Weekend Music Picks

Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side for this weekend:

Buck 65

BUCK 65 – Fri, July 22 | 8pm at the Bowery Ballroom

They do have Hip-Hop in Canada. But even by Canadian standards, this is different. Buck 65 is a producer/songwriter/emcee hailing from Nova Scotia, and specializing in Alternative/Experimental Hip-Hop. How is it Alternative or Experimental? Well, for starters, it’s not overly heavy on the bass, and the beats are fairly minimal. Buck 65 also mixes folk, blues, and North American Roots sounds in his compositions. The final product boasts memorable hooks, and is ultimately a solidly pleasant listening experience that gets your head bopping before you even realize it.  $15 //Delancey Street