My new single “Song for a Writer” is out today everywhere. It’s a two minute song I’ve been playing live for years and finally made a recording! It’s available for streaming or downloading at these sites: SPOTIFY BANDCAMP SOUNDCLOUD ITUNES
Category Archives: Music
I’m going on tour with my old friend Jack “Lesser” Lewis/Awkward Energy! Details are on the Rebecca Schiffman Shows page.
I’m opening four shows for Baths and No Joy in early May! May 2 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ – tickets May 3 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA – tickets May 4 – The El Rey – Los Angeles, CA – tickets May 5 – The Independent – San Francisco – […]
I’m playing at Bridgetown DIY again in January, this time with Calvin Johnson’s Selector Dub Narcotic, Exploding Flowers, and Doll Klaw. Saturday, January 27, 2018 Bridgetown DIY 1421 Valinda Ave, La Puente, CA 91744 7pm, All Ages $10, no one turned away for lack of funds.
This Saturday in Los Angeles: I’m performing at a night of readings and music hosted by Character Projects and Deenah Vollmer and Ginger Buswell in Highland Park. $5 suggested donation and all proceeds benefit Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights.
I play Jerry Seinfeld in the new music video for my song “Laura.” The lyrics to the song follow the plot of the pilot episode of “Seinfeld” (also known as The Seinfeld Chronicles) sung from Jerry’s perspective. Alec Coiro directed the video. Raina Hamner guest stars as Laura. Alec also directed the “Tips for Conquering Fear […]
My album “Rebecca Schiffman” that came out last year has just recently found its way on to Stanford University’s radio station, spending two weeks in the Top Ten last month! This station review is meant for internal use for DJ’s, but I like the genres they put me in like “European baroque pop” and the […]
I’m very excited to be performing alongside Yeardsley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson and who I also watched on Herman’s Head growing up! Sunday, July 23, 2017 Uncabaret at Au Lac 710 West 1st Street, Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012 There’s a parking garage with validation. Doors 7:15pm, Show 8pm – 10pm Tickets.
June 10, 2017, 7pm Emperor X, Rebecca Schiffman, Christian Club, Ex-Tomboys, Tristan Puig, Bob and the Astronauts at BridgetownDIY 1421 N Valinda Ave La Puente, CA 7p • $5 – 7 • notaflof Facebook event page
I’ll be playing a half-band show on Saturday, April 15. The Hi-Hat (<— tickets) 5043 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042 8:15pm Rebecca Schiffman 9pm Draag 9:45pm Hott MT 10:30pm James V
Sunday, Feburary 19, 2017 Alias Books on Sawtelle is closing. I’ll be performing a few songs, solo, at a farewell night with readings by Deenah Vollmer, Erin Mizrahi, Jennifer Croft, Ginger Buswell, John Searcy, Dani Fine, and music by Rebecca Schiffman and DANyDANY. Refreshments provided. Donations/tips will go to Planned Parenthood. Facebook Event Page Saturday, […]
I’ll be playing a few songs and introducing (and accompanying one song in) Exodus: A Musical, at three performances this weekend. It’s a musical farce written by Alec Coiro, who directed the music video for my song “Tips for Conquering Fear of Flying.” Starring Erin Falls, Caitlin Rider, Alec Coiro, guest appearance by Rhys Coiro, music […]
Wednesday 1/18/2017 Old Style Guitar Shop 510 N Hoover St, Silver Lake, Los Angeles 8pm Rebecca Schiffman (solo) 9pm Adam Schatz (of the band Landlady) Free! All Ages, BYOB
Tyler Wilcox wrote a great review of the new album for Doom & Gloom From The Tomb.
The vinyl version of my new LP is now available! You can order it online from Fayettenam Records or pick up a copy in Los Angeles or New York at the following stores. Lyrics are printed on the inner sleeve. Rough Trade – Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY Gnarburger Records – Cypress Park, Los Angeles, CA Permanent […]
I wrote a Christmas song: “Merry Christmas with an Asterisk.” This is a live recording from 12/15/2016 at Ham and Eggs Tavern, please forgive the audio quality.
Playing a few songs at a fundraiser for Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center, organized by the O’Shea brothers. The event is free but there will be tons of raffle prizes, and raffle ticket sales benefit DWC. Featuring performances by Laurie Kilmartin, Emily Heller, Will Weldon, Andrés du Bouchet, Kevin Camia, Kate Willet, Rebecca Schiffman, the Blood Sugar […]
I’m playing with my band at this show. Get more details on the Facebook event page. James V on soundcloud.
I’ll be playing a couple of songs at Andre du Bouchet‘s Giant Tuesday Night of Amazing Inventions and Also There is a Game’s 15th Annual Holiday Special. Tickets available here. With special guests Dana Gould, Dan Cronin (another CONAN writer/performer), Brandon Wardell, Ed Salazar and singer Rebecca Schiffman! Produced by Adam Spiegelman.” Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Nerdmelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA […]
Walking to the Subway – Directed by Scott Jacobson
I’m playing a show this Sunday, November 13, with Waxahatchee and Swanning at the community art space Junior High in Hollywood. 5656 hollywood blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 $5 Tickets: http://www.welcometojuniorhigh.com/calendar/2016/11/13/waxahatchee-solo-swanning-solo Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1773337006266556/
Here’s a pic Michael Leviton took of me playing at The Tell at National Sawdust. I also told a story. The whole program, which includes stories from Michael Leviton, Danielle Aykroyd, Rich Benjamin, and Ari Frey, will eventually be released as a podcast.
I will be playing songs and telling a story at volume 12 of The Tell, a night/podcast of music and storytelling curated by Michael Leviton at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY. 10/23 8pm (Doors 7:30pm) Tickets $15 – available here. with Michael Leviton, Rich, Benjamin, Danielle Aykryod, and Avi Frey.
A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Erik Coates for his show “A Face for Radio” on CITR, University of Vancouver’s radio station. We had so much to talk about that it ended up spanning two episodes! You can hear us talk about songwriting and other stuff and hear some of my songs and music picks at the […]
KCRW DJ Marion Hodges includes “Rebecca Schiffman” in her best album of the month picks.
It’s official, my third LP (which happens to be called “Rebecca Schiffman”) is available today! It’s streaming on Spotify and Apple Music. You can show extra support by pre-ordering the vinyl which comes with MP3s at Fayettenam Records or purchase the digital album at one of the sites below. Bandcamp iTunes Amazon
My cover of the Squidbillies theme song is now up on youtube along with a behind-the-scenes video of finishing the recording. The episode airs this Sunday at 11:30pm on Adult Swim/Cartoon Network.
My new self-titled album comes out Friday, but you can hear two songs on Bandcamp and pre-order on Bandcamp or iTunes.
SMiLE! presents a show at the Alchemy Castle in Hollywood Hills. RSVP to herrneilson at gmail dot com for address. Facebook event here.
I’m playing this Tuesday, accompanied by John MF Anderson on guitar.
I’m very proud to have contributed a version of the theme song for the new season of Squidbillies! That’s what I was working on in the previous post with Money Mark and RC. Other theme song artists this season include Sharon Van Etten, The B52’s, Father John Misty, and Kurt Vile. http://pitchfork.com/news/66475-father-john-misty-sharon-van-etten-kurt-vile-to-cover-squidbillies-theme-song/ Will post the […]
Last week at Brushfire Records with Money Mark and Robert Carranza, working on a special project coming soon.
I’ve been busy recording my new album with Money Mark producing! We’re just about done tracking. Hoping for an early 2016 release.
Pic from Charlotte Kidd‘s Instagram.
I’ll be playing tomorrow at this Robyn Hitchcock tribute show on the West Side of Los Angeles.
September 2, 2014
8pm – Midnight (I play at 9:30pm)
4089 Lincoln, Blvd
Marina Del Ray, CA 90292
Thank you everyone who came to Desert Nights at the Cactus Lounge in the Standard Hotel on Wednesday. It was my first of hopefully many more shows with Ethan Glazer on bass.
Thank you Larisa for the pic.
I’ll be playing a set on August 6th at the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles. Ethan Glazer will accompany me on bass and vocals.
I’m opening for my old friends CHIEF at The Satellite as part of their April residency!
Details are on the SHOWS page.
Here are some pics from the beautiful Besant Lodge in Los Angeles where I performed this past Thursday with John Keith and C.C. Carana.
I moved to LA last week.
I will be playing my first OFFICIAL LA show
February 2, 2013
1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Rebecca Schiffman 7pm
Thanks to Walter Schreifels for the shout out in last month’s Alternative Press Magazine!
Too bad we never finished the Pearl Harbor album. Here are some pics of Pearl Harbor in action.
Listen or download for free:
(Wavin’ Like A) Red Flag by Teddy Blanks (feat. Rebecca Schiffman)
And here’s a review of Red Flag, the movie on IndieWire.
Last weekend I performed at a home in Atwater Village, Los Angeles. Scott Jacobson posted video of it HERE. The third song “Song for a Writer” is pretty new, not officially recorded yet.
(That is a paused episode of Bob’s Burgers on the TV)
This is an episode of MIXED TAPES by Michael Melamedoff who I can say from working with him is a very genuine and serious filmmaker.
I wrote and recorded one new song…called PASSING FANTASY recorded with Jay Israelson.
P.S. I meant to post this September 7 when the song came out, oops!
Tiny Furniture, Lena Dunham’s second feature film, just won Best Picture at the SXSW Film Festival!!!
The Tiny Furniture soundtrack features an original score by Teddy Blanks, my song Aaron, a duet I sing with Teddy called When U Come Home which he wrote especially for the movie, and songs by Domino and Sonia’s Party & The Everyone’s Invited!
You can download the entire soundtrack for FREE!
Lena Dunham Finds her Worth in Tiny Furniture [New York Times]
Flyer by Teddy Blanks This Wednesday, December 2, I will be opening again for Teddy Blanks at my new favorite venue, Bar 9, in Hell’s Kitchen. Special guest Annie Ragz will start the night out at 8pm. No Cover. For more details go to the SHOWS page.
Last night I was honored to perform at Mitchell-Innes & Nash as part of an evening celebrating the launch of Justine Kurland’s newest photography book ‘This Train is Bound for Glory’ (Ecstatic Peace Library, 2009) as well as the closing of her exhibition of the same name.
Justine Kurland, Ghost Town CSX, 2007
Red Bucket Films has posted the first few episodes of The Talk Show and I am the first musical guest! Check it out. I think it’s very funny.
I have decided to start releasing each song as I finish it, as a digital single.
I wrote and recorded this first single, Me and Katie on the U.E.S. a few years ago, and am sending it out to the ever shrinking world of paying-for-music-customers before I finish up some newer stuff. Because I still love this song!
It’s about my best friend Katie and I growing up on the Upper East Side. We grew up in the same building and were in the same class at Spence. In 2006, some NYU kids e-mailed me asking if I would let them engineer a song of mine at the Clive Davis School of Recording for homework. I was saving all my material for my next album (To Be Good for a Day) so I had to come up with something last minute. I wanted to write a song like Stay Free, one of my favorite songs by The Clash, and actually written by lead guitarist Mick Jones. I think (I hope) it ended up sounding a little like The Clash meets Avril Lavigne.
Me and Katie on The U.E.S. credits: Jay Israelson produced and mixed, Ryan Stratton played bass and guitar, Kris King played drums, Rebecca Schiffman wrote words and music and sang and made the little artwork collage, Luke Taylor and Calpin Hoffman engineered.
I’m a pretty slow songwriter, sometimes only writing two a year, so to push myself a little harder, and hopefully improve my songwriting skills, my goal for 2010 is to write, record, and release at least one song every tax quarter. Or, I guess you could say, season.
I’ve felt frustrated and SAD in the past to have sat on some songs for over six years while waiting to have enough material to release a full album. Songs can start to feel stale and by the time the album comes out I no longer want to perform them. I guess I didn’t have to be so tied to it in the first place, but the album for album’s sake format is officially obsolete now that the media on which music is available has totally changed.
So, now I will be able to record each song in its own style, without having to maintain some sort of artificial cohesion with other songs. And each song can have it’s own artwork! Each song will also be the potential ground on which to collaborate with more producers, musicians, and artists.
In the works for the 1st Quarter 2010 release- a collaboration with producers Jay Israelson and Diego Duenas, and artist Michael Q. Shea.
Photo by Stephen Kosloff of me performing in a Chainmaille dress I just made.
On Saturday, September 26, the Red Hook-based gallery and artist collective Kidd Yellin, where I am an “artist-in-residence,” hosted a benefit concert for ShowPaper, a free bi-monthly print-only newspaper which lists all-ages music and art events in the tri-state
Thank you to everyone who came to the show at The Surf Lodge, and thank you Stephanie Gilmore and Ava Warbrick for inviting me to play. Photo by Jay Israelson.
Click HERE to read Brandon Kim’s really funny and nice review of my performance at The Studio@Webster Hall on his IFC blog, The Independent Ear.
Pics of me by Ian Mohr: Hess is More:
Wednesday, June 17 – The Studio @ Webster Hall with Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Rival Schools) and Borrowed Eyes and The Blood Red Road (And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead) Friday, June 19 – 92Y Tribeca Hess is More record release party Visit the shows page for details.
Yesterday my recent friend Dar e-mailed me that he found an old photo (pre-digital) he took of a band at a party many years ago and I’m the bass player! I used to play bass in a band called Pearl Harbor and this picture, which he gave me, is from a show at the old Some Records office on West 29th Street in 1999.
So, I’ve gathered up the other few photos I have of us and created a separate photo page for Pearl Harbor. Check us out here. And if anyone out there has more pics of us please let me know.
My new album “To Be Good for a Day” is now available on CD, with artwork and stuff, at Other Music, one of the last standing record stores in NYC. Pick it up in the store at 15 East 4th Street between Lafayette and Broadway, New York, NY or order online: www.othermusic.com
Here is the scanned magazine…
Or read my review and many more on the Vice website.
Finally, today marks the official release date for my second album “To Be Good for a Day.” Preview and download it from iTunes!
It was a lot of fun. Photos by David Benjamin Sherry
I just found out I’m playing this Wednesday. Here is the info. December 3, 2008 – Zebulon, Brooklyn, NY 258 Wythe Avenue between North 3rd and Metropolitan in Williamsburg. 9pm Rebecca Schiffman 10pm Scary Mansion No cover! It’s a cafe so you can drink as well as eat.
I just posted two downloadable cover songs in the mp3s section. (Neil Young and Electric Six)
Green Owl Records’ first release, a compilation featuring Feist, Of Montreal, Muse, The Exit, Bloc Party, Deerhoof, and Violens, as well as a video for my song Penguins and Igloos, directed by Supermarché, came out today. It is available at every Whole Foods Store, among other places. Click here to find out more, order online, […]
Tiny Vices has just added a music section and I am currently featured. You can download four MP3s for free and see a funny pic of me in my bedroom in highschool. Check it out! TV Music Also, I’m playing again tomorrow (2/11/08) at the Living Room. Check the shows page for details.
I just put up photos of my performance at the Canal Room on August, 15, taken by Tim Barber. He took so many great photos. Some are on the shows photo page.
Work is coming along on the new album and to prove it I added a page in the photo section called: Making of the upcoming album To Be Good for a Day. Also, The U.E.S. Journal recently sold out at St. Mark’s Bookshop. I am going to drop off more this week and will post […]
I am playing a show at the Cake Shop on Monday December 26 with Jack Lewis, Lisa Li Lund, and more. Check the shows page for more information.
Last night at Rutgers was really fun. For once I got to play in my preferred environment- lights all on and everyone sitting on the floor. Thanks to Keith and everyone who was there and Javi for trekking out there with me and taking the photo below.
Tonight I am playing at The Red Lion Cafe in New Brunswick. If anyone is out there in New Jersey please come. I don’t know anyone there. Details are on the shows page.
I’m also probably playing Sept. 1st at the RIYL Bash at 169 Bar, details TBA. I will put all the show info on the shows page.
I didn’t feel so good about the last Lit show but yesterday I played on short notice at a Tsunami Relief benefit at Apocalypse Lounge with Rav Shmuel and Jack Lewis and that went pretty well. No shows coming up for now.
Tomorrow I am playing at Lit. Here is the info: Monday January 31st Lit Lounge 93 2nd Ave. near 5th St. only $5! Rebecca Schiffman – 11pm Ben Brewer (The Exit)- 10:30pm Jane Herships – 10pm Tea Salt & Samovar – 9:30pm Kelly Scarr – 9pm
Thanks again to everyone who came to the show at Lit. Here is a photo my friend Garret took (I don’t know his last name but I will find out!)
Thanks to everyone who came to the CMJ show. Here are some pictures from it.
CMJ Show! I am playing the Some Records CMJ showcase. My band includes Paul Jenkins on bass and possibly Reka Reisinger on keyboards and back-up vocals. There also might be a bongo player. Here is the info: Friday, October 15 at 8pm 7pm Be Your Own Pet 8pm Rebecca Schiffman 9 pm Neva Dinova 10pm […]