Fantastic music coming up in Boston and New York. Here are some shows I’m especially excited about:
Fri 12/14 — Winterbloom (Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson and Natalia Zukerman) @ Club Oberon (Cambridge)
Fri 12/14 — Jonathan Coulton @ City Winery (New York)
Wed 12/19 — We’re About 9 @ Passim (Cambridge)
Thu 12/27 — Dar Williams @ the Bell House (Brooklyn)
Sat 12/29 — Mieka Pauley @ Johnny D’s (Somerville)
Sun 12/30 and Mon 12/31 — Ellis Paul @ Passim (Cambridge). He does an annual New Year’s show, and it’s great.
Fri 1/11 — Groovelily @ Bull Run (Shirley, MA). They’re not touring much these days; catch this show if you can.
Sat 1/12 — Mieka Pauley @ Rockwood (New York)
Tue 1/15 — the Mountain Goats @ Carnegie Hall (New York) — wow!
Sun 2/3 — Shawn Colvin @ City Winery (New York)
Wed 2/6, Thu 2/7 and Fri 2/8 — Richard Shindell @ Passim (Cambridge). Get tickets early; these shows will sell out.
Sun 2/10 — The House Jacks @ Passim (Cambridge)
Thu 2/14 — Judy Collins @ Metropolitan Museum (New York) — really, wow!
Fri 2/15 — The Bad Plus @ ICA (Boston)
Sat 3/2 — Delta Rae @ the Middle East (Cambridge)
Sat 3/2 — Ingrid Michaelson @ Lincoln Center (New York). I might make an east coast trip just for this show.
Sun 3/3 — Suzanne Vega @ the Bell House (Brooklyn)
Thu 3/14 — Ari Hest @ Union Hall (Brooklyn). I’m really psyched about his new record. Catch a stop on his tour if you can.
Lots of other great people hitting the road in the next 3 months — check out dates for Antje Duvekot, Sufjan Stevens, Medeski Martin & Wood, Leonard Cohen, Erin McKeown, Ellie Goulding, Della Mae, Melissa Ferrick, Tegan and Sara, Mumford & Sons, Brandi Carlile, Josh Ritter, Diana Krall. Not that there’s ever a drought for the music scene in NYC and Boston, but when it rains, it pours.