Holiday Weekend Music Picks
Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side for this holiday weekend:
CHRISTINE HOBERG – Thurs Dec. 22 | 9pm at Rockwood Music Hall
Christine Hoberg grew up in a radio station. Well, practically — her parents owned one, and as a result, she grew up with a wealth of sounds and songs at her finger-tips. That unique environment provided a truly diverse array of influences that helped her form her own style later in life. Half songwriter, half sound artist, Hoberg’s music hovers around Bjork at its most experimental and Feist at its most melodic. FREE//196 Allen St.
JESSICA STILES – Fri Dec. 23 | 8pm at The Living Room
Many times it’s mentioned how a band will come from the west coast, or the mid-west, to ultimately settle in New York, but Jessica Stiles has done the opposite; she left New York to adopt Tennessee as her home. Her old school touch and her new southern surroundings make for a winning combination. Stiles provides our ears with sweet swinging sounds of Loretta Lynn-era Nashville country songs, and does so with authority and authenticity. FREE//154 Ludlow St.
JEWMONGOUS + A NIGHT OF DIRTY SONGS– Sat Dec. 24 | 10pm at Joe’s Pub
Eggnog and caroling not your thang? This Christmas Eve, Joe’s Pub is hosting a night of comedy/musical performances to enjoy instead. Sean Altman, former founder of Rockapella (i.e., – of “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?” TV fame), presents “Jewmongous,” a comedy song concert steeped in Jewish Hipsterdom. Altman will be followed by Jessica Delfino, a folk/comedienne/YouTube sensation (and a Lower East Sider) who will offer up catchy, dirty tunes — in case you were wondering, yes, vaginas will be mentioned. $15-$20//425 Lafayette St.
Splitting his time between performing and producing, contributor Ken Beasley primarily plays with his own roots/rock band, Ken Beasley & Co., as well as the power punk outfit, Missy Sport, while also curating the Underground at the Abrons music series on the Lower East Side.