Yeah, there’s a big free concert outdoor show with The Mavericks up at Lincoln Center tonight. But the weather outside has been forecast to be someplace between beastly and brutal. So if you’re the type who likes to suffer for art, sure, you can go there. But there is a wonderful, indoor, air conditioned show in the East Village that I hardily recommend. It will take place at The 11th Street Bar just a few buildings down from the corner of Avenue A. In the back of the bar at 9pm, you’ll find Karla Moheno. Karla plays 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.
Following Karla at 10pm will be Freddie Stevenson. Freddie was a regular on the New York music scene for years, playing mostly here and The Rockwood Music Hall. That changed about 18 months ago when he hit the road with The Waterboys and then stuck around his native Edinborough. Freddie’s back in New York now for a while.
Freddie’s original music has a little bit of everything in it including folk and English music hall, and he’s an engaging performer. Tonight, Freddie will be joined by Jessie Kilguss on harmonium. This is Freddie’s last scheduled show until September.
Karla Moheno (9pm), Freddie Stevenson (10pm), 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th Street between Avenues A & B (any train to 14th Street, F Train to Delancey Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)