Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side for this weekend:
FOSTER MCGINTY – Fri, Apr 22 І 7:30PM at the Mercury Lounge
Combining squirmy stage antics with tight pants and Mad-Hatter chapeau Foster McGinty is a frontman through & through. Though beneath his pencil moustache, McGinty is a prolific writer, turning out song after song in a psychedelic 1970’s sex-rock style. A skilled riff-slinger, McGinty hits the Mercury stage on Friday to release his new recording “Chateau Fiasco“. $10//217 E. Houston St.
JOWE HEAD – Fri. Apr 23 І 9PM at Cake Shop
Alternative song-poet Jowe Head has been on the scene in England since the early 80s, and his influence with bands like Swell Maps and Television Personalities has been reaching across the pond for years. Jowe sing-talks through his quirky tunes in a low, growly British accent, and fills out the arrangements with the unexpected sounds of autoharps, animal howls, and glockenspiel. $8//152 Ludlow St.
LULUC– Sun, Apr 24 І 7PM at Rockwood Music Hall
Recent Brooklynites by way of Melbourne Australia, Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett (Luluc) sing gorgeous minimalist songs about love lost. Touching on specific details that one becomes fixated on, like an old suitcase left behind by a former love, and all that was once packed inside, Luluc paints pictures of longing with melancholy melodies and sweet, bell-clear vocals. FREE// 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.