Tonight: Ursa Minor at The Bowery Electric or Dear Georgiana at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

Choices Large

The old Lovin’ Spoonful song, Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind, applies to tonight.  There are two excellent but very different bands playing opposite each other, so as the song says, you’ll have to pick up on one and leave the other behind.

Ursa Minor consists of Michelle Casillas (guitar, vocals), Tony Scherr (guitar),  who tonight will be joined by Jeff Hill (bass) and Alex Wyatt (drums).  Call their music atmospheric indie rock played by top caliber musicians.  Expect to hear a mix of songs tonight including ones on their very good last record, Showface.  Since the band has been working on a new album, expect to hear some new songs too.  This all takes place at The Bowery Electric starting at 8:30pm.

But nearly at the same time, 9pm, Dear Georgiana will be taking the stage at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2.  Call their music atmospheric folk-rock that’s melodic with very nice vocals.  Dear Georgiana is led by Lauren Balthrop, who also plays in Elizabeth and The Catapult.  Elizabeth Ziman, the Elizabeth in that band, frequently joins Dear Georgiana as well, and should be part of the band tonight.

Ursa MinorThe 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), 8:30pm, $10

Dear Georgiana, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for each band is highly recommended)

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