It’s an “either or” kind of night: uptown or downtown, rock or Americana. But choices like this are good to have.
If you choose downtown and rock, you’ll get Richard Lloyd. Richard is one half of the famed guitar duo that powered the band Television back in the day (Tom Verlaine was the the other half). He’ll bring his imaginative and sometimes otherworldly guitar playing along with his band to the subterranean stage of The Bowery Electric tonight. Opening the show tonight will be New York Junk and Faith. The show starts at 8pm; Richard should hit at 10pm.
If you choose uptown and Americana, you’ll get Drina Seay (pronounced Sea). I first saw Drina 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 material (which consists of Americana and alt country) for a while now. Tonight you’ll find Drina, backed up by Homeboy Steve at Silvana. Silvana is a restaurant and club in Harlem. You’ll find the music, along with food and drink, in the basement. Drina and Steve will get going at 8pm.
Richard Lloyd (New York Junk and Faith open), The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery between 2nd and 3rd Streets (6 Train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place, F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 2nd Avenue exit), doors 7:30pm / show 8pm, $15
Drina Seay with Homeboy Steve, Silvana, 300 West 116th Street at the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard (B or C Train to 116th Street), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)