Catch Elizabeth and The Catapult at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 tonight. You can expect keyboard based idiosyncratic classical tinged pop, songs from the Elizabeth and The Catapult album, Like It Never Happened, which was released earlier this year, and some inspired covers as well. I never leave one of Elizabeth’s shows without having being uplifted by the music. And this is an early show, starting at 7pm to be exact, so those of you who don’t want to stay out too late can take advantage of it.
Then at 9pm, there’s a pretty special show over at The Treehouse at 2A with New York legend Lenny Kaye. I’ll let Treehouse proprietor Tom Clark and Lenny tell you about it:
Lenny Kaye will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his VERY FIRST GIG!!! Here’s what L.K. says “It seems like only yesterday, but it’s a half-century celebration this weekend of my first band gig. It was on November 7, 1964, that I made my virginal debut, playing rhythm guitar and singing in the Vandals (“Bringing Down The House With Your Kind Of Music!”). The venue was Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at Rutgers, four sets that surely featured such drunken college faves as “Shout” and “What’d I Say,” along with selections from the English Invasion and Motown, as well as a song we learned off the radio so we could be first on the block: The Kinks “You Really Got Me.”
All this gets going at 9pm, but you’ll want to get over to Avenue A and 2nd Street as early as you can, because I think that the place will fill up.
Elizabeth and The Catapult, 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)
Lenny Kaye, Treehouse at 2A, 25 Avenue A at 2nd Street (F Train to Delancey Street or 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit ) or J Train to Essex Street), doors 8:30pm show 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)