On Your Radar

On Your Radar: Darlingside., Wool & Grant, Meg Hutchinson

by John Platt

On February 11, On Your Radar filled Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 with a great lineup. First up was Meg Hutchinson, from Boston, offering some of her quiet, poetic songs, including "When the Lights Aree Down," which you can hear below.

Then came folk veterans Ina May Wool and Bev Grant, who have teamed up as the duo Wool & Grant. After performing some of their well-crafted, thought-provoking original songs, they closed with the bawdy Ida Cox blues classic, "Wild Women."

On Your Radar: Julia Haltigan, Alan Semerdjian, The Looking

by John Platt

On December 9th On Your Radar presented a triple bill of talented New York artists to a packed house at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2.

Julia Haltigan, who grew up just a couple of blocks from Rockwood on the Lower East Side, has real star power, with dynamic songs and a hot band (which includes her father).

Singer-songwriter-teacher-poet Alan Semerdjian has roots on Long Island, but now lives in Stuy Town. With a trio of backing musicians, he gave us some of his "Quiet Songs for Loud Times."

On Your Radar: Clarence Bucaro, Goodnight Moonshine, and Tara O'Grady

by John Platt

The August 13, 2013 On Your Radar at Rockwood Music Hall presented this triple bill:

Clarence Bucaro, a soulful singer-songwriter from Cleveland now living in Brooklyn. He recorded his most recent CD, Dreaming from the Heart of New York, in New Orleans with one of his mentors, Andres Osborne.

Goodnight Moonshine, a side project of Molly Venter of Red Molly and Eben Pariser of Roosevelt Dime, two of New York's best roots groups. They met at a folk conference and found they musical and personal chemistry.

On Your Radar: Emma's Revolution/Brad Cole/Jammin' Divas

by John Platt

The May 14 On Your Radar at Rockwood Music Hall brought together Emma's Revolution, Brad Cole, and the Jammin' Divas.

Emma's Revolution is the veteran feminist duo from Washington, DC, consisting of Pat Humphries and Sandy O. Many of their songs draw on their commitment to social justice, though not in a heavy-handed way. Their set included a brand-new song, "Killing Game," which hasn't been released and which we include her.

On Your Radar: Cailtin Canty/Jon Shain/Poor Old Shine

by John Platt

On April 9 On Your Radar at Rockwood Music Hall featured Caitlin Canty, Jon Shain, and Poor Old Shine.

Caitlin Canty hails originally from Vermont, but moved to New York City after college to pursue music as a career. In addition to her own two full-length CDs, her side projects include  Darlingside, a string rock band, and the duo Down Like Silver with Peter Bradley Adams. One song she performed,"Still Here," is the lead track from her 2012 CD, Golden Hour.