Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side for this weekend:
BLIP BLIP BLEEP – Fri, May 6 | 10:30PM at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2)
Brooklyn’s Blip Blip Bleep have been sharing their party-perfect electro-pop with us since 2008. Heavy on the hooks, BBB put their double synth sound on an LP called “Like Track Stars,” released last year. Since then, their profile has definitely had a boost, and their tracks have been used on some TV shows, including Castle and NYC Prep. FREE// 196 Allen St.
AMY REGAN – Sat. May 7 | 8PM at The Living Room
Amy Regan has a big voice, and uses it to neatly bounce over the melodies of her urban-folk compositions. Born and raised in New Jersey, Regan now calls this side of the Hudson home, and she’s been busy building some recognition. An art director associated with Hertz heard her perform recently at a Lower East Side venue, and instantly decided to create a commercial revolving around her and her music. How’s THAT for making an impact? FREE // 154 Ludlow St.
MOVITS! – Fri, Apr 29 | 8PM at the Bowery Ballroom
With their trademark cool, hepcat vibe, and a new record under their arm, Sweden’s Movits! return to NYC and the Bowery Ballroom. A trio made up Johan “Jivin'” Rensfeldt (vocals), his brother Anders Rensfeldt (multi-instrumentalist and DJ) and saxophonist Joakim Nilsson, Movits! mixes 30’s Big Band with Hip Hop, creating a wholly new sound, and making dance halls bump & shake in the process. They play in support of their new album Ut Ur Min Skalle (Out of my Head). $14 // 6 Delancey 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.