There’s lots going on today, but outside of the early show at The American Folk Art Museum, these shows seem pretty much to rule out going to more than one. So here are today’s choices:
You have two chances to see Michaela Anne play Americana and folk-rock: first at The American Folk Art Museum on the Upper West side at 6pm, or later at Bar 4 in Park Slope at 10pm.
Over in Hoboken, James Mastro turns Guitar Bar Jr. into a club for the night as a large and varied cast of musicians, including James, Elena and Boo (Demolition String Band), Keith Hartel, Tom Costagliola, Charlene and Mo (Spanking Charlene), Karyn Kuhl, Nate Schweber, Dave Stengel, Dave Lambert, Catherine Popper and more play songs of The Ramones unplugged. The show starts at 7:30pm, but space is limited so it would be best to get there early.
A bit later at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, The Pretty Babies, an all-female Blondie tribute band which includes Tammy Faye Starlite and Linda Pitmon, will play a set around 9pm.
92Y Tribeca is closing sometime this summer, but tonight that spacious and seated venue hosts Aly Tadros tonight, also at 9pm. Aly plays Americana, folk rock and folk, and this show follows her masterful set at The Rockwood Music Hall just a couple of weeks ago.
Finally, at 11pm Ola Podrida will take the stage at The Rock Shop in Park Slope. I last saw the band in 2010 at SXSW but I noted then that they played melodic rock with some nice harmonies.
Michaela Anne, American Folk Art Museum, 2Lincoln Square at 66th Street and Columbus Avenue (1 Train to 66th Street), 6pm, Free
The Ramones Unplugged, Guitar Bar Jr., 203 11th Street between Garden Street and Park Avenue, Hoboken, 7:30pm, $10
The Pretty Babies, Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Avenue between N. 11th & 12th Streets, Williamsburg (G Train to Nassau Avenue or L Train to Bedford Avenue), 9pm, $10
Aly Tadros, 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street (A, C or E Trains to Canal Street, 1 Train to Canal Street) 9pm, $12
Michaela Anne, Bar 4, 444 7th Avenue at the corner of 15th Street, Brooklyn (F or G Train to 7th Avenue or 15th Street – Prospect Park), 10pm, No Cover
Ola Podrida, The Rock Shop, 249 4th Avenue (Brooklyn) between Carroll and President Streets (R Train to Union Street), 11pm, $10