UPCOMING SHOWS

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POSTPONED - New date to be determined

Amy Rigby

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)

Donation: $20 (100% goes to the artists)

Amy Rigby

We are so happy to welcome Amy Rigby back to our house! Amy played here way back in 2004 (solo) and in 2008 (with Wreckless Eric).

Amy released her first solo album, “Diary of a Mod Housewife”, in 1996. She was named Songwriter of the Year by Spin magazine that year. Since then, Amy has continued to record and perform, releasing 5 more solo albums, as well as 3 albums with her husband/sometimes-collaborator Wreckless Eric.

Her most recent album, “The Old Guys”, was released in 2018. In 2019 Amy published her memoir “Girl to City” and released a collection of early home demo recordings, “A One-Way Ticket to My Life,” to accompany the book. Amy has performed on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and her songs have been recorded by other artists, including Laura Cantrell and Ronnie Spector. This house concert will feature music (of course) along with some readings from her book.

“…keenly observant songs about growing up, growing older and keeping the rock and roll flame alive.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

“Her whimsical, often autobiographical songs are masterful. Funny and enticing, she is up there with the likes of Paul Simon and Randy Newman.” — New York Times

Amy playing her song "The President Can't Read" live in New York, 2018:

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RECENT SHOWS

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Wesley Stace: A Tribute to John Wesley
Harding featuring Robert Lloyd

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)

NOTE: Photos of this show are now in the gallery

Wesley Stace - John Wesley Harding

Contemporary singer-songwriter Wesley Stace pays tribute to the legendary songwriter John Wesley Harding. Throughout the ’90s and ‘00s, which included his tenures at Sire, Rhino and Hollywood records, John Wesley Harding regularly toured in a duo format with noted mandolin, accordion and keyboard player, Robert Lloyd. This was at the very dawn of "Unplugged", even before house concerts. The duo’s performances were acknowledged to be the high watermark of contemporary live performance (in venues that held about one hundred people).

Wesley Stace has coaxed Lloyd out of retirement to pay tribute to the legendary songbook of John Wesley Harding. All Harding’s favourites will be represented and painstakingly recreated.

Since Stace’s critically lauded debut “Self-Titled” in 2013, he has played many of Harding’s songs live, but here he’s happy to let his own songwriting take a backseat to the master’s: “I feel an extraordinary kinship with these songs. It’s as if I wrote them.” Harding himself has endorsed this tribute: “I am deeply honored, and glad to be as far away as possible".

Music Video for "There's a Starbucks (Where the Starbucks Used to Be)"

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Lustre Kings

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)

NOTE: Photos of this show are now in the gallery

Lustre Kings

We're proud to welcome back the Lustre Kings, who last played at our house in 2013. The band plays a fun mix of classic rockabilly, surf music, vintage rock & roll and R&B, and plenty of great original songs.

The band’s fifth album, “Go Green,” was released in 2016. The Lustre Kings have also worked as the backing band for Bill Kirchen and the legendary Wanda Jackson. Do not miss Chops’ acrobatic bass playing moves! (And yes, the band was named after the famous bowling ball cleaning machine.)

"The Kings dig deep to find swinging obscurities that are a couple steps to the left of normal, and then serve them up with a wink and a spit-shine … Go Green is a great rockabilly record doubling as a master’s thesis on Americana weirdness. That you can dance to.” — Metroland

“The good-time sounds purveyed by Gretsch-slinger Mark Gamsjager and company swing, bop, and wheel in formidable fashion, so enthusiastically so that the world’s hardwood dance floors surely fear The Lustre Kings.” — No Depression

Video of The Lustre Kings playing live in Brooklyn:

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Figgs

NOTE: Photos of this show are now in the gallery

The Figgs

Well, we couldn’t go too long without having our favorite rock & roll band, The Figgs, back at our place.

The band formed in Saratoga, NY in 1987. This year they will release their 15th studio album (allegedly a triple vinyl album!). Also their 1993 cassette-only debut “Ginger” will be reissued on vinyl and CD in 2019. If you’ve asked us for a music recommendation at any point in the last dozen years, we probably told you to check out The Figgs. We expect this show to sell quickly. Don’t miss out!

“ ‘On the Slide’ is a fresh mix of experimental tunes and sharply focused rock-and-rollers.” — Philly.com

“...another winning addition to a catalog full of pub-rock, power-pop and soul-inflected nuggets.” — Magnet Magazine

Video of The Figgs’ last performance here (2017):

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