Every month, we find ourselves doing a quick check to find out which of the following artists are coming through the area or have picked up a recurring set.¬† So, we thought, why not spread the love!¬† Got an artist you find yourself frequenting?¬† Post a comment so we can add it to the list!
The Roots – Can’t actually say these guys are “rising” musicians, but we’re including these legends since they are currently performing a weekly residency at The Highline Ballroom in NYC.¬† What was originally only supposed to last through June, is now running through, well, the forseeable future.
Jesse Harris, Tony Scherr, Jim Campilongo (The Living Room NYC, Monday Nights) – Grouping these guys together as they each rotate in and out of the Monday Night, FREE time slot at The Living Room at 10 or 11p.¬† Each are superstars in their own right, writing hits and performing with Norah Jones, and the show is a religious experience no matter who you catch!¬† Depending on the week, you might see Norah or a host of other celebrities in the audience or on stage themselves!
The Gabe Dixon Band – Fellow UM Alums still going strong, now based in Nashville writing for and rocking out with legends like Paul McCartney and Kenny Loggins.¬† The lineup has changed a bit, but no members outside of the original band have been added (sadly, just subtracted.)¬† Catch them while you can!
Jay Nash – Frequent tour buddy of both Matt Nathanson and The Gabe Dixon Band (pretty sure we’ve seen him with both) is well worth a listen.¬† Incredibly talented, great voice, and he normally brings a decent cast of characters with him to play.
Matt Nathanson – OK, so this guy is Top-40 now, but dig for his good stuff as we’ve known about him since right around 2000 when he was working the west coast.¬† Try and catch him at a venue that seats (read “seats”) less than 100 such as Joe’s Pub.¬† If it’s quiet enough for him to hear, request “Miracles” which is one of his best tunes but rarely played these days.¬† Our guess is that the old stuff was on a different label, so he’s probably forbidden from releasing them.¬† Pickup his latest album and “Beneath these Fireworks” for a good cross section, then dig back to early taper MP3s.