Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side for this weekend:
JULIA HALTIGAN – Fri, Oct. 28 | 9PM at Rockwood Music Hall
Julia Haltigan has a sharply delivered, full bodied sound not all that dissimilar to other female retro-rockers like Amy Winehouse and Duffy, although Haltigan’s comes across a bit more voodoo vixen, than hotrods & high-waters. Nestled somewhere in the middle of Wanda Jackson and early Roy Orbison, Haltigan’s material gets lifted up by the shoulders of a stellar backing band and her own top-notch sepia-soaked voice. FREE//196 Allen St.
LOW CUT CONNIE – Sat Oct. 29 І 9pm at The Living Room
New Jersey meets Birmingham, England. That was the start of it, and then Clearview, Fl and Memphis TN got thrown in the mix. When the dust settled, what was left was the barn shaking foursome known as Low Cut Connie. Armed with guitars, piano, drums, and a bandolier of swamp-juice rock songs, the quartet laid down a whirlwind recording over 4 days, called it “Get Out The Lotion,” and haven’t looked back. Now, Low Cut Connie bring their motor oil & moonshine sound to NYC for a killer set at the Living Room. FREE//154 Ludlow St.
TALKDEMONIC – Sun, Oct 30 | 9PM at The Bowery Ballroom
The duo known as Talkdemonic have been on the Portland, OR scene for roughly seven years. In that time have produced sweeping, electro-sonic works hand in hand with their thumping live shows. Keyboard specialist Kevin O’Connor and his partner, violist Lisa Molinaro, combine a myriad of effects with inventive playing techniques to present their original sound-scape compositions to hungry audiences. $15 Advance/ $17 Day Of //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