Weekend Music Picks

Katy Gunn

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

Katy Gunn

KATY GUNN –  Fri. Apr 8 | 9PM at The Living Room

Brooklyn singer/songwriter Katy Gunn plays the Living Room this Friday, behind the release of her self-titled debut CD. An energetic offering of jazz/pop fusion, Gunn sings tunes reminiscent of Adele or Fiona Apple – adding bouncy string arrangements and danceable beats to her uniquely soulful vocals . FREE//154 Ludlow St.

SNOW BLINK Sat, Apr 9 | 9PM at the Mercury Lounge


Daniela Gesundheit and Dan Goldman make up the Toronto duo Snowblink. They just recently put out their debut LP, Long Live, in February of 2011, and are now making the rounds, spreading the word far and wide. Simultaneously spare and lush, their songs of bees, trees and love are sweetly put together with guitars, percussion and dynamic gal/guy harmonies.  $10 Advance, $12 Door//217 E. Houston St.

SEBADOH – Sun, Apr 10 | 8PM at the Bowery Ballroom


Lo-Fi trailblazers Sebadoh reunite for a couple rare stage shows at the Bowery Ballroom this weekend. Having put out 9 albums since being formed in ’86 by Eric Gaffney and Lou Barlow, and adding Jason Lowenstein 3 years later, Sebadoh step out to support the reissues of Bakesale (1994) & Harmacy (1996). The Massachusetts band was a pioneering force in the lo-fidelity recording movement, and has seen several staffing changes since their peak. This set of shows has Bob D-Amico of the Fiery Furnaces filling in for Gaffney. $20// 6 Delancey St.

Splitting his time between performing and producing, contributor Ken Beasleyprimarily 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.