Lucid Culture


NYC Live Music Calendar 7/16-23/07

Mon July 16 Rev. Vince Anderson plays Black Betty, across the street from the new Luna in Williamsburg, 10:30 PM. The Rev.’s weekly Monday bacchanal is the most consistently good non-narcotic thrill in NYC. Amazing piano player, wildass frontman, high priest of the church of sex with a great band behind him – Moist Paula from Moisturizer on baritone sax is the star attraction. 







Thurs July 19 brilliant, utterly unique guitarist Matt Munisteri plays Barbes, 10 PM. Raised on bluegrass, steeped in jazz, lightning-fast and armed with considerable wit.




Also Thurs July 19 Ellen Foley plays Lakeside, 10 PM. The noted actress and onetime Clash collaborator has recast herself as sort of the dotty grande dame of rock n roll. She’s never sounded better and she looks great, if you have an 80s fixation don’t miss this show.




Also Thurs July 19 Susquehanna Industrial Tool &Die plays Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM. Swinging, oldtimey acoustic country band featuring at least one of Amy Rigby’s brothers.




Fri July 20, not to be a rumormonger, but word on the street is that Bobby Bland will not be playing Prospect Park. Catherine Russell, with the big voice and gospel vibe will still be playing at 7:30 PM with Matt Munistri on guitar. Supposedly there is a “surprise” opening act, I can’t wait to find out who.





Also Fri July 20, 10 PM Secretary – which is Moisturizer frontwoman Paula Henderson’s fascinating, soundtrack-ish beautifully lyrical instrumental side project plays at the Silo at the Yard, 400 Carroll Street, Brooklyn (between Bond & Nevins on the Gowanus Canal), F train to 4th Ave.




Also Fri July 20 Rev. Vince Anderson – see our reviews page for his latest amazing show – plays two sets starting at 10 PM at 55 Bar on Christopher St., a nice detour from Trendoidville if you’re up for a jaunt to the West Village.

Just so you know, Gogol Bordello, 7/20-21 at Irving Plaza is sold out.


Sat July 21 there’s an interesting outdoor acoustic show in the community garden on Ave. B and East 6th St. Maya Caballero – author of the absolutely bone-chilling, strangely titled Bisbee – plays around 8 PM. Also on the bill, among others: noir accordionist Marni Rice, who has a Piaf fixation and is always worth seeing.









Also Sat July 21 the Las Rubias Roundup with Bob Hoffnar on pedal steel plays Barbes at 10, early arrival a must. This is Las Rubias playing country chanteuse standards – in the original English, their native language. Sweet harmonies and a real feel for the music are guaranteed.



Also Sat July 21 Zane Campbell plays Rodeo Bar, 10:30 PM. Ola Belle Reed’s nephew, if memory serves right: a wild, hair-raising performer who basically invented alt-country in NYC by himself in the late 80s and hasn’t lost an iota of energy.




Sun July 22, 7 PM sharp Matt Munisteri’s killer accordion/guitar jazz group Brock Mumford will be playing a sunset concert on the Hudson River at pier one at 70th St., if we’re lucky they’ll do two sets. Both the bandleader and accordionist Will Holshouser are amazing soloists and Munisteri’s clever, cerebral songwriting is the perfect vehicle for them.



Mon July 23 the quietly hooky, effectively captivating female-fronted indie rock trio Girl Friday

play the Magnetic Field in Brooklyn Heights, 8 PM, free. Check our reviews page for a look at the excellent show they played to close their residency at Lakeside last month.




Also Mon July 23 once and future Beat Rodeo frontman George Usher plays Lakeside, 10 PM. His most recent solo effort is reputedly one of the great powerpop efforts of recent years; his old band did some mighty fine stuff in that vein back in the 80s.  

July 16, 2007 - Posted by | Live Events, Music, New York City

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