It’s rare that I would take such a short trip to NYC, I was only in town for a few hours, but when Val Emmich plays Rockwood Music Hall I had to be there. The show started at 7:00PM sharp as advertised. Emmich’s set included “Leave The Past Behind” an original song from The Reminders EP (music inspired by the novel) and “Across The Universe, a cover of the Beatles classic that can be found on that same EP. The rest of the set comprised of a mix of songs from Val’s catalog. All in all, it was a fantastic set of music by Val and band tonight at Rockwood Music Hall. May I reiterate, I wholeheartedly believe—everyone can use some Val Emmich music in their life.
The following are photos and a video from tonight’s show. Please check them out!
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It’s a new year and although the weather outside can be cold and frightful I have the unquenchable need to return to some serious show-going. After all, it is my favorite pastime.
So, my first show of 2017 was Friday night at Underground Arts for the Nicky P & Friends Fundraiser. This fundraiser was the third event of its kind and “January 6th, 2017 we will be celebrating the anniversary of my father’s lung transplant. It’s to the day which couldn’t work out any better.” I attended the event for the live music and being able to contribute to the fundraiser made the night a win-win.
The following photos provide a visual highlight of the performances by Nicky P, Archawah, and Former Belle. These artists provided a great night of live music and all for a good cause. Yes, it was an excellent way to spend a Friday night.
View photos here. Did you attend this show? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
This week’s Songful Sundays theme is relaxation: the state of being free from tension and anxiety. Relaxation is a good thing and a state I like to experience on Sunday evenings before the chaos of the work week sets in again. Also, maybe this is the relief you need after a potentially stressful Thanksgiving holiday. Whatever the reason (or lack thereof) these songs will take you to a happy place. Enjoy!
“Varðeldur” – Sigur Rós
“Tomorrow River” – Square Peg Round Hole
“You Walk Around… Shining Like the Sun” – Hammock
“Ambo” – The Album Leaf
“The Ecstatics” – Explosions In The Sky
“Aperture” – The Sound of Rescue
“Two Rights Make One Wrong” – Mogwai
“The Mighty Rio Grande” – This Will Destroy You
“Neighborhood” – The American Dollar
“Fading Sky” – Halcyon Chamber
“Telegram” – Amiina
“‘I Will Be True…’/ Reign Rebuilder [Head]” – Set Fire To Flames
Do you have your own set of songs for relaxation? Please comment with your suggestions.
This week’s Songful Sundays theme is gratitude: : a feeling of appreciation or thanks. A theme chosen because Thanksgiving is Thursday and it seems appropriate. Please give this playlist a listen and enjoy several songs that literally say “thank you”.
Ben Arnold – “Thankful”
Dido – “Thank You”
Val Emmich – “All I Ever Wanted from You”
Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Give Thanks & Praises”
The Avett Brothers – “Nothing Short of Thankful”
Boyz II Men – “Thank You”
Wilco – “The Thanks I Get”
Paul McCartney – “Appreciate”
Ella Fitzgerald – “Thanks For The Memory”
Natalie Cole – “Be Thankful”
My Morning Jacket – “Thank You Too!”
Andrew Gold – “Thank You For Being A Friend”
Have a song of gratitude to add? Please comment with your suggestion.