There are eight shows I can recommend tonight: I don’t remember any one night having so many good acts playing. Even though the wonderful Secret Someones are sold out, that still leaves seven shows from which you can choose.
Starting at 7pm over at Joe’s Pub, the latest offering from The Losers Lounge is Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly Simon in which an all star cast will present songs from these long time favorites. Then at 8pm, Just a bit north in Greenwich Village, Julia Haltigan will be playing her songs which draw on rock, r&b, Latin rhythms, 40s and 50s pop and more in trio formation at Greenwich House Music School. Also at 8pm, Elizabeth and The Catapult will be playing a solo show at Rockwood Stage 3. Elizabeth was thinking of making this an all Joni Mitchell cover show.
There are a three shows over in Brooklyn which begin at 9pm. At Skinny Dennis over in Williamsburg, North of Amarillo will feature Kelli Scarr on vocals as they play covers which include many from Emmylou Harris. A few blocks away, Jeff Litman will be playing his power pop and rock songs with a full band at Spike Hill. And also at 9pm, near the Myrtle-Willoughby stop on the G train, Megan Reilly will bring her atmospheric rock over to Beast of Bourbon.
Finally, tonight is the inaugural show featuring Jeremiah Birnbaum and Friends at 2A over in the East Village. Things get going at 11pm and will continue through to 3am.
The Losers Lounge Presents: Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly Simon, Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and E. 4th Street (R Train to 8th Street, 6 Train to Astor Place), 7pm, $25
Julia Haltigan, Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street between Bedford Street, Barrow Street and 7th Avenue South (1 Train to Christopher Street or A,B, C, D, E, F or M Trains to West 4th Street), 8pm, $15
Elizabeth and The Catapult, Rockwood Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8pm, $7 with a $10 drink minimum
North of Amarillo, Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Avenue at Berry Street (G to Metropolitan Avenue, L to Bedford Avenue or Lorimer Street), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended), 9pm
Jeff Litman, Spike Hill, 184 & 186 Bedford Avenue between N. 6th & N. 7th Streets, Brooklyn (L Train to Bedford Avenue) 10pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
Megan Reilly, Beast of Bourbon, 710 Myrtle Avenue between Walworth and Spencer Streets (G Train to Myrtle – Willoughby), 9-11pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
Jeremiah Birnbaum and Friends, 2A, 25 Avenue A between Houston and 2nd Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit, F Train to Delancey Street or J Train to Essex Street), 11pm – 3am, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)