Frontier Ruckus last night at the Mercury Lounge. Folk shows are like really really really really chill. Glad I saw these guys again - they’re good.
John Grant last night at Music Hall of Willamsburg. Great guy. Listen to him. More pictures here: http://goo.gl/iuT2ZM
Johnathan Richman at the Bowery Ballroom, 11/21.
Hilarious, energetic, full of troubadour finishes as he peppered colorful commentary within his folksy lounge tunes. Resembling a foreign but classical cocktail, he projected a certain southern Mediterranean flair with his flamenco sounding guitar and graceful, jerky dance moves. The audience imbibed every drop, cheering every hip-movement, every ad-lib, every time he reached out for affirmation in the audience (“you’ve been there too, haven’t you? That’s just how it goes.”), every beginning and ending of whatever song in his cult-classical songbook he played - often making his decision from the beckoning of the audience. A real song and dance man who sought to connect with his audience at every opportunity he could, which is a rare find these days with all the facebooks and twitters and tumblers.
If you’re not familiar with him, please make yourself by listening to the following songs:
Springtime in New York (his encoure that night): http://youtu.be/uxflZhWtsR4
I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar (Audience favorite): http://youtu.be/XjFU98mEem4
Lost roll from the summer.