If the cold does not keep you at bay today, there are a couple of shows worth your attention. The first is from 4-7pm at Skinny Dennis, the best Texas honky tonk in Brooklyn. When any band has string band in its name, you expect old-timey country. Well, you are just not going to get that from The Demolition String Band. There’s twang and alt country, but the DSB rocks hard as well. The band is led by front woman Elena Skye and ace guitarist Boo Reiners. Whatever they are playing, your ears will definitely be pleased.
Later, at 9pm over in the East Village you’ll find Karla Moheno playing rock, blues and ballads. Her songs draw on a diverse set of influences including noir, 60s girl groups, a bit of country and some show music. This melange served up by Karla and her band contains many familiar flavors presented in unexpected ways. If you have yet to hear Karla’s music, tonight’s show at the cozy, inviting Treehouse at 2A should be the perfect introduction to it and her.
The Demolition String Band, Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Avenue at Berry Street (G Train to Metropolitan Avenue or L Train to Bedford Avenue or Lorimer Street), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended), 4-7pm
Karla Moheno, Treehouse at 2A, 25 Avenue A at 2nd Street (F Train to Delancey Street or 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit or J or M Trains to Essex Street), show 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)