This Week’s Music Picks

Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side this week.

La Strada - Photo: Jennifer McManus

LA STRADA – Friday, July 16 at 9pm

La Strada” means “the road” in Italian, and with songs like “Go Forward,” “The Traveler,” and “Where You Want To Go,” it’s clearly an apt appellation for this Brooklyn 5-piece. They’ve also been on the road quite a bit, building a loyal following across the country with a fizzy concoction of accordion, strings, and horns, that blend crisscrossing harmonies and pop melodies.