Every so often for the past few years, Charlene McPherson and Mo Goldner step out of their amazing hard rocking band, Spanking Charlene, and play a low key acoustic set. They call themselves The Sad Bastards of Brooklyn. An SBB show is not just any set of music, but a set of some of the saddest songs that Charlene and Mo know.
Under the watchful eye of producer Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, Charlene and Mo have recorded songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Jackson Brown, Johnny Thunders and Alex Chilton, and even an original. Two albums have resulted from that collaboration, Sad Bastards of Brooklyn Volume 1, which was one of Now I’ve Heard Everything’s Best Albums of 2014, and the follow up, Sad Bastards of Brooklyn, Volume 2. Now I’m hearing that a few more songs are in the can. That should be enough reason to be at The Sidewalk Cafe.
Sad Bastards of Brooklyn, Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A at 6th Street (Any Train to 14th Street, L Train to 1st Avenue, F Train to Delancey Street or J or M Trains to Essex Street, then transfer to M14A Bus to 6th Street) 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is highly recommended)