There are three shows I can recommend tonight. If you want to make a long night of it (starting at 7pm and ending at 3am), you can actually catch all three.
First up is Spottiswoode And His Enemies. Spottiswoode has been a favorite around here, but hasn’t played NYC much recently. That changes tonight as the band releases its new album, English Dream, which one reviewer has called darker and cinematic. This show gets going at 7pm at Joe’s Pub.
Later, at 10pm, My Pet Dragon will play a set at the original Rockwood Music Hall. MPD has blended some interesting sounds in the past, including 80s synth pop and U2-like anthemic songs. Take this opportunity to check out Todd and Reena and see what they have up their collective sleeves.
Finally, for the late nighters among you, check out Jeremiah Birnbaum and Friends at 2A. The theme for tonight is “Twistin’.” I suppose at least some of the works of Chubby Checker will make an appearance at sometime between 11pm and 3am.
My Pet Dragon, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)
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)