Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side this weekend:
SUPERBRAVO – Friday, August 6 at 8pm
Not to be confused with the oddly authentic bluegrass band Superbravo from Norway, this SuperBravo from Paris is a sensitive singer-songwriter, with a charmingly innocent delivery of her honest, uncomplicated songs. (Check out an example of that delivery here.) //FREE // Pianos – 158 Ludlow St.
LOVE IN STOCKHOLM – Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 11:30pm
Pop-funk boys Love In Stockholm are from Boston, not Sweden. Think “Stockholm Syndrome.” This Saturday, they bring their harder-edged brand of soul, and a stage full of horns, to the Parkside Lounge. // FREE // Parkside Lounge – 317 E. Houston St.
CRYSTAL MONEE HALL – Sunday, August 8 at 9:30pm
Crystal Monee Hall’s voice can seemingly fit in to any genre out there, but she’s clearly most at home singing her soulful, groove-based, numbers. Velvety smooth, Crystal embraces her southern roots with songs ranging from classically jazz to downright swampy. // $10 // Rockwood Music Hall (2nd STAGE) -196 Allen 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.