Here are four shows which musically diverse. If you want to go out early or stay out a bit later, there’s a show here that will work. Three of the four are on the Lower East Side, with the fourth just a short ride away on the F Train.
Starting the evening off at The Rockwood Music Hall at 6pm will be Kelly Jones. Kelly used to live in New York City and was a mainstay at The Living Room until she left the area about four or five years ago. Kelly has three albums under her belt, the alt country/Americana Handle with Care, which was followed in 2008 with SheBang, a power pop album which she wrote with Mike Viola. Kelly has a new record, Alta Loma. I’m sure that she will be playing songs from it tonight.
Over at The Living Room at 8pm, you’ll find Deni Bonet, a singer songwriter who plays electric violin with attitude (both rock ‘n’ roll and New York). She’s also recently taken up the ukulele. Deni has played along with folks you probably know: Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Robyn Hitchcock and Richard Barone.
Stick around at The Living Room, and you’ll see Jeremiah Birnbaum at 10pm. Jeremiah continues his Wednesday night residency there. Jeremiah should have a band and guests at 10pm.
However, if you leave the Lower East Side and head up to Hill Country in Chelsea, you’ll get to see Guy Forsyth at 10pm. His rock and electric blues can be passionate, political, tender or just plain funny. He is a guitar and harmonica wiz, and at times he’ll wear a utility belt to hold a half dozen or so of his mouth harps. Guy is rarely at a loss for words and rarely in New York City.
Kelly Jones, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 6pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
Deni Bonet (8pm), Jeremiah Birnbaum (10pm), The Living Room , 154 Ludlow Street between Stanton and Rivington Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)
Guy Forsyth, Hill Country, 30 W. 26th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway (F, M or R Trains to 23rd Street), 10pm (For dinner reservations, please call 212-255-4544, and let the host know you’re there to see Guy and would like to be seated in the club), No Cover