Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side for this weekend:
TEDDY GOLDSTEIN – Fri Nov. 18 | 9pm at the Living Room
Teddy Goldstein is one those songwriters whose satirical musical work dovetails effortlessly with the razor sharp observational qualities of his off-stage personality. But there is an additional layer in Goldstein, and those who journey beyond the natural witticisms and easygoing voice, will find a sincere and perceptive lyricist. FREE//154 Ludlow St.
MIKE DOUGHTY & HIS BAND FANTASTIC – Sat, Nov. 19 | 9PM at the Bowery Ballroom
With a recent new album “Yes, and also Yes,” and a soon to be released autobiography, “The Book of Drugs,” indie-rock veteran Mike Doughty has been busy — and he seems to be collecting a wealth of new stories to pile on top of all the inspiring older ones. How many people get to co-write a Christmas duet with Rosanne Cash, while getting rejected for the soundtrack of Twighlight all in the same career, let alone the same decade? $22//6 Delancey St.
CARSIE BLANTON – Sun, Nov. 20 | 9PM at Rockwood Music Hall
Affixed to a great name, beneath a fantastic head of hair, is the lovely sprite of a songwriter, Carsie Blanton. A sugary snack to the ears, Blanton’s vocals create introspective scenes of a young, urban artist one moment, and the hearty abandon of good old, ragtime jazz the next. 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.