Tonight is another night of choices, with three recommended shows timed so that you can only see one of them. First up at 7pm at Joe’s Pub is the straight ahead, New York City centric rock of Willie Nile and his band. At 8pm, you can check out Jim Boggia playing his songs (and possibly covering any song written since 1964) during his first Friday of the month slot at The Rockwood Music Hall. But if you want to see a nine piece soul/rock/funk/reggae band, then The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn is where you want to be, so you can catch Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds at 9pm.
Jim Boggia, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the band is strongly encouraged)
Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, CBGB Festival, Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue (Brooklyn) between Havemeyer and N. 4th Streets (G Train to Metropolitan Avenue or L Train to Lorimer Street), doors 7pm /show 7:30pm, Sister Sparrow will appear at 9pm, $15