Thursday, August 31, 2006

Ray On Conan

Surprised no one posted about this, but John Medeski sat in for Ray LaMontagne's performance on Conan O'Brien a couple of nights ago - check it out....

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I Love Tuesdays

Here are the purchases for the week...

Bob Dylan - Modern Times

Ray LaMontagne - Till The Sun Turns Black

M. Ward - Post War

The Roots - Game Theory

The Tyde - Three's Co.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Zimmy Album Stream

For those of you that can't wait till tomorrow you can head here to listen to the stream of Modern Times.

Also you can head here to read Jonathan Lethem's much talked about Rolling Stone interview with him.

Music Video Monday

Have really been digging Tape 'N Tapes so hope you guys will too. Here they are with "Insistor"....

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Jeff Tweedy DVD

Great news for all you Wilco fans out there on October 24th Nonesuch Records will be releasing Sunken Treasure: Live In The Pacific Northwest - a DVD of live performances culled from Jeff Tweedy's February 2006 tour.

Read about it here.

Bloggy Goodness

Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands has a weekly series on Saturdays called "Saturday Is For Covers" - check out this weeks which features covers from Elliot Smith, Eef Barzelay, Joan Baez and Iron & Wine with Calexico.

The blog that I've been obsessed with the most recently - I Am Fuel, You Are Friends - has an amazing post filled with a ton of music from the now defunct Sub Pop Singles Club - head here.

Speaking of Sub Pop - The Runout Groove has some tracks from Mudhoney's Peel Sessions. Check that out here.

Phish & Chips is featuring some great covers of one of my favorite Stones tunes "Loving Cup" - give them a listen here.

And finally while the new Wilco record won't be hitting stores till next year, but you can take a listen to some live versions of some their new tunes over at Muzzle of Bees - here.


Thursday, August 24, 2006

Robert Zimmerman On Tour

Bobby D. is hitting arenas this fall in support of his latest release "Modern Times" - which hits streets next Tuesday. Supporting Zimmy on the road will be Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters (who will be offering up an acoustic set) and The Racontuers - pretty solid choices.

Here are the dates...

Wed 10/11 Vancouver BC Pacific Coliseum 7:30PM Kings of Leon
Fri 10/13 Seattle WA Key Arena 7:30PM Kings of Leon
Sat 10/14 Portland OR Memorial Coliseum 7:30PM Kings of Leon
Mon 10/16 San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic 7:30PM Kings of Leon
Tue 10/17 San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic 7:30PM Kings of Leon
Wed 10/18 Sacramento CA ARCO Arena 7:30PM Kings of Leon
Fri 10/20 Los Angeles CA The Forum 7:30PM Kings of Leon
Sun 10/22 San Diego CA Cox Arena 7:30pm Kings of Leon
Tue 10/24 Denver CO Fillmore 8:00PM NO SUPPORT
Wed 10/25 Lincoln NE Pershing Auditorium 7:30PM Kings of Leon
Fri 10/27 Chicago IL Sears Centre 7:30PM Kings of Leon
Sat 10/28 Chicago IL Sears Centre 7:30PM Kings of Leon
Sun 10/29 St. Paul Xcel Energy Center 7:30PM Foo Fighters (Acoustic)
Tue 10/31 Madison WI Kohl Center 7:30PM Foo Fighters (Acoustic)
Thu 11/2 Detroit MI Palace of Auburn Hills 7:30PM Foo Fighters (Acoustic)
Fri 11/3 London ON The John Labatt Centre 7:30PM Foo Fighters (Acoustic)
Sun 11/5 Ottawa ON Scotiabank Place 7:30PM Foo Fighters (Acoustic)
Tue 11/7 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 7:30PM Foo Fighters (Acoustic)
Wed 11/8 Montreal QU Bell Centre 7:30PM Foo Fighters (Acoustic)
Thu 11/9 Portland ME Cumberland County Civic Center 7:30PM The Raconteurs
Sat 11/11 Boston MA Agganis Arena 7:30PM The Raconteurs
Sun 11/12 Boston MA Agganis Arena 7:30PM The Raconteurs
Mon 11/13 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 7:30PM The Raconteurs
Wed 11/15 Amherst MA Univ. of MA Mullins Center 7:30PM The Raconteurs
Thu 11/16 East Rutherford NJ Continental Airlines Arena 7:30PM The Raconteurs
Fri 11/17 Fairfax VA Patriot Center 7:30PM The Raconteurs
Sat 11/18 Philadelphia PA Wachovia Spectrum 7:30PM The Raconteurs

No on-sale info has been released yet.

Get These Ninja Out Of Here!

Saw this story in the Post this morning and just had to post it here - it's pure genius. Enjoy....

Force Defeats 'Star Wars' Nut

Ernie's Fall Club Tour

Ernie will be hitting the road this fall for a club tour to support his upcoming album "Bar 17". Head here to check out the dates. Tickets going on-sale via Trey Ticketing today at 5 PM and through Ticketmaster next Wednesday, September 6th.

Also a limited number of VIP tickets will be available for the Webster Hall shows. Here's the details...

A limited number of VIP tickets will be made available for the Webster Hall shows, proceeds from the sale of the VIP tickets will benefit the Seven Below Arts Initiative. The VIP package will include access to a special balcony viewing area, copies of Bar 17 and the bonus album 18 Steps, show poster and an invitation to a special Seven Below Fund post-show reception with Trey in attendance.

Vegoose Late Night

The initial list of Vegoose late-night shows have been announced. Here's what they're offering up so far....

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds

Friday Oct. 27th, 2006
MGM Grand Garden
$55 + $2 Facility + $1.50 Charity (Horton Foundation)

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
Friday Oct. 27th, 2006
The Joint - Hard Rock
Doors 10PM / Show 11PM
$34.50 plus $3 facility fee

Keller Williams
Friday Oct. 27th, 2006
House of Blues
Doors 9PM / Show 10PM
$25 plus $3 facility fee

Trey Anastasio w/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Friday Oct. 27th, 2006
Orleans Arena
Doors TBD / Show TBD
$36.50 plus $2 facility fee

Maceo Parker
Saturday Oct. 28th, 2006
House of Blues
Doors 12AM / Show 1AM
$25 plus $3 facility fee

Saturday Oct. 28th, 2006
The Joint - Hard Rock
Doors 12AM / Show 1AM
$25 plus $3 facility fee

Phil & Trey...
Saturday Oct. 28th, 2006
Orleans Arena
Doors 12AM / Show 1AM
$36.50 plus $2 facility fee

The String Cheese Incident
Sunday Oct. 29th, 2006
Orleans Arena
Doors 12AM / Show 1AM
$32.50 plus $2 facility fee

Widespread Panic
Monday Oct. 30th, 2006
MGM Grand Garden
w/ TBD
Doors 6 PM/ Show 7 PM

Not too shabby - it's making me strongly considering heading out there for this.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Eddie Munster Is A Deadhead

Is it me or is it weird that Butch Patrick - the guy that played Eddie Munster - now owns one the Grateful Dead's tourbuses (one that they used almost 20 years called "Sugar Magnolia"). Read about it here. Apparently he loaning it to some auto museum so they can put it on display.

Check out Butch on the bus....

And I couldn't resist posting this too...

Concert Time

Hitting back to back shows at McCarren Pool tonight and tomorrow - haven't been out there yet so looking forward to finally getting a chance to see the venue. Tonight it's indie-poppers The Shins whom I've seen a couple of time before and have enjoyed live. Tomorrow is vixen Neko Case who I'm so excited to see.

So with that in mind here are a couple of live cover songs from both acts.

First up is Neko covering Bobby D....

Neko Case - Buckets of Rain

And here's The Shins covering Neil Young...

The Shins - Harvest

I'll try and post some thoughts on both shows later in the week.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Music Video Monday

Was up late watching the Yanks pull off their forth straight victory over the Sox and this video popped into my head for today, so here's Dire Straits with Walk of Life....

Sunday, August 20, 2006

I Love Tuesdays...Sunday Edition

Picked up a couple of things this weekend....

Joshua Radin - We Were Here

Delaney & Bonnie - Home

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Bar 17 & 18 Steps

Ernie will be releasing his next studio album "Bar 17" on his brand new label Rubber Jungle Records on October 3rd. Here's the tracklisting....

"Host Across The Potomac"
"If You’re Walking"
"Bar 17"
"Mud City"
"Let Me Lie"
"What’s Done"
"Goodbye Head"
"A Case of Ice and Snow"
"Empty House"
"Gloomy Sky"

The album features some notable guests including Cactus, Johnny B. Fishman, The Russo/Benevento Duo and John Medeski. Read about it here.

You can pre-order the album now and recieve a 9 track bonus mini-album called 18 Steps. Here's the track list for that...

"Dark & Down"
"18 Steps"
"In Spirals"
"Words To Wanda"
"Rose Alon"

In other Ernie news he will teaming up with Phil Lesh for an appearance at this year's Vegoose Festival with a rest of the band TBD. Any thoughts on who should be fill out the rest of the band??

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Ben Folds will be putting out a new album on October 24th which collects songs from his three EPs (Super D, Sunny 16 & Speed Graphic) for an album called Supersunnyspeedgraphic - the EPs were originally only made a available through his website. The album will also include his cover of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit" - which I've written about before and a couple other B-sides. Read about it here.

Folds is currently on tour in his adopted home of Australia, but will be hitting the states in November for some college campus gigs - check out his website for details.

CMJ Fest Annoucement

The initial line-up for this year's CMJ Festival has been announced - head here to check it out. As usually they'll be way more bands then it's humanly possible to see in a four day period, but I guess that's the fun of it all.


For those of you that haven't heard Ryan Adams has produced the new Willie Nelson album "Songbird" - which comes out on October 31st. Nelson is backed by Ryan's band The Cardinals on the 11-track album which includes a cover of the Grateful Dead's "Stella Blue" and Gram Parson's "$1,000 Wedding" - clearly Ryan influences on those song choices. Can't wait to hear this. Read about it here.

If you're not familiar with Willie's work go out and buy yourself a copy of Red Headed Stranger, Shotgun Willie and Willie And The Family Live - I highly recommend checking them out.

Post War Album Stream

For those of you that can't wait for the new M. Ward album Post War to hit streets in a couple of weeks you're in luck you can stream it in its entirety here. Enjoy- I know I will!!!

Bruce Hornsby Thanks Fans With Giveaway

When Bruce Hornsby hits the road this fall for a solo tour he'll be rewarding his fans in most cities by giving each of them a copy of his recently released 4 CD box set - Intersections: 1985 - 2005. Have to say that's a pretty damn good way of saying thank you to the people who've been coming to see you play - good work Bruce! Read about it here, and here are the dates.

Here's some live Bruce....

Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers - 2006-08-11 - The Biltmore Estate - Asheville, North Carolina

Bruce Hornsby - 2006-07-21 - Humphrey's - San Diego, CA

Bruce Hornsby - 2006-07-14 - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater - Portland, OR

Monday, August 14, 2006

Music Video Monday

Last week marked the 11th anniversary of the passing of Jerry Garcia - so in memory of that here's the Grateful Dead with "Touch of Grey"....

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I Love Tuesdays...Sunday Edition

Picked up a couple of things today...

Otis Redding - The Dock Of The Bay

Otis Redding - The Soul Album

Bloggy Goodness

Aquarium Drunkard has a couple track from the upcoming M. Ward album Post War - which hits stores on August 29th. Check it out here.

The people over at Showtime are doing something pretty cool with the theme song to their show Weeds. Each week a different artist will sing their own version Malvina Reynolds "Little Boxes" - first up is Elvis Costello which you can listen to here. Other artists include Death Cab For Cutie, Regina Spektor, Jenny Lewis and Tim DeLaughter from The Polyphonic Spree. (thanks to Stereogum for pointing out the link)

Speaking of covers head on over to Cable & Tweed for Devotchka's take on The Velvet Underground's "Venus In Furs" - here. Also Fresh Bread has got Medeski, Scofield, Martin and Wood's version of the Peter Tosh classic "Legalize It" off their upcoming album Out Louder (which comes out on September 26th) - listen to that here.

Finally Rock Daily is list crazy - head here for their lists of everything from Best Summor Songs '06 to Snake Songs to Bands With The Best Posthumous Careers and more.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

I Love Tuesdays...Thursday Edition

Picked this up on a recommendation from someone...

The Rosewood Thieves - From The Decker House

Concert Alert

Don't have much to say this morning just wanted to mention some upcoming shows that I'm excited about that are happening in the fall here in NYC - that I'll hopefully be able to get to....

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - 9/13 - Bowery Ballroom
M. Ward - 9/14 - Webster Hall
The Secret Machines - 10/2 & 3 - Irving Plaza
Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins - 10/12 & 13 - Town Hall
Tea Leaf Green - 10/14 - Irving Plaza
Ben Kweller/Sam Roberts - 10/20 & 21 - Webster Hall
The Decemberists - 11/3 - Hammerstein Ballroom
Cut Chemist/Lyrics Born - 11/10 - Webster Hall

Here's what I have tickets for already....

Ben Harper/Damien Marley - 9/5 - Central Park Summerstage
Widespread Panic - 9/14 - Radio City Music Hall
Band of Horses - 9/11 - Webster Hall
Roger Waters - 9/12 - Madison Square Garden
The Raconteurs/Dr. Dog - 9/25 - Roseland

I know not the most exciting post - sorry.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

How To Get Tickets From Ticketmaster

Saw this over on Live Music Blog, but figured I'd post it over here to - How To Buy Tickets From Ticketmaster. There are some good suggestions - nothing that most people who get their tickets from them don't already know, but good for reference.

Vegoose Artist Announcement

Superfly has released the initial line-up for Vegoose. Here's what they've got so far...

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Widespread Panic

The Killers

The Mars Volta

The Keller Williams Incident

The Black Crowes

Fiona Apple

The Raconteurs

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley

Medeski Martin & Wood

The Roots

The Rhythm Devils feat. Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzman, Mike Gordon & Steve Kimock

G. Love & Special Sauce

Jurassic 5



Yonder Mountain String Band


Built To Spill


Jim James of My Morning Jacket

Dr. Octagon aka Kool Keith

Band of Horses

Jamie Lidell

The Zutons

Not bad so far, basically the same mix of indie and jam that we saw last year. Late-night show announcements will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Download some shows from last year's festivities here.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Island Getaway

Here's some pics from the Dave Matthew's Island Getaway show on Saturday....

Here's some of the music from this weekend...

Gov't Mule -2006-08-05 - Randall's Island - New York, NY

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - 2006-08-05 - Randall's Island - New York, NY

Yonder Mountain String Band - 2006-08-05 - Randall's Island - New York, NY

Lollapalooza Reviews

Head on over to Live Music Blog for quick thoughts and pictures from Justin's experience at this year's Lollapalooza. Read it here, here & here.

Also Rock Daily has got a bunch of content including some video with interviews with some of the artists. Check that out here.

Stereogum was there too and got some great pictures up from the first day.


Secret Machines In The Round

The Secret Machines will be hitting the road this fall and I seriously recommend that you go check them out - they put on a hell of a live show. For those of you in the NYC-area we a double dose of them at the beginning and end of the tour with a two, two night runs - one in October at Irving Plaza and the other in November at Warsaw. They will once again be doing each show in the round with the stage in the middle of the venue - even more of reason to go. Here are the dates....

Mon October 2 New York NY Irving plaza

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: 16+

Tue October 3 New York NY Irving plaza

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: 16+

Wed October 4 Boston MA Avalon Ballroom

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Fri October 6 S. Burlington VT Higher Ground

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Sat October 7 Philadelphia PA Theatre of the Living Arts

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Sun October 8 Pittsburgh PA Mr. Small's Theatre

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Mon October 9 Chicago IL Park West

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Wed October 11 Milwaukee WI The Rave

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Thu October 12 Minneapolis MN First Avenue

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: 18+

Fri October 13 Iowa City IA Univ. of Iowa Ballroom

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Sat October 14 Boulder CO Fox Theatre

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Tue October 17 Seattle WA Showbox

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Thu October 19 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Fri October 20 San Francisco CA The Grand Ballroom

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Sat October 21 San Diego CA Soma

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Mon October 23 Los Angeles CA Avalon

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Tue October 24 Los Angeles CA Avalon

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Fri October 27 Dallas TX Lizard Lounge

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Sun October 29 New Orleans LA Voodoo Music Festival

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Mon October 30 Nashville TN City Hall

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: 18+

Tue October 31 Atlanta GA Center Stage

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Wed November 1 Charleston SC The Music Farm

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Fri November 3 Brooklyn NY Warsaw

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Sat November 4 Brooklyn NY Warsaw

SHOW DETAILS: Click Here For Ticket Pre-Sale, Ages: all ages

Music Video Monday

Caught The New Pornographers last Thursday in at Summerstage so in honor of that, here they are with "Use It"....

Friday, August 04, 2006

WSP's New Guitarist

Widespread Panic didn't waste too much time in naming George McConnell's successor in the band. Longtime friend and on-stage collaborator Jimmy Herring will now step up and join the band with his first show being the tour opener at Radio City Music Hall in September - which I'll be at.

Here's the news blurb from Relix....

Jimmy Herring will join Widespread Panic this fall. The Georgia-based guitarist will assume lead guitar duties in Widespread Panic beginning with its Radio City Music Hall performance on September 14. Herring, who rose to promise playing in Aquarium Rescue Unit, also clocked in time with The Dead and the Allman Brothers Band after both group’s lost their lead guitarist. Herring first performed with Widespread Panic in 1991 at Athens’ Georgia Theatre and, as revealed in an upcoming Relix cover story, was asked to join the veteran ensemble after the untimely passing of its original guitarist, Michael Houser. Widespread Panic will perform at Columbia, MD’s Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday.

Arthur Lee 1945-2006

Arthur Lee lead singer and founder of the 1960s L.A. psychedelic rock band Love died yesterday after battling with leukemia - he was 61. Read the full obit here and do yourself a favor go out and by "Forever Changes" it's a great album.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Elvis Costello Albums To Be Reissued Again

Is it me or has Elvis Costello earned the title of the artist who's albums have been reissued more then anyone else's?? It seems like every six months he's albums are repackaged with bonus tracks, alternate takes, B-sides, new artwork, new linear notes, etc. How many times do his fans need to buy his albums??? How many copies of My Aim Is True does one really need?????

Well it looks like they're going to have buy them yet again as Universal Music has acquired 11 albums from his early years to repackage with promise of them being the "ultimate reissues". Right or until they find some recording of Elvis eating a sandwich during the recording of "This Year's Model". Read about it here.

George McConnell Leave Panic

In the wake of Widespread Panic's NE tour announcement comes the news that guitarist George McConnell is leaving the band. Here's the official statment from WSP....

August 02, 06 -- George McConnell, lead guitarist with the rock band Widespread Panic, has moved on to further adventures.When co-founding band member “Mikey” Houser passed away four years ago, McConnell, along with saxophonist Randall Bramblett, joined forces with Widespread Panic, and the band played on. Longtime friend and producer John Keane has been playing both the pedal steel and electric guitar throughout this recent tour, along with guitarist Sam Holt, founder of the band Outformation- who has been sitting in from time to time. The remainder of Widespread Panic’s summer tour will proceed at full steam. “Bottom line is there’s still songs to be played, music to make, and that’s what’s going to happen,” singer/guitarist John Bell added. “We’ll miss George a lot. I’m very grateful to him for lending us his talent and friendship these past four years, and we wish him all the best.”

Slightly vague, but I'm sure more will surface in the days to come. Thoughts??

Zach Braff Wants To Get You Laid...Again

Zach Braff proved to us all with the "Garden State" soundtrack that he has pretty good taste in music - hey he got a lot more people listening to The Shins (that ain't a bad thing right). The disc was filled with a bunch of sensitive singer-songwriter and indie-pop stuff that chicks dug - a lot - and guys used it to their advantage. So with that in mind check out the tracklisting that Braff has put together for the soundtrack to his next film "Last Kiss"....

1. Chocolate - Snow Patrol
2. Star Mile - Joshua Radin
3. Pain Killer - Turin Brakes
4. Warning Sign - Coldplay
5. Ride - Cary Brothers
6. El Salvador - Athlete
7. Hide And Seek - Imogen Heap
8. Reason Why - Rachael Yamagata
9. Hold You In My Arms - Ray LaMontagne
10. Prophecy - Remy Zero
11. Paper Bag - Fiona Apple
12. Today's The Day - Aimee Mann
13. Arms of a Woman - Amos Lee
14. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk (Reprise) - Rufus Wainwright
15. Paperweight - Joshua Radin and Schuyler Fisk

If this doesn't get you laid I don't know what will. It hits stores next Tuesdays so start figuring out which girl you're going to invite over to listen to it with you. Good luck and you know who to thank.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

It's So Hot Out You Can...

It's hot in NYC. Really hot. Like unbearably hot. It's so hot out you know some idiot weatherman is going to try and do something like this on TV in the next day or so...

Anthology Of Folk Music...Revisited

While I don't actually own Harry Smith's definitive and influential collection the anthology Of American Folk Music (I know it's essential listening and definitely something I've meant to pick up) a four disc box-set called "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited" will be released on October 24th. The set features selections from several live concerts that paid respect to the man and his work. Some of the artists featured are Beck, Wilco, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle and Lou Reed. Read all about it here.

Smith and his anthology were credited with helping to start the folk revival in the 1960s. Which you can read about here.

Happy 64th!

Jerome John Garcia would have been 64 today - in honor of that here's JGB with "Run For The Roses"....

I Love Tuesdays

Here are the purchases for the week....

Ollabelle - Riverside Battle Songs

Vetiver - To Find Me Gone

For all you Ollabelle fans out there, the band is doing a four night run at Banjo Jim's in NYC to celebrate the release of their new album. Here's some info on that from their website....

Mark your calendars for our upcoming RECORD RELEASE PARTY. Come celebrate Ollabelle's long awaited 2nd record "RIVERSIDE BATTLE SONGS" at the place where it all began. BANJO JIM'S (the old 9C), will host "Ollabelle and Friends" over FOUR consecutive nights starting JULY 31ST and extending AUGUST 1ST, 2ND and 3RD. Banjo Jim's in located on Ave C and 9th St in Manhattan, NYC. Tickets for these nights are $10 each and you can buy them here, on the "Store" page. Our friends such as Liz Tormes, Larry Campbell, Oren Bloedow, Richard Julian, Jimi Zhivago, just to name a few, will be joining us.. And you can offically buy "RIVERSIDE BATTLE SONGS", our NEW record at MIDNIGHT on August 1st...(which technically means you might wanna come on July 31st and hang out til midnight). Aww go on, it'll be fun.