There are two wonderful shows at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 tonight. It promises to be one heckuva night for music if you are able to catch both of them.
Up first at 8:45pm is Jim Keller, who as usual is playing with his band, with some additional friends dropping by. Here’s the low down. Back in the early 80s, Jim wrote the still ubiquitous 867-5309/Jenny and was part of the band that recorded it, Tommy Tutone. That band broke up shortly after that and Jim kept working as musician. After a few years, he put his guitar away and ended up working for the music company of composer Philip Glass, licensing Glass’s music. Some years ago, Jim dug his guitar out of the back of the closet and started writing and performing again. Jim has released three wonderful rock and blues filled albums over the past five years including his latest, Heaven Can Wait.
Once Jim is finished, stick around. Because at 11:30pm, it the May edition of The After Party (the above photo was taken at a previous installment of the show). The After Party is the latest in a line of shows at The Rockwood in which a large number of musicians who are part of The Rockwood community get together and cover songs. At The After Party, each show is dedicated to songs belonging to a given year (and rumor has it that tonight’s year is one of the best ever). Yes, it’s going to be a late night. But if the time works for you, The After Party will be fun and surprising.
The Jim Keller Band and Jim Keller’s Revolving Door, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8:45pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
The After Party, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 11:30pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)