Tonight’s recommendations are separated by space time and genre. There’s one early, uptown and Americana. There’s another that’s late downtown and psychedelic rock. See one or see ’em both.
I first saw Drina Seay (pronounced Sea) at the late, lamented Banjo Jim’s a few years back, mostly singing wonderful harmonies with the likes of Li’l Mo and The Monicats. Drina has been playing and singing her own Americana and alt country songs for a while now. Tonight you’ll find Drina, backed up by Li’l Mo (on bass and vocals) at Silvana in Harlem. Drina goes on at 8pm.
Much later at The Rockwood Music Hall on the Lower East Side, Rony’s Insomnia will play. The band consists of Rony Corcos on guitar and lead vocals, John Narder on guitar and keys, Jordan Lipp on drums and Yvans Jean-Michel on Bass. Rony’s Insomnia plays psychedelic-tinged rock. This set will start at the stroke of midnight.
Drina Seay, Silvana, 300 W. 116th Street between Fredrick Douglass Boulevard and Manhattan Avenue (B or C Trains to 116th Street), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
Rony’s Insomnia, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), Midnight, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)