Upcoming Shows - Feb 3, 2012 @ 9:00 pm
The Calamity Janes at Jalopy with Jake And His Very Own Friday 2/3 and stay tuned for our triumphant return to Brooklyn Rod and Gun on 2/10!
Opening for Crooked Still at the Bell House - Oct 12, 2011 @ 9:00 pm
Come check out the band the Boston Globe calls "a highly skilled outfit with an ingenious flair for steering traditional music in unexpected directions." As seen on True Blood with their eerie little number "Ain"t No Grave."
Second Fridays at Rod and Gun Club - Mar 11, 2011 @ 9:00 pm
Please join Brooklyn"s one and only female old time string band The Calamity Janes at our favorite new roots music watering hole, Rod and Gun Club of Williamsburg, 9pm- latelate second Fridays of every month!
The Calamity Janes at Jalopy - Jan 23, 2011 @ 8:00 pm
With the Honey Dew Drops. The Jalopy Theater is located at 315 Columbia St. in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Good local beer on tap, hot popcorn and barista-brewed hot drinks. I love this place!
The Calamity Janes at Le Poisson Rouge - Jun 22, 2010 @ 10:00 pm
Bleecker St. between Sullivan and Thompson. With The Five Deadly Venoms featuring Kenny Koseck.
Calamity Janes at Theater for the New City Fest, Memorial Day - May 28, 2010 @ 8:00 pm
Date and time TBA, Memorial Day weekend. Part of the 15th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts. See http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/les.htm for schedule!
Calamity Janes Old Time String Band CD Release - Apr 2, 2010 @ 8:00 pm
At the awesome Jalopy Theater, 315 Columbia St., Red Hook, Brooklyn.
With Kristin Andreassen and
Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade
Driving in the Wrong Lane With the Windows Down and the Stereo Blasting Eating a Fried Chicken Wing: Stories for the Distracted - Mar 26, 2010 @ 8:30 pm
Book release party at Freddy"s Backroom in Brooklyn, 6th Ave and Dean St. with Boom Chick, Mimi LaValley and the Peabodies and the Piledrivers. Come for the literature, stay in the path of demolition! Freddy"s won"t be around much longer thanks to Ratner, so come on down and make some memories while you can!
24 Hours of NYC Bike Ride Tomorrow! - Aug 29, 2009 @ 6:00 am
Check out putyourmojowhereyourmouthis.blogspot.com for all the details on my one-woman 24 Hour Bike marathon around NYC tomorrow!
Performing with M Shanghai String Band This Saturday - Feb 7, 2009 @ 9:00 am
At the M Shanghai Den in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Come on out!
Meems and Faffs in the Studio This Week - Feb 23, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
On my way to sunny San Diego to record some new songs with my old pal (and co-conspirator of the Meems and Faffs snack "Don"t Let Go"). Look for a new release by summer! We loves ya.
Solo show in Williamsburg - Feb 15, 2008 @ 9:00 pm
Catch me solo with a ragtag band of wiley rhythm sectioneers at Death by Audio in Williamsburg with the Cankickers and Guignol.
New CD "Austeria Sessions" Done for your Holiday Consumption - Dec 17, 2007 @ 12:00 pm
To order send $5 check or cash to:
18-02 Astoria Blvd. Apt. 3R
Astoria, NY 11102
2 songs available at myspace.com/mimilavalley
Solo show in Brooklyn - Dec 8, 2007 @ 10:30 pm
Playing some new songs this Saturday at Stain Bar with new pals Carl Creighton and Rachel Epp.
Hogzilla in Boston and Mimi Solo in Cambridge - Nov 15, 2007 @ 10:00 pm
Hey hey New England. Come out to Church on 11/14 and catch me for an awesome solo extravaganza at the Lily Pad with Bread and Roses and Evan Greer on 11/15.
Williamsburg Live Songwriter Competition - Nov 6, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Although I feel in general that competition should have no truck with music, I am gonna play at Jezebel"s showcase of finalists for the WLSC. There should be a lot of amazing performers so I hope you"ll all come out to Union Pool for my day of reckoning with the esteemed panel.
Hogzilla EP available for $5 - Oct 18, 2007 @ 12:00 pm
You can pick up our 5 song EP of alt-country/ bluegrass/ rockin tunes at "Lost My Mind" for the low low price of 5 clams at www.cdbaby.com/hogzilla. I play guitar and sing backing vocals in this band.
Brooklyn Country Music Festival - Sep 8, 2007 @ 8:00 pm
I"ll be playing with Hogzilla at the BCMF this Saturday September 8th at Southpaw. Last year was jam packed so come early. Don"t miss our pals the Defibulators, I heart them.
Solo Show: Creek and the Cave - Aug 11, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Tomorrow I"ll be playing a solo show on the patio at The Creek and the Cave in Long Island City, right across from the Pulaski Bridge. It"s free, from 7-8pm. I"ll be playing with Gabe Duquette on the drums.
The Politics of Pine - Jul 23, 2007 @ 12:00 pm
The lyrics to my song "The Politics of Pine" were published in the fantastic zine Red Line Blues "Hole in the Wall" issue. I highly recommend checking out this zine or submitting your work. This issue contains the likes of Aaron Cometbus, Jessie Eller-Isaacs, Sam Yanes, and others. The mp3 of my song is below. Hope you enjoy. Visit www.redlineblues.com to order copies.
Woody Guthrie Birthday Bash - Jul 8, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
I am honored to honor Woody on his special day with a special show joined by Hillel of the Woody Guthrie Foundation.
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
foot of First Street, between Houston & Bleecker
across the street from CBGBs
F train to Second Ave, or 6 train to Bleecker
Side-Woman Stuff in February and March - Feb 12, 2007 @ 9:00 pm
So after a nasty little hiatus from playing guitar due to unfortunate hand issues, I"m back on the scene kinda. Hogzilla has optimistically scheduled the following gigs hoping that my wrists will cooperate and I will be back on the axe in time to play them!
We"re really looking forward to being a full band again and rocking out with our long lost friends, so we sure do hope you can make it out. Especially me cause I"m
still hurting a bit. Though not as much. But seeing some friendly faces and booty shakin would definitely help the cause.
Please join us when you can!
Sat. 2/17- Brooklyn Hoedown! Superfine, DUMBO 11pm free!
Fri. 2/23- NYC Opry, Ace of Clubs, 9 Great Jones St. 8pm, $8
featuring the DEFIBULATORS! holy bukake!
Mon. 3/19- Magnetic Field, 97 Atlantic Ave. 9pm free! cheap beer!
I"ll also be singing in the Gospel Quartet with Alex Battles and Dock Oscar for the Johnny Cash Birthday Bash February 26th at Southpaw in Brooklyn! Come and pay your respects to the man in black!
New Jams on Myspace - Jan 23, 2007 @ 8:45 pm
Hey everybody, two new songs up at www.myspace.com/mimilavalley. One is a cover of "California Dreamin" with local NYC classical guitar legend Nate Metzker, recorded for Boston pal Dana"s film production, "Untitled." The other is a cover of the Mountain Goats "International Small Arms Traffic Blues." with Jessie Eller-Isaacs and Hilary (Hogzilla front woman).
PS I have two different myspaces so don"t get confused.
Hiatus Announcement - Nov 29, 2006 @ 12:00 pm
Hey everybody, I am taking a little sabbatical from performing because I have injured my wrist and can"t play my guitar. Very sad for me but as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder, so get fonder while I"m gone. If there were any way I could get fonder of you I would, but I just don"t think it"s humanly possible. Thanks for all your love and support, hope to be seeing you real soon. (I will be singing with Hogzilla a couple of times in December, including this Friday, check out our myspace for details!)
November Hogzilla shows - Nov 9, 2006 @ 9:00 pm
November 9- De La Bouche, 540 E 5th St. New York City
November 11- Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA
November 12- Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA
November 17- Pete"s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY
Hogzilla at the Baggot Inn - Sep 8, 2006 @ 9:00 pm
More old time good time fun with new tunes and new players! Holy shit!
82 W 3rd St (bet Sullivan & Thompson)
Greenwich Village, NYC
Some new songs - Aug 31, 2006 @ 12:00 pm
I put up some new songs on a temporary page at www.myspace.com/mimilavalley. I"m thinking about putting out a new CD. Let me know what you think.
Hogzilla with M Shanghai String Band - Aug 26, 2006 @ 9:00 pm
I"ll be playing guitar and singing with Brooklyn"s legendary alt-country bluegrass band Hogzilla! Also featuring my favorite 12 person ensemble M Shanghai String Band!
Mimi solo at the Lily Pad, Cambridge - Aug 18, 2006 @ 9:00 pm
The Lily Pad is the space formerly known as the Zeitgeist. This promises to be a very fun evening of jazz art rock and sillyness.
Mimi solo at Ad Hoc Art Space - Jul 21, 2006 @ 8:30 pm
This is the space formerly known as the Anti-Mart. With Dave Cuomo and Brownbird Rudy Relic. See the flyer on my myspace page!
La Valley Katz at the Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain, MA - Jul 14, 2006 @ 9:30 pm
La Valley Katz 9:30
Miss Tess 10:30
Eilen Jewell Band 11:30
Last time we danced all night! Hope to see you there for some country/blues/jazzy/old time hootin and hollerin fun!
Hogzilla at Rockwood Music Hall - Jul 9, 2006 @ 10:00 pm
A night of alt-country bluegrass side project fun with Greg Shatz on upright bass, Claudia Mogul on fiddle and Hilary Hawke on banjo! Hope to see you there!
Announcing Lowercase "v" is for venue Concert Series! - Jul 8, 2006 @ 8:00 pm
Watch out you NYC musicrats, a new era of melody making is being ushered in to take us back to the days when music was a radical conspiracy to make the world better and more interesting. A time before 2 drink minimums in dim eletist dens run by the talentless who grope and fondle genuis, trying to extract its potent magic to run their incessant, unimaginative booking, promoting, hosting, hyping, blogging, production and consumption machine! This summer, we take Manhattan! Join us for a top-secret spontaneous ho-down to reclaim space for regular folks to hang out and make good music like good folks do. The kickoff event will be held in a semi-high profile public place to be announced on the day of the show. Email or call for details and invite everyone you know. Tell them to be prepared to sing along and raise your fists in a salute to freedom of song!
King's County Opry Live at Freddy's - Jun 15, 2006 @ 10:30 pm
With Hilary Hawke and Hogzilla, 6th Ave. and Dean St. in Brooklyn
Chelsea Market with Hilary Hawke - Jun 4, 2006 @ 12:30 pm
I"ll be singing and playing guitar with Hilary aka Hilary Banjo and my new band, Hogzilla at the Chelsea Market this coming Saturday afternoon! Lots of Hilary"s great original songs and amazing banjo playing and some old time country songs too.
House Show, Wellesley, MA! - May 19, 2006 @ 8:30 pm
Benefit for Operation: Over and the pending
legal case of an O:O participant who was arrested while resisting the BU Biolab- see
More info coming soon!
Lucy Parsons Center - May 9, 2006 @ 7:00 pm
With Evan Greer of Riotfolk.org
and Dave Cuomo of Brooklyn, NY!
The Lily Pad (Formerly the Zeitgeist) - Apr 21, 2006 @ 8:15 pm
Bread and Roses- 9pm
La Valley Katz- 8:15
The Outfielders- 7:45
Ghorar Deem Express- 7pm
The Zeitgeist has moved! I had the wrong address up here before. Here"s the right one:
1353 cambridge street
$10 SUGGESTED donation
As in, you don"t have to pay $10 but you should if you can.
A Night with Boston Ladies of Country-Blues and Jazz - Mar 10, 2006 @ 9:00 pm
At the Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain
With Miss Tess and The Bon Ton Parade
Swing, Jazz, "Modern Vintage"
And The Eilen Jewell Band
Sultry blusey singin", like a good shot a whiskey.
Longtime residents of the Tir Na Nog Pub!
La Valley Katz New Album is Done! - Jan 17, 2006 @ 12:00 pm
I"m just returning from my trip to Florida with the Lovely and Talented Ms. Stephanie Katz recording our new album, "Anti-Anti". We think you"ll like it. Please see the "songs" section to hear it and order one today!