Once upon a time, Sunday was a sleepy day musically. That hasn’t been the case in a while and it certainly isn’t true tonight. Here are three shows you can pick and choose from to fill your night with live music.
Up first is Aaron Lee Tasjan. Aaron’s a great songwriter and guitar player. He’s been on the road lately, not only playing with The Mastersons but also with such guitar greats as Chuck Prophet and Steve Wynn. If you’ve seen Aaron before, you know that he offers up Americana with a blend of keen insight, humor and word play. NPR has featured one of Aaron’s songs. Tonight’s show at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 will be opened by Brian Wright, will begin at 7pm.
You’ll find the next edition of The Radigan Roundup over in Park Slope, just three blocks from the F train. This show is run by Terry Radigan on Sundays at The 12th Street Bar and Grill. As usually, Terry will play a short set and is joined tonight by Scott Klass, Freedy Johnston, Arum Rae, and Emily Duff. At the Roundup, the music is usually stripped down and things are loose and spontaneous. Things will get going tonight at 7:45pm.
On the last Sunday of the month, Tom Clark, who runs The Treehouse at 2A, turns the programming over to Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin. The result is the series called the Field of Stars (originally held at the late and lamented Banjo Jim’s). Tonight’s show there consists of four singer-songwriters: Ann Klein, Simon Chardiet, Drina Seay, and Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin (of course) sitting around singing.
Aaron Lee Tasjan, (Brian Wright opens), Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 7pm, $12
The Radigan Roundup with Terry Radigan, Scott Klass, Freedy Johnston, Arum Rae, and Emily Duff, 12th Street Bar and Grill, 1123 8th Avenue – enter on 12th Street, Park Slope (F or G Trains to 7th Avenue, use the 8th Avenue exit), 7:45pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)
Ann Klein, Simon Chardiet, Drina Seay, and Monica “Li’l Mo” Passin, Treehouse at 2A, 25 Avenue A at 2nd Street (F Train to Delancey Street or 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit or J or M Trains to Essex Street), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged)