Weekend Music Picks

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

Alex and Janel

ALEX AND JANEL – Fri, Nov. 4 | 11PM at Rockwood Music Hall

NYC has spawned countless musical teams and collaborations through the generations, which as an artist, is one of the benefits of living here. You never know with whom you’ll cross paths and share a profound musical connection. Broadway veteran Alex Brumel and accomplished jazz singer Janel Elizabeth are two who have experienced this very thing. After getting together to play some songs for fun, they both felt that they had sparked something great, and have never looked back. As Alex and Janel, they perform and record tunes laced with easy-breezy melodies, tight vocal harmonies and unexpected chord structures.   FREE//196 Allen St. 

This Week’s Music Picks

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

Kaiku

KAIKU – Fat Baby – Tonight

New York based Jaana Kantola and Paula Jaakkola, of the Finnish/America duo Kaiku, are releasing their second recording, Usva, which means “mist” in Finnish. Like a mist, their perfectly paired, jazzy harmonies float over and under and all around, carrying lyrics softly sung in Spanish, English, Finnish, and French. Catch them at Fat Baby for a cocktail-sipping, close-your-eyes kind of listening experience.

Fat Baby (112 Rivington, between Essex & Ludlow) | 8pm | FREE