Here are three widely divergent shows for your consideration. Starting at an early 6:30pm, The Daddy Tapes Benefit, the 30th Annual Birthday Tribute to the late George L. Popp for The American Heart Association will take over the main stage at The Bowery Electric. Joining Bill Popp and The Tapes this year will be a wide variety of NYC based musicians: Anne Husick, Lenny Kaye, Ricky Byrd,The Left Banke, Dive Bar Romeos, The Cynz, Alan Merrill. And like the title of the event says, it’s all for a good cause.
A bit south and east on the Lower East Side, Charlene Kaye will play the Showroom at Pianos. Charlene has been singing with San Fermin for a while, which has put her solo career on hold. Tonight she will play a show under her own name. In the past she has shown pop-based sensibilities and guitar-shredding skills. I’m not sure what Charlene has in store for us tonight, but it should be musically interesting and diverse.
And over in Williamsburg North of Amarillo, a band with Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Kelli Scarr on lead vocals, will play Skinny Dennis, their usual residency night there, starting at 9pm. Inspired by the music of Emmylou Harris, North of Amarillo pays tribute to her classic songs and arrangements along with a mix of originals and other country favorites.
The 30th Annual Birthday Tribute to the late George L. Popp Benefit for The American Heart Association, 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), 6:30pm, $12
Charlene Kaye, Pianos (Showroom), 154 Ludlow Street between Stanton and Rivington Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit, F Train to Delancey Street or J Train to Essex Street), 8pm, $10
North of Amarillo, Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Avenue at Berry Street (G to Metropolitan Avenue, L to Bedford Avenue or Lorimer Street), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended), 9pm