There are several nights this month when there multiple good shows. Tonight’s mix with four shows on the Lower East Side and two shows in disparate parts of Brooklyn means that you can catch up to three.
The Amygdaloids are first up at 7pm at Pianos. That band is made up of four scientists who play rock and whose songs are based on the work they do at their day jobs. But no matter what their day job is, these guys really rock.
Over at Friends and Lovers in Crown Heights at 8pm, you’ll find Sonya Kitchell playing a full band with strings. Sonya can run the gamut from rocking out to acoustic and intimate and she’s always worth catching. Also in Brooklyn, but in Williamsburg, you’ll find North of Amarillo, a band with Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Kelli Scarr on lead vocals at their usual haunt for a Wednesday night, Skinny Dennis. Inspired by the music of Emmylou Harris, North of Amarillo pays tribute to her classic songs and arrangements along with a mix of originals and other country favorites. This show gets going at 9pm.
Back on the Lower East Side, there are three more shows at the various stages of Rockwood Music Hall. At 9pm, Ana Egge will play a set of rootsy Americana at the Rockwood’s original stage. On that same stage at 10pm, Julia Haltigan will play a duo show with one of the members of her band, her dad Emmet Haltigan. Finally, also at 10pm, Jim Boggia, joined by Miles Zuniga will play Rockwood Stage 3. This is the first time that Jim has played NYC in a while, so take the opportunity to see Jim demonstrate that he not only can write great pop songs, but that he probably knows every song written over the past 50 years.
North of Amarillo, Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Avenue at Berry Street (G to Metropolitan Avenue, L to Bedford Avenue or Lorimer Street), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended), 9pm
Ana Egge (9pm), Julia Haltigan and Emmet Haltigan (10pm), Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)