The Birdhive Boys

Ken’s Music Pick: The Birdhive Boys at Rockwood Music Hall

The Birdhive Boys

The Bruce Brothers, Zach and Sam, started their bluegrass ensemble in 2008, in their own hive of sorts — a loft …

Dirt Heavy

Ken’s Music Pick: Dirt Heavy at Bowery Electric

Dirt Heavy

Dirt Heavy are an alt-country rock band out of Nashville, TN. Spawned from a meeting of the minds by Matt Haeck …

The Kernal

Ken’s Music Pick: The Kernal at Rockwood Music Hall

The Kernal

Is Joe Garner The Kernal, or is The Kernal Joe Garner? Truth be told, they cannot be separated. They’re critical to …

Leon Redbone

Ken’s Music Pick: Leon Redbone at the Abrons

Leon Redbone

The true International Man of Mystery – Leon Redbone – has no past. None that he’ll discuss, anyway. He prefers to …

Jody Mulgrew

Ken’s Music Pick: Jody Mulgrew at the Living Room

Jody Mulgrew

West Coast songwriter Jody Mulgrew originally began building his musical foundation as a formally trained vocalist, performing with several respected jazz and …

Joe Fletcher

Music Pick: Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons

Joe Fletcher

Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons are a band after mine own heart. Twangy, dirty, singing about drunkenness and loser-dom, and the …

The Mast

Ken’s Music Pick: The Mast At Pianos

The Mast

The Mast is the Brooklyn duo of singer, guitarist & songwriter Halle Gafori and percussionist Matt Kilmer. Together, they create music, but …

Anna Haas

Ken’s Music Pick: Anna Haas at Mercury Lounge

Anna Haas

Songwriter/Pianist Anna Haas makes it clear that she is inspired by and passionately loyal to both her hometown of Nashville and …

Anthony da Costa

Ken’s Music Pick: Anthony da Costa at The Living Room

Anthony da Costa

Anthony da Costa is a kid. Or is he an old man? I just can’t tell. Age-wise, he’s pretty damn young; …

Balthrop Alabama

Ken’s Pick: Balthrop Alabama & The Bandana Splits

Balthrop Alabama

We Have Electricity. That’s the name of Balthrop Alabama’s latest full-length album. In fact, with a series of lovely EPs, and …

John Forte

Ken’s Music Pick: John Forte at the Bowery Ballroom

John Forte

John Forte is one of those great, classic stories that appear every once in a while from within the depths of …

Misty Boyce

Ken’s Music Pick: Misty Boyce at Rockwood Music Hall

Misty Boyce

Misty Boyce has been drawing comparisons to the likes of Tori Amos and Regina Spektor ever since she arrived in NYC …

Bryan Dunn

Ken’s Music Pick: Bryan Dunn at Rockwood Music Hall

Bryan Dunn

There’s a lot that I like about songwriter Bryan Dunn’s style, and it’s not just that he’s from my hometown of …

In One Wind

Ken’s Pick: In One Wind at Rockwood Music Hall

In One Wind

“In One Wind creates pop/jazz songs that sound country, and indie rock songs that sound like cinematic scores.”

I wrote that …

Steve Shiffman

Ken’s Pick: Steve Shiffman & The Land of No at Cake Shop

Steve Shiffman

Steve Shiffman has been on the scene for some time now. Although he started out in Toronto, he now calls himself …