There are two wonderful shows tonight separated by a few hours. But what is similar about the two performers I spotlight today is the fact that they both have veered from country into music that combines elements of country with elements from other genres into a sound that is both wonderful and outside of a simple description.
First up at The World Financial Center is a show which Neko Case will headline. Neko has been working on a new album and may have some new tunes to share. Opening for Neko will be Daptone Record‘s Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires and He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister. The show starts at 6pm and there should be a bunch of food trucks on site (they were there last night) as well as the restaurants and take out places located inside the WFC if you want to grab some dinner.
Once Neko has finished, head over to The Living Room. There, at 11pm, Alana Amram and The Rough Gems will play. Another powerfully voiced singer, Alana will lead her band, The Rough Gems through a set that combines alt country, Americana and Rock. Opening for Alana at 10pm will be Wilderlands, which features Jeff Malinowski and Amal Bouhabib, some great guitar work and splendid vocals.
Neko Case (Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires and He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister open), World Financial Center Plaza, 200 Vesey Street between West Street and North End Avenue (A, C, J, M, Z, 2, 3, 4 or 5 Trains to Fulton Street, E Train to World Trade Center or R Train to City Hall) 6pm, free
Alana Amram and The Rough Gems (Wilderlands opens), The Living Room, 154 Ludlow Street between Stanton and Rivington Street (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10pm, No Cover (but a donation for each band is strongly recommended)