Fresh off their CMJ Showcase, there is much in the way of New Amsterdam goings-on this week. First, Corey Dargel's new disc, Other People's Love Songs, drops on Tuesday. You have seen this video for "All Other Sounds (For Brian From Molly)," yes? (Wait, you haven't? Watch, then:)
The CD launch show is this Wednesday, Oct. 29 at LPR -- doors 9 PM. NOW Ensemble are opening, and will also be the, ah, "backup band" for Corey's set. Corey wrote most of the arrangements but kindly invited Nick Brooke and yrs trly to contribute as well -- Nick arranged "Hurry Up and Settle Down (For Damon From Jenn)" and I did "Lullaby (For 45x From Rachel)."
Also, NewAm co-honcho Sarah Kirkland Snider and playwright Ellen McLaughlin (who you probably remember as the Angel in Angels in America) have a new music/theatre piece, Penelope, which runs from Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 at NYU's Labowitz Theater. It's a one-woman-plus-string-quartet show, starring McLaughlin and directed by Lisa Rothe.