The choice sign is up today. But instead of a number of shows playing opposite each other, today there are three shows all in a row. Starting at 4pm, over in Brooklyn’s Greenwood Heights (that’s just south of the western part of Park Slope), you’ll find Alex Battles and his guitar in the front room of Freddy’s Bar. Alex writes songs about life, particularly songs about life in New York City (if you’ve never heard You Live in Queens, check it out here).
Once Alex is finished, grab some dinner and travel to the Lower East Side. There, at The Treehouse at 2A, you’ll find a wonderful double bill, with both musicians stepping away from their bands and playing solo. First up tonight is Emily Duff. Emily has been described as a cross between Patti Smith and Steve Earle. She writes top notch songs and sings them with heart. Once Emily is finished, Jahn Xavier will take the stage. Jahn’s music is intelligent, rocking and soulful. If you’ve ever seen him, you already know that Jahn is a force of nature.
Emily Duff (9pm), Jahn Xavier (10pm), Treehouse at 2A, 25 Avenue A at 2nd Street (F Train to Delancey Street or 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)