Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side for this weekend:
ANNA NALICK– Fri, May 13 | 9:15PM at Rockwood Music Hall (Stg 2)
New York singer/songwriter Anna Nalick is best known for her 2005/06 hit song “Breathe (2am),” the piano & strings pop-ballad which went on to be featured heavily in TV & film for several years. Following what was a promising yet never fully realized project with Sony, Nalick is now steering her own ship and putting the finishing touches one new album to be released later this year. FREE// 196 Allen St.
THE QUELLE SOURCE – Sat. May 14 | 8PM at Fontana’s
According to Origivation Magazine’s Readers Choice Award, The Quelle Source isn’t just a Philadelphia Indie Rock band, it’s Philadelphia’s BEST Indie Rock Band. Not satisfied to rely solely on high energy live shows, the Quelle Source write strong songs, mixing considered lyrics with the verve of 80s punk, the earnestness of 90s grunge, and the polish of today’s pop. $8//105 Eldridge St.
CHARLIE PORTER QUARTET – Sun, May 15 | 3PM at Abrons Arts Center
As part of Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series, Charlie Porter and his jazz quartet hit the Abrons Arts Center. Having spent years performing in concert halls across the globe, Porter blends the roots of traditional jazz with creative strokes inspired by the music of Asia, Europe and India. FREE//466 Grand St. (at Pitt)
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.