Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side this weekend:
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.
BALTHROP ALABAMA – Sat., Mar 12 | 11PM at the Living Room
The little town of Balthrop Alabama returns. The imaginary musical town, sprung from the minds of brother, Pascal Balthrop, and sister, Lauren Balthrop, will take to the stage of the Livingroom this Saturday for a meaty 2-hr set. Populated by 11 fun & talented musicians, Balthrop Alabama brings forth an array of southern flavored songs intertwined with the themes of love and Brooklyn living. FREE//154 Ludlow St.
MUJERES – Sun., Mar 13 | 9PM at Pianos
Mujeres (spanish for “women”) are a rock band with a hefty sound, hailing from Barcelona, Spain. They seamlessly sway between 1960’s garage rock and 1970’s underground. Their vocals are usually doubled screams, the guitar riffs are nice and dirty, and the drums are loud and solid. And that’s on their ‘low’ setting. They hit Pianos on Sunday, right before Rodeo Church and Pajama People. $8//158 Ludlow 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.