January 08

Knable Gazing: Talker-Songwriters in the Age of COVID

I have a secret dream that’s not so secret anymore because I’ve told too many people about it. I want to be a late night talk show host. Somewhere between Steve Allen and David Letterman, with a twist of Wallace Shawn from My Dinner with Andre. I have actually been fortunate enough to dabble with […]

January 05

BCF Select Livestreams – Week of 1.4.21

A selection of livestreams from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week.

January 04

The Localist: The Return of Scam Services, A Public Service Announcement

The underground music world is buzzing from a recent mass casualties event in which many musicians have had songs delisted by Spotify because of an algorithm designed to remove songs that have been boosted by artificial plays via bots and fake plays. I won’t get into all the issues that one might have with a […]

December 28

BCF Select Livestreams/Shows – Week of 12.28.20

A selection of livestreams/shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week.

December 26

The Localist: Public Service As A Genre

I want to reconfigure public attitudes towards artists who write outside of the industry and proposed the term “pro bono musician” the other day but I think the concept deserves some more thought and I’m proposing that we have a genre term which I will call Public Service Musician. By Public Service Musician, I refer […]

December 21

BCF Select Livestreams/Shows – Week of 12.21.20

A selection of livestreams/shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week.

December 07

BCF Select Livestreams/Shows – Week of 12.7.20

A selection of livestreams/shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 @ 7pm – A Covid Christmas @ Facebook Live. Cowgirl Seahorse hosts an online Christmas show featuring a variety of artists including Phil Gammage, Sean Kershaw, Bobby Blue, Chris Lowe, and more! (Event)— Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 […]

December 03

Knable Gazing: Jasper Lewis and his “1000 Songs” on Yard Deer

I thought I was a prolific songwriter. Then I met Jasper Lewis. Probably not an uncommon experience. At the time, he was in the midst of his year of answering every single weekly song challenge thrown out by Niall Connolly (or his proxies) in the glorious days of Big City Folk Song Club at Fawkner […]

November 23

BCF Select Livestreams/Shows – Week of 11.23.20

A selection of livestreams/shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 @ 7pm – Monday Night Muses @ Facebook. Join singer/songwriters Rorie Kelly and Aila Fay on their respective facebook pages for two hours of great music. (Event) — Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 @ 7pm – Martha Redbone […]

November 16

BCF Livestreams/Shows – Week of 11.16.20

A selection of livestreams/shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 @ 7:30pm – Allan Harris @ Facebook/YouTube. Allan Harris shares his latest single, “Run Through America” via a live stream performance for Harlem After Dark. (Event) — Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 @ 8pm – Chris Q. Murphy […]