If you looked at the January music calendar, you have noticed that there are a bunch of sold out shows over the next few days. However, there are some good shows which are still available to you, particualrly tonight.
Over at The Rockwood Music Hall, Ana Egge and The Ohiomen will take the stage at 8pm. You can expect to hear songs from Ana’s last album, which was produced by Steve Earle, in the set set of Americana roots rock.
A bit further uptown at The 11th Street Bar, Arum Rae will play between 9 and 11pm. Recently moved to NYC, Arum is a singer and songwriter (she has cowritten material with The Civil Wars‘ John Paul White and Steve McEwan of Melody Kills). I’ve seen Arum play several shows recently and in those shows her songs have run the gamut between indie rock and blues. In any event, Arum will grab your attention.
Finally, at 11pm, over at The Bowery Electric, the late show (the early show is sold out) of Strummerville, a benefit concert to celebrate the life and music of Joe Strummer and The Clash begins. The house band for the show will feature Todd Youth, Tad Kubler, Sam Hopkins, Michael Wildwood, Randy Schrager, Catherine Popper and Derek Cruz, with performances by Ivan Julian, Brian Fallon, H.R., Jesse Malin, Joseph Arthur, Willie Nile, Jeffrey Gaines, Shannon Funchess, Matthew Ryan, Michelle Casillas, Walter Lure, So So Glos, Vanessa Bley, Felice Rosser, Jasno Swarez, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Leo Mintek, Jack Ridley III, The Young Things, Mick Stitch, Mike Montali, Jenny Jenny and a spoken word performance by Bob Gruen.
This show will benefit Strummerville, a charity set up by the friends and family of Joe Strummer in the year after his death, which offers support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who would not normally have access to them.
Ana Egge, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)
Arum Rae, 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th Street between Avenues A &B (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)
Strummervile, The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery between 2nd and 3rd Streets (6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place, F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 2nd Avenue exit), 11pm, $30