitzer Prize Winner for DramaIf youve never heard of Erin and Her Cello, youre missing out on some of the funniest stuff out there. Seriously, I almost spit my beer out of my nose and onto my camera-- twice. Chris Owyoung, www.onelouderphoto.com
Aug-18-17 10:00 PM Molly Tuttle
A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly Tuttle has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. Her lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive song writing make her a star on the rise. Molly has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, was featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, and won first place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest."....Molly Tuttle....sings with the gentle authority of Gillian Welch, yet plays astoundingly fleet flat-picking guitar like Chet Atkins on superdrive. -Paul Zollo, American Songwriter Magazine
NO FUSS AND FEATHERS is the NYC-based heck-of-a-good-time collaboration hatched by THE YAYAS (Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale), KARYN OLIVER, and CAROLANN SOLEBELLO. This dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythm, and spontaneous hilarity with award-winning songwriting at center stage released their first CD, Traveling Circus, in 2016.
Aug-19-17 08:30 PM Pat McKillen
A prolific songwriter, McKillen finds joy in every part of the creative process. As the sole producer of his three LPs (Stagefright [2011], The Red Headed Enemy [2013], Blood & Bones [2016]) and EP Love Without Me [2014], every song represents a complete cycle of the creative process. Dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the organic nature of his songwriting, McKillen brings life to songs recorded mostly in his Chicago apartment. The result is an evolving sound that couples a powerful and passionate voice with a fusion of musical genres including folk, pop, and rock. The process of recording, mixing, producing, and even creating the artwork for his musical endeavors is a labor of love. He is always looking for new ways to bring his world to words and his soul to sounds. McKillen continues to adapt to an ever-changing music scene and always seeks to find ways to enhance the solo singer-songwriter experience. An experienced looper, he brings the layering techniques of the studio into the live setting for a performance that resonates with a wide range of ages and audiences. McKillen's 2016 release "Blood & Bones" is his 3rd full-length album that pays homage to the traditional singer-songwriter sounds of his earlier work while incorporating some of the more modern percussive elements from his Love Without Me EP [2014]. Although the album is set to be released in June 2016, McKillen has been playing many of the songs live for several years. The result is a well-polished set of tracks his strongest release yet coupling pensive and thoughtful lyrics with the musical maturity of an artist finding his voice.
Aug-19-17 10:00 PM Alan Semerdjian
Alan Semerdjians work always seems to find its way to those who want a little more out of the music they let into their lives. Perhaps its his insistence on doing things his own way and staying true to his vision of the world, one informed by years of creating art, writing essays and poems, and teaching high school English in and around New York City. Or maybe it's his allegiance to the universal themes of longing and reflection. His is a fierce new kind of romanticism that paints stark yet vivid portraits of our interior spaces and our vulnerabilities while always suggesting love for the human condition and hope for a better tomorrow. Whatever the reason, Semerdjian is beloved by his community of listeners and those in the know. After twenty years of making and releasing music on his own in a myriad of bands and genres (and earning great reviews, film and television credits, and CMJ success along the way), Semerdjian has partnered with Asheville's NewSong Recordings for his latest release, Quiet Songs for Loud Times (summer 2013). The collection of deeply personal songs is his response to the changing world around him and, on a broader level, the complexities that challenge our society as a whole. "In many ways, this is a record about growing up," says Semerdjian, "and realizing that what we imagined adulthood would look like isn't necessarily what it ends up being...and that that's not necessarily a bad thing." On the subject of the name of the album, Semerdjian says, "There are all different kinds of 'loud times.' Over the past few years of writing, performing, and recording these songs, I found that the external vibrations in the world - the economic hardships of the country and the occupy movement, for instance - mirror what's going on inside for so many of us, our interpersonal relationships and coming to grips with our own mortality...and vice versa. These songs are a response to those vibrations."Quiet Songs for Loud Times is mixed by longtime friend and frequent collaborator Mike Bloom (The Elected, Rilo Kiley, Julian Casablancas), who has worked with Semerdjian on his previous two releases (2005s When There Was Something Wrong With You and 2009s The Big Beauty), and features appearances by Aram Bajakian (Lou Reed, Diana Krall) on electric guitar, Chris Kuffner (Ingrid Michaelson) on bass, Dave Diamond (Assembly of Dust) on drums and percussion and Matt Iselin on piano and organ. The team succeeds at constructing a mature and artful intimacy that is consistent with Semerdjians distinct aesthetic while striking notes familiar in modern folk music, indie and art rock, and Americana traditions. The result is a stunningly beautiful album in both sound and sentiment, positioning Alan Semerdjian alongside some of the most ambitious and inventive songwriters working today.
Aug-19-17 11:30 PM Ryan Hommel
"I've always felt very natural in my supportive role as a sideman, be it stage left or stage right and back a few feet. I recently found out that front and center and even all alone feels just as natural and satisfying," says multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Ryan Hommel. Rooted deeply in early Elvis Presley and Stevie Wonder, he started at age 3 by soaking in the music and absorbing the feelings it could transmit before eventually learning its technical aspects. As a supplementary musician, my allegiance is to the song more than to the artist, says Hommel. A great artist doesnt need supporting, but a great song can live in a seemingly unlimited number of sonic spaces. My job is to help narrow the focus and clarify the message. At 23, Hommels work with Seth Glier (long-time musical partner and childhood best friend) on their The Next Right Thing (MPress, 2011) record helped them to earn a 2012 Grammy nomination and the respect of musical super heroes and staples all across the board.In 2012, Hommel not only independently released his own self-titled debut record; he expanded his work as a sideman, beginning to play mostly electric guitar and pedal steel on both domestic and international tours with The Sweetback Sisters, Heather Maloney and Stephen Kellogg. "I will always continue to work as a freelance instrumentalist and producer both on tour and in the studio. I love working with new bands and artists to help achieve their musical vision. It even helps me clarify my own," says Hommel, who is doing just that. You can find him on his SOLO ELECTRIC tour this Spring, Summer and Fall, opening many shows for long time friend Edwin McCain along the way.
Aug-20-17 07:00 PM Grace McLean
Called electrifying by The Huffington Post and phenomenal by the New York Times, Grace McLean is a multi-hyphenate actress-singer-writer-teacher on the rise. In addition to performing in the Broadway hit Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Grace also makes time for her acclaimed original music, both as a solo artist and with her band Grace McLean & Them Apples. With a sound that combines Regina Spektor's quirkiness, Nellie McKay's jazz sensibilities, Fiona Apple's irreverence, Kimbra's sass and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs' rhythm, McLean adds up to one beautiful weirdo. Manhattan User's Guide writes, "this pop and jazz singer writes seriously infectious melodies with seriously antic lyrics. Her voice can raise the roof, or she can slide off a note and break your heart, and Stephen Holden of the New York Times says Ms. McLeans voice [is] a flexiible instrument with unexpected reserves of power...Behind her playful adventurousness lies a well of passion.Grace was a headlining performer and vocal instructor at the SingStrong a capella festivals in DC and Chicago in 2014 and in 2015 her band participated in a US State Department sponsored tour of Pakistan. Grace McLean & Them Apples headlined the Lincoln Center American Songbook in both 2015 and 2016, and Grace is the 2017 recipient of the Hunt Family Emerging Artist Award through Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Graces work as a performer and educator has taken her to Jamaica, Scotland, Italy, Croatia, Serbia and Pakistan. In New York, you can find her and her band at Joes Pub, 54 Below, Rockwood Music Hall, Ars Nova (where she developed the interactive concert experience Grace McLean: Lives in Concert), and the Museum of the American Indian, where she performed as part of a panel discussion on storytelling for The Economists 2012 Ideas Summit. As a performer Grace has been seen at Lincoln Center, New York City Center, The McKittrick, BAM, the ACE Hotel (where she collaborates monthly with The Dance Cartels show OnTheFloor) and numerous other venues both uptown and downtown. She is also a frequent contributor to Obie winning investagative theater company The Civilians cabaret series Let Me Ascertain You.McLean's pop opera In The Green (about 12th century German mystic Hildegard von Bingen) has been developed at CAP21, SPACE on Ryder Farm, The Orchard Project Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed, and has been commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater. Grace released her new EP in May 2015, featuring the single, and her first feature video, Natural Disaster". The band will release a new full length album in 2017. Make Me Breakfast, the 2012 EP from Grace McLean & Them Apples, is available on iTunes now. Find out more at www.gracemclean.com
Aug-20-17 08:30 PM Orly Bendavid (& the Mona Dahls), Matthew Davies
Aug-21-17 07:00 PM Steve Sandberg Quartet
Steve Sandberg was musical director and composer for Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!, has conducted on and off Broadway and was nominated for three Emmys. He has studied classical piano since age 4; is deeply involved in the New York Latin music scene; and has toured with David Byrne, Ruben Blades, and Bebel Gilberto. His latest project, the Steve Sandberg Quartet - featuring Zach Brock (Snarky Puppy), Kirk Driscoll and Michael O'Brien - features original compositions, poetry and soaring improvisations that draw from classical, African, Latin, Balkan and Indian traditions. The first cd, "Alaya" has been released on artistShare and has been called music from a country Ive never been to but always wanted to visit.