dedicated Less Nessman fan -
Gig Report to some other fans who missed this show at a great
club in NYC called
R and R, which used to be Rare, and years ago in the mid 90's
was The Cooler.
Jonathan in his own production, Walking in Memphis: The Life
of a Southern Jew, which is being performed now in New York
City for an eight week limited off off broadway run at The
here for more details:
Gig Report: R and R - December 1, 2005
Jonathan Adam Ross
thanks for the email buddy. last night was really great.
i've included the gig report i sent to amy abrams and
ronen glimmer for you to read at the end of this email.
the info for my show can be found at www.jonathanadamross.com
and i can't wait to see y'all there.
again, last night was one of the best gigs of yours i've
seen. and the quality of the instrument playing was the
best ever. really. the new drummer kicks ass, and the
guitars were rocking last night.
hope all is well and thanks for the plug.
as filed by JAR to Amy and Ronen
Reason: gig was past Amy's
Location: the new R &
R club on 14th st. and 9th ave.
Report: A spanky, remodeled club, the R & R
was a wonderful venue for a concert. Plenty of seating
space (the bar being in another room altogether), and
also plenty of dancing space; though Paula Stein was not
in attendance due to a work trip, so JAR danced alone.
(the use of the third person is an editorial choice and
should not be mocked).
The crowd was thin but enthusiastic with celebrity appearances
by Marc Goldsmith - with a girlfriend?, Michelle Levy
- who didn't remember me, and (awkward) the former drummer,
Jim, who seemed enthusiastic if not bittersweet about
the band's current success with their new drummer who
The mailing list was actually substantially filled by
crowd members due to David Wolkin's plea that it was his
fiancee up there singing and if he didn't get names on
the clipboard she might terminate the engagement. David's
plea was made all the more convincing due to the pirate
outfit worn by the diva herself - miss less. She did look
hot, but menacing.
Now to the music -
The band unveiled all new intros to their songs last night.
Really great stuff. And they did 2 songs liked together
twice during the show that made for really nice, long
Phish-esque riffs and rambles that would have been even
more satisfying had i been drinking. But as it was, they
were great. And to top it off, the band did a version
of Son of a Preacher that went above and beyond any cover
i'd ever experienced (having been to nearly 20 gigs over
the past 4 years). It was original in its interpretation,
passionate in its performance, and i was sitting next
to an enthusiastic male audience member who after watching
miss less perform that song, needed to have worn looser
All in all, it was a great gig. Not to be missed - except
by those who need their sleep.
Tune in to your email inbox in two weeks when we bring
you a review from the band's appearance at MAKOR: The
American Center for Lame Jewish Matchmaking.
-Jonathan Adam Ross
Radio: Radio Crystal Blue - ongoing
Dan Herman regularly spins Less Nessman selections from Bird's
Eye View. He has described Less Nessman's music as "...a
mix of rock, blues, and good 'ol fashion soul."
Download a snippet of his commentary and the airing of "Bucklemack
and The Bro," the 4th track from Bird's Eye View.
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Dan comments that the song Bucklemack "...was so dense
it was cool."
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The Lemon - March 29, 2004|
Janis Tate, Indie Music Explosion
"they waste no time getting the audience hooked into their vibe
and music" ...
"it's pure musical magic" ...
"grace and attitude" ...
||Review: Lion's Den - January 30, 2004|
by Michele Sydney Levy, Tribe 13
"Less Nessman: Not one ounce commercial. Sized to fit. Nostalgic. Like your favorite pair of jeans" ...
"Satisfy that deep craving for denim blues after work with Less Nessman" ...
"you instinctively know where to put your feet" ...
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