Here’s all you need to know about Karen Kuhl: she’s a force of nature, both on the guitar and on vocals. She leads her band through original songs which blend blues, garage rock and mid 60s pop. Bracing is a word that comes to mind for a set from Karen and the band. They usually stick to playing close to home in Hoboken, so take tonight’s opportunity to see Karen in the East Village. Opening the show will be Matt Keating, a wonderful singer-songwriter. There’s a lot of good live music this week, but this is the show I’m probably anticipating most.
Karen Kuhl Band (Matt Keating opens), Hi-Fi Bar, 69 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), show 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musician is highly recommended)