Ken’s Pick: In One Wind at Rockwood Music Hall

In One Wind

In One Wind creates pop/jazz songs that sound country, and indie rock songs that sound like cinematic scores.”

I wrote that back in August, and it’s STILL true. They have a truly unique sound in an ocean of “unique sounds.” In One Wind is a fighting vessel out of Brooklyn, agile and swift, but also strong with just a bit of danger.

A regular crew of six, they’ve been known to increase their “hands on deck” by one, two or three, and firmly at the prow is the sea-beaten figurehead, Angelo Spagnulo. I call Angelo the figurehead rather than the captain of the ship, because he is less a manager who pushes and pulls at a wheel to direct things and more like a face in the spray, cutting through the waves in whatever direction they happen to be headed in.

Weekend Music Picks

Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side for this weekend:

In One Wind

IN ONE WIND – Fri, Aug 12 | 11PM at Rockwood Music Hall

The Brooklyn sextet In One Wind creates pop/jazz songs that sound country, and indie rock songs that sound like cinematic scores. With melodic storytelling at the core of In One Wind’s sound, founder/songwriter Angelo Spagnolo submits his compositions in raw from and lets the band, as a collective, shape it into the finished product. The result is a thoughtful mix of musical talent and heartfelt sincerity. FREE// 196 Allen St.

Weekend Arts & Entertainment

There’s plenty to do this weekend before your Oscar party/hopefully-historical-night-for-women-directors-celebration on Sunday:

Musician and vocalist Sydney Wayser will play at Abrons Underground on Saturday photo by Emily Berl

Abrons Arts Center will host the premiere of Wallie Wolfgruber‘s  Sacred Things, tonight and tomorrow, at 8pm.  An evening of dance augmented by an Earth Installation by the choreographer and a photography exhibit by Lisa Gillette and Wolfgruber.

Downstairs at Abrons Underground, French-American musician and vocalist Sydney Wayser will perform on Saturday at 8pm, along with the Brooklyn band In One Wind.