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The Drones, Catfish Haven, Favourite Sons, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Southpaw $10

I spent too much time talking up the Drones the day before yesterday. Read ThursdayÕs recommendation ( you need to know why. TheyÕre playing with locals Favourite Sons, and two Missouri bands, Catfish Haven and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.



Dr Israel & Dreadtone International, No Surrender, Hand-Fed Babies, Caution Curves  Cake Shop:

The folks at ROIR just re-released IsraelÕs long gone classic Inna City Pressure along with his new one, Dreadtone International: Patterns of War on ROIR. Israel takes the dub seriously  knowing good and well its inclusive possibilities. And you donÕt know dub until youÕve heard it applied to Black Sabbath.



Olive, Okkyung, Ikue and Billy Tonic 10PM $15:

This all-star grouping of improvisers includes former DNA drummer/electronic musician/composer Ikue Mori, Medeski Martin and Wood drummer Billy Martin, DJ Olive, and virtuosic vocalist Okkyung Lee.


Dr. John - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill - $30-$35: In addition to the creation of what may well be the best long-playing record ever cut (if you donÕt know, ya just gotta figure it out for yourself), the night-tripper has gone on to do everything from the funk to the standards  all with his undeniable stamps of distinction  that voice, those fingers, and all that personality. One of a kind.


Jimmy Scott  Iridium $30/$35: If it was valentines weekend and I wanted to get all dressed up with my sweetheart, I couldnÕt think of a better place to be than listening to Jimmy Scott  pure class. Catch 'em while you can.


Richard Buckner w/ Doug Gillard, Romania - Northsix $10/$12:

Around way before most of the new folk crop, BucknerÕs been recording his deep sparse songs for over a decade now.  His new oneÕs on Merge. He appears tonight with Guided by Voices lead guitarist Doug Gillard.


Punk Rock/Comic Book All Ages Show: The Blackout Shoppers, World War IX, The Yams, Dave the Spazz, and over a dozen NYC comic book artists  Bowery Poetry Club 6PM $7:

Comic artists selling their wares and punk bands  including the Yams featuring WFMU/Union Pool DJ Dave the Spazz  who will also spin.  How can you go wrong.


Barry Harris Trio - Village Vanguard$30-$35:

One of the last great living bop pianists, Barry Harris, primarily a solo artist, also played with everyone from Cannonball Adderly to Coleman Hawkins to Dexter Gordon. I hear he can still go man go too.


Edie Sedgwick, Soft Complex - Knitting Factory Tap Bar 7:30 $8

Edie Sedgwick is not the dead heiress but her Ōtransgendered reincarnationĶ in the form of El GuapoÕs Justin Moyer. Edie performs self-pinned electro-pop hits about celebrities. Soft Complex are yet another indie pop band with an Eighties twist and a British accent.


Beat Circus  BAM Caf„:

Despite their horrible name, BostonÕs Beat Circus are a notch above your average retro-carny band  theyÕre more musically accomplished, their scope is wider, and theyÕre more original.



Boss Tweed, Mr Action and the Boss Guitars - Magnetic Field:

Boss Tweed play a fine stripped down mix of the rootsy and the loungy  with feeling.



Deadboy & The Elephantmen, The Comas, Apollo Sunshine, Sound Team - Mercury Lounge $10:

Dax Riggs of southern metal cult heroes Acid Bath has recently resurfaced as Deadboy and the Elephantmen. While this type of rock wouldnÕt typically make this list, the factor tipping the balance is the uncommon Neil Diamond/Danzig sincerity of RiggsÕ voice. The Comas deliver above average indie rock as do the more textured and eclectic Apollo Sunshine. A great show for pop




Electric Six, She Wants Revenge, Rock Kills Kid  Bowery Ballroom $15/$17: Electric Six play pedestrian party rock thatÕs intended to be funny.  Apparently some people still get the joke.

She Wants Revenge is sort of like Peter Murphy solo meets mid-period Joy Division  again with the heavy fake British accents. Rock Kills Kid are yet another band that makes me wonder why IÕm even writing about this show or why people I know even bother with this shite.



Louie Belogenis, Shanir Blumenkranz & Kenny Wollesen  Tonic 8PM $10 + 1 drink minimum.  Tenor man Louie Belgenis blows from a free sixties  perspective.  Blumenkranz is the bassist for a bunch of Tzadik band. And Wolleson has drummed with absolutely everyone from Tom Waits to God is My Co-Pilot to Bill Frisell.


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