Weekend Music Picks

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

Ethan Lipton

ETHAN LIPTON – Friday, Jan. 7 | 9PM at Rockwood Music Hall

Musically, Ethan Lipton is all over the place. One second he’s honky-tonkin’ through a tune about aged people’s loss of hearing, and the next he’s singing a soft Brazilian samba about a woman’s need for a man to serve all her utilitarian desires. Lipton might swing from genre to genre, but it really, really works. Especially when it’s anchored by his cool wit and dynamic supporting band. FREE // 196 Allen St.