Tonight: Five Shows to Mix and Match

Choices Large

The choice sign is back as tonight offers five shows.  They are all over the map, both musically and geographically.

In Brooklyn Heights, at 7:30pm, The Sirens of Brooklyn Choir will be singing Christmas carols and other holiday songs at the historic Plymouth Church Brooklyn. This choir is made up of New York based indie songstresses.  The music on the menu includes a mix of traditional Christmas carols and Bulgarian and Austrian carols.  Tickets will be $15 at the door and all proceeds go to ECPAT-USA, a non-profit whose mission is to end human trafficking and slavery at the source.

On the other side of the East River, The Rockwood Music Hall will present a nice double bill beginning at 8pm.  First up will be Jeff Litman playing a full band show.  Jeff plays rock and power pop, and his 2015 EP, Primetime, was one of Now I’ve Heard Everything’s Best Albums of 2015.  At 9pm, versatile singer-songwriter Sasha Dobson will grace the Rockwood stage.  I’m not sure what Sasha has in store for us tonight, but she can sing and play anything from jazz to rock to alt country.

Over in Williamsburg at 9:30, you’ll find Karla Rose and The Thorns at The Grand Victory.  Karla’s 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.

Finally, Julia Haltigan will be playing at The Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel on the western edge of Chelsea.  Julia and her full band be playing Julia’s original songs and will rock your socks off, beginning at 10:15pm.

Sirens of Brooklyn Choir with Joy Askew, Elizabeth Ziman, Lauren Balthrop, Kelli Scarr and many more, Plymouth Church Brooklyn, 75 Orange Street (2 or 3 Trains to Clark Street or A or C Trains to High Street), 7:30pm, $15

Jeff Litman (8pm), Sasha Dobson (9pm), The Rockwood Music Hall,196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), No Cover (but contributions for the musicians is highly recommended)

Karla Rose and The Thorns, The Grand Victory, 245 Grand Street between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street (L Train to Bedford Avenue or G Train to Metropolitan Avenue), 9:30pm, $10

Julia Haltigan, Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel, 532 West 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues (C or E Trains to 23rd Street or 1 Train to 28th Street), 10:15pm

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