Now that you all are hopefully recovered from a packed weekend of amazing shows — including Friday’s awesome grass clippings winter warm up and Southpaw’s four-night Americana Pie 2 festival — it’s time … to do it all again.
There may not be as much on the docket this week, but a definite must on your calendar should be one or both nights of Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion’s tribute to Johnny Cash, marking what would have been the icon’s 80th birthday. Battles and his band are bringing the show to both The Bell House and Littlefield.
And until then, if you need something to make your week pass a little faster Sarah Jaffe — who will be opening up for The New Multitudes in their March tour — will play a set at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday. Check out the below music video for Jaffe’s ‘The Way Sound Leaves a Room.’
Yellowbirddd’s a band definitely worth a listen, and they’ll take the stage at Union Hall the following night. Go warm your feet by the fire before heading down to the show, or check out one of the other bands makin’ the rounds in the city this week.
Monday, February 20
Thieving Irons, The Famous Winters — The Rock Shop, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, February 21
The Cabin Down Below Band Presents: Stones Fest 2012 – With Norah Jones, Adam Green, Jesse Malin, Nicole Atkins, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis, Jessie Baylin, The Sheepdogs, Jon Herington (of Steely Dan), The Tangiers Blues Band, Sammy James Jr., Tad Kubler (of the Hold Steady), Justin Long, and many, many, many more — 8 pm, Webster Hall
Wednesday, February 22
Sarah Jaffe, Echosuite — Mercury Lounge, 7:30 p.m.
Marketa Irglova — Joe’s Pub, 7 p.m.
Thursday, February 23
Regina Spektor — Rose Theater, 8 p.m.
Laura Cantrell – Hill Country, 9 p.m.
Yellowbirdd, The Field Effect, Chris Lorraine — Union Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 24
Sharon Van Etten, Shearwater — Music Hall of Williamsburg, 8 p.m.
Alex Battles and The Whisky Rebellion (The Johnny Cash 80th Birthday Bash) — The Bell House, 8 p.m.
Elysian Fields, Hannah Cohen — 8 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge
Dead Fingers, Leland Sundries, Lou-is — 8 p.m., Union Hall
Saturday, February 25
Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion (The Johnny Cash 80th Birthday Bash – “Live At Folsom Prison”) — 8:30 p.m. at Littlefield
Micah P. Hinson (Supporting The Twilight Sad and Forest Fire) — Music Hall of WIlliamsburg, 9 p.m.