Thursday: Six Picks

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Today’s picks are a mixture of CMJ and non-CMJ shows. There’s one in the afternoon, then at night there are four running pretty much opposite each other in disparate corners of NYC, and one late show.

Rock and soul man Jay Stolar starts today’s picks this afternoon at the original stage of The Rockwood Music Hall.  Jay’s show begins at 2:15pm.

Tonight, Austin’s legendary rocker Jon Dee Graham, accompanied by Mike June will play Hill Country NY in Chelsea at 9pm.  Over in Williamsburg at the same time, The Looking, a project which melds old traditional songs with new and interesting rock arrangements is up at Pete’s Candy Store, also at 9pm.

Moving south and east to The Way Station in Prospect Heights, The Jacks of Kings County will play their usual blend of rock and Americana.  This show is being videoed by the band, so expect some surprises.  Back in Manhattan on the Lower East Side, the multitalented John Sinclair will join NYC’s Adventures in Bluesland at Sidewalk Cafe at 10:30pm.  Finally, rockers My Pet Dragon will play the CMJ Afterparty at Cameo in Williamsburg at the stroke of midnight.

Jay Stolar, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 2:15pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)

Jon Dee Graham with Mike June, Hill Country NY, 30 W. 26th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway (F, M or R Trains to 23rd Street), 9pm, No Cover

The Looking, Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg (G Train to Metropolitan Avenue or L Train to Lorimer Street), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)

The Jacks of Kings County, The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue (2 or 3 Train to Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum or C Train to Clinton – Washington), 10pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)

John Sinclair with Adventures in BlueslandSidewalk Cafe,  94 Avenue A at 6th Street (Any Train to 14th Street, L Train to 1st Avenue, F Train to Delancey Street or J or M Trains to Essex Street, then transfer to M14A Bus to 6th Street) 10:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)

My Pet Dragon, Cameo Gallery, 93 North 6th Street between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street (L Train to Bedford Avenue or G Train to Metropolitan Avenue), Midnight, No Cover

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