Tonight features three shows well worth your while. However, it looks like you’ll have to pick just one of them.
First up at 8pm is Syd Straw at The Hi-Fi Bar. Syd has an amazing voice, has sung back up with Pat Benatar, fronted The Golden Palominos and put out one of my all time favorite rock albums, War and Peace. Syd now lives in a small town in Vermont and is in New York City only infrequently. So take this opportunity to see a totally unique talent.
Over in Williamsburg, Mieka Pauley will play a set at the latest location of The Living Room at 9pm. Mieka is an incisive writer, a powerful singer and a fine blues guitarist. Whether she is singing her own songs or playing a few choice covers, you’ll find yourself moved by Mieka’s performance.
Back on the Lower East Side, David Luther will take the stage at The Rockwood Music Hall. This is David’s last show in NYC for a bit, as he will be on the road backing up Meatloaf for a couple of months. Tonight, David, with his sax in hand, and his band behind him, will dip into the instrumental pieces he’s been writing recently. This music is influenced by jazz, old TV themes, spaghetti westerns and more.
Syd Straw, Hi-Fi Bar, 169 Avenue A between 10th and 11th Streets (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musician is highly recommended)
Mieka Pauley, The Living Room, 134 Metropolitan Avenue between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue (G to Metropolitan Avenue, L to Bedford Avenue or Lorimer Street), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musician is highly recommended)
David Luther, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)