Here are two shows that are separated by both geography and time. But if things time out as I think they will, you can get to both of them.
First up, on the Lower East side is Jay Stolar. He plays the kind of music that was called blue eyed soul back in the 60s and which made Hall and Oates a big selling act in the late 70s and early 80s. Jay plays with a talented top notch band. He’s also in demand as a sideman and has toured with Alexz Johnson and Misty Boyce.
In the past Jay tended to play very late shows here in New York City: he was frequently playing the 1am slot at The Rockwood Music Hall. Tonight, though, Jay and his talented band will play The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 at the much more convenient time of 7pm.
Over in Williamsburg, at 9:30pm, just a short walk from the G or L trains, you’ll find Milton playing Pete’s Candy Store. As he often does at Pete’s, tonight Milton will be covering the music of one of his faves. This time around, it’s Randy Newman. Check out Milton’s blog for a discussion of Randy’s first album here (you’ll have to scroll down a bit to find it).
Jay Stolar, 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 recommended)
Milton plays the songs of Randy Newman, Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg (G Train to Metropolitan Avenue or L Train to Lorimer Street), 9:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)