Okay, guys. This is important. If you don’t know Samantha Crain, you need to do the following: take that all-important, weekly Wednesday Trivia/Bingo/Knitting Circle/Bro Hang/Downton Abby Marathon night and throw it out the window. Chuck it. Real hard, like. Then, get yourself to Union Hall. Crain, who’s toured with the likes of the lovable Frontier Ruckus, will play this time with Minnesota-native Ben Weaver, who’s a great artist in his own rite. Check out a video of Crain’s ‘Santa Fe’ below:
Now that we got that out of the way, a couple other shows to note. Less folky in their present musical state than in that of a few years ago, duo Kaiser Cartel returns to play Rockwood Music Hall this Thursday before opening a handful of U.S. shows for The Jayhawks. If you haven’t seen this couple live (and no, they’re not a couple-couple … but don’t we all wish they were? Just me?), they’re definitely worth a listen.
Another Brooklyn band, Hospitality, will be hosting an album release party at Williamsburg’s Glasslands this week. If the cold’s drying out your soul and you want music that will make you feel warm and cozy inside, lend this band an ear.
Saturday, February 4
Jenny Owen Youngs – 8 p.m. at The Rock Shop