Mike O'Malley

July 31st, 2021 10:30pm   Stage


As of June 16, 2021, New York State has lifted all COVID-19 related restrictions that apply to a venue of Rockwood’s size. In accordance with these revised guidelines, vaccination records will no longer be checked and entry will be permitted for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Social distancing and masks will not be required, although masks will remain recommended for non-vaccinated individuals.

Mike O'Malley


Mike O'Malley has always believed that songs are inextricable from their occasions. It's why he could never slow-dance to "Tears in Heaven" or shag to "Last Kiss" in high school. His task, as he sees it now, is to match songs to the occasion of his present.

On "Beastie," his debut LP, he can be heard summoning the totality of his resources to do so, folding the Irish folk of his distant heritage into his dramatic and quixotic aesthetic. He sings about the indignity of a grudge held too long ("Garden"), the vertigo of being too specialized ("Hang by a Thread"), the white-hot fear accompanying the accidents that move time ("Noble Rot") and offers, at the end, a benediction ("Come Low").

He resides in Brooklyn, New York, where he moved from his beloved North Carolina.



R O N I  is a guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. Born and raised in Jerusalem. Roni moved to New York City at the age of 20, where she and her guitar became a mainstay in the Lower East Side music circuit, filling venues for over a decade. Over the course of her career, she has successfully released two albums with another on the way, as well as her brand new EP 'Crown'. As an artist, her sound has been described as beautifully unpredictable, visionary and powerfully magnetic. Roni's upcoming new record, Afterglow, is due to release summer of 2021, with 1st single, Air In Love Out, out July 30th. Afterglow was produced by Nir Yatzkan (TLV), co-produced by Roni and mixed by Ash Workman (Christine & The Queens).