There’s a trio of good shows tonight on the Lower East Side tonight. The first two are in the same building and the third just a short walk away.
Mikal Evans starts the evening out at Rockwood Stage 2 at 7pm. Mikal’s stock in trade is straight ahead rock with strong vocals, boisterous electric guitar, ambient, moody music and lyrics worth a second listen.
Then at 8pm, Joy Askew will play Rockwood Stage 3, the most recently opened stage in the Rockwood complex. Joy has recently been playing with the avant jazz group Forge the Bell. But tonight she returns to playing under her own name and she’s bring a brass band with her.
When Joy is finished, hurry over to The Treehouse at 2A (on 2nd Street and Avenue A as its name would suggest). There, starting at 9pm, you’ll find The Great Harmony Swap Tribute to Phil Everly. Taking part in this show will be Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Jahn Xavier, Gene Casey, Tom Clark, Brian Halverson, Elena Skye and Boo Reiners, Dave Foster, Mark Humble, Linda Hill, Drina Seay, Homeboy Steve, Lianne Smith and Mary Lee Kortes.
Mikal Evans, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)
Joy Askew, Rockwood Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8pm, $10, with a $10 drink minimum
The Great Harmony Swap Tribute to Phil Everly, with Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin and many others, Treehouse at 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), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)