Living Room Closes at End of This Month

The hits keep coming for Ludlow Street. Here’s this evening’s email blast from the Living Room.

Sandy Relief: Yes, You Can Still Do Something Useful

For our neighbors in Queens, Staten Island and other areas, life is still far from normal.

With this morning’s good news about the situation at Knickerbocker Village finally improving, the Lower East Side is mostly recovered from Hurricane Sandy. But more than two weeks after the storm roared ashore in New York Harbor, there are still many New Yorkers in desperate need of help of all kinds. Below are a few options of ways to help in the next week or two. Check out the NYC Sandy Needs website for a more detailed, constantly updated list of volunteer and donation opportunities.

Weekend Music Picks

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

Fang Island

FANG ISLAND – Fri., Mar 11 | 8PM at the Bowery Ballroom

“Everyone high-fiving everyone.” That’s how Brooklyn rockers Fang Island describe their music. Offering up heavy, melodic tunes like “Treeton,” laced with happy synth parts and beach boy harmonies, and “Daisy” with its effects-rich dueling guitars, they definitely inspire the urge to turn to your neighbor and slap hands, up high AND down low. $13: Advance $15: Day of Show// 6 Delancey St.

LES Music Tonight

Jim Campilongo - photo by Arthi Krishnaswami

If you aren’t going to the sold out shows at Mercury Lounge (Washed Out) or Bowery Ballroom (Company of Thieves) tonight, here are some other musical events that look like fun:

Guitarist Jim Campilongo is playing with his trio at the Living Room this month on Monday nights. Watch video of a recent performance here.

The 88 is playing at Pianos tonight at 10pm.

The Small Beast music salon curated by Paul Wallfisch is happening at The Delancey.

LES Music Tonight

We hear Living Days will be playing a FREE show tonight at White Slab Palace (you know, the place with the really tall stools and the falling caribou…) Also in the roundup:

Wolf In A Spacesuit - at Pianos tonight

Starting at 8pm - Joyous Noise, Ritz Riot, Eros and Cham Cham are at Fontana’s.

It’s Hi-Scores Recording Library Label Launch ($8) at Pianos with - Steel Phantoms, Dinosaur Bones Band [watch the impressive found footage video on myspace after the jump], and Wolf in a Spacesuit.
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An all ages show with The Uglysuit ($5 at the door) starts the night off at the Living Room at 5:30pm followed by – Vicky Emerson, Mother Banjo, Libby Johnson , Milton and The Uglysuit (again at 10p).

Rocky Votolato, Golden Bloom, Peasant, Thieving Irons are at Mercury Lounge.